Friday, February 14, 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge Officially Opens The ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School

Ian Vogler/MDM/Mirror
 
In her second engagement of 2014, the Duchess of Cambridge officially opened The ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School in Ealing, north west London.

Andrew Parsons/i-Images/Daily Mail
 
Zimbio
 
Zimbio
 
The Art Room is a national charity which offers art as therapy to children and young people aged five to 16 who are facing challenges in their lives. Kate has been Royal Patron of The Art Room charity for two years.

The Art Room FB Page
 
The Art Room FB Page
 
The Art Room FB Page
 
The Art Room offers support to about 60 students and helps them grow their self-confidence, self-esteem and engagement with education through art. It has proven to reduce children’s emotional and behavioral problems.

PA/Daily Mail
 
PA/Daily Mail
 
AP/Daily Mail
 
When the Duchess arrived at the school hall, she was greeted by the school’s 1,000 pupils , and then moved on to the Art Room itself, where she sat with children attending an art therapy session and chatted to each one in turn. She also spent time meeting school teachers, governors and Art Room staff during the visit.

The Art Room FB Page
 
The Art Room FB Page
 
Northolt’s Art Room was funded with £105,000 raised by the City firm ICAP, which holds a charity day every year at which guests including the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have in the past stood in as traders to raise money on the phones. The firm donates all of its revenue and commissions made on the day to charity.

PA/Daily Mail
 
KCK/Daily Mail
 
L.K. Bennett
 
L.K. Bennett
 
Kate looked vibrant in a snorkel blue, L.K. Bennett Detroit Dress (£225). The frock features a unique notch collar detail, cinched waist, and ladylike knee-­length hem with a centered back split.

LK Bennett/WKW
 
As of this writing, the sheath dress is currently available in LK Bennett stores and online at lkbennett.com. It also comes in cream and fuchsia pink.

Zimbio

James Whatling/Splash News/Daily Mail
 
The Duchess of Cambridge completed her look with a pair of her trademark black-suede Episode 'Angel' court heels and a simple black clutch bag (still UFO).

Getty/Express
 
Mappin & Webb
 
Zimbio
 
Cartier
 
She set off the straight collarbone-skimming neckline with her white gold and diamond 'Fortune Drop Necklace' by Mappin & Webb. Kate also added a new a £5,500 Ballon Bleu Cartier wrist watch to her ensemble.
 
Additional details from Cartier
 
Steel case
Fluted crown in steel set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon
Sapphire crystal
Silvered opaline and ''guilloché'' dial
Roman numerals
Sword-shaped blued-steel hands
Steel bracelet
Water resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet.
 
Zimbio
 

The Duchess added another two pieces of new jewelry to her look. She wore a pair of Kiki McDonough green amethyst and diamond cushion-drop earrings (£1,200).
 
Reuters/Daily Mail
 
Kiki McDonough
 
Kate kept her make-up to a minimum and curled her long chestnut hair.
 
Reuters/Daily Mail
 
PA/Daily Mail
 
PA/Daily Mail
 
Additional Pictures
 
Zimbio


Zimbio
 


 

No comments:

Post a Comment