Kate Middleton's Royal Blue Look Is as Versatile as It Gets
Though she attended church with her family over the weekend, today marked Kate Middleton's first official engagement of 2017. As you might have guessed, she slipped on a British brand for the occasion: little-known label Eponine London.
The duchess took to the Anna Freud Centre in London in a blue, belted coat from the brand, which creates small collections each season that can be purchased from its online shop as well as custom pieces for private clients. The design is the ultimate in versatility as it also doubles as a dress—which means we can probably expect her to wear it that way at some point down the line given her penchant for wearing her favorite pieces more than once.
Kate is a lady after our own hearts, as she'll don several pieces from any brand that does right by her the first time. This isn't her first outing in vintage-inspired Eponine: She wore a red skirt suit from the label back in March of last year:
"I am so thrilled to see the duchess wearing Eponine again," the brand's designer and founder Jet Shenkman told the U.K.'s The Telegraph. "She looks beautiful as ever." We couldn't agree more. And as for the coat? "It is double wool crepe," Shenkman explains. "The first inspiration for the collection was the colors: that came after a visit to Greece. Then based on the classic '50s and '60s shapes we then played with volume and proportions but remained true to the Eponine look."
The Duchess of Cambridge joins a 'theraplay' session at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’ Early Years Parenting Unit (EYPU). The EYPU, opened in 2011, offers an assessment and treatment programme which works to keep families together, and help parents become more aware of, and responsive to, their children's needs, leading to more emotionally attuned parenting.
But fashion aside, the Duchess of Cambridge's engagement today was an important one. At the Centre, she joined a "theraplay" session for the Children and Families' Early Years Parenting Unit. As a mother herself, it looks like she not only had a great time but also picked up some important lessons.