Affairs, Design

Royal baby: fashion outfits and collection

Prince George was born on 22nd July 2013. Almost 24 months after this event, a second birth is looming.

The Press in general is waiting for the “new royal baby” with already a list of unanswered questions: is it a boy or a girl – what will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child be called?

There is also the expectation whether Kate and William will face the photographers with Prince George and his new born brother and sister in their arms – to repeat their first presentation in 2013.

The Duchess has been observed and scrutinised during her pregnancy and public appearances. Tabloids are always after a new photo and eventual gossips. There is as well the ongoing query of “what was Kate wearing” or more precisely “who is she wearing“?

The Royal fashion is something which seems to attract the attention of fans but also haute couture designers! When a personality with a high profile is expecting a baby there are certainly always a couple of couturiers which are thinking of something special and different for the future mothers. If it looks good on these women, others will want to have it as they will feel associated with a person that million have seen wearing that particular cut and look.

A few years back, Hunter boots and Barbour jackets started to appear in the urban landscape – urban & casual chic maybe – this only happened because Kate and William had this look. Some young couples are seeing them as real influencers of what to wear – fashionable and comfortable too.

Catherine Middleton and Prince William with Hunter Boots

Catherine Middleton and Prince William with Hunter Boots

When Prince George was just one year old, lenses started to look at him but also his style given by his parents. When you think that Dior has a site dedicated to baby fashion – visit HERE.

Of course, not everyone has the budget for an expensive label,  but there are plenty more to choose from with affordable price tags. Especially when you know that your offspring will need new garments so fast.

John Lewis is a versatile retailer which attracts a wide range of customers and offers traditional but nonetheless contemporary designs. The interlock complete with a hat for boys and/or girls won’t go out of fashion and can be passed to the next one.

According to the “Royal News” the baby is due soon (April 2015) no exact date.

Interlock complete with hat for boys or girls - from Emile et Rose

Interlock complete with hat for boys or girls – from Emile et Rose

There are speculations that this event – which would take most magazines front covers – could “interfere” with the imminent Election Day!

There is as well the craze for the eventual names – see pictures below.

Royal Baby Girl Names

Royal Baby Girl Names

Royal Baby Boy Names

Royal Baby Boy Names

In the end, it might be something totally different and maybe not deeply rooted in the tradition?!

The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge is a young couple who might want something more modern than the usual James or Victoria… unless they have some rules to respect – such as the way their coat of arms is formed.

Prince William and Catherine Middleton Coat of Arms

Prince William and Catherine Middleton Coat of Arms

In a few months time (July) it will be the second birthday of Prince George. Journalists will, without a doubt, keep a close eye on this too. Will this celebration be hosted by Party Pieces – Kate’s mother being the founder/owner of this company which supply everything you need for family parties.

…Over the years we have successfully built a vast number of best selling party ranges from the latest children’s themes and 1st birthday ranges to parties for all ages and occasions… Source

For the time being there is not a lot we can actually reveal: from the outfit(s) to the name(s) – what if they were twins?! This could surprise everyone and change the way a family is running…unless you have a professional nanny around.

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Business, Culture

Turner Locker Barnfield Revival – review

Last weekend (6th and 7th September 2014) we took the way to the Southwest of England – Devonshire to be more precise, as we wanted to check this region situated at just 2 hours 15 minutes from the Capital (train from Paddington).

We decided to reside in Exeter in the heart of the county.

The city is not that big but there is a real buzz. A lot of independent shops just off High Street and down Fore Street.

We were looking forward to an event we slightly covered back in April 2014. It is the first of its kind in the business district located in Southernhay.

Turner Locker Barnfield commercial property consultants were behind this vintage vehicles gathering. No one knew what to expect. Slight anxiety first around 10am when only a handful of cars arrived in this unique setting that is Barnfield Crescent. A beautiful place for such event.

…Barnfield Crescent is a Georgian crescent garden. Barnfield Crescent was, like Southernhay West and Dix’s Field, a development by Matthew Nosworthy. It was planned in 1792 but in 1805 only five houses, Nos 2-6, were built. No 1 was added in a similar style in c.1840 by Dr Thomas Shapter, but it is of three storeys, not four like the rest of the crescent… Source

Turner Locker Barnfield  Revival - Barnfield Crescent Exeter - photo by WhiteAndCream

Turner Locker Barnfield Revival – Barnfield Crescent Exeter – photo by WhiteAndCream

Within half and hour the crescent was almost full of incredible cars and motorbikes too. There was more to it than just roaring engines.

Well thought entertainment, food and drink was there too including:

  • BikeCaffe Exeter for a delightful and quirky coffee
  • Good Game for burgers and sausages
  • Hidden Treasure tea room for….tea and cakes
  • Frobishers Juices providing refreshing drinks
  • The Cocktail Caravan for freshly prepared beverages.

For the music it was all about The Night Owls Band and The Siren Sisters bringing that real feel of being out of this world usually full of electronic gadgets. For a day all technology was left aside in order to completely absorb the beauty of this “So British” meeting of petrol heads loving wonderful engines and shapes.

TLB Revival Exeter 2014 - photo by WhiteAndCream

TLB Revival Exeter 2014 – photo by WhiteAndCream

There was even a stall of Vintage clothes by The Real McCoy…just in case you forgot your flat cap or tweed.

Turner Locker Barnfield Revival Exeter - photo by WhiteAndCream

Turner Locker Barnfield Revival Exeter – photo by WhiteAndCream

Turner Locker Barnfield Revival 2014 - photo by WhiteAndCream

Turner Locker Barnfield Revival 2014 – photo by WhiteAndCream

This was just the first TLB Revival put together on a small scale. However, the response was pleasing and the success was undeniable. Turner Locker added a small update on their News section of their site.

This shows that working in the investment property market  also allows to have a passion outside the office space and weekends can be spend at better things than watching television or scrolling down the touchscreen of your smartphone.

Of course, this was not to compete with Goodwood Revival but to simply reproduce a winning recipe as long as there are enough participants to create that vintage buzz and to bring a community together for a few hours.

To be continued…

TLB Revival event Exeter - photo by Andrew Butler

TLB Revival event Exeter – photo by Andrew Butler

 

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