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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13.06.13

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Hobbs – Princess Cruises Naming of the Ship Ceremony

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Hobbs - Princess Cruises Naming of the Ship Ceremony

Who would’ve thought becoming pregnant would be the catalyst for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s style?

Since announcing her pregnancy she has worn a wide array of looks, mostly coat dresses; however, the looks have been interesting and noteworthy, like the Hobbs ‘Dalmatian’ mac she wore today for the Princess Cruises Naming of the Ship Ceremony in Southampton, England.

Catherine looked very stylish arriving in her Hobbs animal-print coat before smashing a £1,250 Nebuchadnezzar of Moet et Chandon against the ship saying “I name this ship Royal Princess. May God bless her and all who sail in her.”

The coat was styled with a black hat, black pumps, and a white clutch.

Are you finding yourself impressed by Catherine’s style?

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You can buy Catherine’s coat from Hobbs.com.

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04.06.13

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Jenny Packham – 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham – 60th Anniversary of the Queen's Coronation

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended a service this afternoon at Westminster Abbey honouring the 60th Coronation of the Queen

For the occasion, the lovely royal stayed within her comfort zone of wearing muted colours, with a high-waisted daisy lace gown covering her baby bump and a soft peach silk, shantung Jenny Packham jacket.

There is a reason Jenny Packham is one of Catherine’s favorite designers, and it’s because the British designer’s looks always work very well for the future queen.

A veiled fascinator, shoes and clutch finish out her monochromatic look. Not exciting, but perfectly lovely.

While I love it when Catherine embraces colour, this certainly wasn’t the occasion to be flashy, and no one knows decorum better than Kate.

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