We are back with something I know readers will enjoy, an opportunity to win a pair of the stunning Aquatalia boots Kate is known for wearing so frequently.
But first, a spot of background on why we’re doing the giveaway: Aquatalia has generously donated another pair of Rhumba boots to help us boost awareness and $$$ (or £££ or €€€, whatever currency works where you are) for the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser. The fundraiser is being done by royal/fashion bloggers with all proceeds going directly to one of Kate’s patronages, EACH, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Below, a little one receiving care at an EACH hospice.
Here we see Kate visiting another EACH facility in March of 2012.
We are wrapping up our primary fundraiser efforts, and would be ever-so-grateful if you would consider donating even $2 or £2 (anything you can) by visiting our Just Giving page. We have exceeded our goal, but would love to put a little icing on the fundraising cake, so to speak.
Now we move on to the really fun part of today’s post, the boot giveaway. Below we see the Duchess sporting her Rhumba boots on a trip to Saint Andrews University with William in February of 2011.
For that engagement in Scotland Kate paired her Rhumbas with a Luisa Spagnoli dress/jacket. Below we offer a better look at the boots.
Kate has been a fan of Aquatalia for some time, here she wears another pair of the brand’s boots.
It is identical to Kate’s pair and last year’s Royal, with one exception: the hardware. Below we show the Royalty and the Royal side-by-side. The materials, construction, upper, everything is the same, the hardware is just a touch more distinctive.
Saks now offers the Rhumba as well as other Aquatalia styles; Nordstrom continues to offer a selection of Aquatalia footwear, they still have a solid selection of the Royal available in the leather version (and it is on sale!), but only a very limited range of sizes in the suede style worn by Kate, and just large sizes in the black Rhumba. And Zappos also offers a solid selection of Aquatalia.
The change in seasons means Aquatalia is launching its Pre-Fall 2013 collection, offering new designs across the board. We’ll look at a few from the “Marvin K.” group, a line targeted at those “seeking a bit more adventure in their footwear”. Below, new smoking-style shoes, both in soft suede: on the left we see the Adrianna, and on the right, the Angelica.
Both are from Aquatalia’s Sacchetto collection, a group that sounds comfy but also looks über-stylish.
Developed in Italy, our unique Sacchetto collection molds to the foot and offers unmatched flexibility while maintaining shape….the lining gently encloses the foot like a glove. We also add a high tech compression-resistant cushioning which is sewn directly into the lining and foot bed for a supportive fit with every step.
The result is the most comfortable and lightweight fashion shoe ever to meet your feet.
Below we see the Paige style from this collection.
And the the Utopia2 Stretch Mini-Wedge.
On to our giveaway. The prize is a stunning pair of Aquatalia Rhumba boots in this fall’s newest color, anthracite.
The Rhumba now comes in six colors: taupe, anthracite, espresso, wine, navy and black.
This pair offers all the great design and construction elements found in Kate’s Rhumbas, beginning with that stretchy suede upper that is weatherproofed, making for a more comfortable fit. There is an inside zipper, slip-resistant rubber sole, and 2.5″ walking height (3.25″ stacked leather heel with 0.75″ platform). Like all of Aquatalia’s footwear, the boots are made in Italy.
The contest runs from Monday August 26 through 11:59pm on September 2nd. We will announce the winner on the 4th. This particular giveaway is open only to residents of Canada and the 48 states of the Continental US and the District of Columbia. Here’s how to enter:
1) Click here to sign up for Aquatalia’s mailing list. (This step is required to enter the giveaway.)
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- If you refer a friend to the contest you will also receive another entry.
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