Kate at the Royal Ascot in 2015. Sophie heading to a government meeting in Valletta.
Kate at the Royal Ascot in 2015. Sophie heading to a government meeting in Valletta.Credits: ELLE Canada Source: Getty
In our excitement for the amazing outfits that are bound to accompany the British Royal's upcoming Canadian visit, we’ve rounded up all the times Kate Middleton and Sophie Trudeau have worn the exact same styles.
Clean and Classic
Both Kate and Sophie have been known to keep their wardrobes stocked with neutrals. An all white ensemble gives off a classy, regal elegance.
Kate with husband William in India. Sophie performing onstage with her husband Justin. (Getty/The Canadian Press)
Kate visiting the set of Downtown Abbey. Sophie at Justin's inauguration (Getty/The Canadian Press)
When they do add a pop of colour, red is a favourite. Sophie Trudeau and Kate Middleton have both donned short and long dress in the eye-catching colour.
Kate at 2011's 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala. Sophie on the Great Wall of China with her family.
Kate at the launch of East Anglia Children's Hospices. Sophie arriving in China. (Getty/The Canadian Press)
Ladies in Lace
Lace is frequently seen on both women because of the feminine detailing that it adds to their outfits, without being over the top.
Kate at the Royal Ascot in 2015. Sophie heading to a government meeting in Valletta. (Getty)
Who says neutrals have to be boring? In these gorgeous winter coats, Sophie and Kate prove that grey can be far from bland.
Kate at the Commonwealth day service in 2016. Sophie on Remembrance Day. (Getty/The Canadian Press)
Florals are a great way for the royal ladies to have some fun with colour. Kate and Sophie have both been known to sport dark floral dresses.
Kate at 2015's 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala. Sophie on a trip to Meiji Shrine. (Getty/The Associated Press)
The Royal visit begins.
The Royal visit begins.Source: Getty
What does one wear to meet your couple BFF's when they're arriving for a visit to your home? Well, when that couple are royals, and you're there in your capacity as the Prime Minster's wife, it's got to be good.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau kept things Canadian last night, wearing aubergine Tanya Taylor to welcome Will and Kate to Canada. If you're looking to copy Sophie's look, too bad - the dress is apparently a custom piece.
Plus, healthy-eating tips for university students, expecting mothers and more.
You know you’ve officially #madeit as a food writer when you get recognized in the supermarket. “A couple of years ago, I met a mother and her children at the grocery store, and she said to me, ‘You are a hero to my kids!’” says Angela Liddon, the author and food blogger better known by her Instagram handle Oh She Glows. “They had such bashful smiles on their faces as I greeted them. Apparently, many of my recipes have been big hits with her kids. It felt so rewarding to meet them and see what a difference my recipes have made in their lives.”
She should probably prepare herself for more encounters like this. Liddon, who is a vegan, recently released her second plant-based cookbook Oh She Glows Every Day, a follow up to 2014's The Oh She Glows Cookbook. We got the Oakville, Ont.-based writer – who is about to welcome her second child – to share four quick healthy eating tips.
Going out for dinner? Have a strategy
"I always scope out the menu online to see if there are any plant-based options, or dishes that might be easily modified (such as by removing the cheese). If there aren’t any options, it goes a long way to strike up a rapport with the server and see if the chef will make a dish off-menu. More than not, they are happy to come up with something if you ask politely!"
Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost a lot of money
"Do your grocery shopping at budget grocery stores whenever possible. Whenever something goes on sale, load up and buy it in bulk. If you’re eating plant-based, buy dried legumes and grains rather than canned or frozen. They are often much cheaper, and even though they take longer to prepare, you can make a big pot and freeze portions for later."
You can stay vegan during pregnancy – but be sure to up your protein intake
"Pay more attention to protein, healthy fats, Vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and folate during pregnancy. Some of these are satisfied with the whole-foods prenatal vitamin that I take daily, but I also try to get these things in my diet on a regular basis as well. I take an algae-based DHA/EPA [omega-3 fatty acids] supplement, drink more vitamin-fortified plant milk, and add a big scoop of protein powder or a few tablespoons of hemp hearts to my daily smoothies. [Editor's note, be sure to consult your doctor first.]"
You don't have to spend four hours making dinner
"My recipe testers went wild for my Fusilli Lentil-Mushroom Bolognese. Not only is it so comforting, hearty, and delicious, but it’s protein-packed, nutritious, and can be made in 30 minutes or less."
Psst! You HAVE to try her Oh Em Gee Veggie Burgers (a recipe from her new cook book but also available on her site.) We are obsessed!
Li Lui, JKline and ALOGON at Vancouver Fashion Week
Li Lui, JKline and ALOGON at Vancouver Fashion WeekCredits: ELLE Canada Source: VFW
The looks that caught our eye on day 2 of Vancouver Fashion Week.
We love the luxurious and delicate fabrics used in Li Lui's "Memoirs of a Geisha" inspired Spring 2017 collection. Re-worked kimono silhouettes? Yes, please!
Futuristic shine, sharp lines and a clean palette make Georgian designer Julia Jgenti's collection one of our favourite shows so far.
The utilitarian trend was alive and well at 3-year-old Korean label ALOGON. A belt bag and a backpack? Just think of all the things you could carry.