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.