Kate Middleton secretly wore this Ghost dress on tour

Kate Middleton secretly wore this Ghost dress on tour


We saw a lot of Kate Middleton dressing like Princess Diana on her Pakistan tour last week, however it seems like we didn’t see all of her beautiful outfits, since an unseen picture of her on the trip just emerged on a fashion blog.

The picture shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge mingling at a reception held at the British High Commission. For the occasion, Kate wore a pale blue maxi wrap dress adorned with delicate floral motif.

Eagle-eyed fans managed to identify the brand as none other than British high-street favourite Ghost. The Avery wrap floral dress cost just £195, but has sadly sold out everywhere online from John Lewis to ASOS.

Shop now: ADORLEE DRESS for £175 from GHOST

However Ghost has plenty of similar styles on the site, including the Adorlee dress which you could totally layer over a cashmere roll-neck and team with white boots for now, swapping over for some wedges like Kate come summer.

Since returning from Pakistan, the Duchess has kept busy, editing her first ever Instagram post just this week, highlighting her visit to an SOS village in Lahore.

She wrote, ‘The community at the SOS village is built around family – and the best possible family you could imagine – where everyone comes together to nurture, love and protect the children in their care. These vulnerable children, many of who have come through traumatic circumstances, are nurtured in this caring environment and are able to form these quality relationships that they so desperately need to thrive. – Catherine’

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The chic wellies everyone is wearing at the moment (and they're high street)

The chic wellies everyone is wearing at the moment (and they're high street)


Autumn is definitely upon us, and the rain has not stopped for two solid weeks, in case you were in any doubt about it.

And when you’re navigating puddles up and down the street, heels, and even trainers just won’t cut it. Only one thing for it: wellies. Sure, not necessarily the most stylish, but highly dependable.

That was until ARKET brought out the sell-out wellies of the season. The rugged-sold boots are an elevated version of the British staple, with a leather outer shell, though the sole is still rubber, making them great for the rough weather.

Shop now: Rugged-Sole Leather Boots for £150 from ARKET

They come in two chic colours: olive green and black, and have been so popular influencers have been styling them every day, rain or no rain, confirming they can look great with anything from jeans and a thick knit to floral dresses and suits.

Sadly. they’ve been consistently been selling out, however there is still hope, according to ARKET’s Instagram page at least.

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The brand replied to disappointed shoppers, saying, ‘we are expecting a restock in the near future, keep an eye out on our feed for updates.’

So if you can’t get your hands on them in store, then sit tight as your luck might change soon. It’s not like the rain is going anywhere…

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Princess Beatrice is likely to wear this tiara on her wedding day

Princess Beatrice is likely to wear this tiara on her wedding day


Princess Beatrice is set to walk down the aisle next year, and has reportedly planned to shun most royal wedding traditions. However, one thing she probably won’t compromise on is the wedding tiara, even though technically, like Princess Eugenie before her, she’s not allowed to wear one.

That’s because according to protocol, only married women are allowed to wear them, and they are reserved for the evenings only, but of course for such an important occasion, exceptions are made.

When Princess Eugenie got married last year, she surprised everyone by wearing the Greville tiara. The honeycomb diamond and emerald tiara was of a favourite’s of the Queen Mother. It was created by famous French jewellers Boucheron, and belonged to heiress Margaret Greville, who left it to the Queen upon her death.

It was surprising that Eugenie chose it as it was thought she’d want to honour her mother Sarah Ferguson by wearing the same tiara she wore on her wedding day.

Whilst Fergie entered the church wearing a floral crown, she left it wearing a gorgeous tiara, which she had hidden underneath it.

Named the York tiara, the diamond headpiece has a centre stone of five carats surrounded by floral scrollwork, and it was specially commissioned by the Queen as a wedding present.

That in itself was unusual, as brides tend to borrow from the royal collection – both Meghan and Kate did it.

So it wouldn’t be surprising if Princess Beatrice wore the York tiara on her own big day. Watch this space.

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M&S has released a jewellery advent calendar and it looks dreamy

M&S has released a jewellery advent calendar and it looks dreamy


M&S christmas jewellery advent calendar

There are so many advent calendars out there this year and there’s something for everyone, whether you’re after makeup and skincare, sweet treats, savoury bites or a whole load of bath bombs. You can get your hands on beauty advent calendars full of goodies, a Percy Pig advent calendar, a Harry Potter advent calendar and even a cheese advent calendar.

Yes, they all sound absolutely fantastic, so if you’re planning on getting all of the above we’re with you. Treat yourself.

