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Old 04-20-2014, 03:28 AM
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Kate's wearing an Alexander McQueen coat and Jane Taylor hat, for Easter Service. I'm not sure how I feel about the coat. There's something about the front closure that looks a little odd. Having said that, I do love the color and think the hat is really pretty.

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I like the coat, the fascinator thing is a pathetic excuse for a hat. She needs to start wearing something proper on her head.

A visit to Taronga Zoo;

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Old 04-20-2014, 03:58 AM
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Really love this outfit. Best hat/ hair combination I have seen from Kate for sometime. I love the contrasting simple uncluttered line of the coat. This shade also suits her. 10/10 from me - even without the Wattle brooch.
I love it and the hat . . . (is there a drooling smilie?) it is fantastic and, no, it is not a fascinator, it is an honest to goodness 'hat'. She has really nailed the pared down look but that doesn't mean we wouldn't have admired a truely drool worthy brooch . . . it didn't have to be the Wattle but we would have bravely soldiered on if it had been.

Catherine seems to be absolutely charmed by the resurgence of broderie anglaise and Ihave to admit I like the pattern of the fabric as well as it's soft lemon colour but oh dear, it was back to hair curtains and wedge sandals again.
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:14 AM
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I love both outfits, church and the dress at the zoo, very pretty, apart from Wedge alert, of course. Its the same ugly sandals as used on the beach.
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The designer of this dress does not want to be named.
Apparently the "Kate effect" (when all the dresses sell out online in minutes) is caused by 'investors' who purchase all the dresses and re-sell them on ebay for nice profits. Perhaps the designer doesn't want a run on her website like that?
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:37 AM
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Apparently the "Kate effect" (when all the dresses sell out online in minutes) is caused by 'investors' who purchase all the dresses and re-sell them on ebay for nice profits. Perhaps the designer doesn't want a run on her website like that?
Or him!
I understand the designer's want not to be known, however don't sell or give a dress to The Duchess of Cambridge when on tour if you don't want to be known. Someone is going to find out who made that dress and tell someone who will tweet or whatever.

Arrival in Canberra wearing Stella McCartney;
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I like the coat, the fascinator thing is a pathetic excuse for a hat. She needs to start wearing something proper on her head.

A visit to Taronga Zoo;

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The designer of this dress does not want to be named.
This is a recycled dress from 2012 tour from the arrival to the Solomon Islands but this time Kate has removed the belt I believe at the time, the designer was not mentioned.


The Alexander McQueen coat is lovely and a lovely fit but it's rather boring. Looks like something the mother of the bride would wear. Moreover, She has this coat in a burgundy which she wore to church for Christmas in 2011, Why not just wear that. The fascinator is useless and sits wrong, I don't get why it covers half her eyebrow.

The hello dress is nice but not sure if I like it for a zoo visit.
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When Catherine wore the pale yellow dress before, it was labeled as by an "Independent Dress Maker". You would think he/she would want his/her name out there.
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This is a recycled dress from 2012 tour from the arrival to the Solomon Islands but this time Kate has removed the belt I believe at the time, the designer was not mentioned.
Apparently it was from an independent Soloman Islands designer.
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Apparently it was from an independent Soloman Islands designer.
Sorry for the silly question, but what does "independent desinger" mean?
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Sorry for the silly question, but what does "independent desinger" mean?
A designer that is not affiliated to a specific brand or company, you work for yourself.
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This is a recycled dress from 2012 tour from the arrival to the Solomon Islands but this time Kate has removed the belt I believe at the time, the designer was not mentioned.
Well with the space between the the two outings they still don't know who designed it, so I am guessing they never will unless said designer puts their hand up.

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The Alexander McQueen coat is lovely and a lovely fit but it's rather boring. Looks like something the mother of the bride would wear. Moreover, She has this coat in a burgundy which she wore to church for Christmas in 2011, Why not just wear that. The fascinator is useless and sits wrong, I don't get why it covers half her eyebrow.
Well, I am guessing Catherine really likes the clean-cut lines of this coat and so has two. Christmas is Winter so I imagine the coat is a little warmer than this summer stunner. As to the hat, and it is indeed a hat and not a fascinator, and they are not meant to be nailed to the forehead like an odd shaped satellite dish. It is in fact a tasty treat . . .

