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Title: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on December 31, 2018, 01:48:39 pm
 :bouncy:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 06, 2019, 07:27:10 am
She counts the Duchess of Cambridge among her loyal customers, but that doesn’t appear to have helped designer Alice Temperley’s finances much.
Latest accounts show her business, Temperley Holdings, is nearly £20 million in the red.
Alice’s frocks typically cost about £2,000, but last week John Lewis announced that her £99 leopard-print dress was its bestselling clothing item in 2018.
*despise* to point out the obvious, but maybe that’s the future…
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6561225/TALK-TOWN-Jack-Sparrow-ahoy-Johnny-Depp-joins-Great-Tew-Crew.html
The Waity effect is a myth. This designer's in heavy debt.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 07, 2019, 01:08:04 am
Interestingly, Kate seems to have a toxic effect. Alexander McQueen used to be avant garde and was determined to keep it that way; Sarah Burton takes over and with Waity as their mascot, it is like it became more of a bland generic brand and has lost custom and prestige and respect. Temperley has lost status and is on the verge of bankruptcy. Now all of a sudden, John Lewis has lost custom (even after Carole made much of her 'little work' with them) and the "Kate Effect" is more of a toxic effect.  A 20 million pound debt is in fact very bad and it means that anyone who is running the business is a *fool* with finances and a *fool* with business and is not paying attention to what is actually selling. Also, Temperley is clearly not getting enough effort from designers that are hired to actually create something that people can wear when they are running errands or living life.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: CathyJane on January 08, 2019, 03:24:59 am
Just about everything Waity wears looks unfinished and wrong.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 08, 2019, 04:23:18 am
She needs to understand that she needs to make an effort, she has to and she is no different than anyone else. Even Diana at one point had to stop letting herself be dressed by the palace fraus and listen to experts and listen to those who knew what they were doing/talking about and eventually take control. Kate keeps trying to be slapdash and make it look like she's a natural style fashionista, but she isn't. She is out of touch and is clearly trying to make as little effort as possible. She does not look good in fifties style clothing and she does not look youthful anymore. Any girlishness is gone from her and has been gone for a long time. She has go to stop trying to be something special without making an effort. She has no business not making an effort to look modest, decent, or presentable. She needs to start taking other people into consideration and needs to stop acting like she is owed the best stuff before she proves it. Showing her privates to the world via 'accidental' up-skirt flashing is not appropriate and it is not appropriate for her to be acting like some floozy who can't wear underwear. She has no business going commando in a public place and she has no business behaving like this. If her husband likes her that way, it should be clear to her that he has no respect for her at all.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 15, 2019, 05:18:03 am
^ I have a hard time finding her in an outfit in which she doesn't look both classically elegant and spick-and-span.

I don't see the slapdash attempts. If anything, she may err on the side of looking too put together and "planned".
 


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 15, 2019, 03:21:58 pm
Duchess Kate wears jeggings & a tweed Dubarry coat in Islington
https://www.celebitchy.com/606147/duchess_kate_wears_jeggings_a_tweed_dubarry_coat_in_islington/#comments

Foul jeggings again, does she never learn?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 15, 2019, 03:46:25 pm
^Love the jacket but those #%€£ jeggings have got to go.  The worst. 


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on January 15, 2019, 04:44:52 pm
The "lumberjack" shoes were a bit much. She could have worn slacks and not those tights. Her hair should be put up or trimmed. she's constantly fiddling with her hair.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadyVi on January 16, 2019, 05:40:23 pm
Double duchess! Kate wears a £9K designer ensemble costing TWICE as much as Meghan's outfit complete with a £24.99 H&M maternity dress, Armani coat and Stella McCartney handbag as they both step out in London

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6598845/Kate-wears-ensemble-costing-TWICE-Meghans-head-toe-cream-outfit.html


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Kins on January 16, 2019, 05:54:13 pm
^I love that color on Kate!


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 16, 2019, 05:56:06 pm
Kate pretty much impeccable, as usual.   Minus the too thin, quickly aging face ...but...yeah.
Love that ensemble although the color may be a tad too strong for her.


Meghan...that's a "good grief".
So THIS is why that dress looked so cheap!!!!
 I noticed that on another thread before I knew it is 24.99. Well, it LOOKS 24.99.
Remember when they tell us it's not the price of the item but the overall style? Well...it's also the price, apparently. If it's too low, it will show mercilessly.
The dress looks made of cheap material.  bignono
Granted, for all the work they are accomplishing, as they claim, neither needs expensive attire.
But for the official position, in and of itself, you would think she can show up in something that looks a bit better than 24.99.

Then the heels. Waowzie.
Uncovered in January ...and cracked, medieval peasant style. Now that's a democratic charmy.    



Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on January 16, 2019, 06:21:02 pm
^ this thread is not for Meghan please!


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 17, 2019, 12:35:49 am
Sorry, I got side tracked for a second and forgot this is Kate-land.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on January 17, 2019, 12:47:17 am
I didn't like the lumberjack shoes and tights. The purple dress material looked good but it could have been longer.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sanka on January 17, 2019, 01:45:01 am
^ Agree Sandy that the purple dress could have been longer. Really liked the shoes and pantyhose as it made a great ensemble.

I wish she would avoid jeggings. She dressed appropriately given the event and I get the feeling she does like the country look.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: logically on February 02, 2019, 01:01:29 am
Quick question - hope this is the correct thread.
The red dress that Wk wore to her mother's birhtday party.  I think i saw that it was wornat a berlin garden party previously - a work event.  So would Charles buy the clothes the Cambridges work trips or would work/trip clothes be paid been paid for by other funds? Cause now the rag is just hanging in her closet for eveyday use?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: meememe on February 02, 2019, 03:15:55 am
The money for her clothes comes from a couple of sources:

For official visits overseas at the request of the FCO they pay.

For official visit overseas for a charity/charities then the charity/charities will pay (usually giving them a budget and if they exceed that budget they have to pay that themselves - some royals will insist on paying for themselves so the charity/charities can use the money in better ways but not all)

For official visits in the UK, when not representing The Queen, the costs come from the budget Charles pays for their household. That is not a bottomless pit and there isn't a separate 'clothes budget'. Charles gives both William and Harry an allowance from which they are to pay their staff and their official expenses, including their wives clothes. If they exceed that they have to fund it from their private incomes.

For official visits in the UK where they represent The Queen directly they are paid for by the Sovereign Grant e.g. any costs associated with William carrying out the investiture the other day or The Duke of Kent representing her at the Thanksgiving Service are paid for by the Sovereign Grant.

For totally personal expenses they too come from the allowance from Charles or their personal funds.

Once the outfit has been worn, regardless of who paid for it, they can wear it as a private individual or to another event although they shouldn't wear an outfit bought by charity xxxx to a function for charity yyyyy within too close a time period.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Rosella on February 02, 2019, 03:33:44 am
I don't think Charles itemises stuff like that. He hands over a pretty penny (probably at least a couple of million per year to each of his sons. The exact amount of the yearly allowance is never divulged. Though the Duchy of Cornwall accounts are tabled in Paliament each year, the private part (which includes Camilla and his expenses and those of his sons) is not itemised.

When he hands over the cheques to William and to Harry it is understood that the amount given includes office expenses at KP, most of the household expenses (and the Cambridges have two houses and three children to maintain.)

In that sum is the working wardrobe for their wives, for when they are on official duties. However, although I have no doubt William and Harry do account to their father for theirs and their wives expenses, I doubt very much that Charles would be jumping up and down complaining that Kate wore so and so dress for a reception on duty and is now using it as a party gown for a family occasion, and that's not allowed!

After all, I think to a certain extent these things are interchangeable. A dress or coat could be worn in private life as well as public. I'm sure Camilla has worn coats on private visits for friends that she has worn on public engagements before now, and when she and Charles hold a formal dinner party for friends she may well wear gowns that she has worn in public previously. Same with Kate and with Meghan.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on February 10, 2019, 08:46:48 pm
Kate outshines A-list stars in Grecian-style off-the-shoulder white McQueen gown, Diana's earrings, the Queen's quatrefoil bracelet and £500 Jimmy Choo shoes on the glittering BAFTAs red carpet
The royal mother-of-three teamed her billowing frock with a pair of shimmering Jimmy Choo Romy in Viola Glitter heels - estimated to cost around £525. 

I really wish they'd leae Diana out of Waity's pr reboost.  :bat:
Statement-making: In a fitting tribute to Princess Diana, the royal is said to be wearing the same South Sea Pearl accessories worn by William's mother to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1991
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/02/10/20/9636304-6688885-image-a-63_1549830004865.jpg
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/02/10/20/9636080-6688885-image-m-64_1549830008847.jpg
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6688885/Kate-outshines-list-stars-stuns-shoulder-white-gown-BAFTAs-red-carpet.html


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 10, 2019, 10:27:52 pm
I think the elegant Glenn close stole the show. Kate is no Diana. Diana would outshine her every time.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 10, 2019, 11:19:53 pm

^^ She looked the part. That was pretty. Actually, quite beautiful.
There is nothing about that overall look I do not like. 


