Jan 222015
 

We are back with an update and then we’ll move to our polls.

We begin with a look at something Kate wore in photos published Tuesday by Bild, a German newspaper.

Bild

Bild

With thanks to Christin Zipfel on the WKW Facebook page for her translation, the text essentially reads:

“A jumper with little hearts over the babybump. No make up. Uncombed casual hair. We see the Duchess of Cambridge from England (6 months pregnant) during a shopping tour in a supermarket. Without any royal features and very normal she did her errands in the only cheap supermarket in her home village Buckleburry”

The Duchess was shown shopping at her local Bucklebury market, Peach’s, perhaps best described to US readers as somewhere between a 7-11 and a small local market. Kate was wearing a sweater by Beulah London, the ‘Delaney‘.

Beulah London

Beulah London

The sweater featured a heart print and was part of the label’s a/w 2014 collection. One FYI: the sweater was only offered in grey; the Bild photo(s) were photoshopped, that is why it looks navy. The sweater is a wool/cashmere blend that originally retailed for £250, but was most recently discounted to £125.

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Jan 132015
 

We return with another poll looking for your vote, as well as some news headlines.

Some background on how this poll is structured, including what pieces are included this year:

  • While we did not include tour pieces in our previous polls, the two semi-formal looks Kate wore during the tour are covered in this one. There are so very many dresses in the tour dress polls, breaking out these two styles seemed to make sense.
  • There is one repeat included in this poll: the inky blue evening gown by Jenney Packham worn in February and again in December. Because many of us consider an ensemble’s overall impact (taking into account jewelry, accessories, hair style, jewelry) when deciding how we feel about a style, it made sense to vote on the gown. The hair and jewelry were significantly different for the two engagements.

There were no January appearances. In February we saw Kate in that classic Jenny Packham evening gown for the Annual Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery. The Duchess also wore the Nizam of Hyderabad diamond necklace, loaned to her by the Queen.

Stephen Lock, i-Images, Polaris/SplashNews.com

Stephen Lock, i-Images, Polaris/SplashNews.com

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Jan 052015
 

We’re back, hopeful that all of you experienced splendid holidays, perhaps even enjoying time that was relaxing and restorative. Once again it’s time to seek your input on what Kate wore in the preceding year, asking you to vote in our non-scientific polls. At this point we’re planning to do the same categories used in previous years:

  • Favorite daytime wear (dresses, and the occasional suit/separates)
  • Semi-formal and formal dresses
  • Coats, there was quite a collection this year!
  • Shoes/boots
  • Probably hats, and perhaps jewelry

Some background on how the polls are structured, including what pieces are and are not included this year:

  • Because we voted on tour pieces in May it didn’t make sense to list them all out again (we’d be scrolling for days), so they are not included in these first two year-end polls. Once votes are in for these two polls we will take the top few choices and combine them with the tour poll results for a ‘super poll,’ for lack of a better term.
  • There is one exception for inclusion in these initial polls: repeats. If Kate debuted a piece during the tour that we saw again in the course of the year, it is being included in the “repeats” category.  Likewise, if Kate wore something in New Zealand or Australia that was worn prior to the tour, it is in the repeats category.

We start in February when Kate wore a new frock from LK Bennett for an Art Room opening. It is the ‘Detroit’ dress, a look that quickly became a favorite among the WKW crowd. The dress is a poly/rayon blend with a touch of elastene for stretch and comfort. The knee-length dress has a silhouette Kate is fond of, with a cinched waist, additional darts at the waist and shoulders, notched collar and sleeves.

SplashNews.com/i-Images, Polaris

SplashNews.com/i-Images, Polaris

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