21 October 2015

Royal Trip of the Day: October 21

Hey! Where's the Chinese state banquet and a certain Cambridge in a tiara?! I'm glad you asked. Full coverage, including jewel identifications and discussion, is at the Jewel Vault, so click on over. State visit shenanigans continue today, so we'll probably touch on that here tomorrow (with some final thoughts on the banquet, I'm sure!).

Meanwhile, in other red dress news...
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arrived in Peru on Monday to start an official visit that will also take them to Colombia. They were received by the President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, and his wife, Nadine Heredia, and Victoria had an audience with the President.
The first lesson we have learned on this trip is that the Crown Princess is a big fan of the custom dress she ordered from Seraphine for the christening of Prince Nicolas. This is the same one, just in red. Stock up, why not? She paired it with floral print shoes, a repeated Malinda Damgaard hair ornament, and a small dragonfly brooch. It wasn't an entirely cohesive look, but you gotta give her some credit for bringing it hat+brooch style on her first day. That's a queenly way to kick off a trip. (Here's a gallery from day 1, including the evening event with a voluminous coat from Baum und Pferdgarden.)

Day 2 featured more red, this time a dress in a star print. Star prints are a little bit tricky, I think, in that it's hard not to look like you've been attacked by a group of flags with a grudge to bear.
But this one from ASOS maternity seems to manage it fairly well, no?
ASOS Maternity in the same print, though Victoria's is obviously a shorter length.