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Old 01-08-2012, 10:00 AM
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For now I think "what she has been doing" is a poisoned chalice.
What an opportunity! How about I only wear "made in the UK" or whatever it's called?
Yes, it would be hard to find but not THAT hard, a good assitant could make it his/her business to find out!
Don't tell me there are no small start ups by young British designers from all those fashion and art colleges?
And I NEVER understood why she would buy from Zara, a spanish business.
Please, step it up and find those lovely British lace workers who made the lace and sewed it onto her wedding dress. Maybe they can point her in the right direction?? She's in a position to make a difference, what a lucky girl
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:33 AM
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Catherine has made a point of "dressing down", "dressing High Street", not wanting to be a "Clothes Horse", being "ordinary". She seems to be under the impression that if she isn't seen to spend money at really high end retailers whilst showcasing the High Street, she is to be admired for her "economy" for not spending conspicuously.

But this is a double edged sword. This is not the first "scandal" about cheap labour, even slave labour, to come out of the High Street. And to be honest if Catherine had never married Prince William few, if any of these incidents and allegations would ever have reached the front pages. But her patronage of these outlets is sending their profits into the stratosphere which, in turn, will result in even more exploited workers.

I think the time has come for her to move on up. Yes it will cost her more in these financially straightened times but what is worse? Buying clothing from those who exploit workers mercilessly and without conscience all in aid of the bottom line, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, spending money she can afford on clothing I can't?

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Old 01-19-2012, 02:30 PM
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What an opportunity! How about I only wear "made in the UK" or whatever it's called?
Yes, it would be hard to find but not THAT hard, a good assitant could make it his/her business to find out!
Don't tell me there are no small start ups by young British designers from all those fashion and art colleges?
And I NEVER understood why she would buy from Zara, a spanish business.
Please, step it up and find those lovely British lace workers who made the lace and sewed it onto her wedding dress. Maybe they can point her in the right direction?? She's in a position to make a difference, what a lucky girl
I only buy USA made and I'm just a regular person. I can't see why Kate doesn't use British designers. I also wonder why she didn't credit the unnamed coat designer/maker.
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I can't see why Kate doesn't use British designers.
Because she doesn't like the clothes that British designers make? There's no sense in someone wearing clothes, they don't want to, just because they're made by designers in their country. I believe Catherine has worn British designs on various occasions, she is allowed however to wear what she likes whatever the designer IMO.
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I'd never dispute Kate not being able to wear what she wants. I simply dog-legged into non-child/exploited labor clothing for a minute with another poster. No one said she COULDN'T wear what she wanted.
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Kate on holiday in MUSTIQUE - I like the combination, the jacket looks more like a cardigan jacket. The ankle length pants work well with the overall look.

With jacket ** Back view ** Jacket off
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I don't like the jacket/cardigan, but her blouse looks simple and pretty.
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Wow, look at the height of her espadrilles. I'd be doing a foot injury for sure if I wore anything like that, but I personally like to keep my feet planted closer to earth! And I like that lace gusset in the front of her blouse.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:46 PM
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Wow, look at the height of her espadrilles. I'd be doing a foot injury for sure if I wore anything like that, but I personally like to keep my feet planted closer to earth! And I like that lace gusset in the front of her blouse.
You and me both! I can't imagine being comfortable in something that high .
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You and me both! I can't imagine being comfortable in something that high .
I thought the same looking at the picture Pippas too
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DM seems to write these stupid articles about nothing just to mention Kate's (or Pippa's) name
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Curtesy of regardez. She posted this in the 'Current Events' thread. Catherine in a brown suede jacket. Nice casual look.

Kate Middleton Resurfaces in Fur Coat, $1000 Purse - UsMagazine.com
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That headline is misleading; here I thought she was dripping in a fur coat and it's a suede jacket with fur trim and perhaps lining. It's a nice, casual look and she's wearing my favorite handbag. Kate looks good.
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the ugly boots are back ... to me all this looks drab and dull and boring, not even the vastly overpriced bag can save this outfit that is of course very Kate.
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A good looking jacket and a nice purse is all we need to lok good! The jacket is lovely and expensive...
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the ugly boots are back ... to me all this looks drab and dull and boring, not even the vastly overpriced bag can save this outfit that is of course very Kate.
The weather is London was pretty severe yesterday, having snowed consideraly on Sunday. Clearly boots weather for most women in London.
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