Kate’s casual looks in Canada.

After days of impeccable and super smart outfits,  the Canadian royal tour has taken a turn for the casual! Kate has now been seen in her skinny fit J Brand skinny  fit jeans on no less than 4 occasions, as she has toured more remote territories and has taken part in sporting activities.

The J Brand jeans seem to be Kate’s new jeans of choice, rather than the Hudson jeans she wore lots before the wedding. But I really like how Kate has styled them for the tour. Most recently she has worn the dark denim with the Smythe jacket that she travelled to Canada in, giving another shout-out to this young Canadian brand. The jeans are the navy luxe twill J Brand “811” mid-rise skinny pants, which give the impression of being slightly cropped, meaning they look great with the Nine West Cheyanne wedges she teamed them with.

Kate had previously worn the jeans with a green Burberry shirt that had a utility feel to it, this shirt has already sold out and will no doubt give the classic British band another boost.

Perhaps the cutest look was when Kate and William donned Canadian Rangers sweatshirts. They looked so cute together, really happy and in love.

Kate Middleton – Cover Girl.

In the next month you can be sure of at least one thing – Kate Middleton’s face is going to be appearing on an awful lot of front pages. From glossy magazines to tabloid newspaper’s, Kate’s beautiful face is going to adorn them all.

But I think you will have to go a long way to beat this beautiful cover of Newsweek. Showing Kate wearing her Burberry mac on her recent visit to Belfast, this is a lovely, natural picture of a really beautiful women.

It is now just 23 days until the Royal Wedding and the whole world seems to be going Kate mad! Keep reading for the Kate update.

London Fashion Week – The good, the bad and Mark Fast!

Well, it’s almost the end of London Fashion week, and it’s not been without its drama. We’ve had a moving memorial service to the ‘enfant terrible’ of British Fashion, Alexander McQueen. We’ve had lots of models taking a tumble, particularly at the Burberry Prorsum show. Star studded front rows, Anna Wintour, Carinne Roitfeld Reston from French Vogue, Olivia Palermo, Cat Deeley, Sarah Jessica Parker. Star models Daisy Lowe, Agyness Deynn, Kelly Brook and Abbey Clancy. And then there’s been the clothes, so many shows, so little time. So here’s my personal opinion of the good, bad and Mark Fast at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011.

THE GOOD

Christopher Kane. This featured mouth-watering sherbet shades and was completely wearable. Great dresses, pretty two piece suits with a 1960’s Doris Day/Pillow talk feel to it. This collection was supposedly inspired by a young Queen Elizabeth 2nd, a somewhat overlooked style icon who may be due a retrospective. I loved this collection.

Christopher Kane used mouth-watering shades, and look at this English Heritage cardigan.

An amazing two piece from Christopher Kane.

Clements Ribeiro. So good to have them back. There was lots of bright yellow in this collection. (My favourite shade on the catwalk.) There were floral prints in 70’s style and a great yellow cardigan which I am totally coveting. There was also a beautiful black dress that has to be one of my hero pieces of this fashion week – it’s so stunning in its covered ‘upness.’ My one dislike was the strange samurai hairstyle the models wore, but maybe it aloud this collection to speak for itself.

My favourite cardi – I so want this.

My hero piece from Clements Ribeiro.

THE BAD

Giles. To be fair,  I did quite enjoy some of the dresses in the Giles collection, and I was pleased to see curvy girls Kelly Brook and Abbey Clancy gracing the catwalk. But everything was overshadowed by the totally garish, melted clown make-up the girls were sporting. I was reminded of a crying Joan Collins covered in make up in a Badly Drawn Boy video and the image wasn’t pretty. Unfortunately, it overshadowed everything on the catwalk.

Burberry Prorsum. This is a strange collection. Everything looked shrunken. Tiny leather biker jackets that looked like they had been found in the childrenswear department at John Lewis. Short trench coats and the tiniest dresses and skirts. There was an emphasis on snake-skin and there was also two much Barbarella inspired silver fabric. It seemed aimed at the super slim, the leather leggings were totally unforgiving. A really disappointing collection.

space age trench at Burberry

…AND…THEN THERE WAS MARK FAST…

The knitwear designer Mark Fast is no stranger to controversy. He lost a stylist after using curvy models in his Spring/Summer 2010 catwalk shows. But this collection was frankly indescribable. Many designs were barely there, with spiderman and cages seeming to be an influence. At its worst it bought to mind Scott Henshall, but there were some eye-catching designs. One white and silver catsuit evoked images of a 1960’s era Twiggy, and there were some cute, if daring dresses in the collection.  The designer also deserves plaudits for again using a mixture of curvy and slim models, although the slim were very slim indeed.

My favourite dress was a directional black dress with halter neck styling. I can imagine Cheryl Cole wearing this on the X Factor live shows.

One of Mark Fast’s curvier models.

My favourite Mark Fast piece – perfect for Cheryl Cole.