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Kate Middleton recycles, Prince William does normcore at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland

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For those who balk at the thought of wearing your only workout outfit to spinning class each week, look no further than the Duchess of Cambridge, who has made an art out of recycling the same sport-apropos outfit time and time again. At the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow Scotland today, Kate Middleton went for the good ole skinny jeans (J Brand), navy blazer (Pucci) and cork wedges (Stuart Weitzman) she wore to the Olympics, while on Royal Tour of New Zealand and for various charity events over the past few years. According to guesses from intrepid Kate tweeter What Kate Wore, the uptake in Royal repeats as of late might be a strategic play to offset the cost of Kensington Palace renovations. Also though, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, right? How many times a week do you wear skinny jeans?
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Prince George shows off his first steps while Kate Middleton wears Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane

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It was quite the Kate Middleton-filled weekend with our favourite royal making three official appearances donning some things old, some things new and some things blue.

In honour of Queen Elizabeth II, the royal family paraded down the streets of London for the Trooping The Colour, The Queen’s annual birthday celebrating complete with 1,400 officers, 200 horses and 400 hundred musicians. While Prince William and Prince Charles rode on horseback, the Duchess of Cambridge accompanied Prince Harry and The Duchess of Cornwall in a horse-drawn carriage waving at crowds of onlookers. Stepping out in a second new outfit of the week, Kate once again opted for Alexander McQueen (it’s her third time wearing the British designer brand at the annual event), looking elegant as ever. Dressed in a bespoke icy blue skirt suit, which featured an embroidered crop jacket, the structured peplum detail stylishly accentuated her slight body. Matching accordingly with a Jane Taylor hat, she added pearl jewellery that including a never-before-seen pearl brooch and pearl-dropped earrings by Annoushka, and finished off with a simple taupe box clutch by Alexander McQueen. Read more »


Kate Middleton wears Smythe and proves that even with heels on she can still play volleyball

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Kate Middleton’s love for athletics is no secret (hello, Olympic celebrations and field hockey antics!) so it’s fitting that today’s outing—her first solo engagement since Prince George was born—was to a SportsAid workshop for young athletes, a charity of which Kate is patron to.

Held at an arena in London’s Olympic Park, Kate wore an outfit that was virtually identical to the last time she visited the venue during the 2012 games. Her navy Smythe blazer was the focal point of the casual ensemble, which included a Breton stripe Ralph Lauren shirt, J Brand skinny jeans and Stuart Weitzman wedges. Should you think that high heels would get in the way of the Duchess playing sports, you’d be quite mistaken. While Kate turned down an invitation to try fencing and badminton, telling the press, “I’d like to give it a go but I’ve brought the wrong shoes!” she was more than eager to get onto the volleyball court, wedge heels and all. Is there a better Friday gift than a video of Kate Middleton playing volleyball? We think not.


Kristen Stewart Style: A chronological guide to the star’s best fashion moments

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Kristen Stewart Style

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It doesn’t take being a Twihard to be a fan of Kristen Stewart’s style. Since starring in her breakout role as Bella Swan in the first Twilight installment back in 2008, Stewart has gone from awkward late teen to high fashion mainstay.

Known for her decidedly anti-glam approach, the actress has been known to turn heads on the red carpet, only to change out of her heels or outfit right after posing for photos. As such, Kristen Stewart’s style varies heavily from day to night. When snapped at airports, in bars or with on-again-off-again boyfriend Robert Pattinson, she is often wearing her signature grunge combo of dark jeans, a basic T-shirt, grey toque hat, thick-rimmed glasses and Chuck Taylor sneakers. On the red carpet, she’s worn everything from Rodarte and Proenza Schouler to Balenciaga, the label for which she acts as campaign face. She’s even shared a front row with fashion staples such as Kate Moss and Rihanna, but she’s never one to flash the megawatt style. She favours skin-baring numbers by Zuhair Murad, whom she’s worn outside fashion shows and to film premieres. We feel as if we know her booty quite well.
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The best jeans for your body type

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Jeans for your body: Boyfriend Jean

Few things in life can evoke the sheer panic that I experience when it comes time to search for a new pair of jeans, and if I do, chances are that many women out there do too. Jeans are at once the simplest wardrobe staple and the most conundrum-inducing item to shop for. Scarred by years of flood-pants, protruding love handles and other similar style blunders, I tend to avoid this shopping experience like the plague. And while 30 Rock’s Jenna Maroney might make a killing off her Muffin Tops, this zaftig gal tends to prefer to keep hers under wraps.

