Apr 162015
 

We are back with a quick post about what Prince George wore for a playdate with his mum some months ago, when the two spent time at a public park near their Anmer Hall country home. Australia’s New Idea magazine has the photos in its April 20 issue.

New Idea Magazine April 20, 2015

New Idea Magazine April 20, 2015

The pictures are from the winter, and they show the Duchess and Prince having what looks like a delightful time at Snettisham Park, a working farm that also has oodles of fun activities and attractions, including a petting zoo. There are unconfirmed reports the photos were taken with Kate’s permission; that the person selling them to the Australian magazine donated the money to charity. I really don’t know if that is the case or not.

New Idea April 20, 2015

New Idea April 20, 2015

We’re not publishing the pictures here on the blog. If interested in looking at them, this link takes you to Lulu’s Facebook page, with scans of the images.

George appears to have been in a Columbia snowsuit, the brand’s Snuggly Bunny Bunting in “collegiate navy,” originally selling in the US at $95. The piece is down filled, with a wind- and water-repellant outer layer and fleece-lined interior. There is a full-length diagonal zipper for ease in getting the garment on and off, there are also fold-over hands and feet. It is sold out at most retailers, but we found it significantly discounted ($38) at flash sale site Gilt.com.

Prince George Columbia Snuggly Bunting Snowsuit Bunting Snettisham Park Norfolk Park Petting Zoo

 

It is also still in stock in different colors and motifs at 6pm.com (prices run from $37.99 to $52.99), and at Little Trekkers ( £22.49).

Norbys Online

Norbys Online

 

It looked like the young Prince was wearing a hat by Jojo Maman Bébé, the brand’s Cable Knit Hat.

JoJo Mama Bébé

JoJo Mama Bébé

The piece is 100% cotton on the outside, lined with a snuggly warm fleece material. It retails at Jojo Maman Bébé for £12, and is also available at Amazon from various vendors, including JoJo Maman Bébé, where it is priced at $24. The piece is also offered in pink and ivory.

JoJo Maman

JoJo Maman

Our thanks to the lovely ladies at Prince George Pieces who located the snowsuit and hat!

George was in a pair of Aigle boots, a new brand for us. The word actually means “english,” it is pronounced “eh-gleu.” The boots are made by hand at Ingrandes, France near Chatellerault. Not dissimilar from the boots worn by George’s mother, Le Chameau; they are also made in France.

Aigle Infant Toddler

Aigle Infant Toddler

George’s model is Aigle’s unisex Child Baby Flac  for Infants/Toddlers. The boots are rubber, not PVC as many are these days, and lined in cotton. They are offered by Aigle on Amazon for $59. The boots are also carried at Diapers.com in the US (at $59), at John Lewis in the UK (£25) and at Smallable (€ 16.83, about $18). They come in a variety of colors and even some patterns, the motif isn’t limited to just navy blue.

Aigle 'Flac' Boot

Aigle

Our thanks to World of Windsor on Twitter for the ID on the George’s boots.

Aigle is a heritage brand worth knowing. The company has been around since 1853, started by American émigré. Aigle is credited with actually inventing and making the first rubber boot. The company also offers a broad mix of apparel and accessories. Below, some of the s/s 2015 children’s styles at Aigle.

Aigle Spring 2015 Lookbook Images Kids Boots Clothing

Aigle

As it turns out, the company also offers an almost-identical style of boots for adults, we show them at Amazon ($125). Among the celebrities seen wearing the brand: Alexa Chung, Courtney Cox, Natalie Portman, and Liv Tyler.

Aigle

Aigle

Below we show some of Aigle’s s/s 2015 adult offerings.

Aigle

Aigle

A few more styles from the spring/summer lookbook.

Aigle

Aigle

Many may have recognized a Liberty print shirt, above right. Below we share several other pieces from Aigle. None overly exciting, no party frocks or sequins, just basics that can go a long way in a wardrobe. From left to right: a classic chambray shirt in blue cotton, a women’s parka, and an oversized boyfriend sweater.

Aigle

Aigle

We’re just tickled you stopped by, it has been a little while (cough-cough) since we posted. Some of our time and energy has been going into a new site that will cover everything worn by both Cambridge kids! Thank you for being so patient!

