On July 9th 2011, Kate and William attended a cocktail soiree at the United Kingdom’s Consul-General’s residence in Los Angeles. This event was the second item on their itinerary for USA-leg of the royal tour. Earlier in the day, the duo attended a business summit in Beverley Hills. You can read about that by clicking here.
Both the Governor and the Mayor of California welcomed the royal couple to California at the event. A number of famous faces attended the party too, including footballer David Beckham, Nigel Lythgoe, a judge on popular US TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance”.
Diane Von Furstenberg released a press release on their website, pleased that Kate wore their dress and clutched their bag at the LA event.
“Women we love: Duchess of Cambridge – Kate Middleton.
Talk about arriving in style! For a reception held at the British Consul-General’s house to welcome her and Prince William to Los Angeles, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton chose to wear our Maja dress in Lawn Green.
The future Queen accessorized her look with the Lytton Small Printed Snake Minaudiere in Popcorn Black/Blush”
The dress retailed on Shopbop.com, where it was described as follows:
This crew-neck silk dress features a 9-snap closure at the V back. Detachable self-belt tie. Elbow-length dolman sleeves.
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As Diane Von Furstenberg mentions in the press release, Kate carried her “Lytton” leopard print clutch bag too – this is also pictured in the graphic above.
Net-A-Porter.com used to stock the clutch bag. Here’s how they described it:
With a dark-brown leopard print, Diane von Furstenberg’s taupe snakeskin clutch will add eclectic edge to every look. Carry it to cocktails with a pleated black maxi dress and statement gold accessories.
The bag retailed on Net-A-Porter for £290.
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Kate wore her L.K. Bennett Sledge pumps in nude, and her personalised gold monogram charm bracelet, speculated to be a gift from the Duchess of Cornwall.
Finally, Kate wore her Cassandra Goad “Temple of Heaven” girandole pendant earrings in yellow gold.
The earrings retail at £1,395. You can still contact Cassandra Goad to enquire about ordering them.