Well heeled Duchess gives fashion student the commission of a lifetime08 MARCH 2012
It was the career boosting commission that most designers can only dream of.
Fashion student Becka Hunt has received the seal of approval from the world's biggest royal style setter, the Duchess of Cambridge.
"I know she is on her feet all the time at events so if she chose my design I’d make sure there was a lot of padding to make them comfortable," she explained.
Becka's design was the Duchess' top pick, but HELLO! Online readers had other ideas.
In our online poll to decide your favourite, Becka came second, with a third of the vote.
The winner – with 42 per cent – was Tabitha Duffield, who used pink leather and daisies in her design.
Kate picked the blonde designer's shoe design as her favourite of six that were presented to her during a fashion parade.
It took place in Leicester in the presence of the Queen as the monarch's Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK got underway.
Competition winner Becka said having her design chosen was "incredible".
"I'm kind of in shock still – it's just amazing," said the student, who admitted to being nervous about meeting the royal. "She's become already the biggest fashion icon you ever see."
The 20-year-old's sapphire-blue design was shortlisted from 100 entries to make the final.
"I went for 19th century, romantic chic and took inspiration from her engagement ring for the navy blue velvet of the shoe," she said.
Kate's comfort was also an important consideration.
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