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: dianab on February 10, 2019, 11:35:27 pm
From the pics/looks i saw kate was hands down the best dressed at baftas 2019  :thumbsup:. really very elegant look. from memory she always get it right at Baftas.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 11, 2019, 12:28:52 am
I didn't.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 11, 2019, 12:51:40 am
Yeah kate did look nice tonight makeup wasn't too much and the dress suits her :thumbsup:. The hair is a no for me  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 11, 2019, 12:56:39 am
I thought she put too much makeup on. ANd the one shouldered gowns do nothing for her, it emphasizes her being too thin. THe hair does recall the big hair of the sixties.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 11, 2019, 03:17:53 am
^^ The reason why I liked the hair too is because it gives her an ethereal, Greek Goddess look. A bit ruffled up but so intriguing.
 LOVED it.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Snowpea on February 11, 2019, 04:02:01 am
Nothing ethereal about good old Wasty.  :James:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Cali San D on February 11, 2019, 04:10:07 am
The dress is so similar, just a different neckline, to the green last year and the purple one in 2011. I guess it's the chiffon... :dontknow:

https://whatkatewore.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Kate-Three-3-BAFTA-Looks-White-McQueen-Feb-10-2019-Green-Jenny-packham-Feb-18-2018-Floral-McQueen-Feb-12-2017-Montage-768x655.jpg

I really liked the shoes, but doesn't she already have a pair of glitter-looking shoes?  :think:

Yep she does  :sigh:
https://whatkatewore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Kate-Arriving-Palladium-Royal-Variety-Two-2-Shots-Blue-Jenny-Packham-Gown-Nov-24-2017-.jpg

Wasteful Waity...


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: dianab on February 11, 2019, 10:15:01 am
^^ The reason why I liked the hair too is because it gives her an ethereal, Greek Goddess look. A bit ruffled up but so intriguing.
 LOVED it.
i like her hair too. her whole look was great


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: india on February 11, 2019, 11:09:32 am
Kate was the best dressed there. Most of the other dresses  were down right hideous. Kate's makeup and hair were perfect also. And that says a lot coming from me.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: AnaBolena on February 11, 2019, 01:52:37 pm
Little too heavy on the blush, but that could be the flash photography.  I think she looked beautiful in that dress. Very glam  :cookie:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on February 11, 2019, 06:25:39 pm
^^ Yes!!
As I already said, one of her best looks. Top to bottom she smashed it. She was one of the best dressed, if not even the best dressed (haven't seen all dresses, but those I did see were hideous, typical modern h'weird bs stuff).

Well done Kate. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on February 11, 2019, 06:36:48 pm
Have to agree with you guys who liked her appearance.  Really lovely and she's upper her game considerably.  Even her posture and bearing has improved.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: buflesse on February 11, 2019, 06:40:01 pm
I find the all-white look too bridal, and the one-shoulder made her look gaunt. It wasn't a bad look, but it was pretty boring. I like people who take fashion risks.

Michelle Yeoh looked beautiful https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/8ca32059e2c397af843d8b34e0f1864ccd407a3d/0_0_3571_4991/master/3571.jpg?width=1010&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=521d6a7dfe57ffded47fd12c5f349adc



Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 11, 2019, 07:14:04 pm
I think she should have worn a pastel shade and avoided the one shouldered look since she is quite thin now.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: buflesse on February 11, 2019, 07:21:37 pm
I don't see why she couldn't have reworn one of these:

https://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/46/2016/04/Kate-Middleton-same-outfit-dress-recycle-g6-1.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/be/b9/cd/beb9cde207135044eebf05d28fcecc0e.jpg

http://ris.fashion.telegraph.co.uk/RichImageService.svc/imagecontent/1/TMG8967518/m/kate-military-awar_2089604a.jpg


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: india on February 11, 2019, 07:23:49 pm
Kate killed it with the white greek goddess one shoulder action. It did not emphasize her thinness more so than anyone else.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on February 11, 2019, 07:44:12 pm
^ I agree. And it's not like she can or wants to hide her thinness. She's certainly looked worse before (in terms of looking skeletal and the clothes hiding none of that).

^^^^ Michelle Yeoh looked fantastic too!!
I like boring classic looks 8)


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: buflesse on February 11, 2019, 08:22:31 pm
I think something like a boat neck would have been more flattering.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on February 11, 2019, 08:25:18 pm
^ Had she chosen a boat neck she'd have been accused of copying someone by the media and possibly others as well :spy:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: CathyJane on February 12, 2019, 01:19:25 am
A different color dress and less make up would have been better but all in all Waity actually looked great!


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on February 12, 2019, 02:24:57 am
Kate's cold shoulder is still the hottest royal look: ALICE SMELLIE on how the duchess followed in the footsteps of Diana and the Queen by daring to bare
This daring one-shoulder look is actually the epitome in Royal Family eveningwear.

