Kate Middleton is at the center of two choose-your-own fashion adventures this week.
First, the Duchess of Cambridge will be judging a shoe design competition for six lucky footwear design students at De Montfort University. According to People, each student has created a pair of shoes especially for Middleton. When she visits the university alongside Queen Elizabeth on March 8, Middleton will pick her favorite of the bunch and take them home with her to wear. Like, out in public.
The shoewear designers are of course pumped for the opportunity to have Middleton wear one of their designs. Their kicks appear to have very disparate inspirations. While one student says they’re using Prince William’s coat of arms as a jumping off point, another is making the footwear version of Middleton’s engagement ring. Yet another student says her shoes feature “daisies and pink leather.” Because that’s what princesses are made of?
While Middleton will be choosing her own footwear for this contest, a new book of paper dolls lets normal folks do the picking for her.
The “William and Kate: A Dress-Up Dolly Book” features the Duke and Duchess in their skivvies (favorite detail: Prince William wears Union Jack boxer briefs) along with a slew of paper clothing options. All you have to do is stand the dolls up, cut out their clothes, fold down the tabs and, bam—you’ve dressed Kate Middleton.
Sadly, while Middleton’s clothes are up for debate in this paper doll book, her shoes are not. Middleton’s clunky black shoes, with a unfashionably chunky heel, are a constant.