Friday, February 25, 2011

Kate Looks Vibrant in Red

Prince William and Kate Middleton visited St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland, today to mark the school's 600th anniversary.

Once again, Kate wore an outfit from her own wardrobe. She wore a well-tailored, classic and flattering red suit with a black velvet belt. The designer has not yet been identified. She again wore her black stretch suede boots from the American brand, Aquatalia, designed by Marvin K and sold in the UK by Russell & Bromley.

Update 6/12/11

After much searching, I have finally found the earrings that Kate was wearing.

They are Kiki McDonough from her 'Grace Collection.' The earrings are set in white gold with a white topaz center stone surrounded by diamonds.
Update 3/11/2013
Kate's gloves have been ID'ed (thanks to 'Tatiana's Delights' on FB). They are by Fownes and are no longer available.
The gloves are soft Nappa leather with a red cuff trim. The lining is a lambswool & angora blend knit.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kate's Coat is Identified!

After some careful research, the designer of Kate's coat has been identified! The velvet-collared coat is by London based designer, Katherine Hooker. This coat was previously worn by Kate in 2006 at the Cheltenham Gold Cup horse race (see picture below).

According to the Telegraph, the mid-calf length coat was shortened by Katherin Hooker herself so that it would hit just above the knee. The coat is known as the "London Contrast" coat and is made from Shetland herringbone with a brown velvet trim. Prices range from £520 (Express Collection Fabric) to £1,175 (Special Collection Fabric).

A Fashionable First Engagement for Kate

Kate Middleton embarked on her first official engagement with Prince William today giving her a preview of what life will be like after the Royal Wedding.

The couple braved the blustery winds and grey skies on the Welsh coast to visit an RNLI lifeboat station in Anglesey close to where the Prince is based as a search and rescue pilot.

Kate wore a handcrafted, chocolate-brown Vivien Sheriff headpiece. It was decorated with military buttons and pheasant feathers.

Her previously worn three-quater-length beige coat, with brown trimmings is of unknown origin. She also wore a black scarf, brown tights and black suede Aquatalia by Marvin K. ankle-boots ($398). 

She wore her hair tied up in a stylish pony tail which she has rarely been photographed wearing.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kate Does Lunch with Camilla in Diane von Furstenberg

Kate met her future step-mother-in-law Camilla for lunch and wore a black and white silk ­geometric slip dress by American designer Diane von Furstenberg. The dress was from von Furstenbergs' spring/summer 2011 ­collection and sold in the UK for £350. Kate also wore a brown jacket over the dress which was from the Whistles chain that sold for £125.

The outfit was accessorized with thick black tights, black, flat-heeled, suede knee-length boots by LK Bennett (£300) and a Mulberry Bayswater clutch (£75).