Monday, 15 August 2016

Choose Your Dream Tour Looks for Kate, Kate Sends Message of Support to AFC & A Family Affair in Canada!

We're back with a fun activity and a look at latest news updates.

Last August, our always insightful commenter Julia suggested readers submit their dream looks for the Duchess, and it turned out to be a wonderful idea. As we all enjoyed it so much, let's make it an annual August activity during what is traditionally one of the quietest months on the royal calendar.


With a royal tour of Canada set to commence late next month, it seems a most appropriate time to ask readers to 'Choose Your Dream Looks for Kate in Canada'. Many of you have expressed an interest in choosing both a formal and casual look and that's exactly what we'll do, as whilst I expect there will be at least one formal event on the itinerary, I understand we're going to very much see a family-friendly, outdoorsy trip allowing the Cambridges to explore British Columbia and Yukon.


With all this in mind, we're asking you to select the following TWO looks:

  • LOOK ONE - A look for the Duchess of Cambridge to wear for a black-tie gala dinner. The event will be attended by dignitaries and well-known figures. The Duchess would likely wear a full-length gown for such an occasion. Don't forget to accessorise with a bag, clutch and jewels as you wish. As a portion of the tour will likely focus on the countdown celebtations to Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the gala would likely be related to this.
  • LOOK TWO - The second look is a dayime look and this one offers far more scope for personal preferences. Hypothetical appearances you could style Kate for include: the Cambridges' arrival in Canada; the Cambridges spend the day with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family; or perhaps you would be likely to select a look for a day of outdoor pursuits such as hiking.

Additional Information:
  • Leave a comment with your suggestions. Please include links to the designer/retailer in order for me to obtain images and to share your selection.
  • Don't forget to leave a name or a moniker of some sort to ensure I can appropriately credit your look.
  • Please only select one ensemble for each look.
  • Feel free to accessorise with shoes, bags and jewels.
  • You can choose items already in Kate's wardrobe.
  • And most importantly have fun. This is YOUR ideal look for the Duchess; you're the stylist.

To help get you started here are links to a number of Kate's favoured designers and online retailers who stock labels she's fond of:

We do expect Kate to implement a piece or two into her wardrobe from Canadian designers. If you would like to include a piece or a look from a brand with links to Canada (we'll be taking an in-depth look closer to the tour), here are several suggestions beginning with a Kate favourite!

If hoping to include the colours of the Canada flag - something we saw Kate do during the first tour of Canada in 2011 - we may also see the maple leaf incorporated.


A refresher of several of Kate's looks during the Canada tour in 2011.


Here are two sample looks I've chosen:

Evening Look - For the evening look, I had to choose red not only because of its connection to Canada but because it is sublime on the Duchess and really complements her colouring. I chose the Zuhair Murad Embellished Evening Gown and styled it with the Jimmy Choo Milla Clutch, the Dolce & Gabbana Crystal Embellished Satin Sandals, and the Queen's chandelier earrings.

Daytime Look - For the second look, I decided to "style Kate" for an arrival outfit or an official event with the Prime Minister and his wife using a combination of new pieces and items Kate already owns. I was taken by this clean, simple and elegant skirt suit by Canadian designer Jason Wu, who has been championed by Michelle Obama. The embroidered lace and cotton blend jacket and matching lace midi skirt. would look great on HRH. I styled it with the red maple leaf hat Kate wore in 2011, the Queen's Maple Leaf brooch (which was loaned to Kate for the 2011 tour), and her new, gorgeous Gianvito Rossi red pumps.


I will put all your looks together in a bumper post in a few days. I am enormously excited to see your submissions! :)

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We also have news updates to share with you. Kensington Palace released a message of support for the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, who today launched a series of expert podcasts to help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems. The series, Child in Mind, is presented by BBC Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond.
Anna Freud Centre

In the message, Kate noted how strongly she and William feel about getting children the support they need: "We wouldn't hesitate to get expert support for George and Charlotte." Below the full message:

"One in three adults still say they would be embarrassed to seek help for their child's mental health. No parent would fail to call the doctor if their child developed a fever, yet some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask.  It doesn’t need to be like this.
Throughout my work with family and child support organisations, one thing that has stood out to me time and again is that getting early support for a child who is struggling to cope is the best possible thing we can do to help our children as they grow up. Knowing this, both William and I feel very strongly that we wouldn’t hesitate to get expert support for George and Charlotte if they need it.
I hope that this excellent series of podcasts by the Anna Freud Centre will go some way to help families overcome that fear of what happens next if they look for professional support.  They illustrate that many of the therapies are actually very simple and practical steps that include the whole family to help children make sense of the world around them. They show how with the right help, children have a good chance of overcoming their issues while they are still young, and can have the bright future they deserve.
 Please do listen, and share them with your friends and family and let's change the way we all talk to each other about our mental health."

Click here to learn more about the podcasts.

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Finally, as we're chatting about the royal tour, who is hoping to see George and Charlotte join their parents? Although no official confirmation has been given, The Sunday Times (a very reliable source) reports the children will accompany their parents "on some engagements" during the "eight-day tour". Meanwhile The Mail on Sunday reports the itinerary will include a private day and notes William hopes to take George fishing.


We're beginning to see details coming through and will likely hear more in the coming weeks. The 2011 Canada tour remains a favourite for many, this one looks to be even more enjoyable with George and Charlotte! :)

376 comments:

  1. Evening wear:

    Dress by Jenny Packham
    http://www.jennypackham.com/pages/aw16-pre-collection#carousel_holder
    RRD101L

    Shoes by Gianvito Rossi
    http://www.gianvitorossi.com/muna

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  2. Your selections are beautiful Charlotte. I don't usually like those earrings but with the gown you chose they make sense.

    I think making this an annual project is a very good thing to do.

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  3. And thanks for all the links.

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  4. Charlotte,

    I love the back of that red gown you chose. It goes so nicely with design of the entire dress.

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  5. oh charlotte i love the red evenging gown you picked just beautifull shoes, bag and earings. for the day look i like the hat and shoes but not so much skirt it might be a little chilly for the top. but pretty just the same. a whole 8 days what a treat and george and charlotte to just can't wait. thanks for the post.

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  6. Sonja from Bavaria15 August 2016 at 08:01

    I love the gown you chose, Charlotte! It is so pretty and would look stunning on Kate.

    Here is my try to style her:


    Look 1 (evening gala dinner):

    Gown: http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/naeem-khan-cap-sleeve-embroidered-gazar-peplum-gown/4381234?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=ROYAL%20BLUE

    Earrings: https://www.hemingjewels.com/product/sapphire-and-diamond-drop-earrings/492/jewellery/3

    The Queen's diamond bracelet kate wore to thr state banquet: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.de/2012/11/the-wedding-gift-bracelet.html?m=1

    Clutch: http://www.promgirl.com/shop/viewitem-PS1082187

    Shoes: https://www.heels.com/womens-shoes/ciry-dark-blue-satin.html


    Look 2 (meeting with the prime minister in his office):

    Dress: http://www.catherinewalker.com/capri/

    Red blazer: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JXZ5B6Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1471104192&sr=1-3&refinements=p_n_size_browse-vebin%3A2343361011&pi=SY200_QL40&dpPl=1&dpID=41K62cjIg0L&ref=plSrch

    Pumps: http://row.jimmychoo.com/de_DE/damen/schuhe/pumps/lucy-100/spitze-pumps-aus-elfenbeinweißem-satin-LUCY100SAT080002.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#start=1

    Maple leaf brooch (on the blazer): http://www.katesclothes.com/brooch/diamond-canadian-maple-leaf/

    Clutch with maple leaves: http://www.zazzle.ca/stunning_painted_red_maple_leaf_wristlet_purses-223033410060330108


    This is always so much fun! Thank you x1000 for working so hard charlotte!

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    1. Courtney from NC18 August 2016 at 00:20

      Love your pick for the black tie category! Lovely gown.

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  7. Courtney from NC15 August 2016 at 08:20

    Well now that Charlotte has done such an amazing job I don't know that I should even suggest. PERFECT!

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    1. Exactly my thoughts Courtney:-) Charlotte's choices are perfect. Doubt they can be topped that but I will try.

      Catherine is in bluhare btw :-)

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    2. Yay Catherine.

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    3. Yay!! (that's for Catherine, not Courtney's indecision!)

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  8. LOOK 1

    Burgundy clutch
    http://www.ecoluxelondonboutique.com/anna-p-burgundy-patent-leather-clutch-with-contrast-red-bow/

    Gown
    https://www.moniquelhuillier.com/products/embroidered-gown-with-draped-top

    Brooch
    http://www.katesclothes.com/brooch/diamond-canadian-maple-leaf/

    Pumps
    http://row.jimmychoo.com/de_DE/damen/schuhe/pumps/romy-85/spitze-pumps-aus-nudefarbenem-wildleder-und-kristalldetails-ROMY85XSW0C2513.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#start=1

    To me, this look feels kinda autumnal, perfect for a gala/dinner in Canada in september - and Kate would look absolutely gorgeous in this dress!


    LOOK 2

    Dress by Hobbs
    http://www.beatricevonpreussen.com/hobbs-sierra-dress-red-outlet-dresses.html

    Pastel blazer
    http://www.soliver.de/Kurzblazer/11.603.54.8366,default,pd.html?sku=11.603.54.8366.2003.46&adword=Google/Shopping

    Wedges (something other than the corkswoon!)
    http://eu.tommy.com/Mixed-Wedge-Sandal/FW56820644,default,pd.html#!color%3D118%26size%3D41

    Headband
    http://www.suzannah.com/ready-to-wear/hats-and-accessories/gold-floral-leather-headband.aspx

    Beaded clutch
    http://www.kcmode.com/ladies-royal-blue-satin-beaded-designer-clutch-evening-bag---kcmode-24511-p.asp

    I'd love to see Kate wear more blazers, I think they look great over sheath dresses. This look would be perfect for a day where they visit the sights of a bigger city (maybe the elegant coastal city of Victoria?) where they tour old impressive buildings, parks, harbors, statues,...


    Maria from Germany

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    1. Your evening gown choice is beautiful and certainly out of the box. the beading on the skirt is gorgeous!

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    2. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:22

      I agree very much on the beading Marike. Very pretty skirt on that dress :)

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  9. This look would be perfect for their arrival at the airport in Canada. The focus would be on the red dress as a tribute to the canadian flag, and the dress looks rather comfortable so Kate could be carrying Charlotte (or maybe George) on her hip.

    http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/square-neck-ponte-ft-flr/4238623?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=RED

    http://www.suzannah.com/ready-to-wear/hats-and-accessories/sweeping-curved-saucer-hat.aspx

    http://www.xardi.co.uk/Zarla-Nude--Medium-Bridal-Satin-Clutch-Bag-459

    http://www.lordandtaylor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lord-and-taylor/rainiza-satin-stilettos?site_refer=AFF001&mid=40480&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-GC7_4LRGUbg2BtmaNCVG0Q in LIGHT GOLD!


    The gala look is fabulous for a sparkling evening with famous personalities. The golden accessoires would really shine against the midnight blue gown.

    http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/aidan-mattox-embroidered-bodice-mesh-ballgown/4369436?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=TWILIGHT

    https://www.net-a-porter.com/it/de/product/615043?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-QFGLnEolOWg-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-7fLOPedRinWe.HGNxuGLeA

    http://highheelsdaily.com/2014/01/22/new-49-metallic-look-pumps-in-yellow-gold-silver-and-copper/ in YELLOW GOLD!

    http://www.hsamuel.co.uk/webstore/d/4502973/9ct+gold+cubic+zirconia+leaf+design+bracelet/


    Thankfully, Assumption of Mary is a holiday where I live so after coming home from church, I have the whole day to browse all the beautiful outfits the readers will put together!

    GermanGirl

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    1. get ready to be amazed German Girl. :)
      Enjoy.

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    2. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:24

      I really like that hat. It's Camilla adjecent, but not too over the top :) And the gold clutch is fabolous :D

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  10. Julia from Leominster15 August 2016 at 13:08

    Since I think the idea was originally mine, I may submit a second post as I organise my links but here is my first one for a formal dinner in Vancouver or Victoria. Instead of red, I've chosen to honour Canada by using their designers combined with some special Canadian jewellery buried in the queen's vault for too long.

    For the gown, I've chosen a look by Canadian designer Mikael D. From Spring 2014. The slit is a bit high but this is always adjusted off the catwalk. It would be perfect for Kate's green eyes. I've tested the link but it takes a second for the look to come up. It is 9 of 31.

    http://www.fashionmagazine.com/fashion/at-the-shows/2013/10/28/mikael-d-spring-2014/slide/mikael-d-spring-2014-09/

    For the shoes - the following - the green ones of course. Again it takes a second to come up.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=ralph+and+russo+green+baroque+pumps&rlz=1C1EODB_enUS518US603&espv=2&biw=911&bih=445&tbm=isch&imgil=Uif7n2KYTReHNM%253A%253B1E9Q6dCe3SuIEM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.pinterest.com%25252Fpin%25252F376050637615148861%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=Uif7n2KYTReHNM%253A%252C1E9Q6dCe3SuIEM%252C_&usg=__NeVmBU6dqaOjq0m-oqAwOtiI81Y%3D&ved=0ahUKEwjaiO_z4sLOAhVIwWMKHcA2CrQQyjcILw&ei=Y16xV5rLBsiCjwPA7aigCw#imgrc=Uif7n2KYTReHNM%3A

    Finally the very special jewellery - the queen's jade dogwood set given to her in British Columbia. The link shows the only photos of the queen wearing this set.

    http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/msg/1454246481.html

    My first dream look.

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    1. Julie, how fascinating to read about the dogwood jade and gold jewelry, and the confusion with the possible emerald and diamond dogwood jewelry. I hope Kate sees this contest and that your choice jumps out at her so that perhaps some of the confusion can be cleared up and we can see the pieces on her. They would be perfectly apt. (And I love your dress choice.)

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    2. I love all your choices Julia.
      Tedi

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    3. WOW! I love the gown, Julia. Beautiful look. :)

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    4. Julia,

      what a beautiful tribute that would be if she did wear that Jewelry. Knowing how Kate loves to pull things out of the family albums and make former things applicable to today, I wouldn't be surprised if she got that historical connection and honors British Columbia in that way. Hopefully. :)
      That set would look stunning on her.

      Rebecca Deacon, Kate's Team, did you get that?

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    5. Julia, does the dress you chose have that netting and design covering the back? If that is the one it is stunning. If Kate wore Charlotte's red gown and on another night your green gown. wow

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    6. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:25

      I've seen talk about that jewelry for this tour :) But I read somewhere that it also has whale ivory details on it (don't quote me on that) so that would probably rule it out rather quickly!

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    7. Julia from Leominster17 August 2016 at 04:24

      That would be a shame if there proved to be ivory for it would certainly preclude Kate wearing it. Do you recall what your source was on that?

      I took it to be all jade since the most official reference on the archive photo spoke of jade and gemstones and nephrite jade is a particular product in British Columbia. But there is obviously gold as well - Mr Leo thinks there are nuggets on the necklace which would be striking, if so, and that isn't mentioned in the description. White nephrite is found in B.C. - I believe it is called Mutton Fat - a most unattractive name, although one that should please the Prince of Wales, as he is keen for us all to eat mutton to help the wool producers. That's what I assumed the white flowers were on the bracelet - Mr Leo thought they might be gold though - it is such a poor photo. They could be ivory. It's so hard to tell.
      I assume ivory may be an indigenous product in British Columbia (there is an Ivory Island) although I associate it more with the Inuits and the Arctic - who are allowed to hunt narwhal and walrus - for meat but also for ivory. But I don't know much about it (like I thought Sebago shoes came from Maine) Native-used Ivory is much more tightly controlled than elephant ivory but I still can't think William would like it.

      I adored the white dogwood on the Pacific Coast - I saw it in Yosemite - and it is a Christian symbol as well as the symbol of Victoria, that I can only hope those flowers are nephrite jade or gold - and the set is something Kate could wear.

