It came as a great surprise when British Vogue unveiled the Duchess of Cambridge as the cover star for the magazine's centenary issue this week! Photographed by Josh Olins in the Norfolk countryside, Kate appears in a 10-page shoot within the June 2016 issue. Click to read more >
The magazine hit newsstands in the UK a few days later and we got a peek at the editorial. Click to read more >
The day after the magazine went on sale, Kate had a busy day of engagements. Her first stop was at Hampton Court Palace to unveil their newest attraction, The Magic Garden.
Kate's second event of the day was a luncheon with the Anna Freud Centre. Click to read more >
That evening, the Duchess attended the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and viewed her portraits for the first time. Click to read more >
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week ...
Some of you are probably already familiar with Girl Fabulosity, an Etsy store that offers an extensive range of beautiful repliKate headwear at affordable prices.
The store was founded by Brandi Wright from North Carolina. In her own words, here's a little background about the store:
I created GirlFabulosity when I fell deathly ill between 2011 and 2012. I was couch bound for most of that time or in-and-out of the hospital. I have always loved making things of any kind with my hands and ordered some feathers and other hat supplies from a few Etsy stores to try my hand at making hats for my dogs. It soon turned into something of its own. About a month later I ordered my first saucer hat block and started making hats similar to what I now sale. It has blossomed into something I never knew possible.
I'm completely self taught and learn mostly by either just looking at a hat or studying a video online tutorial. Many of my supplies are ordered from Australia or England. I hand sew everything myself and everything is made with time and care. So when your order takes a little longer to ship that is why... there are so many steps in making just one hat.
I love shipping things to far off locations like Alaska or Russia knowing that my customers are getting "one of a kind" pieces, because no two hats are exactly the same! It's amazing how many different places I have customers. I really love that I have my loyal customers from all over the world that have become friends.
Brandi has kindly offered Kate's Closet readers an exclusive coupon code! Use the code "KATESAU15" during checkout to get 15% off any order. Valid through to end of May.
Brandi is offering one lucky Kate's Closet reader the chance to win her best selling 'George' hat!
Enter to WIN:
Terms and conditions:
This competition is run by Kate's Closet. GirlFabulosity has kindly donated the prize, one 'The George' hat.
The competition is open worldwide. The prize will be posted by GirlFabulosity. Neither Kate's Closet nor GirlFabulosity accept responsibility or liability if the parcel is lost or damaged in transit.
The competition will end at midnight AEST on 13th May 2016 and the winner will be announced in the 14th May edition of the newsletter.
You can finally get your hands on Kate's new favorite pump - the LK Bennett 'Fern' courts in trench leather. They are currently only available from the UK site. SHOP >
If there's one brand I would love to see Kate wear more of, it would be Ted Baker. The only pieces we have seen Kate wear by this quintessentially British brand is the 'Jinan' trench coat and 'Stardy' Pleated Bib Blouse.
Season after season, Ted Baker continues to offer a perfect mix of distinctive design, high quality detailing and unconventional creativity. I hope Kate will reconsider Ted Baker for her closet. Here's a curated look at the SS16 collection, fit for a Duchess!
Get 30% off Kate's favorite LK Bennett accessories including the Sledge, Nina and Fern styles! Use code CC30. SHOP >
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