Modest enough to be appropriate, but showing enough to be interesting, it has been the go-to glamour choice for royals wanting to make an impact.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6693579/ALICE-SMELLIE-duchess-followed-footsteps-Diana-Queen-daring-bare.html

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/182748379288/cambridgevault-02102019-ee-british

I'm beyond sick that Diana's being used to prop up this cold, dull lazy limpet. She's been in her position for nearly 8 years and she still hasn't made an impact, hass no clear platform as to what she's using her position for, still is a boring inefective commoner who's not up to the job. This million pound multi pr push using that foreign c listaging narc actress has just been sad because Waity has a lot in common with her and th fact that somene like her had to be used to give her a boost.......  :bored:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 12, 2019, 03:09:43 am
^ I am afraid that Diana would be overpraised in this case. Are these royals expected to specialize in a certain area/platform or they can stay "generalists"?  :laugh:

I am having a hard time identifying Diana's superior talents or contributions, other than that she was more clearly pedigreed in appearance and she looked NOTHING like a commoner; whereas Kate does look more like one.

Other than that, really...I am not sure what the huge difference is. Both very lucky, privileged women doing their "charity" thing, per aristocratic tradition.
Maybe I am missing something?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: marion on February 12, 2019, 07:33:51 am
Diana was a genuinely caring person which is something her son's wives will never be, unless it's caring about themselves


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sanka on February 12, 2019, 09:43:34 am
In my opinion that was a lovely dress worn by Kate and even though she is extremely thin it looked very nice.



Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 12, 2019, 02:37:30 pm
Kate's cold shoulder is still the hottest royal look: ALICE SMELLIE on how the duchess followed in the footsteps of Diana and the Queen by daring to bare
This daring one-shoulder look is actually the epitome in Royal Family eveningwear.

Modest enough to be appropriate, but showing enough to be interesting, it has been the go-to glamour choice for royals wanting to make an impact.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6693579/ALICE-SMELLIE-duchess-followed-footsteps-Diana-Queen-daring-bare.html

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/182748379288/cambridgevault-02102019-ee-british

I'm beyond sick that Diana's being used to prop up this cold, dull lazy limpet. She's been in her position for nearly 8 years and she still hasn't made an impact, hass no clear platform as to what she's using her position for, still is a boring inefective commoner who's not up to the job. This million pound multi pr push using that foreign c listaging narc actress has just been sad because Waity has a lot in common with her and th fact that somene like her had to be used to give her a boost.......  :bored:

The gown was not all that on Kate. It was appropriate but I am put off by all the cloying comments on the DM about  how "perfect" she is, she is lazy as all get out and dresses up for a celebrity event and they act like she bought about world peace.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 12, 2019, 03:40:39 pm
^True on the DM comments. Sometimes I want to say "good grief".


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: buflesse on February 12, 2019, 06:33:15 pm
The Diana thing is a bit creepy. Waity has a long history of copying Diana's outfits, even before the wedding.

https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/princess-diana.jpg


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: india on February 12, 2019, 07:28:37 pm
^ The Diana Thing is totally creepy. Cockroach Caro programmed The Potato Head to full on copy Diana in all areas to draw Willy The Half Wit into her web.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: CathyJane on February 12, 2019, 08:30:32 pm
Sadly whatever Waity and the other one wear will be compared to Diana; it doesn't matter the color, cut or style. Neither will ever come close to her.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadySnowWhite on February 13, 2019, 09:18:47 am
No matter what they do, comparisons will always be made to Diana. She wore a lot of clothes and styles; inevitably the things they wear might resemble things of hers. I wish the media and fans would stop it, I think it is weird and annoying.

Kate looked lovely this appearance. I don't love the embellished shoulder but it gives it some flair.



Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 13, 2019, 02:37:46 pm
Kate looked great at this engagement.  The fact is -- the Royal Family needs some glamour in it.  That was why Diana was such a hit.  She brought youth and vitality and glamour and -- what sealed the deal -- a genuine heart to the very dull and stodgy Royal Family at the beginning of the 1980s.  She's been gone over twenty years and the void has been damaging.  Kate was not much in the beginning, but she is now making an effort and growing into the role.  So, good.  It's what the Royal Family needs, and Kate is the only game in town as far as glamor in that Family is concerned.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 13, 2019, 03:30:25 pm
What should be celebrated is that Kate at least for the present time has a steady work schedule. I don't think Kate can bring glamour into it.I don't think Kate is the only game in town, the important thing is not what she wears but if she really continues to contribute. She also needs to tone down the open mouthed mugging. I find Kate rather cold compared to Diana, she does not have that extra something Diana had. She seems to  just go through the motions.

