When we heard that Kate Middleton would be attending royal reception at Buckingham Palace to honour the Team GB Olympic and Paralympic medalists, we assumed the duchess would wear something blue—and when it was further revealed that the athletes would be wearing their formal Team GB attire, we added “designed by Stella McCartney” to our guess. After all, Kate Middleton wore the same blue Stella McCartney dress to two Olympic engagements back in July and she’s quite fond of matching her outfits to the occasion. But! We were wrong: instead of Olympic blue, Kate celebrated in a black and cream Alice by Temperley dress. While the duchess doesn’t often wear black (we had actually thought there were royal rules about when the colour was appropriate) the dress complemented the all-black Team GB attire of the other guests and allowed Kate to stand out—without taking the spotlight. Another thing to note about the dress is that it’s completely custom. Read more »
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Kate Middleton attends a royal reception for Olympic and Paralympic athletes in custom Alice by Temperley
Considering just how much Temperley London was worn by Kate Middleton during her recent Diamond Jubilee tour of Southeast Asia, the label was top of mind when it came time to seek out this week’s nail art inspiration. It also helps that Temperley London’s Fall 2012 collection opened with an exquisite embroidered dress (worn by former FASHION cover girl Anais Pouliot, no less) that was basically begging the nail art treatment. For this design you’ll need a handful of colourful nail polishes, as it’s all about the contrast between the light-taupe background and the floral detail work. (I almost wish there had been more need for the dark, hunter-green shade I used, which was one of the Nars Andy Warhol polishes. It will certainly make a reappearance!) So, grab a nail art brush and a dotting tool and read on to see how this floral Temperley London manicure is done!
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Diamond Jubilee tour of Southeast Asia may have officially ended, but there are two final outfits to report on! This morning the royal couple departed from Tuvalu in almost the same manner as they arrived: wearing ceremonial headdresses and being carried on thrones through crowds of dancing onlookers. Kate was wearing a floral-print shirt dress by Project D London that had her usual silhouette: short sleeves, nipped-in waist and pleated skirt. The dress was clearly a specific choice for that day, as Kate was still wearing it when she and Will landed in Brisbane for a stopover—one of Project D London’s designers is Australia native Dannii Minogue. However, before settling in for the long flight back to England Kate Middleton made quick airport change. Read more »
Kate Middleton looks as graceful as ever in Beulah and Temperley London (So take that, French tabloids!)
Oh, Kate! When news broke last night that a French tabloid had published topless photos of Kate Middleton, we have to say, she couldn’t have been wearing a better outfit. Dressed for a tour of the Asskyakrin mosque in Kuala Lumpur, the Duchess looked almost saintly in a long-sleeved powder-blue dress from Beulah London and matching head scarf. The outfit also eerily recalls those worn by Princess Diana during her various visits to Islamic countries in the ’90s—a comparison that becomes even more significant in the wake of this topless photo debacle. St. James Palace was quick to issue a scathing statement saying that “the incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.” The Palace also condemned the publication of the zoom-lensed shots, which were taken by a paparazzi while Prince William and Kate Middleton were on vacation at the chateau of Viscount Linley (Princess Margaret’s son) in Luberon, France the week before they left for Southeast Asia.
So, back to Kate Middleton’s attire in Southeast Asia we go! Read more »
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