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Breaking news! Her Serene Highness is feeling blue! No, not sad – how could anyone be sad on National Day, the grandest day of the year in the Principality? – literally BLUE.
Along with the rest of the Grimaldi family, Princess Charlene emerged from the palace in a cobalt blue velvet custom designed Akris coat with navy blue satin details. A bold move that garnered a few side eyes and had me humming the tune “she wore blue velvet”.
Underneath the Princess opted for a simple velvet shirt-dress accessorised with navy blue leather gloves a navy blue suede pumps.
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What really set the look off was a navy blue hat worn tilted to side like a society lady from eras past also designed by the house of Akris. Minimal makeup with a coral lip and simple diamond studs complimented this simple but stunning ensemble that the photographers couldn’t get enough of.
Stepping out of the Cathedral on the arm of Prince Albert, the sun accentuated the crispness of the velvet as excited watchers gleefully captured the scene on their phones.
Princess Charlene has been a supporter of Akris for some time now attending the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London in a grey coat from the house and posing for her official engagement photos in a pale silk green gown.
Princess Charlene, this is one for the stylebook!
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Instagram sensation and style blogger Louis Pisano writes SuperficialLivingDiary.com. Article first published November 19, 2017.
As International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women approaches Saturday, Monaco’s Association of Assistance to Victims of Offenses has launched a website – Avip-Monaco.org.
AVIP – L’Association d’Aide aux Victimes d’Infractions set up in 2014 – offers guidelines and assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and criminal offences (assault, theft, verbal abuse, physical injuries, children who are victims of racketeering …) in Monaco.
The website is in French, but the helpline – 116 919 – will be able to take calls in English.
There is another Monaco website that offers aid to victims of domestic violence, MonacoSaysNoToViolence.org (NonAuxViolencesAMonaco.org). The English and French site, to serve both communities, is overseen by Vibeke Thomsen, founder of She Can He Can, which organises International Day of the Girl.
“Often women in these cases find themselves isolated, living in Monaco, and without the means to leave,” Vibeke told Monaco Life. “These websites can provide some light, and in English.”
“Violence in couples: Why don’t women leave?” is the subject of a free talk on Thursday, November 23, at the Auditorium of the Lycée Technique et Hôtelier. The government-supported event will be led by Dr Marie-France Hirigoyen, a psychiatrist specialised in psychological violence and author of many books on the subject, including “Stalking the Soul: Emotional Abuse and the Erosion of Identity”.
The event starts at 6 pm and is to help promote the International Day of Stop Domestic Violence on Saturday, November 25. In addition, on Saturday three buildings in the Principality – the Palace, the Conseil National and Odeon Tower – will light up in orange, the colour selected by the United Nations UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign to symbolise a brighter future without violence.
Monaco residents are also encouraged to go orange on November 25, and share photos on social media tagging #lutteviolencemonaco and #orangetheworld.
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AS Monaco’s Vice-President, Vadim Vasilyev, said the club was hugely disappointed after Tuesday night’s 4-1 rout at home to Leipzig. The visitors scored four times in the first 45-minutes, knocking the spirit out of the home team.
Speaking to reporters after the Champions League game, Vasilyev said: “We have messed up the European campaign. In football, there are difficult times, and this is one of them. I didn't like that the players' heads dropped so quickly.”
Falcao’s goal two minutes before half-time was the only consolation from the match, which Monaco would have had to win in order to have a chance of going any further in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Coach Leonardo Jardim may have had the summer departure of top players such as Kylian Mbappe in mind when he said: "This year, in this group, we have paid dearly for our mistakes. Also we haven't been up to the standard of such a competition, with three defeats at home and two draws away."
Monaco remain in second place in France’s Ligue 1, and now all eyes will be on the home game against league leaders and arch-rivals Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Louis II on Sunday, November 26.
Wednesday 12 July, from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Square Théodore Gastaud:
"Les Musicales" - concert of traditional Irish music with Mac Lellan, organised by Monaco City Hall.
Further information: +377 93 15 06 02