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I guess that Catherine will get critisized no matter what she wears, just like any other Princess will always find someone who hates her fashion choices and some people who adore them.
Being one of the most-photographed and most-talked about royals at the moment, I guess she is aware of her image but she seems to stick to her own idea of beauty and her style did not change very much from the time she got married. Most of the time I like her outfit choices & she usually gets a lot of positive feedback for her looks,therefore I do not believe she needs a stylist or complete fashion transformation. The fact that she has had repeated pictures of her skirt blowing up with the wind does not indicate bad outfit choices,it rather shows the current trend of "journalism" where only sensational news or scandals sell and paparazzis have little respect for the people they photograph. Everyone of us has had some wardrobe malfunctions and moments where we do not look perfect, but most of us do not get photographed as often as celebrities do and therefore our "fashion misses" or "Marylin moments" are quickly forgotten.
A few mistakes and misses can be avoided,but even if the Duchess of Cambridge hires a tailor or stylist, there will be some moments where photographers will be able to snap unfavourable pictures of her, no matter how much she tries to avoid it.
I agree. Much depends upon the message that the media wants to portray. Need to sell a few more papers then find a picture of a non-smiling royal and push the "marital trouble" theme. If Victoria, Kate, or Charlene put their hand near their abdomen then expect the "baby" story to be out the next day.
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I don't think Kate requires a stylist at all; if things had been different, she might have become a stylist for other people!

Besides, where s it written that everyone in the public eye must employ a stylist? You are just substituting another's taste for your own, and who's to say it will necessarily be better? Is everybody supposed to look like clones?
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Utilizing a stylist doesn't necessarily mean you're substituting anyone else's taste for your own; I would think that any stylist worth his/her salt would be working with the subject's preferences, height, body type, coloring and the particularities of a functional wardrobe to which clothing would be geared. That doesn't necessarily mean clone princesses would be churned out, not if there's a good collaboration going on between the two to customize a wardrobe. I'll bet even a lady in waiting might serve the same purpose, but I don't think Kate has one.
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Utilizing a stylist doesn't necessarily mean you're substituting anyone else's taste for your own; I would think that any stylist worth his/her salt would be working with the subject's preferences, height, body type, coloring and the particularities of a functional wardrobe to which clothing would be geared. That doesn't necessarily mean clone princesses would be churned out, not if there's a good collaboration going on between the two to customize a wardrobe. I'll bet even a lady in waiting might serve the same purpose, but I don't think Kate has one.
One of their assistants has been known to act as a "lady-in-waiting" for Kate occasionally but I have not seen her recently.
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I don't think Kate needs to hire a stylist, her style is fine to me. I do think she needs to tweak some things with her wardrobe though. Since she's tall, some of the hemlines for her dresses/skirts look a little uneven, so I think employing a good tailor would do wonders for her.
I think all of us benefit from someone who will be honest about "our look." Most of us have a friend who will let us know what's working and what's not. The problem with being a celeb (and I am including royals - because they are famous for their fashion) is that people may tend to toady up and not be honest.

Stylists also can source fashion faster than their clients. Additional uses:
  1. Making sure you are not copycatting (venues or other royals)
  2. Vetting couture for different cultural visits
  3. Knowing where to find bargains
Whether Catherine uses a stylist of a friend, honest help is an asset.
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^^^Good bullet points, AdmirerUS. The objective and honest input is always key, too.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:02 AM
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:12 AM
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I think all of us benefit from someone who will be honest about "our look." Most of us have a friend who will let us know what's working and what's not. The problem with being a celeb (and I am including royals - because they are famous for their fashion) is that people may tend to toady up and not be honest.

Stylists also can source fashion faster than their clients. Additional uses:
  1. Making sure you are not copycatting (venues or other royals)
  2. Vetting couture for different cultural visits
  3. Knowing where to find bargains
Whether Catherine uses a stylist of a friend, honest help is an asset.
I quite agree. Left to my own devices I'd be covered head to foot in all blue, all grey or all brown. So my partner always advises me and I'm always happy with the end result of contrast, colour and things that actually match.

I get the impression that generally Catherine chooses her own clothes most of the time and is quite careful by choosing mainly understated outfits.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:37 AM
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I get the impression that generally Catherine chooses her own clothes most of the time and is quite careful by choosing mainly understated outfits.
I do too. She's definitely is not one to go in for bows, bangles and bling that most use to draw attention to themselves. I'd even go so far as to state the she is a minimalist with straight classic lines and no frills. She's also that way when it comes to her hair and her jewelry. A very "what you see is what you got" type of person in her wardrobe choices as well as in her personality.

For someone that couldn't give a hill of beans about being a clothes horse or a trendsetter, she's obviously doing a very good job of it. She could wear a burlap sack with a horse's feed bag turned into a hat and within hours, that sort of outfit would be viral. (and yes... its from an old episode of "I Love Lucy").
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I really like this look. She looks good in casual wear.
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That's a nice casual outfit which IMO looks cosy and comfortable. I know this isn't related to fashion, but I'm glad we got to see photos of Catherine taking George out for a walk/stroll. I was waiting for these.
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Grey, black and blue does not go.
That's your opinion. If you ask me - Gray, black and blue absolutely go together!
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Grey, black and blue does not go.
It goes fine. They're all extremely neutral colors. But that's your opinion and it's fine.

The blazer is really smart and she looks like she feels great.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:13 PM
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The grey jacket and blue pants at the hospital? Yikes.

I hate this outfit so much.

Like, it literally offends my eyes. Bad colours that don't match, bad silhouette, bad fit, bad textures, inappropriate for the occasion, and just ugly. I can't remember when I have reacted so negatively to something Kate wore.

At least her hair is nice and shiny.
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The grey jacket and blue pants at the hospital? Yikes.

I hate this outfit so much.

Like, it literally offends my eyes. Bad colours that don't match, bad silhouette, bad fit, bad textures, inappropriate for the occasion, and just ugly. I can't remember when I have reacted so negatively to something Kate wore.

At least her hair is nice and shiny.
Not a hospital - a hospice
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Don't like the jacket at all. It looks too big.


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The grey jacket and blue pants at the hospital? Yikes.

I hate this outfit so much.

Like, it literally offends my eyes. Bad colours that don't match, bad silhouette, bad fit, bad textures, inappropriate for the occasion, and just ugly. I can't remember when I have reacted so negatively to something Kate wore.

At least her hair is nice and shiny.
Agree, it's just wrong in every way.
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Interesting how different people react differently to things. I was horrified with her choices of clothing and hairstyle and cheap, nasty, trashy, necklace for the Mandela film, but I though her outfit for the visit to the children's hospice was just fine. I might not personally like her choices, but it was a very casual affair and I thought she seemed dressed appropriately. I don't see anything wrong with mixing grey and blue and black for casual wear. It was a comfortable outfit for her and enabled her to engage closely with the children. I was very impressed with the relaxed and confident way she conducted herself on this occasion. Duchess of Cambridge goes solo for tea party at children's hospice | Mail Online ]

She seems much more at ease and confident when she's on her own and not with William. I wonder why that is?
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She seems much more at ease and confident when she's on her own and not with William. I wonder why that is?
First off, I think Catherine looked very nice on this visit. The outfit is appropriate, and allows her the room to be actively engaged with the kids, if she wants. As to why she's more at ease when on her own, it may be because she doesn't need to step back. It's just her. When she's with her husband, he takes the precedence, and she allows it (which is perfectly fine). In any case, just my thoughts of course.

In terms of the outfit for the park, as usual, Catherine rocks casual wear.
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