Jan 072015
 

We are back with some headline updates as well as our nonscientific poll looking at the coats Kate wore in 2014.  We begin with several engagements added to Kate’s Calendar that were announced yesterday and this morning.

  • Thursday, January 15: Kate will officially open a new Art Room at Barlby Primary School. During the visit Kate will meet staff and students and take part in a discussion about the Art Room and its work. (This is an event originally scheduled for October that was canceled because of Kate’s illness.)
  • Friday, January 16: Kate takes part in an event hosted by the The Fostering Network to celebrate the work done by foster carers. The Duchess will learn about the work done by foster carers and then attend a reception with those involved in foster care.
  • Monday, January 19: The Duchess will have several engagements today, all in the Kensington area of London. She starts the day with a morning coffee at Family Friends, a group that “recruits, trains and matches volunteers with parents, children or adolescents”. Next Kate formally opens Kensington Aldridge Academy, a new school that has a focus on performing and creative arts, as well as growing students’ entrepreneurial skills. Kate’s final engagement is the official opening of the Kensington Leisure Centre.

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Now to our poll. As with the dress polls, here is our rational regarding which coats are in what category:

  • 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.

In January there were no public engagements and February’s did not involve a coat. The first outerwear we saw Kate wearing in 2014 was that chosen for the St. Patrick’s Day appearance with the Irish Guards, the ‘Persephone’ coat by Hobbs. Constructed in a rayon/wool blend, the coat features all of the classic trench elements: epaulets, storm flaps, and double-breasted styling. The official color name for this item is ‘pine’.

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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.

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SplashNews.com/i-Images, Polaris

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Dec 242014
 

Hello, and greetings to all celebrating the holiday! We pop in for our annual post sharing what Kate wore for Christmas services at Saint Mary Magdalene this morning.

©Stephen Lock / i-Images

©Stephen Lock / i-Images

Victoria Murphy of The Daily Mirror shared this photo on Twitter of the royals on the Sandringham grounds as they walked to church, you can just see the Duke and Duchess holding hands in the middle of the picture.

Victoria Murphy, the Daily Mirror Twitter (@QueenVicMirror)

Victoria Murphy, The Daily Mirror Twitter (@QueenVicMirror)

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