Summary of articles in Billed Bladet #33, 2013.
Written by Karina Didriksen & Ulrik Ulriksen.
Mary was pretty busy during the CIFF, attending three fashion shows in a day.
Shortly after the Baum und Pferdgarten's show had started, at 17.20, a black Range Rover from PET parked close to the rear entrance and out went Mary, wearing a pale blue, partially see-through dress. Mary wasn't expected to attend so her arrival was a bit of a surprise.
Prior to that she had attended the MI-No-Ro fashion show, and seen a number of people from the jetset in Copenhagen, among them her good friend, Jean Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, walk the catwalk.
After the Baum und Pferdgarten show, Mary gave her friends, Julie Mølsgaard and Anja Alaidi a lift in the PET car and went on to a third show, this time by Bruuns Bazaar at 18.30.
Sitting between her two friends Mary watched the show and stayed on little after for a reception in that yard, where she chatted with another friend, Ellen Hillingsø.
Mary said before going home: "I think it was a very grand show and there was a lot of really beautiful clothes.
It's inspirering what the Danish designers have to offer in the coming seasons".
But Mary was officially present at a fourth show as well, at the Bella Centre. To be exact the trend exibition, Dansk Direction.
Being ten minutes late she was recieved by a flowergirl in the shape of nine year old Alberte Helmersen, who was sporting a neat pony tail.
There was plenty to look at and it was a Crown Princess who had been inspired who talked with our style-reporter Ulrik Ulriksen afterwards: "I always find that it inspires me to come to the fashion fair. It's a hard bussines with a slow growth (*) but there is a good optimism amongst all I have visited today. The environment and the designs I have seen are very innovative and inspirering. I don't know whether I can emphasize anything special among all the good (stuff/things) I have seen today. But there are always some clothes you can see yourself in". (**)
Mary stayed for a little less than an hour, meeting several she knew in the designers circles, among them Benedikte Utzon (yes, she's related to the architect), whom Mary greeted with: "Hi, Benedikte".
The dotted dress Mary wore is by Signe Bøgelund-Jensen.
(*) Interesting. I read an article in a business paper that the Danish fashion industry was doing well, having conquered new markets.
(**) A sentence so familiar to all married men at the brink of exhaustion who have patiently trotted after their delighted wives through store after store for three hours!
And you can't get away, because your exalted wife have your hand in a vice like grip and even though I weigh, weighed, almost twice as much as her, she can nevertheless at the sight of a couple of shoes on the other side of a street and with a yank of her hand drag me after her across the street, hanging horisontal in the air!
I love work, it absolutely fascinates me. I can sit for hours looking at people working.