As part of our mission this Friday to bring you news exclusively about people called Kate, Grazia Daily can confirm: Kate Middleton is REALLY good at this. The stylish Duchess of Cambridge emerged last night in Ottawa, Canada looking immaculate in a navy and white lace shift dress by Erdem.
The design is an adapted creation from the designer's Resort 2012 collection, which Mr Moralıoğlu described as being 'my brunette collection' inspired by 'the late actress Romy Schneider and her appearances in Luchino Visconti’s films' when he debuted the collection in June. The collection as a whole had a darkly 1950s vibe, though that's hardly a desciption that could be leveled at Kate's beaming face, and Middy kept her outfit light by accessorising with her favourite combo of the nude LK Bennett pumps which we've seen her wear numerous times before (still immaculate: how?) as well as a matching envelope clutch bag - the same accessories duo she paired with her white Temperley dress last week at Wimbledon. Kate was also spotted with a navy and white polka dot Cath Kidston holdall, and are those her Kiki McDonough earrings again?
Now, Royals have a peculiar habit of acknowledging the nations they visit though their dress - for the Queen, it's usually delightfully literal; a maple leaf brooch on a red suit and maple leaves embroidered on her evening dress for Canada, Green for her historic visit to Ireland, and so on and so forth - but once again, Kate is being super savvy in wearing Erdem to Canada because, of course, Erdem Moralıoğlu is half British and half Turkish, and grew up in Canada and the UK. See what we mean about Kate being good at this? Exactly.
Later in the day, Kate utilised another of her wardrobe favourites as she and William attended the Govenor's residence for a barbecue with 120 Canadian youngsters. This time it was the Issa bird print dress she wore the night before her wedding to Prince William (and which she was first spotted in in 2006), which she matched again with the LK Bennett wedge slingbacks she wore in April. Love this.
What next? Well, it's Canada Day today, so we're predicting something red...
- Alex Butt