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Old 06-16-2012, 03:33 PM
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She looked really nice at last night's Art Room engagement.

I didn't like today's Trooping outfit. The color of the dress was nice, but I wasn't fond of the style. I usually love her hats, but this one was just okay. I didn't care for the way it was sitting on her head.

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It's going to be a competition to see who can wear the worse hat in the Windsor family Catherine or Sophie.
You can add Beatrice and Eugenie to that list too. Besides the Queen, I didn't like any of the hats the women wore today.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:45 PM
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I loved the soft grey and I love the hat. I really love the neckline on the dress and the detailing.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:48 PM
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I love the dress though I do the style (shawl collar) ages her. A quick glance has her looking like her mother IMO. Hate the hat/fascsinator.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:59 PM
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A silly hat worn at a hateful angle protruding into her face and with messy hair - very bad approach to headwear.
Catherine's dress would have been such a wonderful design for her husband's grandmother, perfect in color for her as well, so why did the Queen reject it?

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Fascinators are dumb. Harshest language I've ever used. They are really annoying.

On rare occasions I've seen some cute ones that are worn well and are suitable for the woman. This is not one nor one of those times - yet, as a stand alone piece of 'art' this hat is attractive. Had Kate had a generous up-do (which we know she won't do) and positioned the hat a tad further back I think she would have had a winner. There were some possibilities there.

Disastrous hair - probably due to the moisture in the air. Dramatically detracts from her whole look. She looks disheveled. I'm sure she learned a lot from today's outing.

I'm finding it hard to take in her whole ensemble because of that hair. Plus I don't fancy that kind of collar. However, Kate is an attractive young woman and from a distance her presentation was fine. I'm sure she was sitting there in the carriage and before going out onto the balcony fuming to herself - 'Drat this hair!' Or was she able to fix it before she went out onto the balcony? Anyway, can sure relate to her predicament!
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:00 PM
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love the hat!,
Is it just me or her hair color is lighter here
waiting for a full length photo though..
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:14 PM
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........I'm sure she was sitting there in the carriage and before going out onto the balcony fuming to herself - 'Drat this hair!' Or was she able to fix it before she went out onto the balcony? Anyway, can sure relate to her predicament!
i was thinking the same thing...Kate did not have a good hair day - the wind is not your friend and Im sure she was regretting not tying it back or up or something.

I thought her look today was lovely and elegant (ironically of the key female family members she is the only one who wore a new outfit). that dress is a nice addition to her wardrobe and Im sure will have many opportunities to wear it again possibly on the tour this fall or at a wedding. The hat was a little avant garde - but i give her credit for trying different looks - wasn't her strongest effort, but my opinion may be impacted by the windswept hair - that was in desperate need of a brush.

but I do think Kate is settling into her role very nicely - she seems very happy.
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I thought it was a little lighter too, LipGloss. Could just be the light I suppose.
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Count me in as well thinking her hair looked lighter; could it be the lighting or a new hair color? And given the windy conditions, this was the day that she should have pulled her hair back again.
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It was a very windy day in London today, I don't understand why Kate didn't decide to pull her hair up, it looked very messy and the headpiece didn't help. I wish she would wear proper hats. I personally think fascinators are silly.

The grey shade of her dress is a color she does not wear well, it ages her. The collar/shawl also ages her, it is not a style for her.
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dazzling,
I fully agree with you.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:54 PM
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On a different note, the older picture also highlights just how much a brooch (or a flower) would improve the overall look.
Brooches do a lot for a look, but I can understand if a woman who's only 30 don't want to wear the kind of brooches the queen and duchess of Cornwall wear. I hope Kate will get some modern contemporary brooches to wear.
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I like the detailing on the dress, and the shade, but that's about it. The hat is sitting too low on Catherine's head, and looks a bit fussy from the side. Overall, the look is OK, but nothing spectacular.
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A silly hat worn at a hateful angle protruding into her face and with messy hair - very bad approach to headwear.
Catherine's dress would have been such a wonderful design for her husband's grandmother, perfect in colour for her as well, so why did the Queen reject it?

Another pic:
http://s14.postimage.org/h8lllypy9/4..._537_472x6.jpg
Ouch! A hit dead centre. I have to admit that this, to me, is the worst ensemble I have ever seen her wear, and that includes the little see-through number at University.

What was she thinking? That dress is definitely more of a style and colour suited to the late QM! On Catherine it looked like a shapeless, over-embroidered, sack. As to the hat? Well, Mary Poppins is still looking for it.

OK, that was a tad harsh. Should I just say the had she dressed her hair appropriately it may have looked quite dashing (colour notwithstanding) perched on a fabulous up do. As it was, her hair looked bedraggled and ageing, and the hat looked like it had slipped forward, partially obscuring her face. I am sure it did not start out that way though. I'll bet her hair was gloriously wavy, and her hat set at a jaunty angle, but life and reality set in the moment she moved from her mirror and gravity took over. The hair dragged and the hat slipped. Shame really.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:33 PM
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I just realized - the hat obscures it - but does she have puffy eyes? Something happening there but you don't focus on it because the hat is so much front and center. Perhaps that's why she cocked the hat that way?

I don't like the dress' collar but I like the dress with its design and think she looks good in it. I don't see how its 'aging'.
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I love the dress, both its color and design. But, I do find that Catherine is more suited to deeper, richer colors, and the style is probably more suited to a slightly more mature woman. Still, I like the dress. And think it is one of the few 'regal and polished and truly elegant' looks from her - the regal making it different.

I like it that Catherine has her own individual taste in hats and they tend to suit her, but this particular hat did not compliment the dress at all! I think it could be redeemed if paired with a different outfit and positioned slightly back and tilted to the side rather than over her eyes - in some of the photos, judging from the angle of her head, it looked like her vision was obscured.

Her hair really should have been up. The weather was not good, and her hair reflected this.
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Dutchess Kate was visiting an ‘Expanding Horizons’ primary school scheme at the Widehorizons Margaret McMillan House in Wrotham, Kent, wearing her £300 Le Chameau wellies

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Typical outdoor attire suitable to the activity; Kate always looks good in outdoor gear.
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Dutchess Kate was visiting an ‘Expanding Horizons’ primary school scheme at the Widehorizons Margaret McMillan House in Wrotham, Kent, wearing her £300 Le Chameau wellies

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1y3tLdexYhttp://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...97_634x447.jpg
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Sad that the DM feels the price of her old wellies is the lead news of the story.
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And it's not that she hasn't worn these wellies before; they're a well-made, sturdy pair that she obviously gets a lot of use from. Would the media prefer that she waste money on cheap shoddy footwear that wears out and she has to constantly replace? Better to buy high quality that will last.
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