EACH Gala Dinner: Duchess of Cambridge Glitters In Pink Jenny Packham

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Oh my sparkles, am I delighted that Her Royal Highness chose to re-wear that gorgeous, show-stopping Jenny Packham gown we first saw five years ago at the ARK gala.

The setting sun in King’s Lynn, England provided perfect lighting for Catherine’s entire look, which consisted of a chic AF up do, the Queen’s chandelier earrings and those darling L.K. Bennett bow heels.

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Tonight’s engagement was the must-anticipated gala dinner supporting East Anglia Children’s Hospice nook at Houghton Hall, owned by the Cambridge’s friends, the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley.

Even better, it’s a mere 3.5 miles from the Cambridge’s country home/”primary” residence Anmer HallContinue reading

Two Days of Kate Middleton: Gowns, Up Dos and The Throwing of a Wellie

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How spoiled are we to have enjoyed 48 hours of the Duchess of Cambridge, supplemented with moments of splendor, courtesy of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Yesterday, the royal trio met with children from the charities they support at an event hosted by BAFTA and Aardman, and Things. Got. Silly.

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Wearing Tabitha Webb’s “Meg-Space” silk dress, Catherine helped youths celebrate the premiere of Shaun The Sheep: The Farmer’s Llama.  She, Harry and William partook in a “Welly Wanging” contest, in which each participant was challenged to knock the head off a (fake) farmer’s body with a small rain boot.  William nailed it on the first go, while Catherine and Harry should consider signing up for target practice.  Continue reading

Kate Middleton’s Best Looks: Jenny Packham [PHOTOS]

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Putting the spotlight on one of Catherine’s favorite designers, Jenny Packham.

It was just over a month after their wedding when the newly titled Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the ARK 10th anniversary gala.

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Walking up the steps next to her husband, Catherine was a vision in Packham, a British designer who – up until that point – enjoy moderate success with her ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

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Fans recognized the piece immediately, since it was first worn by Leighton Meester on the sixth season of Gossip Girl.  Catherine paired the F/W 2011 gown with pale pink bow heels from LK Bennett, and displayed a blowout that would make angels weep.

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Next stop: Calgary Airport, July 7th, 2011. Buttercup yellow baby doll dress that suffered a bit of an upskirt, but THOSE LEGS.

 

An appearance at the Santa Barbara Racquet and Polo Club on July 9th, 2011 called for a painted dress with LK Bennett sandals. Continue reading

Pippa Middleton’s Blue Jenny Packham Gown: Yay or Nay?

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On Saturday night, Pippa Middleton attended the annual Boodles Boxing Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, raising funds for the Gordon Ramsay Foundation in association with Cancer Research UK.  The ball raises funds for a different charity each time, drawing in the great and the good from London society to cheer on amateur boxers.

Middleton and her older sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, have appeared at the biennial charity event on and off since 2006, when Catherine made her first appearance in a clingy blue BCBG gownContinue reading