      Unfortunately, I could find no photo of the back of that dress - I was in a terrible hurry when I looked for links for my ideas - as can be told from all my mistakes - but I did think that dress looked like Kate - a little sexy, yet easy to wear - and lace which she loves so much. (I would love to see Charlotte's red gown too - stunning!)

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    8. Rebecca - Sweden18 August 2016 at 10:57

      THat is the thing.. I really can't remember where I read it. I thought it was on the ROyal jewels of the world forum but I can't find it there... So that is why my comment should be taken very lightly since I have no source of it :P

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    9. Julia from Leominster18 August 2016 at 16:35

      This is probably the first time in reading all your comments, Rebecca that I hope you are wrong about something. Because I would love for that set to come out and put in an appearance in B.C. I was skimming through the Royal Jewels of the World Forum too - tonnes of interesting information there - but didn't find any more information on the jade. Suspect you did see it someplace though and we're just missing it.

      Agree with Bluhare that it is brilliant that you have commented on everyone's choices -- there are so many amazingly beautiful selections - yours included. I wish Kate could wear every one of them.

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  11. Hi! Thanks for running this 'Dream outfit' post again! I really enjoy participating in this post! It's such fun! :)

    Day outfit:

    Dress by Dolce & Gabbana: http://store.dolcegabbana.com/it/dolce-gabbana/vestiti-longuette_cod34652037iv.html

    'Floret' LK Bennett pumps: http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Shoes/Court-Shoes/Floret-Trench-Leather-Courts/p/SCFLORETNAPPANaturalTrench?nv

    'Nina' LK Bennett clutch: http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Clothing/Nina-Clutch-In-Trench/p/BCNINATRENCHBeigeTrench?show=All

    Green Tourmaline and Green Amethyst oval drop Kiki earrings: https://www.facebook.com/Kate.Sophie.Sofia.Blogs/photos/a.286721141416758.71520.132426196846254/1027930900629108/?type=3&theater

    Hairstyle: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/88/f7/02/88f7025d7175b9c37c0ce0ccd9e8e3f3.jpg

    Black Tie outfit:

    Mango Sequin Dress: http://shop.mango.com/MT/p0/woman/clothing/dresses/maxi/sequin-embroidered-dress/?id=73073588_52&n=1&s=otono_she

    Kiki Lavender Amethyst drops: https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12985595_1029498990472299_6463474247791219558_n.jpg?oh=cbc39c057d8a59cfbbf4f9d925301980&oe=585205D3

    Monica Vinader Riva cuff: http://www.monicavinader.com/riva-diamond-cluster-cuff/riva-diamond-cluster-cuff-diamond?search=%2Fshop%2Fin-collection%2Friva

    Jimmy Choo Vamp sandals: https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/558357_333560486732823_1730944849_n.jpg?oh=f51ad5ce77ac3866ba72e05ef53ff54c&oe=5815CBE9

    McQueen grey satin clutch: https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/558507_352052251550313_434860238_n.jpg?oh=bf924f2597858f07af57aa58bd22fa97&oe=5851602D

    Hairstyle: (something similar to this): http://www.modernsalon.com/sites/salon/files/styles/large_landscape_desktop/public/Kate-Middleton-Updo-2012.jpg?itok=kmtfAcRJ

    Gaby, Malta

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:29

      What a pretty gown!! :D

      I also really like that you used stuff she already own/brands she frequent :)

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    2. Thanks! :)

      Gaby

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    3. Thanks! :)

      Gaby

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  12. Julia from Leominster15 August 2016 at 13:33

    Here's another of my looks for Kate by a Canadian designer - a cocktail dress this time. The look would be either the seventh or the eighth scrolling to the right - the green cocktail dresses with white flowers. (Although the long gowns would do too.) It would be perfect for a formal event at Butchart Gardens. (What a dream!)
    http://lucianmatis.com/fw2016

    The shoes are from my previous post.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=ralph+and+russo+green+baroque+pumps&rlz=1C1EODB_enUS518US603&espv=2&biw=911&bih=445&tbm=isch&imgil=Uif7n2KYTReHNM%253A%253B1E9Q6dCe3SuIEM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.pinterest.com%25252Fpin%25252F376050637615148861%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=Uif7n2KYTReHNM%253A%252C1E9Q6dCe3SuIEM%252C_&usg=__NeVmBU6dqaOjq0m-oqAwOtiI81Y%3D&ved=0ahUKEwjaiO_z4sLOAhVIwWMKHcA2CrQQyjcILw&ei=Y16xV5rLBsiCjwPA7aigCw#imgrc=Uif7n2KYTReHNM%3A

    Another rare and mysterious Canadian necklace here - either a wedding gift from British Columbia to the queen or possibly from a 1952 visit. It wasn't really the queen's look but would be perfect for Kate. This is the only photo I can find.

    http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/msg/1454299347.html

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:30

      Oooh, another mysterious necklace! It looks very pretty and promising. Hope it get's dusted off and shows up :)

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    2. Julia from Leominster17 August 2016 at 04:44

      I've actually been able to find a couple of old references to this necklace - which looks much more like something that would suit Kate than the queen. Both are old news clippings:
      One reads: "Latest unique offering was made in Vancouver. The queen was given dogwood, flower of British Columbia in the form of a handsome necklace and ear clips. A single large dogwood blossom modeled in platinum is attached to a gold necklet with garlands of small diamonds and leaves of emeralds. The earrings are smaller blossoms in platinum and diamonds." I'm not sure what paper this is from.

      The second is an old article about the queen loving pearls. It reads:

      Elizabeth occasionally wore a new dogwood necklace and earrings given her in Vancouver on her first North American trip. Single Large dogwood blossoms (sic) were modeled in platinum with garlands of diamond and emerald leaves to complete the necklace. Matching earrings were worn with it."
      This description is clearly based on the one in the first article. Despite the reference to the queen wearing it - no one has ever produced any evidence that she has - but it does seem to be a gift from the 1951 visit to British Columbia, not a wedding gift as Leslie Field suggests.

      It always seems sad to me that some of these splendid gifts go unworn - left in the vaults somewhere - assuming they haven't been "disposed of" like the unfortunate Alexandra tiara. I thought it would look wonderful with that green cocktail dress with white blooms (although not dogwood - a custom design with dogwood would be lovely too.) But it would be nice to see this necklace emerge - no matter what it is worn with - and no risk of ivory here. It definitely seems a different necklace from the jade. I can't give a lot of credence to that second article but the first does seem to give some authority for its existence beyond that bad photo.

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    3. Rebecca - Sweden18 August 2016 at 10:59

      Thank you so much for all the facts :) It really seems like Kate could wear it very well, and I agree that it's sad for the jewels to lay unworn in a vault!

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  13. hi charlotte I love the you choose

    look one
    gown
    https://www.rolandmouret.com/product/pre-fall-2016/beaumontgown/black
    shoes

    http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Shoes/E
    izabeth-Black-Suede-Lace-Closed-Courts/p/SCELIZABETHSUEDELACEBlackBlack

    clutch

    https://www.rolandmouret.com/accessories/handbags/palais-royal/black

    look 2

    top
    https://www.reiss.com/ie/p/merino-wool-jumper-womens-truth-in-greymelange/


    shirt

    https://www.reiss.com/ie/p/plisse-midi-skirt-womens-adalie-in-off-whiteblack/

    shoes

    http://row.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/pumps/romy-100/army-green-suede-pointy-toe-pumps--ROMY100SUE033553.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#start=1




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    1. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:32

      I really like the tie in of the pattern in the shoes and the dress, even though I'm not very fond of the dress (my personal taste). Very clever :)

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  14. Julia from Leominster15 August 2016 at 13:55

    My final formal look (in violation of your rules but there are so many interesting jewellery ideas out there - hope these posts all show up. This time I've picked a gown by a British Colombian designer. It's a bit mum of the bride but it demands a grand necklace and I have two possibilities. First the gown:

    http://www.marissacollections.com/shop/off-shoulder-gown-with-cllr-rz554-trf-re-272436.html

    Then the same shoes the same Ralph and Russo I used in the other posts in a different colour.

    https://rachelrunwayofficial.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/fb_img_1444235734019.jpg

    Finally two necklace choices: One of the queen's which she inherited from her mother and has never worn - it was Queen Alexandra's wedding necklace and seems meant for Kate. (The tiara was sadly "disposed of" by Princess Toria - what was everyone thinking! But the earrings would go with the necklace.

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/05/queen-alexandras-wedding-parure.html

    But should William decide to buy Kate a new necklace in honour of their first Canadian visit soon after there marriage - this would be a grand choice.

    http://www.reenaahluwalia.com/canoe-necklace/

    Finally, my look for Whitehorse - the blazer and trousers first row - second image or the cape and trousers (very Kate) third row third image - and finally for the evening the tuxedo trouser suit in the bottom row. Again, a Canadian designer.

    http://www.mirabelli.com/fallwinter-2014

    To wear with all of these, any of Kate's black courts plus for the tuxedo suit, a certain brooch -

    https://www.google.com/search?q=duchess+of+cambridge+polar+bear+brooch&biw=1252&bih=582&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiCnrDHu8POAhUBdCYKHfKoDZoQ_AUIBigB&dpr=1.09#imgrc=xcScBYPYnT1GJM%3A

    Where else but the Yukon (or Yukon) to wear this gift.

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  15. Julia from Leominster15 August 2016 at 14:59

    My final look - promise - this is for Kate with the children in the Yukon. All Canadian designers:

    From Pink Tartan - trousers and top.

    https://www.pinktartan.com/collections/sweaters-knitwear/products/b000508910-black

    From Pink Tartan - the trousers - I picked a bold shade.

    https://www.pinktartan.com/collections/pants/products/s160709251-pink

    A wonderful car coat by Ca Va De Soi of Australian warm to keep Kate warm.

    https://www.cavadesoi.com/en/dixie-noir

    From a British Colombian Native artist Harold Alfred - who does the most wonderful bracelet - an otter bracelet since Kate loves the sea so much.

    http://artinas-jewellery.com/jewellery/hand-carved-otter-bracelet/

    Matching Earrings by Alfred - or there are many other animal choices for Kate.

    http://artinas-jewellery.com/jewellery/hand-carved-otter-earrings-2/

    A gorgeous pendant by Quebec artist Michael de Bellefeuille

    https://www.google.com/search?q=michel+de+bellefeuille&rlz=1C1EODB_enUS518US603&espv=2&biw=911&bih=445&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjDxeOOwsPOAhVE6GMKHZ2GB6cQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=ZiRh-UxrsTf7gM%3A

    Sebago boots - okay, they're from Maine but it's a great brand.

    http://www.sebago.com/US/en/nell-ankle-boot/19306W.html?dwvar_19306W_color=B435300#start=1

    I'm tired of the clutches - she needs a great bag - especially with the little ones along. Here's one from Pink Tartan

    https://www.pinktartan.com/collections/handbags/products/s163608782_black

    A great look for Kate in pink and black - casual, yet unique.

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    1. Actually, there is a Sebago Lake and a town by the same name in Maine, but the Sebago shoe company originated in and is based in Michigan.

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    2. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:36

      Great seeing stuff from a bunch of Canadian designers! I tried looking as well but was hard finding the designers, and the ones I did didn't end up fitting what I was going for :)

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    3. Julia from Leominster18 August 2016 at 16:58

      Thanks for the information Pam - I was completely muddled! And I own some of their shoes and loved their shop on Regent Street - sadly, it's gone.

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  16. I think this outfit is gorgeous for a daytime event:
    https://erdem.com/collections/autumnwinter-2016/runway/

    Shoes: http://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/pumps/vienna-100/black-shiny-leather-with-painted-mini-studs-pointy-toe-pumps-VIENNA100XLT010003.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#prefn1=color&psortd1=1&psortb1=bestMatch&prefv1=Black&productsearch=true&start=1

    I'm drawing a blank for jewelry and clutches ... plus I'm at work so can't spend much more time googling!


    For evening, this would be fabulous:
    https://erdem.com/collections/autumnwinter-2016/runway/

    Shoes: http://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/pumps/luna/black-lace-platform-pumps-LUNALAC010003.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#prefn1=color&psortd1=1&psortb1=bestMatch&prefv1=Black&productsearch=true&start=1

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  17. As long as we don't see any more skinny jeans. I like her style for formal and semi-formal events, but the skinny jeans need to go.

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  18. Are their photos of everyone's choices? I do not have any photos of those on my screen.

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    1. Charlotte,

      I thought there were photos of the outfits and accessories last time? Is that right or not? Not trying to create more work for you. Just curious.

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    2. Hello,

      I'll be putting everyone's choices together in a bumper post once they are all submitted in a few days :)

      You are all very talented; it's so interesting to see the different looks you are putting together. And thank you for the lovely compliments on the samples I put together, I am a sucker for a red gown :)

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    3. Charlotte,

      That red gown is like the most awesome dress for Kate. I so hope she wears that dress. What a page in history that would make. Yay

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    4. Thanks for the explanation Charlotte, and Thanks for all the effort.

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  19. Oh Charlotte - you so nailed it! Can only imagine Kate seeing your evening gown choice and texting it to her stylist "Is it too late to order in time for the tour?"

    Spent some time at "From Her Majesty's Vault" and found this brooch. Not quite sure if it's something that Kate could/would wear:

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-enamel-maple-leaves-brooch.html

    Again, congratulations on your choice, it is perfect!

    Best, karen

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    1. Anon 17:07, I completely agree with you about Charlotte's choices! Spot on and that's definitely a red statement gown if I ever saw one!!

      Love the find on the brooch!! How beautiful. While it may look dated as a brooch for the Duchess, I can so see her repurposing it as a hair piece with a lovely formal gown, when a tiara just won't do!!

      Wow, wow, wow on all the lovely choices. This is really a great idea...thanks Charlotte! cc

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    2. cc,

      Using that as a hair piece would be so nice if the hairstyle, outfit and brooch all go perfectly together, otherwise it would look quite awkward.
      I am not sure her stylist/hairdresser could pull that off. It would be dreamy if they could.

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    3. Anon 01:46 you are right, it has to be just the right hairstyle and outfit. I envisioned a messy, romantic updo....she certainly has the hair to achieve it, but agree maybe not the right hairdresser. Really do love the brooch and the idea....such a shame that all this lovely jewelry isn't seen/used more. BTW thanks for the link, took a tour of Her Majresty's Vault and was just amazed at the beautiful jewelry. cc

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    4. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:09

      Oh... I did exactly that for my look... I promise I did not see this before doing my look!! :D

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    5. Not to worry, am so glad to see that someone else had the idea too (great minds right). :) Saw your look and it is beautiful! The beauty of this blog and in particular this challenge is that this really gives us glimpses into each other's ideas and we find that while we may be far apart on some, we are pretty close on others. The biggest take away from this is that there are some truly talented and inspiring looks being submitted and the commonality is that everybody wants Kate to look her very best, while still being Kate. If ever anyone had "people" in her corner, it is certainly Kate!! :) I would hope that Kate's Team IS looking at this blog and taking some copious notes!! I am feeling inspired myself and may even venture a look! cc

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    6. Anon 01:46...I think Rebecca nailed the right hairstyle, outfit and using the brooch as a hairpiece!! Like how she used an existing green gown of Kate's and how the gown picks up on the colors of the brooch. Now if the hairstylist can step up...voila! cc

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  20. Firstly, I just wanted to say thank you for this lovely idea. I’ve never participated in one of these before. I have been battling a major depressive episode all year, which is one of the reasons I am so glad that the Duchess is working on mental health. This activity brought me some much needed joy.
    My dream evening look: http://fabfourfashion.com/fashion/greta-constantine/ (specifically Nancy’s Look)
    This Greta Constantine dress is simple and gorgeous, in the blue that the Duchess likes and seems to make her gleam. The side cowl detail will give the slim Duchess the illusion of curves, and the shoulder overlay is both elegant and modest such as the cold shoulder gown worn to the SportsAid gala. The fabric is a microfiber material usually used for athletic wear which allows it to remain smooth. It is modelled by Nancy of Canada’s Fab Four Fashion who each represent tall, slim, curvy and plus size women on their fashion blog. This dress is worn by Nancy who is just taller than the Duchess at 1,8 m and relishes how, unlike most brands, Greta Constantine provides for her tall frame. Greta Constantine is an excellent choice in terms of sartorial diplomacy – the brand is this year’s winner of the Canadian Fashion Awards Womenswear Designer of the Year and aims to offer clothing “with a modern sensibility for truly effortless dressing.” This is an elite brand worn by international celebrities but it is also funky such that the Duchess will look both sophisticated and fresh.
    I would have it be worn with an updo to show off her Robinson Pelham blue topaz chandelier earrings and to highlight the neckline. The Jimmy Choo silver ‘Vamp’ sandals would suit the setting of the earrings and lastly her Jenny Packham silver ‘Casa’ box clutch for matching silver, and some British wear.
    My dream daytime look: http://www.dsquared2.com/us/short-dress_cod34361775wu.html?collection_id=23973
    This would be for either their arrival or a formal engagement. It is a Dsquared2 design which is perfect as the brand is run by identical twins Dean and Dan Caten who are Canadians now based in London.
    The red is both an omage to Canada, and suits the Duchess’ colouring. The cut is clean and elegant, suiting the Duchess’ frame and taste, with the balance of the high neckline and low back which could be shown off with a half updo such as was worn on her first tour. The image demonstrates how the silver of the Queen's Maple Leaf brooch would pop against the red, matched by her ‘Empress’ Drop earrings, Gianvito Rossi red pumps and the ‘Natasha’custom grey clutch by Emmy London.

