Sep 242012

Hello once again, we now have the promised poll looking at less formal styles worn by Kate on the just concluded Jubilee Tour. We structured things in two polls to try and keep this from being an excessively lengthy post, following are the daytime looks, the voting for those styles worn primarily to dressier, ‘invite only’ events is here.

Here we go with the less formal looks.

Singapore Jenny Packham Silk de Gournay – The first look in Singapore for Kate was by one of her go-to designers, Jenny Packham. Kate’s dress for airport welcoming ceremonies and Botanic Gardens visit was pale pink, showcasing hand-painted orchids, a kimono inspired neckline/waist detailing, as well as three-quarter sleeves.

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Singapore Alexander McQueen White Eyelet (Broderie Anglaise) suit – Kate started the day on Wednesday the 12th in a custom piece by Alexander McQueen for an appearance at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, as well as the Rolls Royce Factory, the two-piece look had a fitted top with cuffed short sleeves, a deep vee neck, self belt and full skirt.

Gardens by the Bay Facebook/Rebecca English The Daily Mail

Raoul separates: Queenstown, Singapore – For Kate’s next activities on Wednesday she changed from the white McQueen into a Singaporean brand, Raoul. Both pieces featured a red and black cube print on ivory silk, the Tara top is now sold out, while the skirt remains available, it has a black waistband with a hidden side zip fastening.

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Jenny Packham, Singapore War Memorial, Hospis Malaysia Speech – On Thursday the 13th, Kate returned to Jenny Packham for another bespoke frock, this one for the couple’s visit to the Kranji War Memorial. The dress featured a button front bodice, lace overlay on the bodice and sleeves, a full, pleated skirt, done in a duck egg blue color.

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Beulah London Malaysia Mosque visit, Chamber Lunch – Kate went for another bespoke piece on the 14th, by a label she likes, Beulah London. She wore the Sabitri, the custom version of Beulah’s Blossom dress (now available in limited numbers) in a lustrous silk, with Beulah’s billowing signature sleeves, button front, pintucks and self belt.

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Casual Look Sabah, Malaysia Borneo Rainforest Hike – Kate was casual for the couple’s visit to Danum Valley on Saturday (the 15th), it is located in Sabah, one of two Malaysian states in Borneo. That made sense, she and William were spending much of the day exploring the rainforest. Kate’s top has been shown to be an older season Zara piece and the boots are by Brasher (for more on the blouse & boots, our post is here), the trousers remain unidentified.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Departure – This is the dress (tough to see, I know) wore for the departure ceremonies as the couple left Malaysia for the Solomon Islands. As noted in the post, Kate has previously worn the pink and navy (or black) print dress in 2002, again in 2005, many have noted it has the signature elements of a DVF wrap dress, a style we know the Duchess is fond of.

Honaria Arrival Jonathan Saunders – Kate selected Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders for the next Tour dress, choosing his Evelyn dress. The piece was another diplomatic nod to the host country, the dress colors are very similar to those found in the Solomon Islands flag. The Evelyn is a cotton/viscose blend, with short sleeves, a self-belt to cinch in the waist, side pockets and a veed back neckline.

Splash News/Rebecca English The Daily Mail, Mail Online/Simon Perry People Magazine

Honiara, Solomon Islands Jaeger Dress – For a busy day in the Solomon Islands’ capital city, Honiara, Kate wore a sunny yellow Jaeger dress. The dress was knee length in 100% cotton, with cap sleeves, a button front, shirt collar, fitted top, full skirt, and a self belt Kate tied in a vertical position as opposed to the more standard horizontal bows we see.

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Flight to Marapa, trip to Tavanipupu Mulberry Navy Blue – Kate returned to what became a significant element in Tour dresses, a frock of broderie anglaise (or eyelet) fabric, this one by Mulberry. The knee-length dress is sleeveless, with a defined waistline, full skirt and zipper back, in Mulberry’s ‘midnight blue’. It is from the label’s Resort 2012 collection. Jackson-PA Wire/Mulberry Courtesy Photo

Honiara Airport, Yellow Independent Dressmaker – For the couple’s return flight from Tavanipupu and flight to Tuvalu Kate was in another yellow dress, this one described as “primrose yellow” by St. James’s Palace. The above knee length piece was also in broderie anglaise material, with a boat neckline, full short sleeves that were unlined and self belted waistline.

Rebecca English, The Daily Mail-Mail Online/James Whatling, Splash News-Corbis

Brisbane Airport #1, Project D Penelope Dress – Kate went with a Project D dress for the first portion of the long trip home, the ‘Penelope’ features a fold-down collar, cuffed short sleeves, box pleats and an invisible zipper on the front.

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Brisbane Airport #2 Casual Look – Kate switched out of her dress and into more casual attire for yet another long flight, donning her skinny jeans, white jumper knit top, and brightly colored Temperley scarf, in the Lotus Leopard print ($385).

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I’m also thinking about one last poll with accessories, jewelery, etc.,….thoughts?

Sep 172012

William and Kate returned from their brief getaway on a private island overnight, here we see them deplaning after flying back to Honiara.

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Paul Harrison of Sky News posted a picture that shows Kate waving to the crowd gathered at the airport.

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You have a closer look at the dress the dress in this photo from Rebecca English.

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The couple never left Henderson Field, as it was time for them to say goodbye to Honiara and the Solomon Islands altogether, moving on to their final stop on the Tour, Tuvalu. Below we see them walking to the aircraft that will fly them to Tuvalu.

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Kate carried a fan to stay cool in the warm temps and high humidity.

Aides told reporters accompanying the couple very much enjoyed their time on Tavanipupu, more in this tweet from Paul Harrison of Sky News.

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It’s good to know they were able to relax and unwind a bit.

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Kate’s dress today is by “an independent dressmaker,” according to the Palace. We don’t know if it’s the same individual who made her Christmas coat, or someone entirely different.

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The dress is described as being primrose yellow, it features a boat neckline, a self belted waistline, full short sleeves that are not lined and it hits a few inches above the knee. It seems the Duchess may have a textile theme going on the Tour, this is the third frock in traditional broderie anglaise, or eyelet, material.

Kate’s hair looked wonderful, it was in a lovely updo, a nice change and probably much cooler.

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It looked as though Kate gave herself a respite from hose (tights), this would be the second time she has done that, nor did she wear pantyhose yesterday either. (Very wise move, especially consider the locales.)  She wore her Stuart Weitzman Minx wedges again and also repeated the Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings.

William and Kate are in the air as I type, I am actually going to keep this update very brief, and hope to return later this evening/morning if there is a change of clothing. We leave you with this image of a young Scout at Funafuti, the Tuvalu airport, shared by Andy Browning.  The young man is awaiting the couple’s arrival, many will recall Kate is a volunteer with UK Scouting, she will be seeing some Scouts during the visit.

Andy Browning Twitter (@AndyExplores)

Our thanks to Andy Browning for sharing the picture, he currently lives in Tuvalu and works as a Scout Development Ambassador.

UPDATE: Kate & William have landed in Tuvalu, she remains in her yellow dress. The next ensemble we’ll see is like at the dinner this evening by the Governor-General.