This Week’s Extras

Princess Hisako in a lovely green felt trilby with shaped crown and feather trim on Tuesday for a press conference for an upcoming exhibition at the Hungarian Cultural Institute
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Amazing grey button percher with aqua straw and crin vertical trim by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Striking ivory felt button percher with black trim by American milliner Sally Casewell
Cognac felt cap with leather brim and slim hatband by Dutch brand Bronte
Tangerine straw hugger with ruffled brim, leaves and lace flowers by Australian brand Rachi Rach Hattery
Navy blue silk shantung pillbox with rose trim by British milliner Dillon Wallwork
Gold straw bandeau headpiece with dimensional flowers by American brand Lifted Millinery
Charming black straw cloche with stripe side bow by Mei Mei France Chapeaux
Raspberry felt teardrop percher with flower, feathers and folded bow by American milliner Jill Courtemanche
Midnight blue felt trilby with stiched side knot and textured hatband by Czech milliner Jolanta Kotabova
“Yin Yang Boater” in black felt and white straw by German milliner Felix Weber

 

Leopard print felt percher with large bow by British milliner Stephanie Gallen
Royal blue vertical looped bow headpiece in organza and crin by British milliner Stephen Jones
Grey felt crushable travel hat with orange stitching and brim binding by Italian brand Borsalino
Forest green velvet halo bandeau with handmade rose by London-based milliner Guilia Mio
Black button percher with magenta trim by British brand Queen Bee Millinery
For our dear gents, a smart camel felt fedora with chocolate and navy hatbands by Danish brand Hornskov København
Red felt hugger with ruffle and sparkling brooch by British milliner Karen Geraghty
Coral and boysenberry plaid straw bumper hat with flyaway brim & statement feathers by Australian brand Millinery By Mel
Dark blue felt beret with lovely side sequin trim by Italian brand Modista Stybel
Statement picture hat in natural straw with rosette covered brim by Australian milliner Cynthia Jones Bryson

And finally, Advent greetings from Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar

Photos from social media as indicated

10 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. I missed this post yesterday, so I read the Monday Multiples for Nov. 30th first today. There we were discussing how a dark forest green bandeau would have been better for Catherine’s coat than the black bandeau she wore. And then the Forest green velvet halo bandeau with handmade rose by London-based milliner Guilia Mio shows up. It’s a couple years late for the event Catherine wore the black bandeau to, but she could still buy it for future events with this coat. It would be perfect!

  2. The Akishino family portraits are absolutely gorgeous! I love how casual they are. Beautiful smiles all around! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such relatable or casual photos of the Japanese Imperial Family. I hope to see more like this.

    I loved the photos Princess Charlene took of her impish children. Too cute!

    I always look forward to the Crown Princess Family’s annual Advent video and photos. On their Instagram account, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar were making wreaths which was fun to see. They did an amazing job as well!

    – Love Wies’ grey button percher with aqua straw and crin vertical trim. I could see this on Zara Tindall
    – The Bronte cognac felt cap with leather brim and slim hatband is striking. I think this would be gorgeous on the Duchess of Cambridge.
    – My first thought on the navy blue silk shantung pillbox with rose trim by Dillon Wallwork was that this would look beautiful on Princess Beatrix. I know she prefers the larger hats, but this hat is a gorgeous scale and style.
    – I love how far on the side of the head the raspberry felt teardrop percher with flower, feathers and folded bow by Jill Courtemanche sits. It would be lovely on Queen Maxima with a nice updo.
    – Jolanta Kotabova’s trilby’s have been lovely lately. I adore the midnight blue felt trilby with stiched side knot and textured hatband, and think Zara Tindall or Autumn Phillips would look great in this.
    – The velvet roses on the forest green velvet halo bandeau by Guilia Mio are gorgeous. This would look striking on either Princess Beatrice or the Duchess of Cambridge.
    – King Carl Gustav for the smart camel felt fedora with chocolate and navy hatbands by Hornskov København
    – I love the red felt hugger with ruffle and sparkling brooch by Karen Geraghty. What a lovely Christmas hat this would be on the Countess of Wessex.
    – Beautiful colors in the coral and boysenberry plaid straw bumper hat with flyaway brim & statement feathers by Millinery By Mel. This reminds me of the shape Queen Elizabeth or Princess Margaret would have worn in the 1960’s/1970’s. Today, I could see Queen Maxima in this or Princess Laurentian.

  3. Bravo for the Japanese Royals for wearing lovely hats to public events! I haven’t had time to comment over the last few weeks, but I really appreciate the daily dose of colour and beauty you provide us with, Hat Queen. With everyone working from home, we seem to dress more and more casually and to forget the pleasures of dressing smartly.

    As always, there is much to admire in your weekly selection. I like the neat, stylish and monochrome look of Dillon Wallwork’s shantung pillbox and Jolanta Kotabova’s midnight blue felt trilby. And the feminine bandeau headpieces by Lifted Millinery and Giulia Mio.

    Thank you for featuring my “Sous le ciel de Paris” percher. It was my entry for the Annual Hat Contest of the Dutch Millinery Association. I participated for the first time and made it to the top ten.
    Is it allowed to make some publicity here for the fact that you can vote for the Public’s Choice Award?

    To see all the entries and vote for your favorite design, go to http://www.facebook.com/NLHatAssociation

    The theme of the competition was Heavenly hats; we planned for the hat show to take place in a converted church, but because of Covid-19 measures, we ended up doing everything online.
    I decided my personal Heaven could only be Parisian and choose the title of a French song and film for my hat. I hand dyed the sinamay for the vertical wing and the bow. (Parisian skies are more often grey than blue in fact, but as this was my own interpretation, I could make them as blue as I wanted!) The base of the hat is a silver grey French baret and as the song mentions “les oiseaux du Bon Dieu”, all the birds of the Good Lord, I completed the design with a little hand sequined dove, or pidgeon rather.

    • You’ve chosen two of my favorites in the Dillon Wallwork and Jolanta Kotabova, both elegant and versatile hats for any royal.

      I like your creation even more now that I’ve read about your inspiration! Pigeons may be more Parisian, but doves sound more heavenly to me, so that’s how I’m thinking of your little creature. Is “baret” another spelling of “beret” or something different?

      • Oh, you’re right! Of course, it should be beret! “Baret” is the way it is spelled in Dutch! The pigeons (without “d”, sorry) in Paris are a plague really, (especially when you want to sit on a nice, shady bench under a tree on a hot summer day!) but they belong to the city as much as the Eiffel Tower.

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