I am also put off by the fanzine comments of the DM where Kate practically walks on water. That is a bit much. People forget how lazy Kate really is and I think there is a chance she'll slack off again (not with a pregnancy).


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 13, 2019, 03:40:44 pm
^ No. . . .the steady work schedule is not what the RF needs to fill this void.  After all, Sophie and Anne and Edward have steady work schedules, but it isn't filing the void of glamor that -- yes -- the BRF needs in this day and age.  Always has, really -- think back to the young Queen Victoria and Princess Alexandra -- even the Queen Mum was considered glamorous for a while, which carried them through until Elizabeth and Margaret could fill those shoes -- and then up to Diana.

Kate is really the only game in town right now who can fill this role -- and she is upping her game in that very well.  I was pulling for Harry to make a go of it with Cressida who would have been so very glamorous, but that didn't work out and he struck out.   So... Kate is it.     :loveshower:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 13, 2019, 03:51:11 pm
Kate is wife of the heir to the heir. She is more important in the scheme of things than Sophie, Anne and Edward.

Kate is not a fashion icon like Grace Kelly but she does not have to be. I think it would be more impressive to have her getting really interested in her royal work. Part of the appeal of Diana was her obvious interest in her patronages and she put her heart into them. I think Kate should concentrate on that.

I don't see Kate as the only game in town. Other royals in the family are just as attractive perhaps more so. Although Eugenie is not doing royal work, she is good looking and when she dresses up she can look glamorous, I liked her gown better than Kate's.

I did not think Cressida was right for the job and the point is they did not want to marry each other. I liked Chelsy a lot better than Cressida. Cressida also dressed very poorly and still does. And it is clear she wanted to work in theatre and film. I think Cressida is not all that.

None of the young royals really stand out. I don't see Kate as the only game in town as far as "looks." She is pushing forty and perhaps some younger royal will be the Glamour Queen in the future.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadyVi on February 13, 2019, 04:28:47 pm
In case anyone was wondering, Kate was wearing a bespoke Dolce & Gabbana skirt suit for todays 'Mental Health In Education' conference. She also stayed (apparently) for around 3 and half hours


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Cali San D on February 13, 2019, 05:55:46 pm
^ I likee, girlfriend loves her buttons  :tehe:

I read on WhatKateWore that she will attending the 100 Women in Hedge Funds tonight. Another evening gown!  :bouncy:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: buflesse on February 13, 2019, 06:43:04 pm
In case anyone was wondering, Kate was wearing a bespoke Dolce & Gabbana skirt suit for todays 'Mental Health In Education' conference. She also stayed (apparently) for around 3 and half hours

Is it just me or is Waity's spending going up again? Also, what is with the aversion to British labels??


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on February 13, 2019, 06:52:38 pm
^ well if everyone is spending.... though I wouldnt even wear dolce if I was in her position. And with brexit looming I would go for mid expensive uk brands.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadyVi on February 13, 2019, 07:48:43 pm
^^^Cali San D Oh cool! Thanks for mentioning it, I forgot about that!


Kate looks pretty and I love the dress!

@gucci gown
@Prada clutch
@OscardelaRenta shoes


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzTyc_MUwAE0EXL.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzTzkwHUwAAQ-p5.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzTyED9WoAEgzYz.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzTzS0HXgAIzNXv.jpg

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Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 13, 2019, 09:09:08 pm
^
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadySnowWhite on February 13, 2019, 09:29:52 pm
She really does have a preferred silhouette. That gown does look lovely. She's had more hits than misses lately for sure.

My feeling is the general public craves glamour and is after it hard, while some of us, myself included, simply value contribution to society in a meaningful way. I really hope she is taking this mental health crusade seriously.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: india on February 13, 2019, 09:43:10 pm
There is no way she's taking the mental health crusade seriously. She is not intellectually capable.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 13, 2019, 09:44:44 pm
^^ How? What exactly is she supposed to do? See post ^.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Cali San D on February 13, 2019, 10:13:12 pm
Tonight's gown is interesting  :sly: not sure I like it or dislike it. She does prefer the same silhouette with different designers. :James:

I know she is in the UK but Gucci just got in trouble in the US for selling a sweater relating to blackface.  :nervous: I guess Kate doesn't read international news.

