Just wanted to share with you this amazing collage made by Brittany from the Facebook page Repli-Kate It. Every month she creates a collage on which she wears all kinds of Kate inspired outfits, based on a specific theme, like the London Olympics or out with the scouts.
For the collage of this October she invited a bunch of members of the Kate Appreciation Society (a.k.a. followers of What Kate Wore and all other Kate-related blogs) to participate and join her at one of the Queen's Buckingham Palace tea parties ;-) Here's the result!
Pretty amazing, huh? Those are some photoshop skills!
The members of out tea party from left to right:
1. Jennifer from North Dakota, USA:
- Replikate of the pink Emilia Wickstead dress (Tatiana's Delights on Etsy)
- Replikate of the matching Jane Corbett hat (GirlFabulosity on Etsy)
2. Brittany (Repli-Kate It) from California, USA:
- Replikate of the yellow Jenny Packham dress (custom order on Etsy)
- Replikate of Jane Corbett hat (GirlFabulosity on Etsy)
- L.K. Bennett Sledge pumps
3. Anna (My Small Obsessions) from Poland:
- Zara blue cornflower dress
- Vivien Sheriff replikate fascinator (Girl Fabulosity on Etsy)
4. Brandi (GirlFabulosity) from North Carolina, USA:
- Hobbs Wessex dress
- Stuart Weitzman Minx wedges
- L.K. Bennett Natalie clutch
- Whiteley taupe hat
5. Me a.k.a. Tatiana (Tatiana's Delights) from the Netherlands:
- Replikate of the DvF Maja dress (Tatiana's Delights on Etsy)
- L.K. Bennett taupe Sliver heels
- Replikates of the Temple of Heaven earrings (Designs by Noa on Etsy)
6. Laura from California, USA:
- Moraiah dress by Temperley
- L.K. Bennett Natalie clutch
- Replikate of Gina Foster potato chip hat (GirlFabulosity on Etsy)
7. Emma from California, USA:
- Topshop polka dot dress
- Black replikate hat
- Ralph Lauren replikate jacket
Unfortunately I didn't have a hat that would match my outfit. Brittany tried to photoshop one on me, but the only nude/beige Kate inspired hat (that no one was already wearing) was the hat Kate wore with the green weave dress by Jonathan Saunders when she arrived on the Solomon Islands, and that made me look like a jew (which I am not, so that wasn't really an appropriate look), so I am now just kicking against the etiquette fences attending a Buckingham Palace tea party without a hat (the horror!).
So, what would you wear if you would be invited to one of the Queen's tea parties?
On 14 September 2012, during the Royal tour in the South Pacific, Kate attended a tea party at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Kuala Lumpur, to which she wore a icy blue and white lace dress by Temperley fit for a fairy princess! But apart from that gorgeous dress, she also surprised us with a new pair of earrings in a dangle teardrop design, most likely in white gold, diamond and blue topaz. Unfortunately we still don't know where she got them. But that doesn't make them any less beautiful of course.
Below are three close-ups of the earrings.
Since I am a huge sucker for small dangle earrings I began searching for a similar pair for less than $100, but although the design doesn't look very difficult, no replikates were in sight (it is the Darwin Dilemma all over again...).
Luckily, Anna from the facebook page My Small Obsessions shared a replikate pair she bought on Novica.com. They are by far the best pair of replikates of these earrings I have seen so far, so a few weeks ago I ordered a pair for myself. Here they are:
'Arctic tear' blue topaz, CZ and sterling silver earrings, Bhavesh on Novica.com, $54.99
Novica was founded in 1999 by a group of people to help artisans in rural communities all over the world make their business a success by creating a free global platform from which they can operate a sustainable creative business. At Novica the artisans have all the control. They are free to raise or lower their own prices, can withdraw their products at any time, and can put their items on sale. Also, on every product page you can find a picture and biography of the person who made the product. That way you get to know the story behind your product. All in all, I think Kate would approve you buying at Novica ;-)
The replikate earrings are called 'Arctic tear', and are made of tear shaped blue topaz stones in a setting of .925 sterling silver and clear cubic zirconias. They are approximately 1" x 0.4" (2.5 x 1 cm) and handcrafted by an artisan named Bhavesh, who lives in Jaipur, India. And although the earrings are send directly from India, the package arrived within a week! (It was send via FedEx).
