Dec 292011

Before getting to our poll today we want to share a quick update on what Kate wore to watch Prince William play football Christmas Eve.

Paul Marsh/Lynn News

The photo was taken by Lynn News photo editor, Paul Marsh, The News is one of the local papers in Norfolk.  Kate is wearing LK Bennett’s Darwin Jacket in ‘espresso’ sheepskin, our thanks to WKW Facebook friend Adrienne for the speedy identification of the jacket.

LK Bennett Darwin

The jacket is described this way:

The Darwin is a super sexy shearling jacket and one of the most beautiful pieces of the season. The full collar and cuffs with exposed shearling combined with a nipped waist make this a must have. Feminine seaming makes this a luxurious item but it works equally well for special occasions, work or casual wear – so it is an investment piece that could bring new energy to your whole wardrobe.

LK Bennett is almost entirely out of the jacket online, but we have had multiple reports from those finding it in their local LK Bennett store or stockist, including the Michigan Avenue store in Chicago.  The Darwin is priced at £695, roughly $1100 at today’s exchange rates.

The Duchess was also wearing Temperley’s Honeycomb Jumper (sweater) in Almond (it’s no longer available in this color, we show the Tunic style on the far left in the photo below), our link is to the Orchid colorway. Many thanks to Michele, also a WKW FB friend, she initially discovered the sweater, very quickly I might add!

Temperley London/Net-a-Porter

The sweater is said to be one of Alice Temperley’s first designs, it is made of supersoft lambswool, with detail at the rolled collar and extended sleeves, the Orchid is selling at $525. The pattern is replicated in a broad range of pieces, including a Honeycomb Dress, Jacket, and Tunic (available in several colors).

Kate is wearing the Le Chameau Vierzonord (or Vierzon Nord) boots we initially posted about here. The Ladies Vierzonord is currently available at Philip Morris at £150 in all sizes, in the US the boot is available at Orvis in a broad range of sizes at £150.

Le Chameau

In the US Endless, 6pm, Cabela’s and Orvis carry the brand, I’m not sure how many stock this specific model.  For those unfamiliar with the brand, Le Chameau makes an exceptional boot that will keep your feet warm and dry under almost any conditions, they can take also take a beating.

We don’t know the brand of jeans or hat, if we do learn more we’ll post an update here.

A reminder that the Lynn News will be printing pictures in tomorrow’s paper, I presume they will also share them online. In the interim, click here for the paper’s wonderful slide show and music sharing the images from the Christmas Eve football game as well as the walkabout following church on Christmas Day.


Our ‘Pick Your Favorite _____” polls are designed to learn your top choices among those things Kate has worn, be they apparel, accessories…or jewelry. Today it is the latter, we ask you to vote for your favorite earrings.

Our visual refresher begins with the Kiki McDonough Grace studs.

Canadian Heritage/Kiki McDonough

The oft-worn Citrine Drops by Kiki McDonough have also been seen frequently.

Canadian Heritage/Kiki McDonough

The Kiki McDonough Diamond and Green Amethyst (quartz) drops were first seen on Christmas Day.

Kiki McDonough

The Links of London Hope Egg earrings have been worn many timers, including in an engagement photo.

Canadian Heritage/Links of London

Another pair by Links of London, the Effervescent Bubble Stiletto earrings.

Canadian Heritage/Links of London

The Vinnie Day Leaf Hoop earrings were seen most recently in Copenhagen, but worn many times prior to that event.

Canadian Heritage/Vinnie Day

The Eva by Beaut Jewelry was worn with Kate’s Jenny Packham silvery gown in November at the National Memorial Arboretum fundraiser.

‘Eva’ at Beaut Jewelry/Diana’s Jewels

Not seen quite as frequently, the Tiffany Diamond and Sapphire cabochons worn for last year’s engagement announcement, as well as on other occasions, like the couple’s visit to Birmingham in August following the riots.

Canadian Heritage/Tiffany

These glittering diamond and sapphire earrings debuted at the service for Prince Philip’s 90th birthday, I continue to believe they have been remade for Kate from Diana’s earrings.

Canadian Heritage

It looks like the diamond cluster drops that were first seen at the Canada Day concert in Ottawa will make regular appearances.

Many thanks to both My Small Obsessions and Diana’s Jewels, both have been more-than-generous in sharing their insight and experience on all things jewelry-related since the very first WKW post.

Don’t forget to vote on your favorite coat and/or your favorite evening gowns.