Monday, 24 June 2013

Really Wild Clothing & Azuni London Royal Favourite Lot In Support of EACH + Do Something Special!

I am delighted to share news about the latest Baby Cambridge Fundraiser activity: a charity auction dubbed the Royal Favorite Lot featuring three stunning items sponsored by two brands regularly worn by the Duchess, Really Wild Clothing Company and Azuni London.


The first item in the lot is a gorgeous pair of Seville Suede Boots by Really Wild.

Really Wild Clothing Company

Readers of the blog will already be familiar with the chocolate boots and may recall the Duchess was photographed wearing them during a shopping trip in February. Kate has a fabulous collection of boots, but these are by far one of my favourites. Versatile and wearable, they look excellent with skinny jeans and a cape (as demonstrated by Kate) or dressed up with a skirt and a crisp white shirt.

Topstar Photos/Really Wild Clothing Company

The £295 boots are described as:

'Incredibly elegant and narrow fit which tapers to the ankle. Hand-made in Spain from high-quality Chocolate Suede. Leather Sole, Full-Length Metal Zip on the outside with tassel detail at the top.'

The Seville Suede Boots come in sizes 36-42 and in two calf widths Standard and Wide Calf. The size and calf width chart can be seen below.


Kate has a long association with Really Wild. Not only is she a huge fan of the country-inspired apparel but she actually modelled for the Berkshire based brand in 2004 at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace. At the time it was one of the only posed photos of Kate and according to the company's managing director, Dylan Williams stimulated a broader appeal for the "country sets". The brand appeals to people of all ages including those in their 20s and 30s who want a twist on a very British country style.

The Telegraph

Two of the many items Kate modelled at the fair are currently on sale including the Fallow Long Coat in Fawn (reduced from £525 to £325) and the Madrid Suede Buckle Boots (reduced from £295 to £195).


Really Wild Clothing Company

There are a wide selection of items in the sale with significant reductions including the Cotton Fitted Shirt in Plain White (reduced from £75 to £59), the Pleat Skirt in Moss (reduced from £135 to £75), the Tweed Shift Dress in Moss (reduced from £275 to £95) and the Yattendon Overcoat in Cerise (reduced from £425 to £150) it's a particularly fetching colour!


Really Wild Clothing

Two very popular Kate items are also back in stock: The £49 Lindsey Cap in Ivy Dogtooth the Duchess wore whilst volunteering with the scouts in the snow in March.

UK Scouting/Really Wild Clothing

 And the £65 Outback Hat in Olive that Kate wore to watch William play football on Christmas Eve 2011.


Lynn News/Really Wild Clothing

A look at a selection of gift ideas.


Really Wild Clothing

So many amazing pieces! And there's more to come when Really Wild launch their new collection in mid-July. To get all the latest updates and for further information and offers you can sign up for the newsletter or follow via Facebook and Twitter.

Really Wild Clothing Facebook Page

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Completing the lot, not one but two pairs of Kate's Azuni London earrings. The lucky winning bidder will win the Disc Stud Earrings With Drop Stone in Aqua and Amethyst.


Azuni London

The £25 earrings are described as:

'Old meets new with these unique, antique style stud earrings. Textured 24kt matt gold plate finish with semi precious stone drops. Disc measures 10mm and pear shaped stone drops are 7x10mm.'

The Duchess has worn the striking earrings several times, most notably during the royal tour in Tuvalu last year.


A look at the very pretty packaging the earrings come in.

Azuni London

Azuni London founder Ashley Marshall started his career as a chef, working in some of London's top kitchen's before taking his talent and flair for experimenting with unusual textures and stones to South America where he immersed himself in Native American culture. His unique approach to design developed during his travels followed by three years of study at Sir John Cass Jewellery and Silversmithing University in London.

Kate's earrings come in a variety of colours.