Unless you happen to be blessed with a perfectly proportionate figure (for which I likely will hate you), there are a plethora of issues you can experience when trying to find the best jeans for your body type. And even those with the seemingly perfect parts are unlikely to walk into a store and presto perfect fit! There are pinches in unwanted places, hemming nightmares and an unholy amount of spandex.

Fear not, dear readers, all is not lost. The denim-gods were not so cruel as to prevent us all from joining in on casual Friday at the office. For every fail there is a fix and the perfect denim duds are out there for you. Our advice?

Step one: take a deep breath and jump in. Though the hot, un-flattering fitting room lights are capable of throwing even the calmest women into a tizzy, the key is to just relax. Know that you’re not the only one with this dilemma. Take the time to find the perfect jeans for your body. Consider fit before going for the trendiest pair. As much as I may have coveted these ridiculous Maison Martin Margiela for H&M boyfriend parachute pair, I had to accept that they just weren’t for my hourglass figure.

To help you out, we’ve scoured through the racks of pudge-pinching, ill-fitting nightmares to find six essential jeans for every body shape and size. May this put the final kibosh on your recurring shopping nightmares.

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Inside The Coveteur and J Brand’s party at Holt Renfrew: Pretty photos, motorcycle jackets, denim-clad partygoers and more!

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Our favourite fashion voyeurs are at it again. Last night Toronto’s most discernibly trendy gathered at Holt Renfrew’s Bloor Street location for private viewing of The Coveteur’s photo exhibition (which we exclusively previewed) in collaboration with J Brand jeans. The show, which runs until September 17 at Holt Renfrew features intimate snapshots that take us inside the drool-worthy closets of DJ Daisy O’Dell, costume designer Erin Benach (recently in Toronto in conjunction with her work on the new Ryan Gosling flick A Place Beyond The Pines), actress Mickey Sumner (she may just be the daughter of Sting and Trudie Styler) and celebrity stylist Karla Welch. The exhibit also celebrates J Brand’s latest ready-to-wear collection.
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Exclusive sneak peek: Check out the first shots of The Coveteur’s collab with Holt Renfrew and J Brand

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As part of Holt Renfrew’s ongoing 175th birthday celebrations the historic Canadian retailer has teamed up with J Brand and the online style-hub The Coveteur to showcase J Brand’s fall collection. We have received an exclusive peek at the gallery created for this event before it goes on display starting Thursday September 13 at Holt Renfrew’s Bloor Street location in Toronto. The photo series will also be on The Coveteur’s website on the same day. In case you’ve been living under a not-super-stylish rock, The Coveteur, founded by designer Erin Kleinberg and stylist Stephanie Mark, is a website that has been going behind the scenes and into the closets of some of the world’s most influential style icons, captured by photographer Jake Rosenberg. Some of their recent projects include looking into Vogue Japan’s editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo’s enviable closet full of shoes and sunglasses (fashion shower not included). For this event, they have sneaked a peek into the closets and wardrobes of four fashionable stars (three of whom who are conveniently in town for TIFF).
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Olympic OMG! Kate and Will hug it out in matching Team GB polos!

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Photography by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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If this doesn’t melt your heart, we don’t know what will. Kate and Will have clearly given themselves over to the spirit of the London 2012 games, and even went for a full out hug while watching the Team GB athletes at the Velodrome today! In the same matching polos they’ve been wearing all week, no less. (Here’s hoping they’ve been laundered). While the outfit details aren’t too exciting (recycled polo, recycled J Brand jeans, recycled Stuart Weitzman heels), the embrace says it all. And by it, we mean swoon.

As for today’s other recycles, Kate was spotted at Wimbledon earlier today cheering on Andy Murray in her bright blue Stella McCartney T-shirt dress and Smythe blazer alongside Will. The couple reportedly surprised fans with the un-slated appearance and even sat in the cheap seats to take in the match!


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