I sure hope Meg doesn't wear Gucci after that incident.  :nervous:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 14, 2019, 12:02:03 am
I did not like the hair style, it is not a "soft" look, She needed it pulled up.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 14, 2019, 02:48:36 pm
Nice gown.  Kate is pulling out all the stops.   The only thing I would have done differently is a more vivid lipstick.  Otherwise A-OK.   :loveshower:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 14, 2019, 03:12:28 pm
She needs to do more than be a clothes horse. I hope she does steady work. She's not all that. IMO.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 14, 2019, 03:44:51 pm
^ Eh.  Kate is steadily appearing on official engagements -- two yesterday! -- and you still aren't happy.   Oh, well.  She's upping her game which can only be beneficial for the BRF.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Rosella on February 14, 2019, 04:00:41 pm
According to the poster at TRF who keeps very careful tabs on the number of engagements, of the four of them, (the Cambridges and the Sussexes,) Kate lagged behind in the Royal engagement tally for 2019 up until the 7th of February. (The new figures aren't out yet.)
Of the four William led at 22, Harry was 19 and Meghan was 15. Kate was 11.
In fact, apart from the Queen, who was holidaying at Sandringham and had seven engagements under her belt, the same as the Duke of Gloucester, Anne was on 41, Charles 35, Camilla 23, Sophie 17, and Edward 19. So they are all bounding ahead.

The younger royals have all had several engagements this week but it still looks as if Kate will be playing catch up when the next bunch of engagements are tallied.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 14, 2019, 04:17:07 pm
^ Yet, the point I was making is that Kate is steadily appearing.  I'm not counting numbers which are pretty meaningless as far as public perception.  I.e., Edward is not even a blip on the radar.  Shoot, even his own mother doesn't remember his birthday!   Kate is appearing; Kate is bringing the glamor; the public likes it.  Oh, and Kate is staying at her engagements for long periods of time compared to the hit-and-run antics of some others.

But back to the topic -- Kate has looked great on her recent appearances.   :loveshower:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 14, 2019, 04:36:42 pm
^^ So funny how media focus shapes reality. Based on what I see in the "news", KM and MM both look like they are CONSTANTLY out and about.
I never see Anne or Camilla and never hear anything about what they do.
That's because they don't "sparkle, dazzle, bedazzle, stun, shine, amaze" with their fashions and nubility which is the only circus the masses are interested in - not whatever effects those charities have. Nobody really cares, incluing the aristos.

I have collected a litany of such fawning verbs but forgot where I scribbled them down.

 


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 14, 2019, 04:43:08 pm
Camilla gets tons of PR but the trouble is she has low numbers relatively.

Kate's appearances need to be consistent. She has disappointed in previous years after spurts of activity she's not seen (and no not due to pregnancy). Let's see what happens.

The negative part of Kate's appearances are the fawning crawling comments in the DM where "stunning" is used many many times. I think Mum must be handing her PR and she seems to be upping James' PR.
 


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 14, 2019, 04:56:38 pm
According to the above and assuming the data is correct, Camilla had 23, Kate 11.
Kate looks like she's constantly in the news, Camilla doesn't. Never mind Ann with her whoping numnbers. Where is she ever?
What relative numbers are we talking about?

Yes, I have noticed the recent tendency of the public endorsing the "If-MM-sucks-then-KM-rocks" axiom to go over board with the praise.
I have read the avalanche of comments about KM's "perfection, infinite grace, Godess-like qualities, being an epitome of royalty, looking amazing even if she was dressed in a potato sack", etc.
 
I agree this is both disappointing and sickening. Mainly because it betrays the general stupidity of the masses who live for faux axioms like the above. This is why humanity has always been so easily led and "dupable" in the hands of Masters and Daddies.
 
The only reality there is is that KM DOES come across better than MM, overall.
She IS a better quality person than MM, overall.

Goddess and perfect?  Not close.   


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 14, 2019, 06:37:36 pm
Whenever Camilla makes an appearance, the DM makes it a headline.

there  are the posters who want to "meet" Kate and be her friend  and women confessing "crushes" on Kate.

It is a matter of opinion who comes across better. Kate has negatives like the exaggerated expressions she makes on tours. I don't think it can be called a reality since some don't take to kate at all and think Meghan comes across as better.

I would  not label Kate as a "better quality person."  Why? She has her weaknesses and would give death stares to women who went near William. She's not perfect at all. Both Meghan and Kate have positives and negatives I don't buy into St. Kate and Evil Meghan spin. Or one is better than the other.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on February 14, 2019, 07:15:40 pm
Off topic


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: buflesse on February 15, 2019, 04:58:15 pm
I love the dress, but I dread to think how much it cost. Also both times that day she wore Italian brands - Dolce and Gabbana, and then Gucci. Why?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on February 15, 2019, 10:02:52 pm
She should promote new designers from the UK


