Princess Estelle of Sweden

What's an heir to wear? With Princess William and Catherine's baby on the way soon, cousin Estelle, 1 year old Princess Estelle of Sweden, can share what a modern royal's first steps look like. Pictured with a favored bow in her hair on her 1st birthday, Princess Estelle wore the same dress her mother, Crown Princess Victoria, had on for on the same occasion in 1978.

Princess Estelle is second in line to the throne and has already begun fullfilling royal obligations. Taken on the royal grounds of her family home, above, Estelle is pictured for the Swedish National Day wearing a Swedish “folkdräkt” – the traditional flower-embroidered pinafore worn over a white blouse – that her Mother, Aunt and Grandmother wear annually for this occasion. (Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine and Queen Sylvia).

On the actual date, Princess Estelle wore a sailor suit as she accompanied her Mother on official duties.

On the lap her her mother, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle attended her first big event on June 8 — the wedding of her Aunt: Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill.

Dressed down and casual on two occasions, Princess Estelle wears Swedish hand knit well.


Real Kid Splendor – Thompson Hotel


Here is the second in our series of “Real Kid Splendor”. If you missed the first one, here it is! This time, we have a Real American Girl – not that others are fake but I think she has such an American look, don’t you? And her name is Arden, none other. We met Arden at the Thompson Hotel downtown at a birthday party last weekend.  She is sporting two Ralph Lauren pieces: the blouse and the breezy vest. And I have to say, I don’t think I’ve seen a kid wear RL better!

Real Kid Splendor- Flatiron, NYC

Here’s another first. Our first in our series of “Real Kid Splendor”. Apart from all the beautifully art directed photos of amazing labels with gorgeous kids modeling, I’ll be dishing up glimpses of kid style in real life à la Bellissima! And our first little kid was spotted in the Flatiron area in all her splendor, rocking a Du Pareil Au Meme coat with those cute bright pink shoes and of course, those curls!