Whilst enjoying a bit of a breather here at WKW InterGalactic HQ (heh, heh, heh) we thought it might be helpful to update some of the most asked-about items under discussion of late.
We begin with the “It is Zara, not DVF” black and white dress, a frock Kate has been photographed wearing on several occasions. It turns out the dress is by Zara, several eagle-eyed WKW commentors shared that information; they knew because they own the dress. There are several eBay auctions underway offering the Zara dress, the two outer photos in the image below are from eBay UK auctions currently underway.
Next, we look at the dress worn by Kate the day before her wedding to Prince William.
It has stumped your faithful correspondent, as well as our wonderful Facebook fans and friends.Â Many found it online at various sites, thinking it was this garment:
Looking at the image and then seeing it described as the Issa London Bird Print Skort Dress convinced me this was not the garment under discussion. Kate didn’t appear to be wearing a skort, it seemed to be a regular dress. Additionally, the ‘skort dress’ looked much shorter than what she was wearing at the Abbey and at the Goring Hotel the day before her wedding. Especially when one factors in how tall Kate is, it becomes clear it can’t be the shorter frock shown above.
Fortunately the ever-sharp Katrien shared a few links with us on FB, including these:
From what we can gather, it seems that Kate has had the dress on the left since 2006, although there is nothing to say she didn’t also purchase the dress shown on the right. Kate has clearly demonstrated she will wear the same garment or shoe or boot in different colors, I can see her buying different versions of the dress over a period of years. Regardless, as we can actually see her wearing one of the Issa Bird Print garments, we’ll shelve the skort notion. Thank you Katrien!
Now if we could only sort out the sweater she is wearing over the dress… sigh. BTW, for those who also recognized the LK Bennett Maddox wedge (formerly known as the Greta wedge) shoes with the Issa dress, a heads-up: LK Bennett is making more available online *this* Friday morning (6.17.11) at some point between 5:30-8am, that’s the only time window we have. They will be offered in both the back Kate is wearing above, as well as the taupe.
Very quickly, a look at Kate & William’s California itinerary:
To see Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton’s full statement on the trip, click here. (Including some words about that household help that was going to be hired for Kate & William.)