This Week’s Extras

On Wednesday, Queen Margrethe presented a military award in her bright blue beanie hat.
Also on Wednesday, Princess Charlene attended the funeral of King Goodwill Zwelithini in South Africa


Princess Eugenie shared this sweet snap of wee August Brooksbank enjoying spring in an adorable knit hat
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Exquisite floral ribbon embroidery on this straw top hat by Norwegian milliner Anne-Kathrine Amundsen
Soaring tan silk abacca draped design with open crown by Spanish milliner Candela Cort
Recycled orange felt pillbox (made from a thrifted capeline) with striped bow by Australian milliner Christine Waring
Exquisite blush silk magnolia flower headpiece by UK-based milliner Svetlana Faulkner
Great use of striped ribbon on this navy and grey straw stovepipe design by German milliner Susanne Scheepers
Caramel leather bandeau with flowers and pheasant feathers by Australian brand Ebella Millinery
Unique red and grey patterned felt oversize beret (almost turban!) by American milliner Laura Del Villaggio
The most stunning feather work on this straw beret with ribbon flowers by London-based milliner Rafa Peinador
For those of you yearning for spring, look no further than British milliner Nanette James’ purple hat with crocuses
Spectacular black straw headpiece with silk flowers and lace by Australian milliner Brett Morley
Lovely brim detail on these colour blocked straw cloches by Japanese milliner Yumiko Kuroiwa
Lovely luxe fedoras in saturated jewel tones by British milliner Amy Morris-Adams
Striking midnight blue percher pillbox with fuchsia felt folded fan by Italian milliner Vito Antonio Lerario
Grass green straw bandeau with hand rolled white and green leaf trim by London-based milliner Lisa Tan
Charming hound’s tooth patterned buntal cap with sinamay brim by Australian milliner Lisette Margini
I adore the unexpected, organic and energized shape of this black straw design by Spanish milliner Teresa Briz


New pictures of adorable Prince Charles of Luxembourg released for Bretzelsonndeg
Finally… the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall shared wishes for a happy first day of spring for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere (happy first day of autumn to those of you in the Southern Hemisphere!).

Images from social media as indicated 

4 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. How long has it been since we’ve seen this hat on Margarethe? I feel like she always brings it out randomly at military events like this. Not my favorite design ever, but the color is a beautiful shade of blue and the overall shape suits her.

    Nice to see Charlene at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s funeral; here’s an obituary I read on the BBC a week or so ago on the King if you want to know more about him: (also features him in a leopard headdress, in keeping with the blog’s theme).

  2. The “soaring tan silk abacca draped design with open crown by Spanish milliner Candela Cort” has got to be for Queen Màxima, yes? She could carry it off with style. It’s one of her colors, too.
    The blue and turquoise straw beret of Peinador, the colors are exquisite. I wish I could see it on a person. Just where do those feathers lie on the face?

  3. Nanette James‘ crocus hat is indeed a breath of early spring, and Svetlana Faulkner‘s magnolia headpiece is sort of a late-spring equivalent. Hmm, of all the flowers we’ve seen on HM’s hats, I don’t think we’ve seen either of these. Anyone?

    Yumiko Kuroiwa‘s would be so striking for the Japanese princesses without straying too far from their working uniforms. Great use of the woven houndstooth from Lisette Margini. The black straw by Teresa Brizis a knockout. I can see Sophie carrying this one off beautifully.

    • Nanette James’ crocus hat is lovely! I think this would look divine on Princess Benedikte.
      Your other choices are spot on mittenmary!

      I can’t get enough of the photos of Prince Charles of Luxembourg. What a happy baby and delighted parents! Those cheeks would not survive in my house!

      Master August is already a sharp dresser! Whale pants and bunny slippers – items that I didn’t know I needed in my lock-down wardrobe.

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