Kate wears Orla Kiely bird print dress for The Art Room charity visit

On February 21st 2012, Kate visited special art therapy rooms set up by The Art Room charity at two schools in Oxford. Kate is Patron of The Art Room Charity.

Kate visits The Art Room and wears Orla Kiely

Kate visits The Art Room and wears Orla Kiely

First, Kate visited Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford where eight children were working on the Edward Lear poem, “The Owl And The Pussycat”. According to the Mirror, the piece is often used as a good way to get children to talk. The children painted the story as the Duchess watched.

The Duchess of Cambridge speaks with school children during a visit to the Art Room facilities at Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford.

The Duchess of Cambridge speaks with school children during a visit to the Art Room facilities at Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford.

Then, Kate headed over to the Oxford Spires Acadamy, where she took part in Art Room meeting. She listened as the organisers spoke about debriefing, training and supervision of the charity’s staff in Oxford.

Speaking of Kate, Juli Beattie the Directer and Founder of The Art Room said: “You can’t fail to be charmed. She’s a highly independent woman who wants to make a difference.”

Kate’s Outfit:

Kate wore a brown and tan bird print shirt dress, brown tights and brown boots by Irish designer Orla Kiely. Specifically, the style is called ‘Birdie Wool Jacquard Shirt Dress’.

Kate wore Orla Kiely during a visit to The Art Room charity in Oxford

Kate wore Orla Kiely during a visit to The Art Room charity in Oxford

The dress is made from wool, has long sleeves and a playful bird print.  The Orla Kiely website describes the dress as:

Wool long sleeve shirt dress in Birdie jacquard fabric. Button through at centre front. Deep pleats in skirt and pockets in side seams. Button fastening at cuff.

Kate Middleton Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely Birdie Wool Jacquard Shirt Dress

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Kate also donned her brown suede Aquatalia by Marvin K ankle boots, previously worn during her first royal engagement last year at the launch of the RLI’s new lifeboat in Wales.   Aquatalia have re-released the boots exclusively with Nordstrom, naming the boot the “Royal.”

Aquatalia by Marvin K 'Royal' Weatherproof Boot

Aquatalia by Marvin K ‘Royal’ Weatherproof Boot

Fast forward to 2014 and the brand have now released the “Riyan” boot, which is a very similar style to the “Royal.” You can shop these boots at a range of stores:

Finally, The Duchess added a little bit of bling to her outfit with a pair of diamond earrings by Kiki McDonough.

Kate Middleton wears the Kiki McDonough Grace

Kate Middleton wears the Kiki McDonough Grace

About The Art Room:

The charity has set up four dedicated art rooms in secondary and primary schools in Oxford and a further room in Islington, London. They run sessions throughout the week in these schools and work with a further 22 schools in the region.  The charity uses art therapy to help children with low self esteem and conditions such as Asperger’s syndrome.

Kate's Outfit for Art Room Visit Oxford

Kate Middleton wears the Kiki McDonough Grace

Kiki McDonough Grace Earrings

Topaz & diamond stud earrings

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Comments

  1. she looks lovely and I adore the bag. I’d look horrible in that dress but it sure works on her

  2. i love the boots (been looking for a similar pair) , and the dress is very nice, I think she looks splendid

  3. Thanks for your site. You may want to check out http://www.hautelook.com. They had Issa dresses on sale. (One of Kate’s favorite designers) Great prices. 2 day sale only.

    Jamison

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