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A Young Couple’s First Official Royal Appearances + Gucci, Frette, Lilly, More

Welcome to a Friday, once again we bring you a post that is primarily photos, hoping they provide a bright spot in your day.

We begin with some fun from across the pond, a look at the first official appearance for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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The duo were in Wales yesterday to christen a lifeboat.

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Miss Middleton wore a Katherine Hooker coat she has had for some time; below, Hello! Magazine shows her wearing it in 2006.

Via Hello! Magazine

The herringbone coat has since been shortened, a smart way to update the look.  She accessorized with a fascinator by Vivien Sheriff Millinery and suede boots from Russell & Bromley.

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And while some UK publications are somewhat critical of the “recycled coat”, we applaud her Miss Middleton’s choices, particularly the decision to make her coat last longer, among other things, it sends a very good message.

The young couple has been busy, today marked their second official appearance together, they visited the University where they first met, St. Andrews in Scotland.

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Here is a file photo of the two following graduation in 2005.

Associated Press

Prince William and the bride-to-be were on hand to help kick off the University’s 600th Anniversary celebration.

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And they were also helping publicize an upcoming fundraising campaign for the University.  Miss Middleton looked lovely in a bright red suit, black boots and black gloves.


Both looked very much at ease during both appearances, they also looked very happy.

Phil Noble/Reuters

Sometimes still photos capture a moment better than video can.

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If today’s crowds in Scotland are any indicator, Miss Middleton and her Prince are going to be a favorite with fans everywhere.

The couple wrapped up today’s official engagements in London, with a visit to the New Zealand High Commission.

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They went to sign a condolence book for those impacted by this week’s awful earthquake, and were joined by William’s younger brother, Harry.


Next, word that luxury linen purveyor Frette has started a Baby line.

Courtesy Frette

In addition to linens for the crib there are sweaters, jammies, robes and more.

Not exactly what one might refer to as practical, but they do look ever-so-snuggly.


This next tidbit may come as quite a surprise, as we generally aren’t waxing rhapsodically about the House of Gucci.

Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com

PHOTOS: Monica Feudi via Style.com

The company’s showing at Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday caught our eye.

PHOTOS: Monica Feudi via Style.com

No, we are not contemplating a wardrobe shift to neon bodysuits and slit-up-to-there overskirts, we simply found the colors and styles striking.

PHOTOS: Monica Feudi via Style.com

It also seems that Gucci thinks the dark, sharply defined “statement mouth” is making a comeback.


A few spots of Friday Fun, the first from our friend Sarah at The Village Palm, she posted this on The Palm’s Facebook page today:

Via The Village Palm

Lilly Pulitzer is offering another bicycle, this one in the Stuffed Shells pattern, it looks cute as can be.


Our final note relates to Sunday evening’s Academy Awards telecast. Have you ever wondered exactly what the envelopes were like?

Via FastCo Design

We have long been curious about what they “really looked like”.  Apparently they have been redesigned for a more updated look.

Via FastCo Design

Perhaps we shall try and Tweet while watching, we have sat in admiration of the wit and wisdom displayed on Twitter by many of our more fashionable friends as they watch red carpet events.

With that, we send wishes that all enjoy a weekend filled with happiness and sunshine.


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