Monday, 18 September 2017

Kate Supports New Mental Health Campaign & It's Time to Look at Our Stylists' Choices for a Date with 007 (Part 1)

Amidst a flurry of engagements announcements for Prince William, Kensington Palace tweeted "The Duchess of Cambridge has shown her support for 'You're Never Too Young to Talk Mental Health' – the new campaign by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families". The campaign features a new animated film with an introduction by the Duchess.


During the introduction, Kate said she is proud to support the campaign: "Sometimes, it's just a simple conversation that can make things better."


The full text of the introduction.


Talking Mental Health is an animation designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and beyond. The animation and accompanying resources have been created by a team of animators, children, teachers and clinicians, and is being taught to year 5 and 6 children around the UK. You can view it in its entirety here.


On their website the Anna Freud centre shares more on the campaign: "Our child mental health experts have also developed a booklet: ‘Supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools’, a series of expert advice films which offer practical guidance about what teachers can do in the classroom to support mental health, and what to do if they are concerned about a child and a leaflet for parents and carers offering tips to talking mental health with children. All our resources will be free to access online through our Schools in Mind networks."


The message was recorded in January during Kate's visit to the centre's Early Years Parenting Unit to learn more about their work with families who have children under five years old. The Duchess wore a blue belted Eponine London coat for the day.


It's great to see the Anna Freud Centre launching this campaign with support from Kate. Of course, the centre is one of the eight charity partners of Heads Together. I understand William, Kate and Harry's mental health campaign is due to progress to its next phase in October. As previously mentioned several engagements have been announced for William until the end of the month including the premiere of Blue Planet 2, which I expect Kate was due to attend as it's the BBC's landmark Natural History series and will be attended by Sir David Attenborough. The Duchess is patron of the NHM. Kate remains very poorly, so one imagines it's a case of William stepping in.

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In some ways, it feels an age since we began our 'Styling Kate' series in early August. So much has happened within the Royal family, from Prince William beginning a new phase in his life as a full-time royal, Prince George beginning school and, of course, the major surprise announcement the Duchess is expecting. Elsewhere within the Royal family, Prince Harry is continuing to develop his role, with the hugely successful Invictus Games kicking off on Saturday. His personal life also appears to have fallen perfectly into place. Prince Philip officially retired; there's been quite the staff shake up followed by continued reports of infighting within the royal households. Yes, it's been a rather interesting month for royal watchers :) We've been thoroughly enjoying a look at your submissions for Royal Ascot, but it's now time to turn our attention to the glamorous evening ensembles you prepared for the Duchess to wear for the royal premiere of the latest James Bond movie Royal Flush at the Albert Hall. For a sparkling evening with 007, acclaimed actors and leading figures in the business, we wanted 'wow' factor looks - and you all certainly fulfilled that brief. Something about royal premieres and glitzy evening events fits in so wonderfully with the current change in seasons, when one sees the leaves changing colour and the cooler, darker evenings descending. Such events on the royal calendar are now indelibly linked with the build up to the close of the year. I'm thinking of the Diplomatic Reception, Royal Variety Performance, galas for charitable organisations... Without further delay, let's take a look at your choices!


Phyl - Phyl chose pieces from several of Kate's go-to brands and designers for her look, which she assembled on Polyvore. Below, we see the purple Roland Mouret Lely Stretch-Crepe Gown featuring the label's signature asymmetric neckline. The look is accessorised with the Jimmy Choo Anouk Glitter Pumps, Oscar de la Renta earrings and the L.K. Bennett Cecilia clutch. The look is completed with a nod to Bond - Santa Maria Novella Melograno perfume - used by Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale.


Silverdiver - The dark forest green Jenny Packham Long-Sleeve V-Neck Beaded Tulle Gown is teamed with Jimmy Choo Lance Sandals with crystals, the champagne Jimmy Choo Finley clutch, The Queen's Emerald Pendant Earrings and the Delhi Durbar Necklace.



FL Lady - FL Lady also chose Jenny Packham - opting for the designer's Half-Sleeve Embellished Gown in Black Abusson Blue. The gown featuring a jewel neckline is styled with the L.K. Bennett Agata Sandals in black, Kate's L.K. Bennett Frome clutch, Kate's Robinson Pelham wedding earrings and The Queen's South African Diamond Necklace and Bracelet.


Sofy - Sofy chose a sweeping green strapless embellished gown from Tony Ward's Fall 2016 Collection with a green jewelled Prada clutch, Queen Victoria's Emerald Fringe Earrings and The Godman Necklace.


