We are back with brief news on how Kate is said to be faring along with some product updates.
There are multiple reports that Kate will visit New York this fall. From an initial story in the Daily Mirror:
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are planning an official trip to New York – which will mark her comeback from acute morning sickness.
Kate is now planning a show-stopping visit to the Big Apple at either the end of November or the beginning of December and will stay in the world famous city for several days.
A royal source revealed: “This trip is in the early planning phase but it’s a clear sign that she is on the mend. However, if there is any suggestion that the duchess isn’t well, it will be cancelled immediately.”
Prince William is planning to make an official visit to New York in the coming months, PEOPLE has learned.The trip, set for later in the fall, may even see him bringing wife Kate with him. Although she has not been part of the original plans, it’s believed that the palace isn’t ruling out anything where she is concerned.
A “open mind” is being kept as to whether she will also travel, a royal source says.
It will be interesting to see how any/all of the above shakes out.
Obviously any travel plans would be contingent upon the Duchess’s health, as she continues to cope with the return of hyperemesis gravidarum, the illness she encountered when expecting Prince George. She was slated to visit Sir Ben Ainslie’s Americas Cup center next Monday but has been forced to cancel that engagement. More from Richard Palmer’s story in The Express:
…aides have cancelled plans for her to to go to Sir Ben’s new £12 million headquarters in the Camber Dock at Old Portsmouth, where he intends to employ 90 people initially and eventually hopes to create up to 1,000 jobs by building British yachts capable of challenging for sport’s oldest trophy.
The Duchess, a keen sailor in her youth, will be disappointed not to wave the flag for four-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben’s new racing headquarters.
Below, Kate at the Maritime Center in June for an event launching the America’s Cup bid by Sir Ben.
Last week the Duchess was scheduled to open a new Art Room program at Barlby Primary School in London; she also had to cancel her participation in that event. From Kate’s message expressing her regret at not being able to take part in the day’s events:
I was looking forward to joining you all for this particularly special day as part of The Clore Duffield Foundation’s 50th Anniversary year.
I am truly sorry that I cannot be with you all today as you celebrate this milestone.
The engagements have not been publicly announced because off Kate’s illness.
Simon Perry also reported this week that Kate is staying with her parents at their Bucklebury home.
Moving now to fashion news, Alice Temperley’s exclusive collection for The Outnet launched yesterday.
The collection offers several sensational knit pieces: below, a shawl collar wool cardigan.
You can see the similarities between styles for The Outnet and Temperley London. Below left and center you see the Textured Wool Turtleneck classic Alice Temperley designed for The Outnet, on the right we show the classic Honeycomb Tunic at Temperley London, a staple for the brand. Kate has been seen wearing a black Honeycomb sweater when in Switzerland, as well as the ivory or almond color in Decmber 2011.
You can see the entire collection here.
If interested in bargains on styles from the regular Temperley London line at the Outnet, there is a good selection of pieces. We show the Embellished Tulle-Panel Crepe Gown (originally $2720, marked down by 70% to $816), the Freesia Two-Tone Sateen Dress (52% off, now $650), and a Black Cashmere Sweater that’s a great basic piece (discounted by 70%, from $595 to $178).
The Lela Rose Circle-Lace Peplum Dress worn by Kate in Canberra is back in stock at Bergdorf Goodman, and also at Shopbop and at Neiman Marcus. It is $1595 at all three stores, and all seem to have a broad selection of sizes.
Many Kate fashion followers know that items she has worn can often be found at House of Fraser. We have great news for US shoppers: the retailer is offering free shipping to the US starting today and running through this Sunday, the 12th.
A few examples of current season merchandise at House of Fraser from brands Kate wears: below left we show the Hobbs Martha Jacket (a good repliKate for the Zara ‘Blazer with Zips’), Kate’s much-loved Sledge heels from LK Bennett and Mint Velvet Bibi Plimsoll (sneaker) are in the center, with the Hobbs Luanne dress on the right.
House of Fraser also carries Tara Jarmon, Ted Baker, Hudson denim, Pied a Terre (they have the Imperia Espadrille here), Barbour, Jaeger and many other brands the Duchess has worn.
Arguably today’s final item should have been up with the other Temperley content, as it involves the brand’s Odele coat, a piece Kate has worn several times.
It appears the Odele is no longer available on the Temperley site. When looking at the company’s other outerwear the Mila Sheepskin Coat caught our eye, it is seen below left. The Mila strongly resembles the Odele, shown below right.
We leave you with a little something that prompted quite the giggles here in the Corner Condo at WKW InterGalactic Headquarters.
It turns out WKW was a question on the Who Wants to be a Millionaire game show. We had no idea until a friend told us about it, we haven’t seen the show so we don’t know if the contestant had the correct answer or not. At any rate, it was a fun interlude in the day. Many thanks to everyone who has sent notes and tweeted, posted on Facebook, etc.! (Offered with a plea for indulgence from those who may have already seen this on the WKW Facebook page.)