The ensemble is by British designer Matthew Williamson, who is favoured by the like of Sienna Miller.Grazia explains that Williamson had confirmation that the Duchess of Cambridge was planning on wearing the dress, which is part of his pre-fall 2012 collection, but hadn't had confirmation of when she would wear it! What a great surprise for Williamson.
I love the dash of colour-pop on the dove grey dress! (Kate does love to wear grey). I think this dress, in particular, really brings out her eyes, and more importantly, showcases just how fabulous Kate's skin is.
The Daily Mail recently reported that Kate is a fan of Heaven products on the recommendation of the Duchess of Cornwell, Camilla. According to the newspaper, Camilla has discreetly been using Heaven's organic alternative to Botox - a face mask containing bee-sting venom.
The product is pioneered by Deborah Mitchell, who claims that the product is a needle-free shortcut to youthful, line-free skin. The product isn't cheap and comes in at £65 for 50ml or £23 for 15ml.
There are, however, some fabulous alternatives to the Heaven product that will help you achieve the perfect English Rose look that Kate rocks on a daily basis! A brand I use, and couldn't recommended more (I even mentioned it in my book Kate: Style Princess) is Pai Skincare. Pai is a favourite of Natalie Portman and, if you need convincing any more, here is some more reasons to love Pai:
- All of their products are certified organic by the Soil Association
- You won't find "parfum" on any of our ingredient lists - a term that legally allows manufacturers to include up to 200 synthetic chemicals, including phthalates, in their products without declaring them on the label
- They carefully select ingredients with proven remedial and skin soothing properties
- They have a 30-day money-back guarantee
And the final proof: my skin.
What are your favourite beauty products?