Helen in Indiana - Helen shared her look via Polyvore, choosing the Michelle Mason One-shoulder cutout silk-charmeuse midi dress. It is described as "The antique-rose color of Michelle Mason's dress feels fresh and feminine, while the silk-charmeuse fabric beautifully skims the figure." It would be worn with red pumps, a Fendi Wallet, a Swarovski Crystal Brooch Necklace and matching earrings.



Anon 15 - Taken by the popularity of violet/purple hues on the blog, Anon 15 selected a purple one-shoulder Monique Lhuillier gown. It is accessorised with Saint Laurent Amber Metallic Leather Ankle-Strap Sandals, the Christian Louboutin So Kate clutch and antique amethyst drop earrings.


Rebecca - Sweden - Rebecca chose the Suzannah Sculpted Fifties Influence Floor Length Strapless Gown inspired by an archived couture gown. The gown would be worn with the Jimmy Choo Lance Sandals and Kate's Packham Casa clutch (the same one she carried to the Bond SPECTRE premiere). For jewellery, Rebecca went digging in the royal vaults choosing The Queen Mother's Sapphire and Diamond Fringe Earrings, The Queen's Sapphire and Diamond 18th Birthday Bracelet and Diana's Saudi Sapphire Necklace.


Kate - Kate shared her look via Polyvore featuring a vivid red draped gown by Emanuel Ungaro. "This Emanuel Ungaro Draped Gown is rendered in sexy, slinky viscose and features a one shoulder sash that highlights the décolletage and drapes over the shoulder into a muted, train-like flowing finish." It's styled with Kate's Jimmy Choo Vamp pumps, ruby and diamond bracelet and the earrings Kate wore to the 'Our Greatest Team Rises' gala in 2012.



Sonja from Bavaria - "I discovered this gorgeous brand called Talbot Runhof and they had this gown which was just... perfection! The pleats, the beading, everything is so 'Kate' yet a little departure from her usual style which I really like. The combination of these champagne/rosy hues with a bold autumnal bordeaux would just look so sophisticated and elegant - perfect for Kate!" Below we see the soft pink Talbot Runhof gown styled with the dusty rose Jimmy Choo Lucy pumps, a Ted Baker clutch and Portero 14k Rose Gold Mother of Pearl Diamond Large Dangle Earrings. Sonja would complete the look with crimson lipstick and nail polish.


April Girl - April Girl opted for a look one might describe as uncharted territory for the Duchess - a jumpsuit! The chic Adina Pink Off-The-Shoulder Jumpsuit from Reiss is styled with the light grey Reiss Broadway Suede Belt, Aspinal of London Eaton Clutch, Prada Scalloped Sandals, the Monica Vinader Nura Teardrop Long Cocktail Earrings and Queen Mary's Diamond Indian Bangle Bracelets.


Julia from Leominster - Husband and wife duo Julia and Leo worked together on their Bond premiere look. Below, we see the Catherine Walker Estella jade green georgette leaf evening dress with crystal hand embroidered borders. It's styled with seafoam green pointy toe Jimmy Choo pumps, a blue butterfly clutch from Etsy and The Queen's Opal earrings.


Melissa, UK - Melissa turned to Kate's favourite fashion house, Alexander McQueen, for her premiere look. The red Shoulder Drape Backless Gown is sleeveless with a pleated bodice. The dress is teamed with the Jimmy Choo Lang pumps and Trinket clutch. To finish the ensemble, it's Queen Victoria's Crown Ruby Earrings and the Queen's Wedding Gift Bracelet.


Molly Claire - Molly Claire opted for the shimmering Temperley London Wild Horse Gold Dress, adorned with sequins and scattered with hand-embroidered flowers. The ensemble also includes red patent Jimmy Choo Lance pumps, a velvet envelope clutch from Dries van Noten, the Queen's ruby and diamond earrings and Diana's gold charm bracelet.


Imqrious2 - Imqrious2 would love to see the Duchess wearing a one-shoulder emerald green gown with a belted waist, adorned with sequin details by Elie Saab. The Fall 2013 couture gown would be worn with statement emerald, sapphire and diamond earrings, Manolo Blahnik Racia Sandals and the very 'movie premiere appropriate' Judith Leiber Couture Camera Clutch Bag.


Hannah - Like Melissa, Hannah was taken with the the gorgeous Alexander McQueen Should Drape Backless Gown. Hannah accessorised the gown with Kate's much loved Jimmy Choo Vamp Sandals, the Panthiére de Cartier bracelet and Kate's emerald earrings.


