Once again we pop in with a variety of updates, beginning with links to several recent stories about Kate’s style and its impact.
Our first item involves news that won’t surprise WKW readers, word that Kate coverage is helping sell more magazines.
The Telegraph reports that sales for Hello! magazine are higher than usual, the magazine’s coverage of the wedding and other Duchess-related goings-on are credited with boosting circulation numbers. The paper’s story quotes Charlotte Stockting, publishing director for the magazine:
“People who hitherto thought, ‘I know Hello! and I’m not buying it’ have trialled it with the Royal Wedding issue and have stayed with the magazine,” she said.
Ms. Stockting added the “Kate effect” was boosting sales on a weekly basis, and said the Royal Family’s newest member would appear on Hello!’s cover more times within the space of three years than Princess Diana had done in her lifetime.’
On a related note, Kate was voted the magazine’s Young Style Icon of 2011.
It seems Kate’s influence has also impacted what city is the most fashionable: London has now surpassed New York for the top spot. This is according to a survey by an entity known as Global Language Monitor, the group tracks the use of words and phrases in a variety of media. Here is more from the Sydney Morning Herald:
“”We are seeing what the impact of two genuine media stars, Princess Kate and Alexander McQueen can have upon a global ranking. Our numbers show that it was their presence that tipped the victory to London over New York,” the survey’s fashion correspondent Bekka Payack said in a statement.”
Also worth seeing, a lovely video, “Kate in Canada,” the link is to the first of two parts; set aside 20 minutes for Part 1, put your feet up and have a cup of tea. Our thanks to Facebook friends Anna from Our Small Obsessions (a Facebook community focused on Kate’s jewelry) and Trisha for alerting everyone about the video. 🙂
We have an update on last week’s post about the Katherine Hooker trunk shows starting soon in the US; our friend A Petite Princess has been in touch with the company about adapting its elegant styles for those not quite as tall as the Duchess, click here to see that information.
Finally today, we want to share an outstanding chance to save on pieces by a label Kate is fond of, Lib©lula. The company is offering 50% off everything with promo code ss11presale. Kate’s Dulwich Coat is sold out in navy and black, but available in several other colors, including the regal purple and grey shown in our photo.
There’s no shortage of other goodies to choose from at Lib©lula, my favorites include the Princess Coat seen on the left in pink silk, £360 at its regular price, £180 with the discount (that’s approximately $598 at full price, $299 with the discount code). The coat also comes in an elegant black. Another lovely piece is the Ruby Coat shown on the right in a rich navy, £350 regularly, £175 with your discount code, or $580/$290 at today’s exchange rates.
We want to thank Marie Louise and the other good folks from Lib©lula for providing us with the code, it is applicable to everything on the site.