I was browsing The Straits Times online (well, doesn't mean that just cos you're away from home warrants you a reason to not read your local broadsheet paper back home) and guess what's featured on URBAN's Fash Flash?
"Montblanc has launched a special collection inspired by the late Princess Grace of Monaco.
Called the Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco, it comprises fine jewellery, timepieces and writing instruments adorned with diamonds and precious stones.
The Grace Kelly fountain pen ($1,260), roller ball pen ($1,050) and ballpoint pen ($920) are available at the Montblanc flagship store at 01-05 Mandarin Gallery. The rest of the collection will be available from next year."
- URBAN, 30th September 2011, Friday
First of all, I gotta say that I really wish mom had waited this long to get me the Grace Kelly fountain pen. I'm a huge fan of the ingénue turned Hollywood royalty and later, real-life princess. (For starters, my mother bought me the rollerball from Mont Blanc's Ingrid Bergman La Donna collection last year. I love Ms Bergman (I mean, I enjoyed her performance in Casablanca), but really, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Grace Kelly. I mean, she's the epitome of class and sophistication. It's hardly a surprising fact that she's the muse for the Hermes' Kelly bag. Besides, I'm still kinda peeved that I can't engrave my initials on my Mont Blanc pen (due to the mother-of-pearl style lacquer, though I'm not too sure if you can do that with the Grace Kelly's).
The Ingrid Bergman La Donna Rollerball and the actress herself
picture sources: Mont Blanc, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid_Bergman
The Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco and the Hollywood starlet-turned-royal. Love the B/W picture of Kelly. She looks beautiful and dead-drop gorgeous.