Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kate Joins the Queen at her First Garden Party

Another royal first for The Duchess of Cambridge, she attended her first garden party at Buckingham Palace.

The garden party is a traditional highlight of the London spring-summer season, and today's event was the second of two being held at the Palace.

Kate wore a familiar dress: the same £1,200 pink Emilia Wickstead coat dress first seen 11 days ago at the Windsor Castle lunch the Queen gave for visiting royals.She coupled the outfit with a pale pink straw and lace hat by Jane Corbett.

Photo credit: WKW

She tweaked her accessories, choosing her nude LK Bennett pumps over the pink satin pumps and her LK Bennett 'Natalie' straw clutch over her satin Prada clutch. Kate finished off her look with delicate white pearl earrings.

Updated 5/30/2012

Kate's pearl earrings have yet to be ID'd but there are similar ones listed on the John Lewis website www.johnlewis.com/

They are Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings (£55 Product code:- 41251238) with 9ct gold backing.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kate & Wills Join the Queen at a Luncheon to Celebrate Diamond Jubilee

Kate and William joined dozens of royals from around the globe for a special lunch celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a wool bespoke, blush-pink Emilia Wickstead coat dress (£1,200) with pleated skirt. The dress is a combination of two dresses from the Autumn Winter 2012 Collection. It has long sleeves and a modest knee-length hemline

Kate topped off her look with Prada rose-hued satin pumps (seem previously at the wedding of  Peter Philips and Autumn Kelley in May 2008), her pink Prada satin logo box-clutch with goldtone hardware ($556.and seen at the ARK gala), a brooch, sparkly earrings and her signature loose tumbling curls.

Photo credit: WKW

Update 3/11/2013
Above, we have a closer look at Kate's fabulous black satin Prada pumps. Thanks so much to Repli-Kate It on FB for sharing her pictures.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Kate & Lupo Watch William and Harry Play Polo at Ascot

On Sunday, Kate and Lupo came out to support William and Harry at a charity polo match (Audi Polo Challenge) in Coworth Park, near Ascot.

Funds from this year’s events are being used to support Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale which helps orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho.

The Duchess teamed a £290 buttoned-up sea-green frock with towering Stuart Weitzman 'Minx' wedges (thanks to WKW for the ID) that made her legs look even longer and more defined than usual. The dress is by the Hampshire-based designer, Libelula.

Photo credit: HRH Duchess Kate on FB

Details on Kate's shirt dress from the Libelula website http://www.libelula-studio.com/ :

It is the 'Rebecca' Shirt Dress 'A bright emerald green dress with a cream petal print pattern'

Details on Kate's wedges from the Endless website www.endless.com/ :

'Stuart Weitzman's Minx wedge sandal is an earthy and perfect accessory for warm weather ensembles. Tightly woven leather criss-crosses the vamp and ascends around the outer edge to the adjustable ankle strap. The 4.5 inch elevation in the cork-covered wedge lengthens the leg, while rubber soles grip tight for unbeatable traction.

Materials: Leather upper, Leather lining, Rubber sole
Measurements: Heel measures approximately 4.5", Platform measures approximately 1"
Item number: B0057DW832'

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kate Shines at London Olympic Gala Concert

Last night, Kate and William attended Our Greatest Team Rises at the Royal Albert hall in London. This was a black tie event to mark the countdown to the London 2012 Games and raise critical funds to support the competitors.

Also present were some of the 67 British athletes so far selected to compete in the Games.

Kate wowed in a bold, floor-sweeping Jenny Packham gown with a sheer back. The back of the dress really stunned. It was all sheer lace to the waist, embellished with Swarovski crystals, had a pleated detail on the back and a small bow, with tiny buttons going up to the nape of the neck. The teal dress also featured a boldly plunging neckline, jewelled waist belt and lace cap sleeves.

This ravishing dress is part of Jenny Packham's Spring/Summer 2012 collection. It first appeared on the catwalk last September in a pale green. The small changes to the design indicate that Catherine's version is custom-made. Her neckline was more demure than the catwalk gown, with more gathered fabric in the bodice and slightly higher lace at the decolletage and shoulders.

Description per the Jenny Packham FB page:
'The Duchess of Cambridge wore Jenny Packham to the Royal Albert Hall tonight. The style combines an emerald lace bodice embellished with Swarovski crystals and a pleated skirt, ribbon waisted with a crystal and flower embellishment and matching bespoke clutch bag.'

Jenny Packham also offers the 'Aspen' gown which is part of their bridal collection and brought to our attention on the Jenny Packham FB page by 'Poppy Bridal.'

The duchess rocked her £450 ($725) silver Jimmy Choo 'Vamp' heels she sported at Claridge's Hotel earlier this week.

In her hand, she held a teal co-ordinating bespoke clutch fashioned from the same brocade as the inside panel of her gown - also by Jenny Packham.

The Duchess completed her look with silver teardrop-shaped earrings, prominent thanks to an elaborate braided updo.

And instead of covering up the see-through details on her gown, she wore an elegant knotted bun, put in place by a team from the Richard Ward salon in Chelsea. This was a departure and a refreshing change from her usual style.