03 August 2015

Monday Tidbits for August 3: Prairie Dresses and Wily Birds

There's just one more detail about that wedding that needs discussing...

--I'm trying to figure out what's going on with the headband Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore to the Borromeo/Casiraghi wedding reception. It's like...decorative seasonal gourds, but miniature, and pink. (Shocker: She wore it with yet another Little House on the Valentino Prairie number.) [Kongebloggen]

--Turns out, Crown Princess Mary hasn't forgotten about my favorite of her summer boho looks! She wore her Free People maxi dress out for a casual outing during the family's Gråsten Palace break, as you can see in this gallery. [Her&Nu]

--This week in The Adventures of Chaz and Cams: C&C go to the Sandringham Flower Show and Chaz learns that Zephyr the Bald Eagle needs his personal space.
(Obviously this spawned #PrinceCharlesBeingAttackedByThings, because the internet will do what the internet will do.) A spokesperson said that "it's not the first encounter the Prince has had with Zephyr the eagle." Which is TRUE and HILARIOUS - these two also had an encounter in 2013. Maybe just steer clear next time, Chaz. This bird's got it out for you. [Buzzfeed, Telegraph, YouTube]

--Sotheby's is auctioning a slice of French royal history: 200 items from the Orléans dynasty (paintings, drawings, furniture, and mementos) that belonged to the late Count and Countess of Paris will go up for sale this September. [ArtDaily]

--In other collection news, the FIDM Museum in Los Angeles is trying to acquire the Helen Larsen Historic Fashion Collection, a remarkable collection that includes items worn by royal women from Britain, Denmark, and Russia. They need your help to preserve this in one piece for all to enjoy, so check out their fundraiser here. [FIDM]

--And finally, at the Jewel Vault, we're checking out some "new" footage of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's wedding day, plus newly released "quadruple" portraits of Her Maj, Camilla, and William. [Jewel Vault]

Coming up tomorrow: A day at the races.

Photo: via Getty Images