I'm back, well rested and super excited about the coming months! Since the last Wrap-Up on 30th July, a lot has happened on the Kate-front.
At the end of August, the much anticipated dates of William and Kate's second Royal Tour of Canada were announced. The royal couple will touchdown in Victoria, British Columbia on 24th September, with the tour proper commencing on 25 September (my birthday!).
That same week, the Duke & Duchess resumed their royal duties after a month-long summer holiday. They visited Luton for a day of engagements, and the following day they visited the Young Minds Parent Helpline as part of their Heads Together campaign to end the mental health stigma.
This week, William and Kate undertook a mini-tour of the Cornish countryside. The two-day trip to South West England marked the couple's first visit to projects in the Duchy of Cornwall, a private estate which one day William will inherit when his father, Prince Charles, becomes king. On their first day, the royal couple visited Cornwall. Click to read more >
On Day 2, heavy fog delayed their visit to the Isles of Scilly. Their amended plans saw them visit the Eden Project, before heading out to the Isles once the weather cleared up. Click to read more >
WHAT'S NEW IN KATE'S CLOSET
Kate debuted three new piece from her closet this week:
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week:
New season styles have hit the racks at LK Bennett and it includes a reissue of Kate's teal 'Jude' jacket. This season's 'Judi' jacket has an identical design to the original peplum jacket but is rendered in "Evergreen". It pairs perfectly with the LK Bennett 'Saskia' Evergreen Dress!
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!? Whilst I will never have this dream job, in this new occasional segment, I'll showcase my daydream outfits for the Duchess!
This week, I have put together a few new-season pieces from Kate-favourite, LK Bennett to create an ensemble perfect for Fall. The key piece is the LK Bennett 'Guilia' Midi Skirt which pairs with the LK Bennett Isla Deep Rose Cashmere Sweater. The top should be worn tucked in to achieve a ladylike silhouette. For an evening look, I suggest the black patent accessories; LK Bennett Imogen Black Patent Courts and LK Bennett Leonie Patent Leather Asymmetrical Clutch. And, for a hint of vintage glamour, I would add the Zara Sparkly Crystal Bead Necklace!
Each week I like to devote a little time browsing the websites of Kate's favourite brands and designers.
Following the debut of the Lela Rose blush pink dress, it motivated me to have a look at the designer's other ready-to-wear pieces. The fit-and-flare silhouette features heavily in the current collection of Lela Rose - a style Kate favors. I came across these Duchess-worthy looks by the American brand:
In this month's edition of Fashion Files, guest blogger Alaina explores potential new Canadian designers Kate might pack for the upcoming royal tour! Click HERE to check out Alaina's predictions.
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