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Quite the nicest ensemble/hat matches Catherine has made and the hat itself is truly a work of art. Okay, I'm drooling so I have to go now!

PS: Lovely to see that Catherine carried a sweet little clutch to church. It matched the elegant matching court shoes . . . yeaaa she did not wear the LK Bennett nude platform nasties!!
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She has this coat in a burgundy which she wore to church for Christmas in 2011, Why not just wear that. The fascinator is useless and sits wrong, I don't get why it covers half her eyebrow.
Well spotted. I much prefer it in this color though - a burgundy outfit would be too dark/heavy for Easter Sunday. I think the hat (it seems more substantial than a fascinator to me, at least from the front view) frames her face beautifully. Guess we all like different things
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Love the blue dress she had on getting off the plane at Canburra ...and the dress she wore for Easter services. The yellow eyelet is very pretty as well. I can't even talk about the wedge ...I try to not even look at her feet at this point.


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I love the gray coat and hat/fascinator (I'm American. I don't know the difference). The simple lines are very elegant and slimming--not that she needs anything slimming. The color is terrific on her and suited to the occasion. I also loved the earrings.

I also liked the blue arrival dress. We know William likes blue and I wonder if George does too. I used to show my kids two shirts and see which one they pointed to or tried to grab. I found that it was a lot easier to get them dressed if I let them make that choice, even at 8 or 9 months. I wonder if other parents have the same experience.

I am not as crazy about the yellow dress at the zoo. I think it was the fit at the waistline. As we discussed upthread, Catherine buys off the rack so the fit may not be perfect. I think that is more noticeable with a pleated skirt.
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Yep she has that recurring issue with some dresses being too short for her torso and in turn a hair short for her leg which throws the whole look off.


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Kate's wearing an Alexander McQueen coat and Jane Taylor hat, for Easter Service. I'm not sure how I feel about the coat. There's something about the front closure that looks a little odd. Having said that, I do love the color and think the hat is really pretty.

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I really like the dove grey coat and dress. very suitable for such an important religious occasion. It is the same style as the burgundy coat worn for her 1st Sandringham visit but it Is not the same coat in a different colour. The grey is Alexander Mc Queen, and the should "peaks" give that away immediately.

The burgundy coat was the first time an 'independent designer' was mentioned. the yellow eyelet is the 2nd. Some press have speculated that it is Catherine who is the designer. We'll never know. The yellow is not by a south seas dress maker. That I think refers to the pink/blue local dress she wore.

I think the yellow dress is appropriate for a trip to the zoo with the family and no worries if either baby or animals cause any damage! I liked the dress the 1st time round except the sleeves, which I think were too wide.

The Blue Stella McCartney is a lovely dress and similar in style to the LKB poppies dress and the one worn on arrival in Sydney.

I love that shape on her. Liking her wardrobe on this trip
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I love the outfit she wore to church this morning. Everything worked well together. All in all very smart! I think that hairdo is a good compromise. She still has it long but it's back off her face so she's not tempted to fiddle with it, and you can also see her neckline and earrings, and her face. Top marks, Kate!
Gorgeous outfit, but I think the perfect finish would be a pin or something on the coat.
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I agree, the top closure is a bit odd. But the rest of the look nails it! Bravo, again, Kate!

And I am guessing that The Duchess of Cornwall sees a certain familiarity in the design. If intended, that's a nice belated anniversary remembrance. If not, Catherine still looks spectacular.
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I'm loving the easter mass outfit. Truly elegant.
I'm normally not a fan of the little hat / fascinator things. But this one, I like. It's not covering half of her face.

I also like the white blue poppy look and the blue outfit for arriving in Canberra.
The sleek skirt/dress look is my favourite for Kate.
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