We’re back with your afternoon fashion watch, a brief look at Kate’s dress selection for the start of the North American Tour in Ottawa, Canada.
You can tell it was breezy at Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.
The couple’s first stop was at the National War Memorial where they laid a wreath.
They then traveled to Rideau Hall. Below you see them with Governor-General David Johnston (second from right) and Prime minister Stephen Harper (R).
The Duke and Duchess during the ceremonies.
The dress is by Erdem, a British brand helmed by Montreal-born designer Erdem Moralioglu. (The website may be found here.) The Duchess was wearing the ‘Cecile’ style.
The Cecile dress is shown on the designer’s site as being from the Pre-Spring 2011 collection, but it is identified at many fashion sites as being from the Resort 2012 collection, which may explain why it isn’t shown as available for purchase anywhere.
Mr. Moralioglu shows both his collections at London Fashion Week. His garments are available at a number of upscale retailers, including Saks, Neimans, Barneys, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and many more.
Kate again wore the LK Bennett Sledge2 pump in light taupe and carried the
envelope clutch we have seen on many previous occasions Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley ‘Muse’ clutch.
Her hair was partially up.
UPDATE: It looks like Kate is wearing Tiffany’s Cabochon Sapphire & Diamond earrings. We show them with the Elsa Peretti® Color by the Yard sapphire and diamond bracelet; the Duchess has worn a necklace from that collection, most notably for the formal engagement announcement.
Some fashion fans are expressing a desire to see The Duchess in brighter colors, in looks that are not quite so conservative as the navy worn this morning and again this afternoon. I imagine we will see her in some bright red for this evening’s outdoor barbecue, and we’ll see you then as well!