We are back sooner than anticipated with a very quick update on Kate attending a performance of The Nutcracker last night.
The Duchess saw the Royal Ballet’s production of the holiday classic at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Below, principal dancer Sarah Lamb as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
There were several social media posts showing the Duchess after the performance. One of the dancers, soloist Meaghan Grace Hinkis, wrote on her Instagram post: “To say I was excited to meet the Princess, is a colossal understatement.”
Kate was in the Zara cape worn to the Queen’s pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace (our post is here).
Many thanks to Christin for her tip on Kate’s attendance at the event.
Also today, two quick links to stories you may be interested in reading.
The Telegraph has a good piece featuring an interview with Séraphine founder Cecile Reinaud. Kate has worn several designs by the company, and I expect we’ll see her in more before April when her third child is due. Below, a few of those designs: the Marina Coat ($495) that is such a favorite with many of us, the Vanessa Turtleneck Dress ($99) and Florrie Print Dress ($159).
Caroline Leaper, who wrote the piece, asks Ms. Reinaud about the response to Kate wearing the brand’s products.
“We were prepared to an extent because we knew that she was our customer in the store,” Reinaud explains. “But you don’t know where and when something will be worn, or whether it will be in the public eye. We had read articles about what [the Kate effect] was doing for brands like L.K. Bennett and Reiss before us, so we were slightly aware that you need to be quick to react.”
Who thinks we might see this again? That is Séraphine’s Natasha coat, another look many of us liked.
You can see the entire article here.
A retro inspiration can most definitely be seen in Jane’s designs, with the brands loose-fitting shift dresses proving a particular favourite in the Duchess’s current maternity wardrobe.
And while Kate has already worn a vast amount of the brand’s garments, it is clear there are still many items the royal could be yet to wear.
In the piece, we learn about things Ms. Lewis would like to see Kate wearing.
The designer mentions that she would love to see Kate wear “an evening dress” from the brands expanding evening wear collection, stating: “we have a lot of evening wear options and I would love to see Kate in one of our creations.”
Here are a few designs from Goat’s ‘party ready’ collection (shown left to right): the Fandango Beaded Dress ($1730), the Excalibur Beaded Dress ($1750), the Alexa Dress ($1750), and the silk organza Fairytale Dress ($1470).
The full Evening Standard article may be seen here.
We will see you Monday, if not before!