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    1. Prayers and hugs to you Rote.

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    2. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:41

      I am so sorry to hear you've been having a hard time recently. Belive me when I say, I know all too well how annoying it can be! Hope this place at least gives some escape and needed light in the day. I know it does for me!

      Also, I love your in deapth descriptions of your choices :D (Also didn't know Dsquared were canadian. Am gonna look right now at the site to see if there is any possibilites other than your choice for Kate!)

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    3. Julia from Leominster18 August 2016 at 17:00

      Good wishes to you Rote for feeling better soon - and your choices are wonderful!

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  21. Hi Charlotte thanks so much for this great post as a Canadian and Vancouverite I'm so excited to see them in my city I will try to see them and hopefully meet them and send you any photos I get of the Royal Family! I am so excited to see their children with them!! My choices for formal wear and daytime look are my Canadian designers Link to evening - OPEN KNIT TUNIC DRESS | RUFFLED BUSTIER | DOUBLE PLACKET SKIRT by Chris Gelinas (Canadian Designer) http://chrisgelinas.com/photos/fw16/look11.jpg Link to daytime - Hexagon Scallop Hem Dress by Pink Tartan (Canadian Designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran) https://www.pinktartan.com/collections/dresses/products/f160908842-navy-white Thanks again for all your hardwork! So excited about the upcoming tour!

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:48

      How exciting that you might see them :) And that you will recognize the places in the pictures of them later :D

      And what a cool dress!

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  22. http://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-de/David-Meister-One-Shoulder-Lace-A-line-Gown/prod186730128/p.prod?ecid=NMAF__J84DHJLQkR4&CS_003=5630585

    Kate's diamond art deco bracelet http://whatkatewore.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Kate-Jewelry-Deco-Diamond-Bracelet-3-Shots-2-PA-1-Splash.jpg

    http://labellemariee.blogspot.de/2010/12/mondays-handbag-anya-hindmarch-marano.html?m=1

    http://row.jimmychoo.com/de_DE/damen/schuhe/pumps/alex/plateau-pumps-aus-schwarzem-wildleder-ALEXSUE010003.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#prefn1=color&psortd1=1&psortb1=bestMatch&prefv1=Schwarz&productsearch=true&start=1

    Kate could step out of her comfort zone in this sparkling pink one-shoulder gown for an elegant evening. I would keep the accessoires simple and black - a great colour to combine pink with.
    Would it be possible to include a close-up of the lace detailing on the dress, Charlotte?

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    http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/carolina-herrera-silk-pencil-skirt/4380749?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=BLACK

    https://www.rolandmouret.com/product/pre-fall-2016/thomeytop/cherry-red-multi

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b8/5b/a8/b85ba8f7be8311dacf9ddf29947cc9fc.jpg
    (Alternative in case the 1st link does not work: http://www.velvetandparade.com/item/1457/long-line-nude-suede-colby-jacket)

    http://m.saks.com/pd.jsp?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524446997456&site_refer=AFF001&mid=37410&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-muHN8JAeQ7l9jEKIdyL3DA&productCode=0400090814132

    http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32398201052.html?productId=32398201052&productSubject=2015-Retro-Bohemian-Necklaces-Vintage-Necklace-Acrylic-Romantic-Maxi-Collier-Collar-Choker-Statement-Necklaces-Fashion-for&spm=2114.47010808.4.140.OzfJ0I&tracelog=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail

    I'd have Kate wear this outfit including the eye-catching statement necklace for a visit to a charity in canada, for example to talk to inner-city people about mental health,... I really jope Kate will wear a black pencil skirt one day!
    I've added a coat to the outfit, but Kate should take it off ASAP to show off the gorgeous top (or she could just hand the coat to Rebecca Deacon if it's warm enough)!!

    By Little Miss Sunshine

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:51

      What a pretty gown. And I agree that hot pink and black really can work well together!

      And the Roland Mouret top is really cool. Can't go wrong with a black pencil skirt!

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  23. Thanks for having this again, it was great fun last year!

    My black tie look would include this Roland Mouret gown: https://www.rolandmouret.com/product/pre-fall-2016/rochergown/navy, Manolo Blahnik clutch: https://www.manoloblahnik.com/it/products/hangi-velvet-11552847, Louboutin 'Fifi' shoes: http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en/shop/women/fifi-2.html, Graff 'Carissa' earrings:
    http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en/shop/women/fifi-2.html

    For my daytime look, I'd go for this Whistles dress: http://www.johnlewis.com/whistles-tie-front-knit-dress-burgundy/p2809337, Reiss 'Truman' jacket: https://www.reiss.com/p/singlebreasted-blazer-womens-truman-jacket-in-grey/?category_id=1124, Bentely and Skinner acorn and oak leaf earrings: http://www.bentley-skinner.co.uk/catalog/products/21674-pair-of-pearl-and-diamond-pendent-earrings, the Harry Winston bear brooch Kate was presented with during the 2011 tour: http://i0.wp.com/royal-fans.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Canadian-Polar-Bear-Brooch-Private-Commission-Harry-Winston.jpg?resize=590%2C393, L.K.Bennett 'Marcella' snake-effect courts: http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Shoes/Marcella-Charcoal-Snake-Effect-Closed-Courts/p/SCMARCELLASNAKEEFFECTGreyCharcoal and Mulberry small 'Bayswater': http://www.mulberry.com/it/shop/women/bags/shoulder-bags/new-bayswater-clay-small-classic-grain with a vintage Hermès 'Le Canada' silk scarf knotted to the handle: https://media2.instantluxe.co.uk/accessories/silk-scarf/hermes/silk-scarf-hermes-multicolor-silk-woman-canada-A97553-490.5.jpg

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:54

      Those earrings are so perfect for Kate!

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  24. I went right to Erdem to find my looks for Kate. My first look is for evening - the Samira Gown Rose Hip Night dress:
    https://erdem.com/shop/samira-gown-rose-hip-night/

    paired with the Jimmy Choo Louise sandal: http://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/sandals/louise/ivory-satin-strappy-sandals-LOUISESAT080002.html?cgid=women-shoes-sandals#prefn1=heelHeight&psortd1=1&psortb1=bestMatch&prefv1=Mid+Heel&productsearch=true&start=1

    This look would be for a formal evening event, although not a glitzy gala, since the Samira gown is not super glamorous. I am picturing any evening event that the Cambridges attend being on the less fancy side, since the theme of the trip is casual and family friendly. I am not good with accessories, especially jewelry, so to come up with a shoe was enough for me.

    For a day look - for example, a lunch meeting with the Prime Minister - I would love to see Kate in the Betty Dress Guardi Blue: https://erdem.com/shop/betty-dress-guardis/

    I love this dress and can imagine Kate wearing it with her trusty nude pumps, as a nod to the color of Canada, Jimmy Choo's Margot clutch in red: http://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/bags/evening-bags-and-clutches/margot/red-patent-and-suede-clutch-bag-MARGOTPAS060016.html?cgid=women-handbags-clutch#prefn1=color&psortd1=1&psortb1=bestMatch&prefv1=Red&productsearch=true&start=1

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:57

      That gown certainly seems very possible! And I would be surprised if she doesn't wear any Erdem on the tour :)

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  25. Hi Charlotte,
    I don't know if the below is acceptable as it is not all designer. Hope you enjoy.
    Love Rachel from Ireland.

    Dress - https://www.jovani.com/evening-dresses/black-nude-lace-floor-length-dress-33937-4295
    Shoes - http://shoerazzi.com/rupert-sanderson-red-suede-elba-pointed-toe-pumps/
    Bag - http://www.stardust-eveningbags.co.uk/Red-Satin-&-Lace-Clutch-Bag-(936)/936.htm
    Necklace - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambaji_Shinde#/media/File:Design_of_a_Necklace.jpg

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 00:00

      I really like the lacy dress with the red accessories! Seems like you and Kate have similar taste because it reminds me of this look of hers! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ba/ea/ed/baeaed989dd57cd62aead1d109bd1e9a.jpg

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  26. This look is for a relaxed engagement with George and Charlotte. Veey casual, perfect for a park, playground, lake or right in the woods of Canada.
    • https://www.rolandmouret.com/product/pre-fall-2016/sancroftjacket/multi
    • http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/joes-icon-ankle-skinny-jeans-jayne/4435975?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=JAYNE
    • http://m.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-boots/black-suedette-buckle-ankle-boots_380267901

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    The gala outfit is really simple yet regal, only a pop of colour added with the yellow clutch.
    • http://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-de/Kay-Unger-New-York-Sleeveless-Crepe-Pleated-Chiffon-Gown-Black-White/prod189760297_cat35350732__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FitemId%253Dcat35350732%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D0%2526Ns%253DPCS_SORT%2526refinements%253D717%252C729&eItemId=prod189760297&cmCat=product
    • http://ysl.bagsclutches2015.com/yves-saint-laurent-clutches-c-3/2013-yves-saint-laurent-lutetia-clutch-30418-yellowysl-bags-outlet-p-205.html
    • http://m.hm.com/de/product/40447?article=40447-B&cm_mmc=pla-_-de-_-ladies_shoes_pumps_heels-_-40447&gclid=COqb-b-CxM4CFYYy0wod6vMPYA
    • http://www.danarebeccadesigns.com/anna-beth-onyx-earrings/dp/124

    Sunny

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 00:02

      What a cool jacket for the casual event!

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    2. I'm in love woth it, too, because it is something very unusual but very trendy!
      Sunny

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  27. MY EVENING LOOK IDEA ... :)

    Jenny Packham gown

    http://g02.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1eMoBJpXXXXciXVXXq6xXFXXXU/Elegant-One-Shoulder-Red-Gowns-Scalloped-Cap-Sleeve-With-Beading-Court-Train-font-b-Jenny-b.jpg

    Gianvito & Rossi sandals

    http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306624256&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446966949&R=8058570202524&P_name=Gianvito+Rossi&N=306624256&bmUID=lp.Y_Pu

    Alexander McQueen beaded clutch bag

    http://www.onlyfashionbags.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Red-Alexander-Mcqueen-handbags-1795-80.jpg

    Hairstyle

    http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/149554215-catherine-duchess-of-cambridge-attends-the-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QTQISAHy0BAgHR7F3t7E0KqljJ0ubASXL8GKs0RsPRDJ2Wya2BzowNTmVn5Qgh4Ufg%3D%3D

    Diamond earrings

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/29/98/9f/29989f0d71bc374c5e85e3b3ca25a1ab.jpg

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 00:08

      Very pretty and Very Kate look! (And very RED!) :)

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    2. Guilty as charged, Rebecca. :))

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  28. For a star studded gala dinner:

    http://m.saks.com/pd.jsp?FOLDER<>folder_id=2534374306640926&productCode=0400090007029&R=884922830040&P_name=Badgley+Mischka&N=306640926&bmUID=lp.jEGJ

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.de/2013/04/the-baring-ruby-necklace.html?m=1

    http://m.lkbennett.com/h5/r/lkb/Collections/Shoes/Court-Shoes/Fern-Persian-Blue-Suede-Courts/p/SCFERNSUEDEOrangeOrange

    http://luxurygaragesale.com/products/burgundy-red-gathered-satin-quartz-latch-lily-clutch-bag

    For the arrival in Canada or for a day of engagements:

    http://leinabroughton.com.au/products/clara-coat-dress-in-berry

    http://www.katesclothes.com/hat/seaford-red-pillbox/

    http://m.lkbennett.com/h5/r/lkb/Collections/Shoes/Court-Shoes/Floret-Evergreen-Patent-Closed-Courts/p/SCFLORETPATENTNaturalAlmond%20Milk

    http://www.mulberry.com/de-en/shop/women/bags/clutches/continental-clutch-powder-small-classic-grain

    Put together by Couch Potato

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 00:14

      Hah! Seems like we choose the same hat :D Wasn't she so gorgeous in that one!? :D

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  29. Wow, an 8 day tour of Canada. I had no idea it was going to be so long. That sure is exciting. I can't want to start looking at all the suggestions and picking out my dream look. I loved it last time and had an amazing result.

    Thanks Charlotte and Julia! I'm glad to see it back and it will become an annual event. So much fun and anticipation! Will log another comment with my recommendations in the next few days when work calms down a bit.

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  30. Speaking of designing (hopefully not off topic by much), Fiona Cairns, the designer of Kate's work of art wedding cake, has tutorials on cake design on You Tube, sponsored by one of Kate's favorites, Waitrose.

    Fiona was trained as a graphic designer. Perhaps that is why her Joseph Lambert technique cakes, one of many of her style of cake designs, are more restrained and aesthetically better balanced than many who take that detail to the extreme. There is a reason she has been supplying Harrod's Food court with her beautiful masterpieces for 28 years. She started out at that time working from her kitchen with only one assistant. Sound like anyone else we know of? :)

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    1. Can you imagine getting a cake tutorial from an expert like Fiona Cairns? You Tube is amazing.

      In an interview with Fiona in the Leiceister paper the journalist mentioned that Fiona had baked some things for the Queen. So perhaps the Queen, if asked, referred Kate to Fiona.

      Have any of our readers in Leiceister ever had one of Fiona's cakes, or her cakes from Harrod's? Were they as beautiful and delicious as I imagine they would be?

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    2. Has anyone ever had one of Fiona's cakes?

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  31. I truly expect her to wear the polar bear brooch that was given to them on 2011 tour!!

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      POLAR BEAR brooch. YES. The children would love that. She just has to find a way to work that into her wardrobe.

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  32. Charlotte, your choices are very nice, I love the gown.
    How PERFECT is that for Kate?

    I have a question Charlotte. Everyone's design choices are showing up as written links and not photos
    Is that the way it is supposed to be or should there be pictures? Please let me know. Thanks.

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    1. Hello,

      Yes, for the moment everyone is submitting their looks and I will put them all together for the next post. They are some gorgeous choices already!

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    2. 23:19, yes it is perfect. And for the record, I was not going for a "repli-Charlotte", I swear! :)) I just thought, Canada...red... And the rest is posted. :)

      Delete
    3. Charlotte,

      Honestly that red gown is so perfect for Kate.
      Someone should purchase that in her size and send it to her just so she doesn't miss out on her perfect dress. Wouldn't that be lovely. :)

      Delete
    4. Prince William has an excellent Christmas gift idea there :)

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    5. Great thought Charlotte. :)

      Becca Deacon and team, did you get that?

