We have several updates to share, beginning with word on what Kate wore on a few recent shopping expeditions.
The first outing was a trip to a store Kate has visited before, Youll’s Antiques, located in Hungerford.
I don’t have access to the photos (click here to see them all at PopSugar), but can share a few things Kate wore.
The Duchess is in a new trench coat, at least one we haven’t previously identified. The coat looks very much like a Burberry garment, similar to the label’s Double Cotton, Cotton Sateen or Long Cotton Gabardine models, but there are still elements that aren’t identical. One of the more distinguishing characteristics is the tab collar; the other is the depth of the hem, it looks like it is at least 4 to 5 inches.
It is tough to see in the photos available, but they appear to be darker than the brown pair Kate has frequently worn.
UPDATED July 3, 2013: We have confirmed the shoes are London Sole’s Henrietta, Kate is said to be wearing the quilted black style.
The Duchess is carrying a familiar bag, her Tod’s D-style in grey. Kate has her bag for years, this is the current version sold by Tod’s, in shadow grey.
There is another series of photos being released in an Australian magazine, Woman’s Day.(Image is lower left that we’re referencing.)
The pictures show Kate shopping, but again, I don’t have access to the images, only the cover shown above. However, having looked at the pictures I think Kate is wearing this frock, Seraphine’s Wrap Dress with Tie in the navy spot colorway.
UPDATED 6.27.2013: We have received verification this is the dress Kate is wearing in the photos. Apparently the Duchess has as many as a dozen Seraphine dresses, so it’s likely we could see her in more from the brand.
The dress is described this way:
This gorgeous mock wrap maternity dress is an essential for your maternity wardrobe. In a pretty navy polka dot print with a chic side bow detail, this dress is perfect for any occasion. The above the bump side tie highlights your empire line and flatters your bust and growing bump.
In this series of photos Kate also appears to be wearing the same cardigan wore in early June.
I do not have a link directly to this story, I am sure it is online yet.
An update on the ASOS Maternity Dress that Kate is seen in above: it seems the dress has been restocked, and it is now offered in two lengths. The green is not offered (at least not on the ASOS US site), but the ecru color remains available.
Officially called the ‘Belted Dress with Scoop Neck,’ the frock is no longer on sale, but still a bargain, selling at $42.43 with free shipping. It is part of the ASOS Maternity Collection.
Originally priced at $1826, the piece is now discounted by 50% at Matches fashion, to $912. In fact, all of the Wickstead summer pieces at Matches are on sale, the discount looks to be 50% for everything.
Many, many thanks to Pascale at StyleRocks for being such a dream to work with! I know Alese is going to love her ring. Thank you to *everyone* who entered, you are loads of fun to do giveaways with .
Our newest Baby Cambridge Fundraiser event is another fabulous auction.
This auction has those iconic Really Wild Seville boots The boots sell for £295 (roughly $450), they are chocolate brown suede, handcrafted in Spain. Most Kate fashion followers will recognize the Azuni earrings included in the auction, worn in Tuvalu during last year’s Jubilee Tour.
This is another eBay Giving Works auctions, all of the proceeds go directly to EACH. You can look at the Royal Favorites auction by clicking here. Our thanks to the good folks at Really Wild Clothing Company and Azuni for their generosity.
Photos from Alexander McQueen’s Resort 2014 collection have been released, we wanted to share a quick look at some of the styles.
From the collection notes:
The collection is clean – reduced, light and crafted in humble fabrics. A reaction to the extreme ornamentation of preceding seasons, it represents youth, vibrancy and a very physical being, innocence more than experience.
Back to the notes:
The silhouette is waisted and predominantly very short. Jackets and dresses have apron necklines, split or cutaway backs and curved, moulded sleeves. Trousers are cropped above the ankle and kick from the knee.
The list of fabrics featured in the collection:
Cotton jacquard, cotton drill, cotton crochet knit, broderie anglaise. Canvas. Suede. Patchworked denim, from stonewashed to faded to raw.
A closer look at some of the broderie anglaise referenced, a material we know Kate likes.
Three more looks.
Back to the collection notes:
Trousers are cropped above the ankle and kick from the knee. Masculine white shirting and boilersuits both feature. The exaggerated, signature McQueen line is achieved using oversized, three-dimensional, pleated patch pockets and layered hems.
Wrapping up the prose describing the collection:
Silver buckled double belting references the heritage bumster trouser. The structural complexity and dense surface embellishment the house is known for is all present and correct but discreet: apparently simplified, raw edged and graphic in places.