Duchess Kate has been spending the weekend in Berkshire with her family. She was seen in outlet shopping mall Bicester Village yesterday. Located in the heart of Oxfordshire and just sixty minutes from London, Bicester is easily accessible for those of you in the UK and every shopaholics dream :)
The mall includes Kate favourite's McQueen, Amanda Wakeley, Temperly and Reiss but the 30 year old spent most of her time in Ralph Lauren. One lucky tweeter was standing beside Kate.
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Kate's purchases were revealed by Susan S. via What Kate Wore. The Duchess chose three stunning dresses from the Ralph Lauren Black Label. We'll first look at my personal favourite the Aveline Silk Charmeuse Gown. The one shoulder, gold dress is simply beautiful. This would be an ideal piece for Wednesday's premiere, It will be very exciting to see the Duchess in Ralph Lauren for a red carpet/black tie event. It is available for €1798 and described as
"Old Hollywood glamour is conveyed in this bias-cut silk design, finished in a luxurious charmeuse for impressive drape and shine. One shoulder styling with three pleats at the front. Fits closely to the hip, flowing into a flaring hem with a slight train. 100% silk."
The Daphne Ann is also a charmeuse dress. The navy wrap dress is available for $1698 and described as
"The lovely Daphne Ann dress features a flattering wrap silhouette of whisper-thin silk that can be easily styled for day or evening. Bodice has a fixed wrap construction with pleats at the side. Deep neckline. Gently flared silk. Concealed side zipper. 100% silk."
Kate also purchased the Darwin Silk Crepe Dress. At first glance I thought this was quite different from Kate's typical style but Kate will most likely have the length altered. The Duchess has favoured dresscoats over the past year and teamed with a hat this piece will look amazing. It is available for €1798 and described as
"With a nod to menswear styling, the well-appointed Darwin dress is enduringly ladylike in lightweight silk crepe with a classic double-breasted silhouette and covered buttons. Notched lapel. Padded shoulders. Angled besom chest pocket. 100% silk."
Kate also purchased a beaded bikini and the Santana striped dress. (With thanks to What Kate Wore) What do you think of Kate's choices? Excellent possibilities for upcoming engagements and the royal tour this autumn.
William and Kate's fourth set of waxworks were unveiled at Madame Taussauds in Blackpool last week.
Kate is dressed in an exact copy of the rose Jenny Packham dress she wore to the Ark gala last year. Kate's Links of London earrings and engagement ring were also recreated. William is dressed in a sharp navy suit.
A closer look at the figures. The detail is quite amazing.
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Madame Taussauds in Blackpool celebrated it's one year anniversary with the company of their new royal additions :)
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Kate and Pippa feature on the cover of US Weekly this week. The media has been having a field day since Pippa was photographed in a car where one of her friends was jokingly aiming a gun at the paparazzi. Reportedly the Windsor's are quite displeased about the incident. I understand Pippa is not a royal but considering Kate's position, I'm not sure antics like this are appropriate. I would love to hear your thoughts?
InStyle kindly asked myself, What Kate Wore, Kate's Wardrobe and Kate Middleton Style to choose our favourite outfit from Kate's first year as Duchess of Cambridge. Please vote for your favourite here :)