Friday, September 14, 2012

Kate Glitters in McQueen at State Dinner in Malaysia

Prince William and Kate attended a dinner with Malaysia's head of state, His Majesty the Agong, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah of Kedah, and his wife Her Majesty The Queen, Raja Persaisuri Agong, Tuanku Haminah binti Hamidun, at his opulent official residence, the Instana Negara palace.

The meal was described as a 'fusion' of English and Asian cuisine. No alcohol was served (Malaysia has a Muslin culture) although guests were offered sweet fruit juices and water.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked resplendent in an exquisitely embroidered white and gold Alexander McQueen bespoke evening gown. The dress features the Malaysian flower, hibiscus, in gold detail.

In line with religious protocol Kate kept the tops of her arms covered and wore a floor length dress.

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions on FB
Accessories included gold high-heeled sandals and a gold Wilbur and Gussie clutch.

Photo credit: Diana's Jewels
Kate wore gold jewelry by Catherine Zoraida (Thanks to 'My Small Obsessions for the ID). Both the earrings and bracelet are from her private collection. Her bracelet is called 'Scale' and her earrings are 'Double Leaf' (£80). The items are available from ,  and

Additional Information on the 'Scale' bracelet

Description from

'Gold plated sterling silver 'Scale' Bracelet ($621.00) from Catherine Zoraida featuring individual leaves arranged as a scale and a t-bar fastening. It will lend an elegant accent to your day wear. The length is approx 17cm. Handmade in the UK.'
Kate & William were presented with some beautiful gifts. For William there was a gold encrusted Malay warrior's sword known as a kris.

For Kate there was a pair of black lace peep toe shoes by the Malaysian equivalent of Jimmy Choo called Lewre with a glittering diamante Wilbur & Gussie 'Charlie' clutch and a Batik dress.
Update 9/15/2012
Kate's shoes have been ID'ed. They are the Tri-shine Strappy Platform Sandal aka 'The Dart.' They were on sale for $553 (originally $825) but currently sold out.
 Description from the website:
'This Jimmy Choo sandal unites a trio of lustrous materials for an evening trifecta. Mirrored metallic leather, shimmer suede, and glittered fabric offer subtly colorblocked, texturally balanced shine. As if drawn on your feet by the master himself, delicate straps weave, cross, and loop together into an architectural cage. Asymmetric ankle-wrap rises from outer side; petite adjustable buckle for secure fit. Leather backing reinforces delicate design. 4 3/4" mirrored metallic covered heel; 1/2" platform lowers pitch to 4 1/4". "Dart" is made in Italy. Sizing note: Jimmy Choo runs small.'
Confirmation from Jimmy Choo:
'Dear Ms Daggett,
Thank you for your enquiry and we are more than happy to assist you further.
We can confirm that the shoes in the image you sent across are indeed Dart.
Best Wishes,
Sophie Wilson
Sophie Wilson
Jimmy Choo
Lancer Square
Kensington Church Street
W8 4EH'
Update 9/20/2012
I have received confirmation from that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge personally selected and purchase her bracelet and earrings from them. If you would like to buy a pair, I have enclosed the links to both items.

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