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  33. For the black tie dinner I think it has to be McQueen. A gorgeous lace dress is perfect for Kate https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/725734 with these knock out Gianvito Rossi brocade sandals https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/710075/gianvito_rossi/brocade-sandals and this unusual Edie Parker solid pearlescent clutch http://edie-parker.com/collections/classics/products/jean-solid-taupe. Kate would wear her hair up as she did with the Packham gown in New York and would limit her jewellery to a pair of earrings - a dramatic drop pair from Kiki McDonough http://kiki.co.uk/index.php/jewellery/earrings/extremely-beautiful-colour-combination-of-lemon-quartz-and-smoky-quartz-set-with-diamonds-in-a-cushion-drop-earring.html.

    For day wear, I'd like to see Kate in a relaxed style to spend the day with the PM and his family. Cropped tapered pants from Dolce & Gabbana https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/754156 with a poppy red Emilio Pucci shirt https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/731931 and a dramatic pair of D&G sandals to balance the crop of the pants https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/721681. Kate should wear her hair up and select Bottega Veneta earrings to pick up the green in the sandals https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/752288/bottega_veneta/oxidized-silver-malachite-earrings

    Jo from York

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 00:17

      Wow, the shoes and the gown for the evening look looks like they were custom made for eachother! Great find!

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  34. Louise, London, UK16 August 2016 at 00:07

    For a gala dinner https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/726123/roland_mouret/galaham-one-shoulder-silk-blend-lame-gown

    With killer evening sandals https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/753389/gianvito_rossi/marshal-metallic-embroidered-suede-sandals

    And a statement Dolce and Gabbana clutch https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/643559/dolce___gabbana/vanda-small-swarovski-crystal-embellished-velvet-clutch.

    For jewellery I'd like the queen to lend Kate the Delhi Durbar bracelet for her bare wrist, and the Delhi Durbar earrings. They will match beautifully with the green crystals on the clutch. http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-delhi-durbar-bracelet.html?m=1 and http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-delhi-durbar-earrings.html?m=1

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 00:24

      Wow! What a look! I love the green+gold combo!

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  35. I am SO exited to see all of the creations from ya'll.
    Ya'll rock. What an excellent concept Miss Julia.
    Thank you for all the hard work in presenting those creations to us and incorporating the awesomeness as an annual event for this talented community, Miss Charlotte. WHAT FUN

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  36. A Stella McCartney outfit for high tea at the beautiful Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, or the Grand Pacific Hotel, both overlooking Victoria's inner harbor. Tea would follow visits to Butchart Gardens and, with the children, to the wonderful Royal BC Museum near the hotels.

    A Stella culotte:
    http://www.stellamccartney.com/us/stella-mccartney/wide-leg-trouser_cod36771203eh.html?tp=#section=rtw_trousers?utm_campaign=affiliazione_us&utm_content=10&utm_medium=affiliazione&utm_source=linkshare_us&tp=51961

    A Stella top:
    http://www.stellamccartney.com/us/stella-mccartney/shirt_cod38504763lk.html#section=rtw_tops

    Kate's own blue suede pumps (worn to entertain the President and Mrs. Obama at KP) and her Annoushka pearl (on the Kiki McDonough diamond hoops) earrings. Suggested design by Chic Designer

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  37. I am excited to see what Princess Charlotte will "tour" in. And, getting ready for all the many expressions of
    her big brother.

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 00:25

      I'm sure Charlotte herself will give us a share of expressions :D

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    2. We'll see, Rebecca, lol. She seems to me to be the more reserved one of the two. It will be fun to find out. I have been reviewing some photos of George and it is amazing how articulate and varied his expressions have been. It could easily constitute a nice coffee table book already.

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    3. Rather than design an elaborate gala look for Kate, for which I think she might have limited need in western Canada, I have decided to suggest an outfit for Princess Charlotte to wear to high tea in Victoria. It coordinates with what I designed for Kate for the same occasion.

      Blue lace dress: http://www.carters.com/carters-toddler-girl-dresses/V_251G059.html?cgid=carters-toddler-girl-dresses&dwvar_V__251G059_color=Color&dwvar_V__251G059_size=2T#navID=header&start=12&cgid=carters-toddler-girl-dresses

      White cardigan: http://www.carters.com/carters-toddler-girl-tops/V_253G481.html?dwvar_V__253G481_size=2T&dwvar_V__253G481_color=Color#q=toddler%2Bgirl%2Bcardigan&prefn1=brand&prefv1=carters&start=7

      White shoes: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nina-lil-seeley-mary-jane-walker-toddler/4123687?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=WHITE%20PATENT

      White tights: http://www.landsend.com/pp/StylePage-434598_A5.html


      I cannot resist also adding a few items Princess Charlotte may find handy for her sightseeing in western Canada. I came across these as I was shopping for the above outfit.

      Cardigan for a cold Yukon day: http://www.oshkosh.com/oshkosh-toddler-girl-new-arrivals-layering-1/V_OG21739810.html?dwvar_V__OG21739810_color=Color&dwvar_V__OG21739810_size=2T#q=toddler%2Bcardigans&prefn1=brand&prefv1=oshkosh&start=5

      With boots: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ugg-classic-short-boot-walker-toddler-little-kid-big-kid/2792112?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=CHESTNUT

      Cardigan for a cool, rainy day: http://www.oshkosh.com/oshkosh-toddler-girl-new-arrivals-layering-1/V_OG21746810.html?navid=oshkosh-xsellNOSRYMAL#q=red%2Bcardigan&prefn1=brand&prefv1=oshkosh&start=1

      With boots: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/western-chief-firechief-2-rain-boot-walker-toddler-little-kid-big-kid/4434066?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=RED

      Both to be worn with sturdy pants or jeans like Mom's. From Chic Designer

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  38. my 2nd look again

    look one

    http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Floral-Print-Chiffon-Tea-Dress/1a3our/?iid=6262039&affid=10607&transaction_id=10253faef519dba668e0278ed7f492&pubref=1023&r=2&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1GbG9yYWwtUHJpbnQtQ2hpZmZvbi1UZWEtRHJlc3MvUHJvZC8.

    cluch


    http://www.barneys.com/product/Chloe-Drew-Small-Crossbody-504391794.html?ranMID=38359&ranEAID=J84DHJLQkR4&ranSiteID=J84DHJLQkR4-.HZpycFCbqMDVPXynWLknA&utm_source=J84DHJLQkR4&utm_medium=affiliate&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-.HZpycFCbqMDVPXynWLknA


    heels


    http://www.revolveclothing.com.au/r/DisplayProduct.jsp?aliasURL=schutz-juliana-heel-in-sweet-peach/dp/SCHU-WZ174&d=Womens&lang=EN&clickid=z3gVWkVvMVCkQvGRonW7s3oHUkkzu2QsZRjCUI0&utm_campaign=57486&utm_medium=affiliate&source=ir&utm_source=ir&product=SCHU-WZ174


    look two

    dress

    http://us.asos.com/Chi-Chi-London-Decadent-Satin-Midi-Dress-in-Allover-Floral-Print/1a5p83/?iid=6600121&istCompanyId=467dd896-9a62-42c2-84d9-be2d13921f66&istItemId=aawqwllqx&istBid=t&transaction_id=10235a4c83dc07b55f88ad7cdaba18&affid=10607&pubref=1023


    cluch bag

    http://www.stylebop.com/product_details.php?id=658549&partner=shopstyle&campaign=Kooperation/shopstyle/usd/&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=shopstyle&utm_campaign=productfeed&ia-pmtrack=56971310&ranMID=35919&tmad=c&tmcampid=16&tmclickref=J84DHJLQkR4&campaign=affiliate/linkshare/usa/&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=adsus&utm_campaign=linkshare&ia-pmtrack=50440005&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-4RT9oDzuIdUaCsPBueITzA


    shoes

    http://row.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/abel/black-patent-leather-pointy-toe-pumps-ABELPAT010003.html?utm_term=J84DHJLQkR4&cm_mmc=LinkShareUS-_-Affiliate-_-J84DHJLQkR4-_-15&utm_campaign=USNetwork&utm_medium=LinkShare&utm_source=Affiliate&utm_content=15


    that my second look there so many choices I make here another one


    look one

    dress
    http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/little-white-lies-tagan-dress?ID=1612615&PartnerID=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc=LINKSHARE-_-n-_-n-_-n&PartnerID=LINKSHARE&LinkshareID=QFGLnEolOWg-co3B_72JgSR.AG5Epd.IIw&ranPublisherID=QFGLnEolOWg&ranLinkID=5060331954705&ranLinkTypeID=15

    shoes
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/valentino-rockstud-t-strap-pump-women/3171736?contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Poudre%20Patent&origin=category-personalizedsort&resultback=1046&cm_mmc=Linkshare-_-partner-_-15-_-1&siteId=QFGLnEolOWg-tEBKgjMoT.DDiH1LFoZ7Zw

    look two


    dress
    http://us.asos.com/Ted-Baker-Aquai-Skater-Dress-in-Carousel-Stripe/19z290/?iid=6553273&clr=33olive&SearchQuery=ted+baker&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=46&gridsize=3&gridrow=5&gridcolumn=1&mporgp=L3RlZC1iYWtlci90ZWQtYmFrZXItYXF1YWktc2thdGVyLWRyZXNzLWluLWNhcm91c2VsLXN0cmlwZS9wcm9kLw..&affid=10607&transaction_id=102a6a8dadfd9311c64911e3e1065d&pubref=1023


    bag
    https://www.shopbop.com/440-gallery-bellini-crossbody-bag/vp/v=1/1578983073.htm?folderID=2534374302024667&os=false&colorId=15611&extid=affprg_CJ_SB_US-7900573-ShopStyle&cvosrc=affiliate.cj.7900573

    shoes
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-ph/Valentino-Rockstud-Patent-T-Strap-Pump-Poudre/prod158040417/p.prod?ecid=NMAF__J84DHJLQkR4&CS_003=5630585






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  39. Balbina - Austria16 August 2016 at 05:57

    Thanks so much Charlotte, that was great fun again. I am so looking forward to see all the styles put together by our talented bunch of designer!

    Here we go!

    Daywear:
    Trousers: https://www.net-a-porter.com/nz/en/product/704407/roland_mouret/lucanas-wool-crepe-wide-leg-pants
    Jacket: https://www.net-a-porter.com/nz/en/product/736840/saint_laurent/cropped-double-breasted-velvet-blazer
    Shoes: https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/709488?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-QFGLnEolOWg-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-aGqkJyu4hrUuh4_TXTBiyQ
    Bag: http://www.matchesfashion.com/intl/products/Stella-McCartney-Falabella-checked-faux-leather-cross-body-bag-1047044
    Earrings: http://www.terapeak.com/worth/vintage-tiffany-co-18k-gold-diamond-textured-maple-leaf-non-pierced-earrings/401003920938/
    Hair: High, sleek ponytail

    Evening:
    Dress: https://www.net-a-porter.com/nz/en/product/718028/marchesa/tiered-fil-coupe-organza-gown
    Shoes: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Gianvito-Rossi-Crisscross-Ankle-Wrap-Suede-Sandal/prod109430056/p.prod?ecid=BGAF__QFGLnEolOWgQFGLnEolOWg
    Bag: https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/333472/bottega_veneta/the-knot-watersnake-trimmed-intrecciato-satin-clutch
    Earrings (Queen Victorias Crown Ruby Earrings): https://nz.pinterest.com/pin/372602569143608184/
    Hair: High Chignon

    Both outfits have an autumn like feel to me which I find rather fitting for late September in Canada. Bold, but not too bold. I wanted to pick up the red of the canadian flag, but in a very subtle way. Autumn for me is a time of natural and earthy tones.

    Have fund everyone!


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  40. I chose a Temperly Antilla dress featuring red flowers which is a lovely nod to the host country's colors. Accessories
    could include her red Alexander McQueen clutch and a lovely pair of neutral sandals such as Diane von Furstenberg's
    Jalen sandals. The perfect pair of earrings are these 17.75 Carat 14K Solid Gold Violeta Ruby Diamond Earrings
    that aren't too formal in appearance as the Duchess favors. This outfit would be appropriate for an arrival,
    an appearance or a less-formal dinner. I think the dress and neckline would look best with a casual half-up hairstyle.

    http://www.temperleylondon.com/shop/antila-dress-cream-poppy.html?utm_source=foursixty.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Foursixty-Shop-IG
    http://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/1044019?country=USA&LGWCODE=1044019000010;104033;6167&visitor_id=v3_093cc278-6375-11e6-a413-00163ef106fd&gclid=Cj0KEQjw0MW9BRDxtYTn2_S699MBEiQAw33y48p7wah17UlIx8Gekn7X9oWlwpxf32xTwvPoYYMrg6AaAvwH8P8HAQ&qxjkl=tsid%3A75618%7Ccid%3A275295246%7Cagid%3A17618759286%7Ctid%3Apla-66678349497%7Ccrid%3A66843429366%7Cnw%3Ag%7Crnd%3A3896336275286246232%7Cdvc%3Ac%7Cadp%3A1o1
    http://www.galaxygold.com/Gold-Leverback-Earrings-Diamond-Rubies-p/3305.htm


    An outfit for a daytime appearance includes Episode Ankle Length Trousers with Gold Zip Detail with a Michael Kors'
    soft gathered top in pleated georgette. Because of the keyhole detailing on the blouse the only jewelry needed would
    be her Paule Ka black pearl earrings and her Spread Your Wings Scale bracelet by Catherine Zoraida. Her Fleur
    Espadrille Wedges would be the perfect shoe.

    https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/688844/MICHAEL_Michael_Kors/pleated-georgette-top
    http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Episode+Ankle+length+trousers+with+gold+zip+detail/236456100,default,pd.html


    Although I've never seen Kate wearing a dressy pants outfit, I couldn't resist adding one more - a stylish Roland
    Mouret gathered top with matching pants. Her Calice pink pumps by Rupert Sanderson are ideal. It's a bit out of her
    wheelhouse but I think it would a fantastic look on her! It's probably a better fit for when she's visiting children's
    centers back home. Her Monica Vinader Riva Diamond Cluster Drop earrings would be a great accent.

    https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/704407/Roland_Mouret/lucanas-wool-crepe-wide-leg-pants
    https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/704408/roland_mouret/hato-gathered-wool-crepe-top

    Charlotte, I've got .jpg's of the outfits I can send you if you would tell me how to get them to you.

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    1. Darlene C (bxrlvr)17 August 2016 at 04:14

      I forgot to include links for the items Kate already has in her wardrobe. Here they are ...

      Look 1 - http://www.katesclothes.com/purse/modified-classic-bow-skull-clutch/

      Look 2 - http://www.katesclothes.com/earring/ufo-paule-ka/
      http://www.katesclothes.com/bracelet/spread-wings-scale-bracelet-2/
      http://www.katesclothes.com/shoe/mink-grace-suede-wedges/

      Look 3 - http://www.katesclothes.com/shoe/calice-pink-pumps/
      http://www.katesclothes.com/earring/riva-diamond-cluster-drops/

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  41. I'd love to see Kate step out of her comfort zone and wear a jumpsuit. They are very en vogue this year and Kate is tall enough to wear one and show off her long legs.
    http://m.saks.com/pd.jsp?FOLDER<>folder_id=2534374306438374&productCode=0400090919179&R=400909191814&P_name=Roksanda&sid=127F38CAD8BC&N=306438374&bmUID=lp.CRr0
    Burgundy shoes
    http://m.saks.com/pd.jsp?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524446412984&productCode=0452430337261
    Diamond drops from the Queen
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.de/2012/10/queen-victorias-pearl-drop-earrings.html?m=1
    http://m.lkbennett.com/h5/r/www.lkbennett.com/c/Natalie-Raffia-Box-Clutch/p/5050923422293

    For the evening look, purple would look phantastic with Kate's eye and hair colour.
    http://www.stylebop.com/product_details.php?id=590755&ranMID=35563&tmad=c&tmcampid=17&tmclickref=Hy3bqNL2jtQ&campaign=affiliate/linkshare/uk/&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=adsuk&utm_campaign=linkshare&ia-pmtrack=50440005&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-x17lC6MgF_qlQ1vNq_nbPg

    http://m.saks.com/pd.jsp?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524446881265&site_refer=AFF001&mid=37410&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-jYtGliEZFOfHzhU.HzQ69g&productCode=0400088274887

    http://row.jimmychoo.com/de_DE/damen/taschen/abendtaschen-und-clutches/trinket/abend-clutch-mit-silber-dunkelblauem-glitzer-dégradé-TRINKETCGD000710.html?cgid=women-handbags-clutch#start=1

    http://www.adorn.com/diamond-pendant-o76.aspx


    SMP

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    1. Ooops, I meant pearl drops. But the link is right.

