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PRINCESS MARIE-CHANTAL TELLS US HER MOM ESSENTIALS

Mar 27, 2014

Princess Marie-Chantal Tells Us Her Mom Essentials

Along with having an HRH (Her Royal Highness) title, Marie-Chantal of Greece is also the founder and creative director of her eponymous childrenswear line. That understood, who better to outfit a wannabe princess than a living, beathing one? Stroll into any of her boutiques around the world, or click through the finds for children aged 0-12 on the company's website and you will find yourself cooing repeatedly over the beautifully made clothes. The selection of apparel and accessories for girls and boys is elegant and timeless, with a special nod to her own childhood growing up in Asia (think gingham shirts reminiscent of school uniforms and perfectly tailored coats). Virtually any of the looks can be passed down from one generation to the next—the importance of which Marie-Chantal, mom of five children (Olympia, 17; Constantine, 15; Achileas, 13; Odysseas, 9 and Aristides, 5), fully embraces.

Of course, retail runs through the blood for Princess Marie-Chantal, who also now sits on the board of DFS stores - the duty-free empire her father created. With this family legacy and her own experience on her shoulders, the company has aggressive plans for expansion over the next five years. Cross your fingers and hope for a Marie-Chantal boutique to open in your city before your children outgrow the dreamy clothing, fit for little princes and princesses.


Click through the slideshow above to check out some of our favorite pieces from her line and the links below to see some of Marie-Chantal’s mommy must-haves.

Winter Coat/Outerwear: Saint Laurent Pea Coat.
Jewelery: Loree Rodkin Evil Eye and Chain.
Non-Diaper Bag: The Céline handbag in vanilla.
Beauty Product: Dr. Lancer.
Hair Salon/Stylist: John Frieda.
Kids' Clothing Brand: Marie-Chantal.
Sneakers: Nike Lunarelite.
Novel: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
Children’s Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
Music to Listen to With the Kids: Rainbow Collection.
Place to Vacation With the Family: Aman Resort at Porto Heli, Greece.
Restaurant: Yauatcha and River Café.
App for Kids: Quiz Up.
Candle: Diptyque.
Organizational Tool: iPad
Snack to Share With Kids: Apples with peanut butter. 
Luggage: T. Anthony.
Best Mother’s Day Gift: Marie-Chantal Mama Necklace.

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