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Kate on September 29, and Favorite Designers...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Obvious newsflash to highlight. Kate and William will be opening a ward for young cancer patients at the Royal Marsden Hospital on September 29th, so keep your eyes peeled for a post on whatever Kate waers next.

Today, Clarence House tweeted an update on the Duchess's plans, the full press release can be read here.  I have also heard the rumor that the new royal couple have been scheduled for one official event a month until the end of the year, and given I can think of several likely events in November and December, that does not seem terribly surprising.  

Meanwhile, the fashion world has been quite the phenomenal blur.  For Kate fashion fans, LFW was the most important, of course, but two of her favorite designers showed in New York.  Let us do a very quick fashion recap.  The fun kicked off at NYFW where Jenny Peckham showed her Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  As you remember, Kate has worn JP several times, first wowing the world with the ARK Gala dress and then again the in Santa Barbara for William's polo match.  So many of the flowing creations were Duchess worthy, and the lightly scalloped and v-shaped necklines reminded me of Kate's wedding dress.  

This skirt is a little bold for Kate, but can you imagine? 

Jenny Packham

This white lace dress reminds me of both of the lace dress she wore to the book signing with Pippa and a little Royal Wedding in there too:

Jenny Packham

Kate has not been shy about showing some cleavage in the past, but life changes when you become a princess.  Even so, with some light alterations this is quite Kate as well:

Jenny Packham

Any number of dresses from the collection could be altered to suit Kate, of course.  Some would just need length to make them the perfect evening wear she seems to favor.

It isn't much of a secret that I am not a McQueen fan and I didn't find the collection shown very compelling.  That being said some of my favorite Kate looks are McQueen!  I pay little attention to the runway and wait to see how Kate works her magic on the label she takes from drab to fab.

Moving to LFW,  Erdem had a stunning collection!  Beautiful blues and delicate fabrics, perfect in so many ways, it really was a hit for me!  Burberry showed some lovely classic coats--of course--and feminine skirts.  Issa, the one time golden girl, and now maybe-in-maybe-out designer showed another great collection with one dress in particular hearkening back to older days.  This pink Issa is so close to the Issa Kate wore to the Boodles Boxing Ball one year and is featured in the SuperStar! Looks.  Don't you think?  I mean, Kate looked happier in it, but the similarity still stands...


This, too, was reminiscent in color and style to one of Kate's other evening dresses:

Pippa was front row at Temperley's show and all smiles in one of the label's dresses.  The collection itself had some stunning pieces and some less stunning.  A mixed bag is obviously usual for many of these shows.  More update on Pippa later, she has been so busy she deserves a post of her own... 

Pippa Middleton at LFW. Photo Zimbio.

1 comment:

  1. The Duchess ended up wearing the white/yellow floorlength Jenny Packham dress in turquoise for the Olympic Gala in 2012!


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