And if you’re after some Christmassy accessories, don’t panic – you won’t be left out. Marks & Spencer is releasing a 12 days of Christmas jewellery advent calendar and everything in it is a festive dream.

There are a range of necklaces and earrings behind each door and everything is made from the retailer’s patent Skin Kind metal, meaning that it’s suitable for everyone, including those with extra sensitive skin.

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Credit: M&S

The advent calendar includes ten pairs of small hoop earrings with various charms including wishbones and crystal-encrusted stars and moons which are not only perfect for the festive season but will add a touch of sparkle to your outfits all year round.

On top of that you’ll get two link chain necklaces with star pendants in both gold and silver, so you can pick which one you prefer depending on what you usually wear.

And do you want to know what the best part is? Brace yourself for the ridiculously affordable price – it’s a bargain at just £19.50.

A Christmas miracle, indeed!

But do be warned – it will undoubtedly fly off the shelves so if you want your very own M&S jewellery advent calendar you’ll have to be quick. It’s currently in stock online, but it’s expected to sell out very quickly – so what are you waiting for?

Go, go, go!

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Five pictures that will get you excited about the Giambattista Valli x H&M collab (if you weren't already)

Five pictures that will get you excited about the Giambattista Valli x H&M collab (if you weren't already)


It’s that time of year again, the one where you queue in the cold for hours while maniacally refreshing your browser on as many appliances as you can. I’m talking of course of H&M’s annual designer collaboration, which is a mere 24 days away (7th November to be exact).

This year, as you know, the high street giant has teamed up with maximalist designer Giambattista Valli, and they’ve been teasing the clothing line ever since it was announced, including dropping the campaign images today.

They star Kendall Jenner (who almost broke the internet when she was the first to wear that pink dress from the collab at the Cannes film festival), Clara 3000, Chiara Ferragni, H.E.R, Luka Isaac, Chris Lee and Cameron Monaghan.

They were shot in a variety of decadent settings in Giambattista Valli’s hometown of Rome by iconic duo Mert and Marcus, and styled by Melanie Ward.

As for the clothes, they most definitely look like they’re worth losing hours of your life for.

Kendall is seen wearing a red version of the tulle gown, which I think will be the hero piece of the collection, while Chiara models a short pink lace floral number that will go down a storm come wedding season.

But some of the men’s jackets are where my heart is at, especially the gold embroidered military style ones.

Whatever your style, you’d better set your alarm clocks, because this one is going to sell out just as fast as the others.

 

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Kate Middleton wore the same traditional hat as Princess Diana

Kate Middleton wore the same traditional hat as Princess Diana


After a successful couple of days in Pakistan, during which Kate Middleton paid homage to Princess Diana with her wardrobe, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to Chitral in the Hindu Kush region, near the Afghan border.

As they landed, they were welcomed with traditional Chitrali hats, also known as Pakols, as well as gorgeous locally embroidered wraps, both of which Kate immediately put on.

This is another lovely nod to Princess Diana, who visited the same region in 1991, and wore a practically identical hat – though experts say the feathers on it were from a different bird.

The pair were actually presented with a book from the late royal’s visit, and they smiled as they saw pictures of her in the same headgear. Prince William laughed, ‘Ha, ha, ha! The same hat!’ while Kate added it was ‘very special’.

During their visit, they were shown a melting glacier and spoke about what could be done to raise awareness of and prevent climate change.

Before they leave, they will visit a settlement of the Kalash people to learn about their community, heritage and traditions.

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Meghan Markle rewore her engagement dress for a special occasion

Meghan Markle rewore her engagement dress for a special occasion


While Prince William and Kate Middleton took a ride in a tuk tuk in Pakistan, last night Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended another event in London.

The royal couple spoke at the WellChild awards, which Harry and now Meghan attend every year. The Duke of Sussex is a patron for the charity, which allows children with serious illnesses to spend time at home with their families.

During the event, where they met with children and their families, Prince Harry made an emotional speech, welling up as he mentioned that the previous year, he and his wife were the only people to know they were pregnant. He went on to explain that he could only truly understand now how heartbreaking it is for parents to have a sick child.

For this important event, the Duchess of Sussex wore a dress that no doubt has sentimental value to her, as it’s the one she wore to announce her engagement in 2017.

The green dress by Parosh features a tie belt, and she wore in with a camel coat by Santeler and suede pumps.

She finished off her look with a quirky tortoiseshell bag with silk tie handle by Montunas.

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Three times Duchess Kate channeled Princess Diana on her Pakistan tour

Three times Duchess Kate channeled Princess Diana on her Pakistan tour


Last night, Prince William and Kate Middleton landed in Pakistan to begin their five-day tour, which will end on 18th October.

