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Old 07-14-2018, 01:48 AM
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I just donít get why she doesnít want to promote British fashion? France doesnít need to be promoted. Itís the #1 Fashion country in the world!
As a British royal, she should be promoting British desginersÖ but I imagine she prefers French...
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:20 AM
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As a British royal, she should be promoting British desginersÖ but I imagine she prefers French...
I get that but she is a British royal she should support British fashion like Diana did and Kate does. She can wear French here and there but she can help the British fashion industry more and help new designers too. Diana put so many names onto the map like Catherine Walker, Victor Edelsten, ect...
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:40 AM
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In the Duchess of Sussex Daytime fashion thread there is a very long list that a couple of posters put there of British and Commonwealth designers whose clothing and accessories Meghan has already worn.

I'm an admirer of Meghan and I certainly aren't, as a British and Aussie citizen, a member of a US fan club.

This current questioning of pricing of Meghan's clothing, none of which the journalists know for sure, began with the Daily Mail, a rag noted for clickbaits and for lies and exaggerations.

It is also a newspaper (so-called) which has already printed dozens of snarky criticisms of Meghan since before her engagement, so I hardly think such criticism is new to the journalists employed there!
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:54 AM
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one year (£119K) or two months (£155K)
I see difference
You know full well not everything sheís worn during the year was counted. They all go for high end brands at the big events. So far Meghan has only attended events that require that are more formal. Thatíll change once she starts add on patronages. One would question why Kate continuously have to buy new given that sheís got a full closet of designer clothes by now.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:58 AM
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You know full well not everything she’s worn during the year was counted. They all go for high end brands at the big events. So far Meghan has only attended events that require that are more formal. That’ll change once she starts add on patronages. One would question why Kate continuously have to buy new given that she’s got a full closet of designer clothes by now.
Just so that I better understand your train of thought, is the problem:

> that Kate spent more that she ought to last year (in which case, her supposed spend would be even lower, as per DM figures); or

>is it that the DM figures are plain wrong for both Kate and Meghan?
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:03 AM
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I get that but she is a British royal she should support British fashion like Diana did and Kate does. She can wear French here and there but she can help the British fashion industry more and help new designers too. Diana put so many names onto the map like Catherine Walker, Victor Edelsten, ect...
She has done so. In fact, some of the less well known UK brands have benefitted greatly from her endorsement and have said so. But itís hardly something thatís typically done for royals at certain events right off the bat like Trooping or Ascot.

What people seemingly to forget when they talk about the Telegraph article on Her RAF 100 is that it was brought up that she has very limited options in major UK house at the moment given that all their go-to designers worked out. They even had to stretch it and brought up Roland Mouret as British. Burberry is a mess right now, and I personally am not a fan of Tisci anyways. And Stella McCartney isnít exactly up to the par for these events either. UK simply doesnít have that many major fashion houses in that regard. She has cleverly chosen to support a British woman, but people conveniently ignores that.

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Just so that I better understand your train of thought, is the problem:

> that Kate spent more that she ought to last year (in which case, her supposed spend would be even lower, as per DM figures); or

>is it that the DM figures are plain wrong for both Kate and MEghan?
Huh? My issue with the posterís comment was that it was completely skewed. If she wanted to make the comparison, then she ought to pick a number that is apples to apples. The number she used counted jewelry that Meghan already had prior to marriage while not including everything Kate wore during 2017.

And as a common sense point, Meghan doesnít have anything in her royal wardrobe compared to Kateís 7 years worth of stuff. I can understand Meghan need to build a closet, but should we see more repeats from Kate if we are going to whine about cost of clothing?
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:12 AM
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What people seemingly to forget when they talk about the Telegraph article on Her RAF 100 is that it was brought up that she has very limited options in major UK house at the moment given that all their go-to designers worked out. ........

