October 6, 2016

Charlene and Albert Lay the First Stone of School

Happy October to you all, dear readers! It is my favorite month of the year, and what with family birthdays and anniversaries, it is also my busiest. I find myself swimming in crepe paper, party hats, and birthday banners, all while combing undeniable amounts of cake frosting out of my hair (how did it get there, though?!). Combine that with pumpkin picking and Halloween costume-making, and your favorite Charlene blogger is running out of steam. I had to shoo my family out of the house this afternoon so that I could get a hot second to write about Charlene’s engagement a couple days ago, when the Princely couple laid the first stone for a new high school in Monaco. (Photos courtesy of Facebook.)


As you can see, the stone-laying is purely symbolic and ornamental, but it is a special occasion no less. The couple deposited a few coins inside the marble stone, which bore the colors of Monaco and the date, as well as a small scroll that detailed the event.


Being a Catholic nation, the stone was additionally blessed by Monseigneur Barsi. The school itself should be up and running by fall of 2019.

Onto the fashion!


Our princess looked amazing today, donning a bright blue Roland Mouret dress with matching shoes. She has worn Roland Mouret so many times this year, and I am delighted with each dress! I’m not sure whether or not the designer has Charlene in mind when sculpting these creations, but they suit her to perfection, highlighting her statuesque figure and giving her a clean, polished look. It seems that they have the edgy quality without going to the extreme of looking unfinished – difficult to capture, but perfect for Charlene’s fashion sense.


Can we also take a minute to discuss the re-cropped tresses and the jewelry?! I will start with her hair – it’s a pixie again, and I’m so in love with it! Somehow this haircut just jives with Charlene so well, and I’m glad to see her embracing that. I love it long, too, but she really pulls off the super-short hair with aplomb. (Also note that she has toddlers at home, so this might be a convenient haircut as well!) Now, to the jewelry. I wish so badly that we could have had a better look at these earrings, because hello. Those look like some gorgeous diamonds from where I’m sitting, though I could be completely off. It’s just not a good angle on these photos, and I can’t tell what I’m seeing here. All I know is that they must be dynamite. Let’s hope we see these in another engagement – with some better photos – soon!

September 20, 2016

Monte Carlo Polo Cup 2016

Two days ago, Prince Albert handed out the awards for the Monte Carlo Polo Cup 2016, with Princess Charlene by his side – looking stunning as ever, of course! I’ve got to say, while I can never have too much of the evening gowns and the dripping diamonds that we get at formal events, I still have a soft spot for the casual engagements that showcase Charlene’s simple, elegant style.  Let’s face it, everyone – or almost everyone, I guess – can look classy in formalwear, but not everyone can look classy around horses. (Photos courtesy of Facebook.)


Charlene wore this black, soft-bateau neck pullover in conjunction with white skinny trousers (or they might be jeans, but I can’t tell from here) and comfy brown boots. The combination of brown with black doesn’t usually result in a successful verdict from me, but in this particular case, it does. I love the flow of the outfit, the casual style, and each element is lovely by itself. I’m surprised that they work well together here, but for me, this was a win.


This photo gives us a view of the back of the pullover, which is very surprising to me. I wasn’t expecting an accented back, but there it is. You also get a closer detailing on the pullover itself here, which seems to be a knit with detailing on the seams. Subtle and lovely. (This photo also gives us a clear look at the back of her hair, which seems to be perfectly trimmed – I like how she is styling her hair now that the pixie has grown out.)


She also accessorized with sunnies (shown in the first photo) and the above Louis Vuitton bag, which is hard not to love!


While this photo is way too close up, it does give us a good look at her makeup, which is natural and muted, and at the cross necklace that she wears so often. This necklace seems to be a signature piece of hers, though I don’t think I’ve seen such a close-up look at it before. Is anyone else surprised that she decided not to wear earrings, though? I would say this was the one flaw in an otherwise perfect appearance. A good set of earrings would have completed this look, and Lord knows Charlene has no shortage of good earrings.


All that cutesy hand-holding, too. I love this couple.


It really was a lovely appearance from the princess, and her wardrobe gave me a delightful reminder of how much I love cool-weather fashion. Fall is here, complete with boots and sweaters, and I can’t get enough. Bring it on!