According to their statement, ‘The Duke and Duchess’s programme will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, it will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today – a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation.’

The visit is all the more important as it’s the first time royals have visited the country since Prince Charles and Camilla in 2006. Princess Diana also visited the Commonwealth country in 1996 and 1997, and it certainly looks like Kate was inspired by her late mother-in-law’s wardrobe.

The Duchess stepped out of the royal private jet in a baby blue kurta with floaty scarf, which bore a striking similarity to an outfit Diana wore in 1996 when she visited a hospital in Lahore.

She late changed into a second, cobalt blue outfit, this time with an intricated pattern embroidered on the bodice, which again was reminiscent of a floral kurta Princess Diana wore in May 1997, when she was given a tour of Imran Khan’s charity cancer hospital with Khan and his wife at the time, Jemima.


Today, Kate was picture in her third outfit of the tour, this time a green button down coat with an embellished scarf draped across her left shoulder. Princess Diana wore a strikingly similar one in May 1997  for her visit to help the Shaukat Memorial Hospital in Lahore.

Like Diana, Kate has made a point of wearing outfits by local designers, something she always does when visiting countries on official visits.

With four more days left of the visit, I’m sure this isn’t the last time the Duchess will channel Diana in her wardrobe.

Prince William also paid tribute to his mother as the couple visited a school yesterday. A student told him that the girls in his class loved Diana, to which he replied, ‘You were, really? Oh that’s very sweet of you. I was a big fan of my mother too’.

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Meghan Marke’s BFF just revealed her amazing wedding dress

Meghan Marke’s BFF just revealed her amazing wedding dress


Last month, fashion designer Misha Nonoo got married, and her guest list included her old friend Meghan Markle, Prince Harry (she apparently introduced the pair) and even Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.

The lavish event took place in Italy and although it was all very private, Misha has now chosen to release pictures of her amazing wedding dress, and it’s both stunning and unexpected.

Featuring a guipure lace bodice, long veil and elegant neckline, it was worthy of any royal wedding. The designer also opened up about the design process.

She wrote, ‘Last weekend I married the love of my life in a dress I designed especially for the occasion. It was such a special process to make this one of a kind piece, particularly when I usually design with every woman in mind, the options felt endless. In the end, we selected a hand embroidered guipure lace on laser cut silk organza embroidered by a Swiss family-run mill established in 1904’.

‘We finished the piece with a 10 meter long silk tulle veil. I wanted to share these images with you and thank you all for your incredibly warm wishes as we embark on married life together,’ she added.

Misha previously opened up to PEOPLE about creating her dream dress, revealing, ‘It was really hard. Obviously, you want your husband to think you look beautiful and you want your respective families to as well, but otherwise you can do whatever you want — you can have short sleeves, long sleeves, high neck, low neck, open back, no back. It makes it much more challenging.’

I think we can all agree the result was worth the wait.

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The wedding dresses that never made it into the SATC movie

The wedding dresses that never made it into the SATC movie


It was our second favourite scene of the Sex And The City film, after the Mr. Big walk-in cupboard proposal of course, the moment when an excited Carrie tries on all those fabulous designer wedding dresses, after vowing to keep things low key.

In the movie, we can see her trying on fab beaded and feathery gowns from the likes of Chanel and Christian Lacroix for a magazine shoot, before trying on the winning Vivienne Westwood dress that she wears for her ill-fated wedding to Big (‘I put a bird on my head!’).

However it looks like we missed out on loads more dresses, judging by a behind-the-scenes picture gallery shared on the iconic Every Outfit on SATC Instagram account.

They posted the pics with the caption, ‘BEHOLD! The rarely-seen photos from Carrie’s wedding dress fitting. We would definitely make a case for the more colorful, ornate options (LaCroix, we’re assuming?) which speak to Ms. Bradshaw’s anti-establishment streak. But then again, being jilted at the altar in a white poufy gown is inifinitely more humiliating. Sometimes you have to pick the story over the fashion⁠—even on Sex and the City. ‘

Thought it must’ve been hard to pick a curated edit for the film, I can’t help but wonder (sorry) why some of these didn’t make the cut, as there are some fabulous poofy sleeves and embellishments Carrie would entirely approve of.

Sarah Jessica Parker herself even commented on the pictures, writing ‘Ok. Wait a minute. We have so much to discuss. I’m gathering thoughts. WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE PHOTOS??? The mother load!! X, sj’

Luckily, the film has just landed on Netflix, so you can revisit this moment to your heart’s content.

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