Swedish Monarchs On State Visit to Latvia

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have begun a two day visit to Latvia. For their arrival this morning, Queen Silvia repeated her large two-tone brown bow fascinator with coordinating feathers . I liked how her whole outfit- shoes, suit, fascinator and THAT mink stole- came together in lovely shades of chocolate and caramel. I have to reluctantly admit that this fascinator is the last thing I would pair with a mink stole… but somehow, it worked. I think however, I might have preferred a little pillbox hat, similar to that worn by Latvian First Lady Dace Seisuma (but in a shade of brown). I thought Ms. Seisuma’s hat was fabulous with her blue suit, white cape coat and bobbed haircut. What do you think?

Note- you can see a better view of Queen Silvia’s fascinator during one of it’s previous outings, here.

Queen Silvia, March 26, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Queen Silvia, March 26, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Queen Silvia, March 26, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Latvian First Lady Dace Seisuma and Queen Silvia, March 26, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Designer of Queen Silvia’s hat: unknown
Previously Worn: October 1, 2013; November 20, 2007

Photos from Edgar Cullman/BBC via Latvian TV; Edgar Cullman/BBC via Latvian TVEvija Trifanova/Leta via Latvian TV; and Evija Trifanova/Leta via Latvian TV

9 thoughts on “Swedish Monarchs On State Visit to Latvia

  1. I don’t know how to say this without sounding totally ageist… I think these fussy fascinators look really juvinille on mature women. Like they are trying to recapture the fountain of youth with their headgear. It doesn’t work.

    • Your comment on those silly things that seem to be everywhere is just how I feel about them…………….A hat sits on the head, not falling down the side of the face, nor perched above the eyes so one can’t see where they are going,…………………..Thank you, I so agree with you!

  2. I had the same thought RE: “flight attendant”. I like this fascinator on Silvia, but I also do not think the style appropriate for the event.

  3. The Queen looks very elegant but the warm brown tones make her approachable. A real hat would have been better but overall not a bad look. And I’d kill for a bob like the First Lady has!

  4. I can barely see the hat on QS, as said before in other comments, a pillbox would have been perfect, even in mink to match her stole. First Lady looked nice, loved her hat, her entire outfit, and her haircut. Nice!

  5. Queen Silvia’s hat is lost in her hair unfortunately.
    I really like Ms. Seisuma’s whole outfit, even though or perhaps because it does remind me of flying 40 years ago. (Service was better and stewardesses friendlier then, after all.)

  6. Well my first thought when I saw the first lady of Lativa’s hat was she was a flight attendant back in the days when they wore hats. Fly the friendly skies. I love the mink stole of Queen Silvia’s! Yummy! Unfortunately the fascinator worn by the Queen sort of gets lost in the color of her hair. It just looks like ribbons pinned to her hair. Not a good look. Now if she had worn an adorable mink pillbox to match the stole, I would have been very impressed.

    • My first thought was also that the other lady looked like a flight attendant! I couldn’t figure out why she was walking with the queen until I read who she was. I don’t like the Queen’s headpiece. Maybe for her daughter it would be nice. I think a pillbox hat would have been better.

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