This Week’s Extras

Again, no royal hats this week. But a whole lot of wonderful new new millinery designs that caught my eye to share:

Royal blue formed saucer with silk abacca bows and feather flowers from London-based milliner Merve Bayindir
Loveliest dusky pink straw button percher with veil and silk roses by American milliner Lisa Shaub
Pale celery green straw cloche with mushroom brim by French milliner Clothilde Toussaint
Scarlet felt wide-brimmed sidesweep fedora with gold braided hatband from Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Ivory straw button percher with black statement bow and heart-studded veil by British milliner Awon Golding

Black boater formed from vintage raffia, trimmed with metallic orchids and butterflies and curling quills from Australian millinery brand Love Lotus
Soaring headpiece of pale pink feather butterflies by British milliner Bundle MacLaren
Nautilus inspired scrolled pleated crin trim on this percher from British milliner Jane Taylor
Black velour felt cloche with wide hatband and pompom trim by Australian milliner Christine Waring
From British milliner Hermione Harbutt, this delicate hand-wired beaded bandeau headpiece
Pale aqua straw saucer rimmed in a vine of blooming flowers by British milliner Edwina Ibbotson

Fantastic sense of movement and energy on this blue straw bandeau headpiece with yellow, pink, purple and cream feathers from British milliner Beverley Edmondson
Headdress of handmade magenta silk roses from British milliner Rachel Trevor morgan
Orange fur felt teardrop with pleated silk ruffle and Swarovski crystals from Australian milliner Meg Rafter
Pair of green straw summer hats trimmed with a Liberty cotton floral print by German milliner Robin Westermann
Classic cream picture hat with black hatband, bow and brim binding by American milliner Cassie MacGregor
Teal teardrop percher in paint-splattered print with pleated crin and quills by British milliner Isabela Josie

Stunning pleated bridal hat with fleur-de-lis shaped scallop around the front by Dutch milliner Eugenie van Oirschot
Black straw disc with crin edge, bow and white arrow feathers by Australian brand Zarbella
Leaf green bowed straw percher trimmed with silk lilies-of-the-valley by British milliner Jess Collett
From Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova, a quartet of chic black and almond straw hats with distinctive crown shapes
Deep blue straw button percher with roses suspended on a cloud of raw edge crin by London-based Merve Bayindir
Adore the natural straw scalloped edge on this cream picture hat from Australian milliner Neil Grigg

And finally, several paper masterpieces- a showstopping saucer from Irish milliner Laura Hanlon and flower turbans from New York Artist Eloise Corr Danch. Incredible!


Sweet new photos released by the Swedish and Danish courts to celebrate Prince Alexander’s fourth birthday and Princess Isabella’s 13th birthday

Wonderful photos shared by Kensington Palace and Clarence House to celebrate Prince Louis’ second birthday on Thursday.

And finally, a giggle to lighten our spirits provided by the Duke of Cambridge and Blackadder’s General Melchett on Thursday night prior to weekly applause for all those providing front-line caring support. You’ll recognize some adorable little clappers at the end.

Photos from social media as indicated

6 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Great new designs, HatQueen, and how fun to see the milliners like Hermione Harbutt discuss their inspiration. Her daughter makes a lovely model.

    Old-school elegance in a surprising color with the Clothilde Toussaint.

    The Christine Waring makes me think of the post featuring royal hats with pompoms. They weren’t all this sophisticated.

    The paper hats are stunning! I don’t think I’ve seen anything like those quilled elements on Laura Hanlon’s — wonder how those would work on traditional hat trim materials.

  2. Those photos of Prince Louis are so cute! I’m glad the Duchess of Cambridge added the “after” photo of the mess he made 🙂

    What a lovely group of hat creations this week!

    – The dusky pink straw button percher with veil and silk roses by Lisa Shaub would look great on CP Mette-Marit.
    – I like Queen Margrethe or Queen Maxima for the scarlet felt wide-brimmed sidesweep fedora with gold braided hatband from Jolana Kotabova
    – Princess Beatrice would look great in the black boater formed from vintage raffia, trimmed with metallic orchids and butterflies and curling quills from Love Lotus
    – Princess Isabella of Denmark for the hand-wired beaded bandeau headpiece from Hermione Harbutt
    – Any one of the royal ladies would look lovely in the classic cream picture hat with black hatband, bow and brim binding by Cassie MacGregor. My first thought is Beatrice Borromeo and Princess Beatrice.
    – I just love the colorful paper masterpieces by Laura Hanlon and Eloise Corr Danch.

    • Diane, I share your enthusiasm for this show and its hats! It’s up there with the Miss Fisher mysteries and Downton Abbey. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were a blog dedicated to TV hats?

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