Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace

It seems the recent Royal resurgence is showing no signs of slowing down after the unveiling of a glamourous new exhibition at Kensington Palace. Fashion Rules showcases the exquisite dresses worn by members of the Royal family.

Aiming to take a nostalgic look back through the decades, the elegant displays show dresses belonging to three Royal women in the time they appeared to be at their most stylish; the 1950s tiny nipped in waisted gowns belonging to HM Queen Elizabeth II, the more liberal shorter skirts and sheerer fabrics of the 60s and 70s belonging to Princess Margaret. And not forgetting the sparkles and shoulder pads of the late Princess Diana whose dresses are synonymous with the fashions of the 1980s.

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Five rooms of stunning creations including, 21 couture dresses, show how these women reflected trends despite the restrictions and expectations that come with a very royal wardrobe!

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And while we’re all in anticipation of the arrival of the Royal baby, exhibition curator Cassie David has revealed hopes to one day display outfits belonging to the Duchess of Cambridge. At present, Kate is simply too new to the Royal family and most of her outfits are still part of her personal wardrobe, ready to be re-worn in true Kate style.

Fashion Rules will run until Summer 2015.

New: Oxford Vaughan

A new British premium eyewear brand has arrived in store, just in time for the glorious weather we’ve been having.

Oxford Vaughan is inspired by British design and luxury. Designed for a life that’s driven by a passion for adventure, it’s no surprise that lines are inspired by racing, yachting and aviation. Focus is on performance and manufacture boasts over 140 stages of precision-engineering; each frame is built by hand in Japan and finished in Britain using only the best materials available. The attention to detail and level of finishing is unrivalled.

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The glasses are constructed using titanium hardware plated with 21K white gold or 18K yellow gold finishes and boast polarised world-renowned Zeiss lens technology for unrivalled eye protection. And with style names such a SpeedBird, Superyacht and Monza (which is the legendary home of Italian Formula 1 racing) it’s clear that Oxford Vaughan delivers high-performance, premium eyewear at its very best.

And if that wasn’t enough, each pair of hand-crafted glasses comes with its own serial number and stainless steel warranty card, all beautifully presented in a piano black lacquered case which holds the hand stiched black Italian leather saddle roll to store the glasses.

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Oxford Vaughan brand ambassadors include the Apache Helicopter Display Team, the Chief Test Pilot at BAE Systems and racing driver Antony Reid. And Wayne Rooney was even spotted in his Speedbird glasses at Wimbledon over the weekend.

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For the ultimate in British luxury, don’t miss the must-see Oxford Vaughan collection in store now, and also available to buy online.