Dec 272011

We’re back with another of our year-end polls, but first we want to share two quick updates on items recently worn/carried by Kate. The first is about the shoes worn by the Duchess to Christmas services this weekend.

Mascaro, who made the heels at Kate’s request, tells me they are being re-issued mid-January. The platform pumps will sell for £169, or about $265 USD.  Additionally, Mascaro’s sister brand Pretty Ballerinas is re-issuing the black velvet clutch carried by the Duchess to last week’s Sun Military Awards.

Pretty Ballerinas Black Velvet Clutch

The bag will be sold at UK Pretty Ballerinas stores starting in mid-January, it is expected to retail for about £185 (roughly $240 USD at today’s exchange rates). Two pieces of good news from Mascaro and Pretty Ballerinas.

We now move to our poll, this one seeks your opinion on the evening gowns Kate has worn in the last year.  To help jog your memory, our mini refresher course starts with the Jenny Packham Pearlescent Rose Sequin Gown worn for the June ARK Gala.

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Dec 262011

As previously discussed, we are doing a series of polls in an effort to ascertain some favorite items among those Kate has worn (or carried) in the last year. We begin with outerwear, coats we have seen the Duchess wear in the preceding twelve months.

Here are a few quick reminders: the Katherine Hooker coat worn for the lifeboat christening in Anglesey.

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The Burberry worn when visiting Belfast in March.

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The military style Alexander McQueen worn for the Irish Guards ceremony.

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The white Alexander McQueen for Trooping the Colour in June.

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The navy Ted Baker trench coat seen in Canada during this summer’s tour.

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The LK Bennett red ‘Ami’ coat worn to Copenhagen for the UNICEF event in November?

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Kate’s black Diane von Furstenberg was very much a hit for Remembrance Sunday this November.

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A few notes on how these were selected as the ‘finalists’:

We’ll keep each of these open for several days, we hope to do jewelry and formal dresses tomorrow.

Dec 252011

We have a brief post to share about what turned out to be a rather unusual Christmas morning for the Royal Family; it is the first time anyone can remember that Prince Philip wasn’t on hand to join everyone for services at St. Mary’s. The 90-year-old Duke has been hospitalized since Friday as he recovers from what is believed to have been a heart attack, followed by surgery to implant a cardiac stent. The church is located on Sandringham property; it has long been a tradition for members of the Royal Family to greet well-wishers along the way to and from church on Christmas.

There were two trips to St. Marys today, for the first Kate was seen wearing a grey coat and her Aquatalia boots, she did not have a hat on or seem to carry a handbag.

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