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on March 01, 2019, 02:18:49 pm
The curse of Kate! How the Duchess' endorsement of L.K.Bennett could have contributed to its downfall as the brand struggled to keep up with demand for designs she wore
* LK Bennett, a favourite of Duchess Kate, is set to file for administration
* Branding expert Claire Shiels told Femail it can be a 'nightmare' if Kate is photographed wearing an item from the high street brand
* Shoppers more likely to buy one-offs rather than become regular customers
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6760111/Why-Kates-fashion-style-save-favourite-high-street-store-LK-Bennett.html

Queen of playing it safe! How Kate buys near IDENTICAL outfits from different designers so she can stick to her tried-and tested styles
* Kate, 37, wore Missoni dress on Wednesday, similar to Erdem dress she wore
* Wore blue Mulberry coat yesterday which looked like Alexander Mcqueen one  
* She's also been known to wear fitted dresses, chiffon gowns and peplum suits
* We spoke to stylist Lisa Talbot about why the Duchess sticks to particular styles
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6756369/Kate-Middleton-buys-IDENTICAL-outfits-different-designers.html

She very plain and dull and most times she looks flat in the clothes as she has no personality or spark.
There an article within this thread outlining that Waity didn’t have a boost on the U.K. clothing industry and that the designers went into debt believing the pr hype around Waity having such influence at boosting demand for their designs.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on March 01, 2019, 06:59:52 pm
 :flower:

'As soon as Kate and Wills got engaged, they put their prices up!' Customers say Kate Middleton's favourite High Street brand LK Bennett got too expensive as it plunges into administration
* EXCLUSIVE: Brand's founder Linda Bennett contacted staff today by email
* Last year the British company reported losses of £5.9 million in 2016/2017
* Fashion house is latest victim of high street after Orla Kiely collapsed last year
* Branding expert Claire Shiels said it can be a 'nightmare' if Kate is photographed wearing an item from the high street brand if they're not forewarned
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6759935/Duchess-Cambridges-favourite-High-Street-fashion-brand-LK-Bennett-set-file-administration.html


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on March 04, 2019, 01:31:15 am
Luxury handbag label Anya Hindmarch is put up for sale after £28.2m losses in latest sign of struggles for Kate Middleton's high street favourites following collapse of LK Bennett
    The handbag firm's Qatari owners have abandoned the London-based brand
    It made heavy losses in 2017 and reported a 10 per cent decline in its revenue
    Kate has often carried its clutch bags, including when she met the Obamas 
Anya Hindmarch, a luxury handbag brand favoured by Kate Middleton, has been put up for sale after losing £28.2million.
The brand, founded by fashion designer Hindmarch in 1987, made heavy losses in 2017 and reported a 10 per cent decline in revenue, at £37.2million.
A source close to the firm said the decision to sell was a mutual one between Ms Hindmarch and the Qataris.
The Qatari royal family's investment fund had bought a £27million controlling stake in the firm in 2012.   
Fashion brand Orla Kiely, another favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, also went out of business with debts of more than £7.25m (€8.1m) last year.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6767101/Luxury-handbag-label-Anya-Hindmarch-sale.html
 


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on March 12, 2019, 12:03:03 pm
Designer Duchess! Kate wows in a £790 Gucci pussy bow blouse as she visits a children's centre in London - but teams it with £130 trousers from Jigsaw
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6798957/Kate-Middleton-visits-childrens-organisations-Lambeth.html
It’s pretty dumb to spend that much money on a blouse that she could’ve gotten from the high street. She’s just as dumb like the other one with wearing expensive clothes that doesn’t do anything for her.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: marion on March 12, 2019, 12:40:22 pm
At least she's wearing a decent pair trousers


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on March 12, 2019, 01:46:14 pm
Rather blah outfit and she seems thinner now. She needs to eat more. And stop the mugging


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: india on March 12, 2019, 02:42:41 pm
She is aging at a rapid rate. Her skeletal appearance is so noticeable and her head looks huge compared to the rest of her body. I can't imagine what she is going to look like in 10 years.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: logically on March 12, 2019, 11:52:11 pm
I truly believe that Kate relishes her good image generated by comparisons to Markle.  I also believe that much to her dismay she is 1) recycling a lot of clothes to keep up that new "she's not a spender image" and 2) having to work a bit more.  The pants today were good; the dress with its new demure/conservative sleeves is still yucky.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on March 13, 2019, 12:21:05 am
I don't think she likes working much. And it would be a blow to her ego to have the people who overpraise her just do it to trash MEghan. Not very flattering. The same people most likely previously called her "waity" or doolittle.

I don't think she recycles much really and is not thrifty by any means.  Kate dresses rather blah.

