On June 30th 2011, William and Kate visited Ottawa, Canada for the first leg of their North American tour. During the evening, the royal couple attended a “youth” barbecue and reception. William and Kate met with 120 Canadian youngsters at the Governor-General’s home.
The barbecue was meant to be held in the gardens of Government House, but according to journalists, the event had to be moved inside due to unforeseen showers!
Kate wore a black dress from Issa London. It featured a white bird motif printed across the fabric.
You might remember it from the day before Kate’s wedding? (April 28th 2011). Photographers captured Kate outside The Goring Hotel waving to well-wishers before her final night as an unmarried woman.
Kate teamed the dress with a pair of black and raffia slingback wedges from Pied-A-Terre. Kate owns these shoes in both black and nude (see below)
Kate wore a pair of Vinnie Day gold plated “logo leaf” earrings in her ears. These earrings can still be purchased from Vinnie Day’s website.
Here’s how Vinnie Day describe the earrings:
These are a wonderful pair of earrings which we find never go ‘out of fashion’. They are easy to wear both by day and night. Comfortable to keep in the ears. The hoops themselves are 1.5cm with the leaf hanging off each hoop being 1.5cm so in total the earrings hang 3cm from the ear hole.
Catherine also wore a gold necklace, (which we’ve never her wear in public after the royal tour, to date). Sadly, we do not have any further details about the necklace.
that “skort” photo looks as if it’s not the same garment she was wearing before the wedding. It looks too short.
At any rate, if it’s the same dress she was photographed wearing, then that’s great! At first I was skeptical of Kate, but as time has gone on, I admire her for wearing things that regular people can afford —- and wearing them several/many times. Sure, she has her Prada bags, Blanik pumps, and designer dresses and coats — but she also wears things that real people could afford to buy if they were so inclined. I hope she continues with this recipe for fashion in the future.
I was wondering if the website you referenced for the Mulberry bag and navy dress Kate was wearing, mytheresa.com, is a reputable site. I have never heard of them before..and just want to know if anyone has ordered from them in the past and if they are legit. Thanks!
I believe MyTheresa is very reputable yes, they appear to be all over the social media space (facebook, twitter) and included on things like ShopStyle and other fashion blogs.
I believe if they were a scam or anything like that, they would not be accepted to ShopStyle for starters.
I have also been in email exchange with them over the Ark Gala dress and they told me they had sold out – I think if they were trying to rip people off or were a fake website they’d have pretended it was in stock still to take money.
They appear to be a proper registered business in Germany:
phone: +49 89 679707-100
fax: +49 89 679707-200
email: [email protected]
Christoph Botschen, Susanne Botschen, Dr. Thomas Müller
Munich, HRB 135658
VAT registration number
Style Souk says
Kate looks beautiful in Issa…
I can’t be certain – as I have only seen small pictures so far – but it looks like she was wearing a Monica Vinader Mini Marie Luna necklace with her dress:
I have this necklace and it’s very beautiful. There are several options for the stone – though Kate’s looks most like Smoky Quartz or Labradorite.
Thanks for this, I’ll email them to see if they can confirm & let you know x
Kate’s earrings look like these from the Vinnie Day website: http://www.vinnieday.com/products/silver-simple-single-bali-earring-with-vinnie-day-logo-leaf
They are also available in gold plate.