To celebrate our third birthday, we are featuring five encore My Royal Closets! We previously met Sophie in March 2015, and now she’s back to celebrate our birthday with five more fabulous royally-inspired pieces!
Meet Sophie: When Christine asked me to be part of WWKD My Royal Closet Birthday, I felt really honored to feature for the second time on WWKD,which I absolutely adore, my Royal purchases. I previously explained why I felt so in love with (actually…I’m addicted!) the Cambridges at the time of their engagement. I found Kate so charming and classy in her Issa sapphire dress. Well, she was simply stunning… From that moment on, I started to follow the young royal couple but it was still from a distance. Of course, I watched the entire wedding (even converting my students to the royals by having them watch bits of the royal wedding live) but this is really when they got on their first Royal Tour to both Canada and the USA that I started focusing on Kate’s sartorial choices…and my fate was sealed! I’m even building a new house to be able to keep my expanding royal closet. Just kidding… Well, almost…
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The DVF Maja dress in “Lawn”
This is my first ever “Kate purchase”. When I saw the Duchess wearing it at a garden party in LA, I completely fell for it – the cut, the bright colour – and I loved how the DOC accessorized it with her Temple of Heaven earrings and the DVF Lytton Leopard clutch. Of course as I live in Europe, it was really difficult to get one in that particular colour as it was part of their sold out Spring collection and when they decided to reissue it I was able to get one.
The Orla Kiely ” Birdie ” wool dresscoat
When William was away in the Falklands, Kate visited a school in Oxford as part of her patronage for the Art Room in that dress and I really liked this retro jacquard style with its dove pattern and its big buttons. I tracked it down in France, Germany and Switzerland by calling or mailing every single shop selling Orla Kiely products. I eventually found one, not in the Walnut colour Kate adorned but in Turquoise which is lovely with dark opaque khaki tights and beige suede ankle boots. Although I treasure it, I admit I have only worn it once. The pictures don’t really do the colours any favours – sorry!
LIBELLULA Rebecca Petal Shirt dress
When the Duchess stepped at a polo match wearing the Mermaid blue version of the dress in a petal print and debuting her iconic SW Minx espadrille, it wasn’t a planned event. Consequentely, I only happened to hear about it later on. So, the dress was unfortunately long sold out online as it was part of Libellula sale items…However, I didn’t surrender… Again, I mailed every single shop in the UK and Ireland to find one. But only negative answers came through. Libellula had a navy version of it but unfortunately although it was at full price, someone bought my size. But… Returned it! And here you are…the rest is history! Again the pictures and the light don’t do the dress any justice. I like it a lot but it is a delicate silk fabric so I’m afraid to wear it more often.
Stella McCartney “Ridley” dress
Obviously, Kate favours blue in her wardrobe and…so do I. I found this dress well discounted on the Outnet a year or so ago (I keep praying for the Tory Burch Paulina dress to come out like the Ridley one 🙂 !) It is very flattering on. I wore it with LKB black Maddox wedges.
TEMPERLEY “Templeton” skirt
Again it was a lucky number which I found on EBay. I’ll wear it in the winter with a black cashmere sweater and beige suede ankle boots. The laser cut intricate fabric is lovely.
I really liked this dress on the Duchess. It really marked, after Baby George’s birth, her return to a more glamourous style at that glittering Sportsball event. And her glowing mane…Wow…she was definitely a gorgeous new mom that evening!
And at last…another Temperley piece which I’m fond of and was difficult to find…
The Lotus Leopard print scarf
A beautiful blend of modal and cashmere Italian piece which Kate wore at Sydney airport on her way back from Tuvalu. I waited a long time to purchase it as it was really expensive.
It was eventually discounted later on and I was really lucky to get one directly from Temperley London warehouse. It is so colourful that it lightens up your face.