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Old 07-30-2007, 08:45 PM
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Well, I think it's sad that the profits for this event went down, especially if in the past years it was a major draw.
The ladies looked nice. I was especially suprised with Prs. Stephanie. She looked every inch the lady, very elegant. Very different from some of the other daring, revealing, too tight dresses worn in the past.
As for Prs. Caroline, IMO I think her dress was a bit over the top. Chanel or not, a bit too much. But as usual, she was able to pll it off.
As for Charlene, you can tell she had help for this event. Though I personally did not like the dress on her, it was a beautiful dress and a vast improvement for her. I liked the back of her hair but not the front. And she finally got her makeup right. It played up her eyes and the rest was very soft and natural. And who ever her blond dance partner was in some of those pics, he was very handsome.
As a professional fundraiser, if often takes a week or more to figure out just how much was raised at a particular event. However, you want a blurb or two (and a couple of photos) released to the press to go to print the next day.

I agree...Chris LeVine inherited a lot of the Kelly looks.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:23 PM
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Hi, I'm new here!

I'm a longtime lurker and so happy I found these forums, but I am bound to make some mistakes posting, so please bear with me, okay?

Quickly re: the Red Cross Gala-I was a bit disappointed that Princess Carolines's gorgeous children were not present. I love seeing them! But at least all three Grimaldi kids were there, and they looked like a united family which pleases me.

I was a little disappointed with Caroline's dress. I love Chanel, but I didn't understand it at all, the bottom looked like sharks or hungry dogs got over to it. Her hair looked wonderful. Caroline has been my ideal since girlhood, so NOTHING can make her look bad imo. I wish she had taken better care of her skin, but she will always be beautiful to me!

Stefanie has been looking wonderful lately. I am SO happy that she is home in Monaco and not running wild across Europe or the U.S. anymore. She looks great, better than I've seen her look in years.

Charlene? She took my breath away. I think she is a striking young woman and she just gets better. That strapless white column was perfect against her tan skin and I thought it was VERY clever of her to wear the colors of the Principality in her beautiful earrings. I really hope she is it for PA. I think together they'd make a great couple for Monaco.

I am posting from work, but will check in as often as possible!
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:07 PM
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As a professional fundraiser, if often takes a week or more to figure out just how much was raised at a particular event. However, you want a blurb or two (and a couple of photos) released to the press to go to print the next day.

I agree...Chris LeVine inherited a lot of the Kelly looks.
Maybe, they should just keep inviting Chris LeVine - He seems to be popular.
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:53 AM
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Here's a little video clip: 30 Juillet 2007 - Gala Croix Rouge:

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Old 07-31-2007, 06:18 AM
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Maybe, they should just keep inviting Chris LeVine - He seems to be popular.
Hey, gals, why don't we open a thread for him? The Chris Levine fan club
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:52 AM
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Todays paper has a very small article about the ball, no pics and it only lists people seated at the red cross table (like people would be interested) THey say 900 people were present. It looks though that Caro's friends have skipped this year. Most remakable: no Lagerfeld. He used to be a ficture of the red cross and I know that not long ago he was in St trop, so not that far away. This was probably the least remarkable ball in a longtime and there weren't any impressive yachts in the port either. Not that it matters financially to Monaco as this time of year it is always full, But the yachts of those who usually attend the ball, where not there. Also there used to be a lot of other events happening around that time profitting of the presence of celebrities a while back. This year the redcross ball came and went almost unnoticed.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:01 AM
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Wire Image has a few pics on their website of the ball.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:10 AM
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point de vue has an article in its print version Point de Vue *.:.* Sommaire
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:31 AM
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Todays paper has a very small article about the ball, no pics and it only lists people seated at the red cross table (like people would be interested) THey say 900 people were present. It looks though that Caro's friends have skipped this year. Most remakable: no Lagerfeld. He used to be a ficture of the red cross and I know that not long ago he was in St trop, so not that far away. This was probably the least remarkable ball in a longtime and there weren't any impressive yachts in the port either. Not that it matters financially to Monaco as this time of year it is always full, But the yachts of those who usually attend the ball, where not there. Also there used to be a lot of other events happening around that time profitting of the presence of celebrities a while back. This year the redcross ball came and went almost unnoticed.
Do you think it has to do with the fact that it was moved from the first Saturday in August to the last Friday in July?
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:32 PM
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point de vue has an article in its print version Point de Vue *.:.* Sommaire
Thanks paca do you know what the article says?
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:33 PM
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Do you think it has to do with the fact that it was moved from the first Saturday in August to the last Friday in July?
I wondered about that myself. I think they added Stephanie's aids event so I wonder if they moved it up to fit that in? Just a guess.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:40 PM
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Do you think it has to do with the fact that it was moved from the first Saturday in August to the last Friday in July?
No, because if you look at other dates of the ball in the past, it has been earlier as well. But I think first of all Diana Ross is not really attracting the crowds (she has a history of alcoholism and concerts where she wasn't quite with it, which widely reported in the press - a bit like female version of David hasselhoff, a little less extreme), her partner is not that well known in Europe I Think, so that already doesn't help. There was Rod Stewart and Kim Wilde right afterwards, maybe they could have changed the schedule. But I think that a lot had also to do with people not knowing whether Caro would show. She skipped the opening of the exhibition, so maybe people thought that it would be just Albert and Charlene. I don't know. But it certainly wasn't helping that people had doubts about caro not being there. And they might need to get artists in that appeal to younger and older people. It doesn't have to be Take That, but at least someone who might actually draw some of his celebrity friends, like Elton John did or Frank Sinatra. You have to remember that the main budget for the red cross comes from the ball, so it very important for them to attract people with media coverage who will in turn attract people with money who are willing to spend it.
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:38 PM
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Well, Chris Levine had to step in there so Prince Albert could do his duties....although, if I had to dance w/my brother, I'm quite sure he'd find a way to dump me on my "hoo-hoo" !! It seems an uncomfortable situation w/Charlene - she's not quite part of the family, and I'm sure neither Pss Caroline or Pss Steph feel they need to invest much....
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:37 AM
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It looks like Bunte has an article in this weeks printversion and states that both Albert and Charlene left early. Funny thing: Charlenes headline is listed under society, wheras the article about Kate Middleton is listed under nobility.

