We are back with another fabulous giveaway to share. It is from our friends and sponsors at Links of London. The response to our previous contests with this incredible jeweler have been so positive it seemed like a grand idea to do another one.
The timing is ideal as we head into the holiday season, it always gets me to thinking about trinkets that Santa might hide under the tree. How about the charms that Links offers? These treasures can go on a bracelet or be worn on a pendant.
The holiday charms are darling.
Who wouldn’t love a bracelet from the company’s new Star Dust Collection?! The sterling silver mesh bracelets come in a variety of colors including rose gold, gold, silver and grey. They’re accented with glittering CZs and have magnetic clasps.
There is no shortage of elegant earrings, these are merely a sampling of all the different styles.
The brand’s continued partnership with Lauren Bush Lauren and her FEED project is helping provide food and drinking water for children living in areas with high rates of HIV/AIDs, or regions with ongoing war/conflict. There’s nothing better than buying or receiving a gift that you know is helping others. The Links of London collection of FEED bracelets may be seen here.
Some of the niftier items at Links can be found in the new Hope Watch collection.
The timepieces have understated leather straps and mother of pearl faces. This pair showcases shimmering pave crystals.
Finding one of these in my stocking would be divine.
Back to our primary mission, the wonderful giveaway. First, a quick refresher for newer Kate fashion fans: the Duchess has shown her fondness for her Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto earrings.
You can see them quite well in this image from the June 2011 ARK Dinner, her first formal engagement following her marriage to Prince William.
As well as her Hope Egg earrings, worn in one of the couple’s engagement photos and on numerous other occasions.
Our Grand Prize winner will receive a pair of the Hope Egg earrings, just like those worn by Kate. These currently sell for $470.
As if that isn’t enough, Links of London is also awarding a Second Prize of the Effervescence Bubble Stiletto Earrings, valued at $270.
Here’s how to enter, please note that Items 1 and 2 must both be accomplished for you to be entered:
- Sign up for the Links of London email list by clicking here. Even if you have previously signed up, you will need to do so again. (But you won’t be getting two copies of the company’s email.)
- Look at the Hope Watch collection and leave a comment telling us which watch you would like to see Kate wearing.
- For a second entry follow Links of London on their just-launched US Twitter feed. Click here to visit their Twitter page; head on over and say “Hi”! (Leave a comment telling us you followed and your Twitter user name.)
Entries are open until midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 20. We’ll announce the winners shortly after that. Good luck to everyone!
Today we have several quick tidbits to share, what we often call ‘bits and bytes’. We begin with updates to Kate’s Calendar:
- Thursday, Nov. 7: Kate and William will meet volunteers who are supporting London Poppy Day. This is part of the annual Poppy Appeal, the event will take place at Kensington Palace.
- Sunday, Nov. 10: Kate’s participation at Remembrance Sunday was never confirmed, I’ve not seen confirmation that she will or won’t be taking part this year.
At the top of the news list, a fourth official photo was released of Prince George’s christening last week, shown here on the cover of People‘s special issue. It is by far my favorite of the four images.
Special commemorative issues of magazine are in abundance, this is the cover of Hello! Canada.
Kate was out and about last Friday, seen shopping at Zara Home. We don’t have a license to post any photographs (they can all be seen here, at PopSugar), but can share what Kate wore. The Duchess was in her skinny jeans and a blouse purchased more than a year ago, the ‘Debarn’ by British-based retailer Jack Wills.
At the time of the purchase Jack Wills tweeted about the purchase, and even shared a photo of an employee in their Glasgow store wearing the blouse.
It looked like the Duchess was in another garment that was purchased more than a year ago, the Zara Long Cashmere Cardigan we showed in this post.
Kate was also wearing her Mint Velvet sneakers.
And carrying her Mulberry Polly Push-Lock handbag.
There was sad news for Collette Dinnigan fan this week, with word she is closing down the majority of her business. The designer shared the news in a handwritten note via social media.
By year’s end Australia’s most internationally acclaimed fashion designer will have closed her eponymous boutiques in Sydney, Melbourne and London and stopped producing the high-end bridal and evening attire on which her reputation has been built and which she now sells worldwide.
Back to the Herald story:
Unlike the long list of those in the industry who have hit the skids, Dinnigan insists that she is not in financial trouble. The business is profitable and there is no debt, she says.
Rather, the 48-year-old’s time was the crunch point. She needed more of it after giving birth to her second child last November, a son, Hunter, who joins nine-year-old Estella and husband Bradley Cocks, whom she married in mid-2011.
Below you see the designer with a model on the catwalk at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
As one might imagine, the response on Twitter and Facebook from fans was vocal. Ms. Dinnigan used those channels to thank people for their support.
We want to update everyone on another pair of boots, the Bally shown below.
Intrepid WKWer Lucy got in touch with Bally about the footwear, she was told the boot’s style name was the “Thrall,” it was from the spring/summer 2007 collection. Since our original post on the boots we have been told about a number of repliKate options. Below left, the Cole-Haan Air Cara at Nordstrom ($299.90), the original boots are in the center, and the Naturalizer Larissa is seen below right, it is on sale for only $56.99 at 6pm.com.