Azuni London

With summer upon us, a vibrant piece by Azuni transforms an outfit, whether you opt for a simple white summer dress or a floral print tea dress as Kate did during the royal tour in Tuvalu. For those of you who prefer a neutral palette or darker colours injecting a pop of colour into your wardrobe with a statement necklace, bracelet or ring is a fabulous way to brighten up your look. If you're hoping to achieve this, take a look at the elegant Athena Collection.

Azuni London

Azuni is very much a unique jewellery brand; here's a look at the spectacular colours and designs available in the Solar Collection.

Azuni London


Gold is another trend this season and Azuni have it covered with their £54 Cleo Triple Disc Sun Pendant. The shimmering triple disc pendant is plated with 24ct gold on a hand textured brass base.


Azuni London

Other affordable gold pieces include the £45 Luna Crater Bangle, the £19 Simple Crater Disc Stud Earrings and the £19.50 Three Stone Stacking Bangles.

Azuni London

Get 10% off your first order when you sign up for the newsletter and keep up with all the latest news by following Azuni via Facebook and Twitter.

Bidding for the Royal Favourite Lot starts at £25 with all proceeds going to Kate's patronage East Anglia's Children's Hospices. The total value of the items is £345/$533, so it is an opportunity to grab a bargain and support a very worthy cause. Best of luck to all prospective bidders! :)



Many thanks to Ashley from Azuni and Fiona from Really Wild for all their help; two wonderful brands to work with!

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East Anglia's Children's Hospices re-evaluates how much they will need to raise each year in donations in order to continue providing vital services and support to children and their families at a time when they need it most. Last week we heard that they need to raise even more this year, at £16,000 per day. Following some discussion we've decided to raise our goal from £3,000 to £5,000. It's almost double what we've raised so far but we've received so much positive support we believe it is achievable.




Continuing with our fundraising efforts, we wanted to get our readers more involved which is why we're launching the 'Do Something Special Challenge'. With only weeks until the birth of Baby Cambridge, it is the perfect time to give back and support a worthy cause, set a personal goal or take on a whole new challenge.

Dash described the challenge eloquently on the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser website:

'Now that Kate has officially gone on maternity leave (and we all already miss her), let's use this time to GIVE BACK on a personal level. In July, we challenge you to Do Something Special in honour of William and Kate's first child.'

The BCF directors have pledged to get involved too. From losing weight to working extra shifts at work and donating the earnings to EACH, or reconnecting with a family craft, there are so many ways to get involved. Friends and family can sponsor you by donating £1 each to the fundraiser when you reach your goal. Personally, I'm giving back by volunteering with a listening service for children under 18, to provide a support service for children at risk.

There is much we can all do, wherever we live around the world, whatever age we are and I can't think of a better way to do it than supporting EACH along the way.

East Anglia's Children's Hospices

Check out the Official Do Something Special Page for more suggestions and information on how you can get involved and please share your pledges with us! If you wish to donate, you can do so by visiting our Just Giving Page.

We'll be continuing with our 'Kate Loves' series and a number of royal baby posts next. As always, thank you for reading! :)

21 comments:

  1. Good morning my Dear :)
    I am wondering how you share all these BCF contests. Now I can see new post on Really Wild Clothing and Azuni only on your blog and for example WKW is silent on it.. Just asking :).. Yes, I know I'm prying :/

    It must be amazing that so many people want to help you :) BCF is such a good idea. Congratulations Charlotte :)

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    1. We all take charge of different activities, for example last week Susan (WKW) hosted a fantastic giveaway, and the week before that Carly (Kate Middleton Style) held a wonderful Pinterest contest, this week it's my turn to primarily write about it.

      The ladies involved in BCF Susan, Dash, Carly and Trisha have all been incredible and dedicate a lot of their time :)

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    2. Thank you so much for letting me know how it works.
      I'm a huge fan of your blog.
      IMO it is the best blog dedicated to Kate :)

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  2. Dear Charlotte,
    May I ask you a question? How many hours are in your day? :D
    You have a family and fiance, you're finishing your BA studies if I'm correct, you run this wondeful blog (the best I've ever read), you supervise BCF, and you volunteer with a listening service...
    You are a role model ! Girl ... you're amazing! :) :) :)

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    1. There's never enough hours in the day :) Volunteering is something I've always been interested in but decided to resume when the BCF ladies suggest the Do Something Special Challenge.

