Kate Middleton’s stylish accessory has given rise to ‘The Kate Effect’ and has already taken hold of royal fans as the earrings she wore at the Wimbledon semi-finals on Thursday has sold out.
She wore the same pair of earrings for her engagement a day earlier to present the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize. Kate’s baroque pearls are from Soru Jewelry.
The earrings consisted of multi-faceted Swarovski crystals and were purchased from the Baar & Bass in London. It is the same exclusive boutique at King’s Road that now houses the new jewelry range designed by none other than Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy. The earrings are priced at $168 and have already sold out, People reports.
The earrings are designed by U.K.-based sisters Francesca Kelly and Marianna Doyle. “We are delighted! She is not only a style icon, but a fantastic role model and true beauty,” said Kelly, talking to People. She added that it was a proud moment for them when the Duchess of Cambridge wore the earrings designed by them.
Kelly told that since Kate Middleton wore the earrings, “The Kate Effect” was in full swing with people expressing interest in them. The siblings’ collection is handmade using precious and semi-precious gemstones. The current waiting list for getting a pair of the same earrings is one to two weeks.
Meanwhile, Kate Middleton made a fashion faux pas when she attended the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England on Friday. The 34-year-old wore a plastic tortoise-shell band to keep her long brunette locks in place, People reports. She wore the same hairband when the family went for an outing to the Houghton Horse Trails near their Norfolk home in May.
The tortoise-shell Alice band was a childish, nursery-inspired trend loved by Sloane Rangers in the 1980s. In fact it was Kate’s stylish mum-in-law Princess Diana, who helped set the Alice band trend in the 80s. Named after Lewis Caroll’s Alice, who in illustrations wore a ribbon round her head, the bands could be velvet and padded, thin and plastic, and fat and embellished.
Besides, royals like Sarah Ferguson, the former Duchess of York, and her daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been spotted on several occasions wearing the band when they were kids.