NOTE: This is an abbreviated post due to technical issues.
We are back with a brief bit of news and then some style-watching.
Many readers are likely to have already heard that Prince George will be christened on Wednesday, October 23 at 11am (that’s 6am EDT, 3am PDT). The ceremony will be at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace. More from Richard Palmer’s story in the Express:
The Prince, who is third-in-line to the throne, will be three months and one day old.
Afterwards, however, there will be photographs released of William, Kate, and their baby son.
Aides expect they will include an historic picture of the Queen with three future monarchs – her son Charles, grandson William, and great grandson George.
The Archbishop said he is “…delighted to conduct the baptism“. The Chapel Royal is where Princess Diana’s coffin lay for nearly a week following her death in 1997. The most recent christening of a royal baby at the Chapel Royal was Princess Beatrice’s in 1988.
Also this week, Clarence House shared news that William and Kate have a new coat of arms, officially it is the Conjugal Coat of Arms.
The Daily Mail’s story has a graphic that better shows the elements used in the design.
Some may recall the news that Prince William is at the helm of a new non-profit, United for Wildlife.
In his role with the organization the Prince shot PSAs (Public Service Announcement) for Wild Aid with David Beckham and Yao Ming. Knowing that William is rather tall I thought you might enjoy seeing how tall basketball legend Yao Ming is.
Here is a better look, with thanks to Wild Aid for sharing the photos.
The PSAs are part of a campaign to draw attention to the illegal trade in ivory products and the peril to the elephant and rhinoceros populations.
We move now to the Reiss Fall 2013 Collection, below we share a look at what the company says were key considerations and components this fall. The colors (in addition to the always important black) include “deep, rich autumnal shades and berry tones…pops of cobalt blue…softer shades of rose and cognac…”.
Below, several styles showing the cobalt blue.
You can read more about the factors influencing the line in a special feature on the Reiss website.
We take a closer look at individual starting with the the Brightwell Bodycon Dress ($360).
Along with the Bobbina Cobalt Knit Dress ($265), in a viscose rayon/nylon blend.
We wrap up with a look ahead to the Whistles Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The label held its runway show at London Fashion Week. From the Women’s Wear Daily review:
The plains and wildlife of Africa inspired this first runway outing from the British high street retailer. Soft savannah shades met with the sugared pink and minty greens of a lovebird’s plumage, while crisp whites were laminated to look like leopard print. Stiff raffia fabrics were woven into an elegant, oversized coat paired with a jumpsuit. Precision tailoring in dresses, and a strapless playsuit, were among the highlights of this strong collection.
For the first time pieces from the collection are being offered at Moda Operandi, the online site allowing shoppers the opportunity to pre-order looks straight from the runway. Below, the Hiromi Midi Stripe dress ($820) and the pink Dari Sculpted Raffia Dress ($425).
Two more styles.
The Morgana Midi Dress ($575).
NOTE: With apologies, I am going to abruptly end the post here. My computer has died a sudden death, and I am borrowing a crippled computer saved for parts. Not knowing how many days it will be before I have a new computer up and running, along with the fact the Moda Operandi pre-sale ends October 3rd, makes this seem the prudent choice. Many thanks in advance for your patience.