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Monday, 11 June 2012

The Monday Piece - Catherine Middleton

The Monday Piece - Catherine/Kate Middleton; as it was the jubilee last week this weeks piece is on beauty, duchess, and fashionista Kate Middleton. For those of you who have been loving under a rock for the past decade, Kate Middleton is now married to Prince William who is second in line to the royal throne. Kate herself was royally named a duchess when she married William in April 2011, though now a 'princess' she led a relatively normal, middle class life - she grew up in Berkshire with her family and then attended university at St. Andrews in Scotland where she met Prince William, their relationship flourished and grew and a decade later they were married.

Fashion has always been part of Kate, she worked as an accessory buyer for Jigsaw from 2006 onwards as well as working as a catalogue photographer - Kate is always seen in the latest styles, photographed for magazines, and appears frequently on 'best dressed' lists worldwide.
Kate's life is portrayed through the media and for millions she is a fashion icon in the making, she is publicly known as 'Thrifty Kate' as she recycles her wardrobe and outfits from previous months and even years. The 'Kate Effect' has swept through Britain with many girls and women trying to emulate her classic, simple style - all of this, it could be argued, is a result from her truly stunning and show stopping wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

The Duchess mixes key high street pieces from stores like Zara, Reiss and LK Bennett with British couture classics designed by Issa, Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen.
The images below exemplify the true beauty Kate is and her fabulous choice of outfit. I love her smart but casual dressed down style in the first picture, with her favourite J Brand jeans and timeless Smythe blazer. The red and cream/gold outfits are from the jubilee weekend, both Alexander McQueen and both feature her favourite LK Bennett nude pumps. My favourite is the uber glam snap of Kate in her cream Roland Mouret gown and Jimmy Choo accessories, so elegant and beautiful - a modern day princess. And of course WHO could forget to mention the wedding dress of the century?! Designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, it was such a fantastic lace creation that encompassed everything that is British, also her gorgeous bridesmaid, sister Pippa, also wore McQueen.

She truly is the best of British. We salute you!
What's your favourite thing about Kate's style?
Do you rock a pair of nude pumps like hers?


All images courtesy of google.


  1. I love her so much. Apart from her wedding dress obviously, I think the green Jenny Packham (I think) dress she wore a few weeks ago has been her best outfit, although the McQueen jubilee outfits aren't far behind! :)

  2. I love the whole 'Kate Effect' craze and I think I'll start working it!

  3. She is truly a fashion icon! And she totally rock repeating fashion pieces to make new ones. This is actually a message to all fashionistas that we don't have to buy or have new pieces to make a great outfit. ;)


  4. I LOVE her style! Seriously obsessed with Kate Middleton at the moment! xx

  5. I loved her wedding dress, and the cream lace dress she wore at the balcony appearance on the jubilee weekend!

  6. so stunning!


  7. Oh how I long to be the beauty that is Kate. Ever since I met her (well virtually and hypothetically of course) the Duchess has never put a designer toe out of place. Everytime I see her she looks effortlessly stunning. Even if shes just in casual jeans I'm like "grr I hate you I could never look so good!" I LOVED the white maxi dress she wore with the thigh high hem. Sexy but ALWAYS sophisticated.

    Gemma x

  8. I love the style from Kate Middleton. She is so beautiful.
    xo, Petra

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