 

Dec 132014
 

Hello to all, we are back with a fun post showcasing the new pictures of Prince George.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/WPA Rota/PA Wire

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/WPA Rota/PA Wire

The pictures were released late today, the young Prince is seen sitting on the steps of Kensington Palace. They were taken by Ed Lane-Fox, Prince Harry’s private secretary.

Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

For a professional’s insight about what Prince George is wearing, we turn to Patrick Sawyer’s story in The Telegraph:

Tony Glenville, the creative director of the London College of Fashion, said: “With so many children nowadays dressed as mini-adults, perhaps the royal family are right to go for a classic look for George.

“They have to bear in mind these photographs will be looked at for years to come. But while it may be a convention for him to look like Prince Charles did at the same age, the retro or vintage look is in fact very of the moment.”

His vest is by Cath Kidston, the Guards Tank Top. Below, we show it as seen on Pinterest.

Cath Kidston via Pinterest

Cath Kidston via Pinterest

While the vest is no longer available UPDATED Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 

Cath Kidston tells The Daily Telegraph they will re-issue George’s Guards sweater vest/tank top. From The Telegraph story:

Clothes and homeware retailer Cath Kidston is rushing to restock a sold-out tank top made famous by Prince George in his official Christmas photographs.

The Cath Kidston spokesman said: “Our guards tank top, as seen on Prince George is now sold out. Due to popular demand, we are going to look at adding it back into our range of kidswear in 2015.”

In the interim, there are plenty of Cath Kidston items in the same motif, the Guards patterns, from a Guards Bib ($10) to a Guards Blanket ($88), or a Pocket Mirror for Mom ($5, on sale from $7).

Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston

Prince George’s top is from Polarn O. Pyret, the brand’s Classic Organic Cotton Bodysuit in 100% organic cotton. The piece was originally priced at £16, it is now selling for £12.

Polarn O. Pyret

Polarn O. Pyret

The Swedish firm has been making children’s clothing for more than 35 years, they now have 100+ stores throughout Sweden and Europe. The company has a US website for those interested in its products and it also offers merchandise on Amazon.

We’re still debating precisely what trousers George is wearing. Looking at a digitally enhanced photo one can see that the Prince’s trousers are corduroy, with a fine wale. It also looks like the leg openings are elasticized. (We originally thought they might be a cotton velvet but that is not the case.)  Initially it looked like they might be the Christopher Bloomer by Chelsea Clothing Company, as seen at Trotters. But if one looks very, very closely at the photo, there is a button at the hem, something the Chelsea Clothing pair does not.

Other possibles include:

Below we show a closeup of Prince George’s cuff, as well a pair of the Aletta Boy Casual Trousers in beige, and the navy pair, both digitally lightened and without any enhancement.

YOOX

YOOX

We also looked at the Babe and Tess Velvet Trousers in Petrol Blue: although these are referred to as velvet, when digitally treated they look like they have a very fine wale. However, they do not have a button, at least not one that is visible in the product photos.

UPDATE: December 19. 2014

The shorts are by Amaia Kids, a boutique located in Chelsea Green.  They are the brand’s Griotte Bloomer in navy corduroy. The bloomers are usually available in a variety of colors, including royal blue, yellow and beige. It looks like all colors and sizes are out of stock, we have made an inquiry asking if/when they will be available for ordering. The bloomers retail for £36, about $56 at today’s exchange rates.

Amaia Kids

Amaia Kids

Prince George’s knee socks are also from Amaia, this link takes you to the style he is wearing.

George’s shoes are the Start-Rite Jo First Walker in navy leather.

Start-Rite Jo First Walking Shoe

Start-Rite Jo First Walking Shoe

Our thanks to Camilla Tominey of the Sunday Express and Emily Andrews of The Sun for their skill in IDing almost everything George is wearing!

The most recent official portrait of Prince George was released for his first birthday in July.

John Stillwell

John Stillwell

As to why the photographs have been released, we return to The Telegraph story:

Royal sources made clear the pictures have been released as part of an acknowledgement of the restraint shown by the media in allowing him to grow up without intrusion from photography.

The young Prince has certainly grown in the last few months! We hope it is a very Merry Christmas for Kate, William and George.

 

Nov 252014
 

This afternoon a new photograph with Prince George started making the rounds online.

Via Hot Monarchy

Via Hot Monarchy

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