Monday, December 12, 2011

I wonder if Princess Mette-Marit of Norway reads my blog? :-))

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
THAT Pucci 'Dress' is going places, I tell ya!

There is NOTHING that gladdens a fashion journalist/blogger heart more than hitting the 'mark' at precisely the right time, to have your fingers right on the pulse of fashion trends is soooo challenging b'cos of all the beautiful dresses to choose from, ........... to say to yourself "This is the 'dress' I would buy & would be willing to starve 4 the next month as result of the purchase!
To believe that this is also the 'dress' that u think everybody else will love & become a HOT item amongst celebrities & the Jet-set is a huge responsibility.
Case in point,  just last week I blogged about the above Pucci dress with the hot-right-now PETER-PAN collar, Why? b'cos I really do love it & the designer  to the fashion house is a Norwegian (I'm sure by now u know I live in Norway).
  Pucci is one of the most prestigious Italian fashion houses aaaaaaaaand the very first designer 'anything' I received as a gift from my mother dearest!
So to see the Princess wear it to the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, just really made me smile.
Then I tilted my head and thought to myself, "I wonder if she saw this in my blog? Just a thought"
Princess Mette is intelligent, beautiful and above all possesses a quiet elegance that she seems to exude with ease.
This dress was a wonderful choice for her & also politically correct, even though it is an Italian design, the chief creator of the design house is Norwegian.
This dress has already been show cased on celebrities & pop stars such as Kyle Minogue & reality star Kris Kardashian! 
This is good, b'cos it shows that Princess Mette-Marit, is 'hip', she not stuffy at all, and is enjoying her youth & being a woman.
Finally what a FANTASTIC publicity stunt! This concert was shown live in over a 100 countries, she knew she was the bell of the ball and to give this kind of publicity to a designer is pure heaven!!!!
That's why these dresses are given away for free or next to nothing, b'cos the exposure alone, is worth millions of $ in the fashion house's pockets! trust me, I know these things, I lived in Hollywood for years!
Yes, yes, yes, Princess Mette-Marit is a STYLE ICON  
.....and she is to Norway in STYLE, what the late Princess Diana was to Great Britain.
HRH Princess Mette-Marit of Norway is Fabulous!
She's also a BIG fan of Valentino.

The Nobel Peace Prize of 2011
This years Nobel Peace Prize was in honor of three amazing women. I'm Smiling on so many different levels here, b'cos as a woman and an African, this award meant a lot to me.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the PRESIDENT of Liberia.

Tawakkol Karman from Yemen.

Leymah Gbowee also from Liberia.

All 3 women were awarded jointly, the Nobel Peace Prize 2011 for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work! WOW!