Jan 272013

We are back with the long-overdue dress polls. In an effort to keep them as manageable as possible we have divided the dresses into three categories:

  1. more casual dresses
  2. dressier frocks
  3. previously worn garments

I did the best I could trying to sort them into appropriate groups, hopefully everyone will be comfortable with how things are categorized.

We begin with the more casual styles. In February Kate opted for a dress by Jesire when visiting the National Portrait Gallery. The double-breasted dress had an exaggerated shawl collar, three-quarter sleeves and full skirt. There was a bit of chatter after Kate’s appearance that the defunct label might be revived, that no longer seems likely.

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Jan 092013

Once again we seek your votes on your most favored Kate styles from 2012. Today we look at Kate’s evening gowns as well as suits/separates worn by the Duchess in 2012.

Kate was stunning for the January premiere of War Horse, wearing what proved to be a popular dress, the ‘Amoret’ by Alice Temperley. The gown showcased French lace with a floral motif atop a nude silk lining, unlined lace sleeves, a snug fit to the hip where the skirt then flares to the floor, waist detailing with a bow, a deep vee neck and keyhole opening at the back.

Weir Photos/Splash News

There was also a short sleeved white version offered via the Temperley Bridal line, both styles now appear to be sold out.

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Nov 232012

We have several quick updates to share today, beginning with a follow-up to our story about several of Kate’s photographs being posted on the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge website. If you struggled to see the images you weren’t alone, below we show a screen grab from the site.


There was so much traffic part of the site was offline for several hours. The message was updated to recommend that visitors visit the Monarchy’s Flickr page to view Kate’s photographs, here is another screen grab.


The site wasn’t offline for long, it was completely functional after several hours, click here to visit the page. Below, one of the photographs by Kate that people were trying to see, this one shows a jungle clearing in the Borneo rainforest.

©HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, 2012 DukeandDuchessofCambridge.org

I imagine there may be a few chuckles over the holidays about Kate “breaking the internet”.


We have resolution on two UFOs (Unidentified Fashion Objects), the first is the bag carried by Kate in October of last year to the wedding of Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton.

SplashNews.com 8/1/2011

That is LK Bennett’s Delilah suede clutch with bow, our thanks to WKW Facebook friend Victoria Emily Cooper-Morrison, she alerted us to the bag’s origins. We also thank Tatiana’s Delights on Facebook, she purchased the aubergine version of the bag and shared this photo of the bag (top image), the black version is also shown in an image from an online auction site.

eBay Auction/Tatiana’s Delights Facebook Page

Additionally, the bag came in red.

eBay Australia

Our second ID involves a pair of shoes worn by Kate on the recent Tour.

LK Bennett/Splash News

Many of us believed they were by LK Bennett, the company’s Sledge in off white. It turns out we were wrong; as some suspected, Kate was actually wearing Russell and Bromley’s Park Avenue.

Russell & Bromley

A big tip of the tiara on this one to Ashley Marie, she was tenacious in pursuing her belief the shoe was this style from Russell and Bromley, she stayed with the search until she received confirmation from the company that Kate was wearing their Park Avenue, our thanks to her for that effort. (LK Bennett said Kate purchased their Sledge in off-white, if that is the case then the Duchess is well-stocked with off-white heels.)

Our final item for discussion tonight is Kate’s UFO clutch from the Jubilee Tour.

This is also by Russell and Bromley, it is the label’s Park Avenue clutch, now we know why it went so well with the off-white pumps, the two items were made to go together. Below, better images of the bag via My Small Obsessions.

Splash News/My Small Obsessions

Both the bag and shoes retail at £165. Many thanks to My Small Obsessions for additional photos of the bag.


A quick update on our Links of London giveaway: the Grand Prize winner is Brittany S. of Decatur, Goergia, the Second Prize winner is Nadia A. from Lake Worth, Florida. Congratulations to both lucky ladies, and an enormous note of thanks to Links of London for offering such generous prizes.

If you entered but did not win any of the prizes, here’s a wonderful promotion Links is offering:

Links of London

To receive a special 15% discount on the entire Hope Collection, enter promo code WKW15 at checkout.


A reminder, tomorrow Kate and William are expected at the rugby match between the Welsh Red Dragons and New Zealand’s All Blacks, the match starts at 12:15pm ET. The match is being played in Cardiff (Wales) at Millennium Stadium.