Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Kate Shops at Ghost, Butler and Wilson, Middleton News + More

Now the Olympics are over, it's a good time to catch up on all the latest news. Yesterday there were several sightings of Kate on the King's Road. The Duchess attended Olympic events almost daily during the games and enjoyed some breakfast and retail therapy before joining William in Anglesey. 


Sinead Matthews Twitter


Customers at at British sandwich retailer Pret a Manger were surprised to see the Duchess popping in for breakfast. Pret opened in London in 1986. College friends Sinclair and Julian made sandwiches without chemicals, additives or preservatives. Consumer demand for fresh, healthy food has seen Pret become increasingly popular in recent years.


Pret a Manger Facebook

The staff at Pret got creative with coffee cups and spoons during the games :)


Pret a Porter Facebook

Kate spent some time browsing in upmarket high street brand Ghost (With thanks to Ashley) The brand are known for designing classic pieces and have been feeling the strain of the recession lately. Perhaps 'The Kate Effect' will help sales improve?


Ashley FB

A look at three of Ghost's Dye To Order dresses. The elegant gowns are made to order and dyed specifically for customers. They retail for £195-£225.


Ghost

Kate also paid a visit to jewellery and vintage clothing store Butler and Wilson on the Fulham Road.


Butler and Wilson

Staff revealed via twitter that Kate looked at their vintage collection.



Butler and Wilson Twitter

Princess Diana was an ardent fan of Butler and Wilson. Below we see her wearing their diamant√© lizard brooch pictured alongside their recent Union Jack Collection.



The Telegraph

I do hope we see Kate wearing pieces from the vintage store similar to the beautiful Swarovski crystal strand choker below.

Fashion's Most Wanted


Kate wore her hair in a ponytail with a beige wrap dress, LK Bennett wedges and carried her Mulberry Cookie Baywater Bag.

Mulberry


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Many of you commented on the absence of the Middleton family at the Olympics. The family were reportedly holidaying in Mustique (William and Kate joined the family there in January for a vacation). Last night Pippa attended the Shadow Dancer premiere in London wearing the Alice By Temperly Sweetheart Ruby Dress.



According to Paramount Pictures, Pippa attended because she is a friend of the movie's author Tom Bradby. Interestingly William and Kate specifically asked to be interviewed by Tom for their engagement interview and Kate collaborated with Tom's wife Claudia several years ago designing necklaces. The Kate Crystal Necklace is available for £57. You can view all of Claudia's stunning pieces here.


Claudia Bradby

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William and Kate's 'hug' graces the cover of Point De Vue this week.

Point De Vue

Finally, confirmation Kate will not have any engagements until the Paralympics (August 29-September 9)

Victoria Murphy Twitter

30 comments:

  1. Very Interesting post!!! Loved the cover of the mag that was cute :))Im guessing her wrap dress is similar to the black wrap dress she wore when she went shopping before her wedding.I see her wearing the Ghost dresses on her international tours,superb coverage Charlotte, thanks so much!!

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  2. Pauline California USA14 August 2012 at 22:38

    Hello Ms. Charlotte- Thank you for the up to date on the beautiful Duchess. Do you know if William will be attending any of the games with his Duchess? They sure have a busy schedule coming up. Can't wait for their trip and all the great pictures we will get to see.

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    1. I expect William will attend Paralympic events for sure.

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  3. How gorgeous is that purple dress by Ghost?? Based on Kate's previous choices, though, I'm guessing she'd pick the black lace. ;)

    -Sarah

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  4. Absolutely loved the necklace! Are there any physical stores or the only way to buy it is online? If there are physical stores, are there any other location besides London?
    Thank you!

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    1. Hello,

      There are two stores, both in London I'm afraid. http://www.butlerandwilson.co.uk/store-hours

      If looking for vintage pieces the store would be much better than online. Kate was in the Fulham road store.

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  5. How I wish I could walk the streets of London in Kate's territory!! I just wish people would stop referring to her as Kate Middleton. :(

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  6. In the US B & W sell on the HSN shopping channel.

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  7. Not very clever of Butler & Wilson to tweet about her visit, maybe she won't be back if she can't browse anonymously. And to call her Kate Middleton....

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  8. Thanks for the update. Can't wait to see her at the paraolympics, her presence will bring much needed attention and recognition to athletes :)

    I am soooo in love with that purse. How feminine and cute.