September 13, 2016

Pique-Nique Monégasque 2016

This past weekend, the Princely couple attended the annual pique-nique Monégasque, and to the delight of the crowds, Prince Jacques was in attendance as well. He was super adorable, of course, though we were all left searching for Princess Gabriella. Unlike last year, when both twins attended the picnic, this year only one half attended, and I’m scratching my head to figure out why. My guess is that it must be something completely run-of-the-mill, like Gabriella must have a cold or something, or perhaps was just having an off day, but it’s always a little jarring to see one of these little tykes minus the other one. I guess that’s what happens with twins though, they’re always expected to be together for no real reason whatsoever. (If you’re a twin and have experienced this, let me know!)

Prince Jacques was probably the only thing that could possibly have taken all the attention away from his mother, and he really is starting to look like the most handsome little boy! I am super interested to see which boy ends up more handsome, Prince Jacques or Prince George. Right now they’re tied for cuteness!

Has anyone noticed Jacques’ adorable CURLS? They are getting long, and I love them! I have heard from mothers of boys and girls that it’s tougher for moms to cut their boys’ hair, and seeing this photo, I can understand why. Look how sweet! (Plus, anyone else notice how Charlene’s lipstick is the EXACT same shade as Jacques shirt?? Talk about coordination!)

Now…let’s talk fashion!

Charlene looked ultra-chic for the pique-nique in a structured Vilshenko floral-print dress. The cut is absolutely gorgeous and it fits her perfectly, but I can’t make up my mind whether I love or hate the print. She certainly makes it work: she coordinated with just the right makeup and subtle jewelry to let the dress take center stage, and it’s not overwhelming on her. It’s just…that print. Florals can be lovely, and I think I’m leaning toward liking this dress. It’s just that it reminds me very much of the Duchess of Cambridge’s recent McQueen:

Remember this one? Great from a distance, but when you get close up…

…oh dear. Like Jane said in her post, it’s like all the emojis fell out of her phone and landed on her dress. I think Charlene’s Vilshenko is much better, especially when you see these two side by side, but it still has the same quality that makes me pause.

Having sufficiently overthought all of this, I think I can come to the conclusion that I would call this a win. Especially with those shoes – yes! And once again sporting the Dior classic earrings-that-go-with-everything, the entire look comes together with great success. She was chic, elegant, poised, and still able to dote on her little boy like any mother would.

What do you all think of this dress? Yay or nay?

September 11, 2016

Princess Charlene Participates in World First Aid Day

I promised I’d be back soon, so here I am! After her stunning appearance at the nursing school graduation, Princess Charlene headed to Geneva, Switzerland, to participate in the launch of World First Aid Day 2016. As we all know, Charlene takes a firm stance on first aid awareness and its applications, so it was no surprise to see her front-and-center at the launch. She gave a speech at the press conference and taught children some life-saving techniques first-hand. (Photos courtesy of Facebook.)


Being a Goodwill Ambassador for the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies, Charlene’s speech was impassioned and direct, calling for children worldwide to be trained in first-aid. Her stance seems to stem from her well-founded belief that children are more than capable of saving lives – as long as they know the proper techniques and responses to various life-threatening situations.


Personally, I love Charlene for entrusting children with these sorts of skills. Children are so much more capable than we give them credit for, and while it is always a good rule to search for a qualified adult in perilous situations, children can be a valuable help to themselves or anyone in need, assuming they have learned the proper skills. Things like drown-proofing and CPR are basic techniques that children can learn with relative ease, and just knowing these tools can be life-saving in emergencies. At the launch, it was estimated that more than one million children are lost every year to treatable injuries. As a parent, that strikes me as horrifying. I could go on and on, but I’ll take a deep breath here and re-focus my energy…


…onto the engagement itself. Charlene was poised, as usual, and dressed to work. I appreciated the fact that she nixed the opportunity to get dressed up, and instead opted for navy trousers with a polo. Of course, the polo did give a shout-out to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and to the Red Cross, but why not? That was the whole point of the day.


She did give a little sense of her style with jewelry, though – those Dior earrings again! I love them so, and somehow they were just right with this outfit. I think Charlene has given these earrings some really great press: they can be dressed up or down and still make the entire look come together with smashing success. Perfection!


And I’m still lovin’ on her hair. Duh.

I will be back again (just watch, after all that waiting throughout August, you guys will be sick of me by the end of September!) with some more gorgeous updates from yet another outing. Stay tuned!

