The Jordanian state visit to the Netherlands continued today with a program of economic meetings, visits to a technical training school and government luncheon hosted by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. For these events, Queen Máxima repeated her familiar harvest gold velvet ruched turban hat.
“The Brain” or “The Pincushion”, as we have affectionately nicknamed this hat in the past, is a design that illicits strong reactions. Its pairing today with Máxima’s Claes Iversen grey silk flounced dress might be my favourite so far (see other pairings with this hat over at this post) as the hat references the gold trim on the dress’ neckline, belt and cuffs and the pieces work together. Is the pairing enough to make me love the hat? No. That is never going to happen. I do concede, however, this might be almost as good as it gets for this piece- almost as I have some quibbles about Máxima’s sideswept hair.