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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Eight


Today, Wills and Kate went to Christchurch for a memorial service in honor of the victims of the devastating earthquake the region suffered in 2011 (and from which it is still recovering, from what I understand), then to open the Visitors Center, then to play some cricket, then to lunch at the Wigram Air Force Museum, where they also unveiled a memorial. This trip has had MANY an unveiling. Unlike yesterday, which brought FOUR COSTUME CHANGES and so much canoodling, today we had but one ensemble, but also people trying to whack balls with cricket bats.

With that, here are your Kate Credits: The suit is Luisa Spagnoli (which, according to What Would Kate Do, she also sported when they signed the book of condolence for Christchurch in 2011, which I have to believe was an intentional choice), the bag is her trusty Mulberry clutch and she’s also wearing her Episode heels, I THINK, which she also wears ALL THE TIME, so they must be comfy. (Do I need some?!? No, Jessica, my god. Get a grip, woman. You have got to get a grip. Also, I don’t think they’re for sale anymore. Which is good. For me. Although she has several other similar…no. I must be strong!)  As for W, William is in…A BLUE SUIT I KNOW SIT DOWN I AM STUNNED ALSO. Well, why mess with what works?

These two have tomorrow off, which means that sadly I will not be updating you in the middle of the night — I actually secretly enjoy getting to update you in the middle of the night, and not only because it means I get to chat with our readers on the other side of the world more than usual — but we’re back on the next day for MORE SHENANIGANS.

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Seven


There was a plethora of activities on the Wills And Kate New Zealand Tour of Many Delights And Wardrobe Changes today: Church! Children’s Tag Rugby! Wine-tasting! Getting on and off planes! White-water rafting of a sort! All of this AND loads of speculation because William made an off-hand comment that could have been interpreted as implying they were going to have another baby soon. I told you they loved New Zealand.  (I seriously just think he said that because they are all loved up right now, as you will soon see in this slideshow, if he even said it as reported. Even the Daily Mail doesn’t think she’s pregnant right this second — she did taste some wine, and got on this crazy white-water rafty thing, and as we’ve been yapping here for months, it seems highly unlikely she’s get pregnant before a trip as exhausting and wine-taste-y and raft-y as this one. But Twitter was atwitter, which is always fun. We love speculation! Also royal babies.)

Anyhoooooodle, they kicked the day off going to Palm Sunday services, then coached kids tag rugby, where William’s team won — avenging his brutal yacht loss, presumably — and then they jetted off to drink wine and white-water-raft (kind of, it was like a….Speedboat Extreme and it looked both totally fun and somewhat ridiculous, and holy god Queenstown is SO PRETTY, I want to go to there). There were a variety of wardrobe changes, and also sunglasses and hats and gowns and jeans and life-jackets and an excess of gazing at one another, so strap in because this thing has, like, everything you like.

Finally, as always, you can find complete coverage of the tour here.

[Photos: Getty, Pacific Coast News]

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Casual Fuggerday: The Recent Fugs and Fabs of Taylor Swift in the Wild


In which a woman who used to mostly get photographed with whatever dude she was dating is now more often photographed with a friend.  I was going to make a crack that model girlfriends are the new boyfriends, but you know what? I actually love seeing female friendships out in the wild. Friends are important and good! I support you, Taylor!

[Photos: Splash, WENN, INF, Fame/Flynet]

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Well Saturdayed: Emma Stone


In short, she is extremely cute in this:

In only slightly longer: it may be actually physically impossible for me to resist the combo of striped top + blazer + jeans + sunglasses + red lip. I cannot do it. And I actually do not want to.

[Photo: FameFlynet]

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Casual Fuggerday: Elle Fanning


Elle Fanning is an adorable girl and I am glad she clearly recognizes the finer things in life:

Like the importance of a caftan on a warm spring night, especially one from the Shady Pines Collection by Sophia Petrillo for Kohls.

[Photo: Pac Coast News]

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Well Played: Kate, Wills, and George’s Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, Day Six


There was A LOT on the docket today: Kate visited a children’s hospice, William went to an aerospace something or other (technically, it was the aircraft manufacturer Pacific Aerospace), they both went to visit Cambridge (appropriate; and per Twitter, there are 18,000 residents of Cambridge, NZ and a crowd of 15,000. As Cambridge Watch put it on Twitter, “those other 3000 people are no fun”) where roses were laid at memorials, and then they went and hung out with some Olympians and opened the Avantidrome. I wonder if everyone reminisced about the London Olympics and how fun they were and how everyone at those Olympics had such amazing abs….

Where were we? Ah, yes! Big day for Wills and Kate but no wardrobe change — and no George, who I don’t think we’re going to see until they get to Australia, maybe, so at least a few more days…I think. (Tomorrow is even busier and involves a Maori welcome and wine-tasting and rugby and white-water rafting, which is actually also all of what I have on my sked tomorrow as well.) At any rate, let’s eyeball them. I hope it goes without saying that I like her green Erdem coat VERY MUCH. She told someone that William thought it was “a bit bright,” but I am pleased that she clearly was like, “yes,  and you own 45 identical blue suits,” and wore it anyway. (I can’t see what she’s got on underneath — there was serious discussion on Twitter, and we finally decided it was probably old tee shirts of W’s — but I guess we were wrong, as I read on Kate Middleton Style that it’s this fabulous dress by Susannah which now I also covet. So. Yeah. This tour is really, really bad for my budget.)

You should know that as always I picked the photos where (a) you can best see her outfit, and  (b) they’re cute with each other. Let’s not pretend we don’t care about that.

[Photos: Getty, Splash]

 

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