The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to Paro Taktshang, Bhutan, on the second day of their royal visit to the kingdom. They had flown in from India on Thursday.
Paro Taktshang, also known as the Tiger’s Nest monastery, is located on a cliff face, 3,000 m above sea level. The royal couple walked 900 m to the revered site, taking three hours to reach the monastery, built in 1692.
The Duchess wore a Jaeger white blouse, Really Wild khaki leather waistcoat, khaki Zara jeans, and her 10-year-old, calf-length Penelope Chilvers boots.
â€˜It was quite tough on the way up,’ noted Prince William. The Duchess said that it was a ‘great way to burn off the curry.’
The Prince’s father, the Prince of Wales, half-completed the hike in 1998.
In the evening, they attended a reception for British nationals and people with close ties to the UK that evening. The Duchess wore a red gown with a poppy print by Beulah, from its springâ€“summer 2015 collection. The poppy is Bhutan’s national symbol.
Carrera y Carrera has announced its Retiro collection, inspired by the Buen Retiro Park in Madrid and its garden.
Garden folklore talks of a head gardener, Cecilio RodrÃguez, who was in love with the youngest daughter of Duke FernÃ¡n NÃºÃ±ez. To win her favour, he created the garden with the intent that it would flower every season thanks to its variety of plants, to show that his love would be cyclical and eternal. The Duke, however, disapproved, and RodrÃguez was fired, and banished from the garden. The Duke commissioned a statue of Lucifer, at the Fountain of the Falling Angel (1922), to symbolize the failed romance. It is the only known public monument of the devil.
The new collection has designs for each of the four seasons. Spring designs are inspired by daisies and almond flowers, with transparent pastel shades; summer has more exotic, tropical hues; autumn is marked with reds, ochres and purples; while winter features white gold and diamonds, inspired by the season’s frost and angular icebergs.
Margarita maxi ring in yellow gold, pink sapphires, orange sapphires, and other jewels.
Gecko maxi ring in yellow gold, olivines, topazes and amethyst.
Hoja double ring in rose gold, smokey quartz, prasiolite, pink tourmaline.
Iceberg ring in white gold, blue topaz and diamonds.
Model Cara Delevingne will model the springâ€“summer 2016 Chanel eyewear campaign, wearing a tweed and cotton cap, a tweed jacket and a sleeveless top with silver embroideries and ribbon bows from the Chanel Airlines ready-to-wear collection. The campaign breaks in April.
The advertising will showcase frames from the Plein Soleil and Bijou 2016 collections, and a mirrored mask with a laser-engraved effect from the springâ€“summer 2016 ready-to-wear catwalk show.
The Plein Soleil collection has a two-tone look (black merges into blue on the cat-eye frames, and black to white on the oval optical) and is inspired by tie-dye motifs. The Bijou collection features the camellia motif extensively.
Delevingne appears in blue when modelling the mask, and in more conventional lighting when showing off the regular frames.
Karl Lagerfeld himself chose Delevingne and shot the campaign.