Maria in Germany - Maria selected a sleeveless Zuhair Murad Satin Ballgown with Beaded Roses with a deep v neckline. The look is styled with Kate's black Prada pumps, the Jimmy Choo champagne glitter Fie clutch and Queen Victoria's Crown Ruby Earrings.


Marci in Utah - Like me, Marci loved the teal Jenny Packham gown with exquisite sheer lace detailing, Kate wore in 2012 for the 'Our Greatest Team Rises' gala. "I really want to see that teal Jenny Packham gown again too. It was far too pretty to be retired permanently, and its style needs another outing soon." For it's second outing, Marci would style it with Kate's Prada scalloped sandals and the The Queen's Brazilian Aquamarine Parure.


Sunny - Sunny chose the Monique Lhuillier Floral Contrast Gown with a vibrant floral satin skirt and beaded waistband. It's styled with the Jimmy Choo Cloud Pearl Satin Clutch Bag with crystal bead embroidery. The look is completed with the Robinson Pelham Evoke Tulip Earrings Set with Pearl Drops and Diamonds.


Joanne in CA - Joanne chose a glittering black gown with sheer lace sleeves and a slit paired with the Jessica Simpson Emilyn rhinstone encrusted sandals and the Lulu Townsend Faziah Box Clutch. The ensemble is accessorised with Diamond drop earrings.


Couch Potato - The Jovani Deep V-Neck Lace Mermaid Gown with mesh insert and cutout back. The gown is teamed with the Jimmy Choo Cloud clutch in steel metallic nappa leather and Talia Sandals. The look is completed with the dazzling Nizam of Hyderabad necklace.


Miol Mor - Miol Mor chose a sleek Ralph & Russo gown with a deep v neckline from the Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection, Kate's Oscar de la Renta Platinum Lamé Cabrina Pumps, Kate's Jenny Packham Casa clutch and The Queen's Andamooka Opal Necklace and earrings.


Nicole - Nicole chose the Oscar de la Renta Lace Detail Evening Dress with Jimmy Choo black stilettos, the sparkling Celeste small dégradé glittered satin clutch and the very on trend Oscar de la Renta Tasselled Clip-on earrings.


Caravino - Caravino selected the Valentino Floral-Print Keyhole Gown with a peter pan collar and sheer tulle sleeves. It's styled with the Gianvito Rossi Velvet Pointy Toe pumps and (with a little help from Sonja) the Queen's Chandelier earrings.


Siddhii - The Roland Mouret Hampstead Bloom One Shoulder Fil Coupé Gown, described as "Abstract pewter fil coupé lends Roland Mouret's black organza gown a subtle and modern slant. It's supremely crafted in the UK with an asymmetric one-shoulder neckline that brings the collarbones into focus, and falls into a fully flared skirt from a boned bodice.". Siddhii notes "And I would accessorize this dress with black heels and Diana's bracelet and necklace she wore for the London premiere of 'Gandhi' in December 1982."


Andrea from New York -  "A Carolina Herrera blue print off the shoulder gown from pre-fall 2017 collection, print reminiscent of Markus Lupfer dress Kate wore in Berlin" The gown is teamed with the Miu Miu Jeweled Satin Slingback Pumps, a Judith Leiber Faceted Box clutch and Kiki McDonough blue topaz pearl and oval drop earrings.


Courtney from NC - "I keep going back and forth between a couple gowns so I am going to do my look before I change my mind again. My husband thinks it is hilarious how much thought I put into this." Courtney chose the lilac Monique Lhuillier Draped Tulle Ball Gown with Ruffle Skirt with the Dasha Clutch, Alexandre Birman Clarita Satin Sandals and Graff Infinity Jewels.


Looking forward to preparing the remaining looks later this week :)

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Styling Kate: Your Royal Ascot Choices (Part 3) & Latest Cambridges News!

We have a fashion feast for you tonight with your remaining Ascot looks, but before we get to that, we have a couple of quick updates to share on the Cambridges. Firstly, as you have probably heard, there was an incident at George's school, Thomas's Battersea after a 40-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of trying to break into the school. The woman has now been released on bail. Details surrounding the case and her exact motives haven't been definitively released. Scotland Yard said: "We are working with the school, which is attended by His Royal Highness Prince George, to review its security arrangements after the incident. Police are part of the protective security arrangements for the Prince and we will continue to work closely with the school, which is responsible for building security on its site." It's obviously a very concerning breach of security; the world has changed so much since Prince William started at Wetherby and it's an entirely different situation now. London has suffered terribly at the hands of terror this year. Hopefully protection has been tightened up considerably to ensure the absolute safety of George and all the other pupils and staff at Thomas's.

