This Week’s Extras

Queen Elizabeth repeated her turquoise fabric covered hat with hourglass crown and black velvet floral trim to attend church yesterday morning at Windsor Castle.
Sweet snap shared by Marie Ducruet on Saturday
With so few royal events happening these days, let’s take a look at some of the non-royal hats at the Cheltenham Festival that caught my eye last week:

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Spectacular beaded halo bandeau with gravity-defying, cocooning silk abaca by Australian brand Velvet and Tonic
Ice blue wide brimmed hat with origami folded panels by British milliner Bee Smith
Amazing peony headpiece made only of orange and green feathers & quills by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Winter white cloche with embroidered and appliqued black silhouette trim by German milliner Angelika Löbering
Blue straw hat with hand beaded and embroidered lace covered bow by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Charming natural straw saucer with pink gingham binding, butterflies and floral embroidery by NY-based Cigmond Millinery
Gold straw boater with sparkly webbed overlay by Irish millinery Ashleigh Myles
Palest pink crin headpiece with the most delicate large fluted ruffles by British milliner Awon Golding
Pale blue leather percher with blue velvet orchids and net veil by Tasmanian brand Cessia Alice

And two stunners to highlight- the first, a monochrome pyramid with ombre chevron folds and curled black quill by Australian milliner Angie Jackman and the second, an exuberant, vibrant and downright happy headpiece of interlinked sinemay and crin rings by Northern California-based milliner Amy Fowler.


A lovely, very glamorous shot of Flora Ogilvy and her fiance, Timothy Vesterberg, taken a few months ago in Italy
We end the week with some royal helpers- Queen Mathilde with her children, delivering flowers and sweets to an elderly care facility, waving from the outside.
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⁣ ⁣ Huisgemaakte cake en bloemen voor de bewoners van het OCMW Rusthuis Huis Heizel. Hart onder de riem voor de ouderen die momenteel geen bezoek mogen ontvangen en steun aan het verzorgend personeel.⁣ —————⁣ Gâteaux faits maison et fleurs pour les résidents du CPAS Maison Heysel. Courage aux personnes âgées qui ne peuvent recevoir de visiteurs et soutien au personnel soignant. ⁣ —————⁣ Selbstgebackener Kuchen und Blumen für die Bewohner des ÖSHZ Seniorenheims Rusthuis Huis Heizel. Zur Unterstützung der Senioren die momentan keinen Besuch empfangen dürfen und des Pflegepersonals.⁣ —————⁣ Home-made cakes and flowers for the residents of the OCMW nursing home Huis Heizel. Courage for the elderly who cannot receive visitors and support for the nursing staff.⁣ ⁣ #SamenTegenCorona #EnsembleContreCorona #GemeinsamGegenCorona #TogetherAgainstCorona #Covid-19 #COVID19BE #CoronaVirus #Corona #BelgianRoyalPalace #MonarchieBe

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10 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Earl and Countess of Wessex, lol

  2. 1. Queen Elizabeth and turquoise are a wonderful combination, even though this hourglass hat’s sands of time has run out, IMO.
    2. Hat Queen, thanks for all the bonus Cheltenham chapeaus. Some were truly outstanding. The more practical side of me leans toward the trilby and the fedora, but the red saucer is really special also.
    3. The “caught my eye” department was fantastical, as always. The gold boater and the pale blue percher are both top-shelf.
    4. Wies, do you have a better photo of your lovely creation? I’d like to see more of it. Beth, I think any woman would look great in a Wies hat! My favorite is her “bonheur” pink hat. Simple, mais très élégant!

    HQ, like mittenmary and Shanon, I’d like to express my gratitude to you during these very confusing times. Since I can’t wrap my head around the current events, it’s a great comfort when enjoying and discussing your beautiful corner of the world. Thanks again. (I’m writing this from home!) PS I hope your email is working.

  3. Mittenmary:

    I guess you and I might be Great Minds, because we think alike today!

    Completely agree that the DM’s caption was overdramatic. And inappropriate, to say the least.

    I would look fabulous in Wies Maudit’s blue hat! I love every hat that she designs and makes – – this one is especially lovely.

    And finally, the golden boater is perfect for Maxima!

  4. This is a packed post HQ! Thank you for all your hard work. I hope you and your family, along with everyone on this blog, are keeping safe during this difficult time. Thank you HQ for helping us all through our self-isolation by letting us discuss such beautiful things like hats!

    The Queen looks lovely in that green. I hope she stays safe!

    Beautiful dress on Flora Ogilvy! She does look so glamorous.

    Such a sweet gesture by Queen Mathilde. It’s great to see these stories right now.

    From Cheltenham:
    – The red herringbone saucer rimmed with feathers with red roses and tall pheasant feathers by Marc Millinery is so beautiful. The styling on the lucky lady who wore it is exceptional.
    – I am so drawn to the luxuriousness of the midnight blue fedora with feather hatband and side spray by Deon-based The Hat Barn. That is one beautiful hat!

    – WOW! The golden peony headpiece by Australian milliner Jill Humphries is stunning!
    – How fun is the pale pink crin headpiece with large fluted ruffles by British milliner Awon Golding!? I’m kind of hoping we see the Countess of Wessex in this for Ascot.
    – The pale blue leather percher with blue velvet orchids and net veil by Tasmanian brand Cessia Alice is so delicate and lovely. I literally gasped when I saw it. Such perfection! Maybe Princess Beatrice?

    • HatQueen, if you were a poster, you’d be Keep Calm and Carry On. Thank you so much for the escapism during this anxiety-provoking time!

      Does anyone else think the Daily Fail’s caption was a little over-dramatic?

      Splendid new designs. I’m picking Wies Maudit’s for myself! It’s just close enough to real life that I can imagine a more glamour me wearing it. I like the Ashleigh Myles boater for Máxima since she wears golden tones and big hats so well. The two stunners are fabulous in completely different ways. Like Shanon, I like the pink Awon Golding for Sophie at Ascot.

      And, best of all, Queen Mathilde and the young ones: so kind and thoughtful.

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