Archive of ‘Modern Princess’ category

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Identity: Catherine vs. Kate

This month, I have the pleasure of writing to the WWKD readers while I’m on vacation, visiting my family in the Northeast USA. I use the word “vacation” loosely in this context, as I am here with my two little ones, my husband, mother, sister and my sister’s two little kiddos. It’s a full house, […] Read more…

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The Modern Princess: Self-Care

As a psychologist, I have seen many women come in to my office feeling depleted, overwhelmed, and fatigued.  Upon discussing their history and relationships, a familiar — and unfortunate — pattern emerges.  These women balance their jobs, spouses/significant others, children, parents, siblings, and friends and never seem to take any time for themselves.  I believe […] Read more…

Can I please have a wedding like hers?

Rules of EtiKate: Weddings

If you are anything like me, you are either at the age or approaching the age in which it seems that every other day, a new friend on Facebook is getting engaged. Engagements mean weddings, which are both exciting and nerve-racking. What does Dressy Casual even mean? What is an acceptable gift to bring? Which […] Read more…

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Embracing Everyday Gracefulness

When I was the ripe old age of five years old, I started taking ballet classes. While I was never good enough to become a professional ballerina (even though I dreamed about it), I learned a lot in my ten years of pink tights, ballerina buns, and plies. As I grew older, I had to […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Cell Phones

As we have discussed before on WWKD, we rarely see Kate with a cell phone. She does not walk down the street chatting into her iPhone or text while she shops. She focuses on the people she is with and the world around her, something we can all do a little more often. I am […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Traveling

Kate and William are known to enjoy traveling, whether it be for engagements in the US and other parts of the world, or going to Africa on holiday. Wherever you are traveling to this holiday season and beyond, here are some tips and tricks to maintain a regal elegance even when you are 30,000 feet […] Read more…

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Princess Pamper Evening Essentials

  Kate has a busy life; what with juggling Royal engagements with being a new mother, and will sometimes get stressed and feel run down at the end of the day. We too feel like this sometimes, juggling our jobs with our social lives, and seemingly making time for everyone else but ourselves. Taking some […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Hostessing

Now that we have all learned how to have a flawless table setting, we can start hosting fabulous dinner parties! Whether it is a small get-together, a swanky cocktail party, or a five-course formal sit-down dinner, here are some etiquette tips on how to be a gracious and regal hostess. Send out invitations far in […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Curtsying

This week’s EtiKate will look at the act of curtsying. Curtsying is a gesture of respect or reverence made by women by bending the knees with one foot forward and lowering the body. It is considered the female version of the bow. In the past, women would curtsy to anyone of superior social rank. While […] Read more…

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Growing Old(er) Royally

We all get older. Ok, so I’m only 19 and still in the depths of endless acne treatments but even I look in the mirror every day just to see if I’ve got any lines on my forehead yet. Recently, on London Poppy Day, we saw press photos of Kate with the first signs of […] Read more…

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Rules of EtiKate: Meeting the Queen

This week, we will be starting a new series centered around tips and tricks for royal etiquette and how to incorporate those tips into your daily life. While we may never marry Prince Harry and become British royalty, Kate has given us a stunning example of how to act regal and ladylike at all times. […] Read more…

Guest Stays: How To Do It The Kate Way

This past month I was surprised with a last minute invite to a friend’s beach house in Seaside, Florida to stay for the weekend.  I was delighted to accept, as I had needed a little “me” time.  I’ve been invited to stay a couple of times before, and each time I’ve been blown away by […] Read more…

Kate Middleton-inspired Pedicure

Princess Pedicure

Sunny days have arrived! The much-anticipated spring sunshine is finally here, and with it comes wonderful spring and summer fashions! Rejoice! Sundresses, floral prints and sandals! Open toed shoes are a marvel of modern fashion. 100 years ago, women simply didn’t wear open-toed shoes. Nowadays, we practically live in them from April to September. And with […] Read more…

The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

A few months ago, I lent my fancy-schmancy baby monitor out to a friend of a friend who had a newborn baby with some minor breathing problems. She was worried about bringing this new baby home and couldn’t afford the expensive monitor with the breathing sensor and video monitoring. Our mutual friend knew I had […] Read more…

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