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Old 09-07-2011, 08:21 PM
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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.
Now that is one sexy pose and if Wiilliam saw that I can imagine him getting a little "interested", as opposed to the positively tame nightie thingee. I never could see the attraction . . . . .
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:41 PM
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Where did the photo come from? I have only seen the one of catherine with the see-thru nightdress.
I've actually seen this photo several places before....
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:10 PM
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I've actually seen this photo several places before....
I have too actually. I am new to royal watching and that picture is one of the first I saw. I couldn't figure out why everyone was talking about the see-through dress and not the other picture. I just assumed nobody found it interesting!
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:29 PM
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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.
Thank you for the info regarding the picture. This is my first time seeing it.

MARG, I love your description of the picture. Made me giggle .

Last but not least, I found this on my twitter. Not at all surprising.

https://myaccount.nytimes.com/auth/l...3dQ61Q75Q74Q6f
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:45 AM
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Thank you for the info regarding the picture. This is my first time seeing it.

MARG, I love your description of the picture. Made me giggle .

Last but not least, I found this on my twitter. Not at all surprising.

https://myaccount.nytimes.com/auth/l...3dQ61Q75Q74Q6f
What does that NY article say? It says I have to login to view it?
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It's time to get back to the topic of this thread, the Duchess of Cambridge's current fashion choices - thanks!
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:24 AM
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What does that NY article say? It says I have to login to view it?
I'll try to post the text here. The article deals with Catherine's style's influence on New York fashion.

Are the ‘RepliKates’ Ready to March?
by Ruthla Ferla

AS he lounged near a pool in Southampton, N.Y., last month, Wes Gordon had an epiphany. A group of young women gathered nearby were poring over an issue of People, its pages teeming with images of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Sheathed in trim-fitting dresses, her slender arms covered almost to the wrist, the duchess impressed them as a model of regal aplomb.

They could not seem to get enough of her, Mr. Gordon recalled. Not her slim dresses, nor her pumps, her J Brand jeans or see-through hose. But mostly they chattered about her sleeves. Those long sleeves were a touch, said the designer (who will show his spring line at the Hosfelt Gallery on Thursday) “that six months ago not one of those girls would have commented on.”

Catherine’s style — streamlined and seemly almost to a fault — resonates as well with scores of young women who aspire to a classically patrician look but who have, until recently, had few credible role models. To court them, Mr. Gordon said, designers must ask themselves, “How do I make elegance relevant to someone who’s young?

“To some degree,” he said, “Kate supplies the answer.”

Indeed, Kate’s influence will be felt on the runways on Thursday when New York Fashion Week begins, if not in any literal sense, then surely as a state of mind. “We are in a Kate moment,” said Ed Burstell, the managing director for Liberty of London. Mr. Burstell, who expects to see a pronounced “Kate effect” in New York this week, added that since her recent tours abroad, “everyone wants to look like her, to act like her, to be her.”

Or maybe just to dress her. Less impressed by her wardrobe than by her infectious mix of ebullience and propriety, Seventh Avenue designers as diverse as Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Peter Som and Tommy Hilfiger have acknowledged her widening influence.

“We are definitely returning to a time when we want things that are more timeless and polished, not looking a mess,” said Rachel Zoe, the Hollywood stylist turned fashion designer, whose fame once rested on her luxuriously disheveled approach to dress. The duchess represents a return to classicism, said Ms. Zoe, who will offer “Savile Row-style” tailoring and herringbone tweeds in her show next week, in a nod, however oblique, to American notions of British taste and refinement.
Jason Wu’s current concept of chic will entail “an old-school silhouette,” he said, shapely and controlled but voluminous at times, reminiscent of a princess in a fairy tale. A couple of years ago, the deliberately dissolute look of a model off duty was a strong inspiration, he said. “Now people are interested in looking ladylike.”

Mr. Wu, who first gained recognition when he dressed American royalty in the person of Michelle Obama, sees fashion becoming more refined and less aggressive, he said, as slashed jeans and biker jackets give way to demure dresses and blazers. “The duchess is part of that,” he said.

Mr. Hilfiger will make a subtle detour from his signature preppy style, introducing a more restrained and worldly look for spring. “We like our woman to be dressed up from head to toe,” said Mr. Hilfiger, who will parade Macintosh fabrics and Prince of Wales plaids on his catwalk. In a departure from his willfully incongruous pattern mix of last season, “we will be really very studied about how we’re putting our outfits together,” he said, to the point of offering matching shoes and bags — an apparent homage to Britain’s future queen.

Kate’s impact, he predicted, will be all but inescapable: “She will influence all markets.”
Indeed there is plenty to suggest that her influence is already widely felt in the mainstream, as moderate chains like Zara, Reiss, Talbots and Topshop cater to a taste for replicKates, as bloggers have called them: pert shirtwaists, lace sheaths and primly tailored coatdresses.

Nor are the affluent immune to her charms. “We are not necessarily going to see exact adaptations of what she is wearing,” said Ken Downing, the fashion director of Neiman Marcus, but she wields an impact just the same. “Dressing up is the new cool, and dressing down is old school,” he continued. “I attribute much of that to Kate.”

