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Old 05-24-2012, 01:56 AM
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While it's true that we have no real idea of how much assistance Kate is getting from various sources, it is generally accepted that she does not have a dedicated stylist/dresser. So she gets a lot of credit for turning up in the right outfit for the occasion, even if others have made some suggestions to her about what to wear, or what kind of outfit would be appropriate. After all, she apparently showed up with a 'mood board' when consulting people about her wedding, so she has definite and strong ideas about what she wears and how she looks.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:10 AM
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While it's true that we have no real idea of how much assistance Kate is getting from various sources, it is generally accepted that she does not have a dedicated stylist/dresser. So she gets a lot of credit for turning up in the right outfit for the occasion, even if others have made some suggestions to her about what to wear, or what kind of outfit would be appropriate. After all, she apparently showed up with a 'mood board' when consulting people about her wedding, so she has definite and strong ideas about what she wears and how she looks.
I hate to sound ignorant, but what on earth is a "mood board"?
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:27 AM
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I hate to sound ignorant, but what on earth is a "mood board"?
You don't sound ignorant at all. I have no clue what it is either. However, since I'm having trouble falling asleep, I thought I'd google it for my own curiosity. Here's what I found (and yes, since it's from Wikipedia, it may not be all that correct).

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:12 AM
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She may be getting help, or she may not be getting help on her dress and looks, she probaly doesnt see anything wrong with her clothes or hair. she may not like her haor pulled back, not everyone with long hair does. i like most of her clothes, i wish she would have more brighter clothes, but that just may not be her personality.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:45 AM
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To be honest, we have no idea what help she is or isn't getting but I would be surprised if she was left to sort it out herself. As this is a very, very important and highly publicised series of events she has no baseline as to what is acceptable wear for any of them. She does however have Camilla, Sophie and, for that matter, the Queen herself to tip her the nod as to what's what.

As to the European princesses? Well they are all either Crown Princesses by virtue of marriage and therefore already well schooled or, Crown Princess Victoria who has had her life to get it right!

And once again, Catherine is only the heir's heir and this is just one very momentous year. Next year she'll be laughing with far fewer "Momentous Occasions".
My point simply was that Kate does not employ a stylist or a dresser, which we know is a fact. She was given the option of 'borrowing' a dresser for the tour of Canada and the US last year, and she turned it down. So all her clothes choices are made by her and all the preparations for next weekend will be done by her. Given she receives way more international press coverage than any other princess in the UK or Europe, that has to be big pressure. She may only be the heir's heir's wife, but she's probably the most high profile royal in the world along with the Queen.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:12 AM
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I hate to sound ignorant, but what on earth is a "mood board"?
My apologies, I should have explained more fully. If you go to Google Images and search for "Wedding mood board" you will see that it is merely a board with pictures, maybe fabric swatches, which shows the 'mood' that you are trying to create for whatever occasion you are planning for. It provides a visual representation to show others to demonstrate what you are trying to achieve.

You might add things as you go along - for example, after you had decided on the flowers, you might add photos of the color and type of flowers that you were having and then if you went to order the cake, those flowers or the color of the flowers might be replicated on the cake.

Creating a mood board is a highly personal thing, so I'm pretty sure that Kate created her own wedding mood board. We also know she knows a little bit about art. This, plus the fact that she does not have a dedicated stylist/dresser supports the idea that others here have put forward that a lot of how Kate looks, the colors she wears, the clothes and accessories she chooses, comes from directly from her. Yes, she may have input from others, or get suggestions from various sources, but it does appear that a lot of how she looks - her style - comes from her.



Edited to add link re: Kate using mood boards: http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2011/...rong_idea.html
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:18 PM
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This is almost like a story board created for visual conception of a plot used by writers in movies or television. Obviously, Kate leaves nothing to chance and is a very meticulous planner, so I wouldn't be surprised if she's driving her entire look with suggestions and support from others.

