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Kate lands in LA wearing Roksanda Ilincic & Jimmy Choo

As part of the royal tour of North America, William and Kate visited Los Angeles.  The couple arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday July 8th 2011, and were met by British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Kate was presented with a posy of red, white and blue flowers.

Kate steps off the plane in Los Angeles, California, USA

Kate steps off the plane in Los Angeles, California, USA

The royal couple attended a conference connected to the future of “Tech City”, that’s Britain’s answer to Silicon Valley.  Tech City is a cluster of technology, digital and creative companies based around the Shoreditch and Old Street areas of East London. It is the fastest growing technology hub in Europe and it is second only to Silicon Valley. The conference is part of UK Trade & Investments overall strategy to encourage overseas companies and venture capitalists to invest in Tech City and elsewhere in the UK. (source)

Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend Variety's Venture Capital And New Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton hotel on July 8, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California

Duke & Duchess of Cambridge attend Variety’s Venture Capital And New Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton hotel

Kate’s outfit:

Kate wore wonderful dress by London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic. It’s described as ‘blue-grey’ officially, but it looks more purple to me.

Kate wears Roksana Ilincic in Los Angeles, California, USA

Kate wears Roksana Ilincic in Los Angeles, California, USA

Specifically, Kate’s wearing Roksana Ilincic’s “Peridot Dress.”  On Net-A-Porter.com, the piece is called the “Peridot Draped Wool Crepe Dress.”

The piece features draped neck detailing, cap sleeves, pleats, a tulle neckline and a full length zipper at the back.  It was sold with a grosgrain front tie in a beige-pink colour, though Kate has not kept this original detail on her dress.

Roksanda Ilincic Peridot Dress

Roksanda Ilincic Peridot Dress – image via WhatKateWore.com

Net-A-Porter.com described the Peridot dress as follows:

Roksanda Ilincic’s elegantly draped wool-crepe dress is a chic choice for a lunch or dinner date. Add edge to this ladylike piece with bronze sandals and a statement cuff.

The dress originally retailed for £815 at Matches Fashion but was reduced to £570 in 2011. It came in a range of colours, including coral, navy blue, a brighter blue and turquoise green.

Roksanda Ilincic Peridot in various colours - all via Lyst.com

Roksanda Ilincic Peridot in various colours – all via Lyst.com

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Kate carried her L.K. Bennett Natalie straw box clutch bag.

L.K. Bennett Natalie Clutch Bag

L.K. Bennett Natalie Clutch Bag

She also wore her coordinating Jimmy Choo Lovely pumps in “Powder Pink”.  The colour we show below is “Nude Glossy”.

Jimmy Choo Lovely Pumps

Jimmy Choo Lovely Pumps

The “Lovely” pumps are made in Italy, feature a softly pointed toe, a lightly cushioned footbed, a leather lining and a leather sole.

Kate accessorized her dress with a silver Tiffany & Co. “Diamonds by the Yard” bracelet from the Elsa Peretti collection.

Tiffany's Diamonds by the Yard bracelet

Tiffany’s Diamonds by the Yard bracelet

She finished off her outfit with a pair of sparkling studs from the Kiki McDonough ‘Grace’ Collection.

Kate Middleton wears the Kiki McDonough Grace

Kate Middleton wears the Kiki McDonough Grace

The earrings feature a round white topaz stone surrounded by small diamonds and set in 18ct gold.

Kate's outfit for Los Angeles

Kate Middleton wears the Kiki McDonough Grace

Kiki McDonough Grace Earrings

Topaz & diamond stud earrings

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