It is only fitting that today’s Wednesday Worship focuses on the topic of the Nation (and the rest of the world) this week.
The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a little boy, third in line to the British throne, setting the country alight with baby voices, coochie coos, and general crooning. All very well, but what strikes J’adore Tresor most about the Duchess is her incredibly unique, vintage and classically aristocratic style. Kate has evolved from a Sloaney student in St Andrews, to a prim, sophisticated clothes horse over the last ten years. Her gradual absorption into the royal fold has seen her drop any mini skirt and baggy jumper in sight for the knee length dress coats, fascinators and tweed that she is now known for.
Since the world realised that she was to be our future Princess, the world’s media have analysed every thread that has been woven for the young royal. The wedding dress was an unbelievably heavily guarded secret, equal only to the sex of her first born child, which says a lot about the press and monarchy wanting to establish her as a British icon, emblem and outward representative for the rest of the world. Being heavily in the public eye not seem to shake Kate Windsor, although arguably she dresses like the Queen did in the 1960s, she takes unusual detours, such as mixing high street labels with priceless designer creations. Of her high street collections her most favoured are REISS, Whistles, Zara and Warehouse, design houses who all have a sophisticated element to their dresses, and cater for those who search for simple yet high impact pastel or mute colour pieces. The favoured designer labels are Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Alice Temperly, highlighting her admirable loyalty to British designers.
In terms of jewellery, the new royal favours simple and discreet matching pieces, that can work for both daywear and evening outfits. Known for often repeating outfits, Kate also shows her thrifty nature in her jewellery often favouring a small collection of earrings to match a variety of looks. Her most well known item is of course the most famous engagement ring in the world, Diana’s 18 carat sapphire and diamond ring given to her by Prince Charles in 1981. Single pendant necklaces, pearls and drop earrings seem to be Kate’s preferred choices. Her favourite designer is thought to be Kiki McDonough of Sloane Square, who specialised in unusual shades of precious stone, including the Eternal Collection Citrine Drop earrings set in 18-carat yellow gold. One of her more extravagant items in the £49,000 Cartier Trinity Necklace worn to the London Olympics featuring pavé diamonds and three intertwined circles of pink, yellow and white gold.
The pressures of being the most photographed, talked about, analysed and well-known woman in the press are unimaginable, so we at J’adore salute the Duchess for stepping out of the palace each day with every hair, earring and fascinator in place, always with a perfect smile on her royal chops! Why not show your support and patriotism for the happy new parents by checking out the stunning Tresor Paris Union Jack Collection here!