The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined forces for their mental health initiative Heads Together in London this week. Kate wore a new dress by one of her favorite Canadian fashion designer's, Erdem. She debuted the label's 'Evita' black lily collage dress. Click to read more >
The press office of Kensington Palace released a statement on Friday outlining the Cambridge's plans for 2017. Prince William will finish his role with the East Anglia Air Ambulance this summer and the Cambridges will be based out of Kensington Palace on a more permanent basis starting this Fall.
Tuesday, 24th Jan 2017
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Quidenham. She will be updated on the progress of the £10m The Nook Appeal which she helped launch in 2014.
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week ...
This week a "new" photo of the Duchess of Cambridge emerged from 4th Nov 2016 on her way to an engagement. She was snapped holding a new-to-us black leather bag by Smythson. It's the brand's Panama East West Zip Tote (£650).
A long standing "UFO" was resolved this week! @theladywallace alerted us to an eBay listing showing a match for the crotchet trimmed camisole Kate wore underneath her Paule Ka suit in 2012, and more recently with her Erdem check coat.
The tank top is by a brand called CHARLOTTE TARANTOLA. Unfortunately the company's website offers no insight about the brand. The eBay seller, copyKate offers a closer look at the crotchet trim detail. Whilst the top on the left has a contrasting white body, Kate's appears to be all black. Despite this difference I think we can confidently conclude this is the manufacturer of the camisole.
IF I WERE KATE'S STYLIST
I'm sure many of you would agree that having the role of Kate's stylist would be the best job in the world! Seriously, how much fun would it be to help Kate shop and experiment with new looks!? In this occasional segment, I showcase my daydream outfits for the Duchess!
Kate looked absolutely stunning when she stepped out for the Heads Together event this week. I'm still gushing over the hair, makeup and dress! But I'm going to nitpick and say the Erdem Evita dress was a little too "cocktail" for this daytime event.
I'll give the Duchess credit for attempting to tone it down with block heels, but perhaps adding a blazer would make this outfit a little more business and a little less cocktail. The Queen of Spain has mastered this look and I took a leaf out of her style book to create ensembles below that help transform the Erdem Evita dress from party to professional.
To add a touch of business-chic to the Evita frock, below I've teamed it with an on-trend velvet blazer and panty hose. In Spring, I would ditch the stockings and pick up on the pale cornflower blue accents in the dress to refresh the look.
SHOP THE OUTFITS
Joules Blue Blazer | Dolce & Gabbana Sicley Bag | Medium Blue Suede Pumps
Annoushka Pearl Drop Earrings | Erdem Evita Dress (sold out)
Altuzarra Velvet Jacket | Mulberry Bayswater suede clutch (sold out) | Tod's fringed pumps (sold out).
There's up to 50% off a range of Alexander McQueen 'Obsession' print dresses at Farfetch. Click on product thumbnails below to shop the sale:
Each week I like to devote a little time browsing the websites of Kate's favourite brands and designers. Whilst I was perusing the Alexander McQueen sales at FarFetch, many of the new season pieces by the designer caught my eye. I came across these Duchess-worthy styles from the British fashion house:
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