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Old 09-06-2011, 03:35 AM
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I'm sorry. This is nothing frumpy about her style or her hair. She is classic and beautiful. And thats my opinion, obviously you have your own opinion, but I don't think your going to convince most of us. Nuff said.
I have to agree here. Kate has always been simple, elegant and sensible in her dress. Nothing over the top and obviously what she feels comfortable in. She rises to the occasion when she needs to and does look lovely and respectable when required. I do not see why she should dress to "please the crowd".
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:29 AM
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While I like the classical elegant style in general, I do think Kate dresses too old for her age (she is not even 30 yet) what can look very boring. I can easily imagine most of her outfits on a woman who is 10, 15 over even 20 years older. Not liking the hair hanging down all the time, even more so since the only purpose sometimes seems to be fiddling around with it.

Having said that, Kate does look older than her age already, due to body type (skinny & haggard looking) and heavy eyeliner, it will only increase with stress (what she has had so far is nothing compared to what will be one day).

I see the point in dressing "uniform" or "boring" what Kate very often does (dress, stilettos, coat etc) but its very british and it is in my opinion the only chance she has when avoiding to be about fashion only and not about substance, but of course the media wont play the game.

By no means I see Kate as a "fashion icon", that is somebody who creates a style, not simply buys and wears it, and I dont think that it is something she aspires to be, its mainly the media who tries to label her as one.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:47 AM
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Kate is bringing back real style and class. God Bless her for it!
Bringing back? Where did it go? Catherine's clothes are elegant, and pretty much perfect for her royal as the future Queen. But IMO she dresses way too old for her age and always managed to look boring. But I guess, being a member of the BRF, that's what she's aiming for. Even HM dresses nicer than Catherine most times.

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I do think Kate dresses too old for her age (she is not even 30 yet) what can look very boring. I can easily imagine most of her outfits on a woman who is 10, 15 over even 20 years older. Not liking the hair hanging down all the time, even more so since the only purpose sometimes seems to be fiddling around with it.

Having said that, Kate does look older than her age already, due to body type (skinny & haggard looking) and heavy eyeliner, it will only increase with stress (what she has had so far is nothing compared to what will be one day).

By no means I see Kate as a "fashion icon", that is somebody who creates a style, not simply buys and wears it, and I dont think that it is something she aspires to be, its mainly the media who tries to label her as one.
Completely agree with all of that DoM
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:11 AM
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By no means I see Kate as a "fashion icon", that is somebody who creates a style, not simply buys and wears it, and I dont think that it is something she aspires to be, its mainly the media who tries to label her as one.
i have to ask what do you call a person who can wear an outfit today and that dress,pant suite ,etc and people copy that look
and can we get away from her eyeliner....really....who cares its "her look"
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:16 PM
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I think the complexity of dressing to: Be a credit to the U.K. -- not too fashion forward, but not too dowdy; keep the spending on super designer togs within the bounds of good sense; look well for the cameras; be true to oneself; represent UK designers; represent the designers of a country/countries being visited; and finally, reflect well on her husband and the rest of the royal family is a seriously daunting task. And she has met the challenge full well! If not every single piece she wears is perfect, she comes very close -- and she is so new at all of this. Her manner is excellent and she carries herself with dignity and a quiet pride, yet is entirely warm and accessible to those with whom she speaks. I fail to understand how anyone can be so critical of this excellent young woman. Let her have her college moments. She surely should not be judged by them. I think we shall all enjoy seeing how she grows and progresses over the years!
Very nicely put!
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:45 PM
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WoW! I have the Issa blue dress; I am 64 years old, and I look fab in it. There are some clothes that span the decades. I still wear a DvF wrap dress I purchased in 1982.

Kate does not look frumpy at all. I do wish she'd stop fiddling with her hair though. In every photo, she's pushing it back or twirling it, or its stuck in her lipstick.

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I am not trying to do her down. What I am getting at is that I don't believe the tea party dresses act. This is a girl who didn't bat an eyelid at walking into a crowded room dressed like this;

http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2010/11/17/article-1289991494685-0C1C419C000005DC-410045_540x584.jpg

I am not at all being critical of her doing that but I am critical of what I perceive to be a false representation of her character ie not that she is immoral but that she isn't as demure (nor IMO should she be) as the impression she is giving. This girl is 29 years old and I think she should enjoy clothes without feeling, because she is now Royal, that she has to look matronly which I'm afraid 99% of the time she does.
Yikes! I had not seen this photo. I only saw the striped cover up, which I thought was cute.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:52 PM
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Finally a new outfit to discuss
Kate shopping in London in jeans, flats & white ruffled top
http://www.popsugar.com/Kate-Middleton-Shopping-Peter-Jones-Pictures-18982877?page=0,0,0
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:00 PM
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Sadly not a very big picture , but not really a "new " outfit, except for Kate, I have worn stuff like this for years. Yikes maybe it is time for a change!!!
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Here's a bigger picture (and the article that goes with it). I love her shoes. Have been hoping to find something similar, but had no luck. Overall, I think she looked nice. The top is very pretty.

