Countess Marianne Bernadotte of Wisborg

Countess Marianne Bernadotte of Wisborg in an original coat by Pierre Balmain
While in Stockholm, I had the honor of meeting and presenting Countess Marianne Bernadotte of Wisborg with an award, celebrating a lifetime of style, from M-Magasin. After the award ceremony Countess Marianne asked if Joyce and I would like to join her for a coffee at her home in Stockholm. Joyce and I were thrilled to receive this wonderful invitation and we joined Countess Marianne at her home the next day. 
The Countess told me that she has loved fashion ever since she was a child. She explained that style is something that she feels one is born with and that, ” A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”(Keats) Now 88 years-old, she has acquired an incredible collection of couture items from friends like Pierre Balmain. Countess Marianne is in the process of lending some pieces from her collection, spanning over 50 years of couture, to a local museum, to be exhibited later this year. Joyce and will always remember our time in Stockholm and we can’t wait to return to catch Countess Marianne’s upcoming show.
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  • Coffee with a Countess… how Sublime! Someone who has Great Style is always a Vision to behold at any Season of Life!

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    Ari, your blog is an inspiration, and so are the beautiful women you present!

    Enjoy Stockholm. It's my husband's favorite city in Europe.



  • A cream coat, black boots, twist of colorful scarf and quietly aristocratic air – she's lovely and looks approachable.

  • Nice to see Marianne Bernadotte on your blog! Her late husband, Sigvard Bernadotte, was not just a son of our former king, Gustav VI, but also a legendary designer. Most people have stuff in their homes, particularly kitchen bowls and the like, that were designed by him. When I grew up, I´d see pictures of them in my mum´s ladies magazines, attending some posh party, all glammed up!

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  • The countess is beautiful.