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Jul 312015
 

We are back with some quick updates and a look at LK Bennett’s fall styles.

Our first item is the identification of a dress worn by the Duchess in December of last year when she attended an 1851 Trust meeting.

Rex/REX USA

Rex/REX USA

With thanks to Adriane Miller for posting the info on the WKW Facebook page, it turns out Kate was wearing Seraphine’s ‘Sophia’ dress.

Seraphine

Seraphine

The dress is done in a ‘midnight blue’ polyester/elastene blend fabric, offering plenty of stretch. More from the Seraphine wesbite:

The beautifully fitted Ponte Roma bodice meets the skirt with a stylish belted peplum which defines the empire waist. The elegantly pleated woven skirt then falls in a graceful a-line cut, bringing balance to the structured style.

I’m not sure if the description is meant to read Ponte de Roma fabric, a specific type of double-knit material known, but it looks like that could be the case. Here’s a better look at some of the details, particularly the empire waist and the scoop neckline on the back of the dress.

Seraphine

Seraphine

The dress retails for $159, it is part of Seraphine’s ‘Luxe’ collection; an elegant look that would work well for a multitude of settings and circumstances.

With the calendar turning to a new month tomorrow we are spurred to begin looking at designs for this fall and winter. Today we visit LK Bennett. The retailer released images this week of its fall advertising campaign, with photos shot by Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist renown.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

The company says this season’s looks were inspired “…by the free-spirited feel of the seventies, but updated with a refined detailing reflective of the LK Bennett aesthetic.” Several pieces from the new collection.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

Seen above, the Arony Trench Coat (£350), shown only on the UK site at this time.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

Also shown above, the Darya Tweed Dress (£225) in a ‘flattering t-shirt shape.’

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

And the final part of the montage up above, LK Bennett’s Elodie Double Breasted Jacket in soft powder pink (¢327) and matching Tapered Trouser (£155). These pieces are done in rayon with a touch of elastene for ease of movement.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

In its notes about the upcoming season the retailer also said the “overall feel of the range is languid yet polished.”

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

From the photo above we share the Monique Full Spotted Skirt ($425) in a cotton/silk blend, and Sereno Wool Coat ($750) in wool with a touch of cashmere.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

Also shown above, the Coney Printed Dress ($525), in a distinctive orange and blue motif.

LK Bennett Fall 2015 Coney Dress 4 shot

There are already new frocks in stock from the fall season, including the Joelle ($395) and Mira fitted dresses.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

A piece with potential: the Lila Foldback Neckline Dress (£195), not yet available on the US site. It looks *very* versatile.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

The Lima Ponte dress in Sloane Blue ($295), and Clarie dress in black ($350) both look like pieces that can meet a multitude of needs, they are styles that can easily be dressed up or down.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

The Yelena Lantern Dress ($495) may prove popular with the younger set, while the Karima Dress ($450) offers an exuberant print and the Ceylan Spotted Jacquard Dress ($495) will appeal to those confident in their own style statements.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

The Darya Tweed in red or black ($425), and the Mal Tweed ($495), are among new jacket styles for fall.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

A few more looks we will see later in the season.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

There are also new shoe and handbag styles, along with loads of other goodies we don’t have room for here.

Good news for those still interested in purchasing the red Cayla Long Dress ($425) Kate wore to Wimbledon in June: the dress is available in limited sizing on both the US/Canada site and on the UK/International site.

Stephen Lock / i-Images

Stephen Lock / i-Images

It doesn’t look like there are tons available, but certainly a few in several sizes.

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One other quick note. Some may recall that back in the early days of this site one of our most hotly debated topics was (are you ready?)… pantyhose. That’s right, we had some delightful conversations about the topic and even did a poll about the issue. As some may be aware, the pantyhose discussion continues, with the Wall Street Journal writing about The Return of Nude Pantyhose in May, and a GMA (Good Morning America) story, also in May, Pantyhose Are Back on the Runway. This week we see another piece, Americans follow Kate Middleton’s fashion style, and bring back pantyhose (ugh?!) The recent spate of stories has me thinking it may be time to revisit the topic. Thoughts…?

 

Jul 262015
 

Today was to have been ‘Super Sunday’ at the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth races, the final day of World Cup activities in Portsmouth, located on England’s southern coast.

©Andrew Parsons / i-Images

©Andrew Parsons / i-Images

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Jul 222015
 

In honor of Prince George’s birthday today we have a simple post offering pictures of HRH with his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. In some cases we’ll also see Prince William, but the focus is Kate and George.

We begin with this trio of images taken at the Lindo Wing two years ago today.  Kate wore a bespoke Jenny Packham dress.

Splash News/Georgina Brewer ITV/PA Wire

Splash News/Georgina Brewer ITV/PA Wire

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