    Pipa's dress is lovely and she has a great figure. I just think her eye makeup isn't good on her and the exaggerated tan. She looks so much older and in some of the pictures she has terrible bags below her eyes... poor Pipa, I feel sorry for her. She get so much scrutiny and not enough perks if you ask me :P I'm sad that after the "gun incident" she hasn't been seen on a daily basis around London. As someone who is obsessed with fashion, I enjoyed looking at her outfits too. Anyway... I do miss Pippa.

    I wish we could find out if Kate is upset at being called KATE MIDDLETON. The palace follows protocol but I'm just curious as to how she feels. I wouldn't mind, but I have decided not to take my husband's last name... I also think it is fine in magazines, blogs, and so forth but wouldn't consider it appropriate in person at any event.

    Bea

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  9. I can do wihtout the news on Pippa. I just dont think she's all that attractive and her desperately looking around for the cameras turn me off. She has none of Catherine's looks, grace and elegance.

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    1. Agreed to the core of this message. But I wouldn't have put it in such harsh way. :) I don't care for Pippa either, but again, I don't know her and am not sure if she's that desperately seeking for attention.

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    2. Pauline California USA15 August 2012 at 23:03

      I do not care for Pippa either but we have to remember that she did not ask to be in the spot light. She just happens to be the sister of the beautiful future Queen of England. The media is the one we need to blame for all the Pippa pictures and the crap that is written about her.

      I also think that Pippa need's to think about some of the things she does and how it will affect the Dduchess. But it seems she does not think before she does the things she does.
      Let just hope Pippa grows up and does things different in the future.

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  10. It seems like just being a happy, smiley person will get u branded as desprate. Buy if she never smiled, ppl would call her miserable. Pippa is alittle too tan, imo, but who am I to judge.

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  11. well i love pippa dress a but people i dont think people should not judge her for her fashion only god could judge... not a fashion guru...

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  12. Hello ladies... I was very interested about this new bag Kate's been wearing... And searching on the internet, i've found a website called http://sale.mulberryhandbags2012.com/
    Do you know if it is a reliable site for shopping? And, are those bags on the site, the original ones?
    I'd really appreciate your help.

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    1. Hello, I haven't had any personal experience with the site but after a quick search, it seems to be unreliable and certainly not original.

      I hope this helps :)

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    2. Hello, I have looked at various sites for this bag with prices ranging from £144-£995. I don't know how much mulberry retail the bags for themselves but I would suspect the lower priced bags are not genuine. The higher priced ones are sold out on most sites I have looked at such as flannelsfasion.com and cruisefashion.co.uk so these may be genuine mulberry bags but I cannot say for certain but I would rule out the really lower priced ones straight away as they are likely to be fakes :) you could always contact mulberry and ask for stockists if you are interested in buying one they may cost more than these sites you find but at least you would know they are actual mulberry bags :) hope this is helpful :)
      Grace

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  13. I was reading a post on twitter earlier from Clarence house which stated that William, Kate and Harry would be supporting the Paralympics as official ambassadors. I hope this means we will see them in attendance as they were in the Olympics :)
    Grace

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    1. They are indeed. We should see them again around the 29th! :)

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    2. Pauline California USA17 August 2012 at 20:55

      Charlotte, will you have a schedule when the Duchess & her Prince will be attending and what events?

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    3. I will of course Pauline.

      As soon as they are announced I will write up a post on it and add the dates to 'Kate's Upcoming Dates' on the sidebar.

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  14. In case anyone is interested, I found both the beige wrap Issa dress Kate wore online and the black and white Temperley dress Pippa wore:

    beige Issa dress: http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Issa-beige-faux-wrap-dress-EXACT-ONE-ON-KATE-MIDDLETON-size-4-us-8-uk/68646021

    black and white Temperley dress: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BNWT-ALICE-by-TEMPERLEY-Pippa-Middleton-sweetheart-dress-Red-Carpet-SOLD-OUT-/200805937844?pt=UK_Women_s_Dresses&hash=item2ec0f772b4

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  15. Has anyone been able to find the beige Mulberry cookie bag anywhere at a reasonable price? There is only a seller in the UK on Ebay that has it but it is over $2,000!

    Where can I purchase Mulberry?

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    1. There is one on ebay uk now (but it is second hand). Price is more reasonable £400.

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    We read so much about Kate, and I love your blog, but would love to know a little more about you!!

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    1. Thank you so much Kimberly! That is incredibly kind of you.

      Please feel free to ask any questions you would like. I try to keep the blog about 'all things Kate' but I'm always open to new ideas that make the blog more interesting.

      I'm also hoping to run another blog or two when I have the time but if I do I'll make it more personal.

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  17. No of course there are no public engagemnts until the Paralympics - they will be on holiday of course

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