The Duchess of Cambridge had back-to-back engagements toward the end of the working week. On Thursday evening she hit the red carpet for the film premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob. Click to read more >
The next day Kate changed gears and went low-key for a couple of unannounced engagements. She visited the Eastwood Park Prison and Nelson's Trust Women's Centre. Click to read more >
The Duchess of Cambridge is scheduled to attend another red carpet event next week. She will join the Queen & members of the royal family for the Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall on 12th November.
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week:
MIX & MATCH
Kate's outfits are always impeccable but can sometimes need a little tweaking for us "normal folk" to adapt for daily wear. In this occasional segment, I show how you can create everyday repliKate outfits by mixing and matching key pieces with your wardrobe essentials!
One of my blog readers from San Fransisco recently purchased the diffusion line repliKate of the Ralph Lauren houndstooth shirt dress. She wanted some inspiration on how to style it for work in the cooler months. She kindly asked if I could do a Mix & Match feature for the dress. Below is an example of how I would repliKate the classic shirt dress for a work day commute to and from the office!
Good news repliKaters ... there's a new jeweler on the scene specializing in Kate-inspired bling! OakTreeJunction recently launched with a curated range of affordable earrings and necklaces based on styles worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.
This week I received a pair of their beautiful handcrafted earrings inspired by the Pippa Small Kite Double Drop earrings the Duchess wore during the Canadian 2016 tour.
As soon as I opened the little silver box they arrived in, it was love at first site! The hammered effect gives them an authentic touch, and their light weight is perfect for all-day wear. What I love most is the soft jingle sound they make when you move your head :) With a retail price of only US$25, these budget-friendly earrings are a great buy for the savvy repliKater! Click to shop >
Until Tuesday 8th Nov get £50 off L.K. Bennett handbags including the Nina Trench Clutch! Use code 'HANDBAG'. Click to shop >
Each week I like to devote a little time browsing the websites of Kate's favourite brands and designers.
This week, the Duchess continued her run of experimenting with new labels. She debuted an off-white maxi dress by Self-Portrait, a London-based brand loved by American celebrities including Beyonce, Olivia Palermo and Paris Hilton.
The popular label was founded by Han Chong, a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins fashion school. The school's alumni boasts some of Kate's favorite designers including Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane. Chong logged a good decade working at other fashion labels before launching Self-Portrait in 2013. Lace is a signature element of his designs and contemporary femininity runs through his collections. Chong's design philosophy resonates with Kate's style so we may see her in any one of these Duchess-worthy looks by Self-Portrait in the near future:
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