Oct 072012

We are back with results from the various Tour polls we did, along with a few more updates.

We start with the two dress questions, you may recall we broke this into two parts, those dresses worn to the less formal functions and those we dubbed the party frocks,” pieces Kate wore at evening and invitation-only events.

First, the pieces seen at the not-quite-as-dressy events. There were 7958 individual votes cast, the dress you selected as your favorite is this Jenny Packham, worn for the “couple’s arrival in Singapore and trip to the Botanic Gardens.

Splash News/The Straits Times Facebook/Splash News

This was a tight vote with the white McQueen suit running a close second, better seen below in the bar graph with results showing the top 5 choices.


Our second dress poll involved those dressier styles from the Tour. There were no surprises, after 8,489 votes the winner is Kate’s Temperley dress, seen at the tea held at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Kuala Lumpur.

Arthur Edwards-The Sun-PA Wire/Rebecca English, The Daily Mail/Mail Online

The results were fairly definitive in this poll with a solid margin between the Temperley and the second choice piece.


We move to accessories now, beginning with your favorite pair of shoes from the Tour: you chose the Jimmy Choo ‘Dart’ heels that accessorized Kate’s bespoke McQueen dress at the Malaysia State Dinner.

Jimmy Choo ‘Dart’ Sandal

And the results.


When it came to the bags Kate carried during the trip, the favorite stood out clearly, the black Longchamp Le Pliage tote in the medium, with shorter handles.

Le Pliage Medium Tote (Short Handles)

Fewer votes were made in the accessory polls, 3570 took part in the handbag voting, here are the top three results.


The jewelry options encompassed a broad range of styles and prices, from glittering precious gems to gold plated pieces. Your favorite? The “Unknown Prong Set Bluish-Green Stone Drop Earrings” took first place.


And our final Tour poll involved more unorthodox choices, we sought your opinion on several non-standard accessories. Once again, the results were not surprising.

Rebecca English, The Daily Mail – Mail Online Twitter

With 3429 unique votes, the #1 choice by a wide margin were the faux pearl accessories Kate used to style her updo with the blue Temperley dress.


Many thanks to everyone who took part in these. While non-scientific they *are* fun, it’s always fascinating to see how personal preferences stack up against popular opinion.


Also today, the lucky winners of our “A Royal Pain” book giveaway, the almost-published novel by author (and friend) Megan Mulry. Initially we were just giving away my ARC (Advanced Readers Copy), but Megan has been extremely generous, and is adding three actual copies of the book to the stash, so we have four winners. The first name is for the ARC, and the other three will receive the book in its final version.

1) Shannon in Australia

2) Jessica Lynne

3) Anna Marie

4) Mandy (Email begins with mcmc)

If all four could email me (Susan @ WhatKateWore.com) we’ll sort out details to get your goodies to you. Many, many thanks to Megan for being such a delight to work with!


Finally today, a reminder that Kate and William have multiple appearances this week, including one added to the schedule for tomorrow (Monday, the 8th). The Monday function remains a mystery, if we receive updated information we’ll pop it into the post straightaway.
UPDATE: Reports say the couple will meet with law students at Middle Temple in London.

Tuesday: Kate and William are in Burton for the official opening of St. George’s Park, the new home to the Football Association and its National Football Centre.

Wednesday: We do have more specific times for most of Wednesday’s events in Newcastle.

I do not have a time for Wednesday’s final event at CRI Stockton Recovery Service, located in Stockton-On-Tees.

Sep 292012

We are back with our third and final Royal Tour poll, this one looking at accessories: bags, shoes, jewelry and a few miscellaneous items. Many of the items will look familiar, there are also few new pieces in the mix we think everyone will enjoy seeing again. The post is broken into four polls; one on handbags, another for shoes, a third for jewelry and a final mini-poll on things that stand on their own.


Our first item is the clutch carried for the couple’s arrival in Singapore when Kate was in the pink Jenny Packham dress, it was also carried for the Solomon Islands arrival, accessorizing the Jonathan Saunders Evelyn. Some believe this is a Jimmy Choo Cosma bag.

PHOTOS: James Whatling – Corbis – Splash

With her Erdem dress at the Eden Hall reception in Singapore Kate carried another UFO (Unidentified Fashion Object) clutch.

Splash News

We saw the return of the Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Maud, it was seen at the State Dinner in Singapore, Kate was wearing her Prabal Gurung dress for that event.

