I'm back and so is the Duchess of Cambridge! This week Kate resumed her royal duties, so I thought it was the perfect time to recommence the Weekly Newsletter for 2016!
Kate's first appointment of the year saw her attend a service marking the 75th anniversary of the Royal Air Force Cadets. Click to read more >
That same day, The Duchess of Cambridge helped launch Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2016. As patron of the charity, Kate delivered a prerecorded video message on their behalf. Click to read more >
On Monday some candid photos emerged of Duchess Kate boarding a helicopter on the grounds of Kensington Palace just hours after her engagement with the Air Cadets. Click to read more >
UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS ...
Kensington Palace has announced some upcoming engagements for the Duchess of Cambridge:
17th Feb 2016
Kate will join The Huffington Post UK as guest editor from Kensington Palace. She will be highlighting the importance of children's mental health and helping to launch "Young Minds Matter".
18th Feb 2016
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge will visit RAF Valley, Anglesey to attend the Search and Rescue Force Disbandment Parade.
WHAT'S NEW IN KATE'S CLOSET
This week, two new pieces were revealed from Kate's closet:
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week ...
Giulia (lelepug) is a frequent contributor to Kate's Closet and she has been busy stocking up on a few essential Kate items these past few months! She has kindly reviewed her recent purchases which include the Azuni Earrings, Mint Velvet Bea Plimsolls and Beulah London Shibani Scarf!
Azuni London 'Aqua Chalcedony' Earrings
Mint Velvet 'Bea' Plimsolls
Beulah London Shibani Scarf
One of Kate's favorite designer, Jenny Packham has a diffusion line called No. 1 Jenny Packham. It is an exclusive collection done in collaboration with the UK department store, Debenhams. I recently noticed that they restocked the Gold Sequin Maxi Dress, which is identical (as far as I can see) to the original Jenny Packham gown worn by the Duchess to the Tusk Conservation award ceremony in 2013. The best part is, it retails for a fraction of the price of the original! SHOP >
The diffusion line also has a clutch similar to the one Kate carried to the James Bond movie premiere. It too is a fraction of the price of the original Jenny Packham 'Casa' clutch! SHOP >
Kate has got a lot of wear out of her Mint Velvet Bibi plimsolls! If she's looking to replace them with a fresh pair, she might choose Mint Velvet's new-season 'Emily' plimsolls. The 'Emily' sneakers are identical in style to Kate's 'Bibi' but they have been updated with a contrasting metallic silver back and grey suede tab.
Each season, LK Bennett offers an updated collection of their iconic 'Sledge' pump in a range of fresh colours. This season, they introduced the 'Sledge' in Pearlised Champagne patent leather. The soft blush tone is neutral and coordinates with any outfit, while the pearl finish works well with evening or formal wear.
Stuart Weitzman has permanently reduced their popular 'Corkswoon' and 'Minx' wedges by a whopping 50%!
I always love hearing from fellow repliKaters, so if you would like to submit a review of your recent repliKate purchase or showcase your repliKate outfit/closet, please drop me a line at