Despite her popularity, the duchess has detractors. Invoking her name to describe a collection can signal disdain. That seemed to be the case when, following a Valentino couture show in July, Giancarlo Giammetti, a former owner of the brand, pronounced the collection “very Kate Middleton,” a casually blistering reference to a line replete with discreetly scooped necklines and long sleeves, traditional touches that act like catnip on trend-averse socialites.

Kate’s advent is timely nonetheless. Her unflagging graciousness, guileless manner and nonthreatening good looks are viewed by admirers as a tonic, the sparkling antidote to excess. “There’s nothing trashy or vulgar about her,” said Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, which has featured the duchess several times. “She dresses her age and never looks out of place.”

Catherine is, in Mr. Burstell’s term, “the anti-Kardashian,” a bracing antithesis to the strident style and manner of many Hollywood celebrities, who “look so phony by comparison,” he said, “with their paid endorsements and brand-ambassador deals.” Diane Von Furstenberg, whose dresses the duchess has worn, said that she represents a craving for a proper alternative to the “housewives,” a reference to the popular television reality series.

Few would call Catherine adventurous, or even especially chic. “She is no Daphne Guinness,” Ms. Wintour allowed. As a standard-bearer of the status quo, she speaks to a conservative mind-set conspicuous on the runways of late. Particularly in a sluggish economy, “designers feel they have to be reactive, to provide consumers with less risk,” said Marshal Cohen, chief analyst with the NPD group, the consumer research firm. “When they see an influence like Kate, some of them will jump all over it, if only to validate what they are already doing.”

Still, there is something in the tale of a commoner who finally weds her prince that appeals to people’s inner Cinderella. And there are plenty of designers who will cater to their fantasies, parading frocks with princess seaming, billowing gowns and maybe even a saucy hat or two. “That fairy tale aspect of fashion is what appeals to Americans,” Ms. Zoe said. “Who doesn’t want to see the storybook come alive?”

Link just in case.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/fa...ml?_r=1&src=tp

Moderators, feel free to move this if it belongs elsewhere. Since it deals with Catherine's fashion, I thought it would be a good article to place in this thread. Thanks and my apologies for any inconveniences.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:47 AM
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Yesterday I went shopping in Vienna and I´ve seen so many styles and dresses where I thought to myself "That´s so-Kate!" She really has a great impact on fashion-maybe not that obvious as other style icons but I see that the designs and silhouettes have changed a lot. Away from the short skirts and miniskirts,revealing tops and Kate Moss´ heroin chic there are more neutral colours,less crazy patterns,more long dresses with flattering cuts,dresses that emphasize the waistline,floweral prints,silk blouses and embroidered clothes that look quite elegant without being old-fashioned.
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Well blauerengel all I can say is I wish I could post ... yesterday I went shopping in Vienna... ENVY
Mods feel free to delete this but my envy will still remain.
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I live in Vienna,so it´s nothing special...But I´m sure one day you will be able to visit Vienna too & I can show you around :-)
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Super Baroness
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.

One can definitely see that this photograph was taken more than a few years back. I do not think it is that revealing either. In fact much more would be seen she was wearing a bikini on the beach. Not certain what all the fuss is about.
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Queen Gives Kate Middleton Style Advice - TheInsider.com

A cute article by Queen Latifa (whom I adore for her fashion sense).
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:59 AM
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Well that was a nice article to read! Maybe Kate will get to visit NYC and get to wear what Queen Latifah suggested. It's quite fitting after all since her husband seems to like motorbikes.
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Queen Gives Kate Middleton Style Advice - TheInsider.com

A cute article by Queen Latifa (whom I adore for her fashion sense).
That was an enjoyable read. Perhaps Catherine could try that look at some point.
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Fashion expert's weigh in on Kate's style.

NY fashion experts say Middleton no trendsetter - Yahoo! News
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i believe she is..all the new styles of dress look like something kate would or have worn
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I don't think she wants to be a trendsetter, anyway. She always looks attractive and appropriate; it's best if she doesn't become all about her clothes.
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That´s a good point,Mirabel :-) I also like her fashion and style-it´s elegant and timeless,sometimes with a little twist but she´s never been trying to be cutting-edge and I haven´t seen any big fashion fauxpas since she´s been married Lady Diana was more daring and changed her look a lot,which was very interesting and made her a style trendsetter but sometimes I felt that while she deserved a lot of praise for her outfit choices the reason for her visits or the cause she was supporting was less talked about-which is the most important thing IMO.They both support many charities and good causes and they bring awareness to certain topics that would otherwise be ignored by the press or society ( like AIDS or poverty for example!) That´s why Catherine Middleton has chosen the correct dresscode to fulfil her royal duties and represent her country.
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Kate may not be setting trends, but she does seem to be influential in that fashions are starting to reflect her classic, elegant, tasteful style for those who would like to emulate her and veer away from the "less is more" effect.
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She certainly has a good influence on fashion but it is more subtle.People in the fashion business usually prefer style icons who are cutting-edge,wearing clothes that "normal" people would not dare to wear on the streets-this is why she is not considered a trendsetter!She does have a great taste and her clothes can be worn by most women-you can choose her looks at work or when you go out and you will always be dressed appropriate for the occasion.
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