In a surprising twist to the world of royal fashion, Kate Middleton is gaining as much attention for her power suits as for her renowned royal re-wears. The Duchess, the “queen” of elegance, has not only embraced power suits but made the bold move of repeating the same suit twice in a single week.
The Holland Cooper Ensemble
This isn’t your ordinary black business wear. It’s a dark blue pinstriped suit from Holland Cooper, boasting a double-breasted blazer and wide-legged trousers adorned with distinctive gold buttons.
The Princess of Wales showcased this gem of a suit on September 29 during a visit with Apple CEO Tim Cook, pairing it with a cream turtleneck for a touch of sophistication. Surprisingly, just a few days later on October 3, she donned the same suit, this time coupling it with a white bodysuit blouse to commemorate the UK’s Black History Month alongside her husband, Prince William.
A Sustainable Fashion Statement
Kate Middleton has certainly not shied away from re-wearing her favorite pieces, a trend she’s notably embraced. A bright red Zara blazer made a reappearance on a different royal engagement, showcasing her practical approach to fashion. Long before her foray into her Girl Boss era, the Duchess was known for favoring a select few ladylike coat and shirt dress ensembles, often gracing multiple public appearances with the same pieces.
For many, Kate Middleton’s unapologetic repetition of outfits is a welcomed normalization of the practice for women. In a world often driven by ever-changing fashion trends, the Duchess’s commitment to re-wearing not only showcases her timeless style but also promotes sustainability and a sensible approach to fashion that any person would admire.
We’ve all thought about how easy the life of an animal is. No work, no chores, no struggles. Well, someone went a step further and tried living like that for real. Sounds crazy? Well, it is true. Author of The Toaster Project, Thomas Thwaites wanted a break from all the stress of life and therefore decided to try and live the life of a goat. In fact, he also wrote a book titled GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday From Being a Human and elaborated on his entire experience.
How it All Began
Thwaites recalls believing as a young child that he wouldn’t have to go to school if he were a cat. He wanted to take a break from all the stress and this is what pushed him to make the Wellcome Trust, a nonprofit organization established to support research aimed at enhancing both human and animal health.
Man Turned Goat
It took nine months for Thwaites to put his idea together, and with the support of his money, the University of Salford prosthetics clinic was able to create two additional legs and hooves. He also considered acquiring an artificial stomach to aid with his grass digestion, but he had to abandon that idea because of health concerns. In order to fully experience goat life, the author eventually made his way to an Alps farm. He spent three days there and later referred to his time there as “a special kind of time.”
After Thwaites was done with his surreal experience, he wrote a book about it. Will Thwaites and his readers learn the true meaning of being human? These questions are teased in his book, which details his “hilarious and strange odyssey through engineering, design, and psychology.”