Re enactement of famous scene of William and Kate Middleton at pub early in their relationship surrounded by paparazzi filmed for Lifetime Networks Silver Screen Studios movie about Prince William and fiance Kate Middleton in Pasadena, Kate showing legs when she came out of car March 2, 2011
Eeeee! First time I've been mentioned in a forum buzz article. I can die happy now.
I thought of Kate today because I bought several pairs of tights, including some opaque black ones. (I'm going to a wedding later this month and am wearing one of my spring dresses, and am bored of nude pantyhoses so I got the tights. However, after some thought, I think I will brave the cold and will wear black fishnet tights instead the opaque ones. So I'll hopefully look more Blair Waldorf than Kate Middleton in my LBD and cardigan.)
We do need new pics of Kate! I like the movie filming pics, but they aren't her. I will even confess that I'm getting excited about the wedding dress, even though it will probably a yawn.
The £500 Italian secret that transformed Kate Middleton into a scarlet woman
By EMILY HILL
Last updated at 5:08 PM on 6th March 2011
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Scarlet woman: Kate Middleton at St Andrews in her Luisa Spagnoli outfit
Kate Middleton certainly looked bellissima in the striking red outfit she chose for one of her first Royal walkabouts. And now we know why – it was an Italian job.
The pure-wool jacket and skirt Kate wore for her visit to St Andrews with Prince William is likely to trigger another nationwide run to the stores.
After all, Kate’s two previous fashion hits – the blue Issa wrap dress she sported for her engagement announcement and the white Reiss number she donned for her engagement portraits with William – have been flying off the racks.
But despite calls to all of Kate’s old sartorial stomping grounds after her official visit to her former university last month, fashionistas were stumped: which label was behind this elegant scarlet look?
Now The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Kate’s stylish outfit was created by Luisa Spagnoli, the Italian ready-to-wear label beloved of screen sirens Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren.
Kate purchased the striking £160 skirt and £335 ‘sushi’ jacket from Hollie de Keyser in Knightsbridge, Central London.
In doing so, she was retracing the fashion footsteps of Princess Diana – de Keyser’s premises were frequented by William’s late mother when the boutique was known as Emma Somerset.
Luisa Spagnoli, who founded the label in Perugia in 1928, was famous for introducing angora fibre – derived from Angora rabbits – into knitwear.
The label’s spring/summer collection boasts a selection of evening wear, prompting speculation that Kate might plump for a Spagnoli design for the evening celebrations following her wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29.
Hollie de Keyser, wife of fashion designer Robert de Keyser, first came across the Italian label during a visit to Florence, the Italian city where Kate spent part of her gap-year.
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‘It is the oldest ready-to-wear brand in Europe,’ said Robert de Keyser. ‘It has never exported to Britain before. It knocked back so many people but Hollie just knocked and knocked at their door and finally they said yes.
‘Kate must be one of the first people to have worn the label in this country, which shows she has an eye for fashion.
Left: Kate's latest fashion hit was bought from Hollie de Keyser in Knightsbridge, Central London. Right: Sophia Loren models for Luisa Spagnoli
‘It has been so successful for Hollie that she’s decided to open a Luisa Spagnoli store three doors down from her own shop.’
And the good news for fashion followers is it should be open just in time for the Royal Wedding.
"Ain't nobody got time for that!"