Many Kate fashion followers know Kate and William were out and about Friday and Saturday, we have updates on what Kate wore. We were fortunate in identifying Kate’s blouse, within moments of photos hitting the internet a top-notch royal reporter shared the information on Twitter.
The piece is sold out, here is how it is described at ASOS:
Long sleeved blouse, Front pleat bib detail, Concealed button fastening, Small stand collar, Button fastening on cuffs…”
We do not know what skirt Kate may have been wearing (we’re dubious about her wearing trousers), but will update if we learn more.
William and Kate were also out and about on Saturday, attending a wedding in Suffolk, Kate’s Marlborough College friend Hannah Gillingham married Robert Carter.
Everyone recognized Kate’s navy Cecile dress by Erdem Moralioglu, worn during her visit to Canada last summer.
Discerning who made Kate’s jacket proved to be a bit of a challenge, but the super sleuths on the WKW Facebook page were undaunted. Janet Scheid and Kate Middle sorted out the mystery, the jacket is identical to Erdem’s Tigan jacket, minus the bright houndstooth trim at collar, cuffs and hem.
If you look closely at the photos from Saturday (check #14) you can see the bright trim has been replaced with lace trim matching the lace in Kate’s dress. Here is more on the box-cut jacket:
This navy silk-blend jacket is collarless, has a round-neck and long sleeves … wide hem and cuff trim and a red, purple and pink signature floral-print silk lining.
82% polyester, 18% silk. Tweed: 35% cotton, 25% polyester, 17% polyamide, 13% viscose, 10% acrylic. Lining: 100% silk.
Kate’s bespoke piece retained the “large button centre-front fastening,” this item remains available at Matches Fashion, selling at $1266.
Kate added a belt to the ensemble, we thank eagle-eyed Kimberly Berna Slack for discovering the belt, we’re fortunate to benefit from her research skills on the WKW Facebook page.
Command attention in Alexander McQueen’s black glossed-leather waist belt. Wear this gold-studded accessory to add a fashion-forward edge to a crisp white shirt and navy blazer.
Originally the belt sold at $510 and was then discounted to $210, but it is now sold out.
Locating Kate’s hat designer took a little more time, we are lucky that WKW FB friend Taylor shared her belief it is by noted milliner Jane Taylor, her ‘crushed rose cocktail fascinator’.
UPDATED: With thanks to Kate Spotter on Facebook, it turns out this is *not* the same hat Kate wore.
Kate completed the ensemble with her Anya Hindmarch Marano clutch, Prada suede pumps and sapphire/diamond earrings.
The 60-piece collection… features a version of all the signature Temperley pieces that customers have loved over the past decade: from her leopard-print knits and floaty boho dresses, to Victoriana blouses and military jackets.
Here we see Ms. Temperley and two fabric swatches from the upcoming line.
The collection will be called Somerset, it is expected to launch in-store and online September 4. British Vogue reports prices will run “from £29 for a scarf to £1,000 for a sheepskin coat.” Click here for more information on the John Lewis site.
There are plenty of Ms. Packham’s party frocks.
In addition to clothing, one will find jewelry, shoes, handbags, hair accessories and more.
We initially wrote about the collection here, the collection is now available in-store and online.
- Torrential downpours in Europe have prompted cancellation of the Badminton Horse Trials. Kate and William were to watch the event & hand out prizes May 7, this event is off the calendar.
- We will see Kate and William in their official roles as Olympic Ambassadors on Friday, May 11. The pair will attend the “Our Greatest Team Rises” concerts at Royal Albert Hall. More on the gala:
For the 3,000 attending guests, Our Greatest Team Rises will be a spectacular night combining fine dining with the best of British entertainment.
The event, which will take place the day after the London 2012 Olympic flame is lit in Greece, is an important fundraiser for the Olympic and Paralympic teams…by attending… ticket holders will play a vital role in helping to support British athletes to succeed at London 2012.
You can learn more about the concert here.
One final note, we updated Thursday’s post to reflect the news that Rebecca Taylor is reissuing the tweed separates Kate wore.