|Kate and Princess Charlotte in Canada. Getty Images photo.|
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on tour in Canada with their children at the moment and Kate kicked off the journey with some great jewelry. Her Maple Leaf diamond brooch by Asprey is on loan from the Queen, and her earrings, in tanzanite and diamond, are from G. Collins & Sons. Quite nice! Some of her sartorial choices of late have begun to worry me, though this ensemble seems tasteful and appropriate. Does it also seem…too old for her? It is hard to remember she is just 34 when I see these pictures. Do you think the jewelry is responsible for that, or is it the dress, hair or hat? I would love to hear your thoughts on this!
Also, do you think William and Kate call their daughter Little Char-Char from time to time? I certainly hope so. I hear that’s what other parents of girls named Charlotte do!
|William and Catherine and Kids arrive in Canada. Reuters photo.|
I have to say, I am impressed with Kate’s high heels skills. Plane steps, toddler in arms, and holding the hand of an unpredictable three-year old, all at the same time? And stays upright in what look to be 3 1/2 to 4 inch heels? Amazing.
|Nice shot detailing the hat, hair and dress. Maybe she is giving George a pep talk to be good! Wireimage photo.|
|Kate wears the Maple Leaf brooch by Asprey, on loan from the Queen! Photo by Reuters.|
I was excited to find out that Bunny Mellon’s collection of Jean Schlumberger jewelry and objects will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond starting February 11, 2017. Woo hoo! I hope I get a chance to visit it. The further down the jewelry rabbit hole I go, the more I love the vision, wit, color, design details, and craftsmanship of the incomparable Jean Schlumberger (1907-1987), who became the chief designer at Tiffany & Co. in 1956. This necklace is his “Jasmine (Breath of Spring)” from 1966 of 18k gold, platinum, colored sapphires, and diamonds that Bunny owned. It is divine! Some of the objects that will be included in the exhibit were made to her specifications. What can be better than bespoke Schlumberger? I think that must be about as rich as it gets. You can read more about the exhibit here.
|A Schlumberger “Jasmine (Breath of Spring)” necklace from the collection of Bunny Mellon. Let the weeping begin!|
|Love this J. Crew ad featuring a look with a neckerchief!|
J. Crew has some really great items in their Fall 2016 catalog and I particularly liked this photo of a model wearing a striped shirt, houndstooth blazer, pale blue coat, and a neckerchief! I think the neckerchief (or bandana, if you prefer), is such a perfect transitional accessory for early fall. Don’t forget October’s “How I Wear My” is devoted to it! Send pictures to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 3, 2016.
Let me know what’s on YOUR mind these days! And do chime in about Kate. Or Bunny! Or J. Crew!