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Old 04-07-2006, 09:45 PM
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I meant she could become a style icon if she were to marry William. I think the transformation would occur when that happens, not now. Look at Mary - she was a cute but average dresser before she got married, but now I think she's really wow (though perhaps not quite an icon). For me, the marriage and all that that brings with it is the major part of the equation. And it could take years for her to transform. I mean, look at Diana! Very frumpy when she married Charles, and look what she turned into! Who'd have known it was possible?
True.:)

But I think in according to become a "fashion icon" as Diana was, you have to be able to take risks with fashion. I mean Diana didn't always wear stuff that she SHOULD have worn. That is what made her fun to watch. She experimented. Same goes with Mary. You can see her experimenting with different styles, though not that much, which is why she is not that famous in the fashion WORLD. To me, Kate seems the type who won't mess with things. She might change her look, which we all do, but won't change it a lot.
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To me, Kate seems the type who won't mess with things. She might change her look, which we all do, but won't change it a lot.
Not everybody attains or strives to become a style icon, consciously or subconsciously.

And I think that not changing your look can also mean that Kate (or whomever) is certain of her style, comfortable with how she looks and is secure in the appearance she projects to others.

Many fashion icons throughout history have maintained a consistent style and were fashion icons because of it: Jackie Kennedy maintained a very classic and refined look as a young bride, then as the president's wife, then as a single mom, then through her wedding to Aristotle Onassis and in her later years. She didn't experiement radically and even her hair stayed mostly the same yet she is highly regarded for her sense of style. The same goes for Audrey Hepburn whose style remained consistent off screen.
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:36 PM
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I think Kate's brown bag in recent pics is from Banana Republic.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:54 PM
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CasiraghiTrio I think you're right, I checked out the Banana Republic website and they do have quite a few bags that look similar to Kate's brown one. I couldn't find the exact one though.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:16 PM
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I think Kate's brown bag in recent pics is from Banana Republic.
Do they have Banana Republic in the UK? Kate's style in general is very Banana Republic-esque.
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Old 04-10-2006, 08:35 PM
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Not everybody attains or strives to become a style icon, consciously or subconsciously.

And I think that not changing your look can also mean that Kate (or whomever) is certain of her style, comfortable with how she looks and is secure in the appearance she projects to others.

Many fashion icons throughout history have maintained a consistent style and were fashion icons because of it: Jackie Kennedy maintained a very classic and refined look as a young bride, then as the president's wife, then as a single mom, then through her wedding to Aristotle Onassis and in her later years. She didn't experiement radically and even her hair stayed mostly the same yet she is highly regarded for her sense of style. The same goes for Audrey Hepburn whose style remained consistent off screen.
True, but many people here were comparing her to one. Many people are comfortable with their style, hence they feel comfortable enough to risk with fashion. If someone always wears jeans and a plain shirt, that in my opinon, isn't saying much about their fashion sense. However, I still consider Kate someone with good, but simple style.
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She has great potential for being a style icon or even just a stylish princess like CP Mary, if she were to marry William. It's the way she carries herself. She's pretty, she's lean and tall. The royal makeover seems to work miracles and with Kate they won't have that much work to do.
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CasiraghiTrio I think you're right, I checked out the Banana Republic website and they do have quite a few bags that look similar to Kate's brown one. I couldn't find the exact one though.
I feel the same. I walk past a BR on my way to work and I saw about three bags in the window that reminded me of Kate's brown one. They even had those little tassle thingies on the sides that hers has. But I couldn't decide which one seemed more like it.

I don't know if there is BR in the UK. I wondered the same thing, which is why I was slightly doubtful when I first posted this suspicion. But even if BR is not in the UK, she might have ordered it from a catalog or the website, or possibly some other secondary source?
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:47 PM
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I think she got the bag from the Bazar she went to with her mother. Here is a picture of her surrounded by bags that look similar to her brown one. Infact I think she might be holding it. Unless you are talking about a different brown one...

(photo from matrix).
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:06 AM
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Not everybody attains or strives to become a style icon, consciously or subconsciously.

And I think that not changing your look can also mean that Kate (or whomever) is certain of her style, comfortable with how she looks and is secure in the appearance she projects to others.