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  3. I want EVERYTHING from Azuni jewels

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  4. I haven't thought about it before.. But what if Kate goes into labour at night-time here in Europe? I'm sure we will manage to wake up and wait and pray together for a safe delivery... but How will I know that I need to wake up.. I'm worry I could miss it ;/
    I want to be with you girls during Kate's labour.

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  5. Charlotte, do you know if the Duchess (or her staff) is aware of the effort that you all are putting into this? I just think it's such a wonderful idea and you're working so hard, that I'm hoping somebody somehow brought it to her attention. It seems like the kind of thing that she would find touching...I feel like each of you deserves a little note from her or something!

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    1. Hello Claire,

      I know EACH keep Kate updated regularly but we didn't really enquire about it (odd I know) I guess it's because through blogging we comes across so many organisations and EACH really touched all of us.

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  6. I just gave my donation to the BCF and I have to say, Charlotte, well done to you and the ladies coordinating this fundraiser with you! What a great opportunity to draw attention to such a worthwhile and deserving charity and to celebrate the birth of Baby Cambridge at the same time! I start my day every day with your blog and a cup of tea, and while I don't frequently comment, I feel such a part of this "community," thanks to the warmth and charm of the people here.
    Kim from Arizona

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    1. Thank you so much for donating Kim!

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  7. Latest word is while William was at wedding Kate was shopping in Hungerford.

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  8. I'm bidding for this awesome lot. I have so much respect for these brands for supporting charity,

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  9. Shopping today

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iz-HcR8rZEk/Uch7_YvWLnI/AAAAAAAA5ok/3SMZdGqjnvA/s1600/fde919a5220936f9_duchessofcambridge_22062013_12_wm.xxxlarge.jpg

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  10. I want to say that what you guys are doing is great. But I am little peeved at something. If EACH has been struggling with raising money why hasn't Kate done something about it. Its part of her job to raise awareness and help out. I don't mean to start anything, I have nothing against Kate but it doesn't seem to make sense to me.

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  11. More wonderful work, I am sure the Cambridges are delighted to know fans of Catherine's style are coming together to support their charities. Well done you!

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  12. Kate, Texas, USA25 June 2013 at 04:30

    What a great giveaway! Charlotte, y'all are doing a FABULOUS job with the fundraiser and so many lives will be blessed by your efforts! I frequently check in to see how things are adding up. Hoping to make another pledge to our precious friends at EACH in celebration of Baby C!

    Now Kate.... First, the picture you posted from Kate at Blenheim Palace is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES! Kate looks so young and vibrant. I LOVED the outfit she was modeling and she looked great! Kate shopping.... You have posted shopping in Northumberland, but isn't Hungerford in Berkshire not too far from her parents? She looked good, but tired. I really hope she can rest up the next few days as it will be a whirlwind and media storm once the baby arrives. She probably wanted to keep her mind off of missing the wedding and the huge event that was, as well as the huge job of decorating her new homes. Hope she enjoyed the time, but rest up Kate!

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    1. Yes I just don't know how she fits it all in, must be an exhausting life. Amber Boston USA

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  13. Hey Charlotte,

    I just ran across some photos of Kate antiquing on www.popsugar.com from Saturday -- here's the link: http://www.popsugar.com/Pregnant-Kate-Middleton-Buying-Antiques-Photos-30861803

    Would love some ID on her outfit (what you can see of it - ie, jacket/shoes)

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  14. Hey Charlotte

    I'm bidding for the lot. If I don't win I'm going to treat myself to the boots and earrings. Love the Royal Favorite auctions and it is so special you are all doing this for charity. I am so excited for the next one.

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