      SMP

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  42. Dear all,
    I´ve been reading this blog in a while and first of all I have to compliment Charlotte on her wonderful work.
    At first, I did not plan to make a suggestion but when I started looking at your ideas I caught fire.
    So a huge thanks to everyone especially for bringing up the Queen´s vault website.
    So here are my ideas:

    Evening Look

    Dress:
    For a Black Tie event this Zuhair Mourad Floor Length Silk Blend Gown with Lace would be a very appropriate choice for a princess
    http://www.stylebop.com/ie/product_details.php?id=678382&ptemplate=detailview_brand_segm

    Earrings:
    As much as I like the pieces the Duchess has already loaned from her Majesty, I would love for her to come up with something bolder and more daring.
    Therefore, I suggest The Duchess of Gloucester’s Pendant Earrings from the Queen´s Vault.
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.de/2013/04/the-duchess-of-gloucesters-pendant.html

    Bracelet:
    To complete the look Kate could wear the wedding gift bracelet she received from Prince Charles, that she has worn in LA in 2011.

    Clutch:
    I suggest she could give the stunning pink Prada Logo Box another outing, that she recently combined with the Jenny Packham Dress at Houghton Hall.

    Shoes:
    In my view, suede shoes just won´t go with such a dress. I suggest The Duchess should combine with the Jimmy Choo Vamp Glitter Sandals she wore for the James Bond premiere.


    Daytime Look

    Dress:
    I immediately fell for this beautiful Alexander McQueen Pleated Mini Dress in a striking red. I could imagine the dress being altered for Kate maybe with short sleeves on them.
    http://www.stylebop.com/ie/product_details.php?id=684844

    Earrings:
    As it´s a daytime look an understated choice will fit in best, so how about the white topaz Kiki McDonough Grace Earrings.

    Coat:
    Late September in Canada could be a little chilly. Kate could wear the popular black coat from her private dressmaker with a brooch on it. She wore the coat in 2015 for a visit to the Brookhill Children´s centre.

    Brooch:
    I am a huge fan of the Maple Leaf Brooch Kate wore on her last Canada tour, but there are some other Canada related items in her Majesty´s vault.
    I suggest The Duchess could don the Saskatcatchewan Tourmaline Flower Brooch from the Queen´s Vault.
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.de/2013/10/the-saskatchewan-tourmaline-flower.html

    Shoes:
    In order to go with the coat I would suggest the Gianvito Rossi black suede pumps.

    I can´t wait for the poll with everyone´s ideas in pictures!

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    1. Sophia-that tourmaline brooch (if it's the pink one) is one of my favorites and also, I believe, one of the queen's.

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    2. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 01:20

      I really like that gown, especially from the back! And those long earrings are splendid.

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    3. Sophia, I love the Alexander McQueen red pleated dress and definitely can see Kate wearing that, with the alterations you suggest.

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  43. http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/za/alexandermcqueen/long-dress_cod34637848qx.html#dept=w_dresses (without the belt)

    http://row.jimmychoo.com/en/women/bags/evening-bags-and-clutches/cloud/white-suede-with-crystal-mix-clutch-bag-CLOUDSRM0C0962.html?cgid=women-handbags-clutch#start=1

    http://row.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/lottie/ivory-satin-strappy-sandals-LOTTIESAT080002.html?cgid=women-shoes#start=1

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.co.za/2012/11/the-greville-chandelier-earrings.html (HM the Queen wore these on state visit to Canada in 2010)

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.co.za/2012/11/diamond-collet-necklaces.html (one with a bit of lenght)

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    1. Marike, I almost chose this dress as well. It's lovely. I can see Kate wearing this gown.

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  44. https://www.toryburch.de/besticktes-folklore-top-aus-baumwolle/11161139.html?cgid=clothing-tops&dwvar_11161139_color=102&start=9

    http://de.sportsdirect.com/soulcal-two-zip-gilet-ladies-668037?colcode=66803709

    http://m.hm.com/de/product/48763?article=48763-B

    http://www.katesclothes.com/shoe/r-soles-vegas-setter-cowboy-boots/

    Kate could wear this outfit with a high ponytail for a relaxed day outdoors in the country with George and Charlotte. Maybe they could go hiking, walk through a forest, or go to a forest playground with the kids? There are so many great things to to in the nature in Canada!

    Smiley

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  45. Gala Dinner
    Dress: Canadian Designer lucian Matis
    http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/canadian-designers-elle-glorious-free/lucian-matis-spring-2016-dress/
    Earring: Links of London’s Hope Egg earrings (Kate's Wardrobe)
    http://www.linksoflondon.com/gb-en/hope-egg-sterling-silver-and-white-topaz-earrings/prod=5040-0857?awc=6553_1471352275_1f75ab5ecf1f0c6333ef2a1dc6c185af&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Skimlinks
    Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Sisely Suede Sandle (Kate's Wardrobe)
    http://www.matchesfashion.com/au/products/1033483
    Bag: L.K. Bennett Fay Cherry Clutch Bag
    http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Handbags/Fay-Navy-Suede-Clutch/p/BCFAYSUEDERedCherry?show=All

    Arrival Outfit
    Dress: L.K. Bennett Tamara Floral Print Dress
    http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Clothing/Tamara-Floral-Print-Dress/p/DRTAMARACOTTONMultiWhite?show=All
    Shoes: Jimmy Choo Romy Pointy Top Pump
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/jimmy-choo-romy-pointy-toe-pump-women/4288435?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=OPTIK%20WHITE%20LEATHER
    Bag: Lulus Croco-Dialogue Yellow Clutch
    https://www.lulus.com/products/croco-dialogue-yellow-clutch/222154.html
    Earrings: Kiki McDonough Citrine Earrings (Kate's Wardobe)
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-au/Kiki-McDonough-Eternal-18k-Gold-Citrine-Pear-Drop-Earrings/prod156150089/p.prod?ecid=NMAF__J84DHJLQkR4&CS_003=5630585
    Bracelet: Gold Charm Bracelet (kate's Wardobe)
    http://royal-fans.com/2014/08/04/jewelry-catherine-duchess-cambridge-loves-c-bracelet/

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  48. For a daytime outdoor event I LOVE this sweater in Fiery Red, worn over a white crewneck or turtleneck top.
    http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/89982?productId=1412772&attrValue_0=Fiery%20Red&pla1=0&mr:trackingCode=6558DA02-BFE7-E511-80ED-00505694403D&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=t&mr:adType=plaonline&mr:ad=57704159120&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:tid=pla-194310807440&mr:ploc=9013121&mr:iloc=&mr:store=&mr:filter=194310807440&qs=3091363_google&product=0PPY105002&cvosrc=cse.google.0PPY105002&cvo_crid=57704159120&gclid=COGOsL2Cxs4CFYmcgQodpDUHlA&gclsrc=ds

    Perhaps worn with brown slim (not skinny) jeans and beautiful boots
    http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/nydj-sheri-slim-super-sculpt-jeans-in-pumperknickle?ID=1754302&CategoryID=2910&linkModule=1#fn=ppp%3D180%26spp%3D21%26sp%3D1%26rid%3D111%26spc%3D34%26rsid%3Dundefined%26cm_kws%3Dwomens%20brown%20pants%20%26pn%3D1%7C0%7Cundefined%7C34

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=102437516&cp=51960806.51960826.46098196.46098016&ab=rd_shoesaccessories&ab=ln_nodivision_cs_boots&parentPage=family

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 01:32

      What a cozy (but still pretty) outfit! :D

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  50. Gala Dinner
    Dress: Canadian Designer lucian Matis
    http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/canadian-designers-elle-glorious-free/lucian-matis-spring-2016-dress/
    Earring: Links of London’s Hope Egg earrings (Kate's Wardrobe)
    http://www.linksoflondon.com/gb-en/hope-egg-sterling-silver-and-white-topaz-earrings/prod=5040-0857?awc=6553_1471352275_1f75ab5ecf1f0c6333ef2a1dc6c185af&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Skimlinks
    Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Sisely Suede Sandle (Kate's Wardrobe)
    http://www.matchesfashion.com/au/products/1033483
    Bag: L.K. Bennett Fay Cherry Clutch Bag
    http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Handbags/Fay-Navy-Suede-Clutch/p/BCFAYSUEDERedCherry?show=All

    Arrival Outfit
    Dress: L.K. Bennett Tamara Floral Print Dress
    http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Clothing/Tamara-Floral-Print-Dress/p/DRTAMARACOTTONMultiWhite?show=All
    Shoes: Jimmy Choo Romy Pointy Top Pump
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/jimmy-choo-romy-pointy-toe-pump-women/4288435?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=OPTIK%20WHITE%20LEATHER
    Bag: Lulus Croco-Dialogue Yellow Clutch
    https://www.lulus.com/products/croco-dialogue-yellow-clutch/222154.html
    Earrings: Kiki McDonough Citrine Earrings (Kate's Wardobe)
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-au/Kiki-McDonough-Eternal-18k-Gold-Citrine-Pear-Drop-Earrings/prod156150089/p.prod?ecid=NMAF__J84DHJLQkR4&CS_003=5630585
    Bracelet: Gold Charm Bracelet (kate's Wardobe)
    http://royal-fans.com/2014/08/04/jewelry-catherine-duchess-cambridge-loves-c-bracelet/

    From Kirsten (Melbourne, Australia)

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    1. Hi Kirsten: That gown is unique. I wonder how you found it. I'm going to be in Melbourne for a couple days - for meetings - and will be walking around the city the first day I arrive and the last day. Anything in particular I should see? Is there a place you could recommend - with a neighborhood feel - where I might enjoy a glass of wine? Thanks!

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  51. Wow, Charlotte! That evening gown you chose is stunning! I've literally been drooling over it! It would look amazing on Kate! I think I would style it with gold shoes and accessories but either way it's dreamy. Happy sigh...:)

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 01:33

      I agree. Such a stunning gown. Zuhair does alot of great clothes. He's like Elie Saab and company. Alot of the scandi and other european royals wear such designs. The British royals seem to stick more to British brands (Especially the main line royals because of the scrutiny and how it can bring good PR to the fashion market)

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  52. Wow I don't think I or anyone could top your gown, Charlotte, it is stunning!

    How long will we be able to enter our submissions?

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    1. Hello,

      I think we should let it run until Thursday or Friday to ensure as many as possible get their looks in.

      I really do think someone needs to send Kate a Zuhair Murad Lookbook, there are so many regal gowns in his collections :)

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    2. She needs to also know about all her stylists here on this blog. :)

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    3. Am having one of my busiest weeks of work so haven't pulled together a look to submit but I read this comment and instantly thought "wouldn't it be amazing if HRH actually wore one of the "looks" that one of the commenters here pulled together? No need for formal acknowledgment - just did it. Wouldn't that cause a sensation? I am sure many submissions will be more than up to the task....Ariagurl.

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    4. I agree Ariagurl. Kate could really build her wardrobe from the talent here. Hopefully some of her team reads this blog. I believe they do. Perhaps they will reference her to some of these outfits.

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    5. Is there any possibility to send the link to this blog to Kate's staff so that they (+ Kate) can look at all the gorgeous outfits??

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    6. 01:44, 14:30,

      I thought about e-mailing this thread to Party Pieces. It was the path of least resistance as far as I know. I don't know how to do all the fancy link stuff yet. I think I will wait until all the photos are up and e-mail it then with a request that they pleeeease let Kate see all of the exquisite outfits and all the caring that went into them. What do you think of that?

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  53. LOOK ONE - gala:
    Zuhair Murad Cherry Blossom dress:
    http://cdnpix.com/show/imgs/923e3e4debfeac9256c24d3e331369ea.jpg
    LK Bennett Delilah clutch:
    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=69183999
    jewelry from the Queen:
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.hr/2013/04/the-antique-girandole-earrings.html
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.hr/2015/11/queen-marys-diamond-indian-bangle.html

    LOOK TWO -arrival:
    Erdem coat:
    http://assets.vogue.com/photos/574ef09bf75993773fd34785/master/pass/22-erdem-resort-17.jpg
    Sergio Rossi Blink Pumps:
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/Shopbop/p/pcs/products/sergi/sergi2017729104/sergi2017729104_q1_1-0._QL90_UX336_.jpg
    Jane Taylor hat:
    http://weddingjournalonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Silver-sinamay-and-lace-headpiece-with-Swarovski-wirework-and-double-quill-%C2%A3275-Gr%C3%A1inne-Maher.jpg
    Brooch from the Queen:
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.hr/2013/08/the-queen-mothers-sapphire-flower-brooch.html
    Kate’s sapphire earrings:
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hNiYXju9NbQ/Ulna5aDSn2I/AAAAAAAAkZk/Sf2lu9jys24/s320/earrings.jpg

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  54. Charlotte,

    Thank you so much for hosting this post and all your hard work that will go along with preparing the entries!

    Your choice of evening gown and accessories for the Duchess are perfect! I truly love that dress.

    Since I could not find a formal evening look that I liked better than your outfit, I focused my choices for the Duchess on a less formal evening or afternoon reception and a casual outdoor event.

    For an afternoon/early evening reception:

    I love this lacey Alice Temperley dress for the Duchess:
    http://www.temperleylondon.com/shop/midi-evadine-dress-forget-me-not-mix.html

    Of course, the Duchess would likely pair this dress with a pair of her favorite Gianvito Rossi suede pumps in black:
    https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/535955?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-QFGLnEolOWg-_-LinkshareUK-_-QFGLnEolOWg-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-Nq0fesuzvzkJWTRvDeq5Cw&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-BBMBCQH_Byc3IawUrGzs7Q

    However, I think these new Ann Taylor pumps in black suede would be a pretty alternative with the dress:
    http://www.anntaylor.com/odette-suede-bow-pumps/413854?skuId=21268823&defaultColor=4928&colorExplode=false&catid=cata000020

    I would keep Kate's jewelry simple.

    A new pair of Kiki McDonough earrings in chalcedony would look lovely with the vermillion lace on the dress:
    http://kiki.co.uk/index.php/jewellery/earrings/chalcedony-and-diamond-drop-earrings.html

    And, Kate's engagement ring should work beautifully with the coloring in the dress.

    Finally, Kate has a few small, black clutches that would work well with this outfit.

    For a casual, daytime/outdoor look:

    I wanted to upgrade the Duchess' usual casual look, without taking her outside her comfort zone :-) It must be challenging enough meeting lots of new people, trying to remember names, bending, picking up children, etc. in an outfit you feel very comfortable in. If the outfit is uncomfortable, or you are not certain that you look good in it from all angles (because photographers will get shots from every possible angle), it must be downright daunting. So...

    I would love to see the Duchess wear some of the new boot-cut or flare jeans instead of cropped skinny jeans. Kate has the height and slender legs to pull off boot-cut jeans to perfection.

