Kate Middleton’s joining of the royal family brought with it a significant increase in donations to the charity of Prince William and Prince Harry. The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has now trademarked a wide range of its goods and services. There were rumours that this would involve a Kate Middleton- inspired clothing line, however, they have now been dispelled.
Luxe Models has always been a fan of Kate Middleton’s wardrobe, and it would seem that we’re not the only ones. Kate has now topped a poll for the most desirable wardrobe in the UK! What a title to have earned. In winning this title Kate Middleton beat many high profile women such as Cheryl Cole, Taylor Swift and Rihanna; you’re playing with the big girls, now, Kate!
Of course Kate’s wardrobe oozes class. The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her ability to make an item of clothing sell out in seconds.
In other news, Kate has been dressing her baby bump in some divine outfits, which is make us, here at Luxe Models, London, come over all broody! Recently, in Scotland, Kate Middleton was photographed wearing a red Versace coat, Strathearn Tartan silk scarf and black Cornelia James gloves.
So, Kate Middleton continues to wow us, here at Luxe Models, with her royal style. We can’t wait to see how she continues to dress her baby bump as it grows.
A deserving winner of the Panasonic’s Lumix XS1 camera poll, we are pleased that the country can watch on as Kate continues to step out in utmost style and utmost grace.
A Kate Middleton fashion update brought to you by Luxe Models UK.
Catherine’s Royal Wedding dress was inspired by the dress worn by Grace Kelly for her wedding to Prince Ranier in 1956.
The ivory white satin silk gown was created by Sarah Burton, Head Designer at the House of Alexander McQueen. Burton signed a confidentiality agreement and was not permitted to speak about the commission. The dress remained a secret until the moment Catherine stepped out of the wedding car with her father.
The structure of the dress, which is a mix of Victorian detailing and contemporary styling, is designed around a traditional corset, with nipped in waist, padded hips, and 58 organza covered buttons.
The delicate bodice is fashioned from a mix of English lace and French Chantilly lace. Hand embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework, the lace applique includes flowers to represent each area of the British Isles – roses for England, thistles for Scotland, daffodils for Wales and shamrocks for Ireland.
The veil is made from layers of ivory silk tulle and finished with hand sewn flowers and, the modest yet beautifully embroidered train measures just over 8ft. Princess Diana’s train, in comparison, was 25ft long.
Catherine wore her hair partly down and partly up, held in place by a tiara lent to her by the Queen. The ‘halo’ tiara was designed by Cartier in 1936 and was originally a gift to Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, from her husband – later King George VI.
The diamond earrings were a gift to Catherine by her parents on her wedding day and featured oak leaves and acorns, to match the Middleton’s new coat of arms.
The myrtle flowers in Catherine’s bouquet, cut from a sprig planted in 1845 by Queen Victoria, symbolised love.