On a slightly more somber note…today is September 11th, and I would be remiss not to acknowledge it. For the lives lost, and those who were left behind in the wake of unspeakable sadness, we are thinking of you today with heavy hearts and sober minds. You are remembered.

September 9, 2016

She’s Baaaaack!

It has been a long time, folks. Actually, it hasn’t been *that* long, but it has been about a month since we’ve seen Princess Charlene out-and-about, which is agonizingly long to wait as a royal watcher. Top that off with the fact that I’m not too keen on summer to begin with – though if you talk to me in the middle of a winter storm, my tune might change on that one – so I was not a joyful person to be around during the royal dry-spell that was August. I tried to remind myself that much of Europe takes long, extended summer holidays that usually land in and around August, so that gave me a little more patience. Once September hit, though, I was ready for my refill of Charlene and her gorgeous clothes, jewelry, hair…everything. Luckily, Charlene did not disappoint, and she kicked off her return to engagements by handing out the diplomas for some lovely nursing school graduates. (Photos courtesy of Facebook.)


The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation had supported these graduates back in June, when they assisted in organizing a drowning-prevention awareness day, and Charlene thusly sponsored their graduation – in person, no less! A wonderful gesture, undoubtedly special for the graduates, and equally near and dear to Charlene, as we all know how important water safety awareness is to the princess.


As for Charlene’s appearance, she couldn’t have looked more lovely in what I believe to be another Roland Mouret dress. We know that Charlene has clearly favored the designer this year, but this time we got a pop of color to go along with it! I am so used to seeing Roland Mouret dresses in white, thanks to both Charlene and the Duchess of Cambridge, so seeing this bright red number was a delightful change of pace for me. Some have critiqued the shoulders on this as being strange, width-wise, but they’re not bothering me. Charlene is statuesque enough to pull it off, I think. I love the structure of it, and the unique, modern version of the cap-sleeve actually works here. And those heels? Yessssss.


Makeup was perfect, and her hair, guys…wow. It was so stunning! The pixie seems to have grown out a bit more, and her coloring is a bright blond that is absolute heaven with her end-of-summer tan. (Charlene’s skin is still quite fair, but you can tell she’s enjoyed some sun this past month.) I only wish we could have had a better look at her jewelry. It’s hard to see on here, but she’s wearing the most delicate silver necklace, which matches some very unique, equally delicate – but quite sparkly – earrings. I’m hoping we can get a repeat on these items in the future, so we can have a better look!

Another post coming very, very soon on Charlene’s second engagement since her return, where she took part in some very important first-aid lessons. All that and more coming soon! Until then, it’s good to see you all again and be BACK! Hooray!

July 27, 2016

The 68th Red Cross Gala

I have to apologize to you all, dear readers, since I have been such a (seemingly) bad blogger as of late! I was traveling to a new city with my very young child this past week, and as you can imagine, it was not all easy as pie. There were plenty of tantrums over various topics ranging from the sheer existence of McDonald’s restrooms (how dare they pile 10 different potties in one place!) to the audacity of grown-ups who engage in non-3-year-old conversation. Somehow, throughout all the mayhem, I couldn’t get myself to a computer. In a way it’s good: live technology free for a week and reconnect with the soul!; and on the other hand, it’s bad: no access to my favorite princess or my favorite readers. Anyway, I think I’m starting to ramble, so I’ll get to what you’ve been waiting for DAYS to see: Princess Charlene at the 68th Red Cross Gala. (Photos courtesy of Facebook.)


As per my expectation, Charlene looked like heaven in this sheer, floral Armani ball gown. Something about the lavenders and blues catches Charlene’s coloring, bringing her eyes to life and illuminating her skintone. It almost gives her a glow – I think perhaps the pink undertone in her skin is brought to life by this combination of colors.


In addition to the gorgeous colors, though, the floral motif of the bodice is completely divine. I saw someone had commented that she is one of the only people who could possibly pull this off, and I think I might agree. Mostly, I think, because the floral detail is so large, it would need to be someone with a lot of height and a beautiful, unobstructed neck. Check and check. A sweetheart neckline almost always brings attention to the face like this one does, though I do appreciate when designers try for more modern, edgy, interesting approaches to the tried-and-true neckline. My wedding dress had the “edgy” sweetheart, and I was in love with it. Behold:


That was just for fun, to share with you! Back to Charlene.


