When it rains, it pours! That's what it felt like this week for us Kate watchers! We have grown accustomed to long stints with no appearances from the Duchess of Cambridge, but this week we were treated to consecutive engagements!
On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and other senior member of the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey for a multi-faith service to observe Commonwealth Day. Click to read more >
On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge traveled to the seaside town of Margate for a couple of art related engagements. Click to read more >
The highlight of the week was her visit to the set of the TV series, Downton Abbey. Click to read more >
Her week ended on a somber note. On Friday, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge attended a service of commemoration to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan. Click to read more >
17th March 2015
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the 1st Battalion Irish Guards for the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks, Aldershot.
18th March 2015
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich, London, to learn about the Home-Start charity.
WHAT'S NEW IN KATE'S CLOSET
This week, Kate debuted several new pieces from her closet:
Below are my favourite repliKate finds of the week ...
Last month I came across a repliKate for the Temperley Lotus Leopard scarf on AliExpress. For less than the price of a cup of coffee, I didn't hesitate to buy it. After a looooong wait, it finally arrived this week. The photos below show what a great repliKate this is. I LOVE it! It's made from viscose but has the feel of cotton. I only wish there were a few more orange spots dotted around the scarf. I may try adding more with fabric paint. The orange spots remind me of Pac-Man :)
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As the old saying goes ... good things come in small packages. This week I was super excited to unwrap this little parcel from Heavenly Necklaces.
As I gently removed the fine tissue paper it revealed what is arguably the world's most talked about fakes; the Heavenly Necklaces 'Pearl and Diamond' earrings as seen on the Duchess of Cambridge.
When I first discovered that the Duchess wore imitation jewels I was surprised, but according to the founder of Heavenly Necklaces, Belinda Hadden, many well-heeled people wear fakes. The company has a long list of rich and famous clientele! I would love to get my hands on that little black book ;)
The words I would use to describe these earrings are elegant, simple, beautiful and understated. The CZ diamonds have an eye-catching sparkle and the resin pearls have a lovely lustre. I now understand why Kate added these little beauties to her impressive collection of jewels!
They are lightweight which is important to me because my sensitive lobes can't tolerate heavy earrings. Also they are made from Sterling Silver plated in rhodium: a precious metal that protects allergy-prone wearers from the nickel in silver, and prevents the silver from tarnishing.
Prior to seeing Kate wear these earrings, I had never been a fan of imitation fine jewellery. But what the Duchess has taught me, is that the trick to pulling it off is to choose something simple. Something that looks like you might have been able to afford the real thing!
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DVF will be restocking the 'Zarita' black lace gown and is currently taking pre-orders:
If you like the look of the Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedges but would prefer a lower heel height, then the 'Anna' is for you! It's available in navy suede from Nordstrom:
It's been a fun yet exhausting week following the Duchess! The 11 hour time difference between London and Melbourne meant very little sleep for me. I'll be curled up in bed this weekend trying to replenish the sleep bank!