Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Duchess of Cambridge Does Canada

While I am in agreeance with much of the fashion community that Catherine Middleton is no fashion fore-runner, I do think she possesses a certain classic chic-ness which is the ideal personal style for a future queen. It's hard to go anywhere but downhill from a custom Alexander McQueen wedding gown, any fashionistas dream come true, but Kate did have a few standout ensembles for her first official tour to Canada.

I'm sure you all know that I am a sucker for a fascinator, so here we have Kate on Canada Day in Ottawa, wearing one decorated with maple leaves. Who knew maple leaves could be so chic? Her dress is from Reiss, (and apparently she's been seen wearing it before!) which is a high street (non-designer) store in London, and her shoes are LK Bennett, also from the high street. How thrifty!

With the pennies she saved on the previous outfit, it looks like Kate went all out with a nautical McQueen dress and Prada shoes!

Deplaning for her first steps in North America, wearing Canadian designer Erdem, and more LK Bennett shoes. It's nice to see her in a print, as she generally sticks to solids.

Here we have the most boring outfit worn by Kate so far in Canada. Yawn.

For some evening festivities on Canada Day, Kate chose one of her longtime favorites, Issa. While Issa dresses are always flattering on the Duchess, this bright purple one is a bit more of a standout than some of her past choices. I also like that she changed up her hair. Speaking of changing up your hair, William's hair seems to be changing as well. It's going from being there to being gone, and he really needs to just embrace the baldness. Or get plugs. Anything other than a bald spot or comb-over. Not cute. I'm going to the Calgary Stampede Parade tomorrow and I will let you know how she looks!!! And how the bald spot looks.

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