If I had to pick something to dislike about this dress, I guess it would be the waistline seam. You all know how much those bug me (you can even see how my wedding dress had it covered up!). But in this particular instance, it doesn’t really distract me that much, probably because there is so much more going on with the dress. The eye is pulled up, toward her face, not on small little waistline details. So I mention it, but I don’t dwell on it.


Hair, makeup, jewelry: all perfect. These are the same chandelier dazzlers that she wore a few weeks ago with the gorgeous plum gown, and I’m still in love. We get a better look at them here, for which I’m very grateful. I thought they were perfect with both gowns…I guess diamonds are funny like that.


The couple of the evening. Is anyone else thinking that Charlene might be growing out her pixie cut? I would venture to say that you can’t really call this a pixie anymore. The lift that she gets when she’s done up for a night on the town is absolutely enviable. Past experience says that we’ll probably have short hair on Charlene for a good long while, but how fun would it be to see her grow it out?

In slightly different news, Charlene was also named the godmother of the South African Red Cross Society:


She wore another Armani to that event (I believe), though a Maje dress to this poolside event, not nearly as wow-worthy. It was a basic, flowy, red, day-dress. This one didn’t strike my fancy as much – I think because of the length? Who knows. I know this length is very couture, and it looks great on the runway, but all I can say is that I don’t care for it in real life. The shoes, though, are my speed, and the color is dynamite on Charlene. I envy her ability to wear fire-engine red with such dignity and grace. (Not pictured are the bambini. She and Albert did bring their precious royal twins to this event, and they were the very definition of cuteness; however, I haven’t gotten a photo of that which I can legally use. If I do, I will definitely update right away!)

Thanks again for bearing with me, everyone! I’m home now, so my updates should be regular as per the usual. Hope you’re all enjoying your mid-summers as they last!

July 16, 2016

Extremes for Princess Charlene: Glamorous Ship Christening and Mourning for Nice

As a person who covers Princess Charlene’s whereabouts, I can tell you that this has been a rather turbulent week for her. It bounced from the glamorous to the mournful in the blink of an eye, quite unfortunately. In the middle of the week, Charlene was christening what has been called the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, the Seven Seas Explorer, in an opulent, glammed-out ceremony complete with a concert from Andrea Boccelli. Next, the Nice attacks occurred and Princess Charlene found herself in black, mourning at the cathedral for the victims and their families. Interestingly enough, the Seven Seas was planning on having excursions to Nice, which have now been cancelled due to the tragic events there.

I’ll start with the positive from the week: the christening of the cruise ship. (All photos courtesy of Facebook.)


Charlene was chosen to be godmother of this impressive ship. The most expensive suite on board, assuming a 10-night stay, would cost more than my family makes in one year.


Charlene certainly took the ship’s extravagance into account when she selected her attire for the evening, matching opulence with opulence. She chose a gorgeous, wide-shouldered, silvery-white gown, which appears to be in raw silk. She looked like the essence of moonlight, a veritable sea nymph rising from the waves. The gown absolutely glittered on the princess, and she paired it with pearl drop earrings, a stunning bracelet full of diamonds, and very voluminous hair. (How does she do this? The woman gets such awesome lift.) The dress is stunning, though in certain lights/angles it seems to cling a bit in the wrong places. But that happens to the best of us, right? She still rocked it.


It was an elegant, exciting event, celebrating the luxury of the ship and the glamour of the evening. A very special honor for the princess and for the ship, that they would each be associated with one another.


The champagne bottle shattered as planned, of course, and the Boccelli concert was extensive and well-received.

Unfortunately, the tables turned very quickly, when Nice underwent horrible attacks during Bastille Day celebrations. Being so close to Nice, the Monégasque people were undeniably shaken by the events, and turned to the Church for prayers and meditation.


Being a devout Catholic herself, Charlene was front-and-center to mourn along with the rest of Monaco (and the world) for the victims and their families.


To shift the conversation here to examine the sartorial aspects of this appearance, it looks as though Charlene is wearing a black version of the Dior dress she wore for the twins’ baptism. (That dress, though, had been altered for that specific occasion; my thought here is that this one is more in the original design.) It was simple, elegant, and understated. Perfect to honor the occasion and those in their prayers.


