Thursday 19 October 2017

Pippa Middleton opts for low-key cool in blouse by Irish designer Orla Kiely on honeymoon

Pippa Middleton and new husband James Matthews arrive in Darwin on the next leg of their multi-stop honeymoon. Picture: MEGA
Pippa Middleton and new husband James Matthews arrive in Darwin on the next leg of their multi-stop honeymoon. Picture: MEGA
Pippa Middleton (L) and her husband James Matthews (R) arrive at Rose Bay Wharf by sea plane in Sydney on May 31, 2017
Charming: Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews. Photo: PA
The happy couple: Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews
Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon in 2012 wearing Orla Kiely
Pippa Middleton and new husband James Matthews are seen getting on a water taxi in Pippa Middleton and new husband James Matthews are seen getting on a water taxi in Sydney harbour during their honeymoon. Picture: Splash News
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

After nearly 10 days of a lavish honeymoon away from the public eye, Pippa and new husband James Matthews have emerged from their self-imposed hiding for the second leg of their no-expense-spared break in Australia.

When you've been travelling for hours across time zones, the last thing anyone wants to do is pose for pictures and strut through the airport in a pair of heels while throngs of photographers try to get their shot - unless you're Pippa Middleton, that is.

As the newlyweds touched down in their private plane Darwin airport, the British socialite looked fresh as a daisy as she greeted awaiting press, and it's safe to say she's been taking some style inspiration from her big sister Kate.

Pippa battled against the 30 degree heat in a pair of wedges, skinny jeans, a straw tote by Sensistudio and a white Victorian-style linen blouse by Irish designer Orla Kiely, a brand championed by Kate and their mother Carole.

Pippa Middleton (L) and her husband James Matthews (R) arrive at Rose Bay Wharf by sea plane in Sydney on May 31, 2017
Pippa Middleton (L) and her husband James Matthews (R) arrive at Rose Bay Wharf by sea plane in Sydney on May 31, 2017

It's not the first time Middleton has opted for one of Kiely's designs: she was spotted in one of her boucle jackets in 2012 at Wimbledon and a navy skirt suit at Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Diamond jubilee celebrations the same year.

Kate, on the other hand, has long been a supporter of Kiely's works, often wearing her unique printed dresses to high profile events. When we met Kiely back in 2013, she said her team aren't notified in advance when the Duchess of Cambridge will be wearing one of her pieces.

"She must have had the dress and decided to wear it," she said at the time. "I did think she looked great. She's very elegant and slim, and has good style. She was radiant on that particular day."

"We don't 'dress' people as such, but we have certain people who like the brand so they go for it. Keira Knightley is one. Alexa Chung is another, which is great because she's such an ambassador of fashion. It's lovely to see anybody wearing the designs and enjoying it."

Pippa Middleton and new husband James Matthews are seen getting on a water taxi in Pippa Middleton and new husband James Matthews are seen getting on a water taxi in Sydney harbour during their honeymoon. Picture: Splash News
Pippa Middleton and new husband James Matthews are seen getting on a water taxi in Pippa Middleton and new husband James Matthews are seen getting on a water taxi in Sydney harbour during their honeymoon. Picture: Splash News

Meanwhile, all eyes remain on Pippa as she continues to traverse across Australia for a jam-packed itinerary. Despite the fact their honeymoon suite at the Park Hyatt hotel cost more than €12,000 a night, they've been busy getting to know the city and so far, the couple have enjoyed a meal at exclusive Sydney eatery Flying Fish and scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

And the fitness fanatics haven't been enjoying any 'off' days on their holidays and were pictured going for a jog at the city's Botanical Gardens.

Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon in 2012 wearing Orla Kiely
Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon in 2012 wearing Orla Kiely
The happy couple: Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews
The happy couple: Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews

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