Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

This year, William & Kate broke with royal tradition and opted to spend Christmas with Kate's family in Bucklebury. The other members of the royal family celebrated the holiday at Sandringham.

The couple joined Michael and Carole Middleton, sister Pippa and brother James for family Eucharist and Christmas carols at St Mark’s Church earlier today.

Kate wore her brown Hobbs 'Unlimited Celeste' coat (£329 reduced to £182) , her red Gucci monogram canvas horsebit clutch w/chain Gucci (£1200 and no longer available), and a red Pashmina.

Completing her outfit, the Duchess accessorized with a pair of brown patterned tights, her brown Aquatalia by Marvin K 'Royal' Weatherproof ankle boots and her bespoke Kiki McDonough green amethyst earrings. She also wore her hair up with her bangs framing her face.
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I also wanted to wish all my followers a very merry Christmas and thank each and every one of you for taking time out of your busy day to read my blog!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Kate Attends the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards

Kate made her first public appearance at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards on Sunday night. She had not been seen in public since her hospitalization for acute morning sickness on Dec. 6.

She only attend the evening-long event at London’s ExCel for about 45 minutes before returning home to Kensington Palace.

The Duchess is an official ambassador of Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic team. She stepped on stage to present the lifetime achievement award to Sebastian Coe, the newly elected chairman of the British Olympic Association and a two-time Olympic middle-distance champion, as well as the sports personality of the year award, won by Tour de France and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins.

Kate wore a green, crepe wool Alexander McQueen 'Bell-Sleeve Floor Length Gown' (£2,520). The gorgeous floor length gown features bell-sleeves, a deep v-neck, a trompe l'oeil belt waistband, and a sweeping central thigh-high slit.

The Duchess of Cambridge accessorized with her black Jimmy Choo 'Cosmic' plaform pumps ($695).

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Finishing off her outfit, Kate wore her Asprey button pendant and her bespoke diamond and blue topaz earrings by Kiki McDonough.

Additional Pictures


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Kate's Pregnant!

Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

The announcement came on Monday, December 3, 2012 that Kate was less than twelve weeks pregnant and was admitted to King Edward VII hospital in Central London. She was suffering from acute morning sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum).

The Duchess was staying with her parents in Bucklebury and was driven by William (she refused the offer to be transported via ambulance) to the hospital.

After a three day over-night stay in the hospital, Kate was, this morning, discharged. She will now head to Kensington Palace for a period of rest.

The Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up for the cold in a navy blue Diane von Furstenberg Simyonette Plaid Coat (thanks to WKW for the ID), a baby blue scarf and her black Russell & Bromley knee high 'Charge It' boots while holding a bunch of bright yellow flowers. Kate's glossy hair was immaculately pinned up into an elegant half-ponytail.

The Details

The Diane von Furstenberg Simyonette Plaid Coat ($675) is from the designers autumn/winter 2010 collection. The wool (60% cotton/40% wool) coat features a muted plaid pattern, a double breasted collar, ruffle accents around the cuffs and a back belt.

Photo credit: WKW

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Kate Takes A Trip Down Memory Lane and Visits her Old Prep School

Yesterday, Kate took a trip down memory lane and paid a visit to her old primary school, St Andrew's School in Pangbourne, Berkshire. She attended the school from 1986 to 1995.

The private boarding and prep school has an annual St. Andrew’s Day (the annual celebration of the patron saint of Scotland) festival and play day, and they invited the Duchess of Cambridge to participate.

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Kate met teachers and students for lunch before opening a new Astroturf playing field and watching the school's traditional "Progressive Games" - where teams of children take part in several different games.
Photo credit: WKW
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a blue and green tartan Alexander McQueen coat dress that matched the school's uniforms. The bespoke coat-dress features long-sleeves, a high neck and a flared knee-length skirt.
Tartan Origami Wool Capped Sleeve Dress On sale for $587.12 (Was $838.74)
The Black Watch plaid coat (£4210)
McQueen offered several similar pieces in their fall line.
Completing her outfit, Kate wore a pair of heeled Aquatalia Rhumba knee-high boots over black tights, she held a simple black clutch (still unidentified) and her sapphire and diamond earrings.

A Look Back at Kate's School Days -- Courtesy the Daily Mail

Celebrating a hockey pitch
Tennis team
Netball team
Hockey team
Additional Pictures from Kate's Visit
Update 12/3/2012
Additional information on black watch tartan
The tartan that Kate is wearing is called 'black watch tartan.' This tartan bears the name of the famous 42nd Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch), the premier Highland Regiment. First raised in 1729, as four Independent Companies of Highlanders to patrol and keep the peace within the Highlands. Their complement was increased in 1739 and the companies formed into a regiment. The Black Watch has a long record of military service to the nation. They were called “Freiceadan Dubh” by the Highlanders in allusion to the sombre colours of their tartan and to their employment as Watchers over the Highlands.