It’s really tragic to think that people are now at risk simply because they choose to celebrate and have wholesome fun, and that is exactly what happened in France this week. My sincerest prayers are being sent to those who were affected by this tragedy, along with all the other tragedies that seem to be occurring more and more frequently. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: may we all live long enough to see peace in this world. Love to you all.

July 2, 2016

Princess Charlene Stuns in Gorgeous Plum Gown + Happy 5th Anniversary to the Princely Couple!

Good evening to you all, and a special happy anniversary wish to Princess Charlene and Prince Albert! Today – well, yesterday and today – the Princely couple celebrates 5 years of marital bliss. And as a little treat, the couple was in Monte Carlo the other night for a gala in honor of the 10th anniversary of Prince Albert of Monaco Foundation. (Photos courtesy of Facebook and Getty.)


Charlene’s dress was absolutely, crazy gorgeous. I love when she wears a bateau neckline with large earrings, and luckily for me, she tends to do this on a frequent basis. The color of this gown is glorious with Charlene’s coloring. Something about jewel tones on her just knocks my socks off. I have always loved this color in particular on her: plum, aubergine, wine, whatever you want to call it. It’s delicious.


The simplicity of the gown itself really wins me over here – perhaps the princess got wind of my unenthusiastic reaction to her gold Ralph Lauren gown from a couple weeks ago? Who knows! All I can say is YES to the simple, quiet elegance of this chic gown. It draws attention to Charlene’s beauty instead of its own, sort of like the old adage of “she wears the dress, the dress doesn’t wear her.” You know.


If I had to nitpick, I’d probably swap out the belt for something a little more showy, and definitely change the shoes. I love open-toed shoes myself, but when I see royals pairing them with gowns, I cringe. (How’s that for a double standard?!) There is actually nothing wrong with the shoes, except for the fact that I would rather see something with a closed toe. Totally subjective, and neither here nor there.


Her makeup was flawless, and somewhat surprising, because Charlene doesn’t usually go for a glossy lip. But I LOVED it. And speaking of love…those earrings. Yet again, I am drooling over jewelry. I know some might dislike the inconsistency with matching a simple dress to super diamond-heavy chandelier earrings, but I personally love it. I think I love for that reason, in fact: the perfect balance of glitz.

And speaking of gorgeous, how can I let today pass without a few photos from this day 5 years ago?

The bride wore Armani. Twice, in fact.

And both times, she looked positively radiant. The groom looks radiant too, but I think it’s mostly her glow that is casting some of its light onto him. They were, and still are, a couple very much in love, and it’s a beautiful thing to remember and celebrate today.

Happy 5th Anniversary, you lovebirds!

(Now Charlene, we need to see a recycle of that wedding tiara from your reception. Maybe break it out sometime this fall? It would be so much appreciated, as I am in love with it. Thanks!)

June 16, 2016

Charlene Goes Glam in Gold at the Princely Palace

Alright friends, today I come to you with photos from the extremely glamorous cocktail reception that Charlene and Albert threw in honor of the 56th Monte Carlo TV Festival. The soiree was star-studded, of course, and Charlene was easily the most glamorous, beautiful person in attendance. Fit for being the hostess – and the resident princess! (Photos courtesy of Facebook.)

The entire fashion world seems to be swept off of its feet by this appearance, and rightly so: this gown is sparkly, whispy, and seems to illuminate the warm undertones of Charlene’s coloring. Studded, sparkly, spectacular.


However. For some reason, I am not exactly in love with this dress the way that everyone else is. Don’t get me wrong – as I said earlier, she is luminous – but this gown just doesn’t really do it for me.


I think it hits me the wrong way in several different areas, so I will explain myself as adequately as possible (and be nice if you disagree, which I’m sure you do!). First, the sparkles themselves seem just slightly too big for my preferences. Y’all know I love some sparkle, but this stretched over the boundary. I wouldn’t call it gaudy because it certainly isn’t cheap, but that crystal in the center. Wow, that’s big.


Second, the waistline struck me as a little odd. I love a dropped waistline, but I usually like to make sure I can’t see the seam that identifies that waistline. For instance, here, the seam sort of makes this look like it could be a shirt and skirt combo, but it’s obviously a dress. I think I would have loved the waistline on this if it had been covered with a crystal design (so many on there, why not more, right?).


