My Favourite shoes from Duchess Kate’s fave brand

I booked my Summer holiday on Saturday, and so I am already planning my holiday wardrobe. And whilst I will shop around for an array of swimwear, pretty sundresses and accessories, there is only one place I head for my perfect summer wedges. And, it seems I am in good company.

LK Bennett shoes have gained notoriety in the last few years for being a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton. But, for once, I have the beating of Kate, and can happily say I got my favourite LK Bennett shoes before the Royal Wedding, and hence missed the demand for everything that Kate wears.

Pippa in LK Bennett

Kate Middleton in LK Bennett

L.K. Bennett Rosie Patent Leather Cork Wedge Heel Sandals £165 click to visit John Lewis

 

The Rosie wedges are my summer shoe of choice – I wear them with everything.  They just look great with anything you throw on, from Jeans to a pretty printed dress, with the white leather looking fresh and fabulous against a suntan. I love the adjustable strap, which means the shoe remains comfortable, even if, like mine, your feet swell in the heat. The cork heel is a real 1970s staple, and as a lover all things 70s, this is another huge plus for me. And they are so comfortable, perfect for a day shopping or sightseeing, remaining comfortable even if you spend hours on your feet.

L.K. Bennett Patent Leather Wedge Court Shoe £170 click to visit John Lewis

I love my Rosie wedges so much that I am currently compiling a list of other LK Bennett shoes that I want to add to my shoe collection. Top of the list are the Patent Leather wedges in the glossy patent navy shade that I think would make a nice alternative to healed shoes in summer.  I’m also just a little bit obsessed with the Shilo leather stiletto heels in red leather. This is a softer coral/red shade rather than a tomato deep red, which I think makes these the perfect design and colour for adding something bright to your summer pastels.

L.K. Bennett Shilo Leather Stiletto Heel Court Shoes, Red £220 click to visit John Lewis

 

Charlotte Casiraghi… The Royal Face of Gucci

This week Gucci unveiled its new face, and this one has a title. Charlotte Casiraghi, aka a Princess of Monaco and Granddaughter of the legendary Princess Grace, is the latest beauty to promote the Italian brand. No stranger to Gucci, Charlotte has been the face of its equistrian line for some time, but has now been photographed by Peter Lindbergh for the mainline collection.

The photographs are beautiful, and Charlotte is truly a stunning choice, a stylish, elegant presence for such a prestige brand with a proud heritage. Frida Giannini, creative director for Gucci, says, “Charlotte brings the spirit of Gucci to life so elegantly. I am delighted to be able to celebrate Gucci’s icons of heritage with someone who is so connected to the history and essence of this house.”

The super stylish princess looks amazing in the photographs, which retain a horsey feel. Resembling a 1970s Natasha Kinski, or the daughter Jane Birkin never knew she had, I love that the outfits are so covered up,making Charlotte look like a very modern Princess.

The Stylish Princess

Get the Look

Coral pink saddle bag style small shoulder handbag by Claudia Canova 

CELAIA Mid-Length Stretch Cotton Sailor Skirt

Easy pocket T £9.99 

L.K. Bennett Jagger Peep Toe Stiletto Occasion Suede Sandals, Red 

YOU AND ME Short sleeve shirtYOOX 

Midi Shirt Dress £45 

 

Kate crashes the Reiss website…will Pippa do the same for Zara?

Just 24 hours after ago Duchess Kate the Great sent the Reiss website in meltdown, due to the demand for the fabulous Shola dress she wore when she met the Obamas (36 hours on the site is still experiencing difficulties!) Now it is time for the Pippa effect to kick in. The gorgeous Pippa Middleton, currently the No1 most searched for celebrity on the internet, was photographed out and about in London today. She was sporting a great dress from Zara.

The dress, currently available on the Zara website, is a great Summer casual look. Giving the impression of a t-shirt and mini skirt, this two-tone dress looked great on the effortlessly stylish Pippa. She teamed it with wedges, which I believe to be LK Bennett slingbacks (I think I have the same pair!) which matched nicely with the white of the top.

This is not the first time Pippa has been pictured wearing the Spanish label. The smart blue blazer which she wore as she left the Goring Hotel after the wedding was from Zara. Big sister Kate is also a fan, most famously wearing a Grecian style blue Zara dress when she left Buckingham Palace to start her married life. That dress, of course, was a huge sell-out.

The Middleton girls are fantastic ambassadors for High Street shopping.  I am beginning to think  that David Cameron should’ve appointed Pippa Middleton, rather than Mary Portas to save the British High Street.