Prince William undertook a day of engagements in Liverpool today. Of course, talk immediately turned to the Duchess and he said she's "very well thanks" to a well-wisher. There was a very sweet moment when a young boy named Archie gave William an avacado: "Catherine will love this, thanks."


William was asked how George is adjusting to school. More from People:

“It’s been an interesting week,” William told patients during a visit to the Aintree University Hospital on Thursday in Liverpool. Speaking of George’s first day of school on Sept. 7 at Thomas’s Battersea,William said, “most of the parents were in floods of tears. The kids were all fine.”
William said George has been adjusting to student life quite well — so far. “We are all seeing how long that lasts before he doesn’t want to go!” he told hospital patients. “George has been really easy. He hasn’t said, ‘Have I got to do this for the rest of my life?’  

William very much enjoyed chatting with 87-year-old Teresa who congratulated William on his young children. William replied: "George rules the roost but Charlotte isn't far behind."


Another memorable moment came when William met cancer patient Pagan Tordengrave who called him 'Prince of Hearts'.


The brief videos offer a window into how important and meaningful a royal visit can be. It was just wonderful to see so many smiling faces greeting William in Liverpool today. He was completely engaging and, much like his mother, he's very natural with people who are unwell. I've been enormously impressed with the work he's been doing this month, his first period of full-time duties, and very much look forward to seeing what the remainder of the year holds.


You can read more about William's day in Liverpool here.

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Next to our primary topic, we had such an incredible response to our Styling Kate post this year, with a fantastic selection of possibilities suggested for the Duchess to wear to Ascot. In case you missed it, Part 1 of the looks can be viewed here and Part 2 here. A huge thank you to all who submitted looks, you truly outdid yourselves!


Smiley - First up, we're taking a look at Smiley's picks for Royal Ascot. Smiley chose a Marc Jacobs midi dress and noted: "I would have minor alterations done - place a piece of nude fabric under the sheer eylet part so that the dress is modest enough for Ascot." The dress is styled with a nude straw disc hat with toned roses and quills by Rachel Trevor Morgan, Kate's black suede Gianvito Rossi pumps, the John Lewis Rainbow Club Celina Clutch Bag and new Kiki Amethyst and Diamond Oval earrings.


Mary from CR - We have a white midi dress adorned with black floral detail from Carolina Herrera's Resort 2018 Collection teamed with the black suede leaf detail ankle tie sandals from Manolo Blahnik. Mary would like to see Kate in a more "extravagant hat" such as the Jane Taylor style shown below.


Rasa - Rasa raided Kate's wardrobe for her look featuring the floral-print chiffon Erdem dress with a pleated skirt the Duchess wore for a reception in Singapore during the 2012 tour. The dress is teamed with the grey clutch Kate carried in Singapore, the grey hat Kate wore for Order of the Garter in 2011 and Kate's blue topaz Kiki McDonough Lola hoop earrings.


Inez from Sweden - "I'm gonna go away a little bit from her usual Ascot White style and away from the lace as well." Inez would love to see Kate wear the marigold Emilia Wickstead Miranda Stretch Wool-Crepe Dress with Kate's cream Jane Corbett hat, her Anita Dongre pearl earrings, L.K. Bennett Natalie Clutch and Kate's Gianvito Rossi Praline pumps.


Gabi K - Gabi assembled her Ascot look featuring a black sophisticated Givenchy dress styled with a floral Rachel Trevor Morgan hat, Kate's Mulberry clutch, Gianvito Rossi and the Queen's pearl earrings.


Katelyn from the South - Katelyn selected the striking bright blue Ted Baker Mesh Detail Bodycon Dress with Kate's hat from Ascot the Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies 120 printed python pumps, the Floraison Beaded Frame Clutch and the Larkspur & Hawk Sadie rose gold-dipped quartz earrings.


Duchess fan from Downunder - Duchess fan chose the Dolce & Gabbana Knee-Length crepe dress in sky blue with red and green floral detail. The whimsical frock is styled with a red bespoke version of the Jane Taylor Perotti hat, Kate's red Miu Miu clutch and Gianvito Rossi pumps.

