30 March 2014

Bal de Rose 2014

We're interrupting our normal weekend schedule on the blog for some very important jewelry: the baubles worn by the ladies of the principality of Monaco this Saturday at the annual Bal de Rose! The annual charity ball, which benefits the Princess Grace Foundation, had a rather timely Russian theme this year, and the event drew a number of bejeweled guests -- including one jewelry-phobic princess sporting some major bling. Enjoy this photo recap, and let us know in the comments which jeweled look you liked best!

Princess Charlene wears jewelry! Specifically, these are the earrings that coordinate with the Ocean Tiara, a wedding present made by Van Cleef & Arpels.

The princess's dress was made by Akris.

Princess Caroline, decked out in Chanel as per usual, wore a rather unusual pair of earrings.

Caroline's daughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, wore only a simple necklace, although she did choose a glittering silver Chanel gown and crystal-studded wrap for the event.

Beatrice Borromeo, longtime partner of Caroline's son, Pierre Casiraghi, opted for more glitter, including a sparkling necklace and earrings.

And then, there's Karl Lagerfeld...

1. Banner photo: cropped version of a photograph available via Wikimedia Commons; source here.