Monday, July 11, 2011

Fashion Blog Spotlight: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge North American Tour

dress by Reiss / fascinator by Sylvia Fletcher of Lock & Co

     The British are coming! The British are coming! Except this time, that famous Paul Revere warning no longer applies to a colonial setting. Or at least the British came and went as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the newlywed Prince William and Kate Middleton, just finished their North American Royal tour. On their nine day tour of Canada and the US, Kate was predicted to make a lot of wardrobe changes, and she sure didn't disappoint. Classic and polished describes Kate's style while on American soil. She definitely stayed true to her signature style of a very modest hemline along with waist defining dresses and a very effortless mane, thanks to her hairstylist James Pryce. And of course, the travels' looks involve some of her favorite designers like Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, who of course designed her gorgeous and unforgettable wedding gown, and Reiss who designed that famous royal blue frock that she wore on the day that her and Prince William officially announced their engagement back in November.

     Aside from looking very much like a lady, Kate is also known to be a recessionista. She is not afraid to repeat looks that she has been seen and photographed in before, which again stays true to her very down to earth personality and her and William's effort to live a fairly normal life. That's right ladies, Kate wears her favorite pieces from her closet time and time again just like us commoners, like that creme colored Reiss dress that she wore on her official engagement photos (among others.) What's more is that on her last day in Los Angeles, she wore a black and creme dress by Whistles with a crochet bodice which is apparently the equivalent of an Ann Taylor here in the US. Being fiscally responsible is definitely a good and positive message to send out to the world, especially during these hard economic times. 

     In support of Mother England, Kate also often chooses to wear pieces from British designers to give them a lot of well deserved exposure. Which is great for such businesses because any dress that Kate is seen in is quickly sold out in stores (remember that white dress she wore to a tennis match which was sold out within hours of being seen in it?) For example, I absolutely loved her in that bright green Diane Von Furstenberg dress that she wore to the British Consul-General's private reception and it was said to have sold out online and in stores fairly quickly after being spotted in it. In addition, Kate also wore a grey Catherine Walker dress for a tree planting ceremony in Canada to commemorate Princess Diana as she was one of the late princess's favorite designers. How sweet of her. 

dress by Erdem / shoes by LK Bennett 

dress by Catherine Walker /
shoes by Tabitha Simmons

dress by Alexander McQueen /
shoes by Prada 

dress by Malene Birger

jeans by J. Brand / shoes by Sebago

coat dress by Catherine Walker /
shoes by LK Bennett 

dress & clutch by Diane Von Furstenberg

dress by Jenny Packham /
shoes by LK Bennett 

dress by Alexander McQueen /
shoes by Jimmy Choo 

dress by Whistles 
     I think it goes without saying that we have a fashion icon in the making with Kate Middleton. But what I love about her and her style the most is that it's very evident that she's not trying too hard. Her style is very clean, polished, classic, and effortless which I think sends out the right message about beauty and style to all of the girls and women in the world. That kind of spotlight and praise is truly well deserved. 

Love, KB

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed watching her wardrobe during the trip. I think you're right, she is very polished but effortless. My faves were the coral Catherine Walker, the green DVF and loved the Alexander McQueen gown! Lovely post as usual!
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