The Kate Middie effect
I’m not a royalist, by any stretch of the imagination. But I don’t hate the royal family either – I was never above having a look at magazines with Diana in them; nor am I above clicking on the odd Prince-Harry-playing-polo-pix (phoar); nor seeing what Kate Middie’s been wearing on her latest outing to Waitrose.
I didn’t particularly like Middie’s wedding gown (it was a bit too frumpy and a bit too pointy about the boobs for my liking); I didn’t rush out to buy the blue Essa dress in which Middie got engaged; and neither did I buy the rip-off “Pippa” bridesmaid dress that Debenhams came out with.
However, slowly but surely, I do believe I’ve been a little Kate Middie’d. Nowadays I look a little longer in the window at Reiss than I ever used to (still not a fan, though). I found out what colour lipstick she wore at her wedding and tried it on at Bobbi Brown. And now I believe I’m about to make my first ever Kate Middie purchase: Those pale-gold Jimmy Choo platform sandals.
But, while the Duchess wears them as part of her “night-out” kit, teaming them only with floor-sweeping, designer evening frocks, I live in Dubai. Here, they’d be casual daywear. I’ll be wearing mine with jeans on the school run. Up your game, Middie, up your game.