Friday marked the start of a weekend of celebrations for the Queen's 90th birthday. It began with the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by 53 members of the royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Click to read more >
The Queen officially celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday with the Trooping the Colour parade. The young Cambridge's stole the show with Princess Charlotte making her debut balcony appearance. Click to read more >
The celebrations will continue on Sunday with the Patrons Lunch. The street party held at The Mall in St James’s Park will honour Her Majesty's patronage of over 600 charities and organisations. The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge will attend.
On Monday, the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to attend the Garter Day service with other members of the Royal Family.
WHAT'S NEW IN KATE'S CLOSET
This week, Kate debuted four new pieces from her closet:
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week:
Winter is well underway in Australia. This week, on a cold, damp day in Melbourne, a much anticipated package arrived from Cornelia James. The traditional brown wrapping paper with trademarked tape instantly warmed my spirits!
As I eagerly unwrapped the paper it revealed a luxurious white signature box. I gently pried off the lid and pulled back the fine tissue paper to reveal their iconic 'Imogen' gloves!
The 'Imogen' gloves by Cornelia James are a staple part of Kate's winter wardrobe. The Duchess has a pair in black and brown, and has worn both on many occasions.
The gloves are simply lovely; they are made in England from merino wool which provides incredible warmth and is luxuriously soft against the skin. The gloves have some stretch ensuring an ideal fit for various hand sizes. I have small hands and they fit perfectly; equally they suited my sister's larger hands. Most gloves look bulky on my petite hands, but the Imogen are slender, elegant and feminine.
There was another little treat within the box!
A few weeks ago, Cornelia James released a printed silk scarf featuring the 'Imogen' gloves. It was love at first sight, and I figured the playful scarf would be a perfect Duchess-inspired accessory for the warmer months! Now I can wear the 'Imogen' all year round; be it in the form of gloves or a scarf! It's worth checking out the complete Cornelia James silk scarf collection!
The Jaeger linen classic blouse worn by Kate for her hike to Tiger's Nest, has been discounted at Jaeger online, House of Fraser and John Lewis.
Each week I like to devote a little time browsing the websites of Kate's favourite brands and designers. This week, the new arrivals of ME+EM caught my eye. I came across these Duchess-worthy styles:
This month in Fashion Files, guest blogger Alaina gives us a brief history of Duchess Kate's royal headwear. Please check out her post titled "Tiaras!"
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