here is the link to an article in German vanity fair Charlene Wittstock: Ball der Verliebten - Leute - VANITY FAIR ONLINE

here is alink to sth from Norway I think Side2 I believe the headline says sth like whether she has tamed her single prince. Sorry I don't speak Norwegian, but maybe someone can translate?
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:24 AM
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Funny thing: Charlenes headline is listed under society, wheras the article about Kate Middleton is listed under nobility.
That is hilarious. The funny thing is that Middleton is so "noble like" in a sense, even though not really, with her upper class niche, style, orbit. Whereas Charlene does not seem upper class at all, does she? This is not a criticism of Charlene, but only an observation: I would say that Charlene somehow has a way about her that seems more like an Middle America woman from Wisconsin than an Olympic swimmer from South Africa! It's strange. I don't think it's bad to look "Middle America", as I'm sure it's fine. I'm not "Middle America" but I have nothing against it. It's just surprising for a woman dating the Prince of Monaco, isn't it?
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:13 PM
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That is hilarious. The funny thing is that Middleton is so "noble like" in a sense, even though not really, with her upper class niche, style, orbit. Whereas Charlene does not seem upper class at all, does she? This is not a criticism of Charlene, but only an observation: I would say that Charlene somehow has a way about her that seems more like an Middle America woman from Wisconsin than an Olympic swimmer from South Africa! It's strange. I don't think it's bad to look "Middle America", as I'm sure it's fine. I'm not "Middle America" but I have nothing against it. It's just surprising for a woman dating the Prince of Monaco, isn't it?

I think Kate Middleton looks MUCH more Middle American than Charlene. I am from Ohio originally, and I did not see many women who looked like CW, but I did and do see lots of females who have KM's "girl next door" looks.

I agree tht KM carries herself very well, and has a great sense of style.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:23 AM
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Here is a link to an article in Frau im Spiegel. They say that Albert left the ball about 1 in the morning and Charlene and Steph 40 minutes later (that means he left before and they after the fireworks). They don't give reasons only that it was said that he wasn't feeling well Frau-im-Spiegel.de - Leute: Jetzt gehört Charlene dazu!
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:29 AM
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Here is a link to an article in Frau im Spiegel. They say that Albert left the ball about 1 in the morning and Charlene and Steph 40 minutes later (that means he left before and they after the fireworks). They don't give reasons only that it was said that he wasn't feeling well Frau-im-Spiegel.de - Leute: Jetzt gehört Charlene dazu!
Charlene and Steph left together, plus I read where Steph loaned an outfit to Charlene does that mean that Steph has accepted Charlene into the family?
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:00 PM
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Charlene and Steph left together, plus I read where Steph loaned an outfit to Charlene does that mean that Steph has accepted Charlene into the family?
Well, we don't know for sure that she loaned her an outfit, just that she wore the same or similar outfit as Steph did a few years back at the redcross ball. As far as I know she gets or used to get her outfits from Jikki. Not sure whether she bought or borrowed them as unlinke Caro, she only attends balls in Monaco, thus maybe buying a dress everytime is not necessary (and we know that she doesn't only wear expensive clothes) for her. So Charlene might have just picked one that Steph has worn not too long ago. I have to say though that from what I saw, Steph looked better in it. Also not sure whether the size would have been ok since Charlene is much taller. so she might have worn the same but different size. wasn't there talk about Diana handing clothes to Fergie while she was dating Andrew? i think this is a little a long the lines and the more I look at things the more I have a deja vu impression.

Which leads me to another question for or fashion experts: I sort of think that I have seen the dress that Steph wore this year before and I think on her, but am not sure? Or maybe one much like it. Does anyone remember?
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As for many years Caroline was the best dressed sister this time Stephanie was much better.
Since last few weeks (or maybe months) I don't like what Caroline's wearing. Sometimes I think that Caroline want to look younger than she really is.

Charlene looks better than Caro too.
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