19.11.13

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Orla Kiely – Only Connect Visit

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Orla Kiely

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the Only Connect and ex-offenders projects in London this afternoon.

Working a head-to-toe chocolate and caramel look, the Duchess wore an Orla Kiely ‘Birdie’ shirt dress with brown tights, Aquatalia by Marvin K ‘Royal’ weatherproof booties and a brown clutch.

Having a strong case of déjà vu?

That’s because Catherine wore the same look back in February last year on a school visit in Oxford, England.

While she doesn’t want her clothes to be the focus, especially on official visits like this, I wish she would at least switch up the styling of these looks, they are exactly the same.

Anyone up for a game of spot the difference?

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Jenny Packham – 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala Dinner

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Jenny Packham - 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala Dinner

A day after her son’s christening, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was in the spotlight again as she attended the 100 Women Hedge Funds Gala, held at Kensington Palace, to benefit one of the charities close to her heart, Action on Addiction.

The Duchess wore a Jenny Packham floor-length ink-blue silk-tulle gown with a black velvet belt from the British designer’s Fall 2013 collection.

I can’t say I’m wowed by the look but it is subtle and appropriate for a charity gala, with a diamond bracelet and a few rings accessorizing the look.

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You can buy Catherine’s Jenny Packham Silk Gown from Stylebop.com US and Stylebop.com UK.

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23.10.13

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen – HRH Prince George Of Cambridge Christening

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen - HRH Prince George Of Cambridge Christening

The big day is finally here for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as earlier today they arrived at the Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace in London for the christening of their three-month-old son, Prince George of Cambridge.

While it was a relatively low-key ceremony, Kate still impressed with her signature style, returning to her wedding-gown designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen to create the bespoke confection for this memorable moment.

The structured yet romantically sophisticated number featured a ruffled detail at the bodice with a peplum-inspired waist. And the divine, creamy pale-yellow hue exactly matched her son’s precious, lacy christening gown.

Her favourite L.K.Bennett pumps and a matching, rose-topped fascinator completed her sleekly understated, yet completely chic look.

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12.09.13

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Jenny Packham – Tusk Conservation Awards

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Jenny Packham - Tusk Conservation Awards

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended The Tusk Conservation Awards held at The Royal Society in London this evening.

For her first formal event since giving birth to son Prince George less than two months ago, Catherine turned to her favourite designer Jenny Packham, who has just presented her Spring 2014 show during New York Fashion Week.

I really wanted to be really excited about her much-anticipated first black-tie event but I was considerably underwhelmed by this effort.

Mostly because this ready-to-wear gown pales in comparison to her previous Jenny Packham stunners – most notably the teal-green gown worn to the ‘Our Greatest Team Rises BOA Olympic Concert’ and the pearlescent rose sequin gown worn to the ARK 10th Anniversary gala dinner.

All I see here is a bunch of sequins, a droopy empire waist and an odd back panel.

I know the world is going gaga for this look right now, but I find myself more drawn to the tuxedo-clad William – and this is coming from the human magpie.

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23.07.13

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Jenny Packham – St. Mary’s Hospital

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Jenny Packham - St Mary's Hospital

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge left St. Mary’s hospital in Paddington, London this evening with their baby son, who is third in line to the British throne.

Both mummy and daddy wore blue, with mummy’s bespoke cornflower-blue crepe-de-chine dress courtesy of her favourite designer, Jenny Packham.

If it wasn’t bespoke I’m sure it would be sold out by now.

Her polka-dot dress was somewhat reminiscent of the polka-dot dress Diana, Princess of Wales wore while leaving the same hospital carrying Prince William back on June 22, 1982.

Showcasing blow-dried soft curls, Catherine styled her look with La Pierre Imperia wedges and subtle silver earrings.

Earlier on this evening, I said on twitter that I hoped the newborn would be named George.

Followers came back with a lot of great suggestions, including Spencer (now my joint favourite, as a nice homage to William’s late mother), James, Albert, Edward (an homage to Edward John Spencer, Diana’s father’s name), Daniel and Philip – all traditional names fit for a royal baby.

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16.06.13

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen – Trooping The Colour

The Queen's Birthday Parade: Trooping the Colour

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, made what is expected to be her final public appearance, before starting her maternity leave, Saturday at the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London.

On this occasion the eight months pregnant Duchess wore a pale pink Alexander McQueen coat, custom made by Sarah Burton.

The wide collar coat featuring oversized pearl buttons was accessorised with a Jane Corbett matchy pink hat (which you may remember she wore once before to the Buckingham Palace garden party last year), Annoushka pearl earrings and an Alexander McQueen clutch.

I know many of you don’t agree with me, but I enjoyed Kate’s maternity style. It was so much more interesting and varied with not many (if any) repeats.

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