    Ann Taylor Loft has a "modern" cut jean for thin women that should look terrific on Kate:
    http://www.loft.com/modern-boot-cut-jeans-in-pure-dark-indigo/412034?skuId=21340796&defaultColor=8611&colorExplode=false&catid=catl000015

    Instead of the usual Breton top, I would add a sleek lightweight wool Henley that would be long enough to keep her back covered when she bends over, etc.
    http://www.meandem.com/luxe-henley-tee-1

    Since September can be quite chilly in parts of Canada, I added a vest from Eddie Bauer, which is available in Tall sizes:
    http://www.eddiebauer.com/product/women--39-s-year-round-field-vest---plaid/23838176/_/A-ebSku_0380377237000080__23838176_catalog10002_en__US?showProducts=&backToCat=Outerwear&previousPage=LNAV&tab=women&color=237#BVReviewsContainer

    And, for the shoes, I chose these slightly unconventional wedge boots in black tweed from Sorel (which was founded in Canada in 1962 before moving to the U.S.):
    http://www.sorel.com/womens-1964-premium-wedge-boot-1702081.html?dwvar_1702081_variationColor=010#start=0

    For jewelry, I would add Kate's beautiful Mappin & Webb earrings and necklace:
    http://www.mappinandwebb.com/Empress-Drop-Earrings/p/12152284/
    http://www.mappinandwebb.com/Empress-19mm-Pendant/p/12142428/

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    1. Sue T.- you have put a huge amount of thought into your choices, beyond just picking pretty outfits.
      Everyone's selections are amazing.

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    2. Rebecca - Sweden17 August 2016 at 01:37

      I agree anon 00.20. I really love how much effort was put into alot of the outfits outside of them "being pretty" :)

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    3. Sue T, I love the Temperley Evadine dress so much and can definitely see Kate wearing it. Love the Sorel boot, too. Love the Loft and Ann Taylor choices too, as they are favorite stores of mine, but unfortunately don't think Kate will ever wear anything from them. Although she has worn J. Crew which has been another American based favorite of mine. However, J Crew has always had that "sailing" style which we know Kate goes for.

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    4. Also forgot to mention....I had suggested in last year's Dream Look poll that I would love to see Kate wear a bootcut jean, (although for some reason that post never made it to the blog) as you have posted here with your Loft jean. However, we have not seen her wear one yet! It would be such a nice change from the skinny jeans.

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    5. Anonymous @ 00:20,
      Thank you for your kind comment! I appreciate it more than you can know.

      All the selections are lovely and I can't wait to see all the outfits assembled here... :-)

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    6. Hi Pam!
      Agreed on the AT styles, but I couldn't resist adding them! And... if a girl from Bucklebury can meet and marry the handsome Prince of her dreams, a girl from New Jersey can dream of her favorite Royal wearing Ann Taylor! Lol!

      Let's hope someone connected to the Duchess reads this blog and finds a great pair of bootcut jeans for her to try on -- they don't even need to be Loft! ;-)

      I'm waiting anxiously now to see all the outfit postings! Everyone has put so much of themselves into this project and done such a marvelous job!

      Charlotte, I hope the process is going smoothly for you. Please know how tremendously your hard work is appreciated!!

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    7. I'm sure many thought it, Sue T. I just said it.
      anon 00:20

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  55. Evening Look: This fabulous Roland Mouret Beaumont Designer Gown https://www.rolandmouret.com/product/pre-fall-2016/beaumontgown/black (please select the photograph in which the model is wearing the gown!)

    Wearing the glittering emerald and diamond earrings (private gift) that Kate wore in NYC during the St Andrews dinner.

    Carrying this beaded gold Jenny Packham clutch: http://bagtobrag.com/gold-beaded-clutch-bag/shop/gold-beaded-clutch-bag

    And wearing her silver Jimmy choo sandals.

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    1. WOWWW to the gown Christine!!!

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    2. Balbina - Austria18 August 2016 at 01:18

      What an outfit, Christine. Absolutely stunning!

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    3. Second that WOW! This is definitely a Kate dress!

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  56. Lauren from New Jersey16 August 2016 at 19:56

    Look 1 (gala)
    https://www.rolandmouret.com/product/pre-fall-2016/galahamgown/cherry-red (dress)
    http://www.polyvore.com/gianvito_rossi_black_suede_sandals/thing?id=129826465 (shoes: Gianvito rossi black suede sandals)
    earrings: the baroque pearl SORU earrings
    And the two diamond bracelets on lend from the Queen! Thanks.

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    1. Lauren from New Jersey17 August 2016 at 00:08

      A further update because I stupidly forgot to add a clutch: this LK Bennett metallic clutch which I think would match her SORU earrings very well: http://www.polyvore.com/bennett_eliza_beaded_clutch/thing?id=149166151

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  57. Lauren from New Jersey16 August 2016 at 19:59

    Correction to my last post: only one bracelet: the one that was gifted to the Queen by Philip on their wedding day, because the gown is one-sleeved. Thanks!

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    1. Lauren, the gown is lovely and sophisticated. I like that clutch enough to buy it myself (especially if it was on sale). More importantly it would also look good on Kate.

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  58. Hi everyone!

    It's been awhile since I posted but I can't pass up the opportunity to design a look for the upcoming tour of Canada.

    Look 1
    Dress:
    Cameron Blake Womens Dress WIth Brooch
    http://theclothingcove.com/brands/find-a-brand/cameron-blake-by-mon-cheri/slvls-v-bk-wshawl-w-w-216690w

    Shoes:
    http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/Giuseppe-Zanotti-Design-peep-toe-stiletto-pumps-item-11546759.aspx?fsb=1&utm_source=polyvore.com&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Pumps+Group+C_mobile

    Jewelry:
    Pair of gold and diamond bangles http://www.thetudorswiki.com/m/page/Jewellery+of+Today's+British+Royalty

    Kiki McDonough White Gold Diamond Hoops and Square Cushion Morganite Dangle
    http://www.dianasjewels.net/earringscatherine.htm

    For Look 2 I decided to style a look for a family engagement that would be a little more casual with the children.

    Top:
    BCBGMAXAZRIA
    Tayloir Tank (color: light blue haze)
    http://www.revolve.com/mobile/tayloir-tank/dp/BCB-WS434/?d=Womens

    Jeans:
    J Brand
    Mid Rise Skinny in Pale Smoke
    http://www.revolve.com/mobile/mid-rise-skinny/dp/JBRA-WJ1039/?d=Womens

    Shoes:
    Mint Velvet
    Grey Emily Suede Plimsoll
    http://www.mintvelvet.co.uk/grey-emily-suede-plimsoll/shoes/mint-v/fcp-product/6218

    Jewelry:
    Claudia Bradby
    Camellia Amazonite and Rose Quartz Necklace
    https://www.claudiabradby.com/shop/necklaces/camellia-necklace

    Claudia Bradby
    Kate Rose Quartz Earrings
    https://www.claudiabradby.com/shop/kate-quartz-earrings

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  59. So much fun.

    My Pinterest board for an evening look (I fell in love with a pair of shoes and had to find things to go with them): https://www.pinterest.com/annmartina/canada-tour-evening-look/

    My Pinterest board for daytime look: https://www.pinterest.com/annmartina/canada-tour-day-time-look/

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    1. Balbina - Austria16 August 2016 at 23:29

      WOW, beautiful outfits and very well put together. I love both dresses and the accessories are just gorgeous. Well done, annmartina!

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    2. I agree with Balbina, the outfits look like Kate!

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  60. Rebecca - Sweden16 August 2016 at 23:08

    Ok... I think I finally might be done with my choices!!

    My first looks is techincally one look but that pulls double duty. It's for a scenario of them deplaning with the kids (hence no clutch to handle!) and then a change of event to a more cocktail-ish reception (with removal of hat and coat). I've added the maple leaf brooch but not on the coat, but on the dress!

    Heres the clothes from top to bottom.
    Red repeated pillboxhat from Gina Foster (removed after arrival) placed on her standard low chignon that stays after the hat is removed: http://www.katesclothes.com/hat/seaford-red-pillbox/

    Repeated tanzanite drop earrings: http://whatkatewore.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Kate-Afghan-Service-March-13-2015-Tanzanite-Jewelry-Earrings-G-Collins-and-Sons-Instagram-Pair-Kates-Closeup.jpg

    Eponine London red coat/coatdress (Removed after arrival): http://www.eponinelondon.com/1107/

    Repeated Saloni blue dress: http://www.katesclothes.com/dress/martine-crinkle-dress/

    Queens diamond Maple leaf brooch (placed on blue dress to be revealed at reception): http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.se/2012/06/maple-leaf-brooch.html

    Repeated Tiffany & co dainty diamond bracelet: http://www.katesclothes.com/bracelet/diamonds-yard-bracelet/

    New blue and detailed LK bennett shoes: http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Shoes/Fauna-Blue-Suede-Courts/p/SCFAUNAMESHBlueTrue%20Blue?show=All

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    For look two, I've gone for a repeated dress that I would want to see again! I've also added another one of the Queens brooches, but with a twist!

    This is the green McQueen I choose: http://www.perizona.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/8a327cc3fa32432207f908ec2f81f00a.jpg?6df44b

    And here is another of the queens Maple leaf brooches (and the inspiration for my colourscheme):
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.se/2013/09/the-enamel-maple-leaves-brooch.html

    The Twist? Having it in the hair, similar to this:
    http://womenitems.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/image019.jpg

    I would add these golden Rupert Sanderson shoes to make the slit of the dress even more of a feature: http://www.rupertsanderson.com/zelena-gold-mirror.html#.V7JimFuLRdh

    For jewelry I choose a pair of Monica Vinander earrings: http://www.monicavinader.com/baja-precious-cocktail-earrings/rose-gold-vermeil-baja-precious-cocktail-earrings-ruby?search=%2Fshop%2Fearrings#slide-1

    and a bracelet from Annoushka: http://www.annoushka.com/uk/nectar-cherry-droplet-bracelet.html

    For a clutch, I choose this piece from Mascaro: http://www.mascaro.com/accessories-1/handbags-clutches-180.html

    Also, a more rasperry coloured lip would look nice to pull together the colours from the hair brooch.

    ***

    Also stumbled over this site that has some GREAT coats. A canadian brand. I hope Kate has stumbled over it too: http://www.sentaler.com/

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    1. Balbina - Austria17 August 2016 at 02:13

      Rebecca, I too was tempted to choose the green McQueen. One of my all time favourites and I have been waiting for a repeat for many years. I adore Rupert Sanderson shoes and the golden heels you've picked would work amazing with the dress. And I love the addition of ruby/burgundy. Great colour combination.

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    2. Rebecca, I get a feed of the comments, and there was a big run of you complimenting everyone on their picks. I just wanted to tell you I thought that was a lovely thing to do.

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    3. Rebecca - Sweden18 August 2016 at 11:02

      Yeah, I really want to see better pictures of that gown, on an occation where she's feeling better herself!!

      Thank you so much :)

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    4. Rebecca - Sweden18 August 2016 at 15:49

      Haha, you're sweet bluhare :) I just commented what I thought :)

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    5. That is very sweet Rebecca. And your comments are all thoughtful and right on. You remain our welcome ray of sunshine. :)

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  61. I had so much fun picking the outfits!
    I did some research, and even though red is most probably a go to color on this tour, the Yukon flag has green and blue in it. Hence, I picked a gown with a greenish bluish color to it to play tribute the provinces flag!
    Gown:
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Jenny-Packham-Beaded-Draped-Column-Gown-Calypso-Green/prod167590073/p.prod

    With her Jimmy Choo vamp shoes

    Casa bag she held by the specter premier

    Wedding earrings

    Either the (prince Charles gift Art Deco bracelet) or the queen Mary's choker bracelet


    Day out:
    Dress: https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/722751/dolce___gabbana/fluted-floral-print-stretch-silk-midi-dress

    Shoes: gianvito Rossi suede shoes

    No bag.. I don't think it's necessary

    Necklace: aspery pendant (we haven't seen it in a while!)

    Earrings: Kiki Grace earrings


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  62. Oh my ... I've really really tried, Charlotte, NOT to cave and participate in your outfit challenge - especially since your black tie selection sets the bar excessively high - sigh -
    Oh well, it's the Olympics and everybody's competing and then there's the sad fact that I love picking black (or white) tie outfits for The Duchess :D --- aaaand, here goes:

    The Dress:
    of course it is in Canada's red but I sought one not having lace but rather being a little reminiscent of the dark teal dress the Duchess wore to the New York St. Andrews reception.
    http://www.jmrouge.fr/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/robe-rouge-fluide-defile-2015.jpg
    If sprucing up by glitter were necessary (but I don't know that it is) one could pin the Canadian Maple Leaf Brooch on the dress ...

    The Shoes and Clutch:
    something silver and grey to not distract from the beautiful lines of the dress
    https://cdnc.lystit.com/520/650/n/photos/lvr/64I-D0Z006-NAVY/SILVER-88f5ee79-.jpeg
    https://cdnc.lystit.com/520/650/n/photos/farfetch/11446989-BLUE-d93cf62c-.jpeg

    The Earrings:
    Same as your choice, Charlotte - Chandelier earrings worn for bafta
    https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/546629_292574604164745_854879830_n.jpg?oh=81e8237e86a463f5b75e4d47f1f36a05&oe=585DD51E
    and finally -

    The Bracelet:
    It just has to be Queen Mary’s Diamond Bar Choker Bracelet ... it's so pretty :)
    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3840/6982/original.jpg?w=600&h

    And now, having settled on an outfit, I will sit back and look at all the earlier comments and entries. :)

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  63. GALA LOOK

    DRESS http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306634682&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446962647&R=794354055594&P_name=St.+John&Ntt=St.+John&N=306634682&bmUID=lqlAIop

    SHOES http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/stuart-weitzman-nudistsong-ankle-strap-sandal-women/3915100?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=BEIGE%20SUPPLE%20KID

    EARRINGS WORN BEFORE http://ca.hellomagazine.com/fashion/02016060926982/kate-middleton-dazzles-in-royal-blue-3-900-roland-mouret-gown/

    NECKLACE http://www.stylerocks.com/necklaces-9ct-gold-multi-high-shine-russian-rings-necklace-zan-with/

    LOOK 2

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/lush-v-neck-crepe-blouse/4344247?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=ANTLER

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/joie-surplus-stretch-twill-skinny-cargo-pants/4405952?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=DARK%20MOSS

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/holster-bootie/4222620?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=GREY%20SUEDE

    BLAZER WORN BEFORE http://whatkatewore.com/tag/kate-smythe-blazer/

    BROWN BAG http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306622829&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446863276&R=888067642803&P_name=COACH&N=306622829&bmUID=lqlzwgD

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden18 August 2016 at 11:07

      The Smythe blazer almost seems a given (depending on the engagement). I mean, she really seems to like it :) And it's pretty so I like seeing it as well! And I like how you've styled it!

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  64. Julia from Leominster17 August 2016 at 04:53

    All the gown choices are so splendid - my eyes are simply dazzled - I can't even chose a favourite although Charlotte got us off to a brilliant start with her red gown and very smart day outfit.
    Beautiful choices for day dresses too -I'm so excited to see the forthcoming slides with everything put together. I love the jewellery choices - especially pleased to see mention of that other maple leaf brooch - another I've been dying to see - and it would make a lovely hair ornament - and also the tourmaline brooch which is a particular favourite of mine - the queen still wears it but it would make a great loan. And I'm hoping to see the polar bear brooch - and chose a tuxedo suit for it - so many wonderful possibilities and since Kate will hopefully be queen of Canada someday (with sadness but no offense to Canadians who feel otherwise) I think it would be so appropriate if she would make use of their imagery,their designers and especially their gifts from the past - especially at a time when trade with Canada is much at issue with both the EU and Britain now.
    We saw more use of India designers - although not as many as I had hoped, so perhaps Kate is picking up the idea - and one of the gowns picked here for the Chinese banquet showed up in India - so here's hoping some of the marvellous ideas here will appear if not in Canada - someday in the future.