I don't think she has a good image with everyone. People can have long memories.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on March 13, 2019, 12:52:35 pm
Daring Duchess! Kate put her own stamp on her £790 Gucci blouse by wearing it BACKWARDS for a visit to a London children's centre
* Duchess of Cambridge, 37, wore a pussy bow Gucci blouse in London yesterday
* The £790 designer piece features delicate buttons down the back
* But Kate put her own spin on the look by wearing the blouse back to front

The purple silk-crepe pussy-bow shirt has a row of small buttons down the back, according to Net-a-Porter. But Kate noticeably put hers on with the buttons at the front.

The switch meant the seams on the shoulders and buttons on the cuffs didn’t fall exactly as they should – and the bow was pulled round her neck and fastened looser and lower.

Whether this was by accident or design wasn’t clear – and Kensington Palace weren’t commenting.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6803259/Kate-Middleton-stamp-790-Gucci-blouse-wearing-backwards.html

Dummy put the blouse on backwards making it I’ll fi and odd as the buttons on the sleeves are to the front. Poor thing’s so lacking in sense that she couldn’t figure out that her highly expensive blouse was on wrong.  :bored:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on March 13, 2019, 01:56:08 pm
She is not making a fashion statement she just probably put it on wrong.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 13, 2019, 03:01:41 pm
Whether it was put on wrong or not, she still looked great.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: india on March 13, 2019, 03:02:20 pm
How is anyone suppose to put that thing on with all those buttons in the back unless they have someone button it for them?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on March 13, 2019, 03:27:26 pm
It is a blah outfit. boring. And it accentuates her over t hinness


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on March 13, 2019, 05:10:23 pm
The devil's in the Duchess' details! Did Kate really make subtle alterations to an old Alexander McQueen dress at gala event or was she wearing a VERY similar version? (as eagle-eyed fans claim the flower placement gives it away)
* Duchess of Cambridge donned a stunning Alexander McQueen gown last night
* Featured the same delicate floral pattern as the one she wore to the 2017 BAFTAs
* However the off-shoulder Bardot neckline was replaced with capped sleeves
* Eagle-eyed fans questioned whether the entire top had been replaced
* Others speculated Kate had ordered an almost identical version of the dress  :cookie:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6803445/Kate-Middleton-Alexander-McQueen-new-bodice-new-dress.html

 :bored: imo, it’s an ugly dress that she most likely did order an identical version as she has no clue about how to spend money on a decent wardrobe.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: sandy on March 13, 2019, 05:30:51 pm
What's the point of paying $$$$ for a dress that looks similar to one already in the closet?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: buflesse on March 13, 2019, 08:07:37 pm
I wonder if it's because a sign of status - that she can get the brand to make multiple versions.

Alternatively, she could be doing it to be seen as 'thrifty' - which is hilarious as even to have the bodice altered in the same fabric would have been eyewateringly expensive.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: windsor2 on March 30, 2019, 02:47:25 am
EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Duchess of Cambridge drafts in former Vogue editor as her secret weapon in battle to stay stylish
The Duchess of Cambridge has secretly drafted in a talented stylist who has been advising her on her wardrobe.

Out go the stiff coat dresses and Home Counties lady look. In comes a more modern, sleek style, such as the £800 Gucci pussy-bow blouse and wide-legged trousers she wore for an engagement earlier this month.

‘Ginnie is Catherine’s secret weapon,’ a royal source tells me. ‘She has made a big difference to the Duchess’s wardrobe for public engagements and has helped give her a whole new sense of confidence.

Natasha Archer, who usually helps Kate with her wardrobe, is presently on maternity leave. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6866705/EDEN-CONFIDENTIAL-Duchess-Cambridge-drafts-former-Vogue-editor-secret-weapon.html

Maybe Natasha quit.
The choice in clothes has gotten better but the cost of the blouse she wore backwards is too much. Waity seems more animated now but still very lightweight when it comes to work and any impact she has.



Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on March 30, 2019, 11:13:26 am
^ Natasha is on maternity leave.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: LadyVi on April 06, 2019, 02:34:24 am
Royal finance expert defends Meghan and Kate for buying designer gear because the public 'don't pay a penny' thanks to a clothing allowance from Charles' £5M fund

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6891393/Royal-finance-expert-reveals-Meghan-Kate-5M-fund-Charles-draw-from.html


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: MOSAIC on April 06, 2019, 06:49:02 pm

And just where does Charles get this money, pray tell?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: smellysocks on April 06, 2019, 08:05:13 pm
Duchy of Cornwall  money - owns a lot of land around the country - annual profit £19 million


Title: Re: Duchess of Cashbridge: The fashion files 2019
Post by: meememe on April 06, 2019, 10:49:38 pm
Charles gets his money from the same place that other landowners get their money - the rents paid by the tenants who rent the land the Duchy owns. The Duke of Westminster owns huge parts of London and so earns even more in rent than does Charles.