Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kate Visits Naomi House on her Second Wedding Anniversary

 
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In celebration of Children's Hospice Week, Kate paid a visit to Naomi House in Hampshire.

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Naomi House is a children's hospice that was opened in 1997 by Prince Charles. The charity supports children with life-limiting conditions. It provides music therapy, computer, art and play rooms as well as multi-sensory and hydrotherapy suites.

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Today is also significant as it's William and Kate's second wedding anniversary. The couple will be spending most of their anniversary apart, but are expected to celebrate later, in private.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked glamorous in a short, peach bespoke dress by her own anonymous dressmaker and an apricot-colored cotton twill coat (£380) by Paris-based Canadian designer Tara Jarmon. Her growing baby bump was visible beneath her summery outfit.

The coat was available at Harvey Nichols but is now sold out.
Additional Details:
Two front slit pockets, vent at back hem, fully lined
Button fastenings through front
100% cotton; lining: 56% acetate, 44% viscose

 
 
 
 
Kate completed her look and accessorized with her trusty nude LK Bennett heels, her Avona Patent Leather Long Roll Clutch (£195.00) and her Annoushka diamond and pear drops.

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 Who is Tara Jarmon
 
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Tara Jarmon grew up in Vancouver, Canada and after a trip to Paris in 1980 for modeling gig she decided she wanted to relocate.
 
 
After trading modeling for fashion design, she started her business in the mid-80's. She had no formal training but started small and in her first season, she made only four pieces. Jarmon now has 37 stores across Europe and Asia. In Canada, her lines are carried at Studio Labiri in Toronto, Rococo in Montreal and Gravity Pope in Vancouver and Edmonton.
 
 
For more information, visit Tara Jarmon's web site www.tarajarmon.com/
 
 
 
 

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Royal Trio Attend the Inauguaration of Warner Bros Studios

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Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Harry to attend the inauguration of Warner Bros Studios in Hertfordshire.

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Props, costumes and models from the popular Harry Potter movies, that chronicle the teenage wizard's adventures will be on display for the royals. Children and adults from the charities they support were also invited.
 
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Kate sported a 60's style black and cream polka dot dress (£38 and sold out) by Topshop Tall. The dress featured short sleeves and was nipped in at the waist.
 
 
 
On top of her dress, the Duchess wore a wool Ralph Lauren Black Label Blazer ($1198 and no longer available).
 
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Completing her outfit, Kate accessorized with her black, suede Episode angel pumps, the UFO black suede clutch and her Annoushka pearl and diamond drop earrings.
 
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Before they left the royals held a meeting of their Charities Forum in the Great Hall, one of the original sets from the Potter movies. Chief executives from more than 35 charities associated with the Duke, Duchess and Prince were present at the event.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Duchess Wears her First Maternity Outfit as she Attends a Champagne Reception at The National Portrait Gallery

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Last night, Kate was the guest of honor at a champagne reception to celebrate The Art Room's 11th anniversary and launch a new fundraising campaign. The event was held at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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The Duchess became a patron of the charity last January. The Art Room helps school children - largely in deprived areas - aged five to 16 boost their self-esteem. self-confidence and independence through art.

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Inside the National Portrait Gallery, Kate watched a brief video about the charity before making her second speech of the week to an audience of 250 artists, schoolchildren and supporters of The Art Room.
 
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The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a bespoke, powder blue 50s style Emilia Wickstead cocktail dress and had a very definite baby bump.
 
 
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Kate completed her outfit with nude tights, her grey suede Rupert Sanderson 'Malone' Pumps (£375) and her UFO drop earrings. She had her hair curled and swept partly back from her face.

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Update 4/26/2013
 
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Some additional details have come out about Kate's dress per People Magazine.
 
The pale blue silk blend, full skirted summer dress was a custom creation based on a dress in the current spring/summer collection from Emilia Wickstead.
 
The original is called the CZ dress, and it comes from a collection inspired by Truman Capote's "society swans" – one of whom was CZ Guest. Although now sold out, it originally sold for $1500, but the bespoke version costs an extra $300, so Kate would have spent around $1,800.