UK simply doesnít have that many major fashion houses in that regard. She has cleverly chosen to support a British woman, but people conveniently ignores that.
I know I am repeating myself, but in one fail sweep, the entire British fashion industry is now written off for not being up to scratch for clothing that this newly minted Duchess needs for her engagements!

What engagements is she carrying out that other senior members (and more senior than her!) have not previously carried out wearing British fashion?

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And as a common sense point, Meghan doesnít have anything in her royal wardrobe compared to Kateís 7 years worth of stuff. I can understand Meghan need to build a closet, but should we see more repeats from Kate if we are going to whine about cost of clothing?
Please refer to post 1202 above.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:23 AM
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What I find the most frustrating about this situation is that it shows a regression. Before the wedding she wore a good mix of high street and expensive brands, British and Common wealth designers, she would wear local brands connected to the areas she visited.

Since the wedding we've mostly got mostly bespoke couture pieces that are from primarily French designers.She made sure to wear an Irish designer when she went on a regional tour to Northern Ireland but not a single piece by an Irish designer for her first official overseas tour to Ireland?

It's been really disappointing to see how much thought and consideration was put into her wardrobe before tossed aside and her fashion choice change so quickly and dramatically into a negative direction.
What saw her attend before the wedding is far less formal engagements, and weíve only seen her in more formal engagements since then. Different events, different clothing. If we want to discuss if the designers are appropriate for the events, we can do that. However, to make generalizations that are clearly unfair isnít going to move the conversation forward in a productive manner.

As for Irish fashion, they do different things to honor the country in different ways. I canít remember if Camilla wore Irish fashion when in Ireland, but I honestly canít name Irish designers off the topic of my head. She did do the Emerald Green when they landed and wore clover earrings.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:26 AM
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What saw her attend before the wedding is far less formal engagements, and weíve only seen her in more formal engagements since then. Different events, different clothing.
I hate to be repetitive, but are the events Meghan is attending so formal that she cannot source British clothes for them, despite the Queen, Camilla, Catherine and Sophie never seeming to have problem with the very same events?
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:27 AM
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I know I am repeating myself, but in one fail sweep, the entire British fashion industry is now written off for not being up to scratch for clothing that this newly minted Duchess needs for her engagements!

What engagements is she carrying out that other senior members (and more senior than her!) have not previously carried out wearing British fashion?
It’s interesting that you purpose ignore the part where I talked about the others have already picked their favorite go-tos. The women in that family tend not to overlap in designers at the same events. Kate has her Jenny Packham and McQueen. And Sophie has had EWs. She has worn some of these brands at events where she knows there won’t be another royal ladies there possibly showing up in their favorite.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:29 AM
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It’s interesting that you purpose ignore the part where I talked about the others have already picked their favorite go-tos.
And if she tried, I am sure so will Meghan.

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It’s interesting that you purpose ignore the part where I talked about the others have already picked their favorite go-tos. The women in that family tend not to overlap in designers at the same events. Kate has her Jenny Packham and McQueen. And Sophie has had EWs.
Not true. Perhaps not at the same event, but Sophie and Kate have both, at varying times, worn McQueen, Packam, EW, Stella, ...... the list goes on. No exclusivity at play here!
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:30 AM
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I hate to be repetitive, but are the events Meghan is attending so formal that she cannot source British clothes for them, despite the Queen, Camilla, Catherine and Sophie never seeming to have problem with the very same events?
For goodnessí sake, you do seem to conveniently ignore the fact that the women in that family donít seem to like overlapping in brands at the same event. And that did not start with Meghan.