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    1. We truly have a treasure trove of talent on this blog.
      Quite exceptional. What are the odds?

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  65. Thanks Charlotte for this opportunity to be a stylist for a day. And who doesn't love spending a lot of money - that's not yours! Here are my choices (and I have to admit, it was really hard to choose and I hope I haven't repeated anything that someone else selected - if I did, please eliminate it!):

    Should Kate be attending a formal event in British Columbia or perhaps in the very beautiful city of Victoria I choose this rather romantic, long sleeve light blue gown from Jenny Packham. Pair it with her LK Bennet Pink Bow heels and those lovely pink Kiki McDonough Classic cushion drop earrings (the dress doesn't need much) and finishing with the bespoke Alexander McQueen clutch, similar to the brand’s Knuckle Box or Knuckle Duster clutch (originally carried with the other baby blue Packham).

    http://www.jennypackham.com/pages/rrtw-ss14#carousel_holder

    (Charlotte it's in the 'carousel' so you might have to scroll down - image: 09.YD158L)

    I came across this beautiful pink coat by Mackage and couldn't resist using this as the basis for my outfit that would enable another one of HM's beautiful broaches with Canadian roots to be worn because I am dreaming that they'll visit the Butchart Gardens and a lovely pink would work perfectly for photos. All it needs is a lovely sheath dress underneath and so I turned to Reiss and feel this is right in Kate's wheelhouse currently and have always liked her cream LK Bennet Harper Suede heels. She could carry the same clutch as above but we all know she'll go with the ivory suede clutch. The diamond art-deco earrings would be sublime.

    http://www.mackage.com/us/en/mai-belted-wool-coat-with-waterfall-collar-in-rose-for-women

    https://www.reiss.com/us/p/textured-stripe-dress-womens-ailette-in-sahara/?category_id=1121

    http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/one-of-the-queens-favourite-brooches-has-canadian-roots/

    And who wouldn't love to see Kate in this for a fun day out in the country with the kids (adding this because I don't know if there will be very many "casual outdoor outfits". Love this gingham jacket with the leather trim and a beautiful pair of Ralph Lauren twill skinny pants:

    http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418048&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524447015654&R=685668028452&P_name=Smythe&N=4294911830+306418048&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474399545537&bmUID=lq3RSkP

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=106281776&preOrderLabel=Pre%20Order&cp=1760782.1760899&ab=tn_women_cs_pants%2Cjumpsuits&parentPage=family

    Along with the ruffled blouse by Malene Birger she wore during the last Canadian tour. Paired with a lovely pair of cigar brown boots like these because who doesn't love Stuart Weitzman (and I can spend all the money I want):

    http://www.stuartweitzman.com/products/lowjack/?DepartmentId=602&DepartmentGroupId=7&ColMatID=28997

    Add the Citrine Earrings - natural but elegant at the same time. Love it!

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    1. Elle the article on the story behind the pink diamond brooch is fascinating. Great job and great look! cc

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  66. My daytime look:

    Dress/suit
    http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/pre-fall-2016/erdem/slideshow/collection#11
    The left big flowery one. I can't decide about the colour whether it is blue or black so the shoes would be accordingly. Leather and not suede.

    Shoes
    https://www.net-a-porter.com/ie/en/product/733737/jimmy_choo/romy-elaphe-pumps
    But I could take these:-)

    Earrings
    Diana's blue Sapphire earings


    Gala look:
    http://www.jennypackham.com/pages/aw16-pre-collection#carousel_holder
    RRD119L
    Blue gown with flowery top

    Jewellery:
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.co.at/2013/01/the-dubai-looped-sapphire-demi-parure.html
    Earrings and bracelet if it is not too much.

    Shoes:

    Her Jimmy Choo vamp sandals.

    Thank you for the post! Lovely choices everyone!


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  67. http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32495771422.html?trace=storeDetail2msiteDetail

    http://www.fashionphile.com/prada-raso-satin-box-clutch-nero-black-87123

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-de/Oscar-de-la-Renta-Long-Pearly-Drop-Jacket-Earrings/prod189190209_cat4870732__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FitemId%253Dcat4870732%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D0%2526Ns%253DPCS_SORT%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod189190209&cmCat=product

    http://www.vincecamuto.com/imagine-devin---satin-crisscross-strap-high-heel/IM-DEVIN.html?siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-9NNb8muE76oaJDPZDzgZxA in the colour black


    After posting my casual day outfit yesterday, here is my potential evening look for Kate. Of course the gown is red because I imagine the gala would be held in honour of Canada's anniversary and Kate likes to 'theme dress'.

    Smiley

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  68. Yes, the Sentaler coats are lovely. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (the Canadian Prime Minister's wife) wore a white Sentaler coat to her husband's swearing-in, and not too much later wore a gray Sentaler coat to the national Remembrance Day service. (Charlotte, I hope this comment doesn't duplicate itself. I had a previous version ready to go and then it vanished on me!)

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden18 August 2016 at 11:10

      Haha, articles about what Sophie has worn was my main source for finding Canadian designers :) So that is exactly where I found it from :)

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  69. I'd have Kate wear an emerald green Sherri Hill gown (Style 1456)
    http://fiestaprom.com/image/cache/data/in%20stock/1456-900x1262.jpg
    pairing it with glittering sandals
    https://www.tradesy.com/shoes/jimmy-choo-glam-glitter-light-bronze-sandals-15110311/
    and Kate's emerald jewellery she debuted in NY
    http://whatkatewore.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Kate-Saint-Andrew-Gala-Emerald-Diamond-Jewelry-i-Images.jpg
    and a clutch from her fav designer Jenny P
    http://m.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_087010470285_-1

    I don't have more time right now... is it ok if I post the day outfit later or tomorrow?
    Sonne

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden18 August 2016 at 11:11

      Oh, I really want to see her emerald jewelry again! And if there are any more pieces!!

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    2. I am guessing, but it would surprise me if Kate didn't get a lot of Jewelry as wedding, anniversary, push presents. I hope she starts wearing more of it soon. Remember the ruby and diamond necklace?

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  70. Anonymous in Colorado17 August 2016 at 17:35

    Thank you, Charlotte for devoting your time to this fun interactive post!! Love the looks you've put together! Here are mine:

    LOOK 1-gala (would love to see Kate do a Gatsby/art deco look)
    Gown: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2015-couture/elie-saab/slideshow/collection#11

    Shoes: https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/569503/Gianvito_Rossi/embellished-satin-sandals-

    Earrings: http://www.beautjewellery.com/shop/bridal/eva-ava-earrings/ (haven’t seen her wear them in a while)

    Clutch: https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/399329?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-9RQByRmBmGU-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=9RQByRmBmGU-kgMmiQeNOe0ywgBMnRGXuQ


    LOOK 2-arrival or lunch with the PM or charity/patronage appearance

    Blouse: http://www.goatfashion.com/binky-blouse-cream (with the beautiful Queen’s MAPLE LEAF BROOCH)

    Skirt: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/kate-spade-new-york-midi-lace-a-line-skirt/prod181050144/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%2Fsearch.jsp%3Ffrom%3DbrSearch%26request_type%3Dsearch%26search_type%3Dkeyword%26q%3Dred+skirt&eItemId=prod181050144&cmCat=search&tc=322&currentItemCount=46&q=red+skirt&searchURL=/search.jsp%3Ffrom%3DbrSearch%26start%3D0%26rows%3D30%26q%3Dred+skirt%26l%3Dred+skirt%26request_type%3Dsearch%26search_type%3Dkeyword

    Shoes: https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/709488?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-QFGLnEolOWg-_-LinkshareUK-_-QFGLnEolOWg-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-ogk1WB9oZw.nUmHDTjflXA&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-_ANuiQXK.U3xj_Xa8_JhUA

    xoxo

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  71. LOOK 1: black-tie gala dinner

    -Alexander McQueen- DRAPED BUSTIER DRESS

    http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/ba/alexandermcqueen/long-dress_cod34637852pk.html#dept=w_dresses


    -Ralph Lauren-PATENT LEATHER CELIA PUMP

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=54946526


    -I think it will be great for Kate to have a unique, handmade jewelry

    https://www.facebook.com/Cleopatras.jewelry.by.Sara/photos/a.217833741922691.1073741828.217781701927895/285025948536803/?type=3&theater


    LOOK 2: arrival in Canada

    -L.K.Bennet- Joella Black Tailored Dress

    http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Clothing/Joella-Black-Tailored-Dress/p/DRJOELLAPOLYBlackBlack


    -L.K.Bennet shoes- Fern Salsa Suede Courts

    http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Shoes/Court-Shoes/Fern-Persian-Blue-Suede-Courts/p/SCFERNSUEDERedSalsa


    -and again unique, handmade earings, not too big, but very nice and eye catching :)

    https://www.facebook.com/Cleopatras.jewelry.by.Sara/photos/a.217833741922691.1073741828.217781701927895/280835405622524/?type=3&theater

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  72. Sorry that this post is so long but the link is huuuuuuge. This is the daytime look for an engagement, a visit to a Canadian charity organization or sth similar. I already posted the evening gown earlier today.

    Catherine Deane dress
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-de/Catherine-Deane-Short-Sleeve-Floral-Embroidered-Mini-Dress/prod190440167/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%2Fsearch.jsp%3Ffrom%3DbrSearch%26request_type%3Dsearch%26search_type%3Dkeyword%26q%3Dcatherine+deane&eItemId=prod190440167&cmCat=search&tc=18&currentItemCount=4&q=catherine+deane&searchURL=/en-de/search.jsp%3Ffrom%3DbrSearch%26start%3D0%26rows%3D30%26q%3Dcatherine+deane%26l%3Dcatherine+deane%26request_type%3Dsearch%26search_type%3Dkeyword
    Dark brown coat (to be worn OPEN over the dress)
    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=180093040
    Ankle boot heels
    http://www.heelsblack.com/cheap-christian-louboutin-lastoto-100-leather-ankle-boots-dark-brown_3469.html
    Earrings from one of Kate's favourite jewellery brands
    http://www.annoushka.com/us/frost-large-stud-earrings-1.html

    Sonne

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden18 August 2016 at 11:30

      I really, really like this look :D And adore everything annoushka! I hope to see her wear more of their jewelry!

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  73. I doubt that any other blog on the planet is having more fun than we are right now. Yay.

    GREAT suggestion Julia.

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    1. Truly, GREAT suggestion Julia. Hope Kate doesn't mind being our own little Barbie doll. :)

      I have a feeling she would love it, and even maybe
      incorporate many of our choices into her wardrobe.

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    2. LOL, I AGREE, 01:53

      I can see this "event" becoming so famous that many will visit to be amazed at the work done for Kate. Truly. It is THAT good.

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  74. I'm going to post my day and evening looks separately as we are away and internet is unreliable. For day (specifically arrival to Canada), I chose this red DVF dress from the 2012 Fall/Winter collection. I love the lines of this dress! The necklace shown is not part of the dress as the neckline is very simple. https://www.google.com/search?q=red+2012+dvf+fall+winter+red+dress&rlz=1C1OPRB_en___US523&espv=2&biw=1137&bih=725&tbm=isch&imgil=jrJiBoER5XiJ3M%253A%253BESCWtsCDeek__M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fsearchingforstyle.com%25252F2012%25252F02%25252Fdiane-von-furstenberg-fall-winter-2012%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=jrJiBoER5XiJ3M%253A%252CESCWtsCDeek__M%252C_&usg=__wkX15gNSDFikZN88JCDrUi76L5g%3D&dpr=0.9&ved=0ahUKEwj6tdPd4MnOAhWoDMAKHcvbDXAQyjcIPQ&ei=oQe1V7rhMaiZgAbLt7eABw#imgrc=jrJiBoER5XiJ3M%3A

    This black Philip Treacy Jeweled Beret of London: https://www.google.com/search?q=philip+treacy+black+jeweled+beret&rlz=1C1OPRB_en___US523&espv=2&biw=1137&bih=725&tbm=isch&imgil=msLHsaQ0zQQ1QM%253A%253BTk_JlkSSe5251M%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.pinterest.com%25252Fpin%25252F464433780295209808%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=msLHsaQ0zQQ1QM%253A%252CTk_JlkSSe5251M%252C_&usg=__L53NCsb6GHfyx5XgR3qee5y0LV4%3D&dpr=0.9&ved=0ahUKEwjZlpSX4cnOAhVKD8AKHWN7CXYQyjcIKw&ei=Ggi1V9mhGcqegAbj9qWwBw#imgrc=msLHsaQ0zQQ1QM%3A

    Jimmy Choo's Faith boots: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446839548&site_refer=GGLPRADS001&prod_id=0400087372182&cagpspn=pla&CAWELAID=500002830009681330&catargetid=500002830009615686&cadevice=c&gclid=CPG8grHhyc4CFddZhgodBbYAGw

    The Maple Leaf diamond brooch on the dress; https://www.google.com/search?q=queen+diamond+maple+leaf+brooch&rlz=1C1OPRB_en___US523&espv=2&biw=1137&bih=725&tbm=isch&imgil=U9sRtdZZZA3xOM%253A%253BZDFkgJt-XtzEEM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fqueensjewelvault.blogspot.com%25252F2012%25252F06%25252Fmaple-leaf-brooch.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=U9sRtdZZZA3xOM%253A%252CZDFkgJt-XtzEEM%252C_&usg=__hbUMbKhNfeSFc2AjHMU8Q6ozI3Y%3D&dpr=0.9&ved=0ahUKEwilrIWe4snOAhUJJR4KHUYTAPEQyjcIKQ&ei=NQm1V-W9EYnKeMamgIgP#imgrc=U9sRtdZZZA3xOM%3A

    then Kate's Cartier Balon Bleu watch:https://www.google.com/search?q=kate+middleton+cartier+ballon+bleu+watch&rlz=1C1OPRB_en___US523&espv=2&biw=1104&bih=680&tbm=isch&imgil=U7cvDQ9YRJI2cM%253A%253B3awoDtv6ezhUYM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwhatkatewore.com%25252F2014%25252F02%25252F14%25252Fits-royal-blue-lk-bennett-a-new-cartier-watch-for-art-room-opening%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=U7cvDQ9YRJI2cM%253A%252C3awoDtv6ezhUYM%252C_&usg=__DraK1IM2gwyh1sbYn7lC4IaMBOw%3D&dpr=0.9&ved=0ahUKEwjDrNLS4snOAhVILcAKHZ9KClAQyjcIbA&ei=owm1V4PPJMjagAaflamABQ#imgrc=U7cvDQ9YRJI2cM%3A

    I would style her hair in a low very stylized ponytail with a translucent red lip and red nails. No purse as she will be carrying her very best accessory, Princess Charlotte.

