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Get The Look – The Duchess of Cambridge

Remember when we mentioned in our last post about raspberry being our favourite colour for this winter season? We loved the Duchess of Cambridge’s look for her first Christmas at Sandringham back in 2011. Matching berry tones with her hat and wool coat, but nothing too over the top.

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Like Kate, we have our own take on the classic Trilby. One of the newest additions to our online shop, it is now available and perfect for the cold season. It is a great colour that can be matched with a berry coat or even a classic black coat.

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What’s Going on This Winter?

It’s that time of the year again – short days of sunshine and the start of the winter chill. On the bright side, it is also just six weekends away and it’ll be one of the most festive seasons of the year. Like many shops on the high street, the christmas tunes are on a roll here at the studio, as well as all the pre-christmas preparation with our new collection of winter hats.

I’m sure everyone has been through the usual struggles of, “how should I update this year’s winter wardrobe?” or even worse, “what do I get for so and so this christmas?”, or both. Well, for this month, we have done that part of research for you and have put together a little something to help with that.

Not to go crazy with the Christmas spirit, but we definitely think colour is always a great idea when it comes to the winter season… even if we all tend to wake up in the morning and just feel like grabbing that safe coloured grey beanie. Hats are great additions to style and colour up the wet, gloomy season. They also make great, thoughtful gifts.

A classic Fedora is almost a necessity in the wardrobe. Not only will they be a lifesaver on the bad-hair mornings of the winter days, they will keep you warm and add a little mystery to the look. From Phillip Plein’s fall 2016 RTW collection to Ralph Lauren, the oversized fedora is back.

Black is always a great classic colour that will go with anything. Particularly if you’re into bright, festive christmas jumpers, a black fedora will be a perfect, subtle complement. Bottle green and raspberry are the two other colours we have got in mind for this fall.

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(Boots: Kurt Geiger, Coat: Rag & Bone | Hats: Style SUN2037 in Green, SUN2035 in Sand, Sun2035 in Black)

Alternatively, plum is another great classic colour that will fit in subtly with the festive season. We loved Keira Knightley’s casual and grunge look with a leather jacket, and a touch of plum in the hat to keep it classy and feminine. All well dressed, and warm for the winter!

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(Leather jacket: All Saints, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Boots: Kurt Geiger | Hats from left to right: Style 231 FCH, JES0116, SUN 2029)

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Speaking of the cold winter, it’s not just the wardrobe that needs an update, but don’t forget the home too! We’re picturing warm cosy fireplaces, fleece blankets, decorated and a lit christmas tree, as well as a little lovely addition… a scotty dog.

Coming in a range of colours, our favourite for this christmas season is definitely the grey thompson.

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To see more colours, or to pick one up, click here.

Get the Look ‘Cloche’

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Period films have always inspired us for a look more feminine and elegant. With this year’s Suffragette proving a big success, naturally retro styles are in demand… Our take is inspired by Angelina Jolie’s role in Changeling: With the accessories in warm burgundy tones, the timeless camel trench coat and the nude dress balancing it, we guarantee you will be feeling like a real lady this winter!

‘Get the look’ Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama is very fond of Preen and has wore other creations of the label in numerous times in the past. This particular dress is outstanding as it catches the hottest trends of the season, lace and bright neon pastel hues, extremely flattering for your post-holiday tan.

Created by hand, Hat Style No. 202 is the perfect accessory to accompany the dress in an impeccable style. Its base consisting of natural sinamay fan in navy blue, embellished with so en vogue lime yellow goose feathers that catch the eye and give a fresh, playful touch. The details, silk flowers and coque feathers in vibrant greek blue complete the dazzling ensemble. Perfect for an outgoing, sanguine character, someone who desires to channel their courteous and gracious mindset into the world!

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Alexander McQueen

The Duchess of Cambridge looking elegant as ever in Alexander McQueen coat dress. Match this beautiful ensemble with a bow style headpiece. Creating a stylised bow as the focal point of the headpiece is a key way of creating an illusion of height and accentuating a heart shape face.

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‘Get the Look’ Gucci

“Get the Look” Gucci SS14

One our lovely clients is off to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot next week and is wearing this beautiful Gucci Dress from their Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. In preparation for the event we have created exclusively for her a Hat that matches perfectly. We take great pride in all our designs, our Head Designer is nothing less than a perfectionist and worked on this design personally. Hand dying each aspect to ensure the colours matched and the overall outfit looked flawless and coordinated to perfection.

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We love the colour composition of raspberry, sunburnt orange and black, creating a glamorous and luxurious attire. We know that our lovely client is going to look stunning at Royal Ascot this year and can’t wait to see some of the photos.

Will be keeping you posted in our testimonials.

‘Get the Look’ L.K.Bennett London

“Get the Look” L.K. Bennett SS14

Our recent collaboration with L.K. Bennett for their Spring/Summer 2014 has been fantastic. We have created some exclusive designs specially tailored to compliment their most recent range and colour palette.

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The Duchess of Cambridge is seen here wearing two dresses from L.K. Bennett’s current SS14 collection, both pieces featuring that statement fire blue that is a perfect colour for the Summer season. It’s bold and block colour creates a statement fearless look that will make you stand out in the crowd.

This outfit accompanied with one our hat designs (whose colour palette has been perfectly matched to the entire range) is the ultimate look for either a summer wedding this season or even Royal Ascot or Ladies Lunch.

To check out more of our designs and L.K. Bennett’s current range check our both our website and L.K. Bennett’s Glasgow store:

www.ultimatedesignhats.com

L.K. Bennett London 32 Royal Exchange Square, City Centre, Glasgow G1 3AB, United Kingdom
+44 141 221 5500