We are back with a few thoughts to ponder as the weekend approaches. Our first item covers what may merely be a discussion of semantics regarding what makes someone a style icon, our second previews fall styles from a label the Duchess favors, LK Bennett.
In our previous post we wrote about Kate’s inclusion in the Best Dressed Hall of Fame. Following news that the Duchess was named to this group I enjoyed reading a column in the Sydney Morning Herald by Elizabeth Clarke titled “Why Kate Middleton is not a Style Icon.” From that piece:
I ask myself: why? Is it right that Kate be ‘’lauded the most polished, eclectic and stylish of dressers’’? Is it appropriate that she be rubbing shoulder pads with the likes of Anna Piaggi, Karl Lagerfeld and Catherine Deneuve? Do cap-sleeved shift dresses, nude hose and cork wedges a fashion icon make? Not in my style bible.
Not that it’s Kate’s fault; she never set out to be a fashion icon. She has been popped on a pedestal and expected to be one.