Cornelia James Gloves: Kate Middleton Glove Giveaway

Congrats to winner, Sharon!

Have you ever heard of Cornelia James? Perhaps not.

But no doubt you’ve seen Cornelia James gloves, even if you didn’t know what you were looking at.

Perhaps you noticed The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence, posing in some for a 2012 issue of W.

But most likely, you’ve seen them frequently on the hands of Queen Elizabeth II, or her daughter Princess Anne, her niece Princess Beatrice, or her late (sob) daughter-in-law, Princess Diana.

For November 2012’s Remembrance Day (Britain’s version of Veteran’s Day), Kate Middleton (aka Duchess Catherine) wore Cornelia James’ pure wool glove with side bow in black. Very ’50s, very chic and, as with most everything Kate wears, very appropriate to the situation. I love the black bow peeking out from the Duchess’ coat sleeve!

Cornelia James has been making gloves for Her Majesty the Queen since 1947. “She designed the Coronation gloves and has been making most of the ones the Queen has worn ever since,” says Genevieve Lawson, who took over the company begun by her mother after James’ 1999 death.

The Queen’s gloves are always in the same colors: black, white, navy, and beige, and measure six inches from thumb to cuff. Ever the frugal monarch, Queen Elizabeth often sends the gloves back for repairs rather than simply buying new ones.

Cornelia James was a Jewish refugee from Vienna who came to England in 1939 and began making affordable, colorful gloves so that people could accessorize their clothing post-WWII.

All CJ gloves are handmade, and it takes about an hour to make a pair.

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I’m thrilled to announce that I’m partnering with Cornelia James to offer a Girls in White Dresses reader the chance to win a pair of the gloves Kate Middleton is shown wearing above.

 Cornelia James glove Kate MiddletonThe gloves are 100% wool and are available in many colors. They retail for around $81 at the current exchange rate. Elegant, and a wonderful treat for yourself if you’re not the winner!

Enter via the Rafflecopter below by February 20, and I’ll choose a random winner February 21.




70 thoughts on “Cornelia James Gloves: Kate Middleton Glove Giveaway

  1. Cornelia James actually makes the gloves for the queen wow.
    I am a fan of the King and not the Queen, lol.

  2. How neat that the Queen of England has her gloves repaired instead of tossing them. Tossing things seems to be a way of life in America. I am not in that club. When something breaks here, I attempt to fix it myself or have someone else repair it. I have darned socks my entire adult life. I march to my own beat and enjoy the rhythm as I march!

  3. I didn’t know that Queen Elizabeth is a patron! I’m a royals fan. Gloves fan, too. shanahattis at gmail dot com

  4. Cornelia James designs the queens gloves since 1947! I’m not a huge royal follower, but I’d love these gloves!

  5. I had no idea that Cornelia James was a Jewish refugee; you learn something new every day! Love the royals, these gloves have been at the top of my ‘covet list’ from the day I saw the photo of the Duchess on Remembrance Day…so chic! This is such a great giveaway – thanks so much!!!

  6. I actually follow a few blogs devoted to the style of Duchess Kate. So I have already checked out their website, and I must say the quality looks outstanding! I’ve got a pair on my wishlist right now πŸ™‚

  7. These gloves are lovely and so elegant – I know I would enjoy a pair for a long time! πŸ™‚

  8. I’d love to win this. These gloves are timeless. Wonderful contest!

  9. These are great gloves- can’t wait for an excuse for another pair!

  10. Cornelia James, is so awesome! It is for all ages and all kinds of personalities… I think her artwork with gloves is just amazing…

  11. I learbed that Cornelia James has been making gloves for the queen since 1947. I am a big fan of the royals and having a pair of these gloves would make me feel special.

  12. I’d love to be the recipient of a pair of these gloves. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I have always been a fan of Kate and her style. Would love to win these gloves.

  14. I didn’t know about Cornelia James handmade gloves before reading this. How nice to know there are still quality gloves being made. I am impressed with Kate’s style and enjoy keeping up with the newest royal.

  15. Its great to know that people still take the time to make quality hand made products. The Cornelia James Gloves that Kate is wearing are so chic!

  16. I learned Cornelia James has been making gloves for Her Majesty the Queen since 1947.

  17. She designed the Coronation gloves and they make most of the ones that the Queen wears. This would be something I would love to have but would not splurge on. I am a Royals fan.

  18. Definitely a royals fan! She designs most of hte queens gloves – so fancy! I would never splurge on these myself πŸ™‚

  19. I loved the gloves the instant I saw them on Kate. They are so feminine but not overwhelmingly so either. Love them!

  20. Love the gloves! I didn’t know such gloves were still handmade. How cool! Yes, I follow the Royals a little bit.

  21. These gloves are so pretty and I would love to have a pair. And I love knowing that the Queen has things repaired just like we all do.

  22. I would love to wear these gloves because they are so stylish. I loved Princess Diana. I like Kate Middleton too although I didn’t really like her official portrait. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

  23. I love that Cornelia makes the queens gloves. HUGE fan of the royal family.

    khbride at yahoo dot com

  24. I learned that Cornelia James has been making gloves for Her Majesty the Queen since 1947. I would want these gloves as I love the look of them, and no I’m not a fan, although I do follow what happens.

  25. I knew that she designed for the royal family but I wasn’t aware that she created for movie stars as well (:

  26. I absolutely love these gloves and the royal family πŸ™‚ it would be amazing to win a pair!

  27. I learned that Cornelia James designs gloves for English Royalty and Celebrities! I would love these gloves because they are so beautiful! I am a big fan of their fashion sense!

  28. I would like these gloves because they are stylish and they look comfortable πŸ™‚

  29. Interesting that she has made gloves specifically for the queen. Love how feminine and delicate they are. Certainly a fan of the pomp of royalty!

  30. Cornelia James make good or best quality gloves when so many other brands are poor

  31. these gloves look great on Kate. First found out about Cornelia James on what kate wore website. my friend owns a pair. the quality is fantastic! thanks for this giveaway!

  32. I am a little fan of the royal family but I am clearly a BIG FAN of Cornelia James !!!
    a very long time that I dream of owning a pair of this prestigious brand!

  33. The gloves are really pretty and I could really use a new pair! I am definitely a royals fan especially of Kate!

  34. I learned that Cornelia has been making gloves since 1947! I love love love the Royals and I love Gloves!!!!

  35. I learned that she designed the Queen’s coronation gloves! I LOVE the Royals, especially Wills and Catherine. This would be amazing to have.

  36. I learned that Cornelia James commissioned gloves for Erdem AW 13. I like the Royals. Thank you for the chance.

  37. I learned that Cornelia James has been making gloves for Her Majesty the Queen since 1947. I would love these gloves because I now live in an area where I can actually wear them. I was a Royals fan while Princess Diana was alive but lost interest upon her death. I am finding a huge interest again with Princess Kate. She reminds me very much of Princess Di.

  38. I learned that she was a jewish refugee from Vienna. I love the gloves! I think they are very elegant!

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