Royal Pain

Of all the things I'd like to have in common with a princess (ok - Duchess), a debilitating condition would not be one.  And yet that is the tie that binds.  By now, people around the globe are familiar with the term Hyperemesis Gravidarum.  It is what Kate (formerly Middleton) is currently suffering from and what I endured for the entirety of both of my pregnancies.  I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy yet I must admit that I hope research dollars materialize as a product of her undergoing this trauma.

That was a dark intro for Wardrobe Whisperer and so onto the other tie (hello, levity!) that binds us:  FASHION!  The one upside of following Kate's pregnancy is that folks are speculating on what designers the Duchess will flaunt whilst preggers.  During my two turns up at bat, I stocked up on all things Isabella Oliver who, like the Duchess, is a chic Brit.  My prediction, therefore, is that I.O. will be a go-to designer for Kate.  That is, if she is able to be up and about (unlike myself).  I'd particularly like to see her in this dress (with hair in a chignon) so I'm offering up prayers and good wishes that her condition does not last all 9 months!