Thanks for the link, Daria.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:59 PM
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The Kate Middleton Look Book -- The Cut

Some gorgeous photos of Kate going back to 2005. Taken from the link above but don't know whether anyone clicked on the "look book".
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:14 PM
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The look book is nice. A nice compilation of photos from the last year. She looks great in most of them.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:15 PM
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Great pictures, she is beautiful I like her clothes. Chic and simple.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:20 PM
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Very nice retrospective of her past styles; I wouldn't mind seeing her wear some of those outfits today. There's a particular one of her in a limousine wearing a lovely black and beige print dress with a stunning sweetheart neckline; that's one of my favorites. Thank you, Mystiblue.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:32 PM
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You don't sound ignorant at all. I have no clue what it is either. However, since I'm having trouble falling asleep, I thought I'd google it for my own curiosity. Here's what I found (and yes, since it's from Wikipedia, it may not be all that correct).

Mood board - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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My apologies, I should have explained more fully. If you go to Google Images and search for "Wedding mood board" you will see that it is merely a board with pictures, maybe fabric swatches, which shows the 'mood' that you are trying to create for whatever occasion you are planning for. It provides a visual representation to show others to demonstrate what you are trying to achieve.

You might add things as you go along - for example, after you had decided on the flowers, you might add photos of the color and type of flowers that you were having and then if you went to order the cake, those flowers or the color of the flowers might be replicated on the cake.

Creating a mood board is a highly personal thing, so I'm pretty sure that Kate created her own wedding mood board. We also know she knows a little bit about art. This, plus the fact that she does not have a dedicated stylist/dresser supports the idea that others here have put forward that a lot of how Kate looks, the colors she wears, the clothes and accessories she chooses, comes from directly from her. Yes, she may have input from others, or get suggestions from various sources, but it does appear that a lot of how she looks - her style - comes from her.



Edited to add link re: Kate using mood boards: Kate Middleton Had
Thanks. I understand now. I am quite clueless about this stuff. I will have been married 20 years this October and I did not use anything remotely like a "mood board". I just picked what I liked.

Of course, I didn't get married in front of billions of people.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:49 PM
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garden party at BP is tomorrow! Hope to see Kate there :)
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The Kate Middleton Look Book -- The Cut

Some gorgeous photos of Kate going back to 2005. Taken from the link above but don't know whether anyone clicked on the "look book".
A very lovely overview of Catherine's style from the past seven or so years. I really love that her style hasn't really changed. She dressed elegantly and conservatively pretty much from the beginning. That's not to say that there were no misses, because no one is perfect and even the best of us will sometimes wear something that ends up looking a little odd or unflattering.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:01 AM
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So I'm about 90% sure we will be seeing Kate today with the Queen at the garden party
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Kate Debate ‏@RoyalKateDebate So Kate will be at today's garden party! Starts at 4pm! (GMT)
@liltinglimes Alot of the royal journos have tweeted saying she'll be there today :)
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British Royals ‏@britishroyals RT @RE_DailyMail: Off to Buckingham Palace today for the Duchess of Cambridge's first Garden Party with the Queen.
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Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes Another first today for the Duchess of Cambridge as she joins HM & other Royals at the second Buckingham Palace Garden Party of the Season
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Peter Hunt ‏@BBCPeterHunt Duchess of Cambridge attends her first garden party this afternoon. In the past guests have consumed, on av, 14 sandwiches,cakes and scones
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phil dampier ‏@phildampier Kate will be at Buckingham Palace garden party with Queen today - but not William.
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Max Foster ‏@MaxFosterCNN Off to Buckingham Palace garden party today. Duchess of Cambridge's first one too ... Few thousand others
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Last weeks Garden Party was discussed in this thread, as it's an event more than one royal attends
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Duchess of Cambridge says her first Buckingham Palace garden party is 'nerve-wracking' experience - Telegraph

This has some of her conversation from the garden party. Has some insight into her life on Anglesey. Some nice comments from her.
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Diana and Kate Middleton: Would William's mother have seen her as an ally or a rival? | Mail Online
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About 10 months before William and Kate's engagement, I had a dream that Diana came to see her sons' girl friends. In my dream Diana was very fond of Kate and said she is "the one", but she was not very sure about Harry's girlfriend.

To be honest I think my dream is even more *real* than that article, at least it did happen. It is really pathetic and meaningless to write an article to conjecture on the relationship of a son's dead mother and his wife. It is so sick that even after one and half decade, the press still needs to drag a dead woman's name to sell their newspapers, and people STILL buy it. Gosh, this article attracted almost 500 comments.
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