The “Kate Effect” strikes again as patients who undergo cosmetic surgery request a nose that looks like the Duchess of Cambridge’s. As reported by the Mirror, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva from London’s Center for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery claims that Prince William’s other half, still fondly referred to as Kate, has been inspiring many women across the globe not just with her impeccable style, but with her nose as well.
De Silva claims that “Duchess” is the most popular style of nose requested by patients.
“A straight-edged nose, it suits both sexes and, with its 106-degree nasal tip rotation, it is mathematically almost perfect,” reads the report. They say that noses ranging between 104 and 108 are deemed the most beautiful.
When it comes to sought-after celebrity noses, Kate tops the list and is followed by Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Lopez. Despite the sophistication of the tools used for the procedure, doctors remind patients that the end result might not always complement their faces.
“It is a complex mix of technical detail and artistry as each patient has different facial characteristics which influence a good result such as sex, age, face shape, expectations and the patient’s idea of beauty. The patient may desperately crave a nose like Kate but I may have to advise that the end result will not suit their face. We are normally able to agree a compromise.”
While Kate remains influential for many, her fame did not translate into the sales for her British Vogue cover. The mother-of-two graced the magazine’s centenary issue. The style bible’s editor, Alexandra Schulman, said on Radio 4 that Cara Delevingne’s cover sold more than the royal special. The editor said that it’s not because of Cara, but because it was the September issue, a month in which readers are more inclined to buy fashion magazines.
Irish designer Paul Costelloe aired his opinion to Independent, saying that the cover “wasn’t like Princess Diana at all.” He went on to compare Kate with the late Diana.
“She’s still stunning, but they could have done a lot more for the cover. Kate’s not as individual as Princess Diana. She’s not offering the excitement, unexpectedness and vulnerability that Princess Diana did. She’s filling the perfect daughter-in-law role.”
Alexandra might have an explanation as she previously told ES Magazine that Kate is indeed different from her mother-in-law.
“Diana was more interested in that high-voltage celebrity, that was something she really embraced. The Duchess of Cambridge is prepared to do her bit, but it’s not one of the things that she most cares about. She loves her kids and the countryside. Dressing up, that’s a professional side to her. It’s a sort of uniform, all those lovely couture costumes.”
It was reportedly Kate’s request to have a low-key shoot instead of a high fashion one. “The idea that she is a kind of silent mannequin that just wants to put on expensive clothes is so not what she is,” the editor added. On the day of the shoot, Kate even arrived with hair rollers on. Her spread for the fashion magazine featured her wearing various off-duty pieces, such as jeans and shirts.
Meanwhile, the six press people behind the publication of Kate’s topless photos in 2012 are set to face trial next year in France. The photos were captured while Kate and William were enjoying private pool time at a family-owned chateau in Provence.
The couple was then preparing for a tour of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of the Queen. Following Closer magazine’s release of the photos, Kate and William were reportedly furious and opted to press charges.
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