Happy Anniversary William and Kate

A year ago I was sitting in a caravan in Wales ignoring the sunshine outside, with my eyes glued to a telly screen. I wasn’t alone. Millions, if not billions of people around the World were sitting in apprehension, waiting for the moment when Kate Middleton would step from her car and reveal her wedding dress to the waiting world.

That moment, when it was revealed that the dress was Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, made the fashion world gasp in delight. The dress was everything we dreamed it would be and more, which are words that could be ascribed to Kate, now the Duchess of Cambridge, herself.

Of course, the wedding was a retailers dream, with merchandise of every variety emblazoning everything from Poundland to Liberty. With the 1st anniversary, we are facing the first special occasion in what promises to be a very special Royal year. New items related to Kate and William have, of course, been released. Here are just a few of the gifts and collectors items for lovers of William and Kate.

BARBIE Collector Royal wedding dolls £99.99

Cath Kidston Royal Stan Pocket Oil Cloth Across Body Bag, Red

Fulton Union Jack Garden Print Umbrella

Jonathon Aston Crown Tartan Print Stockings

Jon Richard Kate Engagement Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competition time! Get the Middleton look at Jon Richard

We all know about the Kate effect on fashion. Anything the Duchess of Cambridge wears, particularly if purchased from a High Street store, is an instant sell out. So it’s no wonder that the High Street is getting style inspiration from the stylish Duchess.

One of my fave jewellery brands, Jon Richard, has put its on spin on one of Kate’s most iconic items, the glorious sapphire and diamond engagement ring. This piece of jewellery once belonged to the Princess of Wales, and sparked a resurgence in larger, more traditional style rings when William presented it to his bride-to-be. Many jewellery brands have produced their own copy of the Kate ring, from Kenneth Jay Lane to H Samuel’s. And now Jon Richard have produced their own version, with a slight twist for Spring and Summer 2012.

Jon Richard have produced a fabulously affordable version of the Kate ring, costing just £10. What I really love about this ring is that they have offered a new range of colours to tie into your spring/summer wardrobe. These range from classic black to gorgeous Emerald green, and also come in amazing ruby-red, and my personal favourite, pink.


These rings are totally gorgeous, and with that price point, you could treat yourself to one in every colour. This is  a great way to update your wardrobe for Spring,and these rings will definitely catch the eye and be a real talking point amongst your friends, who will be wondering which handsome prince gave it to you!

 

 

Competition time

Competition Time

Fashion-Mommy and Jon Richard  have joined together to host a fantastic giveaway. Four lucky readers could win a beautiful Kate ring in one of the colours.

Here is what you have to do to enter

1. Like Fashion-Mommy on Facebook.

2. Like Jon Richard on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JonRichardJewellery

Leave a comment on this post saying you need to be entered.

For an extra entry follow @jonrichardjewel and @fashion_mommyWM on Twitter

Competition ends 12th March 2012. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted by email.

Jon Richard Jewellery – win a fantastic Betty Jackson Necklace.

Fashion-Mommy is a huge fan of Jon Richard jewellery, it quite simply covers every occasion. If you are unfamiliar with the brand, here is a brief update.

Jon Richard has been around for twenty years, and is known primarily as the brand stocked by Debenhams. They really cater to every woman’s taste – from funky fashionistas to style-savvy fifty somethings and blushing brides.  Their Jewellery is for individuals, and comes beautifully packaged to give the ultimate wow factor.

Jon Richard are now responsible for a whole  range of different collections, these include the fabulous Mood collection, the boho inspired Butterfly by Matthew Williamson, the supremely stylish Betty Jackson Black collection, and an exquisite bridal collection that gives any bride a princess look without needing a royal purse! Precious metals take their place alongside the costume jewellery in the Simply Silver Collection, whilst Swarovski crystals glitter in the Jon Richard Swarovski collection.

Here are a few  of my favourite Jon Richard pieces.

WIN – IT’S COMPETITION TIME

TO CELEBRATE FASHION-MOMMY’S 1ST BIRTHDAY MONTH, FASHION-MOMMY AND JON RICHARD HAVE TEAMED UP TO GIVE ONE LUCKY READER THE CHANCE TO WIN THIS LOVELY BETTY JACKSON BLACK SPARKLING GLASS ILLUSION  NECKLACE, WORTH £15.

Betty Jackson.Black Sparkling Glass Illusion NL £15

TO WIN, SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW, LIKE THE FASHION-MOMMY FACEBOOK PAGE, AND LIKE THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR JON RICHARD http://www.facebook.com/jonrichardjewel .

COMPETITION ENDS ON 29TH AUGUST,  AND WINNER WILL BE DRAWN AT RANDOM ON  30TH AUGUST AND NOTIFIED BY EMAIL.

GOOD LUCK