The Definitive Ranking of Kate Middleton’s Coats

Best Coats Worn by Kate Middleton

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Few things in this world give me hope more than the Duchess of Cambridge‘s coats, save for babies, good deeds, puppies and the kindness of strangers.  

Back to the coats.

I first got a whiff of her penchant for an impeccably tailored bit of magic in June 2011, when Catherine visited Victoria Barracks wearing a navy Alexander McQueen coat.  It fit her lithe body like a glove and commanded attention despite its subtle design.

Things just escalated from there, to the point where I would clap if she wore my favorite coat more than once (@WhatKateWore and @JanetNorCal pick up what I’m throwing down, re: #1)

Ranking my favorite coats was a challenge, and it’s difficult not to go back and rearrange my decisions.  There are those that didn’t make the cut, which will spark a lively debate on whether or not I am fit to speak about such things.  

Never mind all that.  Let’s fight over coats. Continue reading

Kate Middleton Charity Engagements

Kate Middleton’s Magic Touch Reaches New Levels

Kate Middleton Charity Engagements

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Thursday and Friday saw the Duchess of Cambridge attend back-to-back engagements, one of behalf of her charity, The Art Room and the other a “fact-finding” visit to The Fostering Network in the North London borough of Islington.

“She was overwhelmed by what she saw and heard,” the network’s president, Jim Bond, said.  “She was very moved and impressed with it all.”

Wearing a chocolate animal print silk dress from Hobbs (sold out, BTW) with a Mulberry Bayswater clutch and Stuart Weitzman’s “Power” heels (available currently in black patent), and – according to What Kate Wore – Mirabelle’s “Lolita” gold-plated drop earrings, Catherine spoke with foster parents and listened to their stories.  Continue reading