Kate continues to reprise pieces from the royal walk-in, for today’s Wimbledon final she brought back two pieces by Joseph.
Tennis fans knew the significance of today’s match: Scotland’s Andy Murray carried the knowledge he was the first British man to make it to a Wimbledon final since 1938, while Roger Federer was keenly aware he had the chance to tie Pete Sampras’ total of seven Wimbledon titles.
It was a glittering crowd at Centre Court, filled with celebrities from the world of sport, politics, fashion and film. Those attending included Prime Minister David Cameron, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, Victoria and David Beckham, Vogue’s Anna Wintour, actor Jude Law and many others.
Kate brought back Joseph’s ‘Vanessa,’ a sleeveless dress done in an acetate/polyester blend. We first saw this piece on the Duchess last year during the North American tour, below we show Kate and William at the LA Community Celebration. (Our original post on this event is here.)
More details on the frock from the original product description:
This sleeveless scoop-neck dress features grosgrain banding and ruching at the waist. Vertical grosgrain banding at hidden back zip. Vertical banding at sides. Serged edges at neckline and at arm openings. Lined at skirt.
The Duchess paired the dress with another Joseph piece, the Nessie Tweed Jacket we saw her wear to the Epsom Derby last year. (That post is here.)
We show the jacket in blue, it also came in white. The piece is all cotton and features four front pockets along with four buttons, they are stamped with anchors for a nice nautical touch. We thank Catherine Cambridge on FB for sharing info on the jacket.
Kate wore her Kiki McDonough citrine drop earrings, as well as two necklaces.
Thanks to Natalie for her kind comment and Michele for her email, they let us know the designer of Kate’s necklace. The piece is by UK designer Kristin Magnusson, below we show the piece as seen online.
I have been chatting with Kristin via email, it turns out she had no idea the Duchess was going to have the necklace on today, she says it was a very nice surprise to see Kate wearing it.bThe talented designer also makes the acorn in silver as well as a two-tone version, chain lengths can be varied as well. The piece Kate wore sells for £145, about $225 USD; the good news is that Kristin will ship internationally.
The gold plated acorn is just one of many pieces in Ms. Magnusson’s ‘Handmade Nature‘ collection.
In addition to design skills, Kristin prides herself itself on attention to detail and the ability to do very precise work, as well as delivering stellar customer service. Below we see more of the designer’s work.
Those interested in getting in touch with Kristin can email her at Kristinmuk@me.com, if you would like to reach her by phone the number isÂ 07879810276, do keep in mind she is on London time.Â Below, a closer look at today’s piece, you can also see the second chain Kate wore.
Some believe the box chain is by Links of London. We do know Kate is fond of the company, and Links is the official jeweler of Wimbledon, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the chain necklace is one of theirs. (A tip for Links fans, the company’s big sale is underway, with pieces up to 60% off.)
At one point it was so sunny Kate put on sunglasses, unusual for the Duchess, she rarely wears them in public.
Once again My Small Obsessions helps us out, identifying Kate’s glasses as the Givenchy Obsedia. Apparently they are actually Pippa’s, it seems she loaned the to Kate.
Unfortunately neither sister needed sunglasses for long, the rains came and the match was delayed while the roof over Centre Court was closed.
While we generally don’t cover Pippa Middleton’s style (you want to read Pippa Middleton UK for that), we have already had questions about Pippa’s frock. It is the Phoebe Blue Bird peplum dress from Project D.
Regardless of the outcome, it was a great day of tennis.