Erika and Catherine - We have a joint styling effort from our mother-daughter duo Erika and Catherine next. "Although I think the DoC should wear British for this event, this D&G with its 3D flowers caught our eye and we had to style it up for Kate." The apple blossom Dolce dress is from the 2014 Collection. It is styled with the Philip Treacy Statement Side Slice Hat with Silk Flower and Buntal Bow, light green pumps, Kate's pink Prada clutch and Diana's triple strand pearl bracelet and Collingwood Pearl and Diamond earrings.


K - Sophia - We have the Tadashi Shoki Cap-Sleeve Boat-Neck Lace Embroidered Cocktail Dress teamed with the Jane Taylor Grandiflora hat, Gianivto Rossi Pointed-Toe Suede Pumps, the L.K. Bennett Dora Clutch, the Queen's Pearl and Diamond Button earrings and Diana's triple strand pearl choker and Diana's triple strand pearl bracelet.


Laura Claire - "For Ascot let's get some new Dolce in a springy floral with non-nude pumps!". Laura Claire selected the Dolce & Gabbana Hydrangea-print fluted-hem cady dress, the Jimmy Choo Romy Pumps, the Jane Taylor Florence hat, the dazzling Dolce Box crystal-embellished textured leather-trimmed acrylic clutch and Kate's Annoushka pearls.


MAM in US - MAM chose the GOAT Diamond Geo Lace Dress. The midi dress is described as "a contemporary geometric pattern lace dress". It is teamed with a hat from the Edwina Ibbotson classics collection (custom made to match the colour of the dress). Kate's Prada plum sandals and the Queen's Bahrain Pearl Drop earrings complete the look.



German Girl - German Girl would love to see Kate wear the Jolie Moi 50s Style Lace Dress with a sweetheart neckline in grey for Ascot. The dress is teamed with a Rachel Trevor Morgan hat with natural mesh straw disc with delicate flowers, the Carvela Gravel Clutch and the Emmy Elizabeth shoes.


mAndrew27 - From a designer Kate loves, it's the ROKSANDA Pink Lavete Bow-embellished Crepe Dress with bell sleeves styled with the bespoke pink Jane Taylor hat Kate wore to Pippa's wedding, Kate's Kiki Morganite earrings and L.K. Bennett Agata Sandals.


Meredith, Boston - Meredith also chose a pretty pink Roksanda dress -the Turlin Stretch-Crepe Midi Dress with a softly flared skirt and sculptural bell cuffs. The dress would be worn with Kate's pink Philip Treacy hat, Rupert Sanderson Calice pumps, Kate's Kiki Morganite earrings and Mulberry Bayswater clutch.


Rachel Jacobs - The Giambattista Valli Floral Printed embellished silk-georgette midi dress would be worn with Kate's Prada scalloped heels, the Jane Taylor Steen hat, which is described as a "sinamay tilt disc hat with angular twisted diamond and buntal detail". The look is completed with the Bottega Veneta Knot Satin Elongated Minaudiere Clutch and the Queen's Silver Diamond and Pearl Earrings.


Patricia I - Patricia opted for the teal Lela Rose Ottoman Knit Dress with Lace Hem with a crew bodice and half sleeves. The garment is styled with a white floral Philip Treacy hat with veil detail, a Ferragamo Clutch, the Manolo Blahnik Umice Pointy Toe pumps and Kate's Annoushka pearls.


Mr D, United Kingdom - Like many of us, Mr D, thinks Kate looks brilliant in red. With that in mind, he selected the Roland Mouret Ardingly Crepe Peplum Dress. The dress is "artfully draped at the peplum waist and finished with a boat neckline". It would be worn with a red Philip Treacy hat, Gianvito Rossi Tuxedo Satin-Trimmed Velvet pumps, Kate's diamond and ruby earrings and Jenny Packham Casa clutch.


Heather from California - Heather chose a powder blue Dolce & Gabbana Midi Dress with an angular neckline and flattering fitted waist. The piece is teamed with the Jane Taylor Green Pearl Hat with hand painted straw wings, the Christian Louboutin Maripopump Butterfly Shoes and Kate's blue topaz and diamond Kiki McDonough earrings.


Sonne - "I wanted a more ... adventurous look for Ascot, at least regarding colour. I kept some of her old accessories to make it more of a 'Kate' look." Below, we see the coral Roisin Pleat Detail Midi Dress with ruched detail, the Jane Taylor Virgularia hand draped brim hat with hand painted detail, Kate's Jimmy Choo Gilbert Pumps, Natalie clutch and cross pendant.


