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02.02.18

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit To Norway – Day 1

After a second day in Sweden, the next leg of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal visit abroad took them to Oslo, Norway on Thursday (February 1).

Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park: The Catherine Walker coat trend continued in full force for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with this beautiful blue rendition, the colour alone of which was so striking. The Lacorine faux fur hat contributed a richly warm and luxe form to echo the fur cuffs with Cornelia James gloves to round out the look.

‘MESH’ Workspace: Whilst visiting the workspace for start-up tech companies, Catherine continued the royal-blue theme with this Seraphine Maternity dress. I like the addition of the lace bodice and flutter sleeve for a feminine twist on her signature day dress.

Royal Palace Dinner: Those who weren’t so fond of her prior two Erdem floral dresses may find much more favour with this sweeping Alexander McQueen barely-blush gown that offered such a captivatingly romantic mood. I can just imagine the sweeping movement of those silky chiffon layers, with the sheer embellished cape only adding to the soft drama of this entrance. A Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ clutch completed the ensemble.

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The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit To Sweden – Day 2

The second day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal visit to Sweden brought with it a trio of looks for Catherine, where she made the rounds in Stockholm on Tuesday (January 31),

Karolinska Institute Visit: Another day, another Catherine Walker coat from one of Catherine’s favoured labels. Yet, this red houndstooth number was a bolder departure for the duchess, and I loved every minute of it—especially because it was reminiscent of a Moschino look that Lady Diana wore in December 1990. However, Catherine did keep her accessories in rather safe, classic territory with a burgundy Chanel bag and matching Tod’s shoes along with Cornelia James gloves and In2Design baroque pearl earrings.

Inside: Once inside, Catherine replaced her coat with a tweedy, winter-white dress that you may be surprised to learn was Alexander McQueen, as it was such a subtle, conservative statement. I do think the burgundy handbag and pumps were a better fit here.

Fotografiska Gallery: She wore an Erdem floral dress to round out the day yesterday, and that trend continued here with this empire-waist design from the label’s Fall 2017 collection. The rich blue hue was so striking on her, but I was wishing for a different pair of shoes without ankle straps. Her last Erdem frock didn’t fare too well for many, so does the colour improve this second outing for you?

Erdem Fall 2017

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30.01.18

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit To Sweden – Day 1

It would seem Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge together with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge had a packed first day of their four-day visit to Sweden and Norway on Tuesday (January 30), attending a number of royal engagements in Stockholm.

Bandy Hockey Match: Showing her classic sportsmanship, Catherine donned a Burberry ‘Toddingwall’ shearling trench coat topped off by a playful Eugenia Kim ‘Rain Pom Pom Beanie Hat’. She further bundled up in a bordeaux-hued Brora cable-knit snood, Sorel ‘Torino’ waterproof ankle boots and hockey gloves. But, it was the pure fun she seemed to be having here that was what really mattered.

Lunch at the Royal Palace: Offering the subtle peek at her burgeoning bump, she changed into a simple Catherine Walker bespoke ‘Bea’ shift dress for the lunch date. Her Kiki McDonough ‘Special Edition’ green gemstone earrings helped to enliven the look, whilst she returned to more traditional ground with her go-to black pumps, these by Tod’s.

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10.10.17

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Temperley London – World Mental Health Day

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made her first red carpet appearance at Buckingham Palace for the World Mental Health day reception this evening (October 10) since the news broke that she’s expecting her third child.

I’m always a sucker for hidden clues, so the pretty blue hue of her Temperley London Fall 2017 frock has me thinking, “is the Duchess expecting her second boy?”

Her Elizabethan inspired dress may be cut from contemporary corded lace, but everything about this look screams classic Kate: prim and elegant with all black accessories complementing the contrast detailing.

Temperley London Eclipse Corded Lace Midi Dress

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31.08.17

Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge visits The White Garden at Kensington Palace in Prada

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, joined Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry on Wednesday (August 30) for a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London, which has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana.

On a rain soaked day I’m surprised Catherine didn’t opt for her favoured coat-dress, instead she kept things light wearing a Prada silk dress.

There are few symbols here that can’t go unnoticed here.

First the floral print in reference to the garden and secondly, the poppies representing remembrance.

The look was styled with simple nude pumps.

Prada Printed Silk Dress
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Catherine Walker – Passchendaele Commemorations

It would appear that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s style mantra for her Belgium trip is “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” as she wore her second coat dress in a neutral hue in so many days.

While she wore a Catherine Walker piece on this occasion, the silhouette, pearl/poppy brooch and suede pumps remain the same.

The McQueen look felt modern in comparison to this look which drastically ages her from the design to the colouring.

I’m also not a fan of the heart-shaped embroidery for its unfortunately placement.

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31.07.17

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends The Passchendaele Commemorations in Alexander McQueen

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge returned to her classically elegant sartorial march to attend a ceremony marking the centenary of the battle of Passchendaele in Ypres, Belgium on Sunday (July 30).

If this creamy white Alexander McQueen coatdress looks familiar, that’s because it’s the same look she wore two years ago.

However, here she commemorated the occasion with the red poppy pin and pearl accents. She also wore a different hat, this one from Locke, and a taupe pair of stilettos, all of which worked in concert to add a slightly different, respectful polish to the look.

We can always be sure that Catherine will carry the height of sophistication while being assuredly appropriate, and that’s exactly what she delivered here.

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