On Tuesday morning, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a somber visit to the French Embassy in London to express their condolences for the victims of the recent Paris terrorist attacks. Click here to read more >
That evening, The Duchess had a solo engagement and attended the Fostering Network’s annual awards ceremony. Click to read more >
The next day, Kate attended the Place2Be Headteachers Conference and gave an opening speech at the seminar. Click to read more >
The Cambridge's ended the working week with a visit to North Wales for a number of engagements focused on mental wellbeing of young people. Click to read more >
WHAT'S NEW IN KATE'S CLOSET
This week, Kate debuted two new pieces from her closet:
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week ...
LK Bennett (UK site only) has slashed the price of the 'Cayla' dress by 30%!
Harvey Nichols is currently offering 25% off the ISSA Phylis dress, the updated version of the iconic ISSA "engagement" wrap dress!
This week, the Duchess of Cambridge debuted a new label, Saloni. It is a London based contemporary womenswear brand founded by Indian-born designer, Saloni Lodha in 2011. The brand subtly draws on Saloni’s Indian heritage, re-interpreting prints, silhouette and colour in a modern way.
The addition of Saloni to Kate's repertoire of designers is perhaps a nod to the Cambridge's upcoming royal tour of India in 2016. I suspect Kate is doing her research on designers connected to the subcontinent. Here are some other pieces from Saloni's collection which I think echo Kate's style and perhaps we will see on the tour.
COLLAGES BY KATIE
I have teamed up with Katie from one of my favourite Duchess-inspired Instagram accounts @KateMidleton. The account is filled with fun facts and intriguing information, but what I particularly love are Katie's collages. She creates an informative series of collages related to Catherine's sartorial choices. I have teamed up with Katie to reproduce the collages, and each week I'll be sharing one in the newsletter.
This week, we take a look at Kate's least expensive headwear.
1: Kate returned to an old favourite brand, Really Wild Clothing, in the event of a scout camp in 2013 where she chose their 'Lindsay' cap. £49
2: Kate brought back her Whiteley 'Steph' beret for an engagement in 2013 that she was first seen wearing a few months before her wedding. £99
3: This Whiteley cappuccino taupe hat is one of Kate's most worn headpieces. Worn four times, it retails for £99.
4: This 'Betty Boop' brown pillbox hat by Lock & Co is another well worn piece. £245
5: Lock & Co black beret worn to 2013's Remembrance Sunday service, a friend's wedding early last year and an engagement with the Queen in 2011. £296
6: Sylvia Fletcher Canadian maple leaf hat worn in 2011 £285
7: Lock & Co black fascinator worn in France last year and to her last engagement before George's birth in 2013. £300
8: Jonathan Howard navy headpiece worn on the last day of the Royal Australian tour last year. £328
9: Jane Corbett black brimmed hat worn to two Remembrance Sunday services. £350
10: Jane Corbett burgundy velvet hat worn to a Christmas Day church service. £400
11: Gina Foster Millinery cream hat worn to Zara Phillip's wedding in 2011. £410
12: Jane Corbett headpiece worn to the 2012 Trooping the Colour. £450
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