Julie from STL - For Royal Ascot, Julie selected the Dolce & Gabbana Hydeangea Print Stretch Silk Dress: "A lush garden of blossoming hydrangeas adds pops of periwinkle and lavender to this deftly tailored stretch-silk shift designed to flatter the feminine figure." The dress would be worn with a white floral Philip Treacy hat.


Francis - Francis suggested the Floryday Lace Solid Long Sleeve Mid-Calf Vintage Dress styled with the Lock & Co. Elana hat. Francis added: "With white lace trimming from the floral part of the dress’ fabric (Lock & Co. being the excellent hatters they are, they will surely try to also include the geometrical part of the fabric with the hat still looking neat and clean). Carrying one of her neutral bags, the one best matching (the colour/style of) the hat. Wearing a pair of her neutral shoes, the one best matching (the colour/style of) hat & bag, hopefully also the most comfortable one (or the other way round as the hat can be dyed to match the customer's outfit)." The look would be completed with the Queen's Bahrain pearl drop earrings.


Rachel - Rachel would love to see Kate's Temperley London Desdemona dress brought back for Ascot (in fact, Rachel is the third reader to suggest the piece). It's teamed with a statement Philip Treacy hat, Kate's lavender Kiki earrings, L.K. Bennett Nina Clutch and Gianvito Rossi 105 praline pumps.


Hope USA - The fuchsia Lela Rose Floral Fil Coupé Fit & Flare Dress with a Philip Treacy hat dyed to match the colour of the dress. Hope noted: "As shocked as I am to say a nude shoe, I'd pair the dress with her Stuart Weitzman Nearly Nude Ankle Strap Sandals mostly because they won't sink on the lawn. I'd style this dress with pearls -- single strand, drop earrings, and the bracelet she has recently been wearing."


Christine from NJ - Christine chose the Beulah London Navy Chiffon Gardenia Dress with long billowing sleeves and a midi skirt. Christine described her choice of Jane Corbett hat as "a pop of color in this color block hat a la Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice (a little more daring than Kate is I think but I can only hope!)". The ensemble is completed with Kate's navy Rupert Sanderson pumps, Natalie Clutch and Kate's Mappin & Webb jewellery.


Julie B - Julie B chose Burberry's sky blue Guipure Lace Midi Dress styled with the Jane Taylor Heliconia hat with crin and quills (dyed to exactly match the dress), the Queen's Bahrain Pearl earrings, Kate's nude L.K. Bennett clutch and Gianvito Rossi pumps.


Elle - Elle chose a pink Roksanda dress (another favourite with readers for their Ascot choices) and a John Boyd hat. "It’s a pastel-pink stretch-crepe and I believe it’ll work perfectly for climbing in and out of the carriage and yet also has an artistic flair – note the stitching and the darker color inside the sleeves. A modern hat – Audrey Hepburn style. While I think her lock & Co. hat would be lovely I chose the John Boyd Black Silk hat – as a wide brim would be fitting for Royal Ascot." To complete the look, Kate's Gianvito Rossi Ankle Strap heels, pink Prada clutch, the Cambridge Pearl Pendant Brooch, Diana's Collingwood Pearl earrings and triple strand pearl bracelet.


Emily from Illinois - Emily chose the Beulah London A Line Gardenia dress in soft pink. The dress would be worn with Kate's Philip Treacy hat from Trooping the Colour 2016, her Praline pumps, Kiki Grace earrings and L.K. Bennett Nina Clutch.


Floridagirl - "I would like to see the Duchess of Cambridge in a dress like this, but of course altering it to fit the protocol of the Royal Ascot dress code. It is a little to short for my taste, but having it below the knee would be just fitting for the occasion." The Dolce dress is styled with Kate's Jane Taylor Una hat from Ascot 2016, Gianvito Rossi pumps and Kiki Aurora Lemon Quartz and Diamond Drop earrings.


Jen - Jen shared her look via Photobucket featuring the following pieces: "A Ruffled Floral-Printed Gucci Dress, Kate's Nina Block Heel sandals, her Kiki McDonough drop earrings, the Dillon Wallwork Kentucky Derby hat and John Lewis Abigail Envelope clutch."


Franziska - Franziska emailed her Ascot look - choosing the Jane Taylor Etlingera hat, the rich purple Marc Jacobs Crepe de Chine Midi Skirt, Somerset by Alice Temperley Wrap Neck Blouse, Kiki lavender earrings, Praline pumps and Kate's L.K. Bennett Nina Clutch.


If you submitted a look for Ascot and it has not been included please let me know and I will add it immediately. We'll be assembling your Bond premiere suggestions next! :)

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