Swedish Monarchs Embark on State Visit to Ireland

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia kicked off a three-day state visit to the Republic of Ireland yesterday.

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For the first day of this visit, Queen Silvia debuted a new molded bumper hat in vibrant magenta felt. The smaller scale hat is trimmed with a felt cutout leaf on one side that anchors a small bunch of feathers that lay accross the front of the design and cascade off the other side.

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The colour is wonderful on Queen Silvia as is the angle she wore it, perched slightly on the right side of her head. The hat’s small scale works well with the matching coat (in just slightly a different enough shade for the pieces to still coordinate), the neckline of which goes so well with a hat.

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Designer: Kerstin Carlefalk
Previously Worn: this hat is new

Sabina Higgins, wife of Irish President Michael Higgins, repeated a a pale pink cocktail hat with dramatic pleated square fan motif on the side. The sculptural piece is a memorable one she wears so well (she first wore it for the Irish state visit to Great Britain in 2014) and I’m so pleased to see again.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: April 8, 2014

Thoughts about these two pink hats in Ireland yesterday?

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6 thoughts on “Swedish Monarchs Embark on State Visit to Ireland

  1. It’s great to see Sabina’s fabulous hat again, and Silvia’s new one is a treat. Though with Sylvia’s, I’m a little perplexed by the placement of those feathers so far apart from the felt leaf trim. The two don’t seem to be spatially connected. I want to either remove them, or place them in connection with the felt leaf.
    I love the last pic in the second “folder” of 5 images where we see Sylvia with her gold necklace visible- because when Sylvia adds a small dose of contrasting colour to her outfit, it really brings out her dainty facial features. A head-to-toe monochrome ensemble looks great on many people, but for Sylvia, while it’s fine enough choice, from a styling point of view it doesn’t play to her strengths.

  2. I wonder if they planned the wonderful complimentary colors! Both are terrific outfits and hats. Queen Silvia’s hat has great scale and color and looks lovely on her.

  3. Such a good new hat for Silvia! The color is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m so glad for a new placement on her head instead of her usual calot/pillbox placement.

    A lovely repeat Treacy hat for Sabina, although I wish it sat just a bit more forward like it did last time.

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