PIC: Duchess Kate Shops for Home Goods, Carries Own Bags - UsMagazine.com
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:24 PM
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We are going into the autumn winter season which could be why you are having problems finding the shoes.
Didn't like the bit about KP smelling damp and musty, you would have thought someone would have opened the windows before they moved in !
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:41 PM
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We are going into the autumn winter season which could be why you are having problems finding the shoes.
Didn't like the bit about KP smelling damp and musty, you would have thought someone would have opened the windows before they moved in !
I'm going to guess that no one thought of that (of if they did, the amount of time the place was aired out wasn't enough). You're right about the shoe issue, though I would have hoped that since I'm in New York City, I would have no trouble finding them ('cause almost everything can be found here, once one knows where to look).
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:33 PM
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Perhaps they might buy a dehumidifier for the musty smell if opening the windows doesn't help!

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Here's a bigger picture (and the article that goes with it). I love her shoes. Have been hoping to find something similar, but had no luck. Overall, I think she looked nice. The top is very pretty.

PIC: Duchess Kate Shops for Home Goods, Carries Own Bags - UsMagazine.com
Those kitten heels have been really popular lately. Daria, you might want to try the online shoe stores if you're having trouble finding them. I know there are flats for the fall season.
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Those kitten heels have been really popular lately. Daria, you might want to try the online shoe stores if you're having trouble finding them. I know there are flats for the fall season.
I may have to go that route, thanks so much for the suggestion . I agree about the dehumidifier. It'll do wonders.

Anyhow, back to fashion chat.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:02 PM
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that is so true because there are some royals that cant seem to get it right no matter what help they receive...
coughFergiecough
Although she does better now that she is older and divorced.

I kind of like the sweater thing she is wearing in that new picture. I would totally wear that and unlike her other clothes I might be able to get away with it.
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I am not trying to do her down. What I am getting at is that I don't believe the tea party dresses act. This is a girl who didn't bat an eyelid at walking into a crowded room dressed like this;

http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2010/11...45_540x584.jpg

I am not at all being critical of her doing that but I am critical of what I perceive to be a false representation of her character ie not that she is immoral but that she isn't as demure (nor IMO should she be) as the impression she is giving. This girl is 29 years old and I think she should enjoy clothes without feeling, because she is now Royal, that she has to look matronly which I'm afraid 99% of the time she does.
Oh...ah...gee...wow....I gather that's not a bare-chested William...uh...clutching the future Duchess of Cambridge's hand.
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Oh...ah...gee...wow....I gather that's not a bare-chested William...uh...clutching the future Duchess of Cambridge's hand.
I'd venture that it's not.

Now, here's something that I think is rather interesting. I've heard of some stores having items that look like something Catherine may have worn, but have never seen it. New York & Co. came up with a whole line of Duchess-of-Cambridge-style attire (or so they claim).

New York & Company - Outfitting - Diary of a Princess
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Clever advertising. Pull together various pieces of clothing you would normally see into a whole different wardrobe, jump on the bandwagon and affiliate it with Kate, and it sells. Or, considering the Kardashian girls' foray into fashion, should the line be called the "Kate Kollection?"

P.S. And I really didn't think that was a bare-chested William; my tongue was so firmly planted in my cheek with that one!
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Clever advertising. Pull together various pieces of clothing you would normally see into a whole different wardrobe, jump on the bandwagon and affiliate it with Kate, and it sells. Or, considering the Kardashian girls' foray into fashion, should the line be called the "Kate Kollection?"

P.S. And I really didn't think that was a bare-chested William; my tongue was so firmly planted in my cheek with that one!
'Kate Kollection' clever . She dresses classy, so if one knows what to look for, it's not that difficult to find. NY&Co. carries a lot of pieces that are similar to what Catherine wears. I use that store to get all my teaching/interview attire.
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I am not trying to do her down. What I am getting at is that I don't believe the tea party dresses act. This is a girl who didn't bat an eyelid at walking into a crowded room dressed like this;

http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2010/11...45_540x584.jpg
Where did the photo come from? I have only seen the one of catherine with the see-thru nightdress.

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I am not at all being critical of her doing that but I am critical of what I perceive to be a false representation of her character ie not that she is immoral but that she isn't as demure (nor IMO should she be) as the impression she is giving.
Somehow I think it is only the Victoria Secret's models that are "labelled" by what they model and that is as mistaken an impression as yours is of Catherine as well.

Your persistant demand that everyone accept that Catherine is a closet exhibitionist just waiting to flaunt herself in racey, questionable or just plain vulgar taste, for the delectation of the world's press corp, is just as misguided and tedious!

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This girl is 29 years old and I think she should enjoy clothes without feeling, because she is now Royal, that she has to look matronly which I'm afraid 99% of the time she does.
This woman is 29 and, like most other 29 year olds, doesn't wear the same clothes she wore when she was 19!
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Where did the photo come from? I have only seen the one of catherine with the see-thru nightdress.
It's from the St. Andrew's fashion show..though I think it is the only picture of that particular outfit (if you can even call it that). I'm surprised there aren't more pictures of it, but maybe that's a good thing because I have a feeling people would make a much bigger deal out of it compared to the see-thru dress.
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