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  75. My evening look consists of this black sleeveless Erdem 2014 Resort gown with floral overlay. https://www.google.com/search?q=erdem+resort+2014+gowns&rlz=1C1OPRB_en___US523&espv=2&biw=1104&bih=680&tbm=isch&imgil=CkrntD4flURHpM%253A%253Bl1i-P6PYg8kIdM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.pinterest.com%25252Fpin%25252F508273507922092883%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=CkrntD4flURHpM%253A%252Cl1i-P6PYg8kIdM%252C_&usg=__74O3g8y-UwUkjMZhTNgOtJuo10g%3D&dpr=0.9&ved=0ahUKEwjhj_-s5snOAhXqDcAKHf-PDYkQyjcITw&ei=hg21V-G0F-qbgAb_n7bICA#imgrc=83ZFsDiQ2V9WCM%3A

    Jimmy Choo Lucy ankle strap patent leather pump with crystal embeliishment:https://www.google.com/search?q=jimmy+choo+lucy+patent+shoe+with+crystal+embellishment&rlz=1C1OPRB_en___US523&espv=2&biw=1104&bih=680&tbm=isch&imgil=qWf8dEoQBjYYNM%253A%253BBlFccdi4OW-69M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.polyvore.com%25252Fjimmy_choo_lucy_crystal-embellished_glossed-suede%25252Fthing%25253Fid%2525253D171186619&source=iu&pf=m&fir=qWf8dEoQBjYYNM%253A%252CBlFccdi4OW-69M%252C_&usg=__dYsErz6x1L23Q0N4dNFR3LeJQCg%3D&dpr=0.9&ved=0ahUKEwjC857X5snOAhWrD8AKHYfCDqwQyjcIQw&ei=3g21V8KMPKufgAaHhbvgCg#imgdii=qWf8dEoQBjYYNM%3A%3BqWf8dEoQBjYYNM%3A%3BdVfUhnPEIoXxkM%3A&imgrc=qWf8dEoQBjYYNM%3A

    This Jimmy Choo black patent purse:https://www.therealreal.com/products/women/handbags/clutches/jimmy-choo-patent-leather-clutch-12?sid=pxogmz&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=shopping&cvosrc=cse.google.google&cvo_crid=54917724900&gclid=CIi3ufvmyc4CFVdbhgoddSAGdg

    Kate's lavender Kiki drops: https://www.google.com/search?q=kates+lavender+kiki+drops&rlz=1C1OPRB_en___US523&espv=2&biw=1104&bih=680&tbm=isch&imgil=nHdO2MBjEVwCkM%253A%253BsVTmmyHi57KQnM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwhatkatewore.com%25252F2016%25252F04%25252F18%25252Fyoung-royals-hosting-the-obamas-for-dinner-royal-tour-earrings-poll%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=nHdO2MBjEVwCkM%253A%252CsVTmmyHi57KQnM%252C_&usg=__RuDs2jUxKoQzzdxUB_rQk5cfSQY%3D&dpr=0.9&ved=0ahUKEwiZ8LWK58nOAhVFB8AKHdpXABoQyjcIOQ&ei=Sg61V5mjE8WOgAbar4HQAQ#imgrc=nHdO2MBjEVwCkM%3A

    and her art deco bracelet: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dianasjewels.net%2FC_Bracelets%2Fjul9-11bracelet.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dianasjewels.net%2Fbraceletscatherine.htm&docid=OzYDC47fyVJ-sM&tbnid=5aWswk7aIrQkCM%3A&w=508&h=338&bih=680&biw=1104&ved=0ahUKEwi3qP2458nOAhUGAsAKHX2mBM8QMwgjKAEwAQ&iact=mrc&uact=8

    I would style her hair half up/ half down a la 2011.

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  76. Courtney from NC18 August 2016 at 03:05

    Formal look - I have been looking at everyone's choices and there are some truly exquisite gowns to choose from. I usually want to see her in Saab or Murad but I found an Erdem design and I just keep going back to it.

    Erdem's Goodard gown - https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/704398/Roland_Mouret/goodard-gathered-silk-crepe-de-chine-gown isn't embellished and seems a bit plain but the draping and gathering details add a little something to it. It would be lovely on Catherine because she is tall and willowy.

    Jewelry - Since the gown is not embellished and appears simple she could wear a lot of jewelry before seeming over the top. Here is one way I would style this dress:

    Jewels - I love the pair she wears often that are loaned to her by the queen but I want to see something new to her. The Greville Chandelier Earrings would look amazing on her. Pair those earrings with one of the queen's Colette necklaces and with the two diamond bangles she would have a good start. If it were me I would put one of Queen Mary's chain link bracelets in between the two bangles. The shoes are a little sassy and people would be able to see them due to the slit in the dress. Add a pair of white elbow or opera length gloves for more glamour and I think the simplicity of the dress would let Catherine and the jewels shine.

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-greville-chandelier-earrings.html
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/diamond-collet-necklaces.html
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2015/11/queen-marys-diamond-indian-bangle.html
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/05/queen-marys-chain-link-bracelets.html
    http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306624256&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446880420&R=400882521578&P_name=Rene+Caovilla&N=306624256+4294929606+4294929600+4294929616&bmUID=lqpcaLC
    http://www.leatherglovesonline.com/np/WomensGloves-ByStyle-Opera-cw01w16-white-bridal-debutante-leather-gloves.htm#page=details

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  77. Courtney from NC18 August 2016 at 04:09

    Hello! My name is Emma and I am 9 years old. My mom reads this board all the time and she shares what she learns with me. I am on her computer so her name, Courtney, will show up as the author.
    I love sparkly things, especially things I could wear so I am doing a black tie look.

    The dress I chose is by a designer named Elie Saab. My mom has shown me many dresses worn by Kate and other princesses and I usually like all the Elie Saab gowns they wear. The dress looks like it is fitted to her legs then it just falls without poofing out. There is also a cape thing at the top of the gown. The color is tan and pinkish color. I think there is a lot of things going on with the dress so I am not using gloves with it.

    http://www.eliesaab.com/#/en/haute-couture/ss-2016/11/2 http://www.eliesaab.com/#/en/haute-couture/ss-2016/11/1

    Jewelry: I chose the 4 row Japanese Pearl Choker. To keep with the pearl look I chose Queen Mary's Pearl Bracelet and The Duchess of Gloucester’s Pendant Earrings. I chose a brooch, Trefoil, for use in Kate's updo. And I picked silver, strappy shoes because they look awesome.

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-duchess-of-gloucesters-pendant.html
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-four-row-japanese-pearl-choker.html
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/10/queen-marys-pearl-bracelet.html
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-pearl-trefoil-brooch.html
    http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306624256&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446920548&R=400890372308&P_name=Rene+Caovilla&N=306624256+4294929600+4294929616+4294929615+4294929613+4294929610&bmUID=lqpp0Ev

    Thank you for reading my post
    Emma

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    1. Welcome to the blog Emma and thank you for sharing your beautiful choices :)

      So many fantastic looks styled from all of you!

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    2. Rebecca - Sweden18 August 2016 at 15:58

      Wow Emma, what great choices! Very elegant and princessy at the same time!

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    3. Welcome Emma. Your choices are beautiful. :)

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    4. Emma that is a very beautiful and sophisticated look. Loved how you used the jewelry....very impressed!

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    5. Emma, you know you've got some competition from Erika's Catherine in the Young Designer competition, but the detail on that dress you chose is breathtaking. I'm having trouble seeing the full length look; I'll try again when I get home. I can the show and the details but not the actual look. It looks amazing on what I have seen, though.

      Nice shoes, too. :)

      Catherine, you've got some serious competition!

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  78. I am focusing on Canadian-British designers, other than Erdem, paired with items already worn.
    Look 1:
    Dress by Jean-Pierre Braganza
    http://www.jeanpierrebraganza.com/#!19/zoom/c166a/i182vc
    To be worn with the sparkly, scrappy heels by Jimmy Choo and the Jenny Packham box clutch, along with the Queen's chandelier earrings and Queen Mary's bracelet.

    Look 2:
    Sweater by Steven Tai (only the top from the following outfit)
    http://steventai.co.uk/portfolio/aw16/
    Shoes by Patrick Cox
    http://www.lathbridge.co.uk/women/#sneaker-2
    To be worn with the pants from the hike during the India/Bhutan trip

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  79. Thank you for allowing us to participate in such a fun activity, Charlotte! Here is my evening look:

    Zac Posen trumpet gown in red (with Kate's statuesque figure, I think she would look gorgeous in this - and the red would be a nod to Canada): http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Zac-Posen-Strapless-Angled-Satin-Trumpet-Gown-Burgundy/prod191480076_cat35350732__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FitemId%253Dcat35350732%2526pageSize%253D120%2526No%253D120%2526Ns%253DPCS_SORT%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod191480076&cmCat=product

    Manolo pumps in champagne: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Manolo-Blahnik-Hangisi-Crystal-Buckle-Satin-105mm-Pump-Champagne-Evening/prod184000094_cat13410734__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.jsp%253FitemId%253Dcat13410734%2526pageSize%253D120%2526No%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod184000094&cmCat=product

    Art deco ruby earrings: http://www.decoweddings.com/2340/art-deco-ruby-ring/

    Kate's deco bracelet: https://www.google.com/search?q=kate+middleton+deco+bracelet&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS601US601&tbm=isch&imgil=U4XD0EkuGEfAPM%253A%253BVX7qrKI6n72DVM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwhatkatewore.com%25252Ftag%25252Fkate-middleton-jewelry%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=U4XD0EkuGEfAPM%253A%252CVX7qrKI6n72DVM%252C_&usg=__hdegylxBbAm8JfJAyneU-bFAcVc%3D&biw=1280&bih=619&dpr=1.5&ved=0ahUKEwj3l6PTzsfOAhVI-mMKHejoCcgQyjcIKw&ei=POizV_eJLcj0jwPo0afADA#imgrc=rwRFL1DRzw109M%3A

    Jimmy Choo clutch: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Jimmy-Choo-Sweetie-Glittery-Clutch-Bag-Champagne-Clutches/prod146180285_cat13410735__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.jsp%253FitemId%253Dcat13410735%2526pageSize%253D120%2526No%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod146180285&cmCat=product

    As for my more casual look, I think Kate would look wonderful in this tweed dress from LK Bennett: http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Clothing/Echo-Orange-Tweed-Dress/p/DRECHOCOTTONMultiOrange?show=All

    I would pair it with these Dean Davidson earrings (a Canadian designer Sophie Gregoire Trudeau likes): https://deandavidson.us/collections/earrings/products/apex-earring

    And these Zvelle shoes in Cameo Rose (another favorite Canadian brand of Sophie Gregoire Trudeau): http://www.zvelle.com/products/ava-cameorose

    Lastly, I love her little garnet and pearl ring and think it would look great with this look: https://www.google.com/search?q=kate+middleton+ruby+ring&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS601US601&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=619&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiU94WumMrOAhXHLmMKHXUvAhkQsAQIOA#imgrc=S6lZGZsvBKGMPM%3A

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    1. Note: For the Dean Davidson earrings, I like the moonstone option - not the black onyx option.

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    2. Rebecca - Sweden18 August 2016 at 16:04

      Wow, amazing! The gala look is really a glamour extravaganza! Great look. Especially love the earrings. I could really see this look on a red carpet or on some of the other european royals. (Kate as well ofc! But "ruled her out" because she mostly wear british brands for evening gowns. Althought, the Mouret gown...)

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  80. Ladies, you all are amazing! I wouldn't even be able to know where to look after these wonderful suggestions. I am sooo looking forward to the final results and want to thank you and of course Charlotte for this pleasure you all give.

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  81. For a casual day look:

    Sweater:
    http://www.eddiebauer.com/product/women--39-s-medina-turtleneck-sweater/21003473/_/A-ebSku_0101757515000060__21003473_catalog10002_en__US?showProducts=&backToCat=Sweaters&previousPage=LNAV&tab=women&color=496

    I am over the skinny jeans (though if I had her figure . . . I'd totally wear them):

    http://www.eddiebauer.com/product/women--39-s-stayshape-reg--straight-leg-jeans---slightly-curvy/21117355/_/A-ebSku_0117801277001012__21117355_catalog10002_en__US?showProducts=&backToCat=Jeans&previousPage=GNAV&tab=women&color=050

    and for boots:
    http://www.thefryecompany.com/hannah-engineer/d/73907C24031?CategoryId=101&Attributes=Low

    For evening:

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Aidan-Mattox-Sleeveless-Silk-Trim-Crepe-Gown-Ruby/prod189820042_cat35350732__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FitemId%253Dcat35350732%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D30%2526Ns%253DPCS_SORT%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod189820042&cmCat=product

    Shoes in black:
    https://www.theoutnet.com/en-GB/product/Schutz/Dollie-suede-sandals/781256?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-QFGLnEolOWg-_-LinkshareUK-_-QFGLnEolOWg-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-Z3say8u21huiPVX4c_V88A&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-vmILoDL65v6eyNhakeHTFQ

    With the art deco bracelet and earrings she wore to the BAFTA event in LA, and a black clutch.

    Hope from US

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  82. I agree,

    Honestly, Kate is SO blessed to have such a corp of very talented and gifted designers who care so much for her. If she only knew.

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  83. Julia from Leominster18 August 2016 at 16:47

    Poor Charlotte - I fear you're drowning under figurative piles of silk and lace gowns, diamante bags and glittery shoes - not to mention an extraordinary selection of jewels and fabulous day wear - but what an amazing amount of talent is here - and not just talent but thought and caring and attention to detail as well. It's incredible! If I were Kate, I would be hugely flattered that people have been inspired by her beauty to come up with these tremendous and appropriate ideas.

    And Courtney, thrilled to see Emma joining us, but Erika, can't Catherine find a computer and jump in - or have I missed her - I remember her brilliant red gown from last time.

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  84. Dear all! First of all thanks to Charlotte for running this post once again! I am a silent reader of this blog and I really enjoy reading it! It's so much fun! Here is my contribution!

    Day look:

    Coat: http://gb.maxmara.com/p-1016136906019-manuela-red

    Dress: https://www.theoutnet.com/en-GB/product/Valentino/Pussy-bow-silk-georgette-midi-dress/608425

    Accessories:

    Earrings: http://www.linksoflondon.com/us-en/hope-egg-earrings-white-topaz/prod=5040-0857

    As the dress comes with a belt, I would remove it and instead use this: https://www.reiss.com/p/metaldetail-belt-womens-broadway-in-black/?category_id=10431

    Purse: https://www.aspinaloflondon.com/products/lottie-chain-bag-in-black-pebble

    Shoes: The Black Gianvito Rossi pumps

    For the black tie event, I would like to see the Duchess (re-)wearing the black McQueen dress, first worn in 2011: http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2012/news/120102/prince-william-300.jpg

    The dress would be accessorised with the same jewellery (necklace, earrings and bracelet).

    As regards to the purse, there are 2 options either 1) https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/564676_333465660075639_397491095_n.jpg?oh=cb37843d02f3f8365ba243cdc7b521be&oe=581A7B64

    or 2) the black Prada satin first sported during the India tour earlier this year: https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/l/t1.0-9/12974284_1027426517346213_5402762372067653772_n.jpg?oh=73573a97e5fdf81b24b9437ef8a5f6c9&oe=5810C5F0

    Instead of the Jimmy Choo pumps, I would opt for the Gianvito Rossi pumps and would have her hair in an updo. This way, the jewellery will take centre stage!

    Thanks again!

    Nicole

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  85. anon 14:57- classic gown. Kinda reminds me of Armani, but without the price tag.
    The shoes the model is wearing look like a pair Kate wore in India.

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  86. A look for Kate for an evening gala where she will meet a lot of famous (Canadian) personalities.

    The Wonder by Jenny Packham
    CHIFFON DRESS WITH CASCADING LACE SLEEVES
    http://img.davidsbridal.com/is/image/DavidsBridalInc/JP291652_BISCOTTI_BM_PROD10_0328_H_V4_IVORY?$plpimagedesktop$

    Turquoise clutch
    http://www.farfetch.com/ca/shopping/women/Rocio-Clementine-clutch-item-11020597.aspx?utm_source=QFGLnEolOWg&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Linksharede&utm_content=15&utm_term=DENetwork

    Matching heels
    https://www.heels.com/womens-shoes/aria-vanilla-satin.html

    Pearl bracelet
    http://m.tiffany.de/jewelry/bracelets/ziegfeld-collection-pearl-bracelet-22228854?fromGrid=1&gridpos=180/14523&fromcid=287458&search_params=s+5-p+1-c+287458-r+-x+-n+36-ri+-ni+1-lr+0-hr+-1-t+-mi+&trackpdp=bg&trackgridpos=170#p+1-n+36-cg+viewPaged-c+287458-s+5-r+-t+-ri+-ni+1-x+-pu+-f+-lr+0-hr+

    Turquoise earrings
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-de/Ippolita-Silver-Rock-Candy-Pear-Drop-Earrings-in-Turquoise/prod180570366/p.prod?ecid=NMAF__Hy3bqNL2jtQ&CS_003=5630585


    put together by Lady Germany

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