Third, the skirt of this – while absolutely lovely in the whispy tulle, fairy-like quality – seems to be cut off a little to high. It’s very couture, so I can’t blame Charlene for going for it, but it still doesn’t jive with me in the right ways. I feel like if this were given just enough room to cover her feet, it would have been just my cup of tea.

But now, onto the good stuff: what I liked!!!


I loved Charlene’s earrings! No surprise there, I always like her earrings. Ha. But these were very different from what we usually see on her, and they sort of reminded me of Duchess Kate’s “Temple of Heaven” earrings, though much larger. Muuuuch larger. They accentuate Charlene’s gorgeous, long neck, and the beautiful bateau neckline of the gown. Gorgeous!


It was also beautiful to see how happy Charlene looked! I love moments like these, where you see a little more of her personality creep through all of the glitz and glamour.

And of course…


…the romance. These two, I mean! (Also! I love the backless nature of this dress and I think the detail work that goes around the edge here would have been PERFECT for the waistline detailing I mentioned above.)

On a side note, just a few days ago Charlene and Albert went to dinner at Novak Djokovic’s new vegetarian restaurant in Monaco:


They were accompanied by the Djokovics themselves, which looked like such a nice night out for the Princely couple! (And, of course, Charlene looked effortlessly chic.)

Let me know what you guys thought of the gown – I hope you all loved it! It was a total win, despite my nitpicking. I tend to do that, so take my critiques with a grain of salt!

June 13, 2016

Princess Charlene Dazzles at the 56th Monte Carlo TV Festival

Oh, friends, do I have a treat for you this evening! Last night, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert stepped out to attend the 56th Monte Carlo TV Festival, and Charlene looked positively stunning! No surprise, I know, but since the Duchess of Cambridge has been upping the ante this week, I had been hoping for a show-stopper from Charlene as well…and she didn’t let me down. (Oh, and there were some TV stars there too. Ordinarily I would care, but not when the fashion is THIS GOOD.)

Charlene wore this gorgeous, floor-length, cap-shouldered white gown to the festival, and it fit her with utter perfection. Not too tight, not too loose: just right. I feel like the skirt has the slightest, slightest trumpet effect to it, but it’s certainly not so much that it would be a stand-out feature. The silhouette of this dress actually quite reminds me of the dress she wore to the Princess Grace awards back in September (aside the neckline). A stunning choice for Charlene’s slim figure.

Let’s talk about the neckline of this dress: it is gorgeous, and certainly more plunging than Charlene tends to favor. I, for one, thought this décolletage was elegant and very flattering, as opposed to being too much. Probably because it made some room for the most. spectacular. necklace. EVER.

This necklace took my breath away when I first saw the pictures. Holy moly, those are some diamonds! I’m guessing these are citrine diamonds at the bottom (and on her ears), though I have no sources to confirm that. My hunch is that this necklace can double as a tiara, just based on the structure of it, though I am fairly certain that those dangling citrines would have to be removed. I would LOVE to see this as a tiara, am I right?

This is the first time I’ve seen this necklace, and for a piece of this size, my guess is that it was a recent gift. Perhaps from Albert to celebrate the twins’ first birthday (or perhaps even their birth, and this is the first time she’s worn it)? That was my first instinct when I saw this piece. She has another tiara/necklace from Albert that she wore to the Red Cross Ball once as a necklace, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Either way, this piece is truly and shockingly gorgeous.

Earrings are gorgeous too, I won’t leave those out. My guess is that these were given as a set, but it is also entirely probable that she received the necklace as a gift and then had the earrings made to match. Who cares though! If this is what comes along with being royal, then being royal is gooooood.

Charlene’s hair and makeup were lovely, too, and she came back to her bright lip color with full force. After so many engagements donning neutral shades, I was afraid we’d never see the bold colors again. I needn’t have feared! I love how the pure white of her gown is offset by the bright red lip, and allows the real star of this outfit to be the jewelry.

Our princess looked poised, sophisticated, elegant, and sparkly in that way that only a princess can pull off properly. This was a major win in my book, and will probably go down as one of my favorites for many years. (And hey, there’s Danny Glover! Alright!)

One more final, serious note: thoughts and prayers are being sent to everyone who has been affected by the terrible shooting in Orlando. Senseless tragedy darkens even the brightest of days, and it is with a heavy heart that we are all praying for the victims and their loved ones. May we live to someday see peace.