Many fashion icons throughout history have maintained a consistent style and were fashion icons because of it: Jackie Kennedy maintained a very classic and refined look as a young bride, then as the president's wife, then as a single mom, then through her wedding to Aristotle Onassis and in her later years. She didn't experiement radically and even her hair stayed mostly the same yet she is highly regarded for her sense of style. The same goes for Audrey Hepburn whose style remained consistent off screen.
I agree not everyone strives to be a style icon, but Kate is far from Jackie Onasis and Audrey Hepburn, who were the muse for their designers (Givenchy for Audrey, and Oleg Cassino for Jackie). These ladies had distinctive style that represented their personality and fashion sense, which Kate has yet to show. She dresses and looks safe most of the time, but I've yet to see that 'IT' quality in her fashion sense or a strong presence infront of the camera. She has a clean cut look, which Jackie and Audrey were renown for, but her style is no more unique than the typical graduate student out there. Maybe one day she'll find that distinct style which Jackie and Audrey have done in through the years, without any dramatic changes:)
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:02 AM
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Nope, no Banana Republic in the UK.
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I think she got the bag from the Bazar she went to with her mother. Here is a picture of her surrounded by bags that look similar to her brown one. Infact I think she might be holding it. Unless you are talking about a different brown one...

(photo from matrix).

I think you're right, it looks like she got it from the Bazar, but it's not hte bag she's holding the one she has is found here http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...-a-8296-2.html post #28. The one she has is a little larger. But the Banana Republic bags and the Bazar bags look quite the same. Maybe some of the bags at the Bazar were ordered from Banana Republic?
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HELLO magazine, 28 March 2006 issue (Kate on the cover), there is a close-up picture of Kate using this brown bag and the strap connecting the two silver buckles has a brand name but I can't make it out. If anyone has a copy of this magazine, hope you can check and see what brand this bag is. I too would like to know who makes this bag. I particularly like the cell phone pocket on the outside of the bag.

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Old 04-12-2006, 08:56 AM
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I think you're right, it looks like she got it from the Bazar, but it's not hte bag she's holding the one she has is found here http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...-a-8296-2.html post #28. The one she has is a little larger. But the Banana Republic bags and the Bazar bags look quite the same. Maybe some of the bags at the Bazar were ordered from Banana Republic?
you guys are probably right about the bazar, but I like the idea of Kate ordering it online. She is "out there" somewhere!
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Old 04-12-2006, 07:33 PM
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I just found this picture of Kate, I guess it was taken when she went to the Mamilanji night club with freinds a while ago. This outfit it alright to me, she could use some more color though. I like the jacket but it's too black for my taste.

http://whu.teamhighgrove.com/photos/...ca236112d94fe9

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Old 04-13-2006, 10:04 AM
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I think she got the bag from the Bazar she went to with her mother. Here is a picture of her surrounded by bags that look similar to her brown one. Infact I think she might be holding it. Unless you are talking about a different brown one...

(photo from matrix).
You're absolutely right. After taking a look at your photo, I notice the style of bag she bought is right next to the empty cubby, although in a lighter shade. The bag Kate is holding seems to be a smaller version of the bag she uses.

Can anyone tell me what this Bazaar was all about? Was it a charity event? Sorry if I missed this info. There are just too many threads on this forum.

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Some of her clothes, like the skirt are from Jigsaw.
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I just found this picture of Kate, I guess it was taken when she went to the Mamilanji night club with freinds a while ago. This outfit it alright to me, she could use some more color though. I like the jacket but it's too black for my taste.

http://whu.teamhighgrove.com/photos/...ca236112d94fe9

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Maybe it's just me, but I can't see the picture?
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Sorry I guess you have to be registered to view the pic, I thought once I got in it would just transfer to this page but I guess not. Sorry. I'll try to find it somwhere else.
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New wedding attire for Kate, I have to say this is not the best she's looked. I do like the coat/dress thing, it's okay but I think she could have done a lot better,like a dress from one of my favorite designers, Tracy Reese. tracyreese.com And that head piece is just a disaster.

Here's Kate: http://s2.supload.com/image.php?get=...0506172210.jpg
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