Queen Elizabeth visited The British Museum this morning to officially reopen The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of Oriental Antiquities.
For this engagement, she repeated she repeated her boater hat in the same magenta silk wool as her coat. The lavender-grey straw base of the design is visible on the underbrim, a great touch which gives some colour and textural contrast to the piece. I’m still not a great fan of the silver straw leaf, white silk tulip and faux berry trim, although it’s current pared-down state is an improvement on it’s original fuller look. It’s just a little too spiky and aimless for my taste.