Looking at the close-ups of Kate I believe the earrings from Novica are slightly bigger, and maybe a bit darker blue, but as I said, they are still the best pair of replikates I've seen so far. After wearing them for a few times I think they are of good quality and definitely worth the $54.99.
Jacket: Mango / Trousers: H&M / Boots: Le Chameau / Jumper: Zara / Scarf: holiday souvenir /
Sunglasses: Amazon / Earrings: Tatiana's Delights on Etsy
There is no better way to celebrate the autumn weather by going to the beach! Gone are all the people and their beach towels. What remains is just empty space, wet sand and gray skies.
When William and Kate still lived in Anglesey they were regularly spotted taking walks on the beach, and no wonder. There is something very liberating and calming about an empty beach on a cloudy day. And of course it was an excellent occasion for me to take my Chameau boots out for a walk!
Because I only wear them 3 or 4 times a year, I didn't want to spend the full price for my Chameau Vierzonord boots. Luckily I found a pair on Ebay that had only been worn once or twice, and I bought it for around $80. They are really of very great quality, and thanks to the neoprene lining my feet always stay warm. My tip of the day: if you are looking for Kate's Chameaus at a lower price, try searching regularly on the Ebay websites of other countries. I got mine on the French Ebay.
And of course the best way to end the day is with my first hot chocolate of the season!
Do you also love to go to the beach when the weather starts getting colder? Or is the beach only a summer 'thing' for you? I want to know if you celebrate autumn weather too , and if yes: how?
Want to make one as well?
This is what you will need:
Apart from that you will also need:
How do you make it?
4. Glue the pieces of carpet on the tops of the lack shelves (I used carpet glue for this), and let it dry for
at least 24 hours.
5. Attach the Lack shelves to the wall that you want to create the cat tree on (as explained in the
6. For extra solidity, attach the long sides of the Ekby Mans brackets at the bottom of the long Lack
shelves (and the short sides to the wall, obviously).
And the most important thing of all: Taiyo and Vashti are both very happy with the new shelves and use them a lot!
I know, I know! It has been such a long time! I am so sorry for my absence, but I promise that I won't go MIA again like this!
But: Autumn is here, and so is Tatiana's Delights again! As I already posted on the Facebook page, and as you can see now, I got TatianasDelight.com a simple and clean new outfit. All blog posts you can now find under the HOME tab. If you wish to filter the blog posts you can click on the different categories on the right.
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Tatiana's Delights on Etsy!
Bright and brand new as of today is the Tatiana's Delights Etsy shop!
With the Etsy shop I have tried to make it easier for you to buy custom made dresses, coats and cashmere items inspired by Kate and Pippa. There are clear pictures of the items available, along with descriptions regarding their colour, the fabrics they are made of, and when Kate wore the items they are inspired by. Also, you can now place an order whenever you want. A lot more items will be added soon, so don't forget to keep checking out Tatiana's Delights on Etsy!
The replikate collages are back!
Back by popular demand are the Replikate collages I first started with on Facebook! I really loved making these! But besides posting about how to copy Duchess Kate's style, I felt I also want to write about other things that inspire me and keep me busy, so you can also expect regular posts about my own outfits, my adorable cats Taiyo and Vashti, how I am decorating my first apartment and posts about outfits from other (royal) ladies, like Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Pippa Middleton, Queen Maxima, Countess Sophie and Crown Princess Letizia. I am always interested in your input, so if you want to see a post about a particular outfit, don't hesitate to let me know!
But for now: The weather is getting colder (for most of us), and I find myself looking at Kate's autumn and winter outfits for new inspiration. A year ago, on 9 October 2012, she visited the opening of St. George's football park with Prince William. Since she had to spend a lot of time outside there she wore a - in my opinion particularly great - outfit to keep warm: her grey-olive green Reiss Angel coat, black tights, black suede Aquatalia Rhumba boots, a croco-embossed leather belt from Reiss and her gold and green amethyst earrings from Kiki McDonough. Unfortunately, all items are either expensive or sold out, but luckily there are some great replikates available this season.
What do you think? Any items you might consider buying? Or maybe you know a replikate that is even better? Don't forget to share it on the Tatiana's Delights Facebook page!
I will be adding the collages and all items I use in them to my Pinterest board Tatiana's Delights - Replikate collages and products. So be sure to check it out and don't forget to repin anything you like!
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