Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Duchess Kate does Topshop .......

Hi Lovelies,

Our gorgeous Duchess of Cambridge is taking pregnancy completely in her stride and ensured today that a Topshop dress sold out within an hour of her being photographed in it!

Kate was visiting a child bereavement centre this morning and for the occasion she wore a £46 Contrast Collar Shift Dress from Topshop with a cream "Redgrave" coat by Goat over the top. She teamed it with a black clutch and shoes, matching gloves and black opaque tights.

aww, the royal bump is in clear display on a side view picture :)

and within an hour ....... !!!

I think she looked beautiful in this outfit. And I love how she really does not seem
to care so much about labels - if she likes, it she wears it!

In very different circumstances at the same time ..........

A lot of 10 dresses worn by Diana Princess of Wales also went under the hammer today.
The total raised was £862,800.

The most expensive was the dress she wore when she danced with John Travolta at the White House.

It went to an anonymous bidder who stated he had purchased it to cheer up his wife!
It cost him £240,000!!!

The second highest prices were achieved for two Catherine Walker Gowns.

A black beaded dress she was shot by Mario Testino in for the cover of Vanity Fair
achieved £108,000. It was the only dress on sale that was worn by Diana AFTER her divorce from Charles.

A crushed velvet burgandy Walker dress also raised £108,000. It was purchased by an American Museum and was worn in 1992 on a State Visit to Korea.

Another Catherine Walker gown - an embroidered pale pink silk dress that Diana wore for a State Visit to India in 1992 sold for £66,000.

This Bruce Oldfield black velvet dress that she wore in 1985 sold
for £50,400 and was purchased by the British Museum.

The British Museum also managed to buy this beautiful Katherine Walker Gown.
So two of Diana's dresses will be staying in London.
This one sold for £78,000.

This beautiful sequinned sea green gown was worn on a State Visit to Austria in 1989.
It is returning to Austria, as it was sold to an Austrian Bidder for £90,000.

The very different approaches from both women was highlighted today - both very beautiful Royal Ladies - but with a very different sense of style.

Thanks for reading x

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