Hello-Hello, we are back with a very special post.
We are ever-so-excited to be officially launching our 2016 What Kate Wore Calendar, created in tandem with royal photographer extraordinaire Mark Stewart. Months in the making, it is *finally* here, just in time for the holidays!
Below, a better look at the calendar cover with Mark’s gorgeous photo of Kate in a Roksanda Ilincic dress and Double Leaf earrings by artisan Catherine Zoraida. The photo was taken when Kate and William were visiting the National Indigenous Training Academy in Australia’s Northern Territory on the 2014 Tour.
This is a wall calendar in a size the industry refers to as ‘petite’ or ‘mini,’ it measures 7″ x 14″ when opened. Each month showcases Mark’s images, and we see Kate in a variety of apparel at a cross-section of engagements. Some months feature a single image.
While others have a montage of related photographs.
It is a delight to be offering Mark’s stunning work in the calendar. He has been photographing members of the royal family for more than 25 years and knows his way around a tour. Mark has traveled extensively with royal tours undertaken by Diana, Princess of Wales, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh; he worked as a personal photographer to Sarah, Duchess of York, accompanying her on charity trips to Argentina, Russia, and Liberia. Below, Mark at work.
Mark’s extensive knowledge of the Royal Family’s unique history, traditions and personalities pays off in his work, his photographs often have an indefinable touch of magic, one reason he has been honored on multiple occasions as the Picture Editors’ Royal Photographer of the Year, as well as by the British Press Photographer’s Association. You can follow Mark’s work on Facebook here.
Here is an example of how the dates look for each month. In the upper left you see the previous month, in the upper right the next month is shown. The calendar also shows dates of note, like Anzac Day; below you can see an arrow pointing to that info on the April dates page.
To give you an idea of the kind of dates included throughout the year, the other notations in April are for HM’s 90th Birthday, St. George’s Day, and William and Kate’s wedding anniversary.
The inside back cover provides information on all of the different outfits the Duchess is seen wearing in the photos.
The outside back cover gives you an overview of the photos used for the 12 months shown below left, and there is also a ‘bonus page’ we called The Many Faces of Kate, you see that below right.
One final note before we get to our giveaway, and that is a very quick ‘thank you’ to our wonderful friend Janet, who provided assistance regarding the best Commonwealth and royal dates to include in the calendar, as well as additional perspective and insight for the project.
The calendar sells for $14.95; postage and handling is $2.50 for US addresses, and $5 for international addresses.
It seems only fitting that we should do a little giveaway for one or two of these beauties, don’t you think? Are you ready for a contest? We hope so, because we are going to give away 3 of the 2016 Calendars.
Here’s how to enter:
- For one entry leave a comment here simply saying what your favorite thing is about Kate’s fashion. It might be a specific item or designer(s), the fact she shops at stores like Topshop and The Gap, or anything else at all, whatever you find most appealing about Kate’s style.
- For a 2nd entry follow WKW on Twitter and let us know you did in a comment (or that you already do follow WKW on Twitter)
- For a 3rd entry follow our sister site, What Kate’s Kids Wore on Twitter and let us know you did with a comment (or that you already do follow WKKW on Twitter)
- For additional entries upload the calendar cover shown below to any of your social media accounts with the hashtag #WKWCalendar (and let us know you did via comments; if posting on Facebook remember to set the post to ‘public’ or we won’t be able to see it!)
The contest is open internationally. We will take entries until midnight Monday night, the 7th. We will do a random drawing Tuesday morning and then get in touch with the three winners. (Please be available via email, winners have a 48-hour window to respond to our email alerting them they have won.)