Anya Hindmarch Maud Clutch

The Wilbur and Gussie ‘Charlie’ also made another appearance, it was carried to the State Dinner in Malaysia, accessorizing Kate’s Alexander McQueen gown.

Wilbur and Gussie

We saw the Russell and Bromley ‘Muse’ return in Singapore, accessorizing the white broderie anglaise McQueen suit.

Rebecca English, Daily Mail/Splash News

LK Bennett’s Natalie was back for the tour, including Kate & William’s visit to the Mosque in Malaysia, as well as the British-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

LK Bennett Natalie

During the trip to Sabah in Malaysia we saw Kate with one of her many Longchamp Le Pliage totes on the helicopter.

Medium Le Pliage Tote at Selfridges


Kate started the tour in her LK Bennett Taupe Sledge pumps, seen in Singapore.

LK Bennett Sledge in Taupe

Kate’s Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedge was seen on multiple occasions, including the couple’s day in Singapore.

Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon

There was an addition to the ‘Sledge family,’ we saw Kate wear the Sledge in Off White.

LK Bennett Sledge in Off White

The LK Bennett Harper was back, worn with the Erdem dress to the reception at British High Commissioner’s residence in Singapore, more in this post.

LK Bennett Harper

For the formal dinner in Malaysia Kate brought out a new pair of Jimmy Choo heels, the Dart. (With thanks to WKW Facebook friend Sarah for identifying these.)

Splsah News/Jimmy Choo

Kate’s black Prada heels returned, worn with the creamy white and purple Prabal Gurung dress for the State Dinner in Singapore.

Splash News

For the day in Borneo’s rainforest, Kate opted to wear her Brasher Hillmaster GTX boots.

Brasher/Simon Amos – Brasher Facebook Page

The Stuart Weitzman Minx returned.

Chris Jackson/PA Wire

We briefly saw Kate wear her trusty Pied a Terre Imperia wedges when departing Kota Kinabalu and journeying to the Solomon Islands.

Pied a Terre ‘Imperia’

And that covers the footwear.


Annoushka Pearl Drops set  in 18K gold Created in 18ct yellow gold and pearl, these Pearl Earring Drops look stunning on our Eclipse 18ct yellow gold and diamond Porcupine Hoop Earrings.

Annoushka/Splash News

Diamond Drops with Aqua-ish/Blue-ish prong set center stone, possibly a custom version of the Kiki McDonough earrings shown below.

Kiki McDonough/UK Press Association

Once again we saw the diamond and sapphire earrings that were re-fashioned from a pair of Princess Diana’s, below we show them (barely) during the couple’s time at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

Gardens by the Bay Facebook

For the State Dinner in Malaysia the Duchess wore pieces by Catherine Zoraida, including the artisan’s Double Leaf Earrings.

UK Press Association/Catherine Zoraida

Kate also wore the Scales (Spread Your Wings)Bracelet by Ms Zoraida.

UK Press Association/Catherine Zoraida

Also new to the mix, Kate’s Red Sponge Coral earrings by Serretta, worn with the TAV pacific dress for the Governor General’s dinner in

Serretta Red Sponge Coral Earrings

Kate reprised her Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings to go with the yellow Jaeger dress worn throughout the day in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Kiki McDonough

We saw another new pair of earrings on the tour, Kate wore the Azuni Disc Studs with Drop Stone from the company’s Athena collection.


That concludes our look at jewelry.

Miscellaneous Accessories: A few items stood out as meriting another look, either because they were unusual, or their inclusion in another category really didn’t make sense.

The parasol carried after the wreath laying at the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore, as William and Kate toured the Cemetery following the ceremony.

James Whatling/Corbis

The Jane Taylor bespoke hat worn for the Solomon Islands arrival with the Jonathan Saunders Evelyn dress.

Jane Taylor Millinery/Rebecca English, The Daily Mail-Mail Online

Kate’s elegant pearl hair accessories wowed many of her fashion followers.

Rebecca English, The Daily Mail – Mail Online Twitter

At the gala dinner in Tuvalu Kate was given a traditional skirt to wear atop her ALICE by Temperley Beatrice dress.

PA Wire

Kate wearing a traditional Tuvaluan Fou, a floral head dressing, at Funafuti.

Loia M. Tausi – TuvaluIslands.com/Andy Explores Blog

We’ll be back shortly with a look at Kate’s outing to a friend’s wedding today, a giveaway and an app update, there is another one that is now available.


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