Ascot Day 5: Wrap Up

 I’ve waited all day for photos of today’s carriage procession to be released… no luck so far. If they become available, I’ll update this post! The only other noble head I spotted in a hat was Lady Alice Manners in a dramatic black straw wide brimmed bergère hat.

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And finally, the following non-royal hats caught my eye at the races today:
Helen Mirren’s pink veiled straw perching pillbox with floral trim, the “Haze” design from Lock & Co.
British milliner Edwina Ibbotson in an aqua straw saucer with wrapping vine trim of her own design
Valerie Stark’s dramatic black Yves Saint Laurent upswept disc hat paired with a yellow dress
Felicity Kendal’s grey straw Jane Taylor hat trimmed in feathers & a net veil (see the back here)
Hermione Norris’ sleek cream Jane Taylor saucer with twisted bow detail
Shelby Tribble’s wide white straw upswept saucer by Sophie Hunter with lavish floral trim
Lizzie Hughes in Justine Bradley-Hill’s graphic black percher with birdcage veil and oversize flower trim
Lisa Gregg’s oversize blue saucer by Merve Bayindir with crin edge and delicate floral trim
Kelly Brook’s Philip Treacy percher hat with burgundy velvet base, silk flowers and birdcage veil
ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins in a cream straw Edwina Ibbotson design with mesh disk brim, bows and peach roses
Australian milliner Felicity Northeast in her own striking headpiece of concentric blue sinamay circles
And finally, PR excecutive Nazer Bullen, whose hats and ensembles have been absolutely stunning all week, with a wonderfully colourful and Rachel Trevor Morgan floral headpiece. This design just makes me happy.

 

And so we wrap up Royal Ascot for another year. Thank you to all the milliners whose work has thrilled us this week- your creativity, mastery and artistry leaves us royal hat admirers in awe.
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12 thoughts on “Ascot Day 5: Wrap Up

  1. Thanks a million HatQueen for all your hard work, dedication, and coordination on this year’s Royal Ascot coverage!! I especially loved the collaboration with Chicago Chuck and raising money for a charity.

    I know this is supposed to be all about hats, but as a final sendoff for Ascot, I wanted to share one of my favorite images from a menswear standpoint:
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  2. HQ Your Ascot posts are such fun, I am making a note right now to keep Ascot week totally free in my diary next year, so I don’t risk getting behind in my Royal Hats post reading!
    As always HQ, thanks for going the extra mile by showing us non-royal hats too. I love Nazer Bullen’s RTM hat, the 2 Treacy’s, the 2 Edwina Ibbotson’s, the Saint Laurent hat and the Merve Bayindir.

    • If only we could all have lunch together at one of the rooftop Ascot restaurants! I really appreciate the insight you share here, Wies, and learn so much from it.

      • That’s a great idea! Maybe we should all start saving up as from now, and plan a Once-in-a-lifetime Giant HatQueen Jubilee Lunch at Ascot in ten years time or so. All in our Sunday bests and most beautiful headpieces. I would especially like to see all our male commenters in top hats!

  3. Hat Queen, THANK YOU for everything you did to show us all the pretty hats this week! You must feel like Santa on December 26, exhausted but exhilarated from the excitement and needing a bit of a rest! Your work is so very appreciated 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  4. My favorites today:
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    I also loved this story:

  5. Thank you again for all your hard work and your wonderful coverage this week. It has been something to look forward to every day as I recovered from surgery! You deserve a vacation!

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