Monday, April 30, 2012

Kate & William Attend the Carter - Gillingham Wedding

On Saturday, William and Kate were seen at the wedding of Hannah Gillingham and Robert Carter. It was held at St. Andrew's Church in Wingfield, England.

Hannah was a childhood pal and attended Marlborough College with Kate. They played on several of the same sports teams.

Kate recycled her blue lace Erdem dress that she wore during her and William's tour of Canada last Summer.

She chamged things up by accessorizing with a black and gold studded Alexander McQueen belt, a blue fascinator, blue Prada suede heels and her 'Marano' clutch by UK designer Anya Hindmarch.

Photo credit : WKW

Update 5/1/2012

Kate wore a navy, box-cut, cropped jacket over her Erdem dress. The general consensus right now (thanks to WKW) is that it's a bespoke Erdem jacket based on the Erdem 'Tegan' tweed jacket ($1,266). I will be emailing Erdem for confirmation.

Update 6/11/2012

Thanks so much to follower Hannah Gladman who kindly shared that Kate's hat is a bespoke Rachel Trevor-Morgan creation.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

William & Kate Attend the Princes’ Charities Forum

After four engagements in the last 48 hours, William & Kate attended yet another. They attended a meeting of the Princes’ Charities Forum at the Royal Society. The Forum is a twice-yearly gathering of all the couples’ charities – as well as those of Prince Harry - to share ideas and offer mutual support.

Kate looked immaculate in a white Ted Baker 'STARDY' Bib detail blouse (thanks to WKW for the ID). The pretty white shirt had vintage-style sleeves and delicate detailing down the front.

Description from the Asos website (sold out as of this writing):

'Long sleeved blouse, Front pleat bib detail, Concealed button fastening, Small stand collar, Button fastening on cuffs.'

Update 4/30/2012

Thanks so much to follower Hannah Gladman who, generously shared that Kate is holding her Emilio Pucci Blazer. Hannah says, ' You can see the White Label + the font is the Emilio Pucci Font (the Smythe Blazer was a Black Label)'

Friday, April 27, 2012

Kate & William Cap Off Their Day with a Visit to the Imperial War Museum

For their second royal outing of the day, William and Kate made their grand arrival at a reception to launch the Imperial War Museum Foundation's 'First World War Galleries: Centenary Campaign.'

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were helping to launch a campaign to create new First World War galleries in time for the centenary of the conflict in 2014.

Kate wore an £450 Amanda Wakeley panelled charcoal grey dress with three-quarter length sleeves. This dress is the charcoal version of that oatmeal-toned frock she wore at the opening of the Oak Centre for Children & Young People.

She added a little pizazz with a striking Alexander McQueen gold and black chain belt (2,225) and black Jimmy Choo 'Cosmic' heels. She also carried a black Anya Hindmarch Maud clutch. Topping off her accessories, she wore her Temple of Heaven 9ct yellow gold Girandole earrings by Cassandra Goad (£1,220).

Kate pulled out the stops with her super sophisticated hairstyle. She decided on a half up-do, with some curls twirled into a loose bun, and the rest cascading down her shoulders.

The Royal Couple Honor the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race to the South Pole

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeted the crowd at Goldsmiths' Hall in London on Thursday. The two attended a reception to honor the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race to the South Pole, which raised funds for the British Legion.

The teams were completely unsupported during the trek, carrying their food and fuel across the ice for 70 days in sledges weighing 140kg each. Both groups retraced the exact routes of the original explorers and carried copies of Scott and Amundsen's diaries from the original expedition, reading extracts each evening when they rested.

Photo credit: WKW

Kate suited up in an indigo tweed Rebecca Taylor (Australian-born, New York-based designer)skirtsuit from her pre-fall 2012 collection (Original: $450, On sale for: $270). The jacket has floral accents on the round neckline, a frayed trim and hook-and-eye front. It was available on the Neiman Marcus' website but sold out within 30 minutes.

Description of the Rebecca Taylor from the Neiman Marcus website:

'Rebecca Taylor Tweed Jacket Style # NMS12_T41F3
The rich shade of navy blue on this Rebecca Taylor jacket is just what your look needs to perfect it for the season.
Wear this timeless but versatile topper with pencil skirts and skinny jeans alike.•Navy tweed with floral accents at neckline and fringe trim.
•Round neckline; hook-and-eye front.
•Three-quarter sleeves.
•Fitted silhouette.
•Hem hits below hip.
•Imported of Italian material'

Photo credit: The Royal Wedding Dress

Pinned to her jacket, Kate wore a £25 enamelled poppy brooch. The red flower is a symbol of the Royal British Legion charity which can be purchased online for $40.

Description from the Poppyshop website:

'This stunning Buckley-designed poppy brooch is the must have jewellery item this year. Much larger than the original Buckley brooch, it is plated with 18 karat gold and inlaid with crystals. The brooch measures 65mm x 39mm.'

She also brought along her favorite blue Anya Hindmarch 'Marano' clutch bag and wore her blue Prada shoes.

Kate finished off her look with a pair of new (we've not seen them before) pearl earrings.

Photo credit: Dianas Jewels
Update 4/30/2012

Rebecca Taylor has reissued Kate's tweed jacket and skirt seen above. The items were from the designers resort 2011/12 collection and are available on the Rebecca Taylor Website

The tweed jacket retails for $450 and needs to be pre-ordered by calling customer service.

Description from the Rebecca Taylor Website:

'Classically chic, this polished tweed jacket updates a timeless style with feminine detailing like eyelash fringe trims and bead-dotted rosettes at the collar. Tailored, cropped fit & concealed snap button closure.
•Shell: 60% cotton, 25% acrylic, 5% polyester, 5% polyamide, 5% other.
•Contrast: 100% cotton.
•Dry clean only.

The tweed skirt retails for $265 and is available.

Description from the Rebecca Taylor website:

'Ultra refined and endlessly sophisticated, this chic tweed pencil skirt reimagines a timeless style with a modern, feminine eyelash fringe trim and rich navy hue.
•Shell: 60% cotton, 25% acrylic, 5% polyester, 5% polyamide, 5% other.
•Contrast: 100% cotton.
•Dry clean only.

In addition to the tweed skirt and jacket, the label is also selling a shift dress version of the design, for $425.