Monday, January 24, 2011

The Riess Dress

Kate Middleton wore a simple belted Nanette gown by Reiss with a ruffle detail across the front for her official engagement photo taken by famed photographer Mario Testino.

If you are looking to buy the dress, you are currently out of luck as it was from the designers 2009 line. However, the designer is planning to re-release (and raise the price) of the previously discontinued Nanette dress, which originally cost $325.

For more information on the London based Riess Line check out their store at

313 Bleecker St (between Barrow St & Grove St)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 488-2411

or online

Libélula Velvet Coat is sold out!

The black velvet dress coat that Kate Middleton wore to a friends wedding two weeks ago is sold out. The coat which was designed by Sophie Cranston's firm Libélula has been snapped up by eager royal watchers.

The stylish and elegant coat is made from silk velvet and features a dimante clasp. The coat was sold for £310.

Libélula is a British label meaning Dragonfly in Spanish. This quickly rising fashion labelhas been recognised by their chic designs and eye-catching dresses. For more information on the designer, visit their site

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kate wears recycled chic!

On Saturday January 8th, Kate Middleton attended the late-afternoon wedding of her close friends Harry Aubrey-Fletcher to the Hon (Louisa) Sara Stourton in Yorkshire.

She recycled one of her much-loved Issa black dresses (from the label’s Spring/Summer 2007 collection), which she had previously worn to Prince William’s cousin, Peter Phillips’ wedding in 2008. Worn on top of the Issa dress was a current season velvet dress coat from independent London label Libélula. The outfit was topped off with a structural feathered beret and a glowing smile. She also wore burgundy court shoes with a matching clutch.

Update 10/19/2011

Kate's 'Dulwich' Libélula coat (£310) is again available from the designer.

 The black silk velvet coat is vintage inspired with a diamante clasp at the center front.

Update 10/1/2012

Kate's shoes have been ID'ed! (Thanks to a follower at WKW).

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions on FB
Update 10/23/2012
Kate's aubergine clutch has been ID'ed! (Thanks to 'My Small Obsessions' on FB). It is by LK Bennett and no longer available.