This Week’s Extras

Prince Albert, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques were all in hats to inaugurate the Port of “Cala Del Forte” in Ventimiglia on Friday
King Carl Gustaf in a natty straw fedora yesterday to open a garden exhibition at Solliden Castle.
Yesterday, the Countess of Wessex was spotted at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in a new navy felt fedora with feather trim from Hayfield England.
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Today, the Countess and Lady Louise both displayed their carriage driving skills, Sophie in a navy velvet hat with oversize crown and Louise in her olive top hat with curled brim and feather trim.

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The following new millinery designs caught my eye last week:
Spectacular feathers on this red beaded button percher inspired by volcanoes by British milliner Nora De la Quintana
Wonderful pink straw percher with ombre rings and feather starburst by Nigerian brand Coral Earth Finery
Elegant pale grey saucer with flowers and feathers by British milliner Beverley Edmondson
Whimsical rolled sinamay climbing vine headpiece by British brand Miss Ava’s Millinery
Very handsome blue graphic check newsboy cap by American brand Bailey Hats
A statement hat in natural straw with chartreuse and purple trim by New York brand Kokin
Exquisite sky blue textured saucer with crin extended brim by London-based Merve Bayindir Millinery
A charming lavender straw cloche with swirling hatband by French brand Mei Mei Chapeaux
Vibrant striped straw hat with looped bow trim by Japanese milliner Yumiko Kuroiwa
Oversized ivory straw pillbox with large black bow by Australian milliner Meghan Briton
Fantastic contrast on this blush wide brimmed hat with black velvet trim by Irish brand Millinery By Mairéad
Amazing woven hat in black cotton organdie with scarlet peek-a-boo underbrim by British milliner Dillon Wallwork
I love seeing recycled materials used creatively on hats- this percher by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit is so smart!

Lovely photos of Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess with Prince Charles yesterday at Ettelbruck Agricultural Fair

 

Ian Rank-Broadley’s statue of the late Princess of Wales was unveiled Thursday in the sunken garden at Kensington Palace.
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Images from social media as indicated 

5 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Great to see that new fedora on Sophie (that shade of blue is excellent on her) and to see Louise’s repeated coachman hat with the fantastic feathers! I’m also not surprised Sophie’s oversized cloche is from 1998; it definitely fits that time’s styling.

    Also, Queen Margrethe opened a new museum dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen last week in her repeated coral orange brimmed hat:
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  2. August Brooksbank looks like Princess Eugenie as a baby. He’s super cute.

    Speaking of cuteness, I enjoy that the HGD Guillame and HGD Stephanie take Prince Charles with them on so many excursions lately. It’s a treat for us to see those cheeks.

    Lady Louise looks lovely in her hat. I really like Sophie’s fedora.

    – I love the feathers on this red beaded button percher inspired by volcanoes by British milliner Nora De la Quintana. That is such a dramatic hat!
    – I could see the Countess of Wessex in the wonderful pink straw percher with ombre rings and feather starburst by Nigerian brand Coral Earth Finery
    – Mike Tindall for the blue graphic check newsboy cap by American brand Bailey Hats
    – I’d love to see Princess Charlene in the sky blue textured saucer with crin extended brim by London-based Merve Bayindir Millinery
    – CP Mary would look lovely in the blush wide brimmed hat with black velvet trim by Irish brand Millinery By Mairéad

    Wies, I love your percher using recycled materials! Ingenious! I hope more milliners take up this fun and interesting trend. Was this something that was going on in the millinery world lately as I saw Jane Fryers Millinery made a lovely hat from a recycled Paul Costelloe jacket. I think this would be fabulous on Lady Louise, especially when she’s carriage driving.

    • It is an ongoing trend Shanon. Milliners are very thrifty, we never throw away anything. First, because millinery materials are quite expensive, second because you can make hats, caps or headpieces out of little scraps that are no good to anybody else.
      With a shirt or a jacket, when the cuffs and collar are worn out or the front is stained, usually the back is still in good condition. You can make lovely contrasting linings for hats out of old silk blouses!

  3. Great look for the Countess of Wessex in her blue fedora on loose hair.
    How tall Lady Louise has grown! She and her mother look very smart in their riding hats (however ancient!)

    As for my white beret percher made out of an old, 80’s blazer: it was for myself. I was invited to a herring party (to taste the new herring) which was held on a open boat. The dress code was “with hats” so I needed something not too voluminous, nor too dainty, rather “sport chic” as the French would say. Changed my outfit three days before the event because the temperature was dropping and then needed to make myself a new hat with materials on hand!
    Waste not, want not, as the saying goes.

  4. Sophie’s hat today looked familiar- and guess what?!
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