Fashion Cheat Sheet

03.17.14

Kate Middleton's St. Patrick's Day Look; 'Vogue UK' Editor Defends Skinny Cover Models

And Jimmy Choo considers an IPO.

Kate Middleton's St. Patrick's Day Look: After two years of wearing the same pleated Emilia Wickstead coat to the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade at Aldershot Barracks, Kate Middleton has finally switched things up. The Duchess arrived at the British military training academy on Monday sporting a forest green Hobbs 'Persephone Trench,' accessorized with a gold shamrock brooch by Cartier (first worn by Queen Alexandra in 1901) and a coordinating Gina Foster fascinator. [Marie Claire UK]

Vogue UK Editor Defends Skinny Cover Models: During an interview on BBC Radio 2 between singer Lily Allen andVogue UK's Alexandra Shulman, the editor admitted that she was “bored” with the hot-button debate as to why models were thin. Her reasoning? No one wants to see a “real person” on the cover of a glossy. “I think Vogue is a magazine that’s about fantasy to some extent and dreams, and an escape from real life,” Shulman said. “People don’t want to buy a magazine like Vogue to see what they see when they look in the mirror. They can do that for free.” [The Telegraph]

Jimmy Choo Considers an IPO: Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo, owned by parent company Labelux, is reportedly interested in selling a portion of the label valued at over $1 billion. A source reveled to The Sunday Times that “preliminary meetings” were being held with bankers to discuss an IPO. The sale would not alter the control that Labelux has over business and operations. [Vogue UK]