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Not true. Sophie and Kate have both, at varying times, worn McQueen, Packam, EW, Stella, ...... the list goes no. No exclusivity at play here!
POint to the events where they both worn same designer.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:32 AM
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For goodnessí sake, you do seem to conveniently ignore the fact that the women in that family donít seem to like overlapping in brands at the same event. And that did not start with Meghan.
I did not realise there were only 2 fashion labels in this country
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:36 AM
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I did not realise there were only 2 fashion labels in this country
And I’ve talked about the others. The Telegraph article you posted even talked about the same issue. And I’ve already gone over some of the possibilities in that article. I’m not seeing any possible contenders (unless we want to go back to RM, but I’ve always considered him French and Meghan worn his design the very next day) for these types of event. Stella would be a good pick for slightly less serious events.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:43 AM
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For goodnessí sake, you do seem to conveniently ignore the fact that the women in that family donít seem to like overlapping in brands at the same event. And that did not start with Meghan.
Why would this be? it does not make sense....
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:46 AM
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Why would this be? it does not make sense....
Iíve not read anything officially as to why, but itís a pattern Iíve noticed when the fashion blogs ID royal clothing at big events. Iím assuming maybe there is an unspoken rule as a courtesy not to clash brands with another royal lady at the same event?
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And I’ve talked about the others. The Telegraph article you posted even talked about the same issue. And I’ve already gone over some of the possibilities in that article. I’m not seeing any possible contenders (unless we want to go back to RM, but I’ve always considered him French and Meghan worn his design the very next day).
Look at Suzannah, Temperley, Catherine Walker, Roksanda, Erdem, Mulberry, Stella. There must be many more, but I am not a fashion expert. Camilla, Catherine and Sophie for many years have worn clothes, often by different British designers, at the big royal events without "running out" of choices, or so it appeared to Joe Public.

All Meghan has to do is ask her stylist to source British brands, there will be plenty to pick from.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:00 AM
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Iíve not read anything officially as to why, but itís a pattern Iíve noticed when the fashion blogs ID royal clothing at big events. Iím assuming maybe there is an unspoken rule as a courtesy not to clash brands with another royal lady at the same event?
Frankly can't see the queen or Anne noticing... as its been reputed to have been sadi to Mrs Thatcher.. "The queen never notices what other ladies are wearing". I doubt if there is a rule of any kind.....

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Look at Suzannah, Temperley, Catherine Walker, Roksanda, Erdem, Mulberry, Stella. There must be many more, but I am not a fashion expert. Camilla, Catherine and Sophie for many years have worn clothes, often by different British designers, at the big royal events without "running out" of choices, or so it appeared to Joe Public.

All Meghan has to do is ask her stylist to source British brands, there will be plenty to pick from.
She problaby thinks French is better....
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:10 AM
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She problaby thinks French is better....
or American or Italian or.......
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:11 AM
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Look at Suzannah, Temperley, Catherine Walker, Roksanda, Erdem, Mulberry, Stella. There must be many more, but I am not a fashion expert. Camilla, Catherine and Sophie for many years have worn clothes, often by different British designers, at the big royal events without "running out" of choices, or so it appeared to Joe Public.

All Meghan has to do is ask her stylist to source British brands, there will be plenty to pick from.
Iíve not seen most of these brands worn to Trooping or Ascot. Letís just make a deal and strike Erdem from EVERYTHING going forward. There is a brand I hope none of them ever wears again going forward. Meghan has worn Stella before and likely will again (although Iím a little peeved at the selling replicas of her second wedding dress situation). Like I said, the brands she worn so far are on par with the other ladies that are in attendance at the same event. I just wouldnít put Suzannah, Temperley, Catherine Walker, Roksanda with McQueen or Givenchy. Iím not familiar with Mulberry clothing, Iíve always considered them to be more of an accessory brand, but I know Meghan personally has owned one of their signature bags, so perhaps weíll see something from them in the future. Although she seems quite content with Strathberry at the moment.

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Frankly can't see the queen or Anne noticing... as its been reputed to have been sadi to Mrs Thatcher.. "The queen never notices what other ladies are wearing". I doubt if there is a rule of any kind.....
As I said earlier, I donít recall hearing anything official. But itís something Iíve noticed. My own personal assumption is out of courtesy, but moreso to not step on any other personís toe potentially rather than anything else.
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