This Week’s Extras

Infanta Elena in a casual woven fedora at an event in support of Spanish paralympic athletes in Madrid
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Prince Tsola Emiko was crowned the 21st king of the Olu of Warri kingdom in Nigeria’s delta region on August 21
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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
From Australian milliner Jill Humphries, a lilac parasisal beret percher with stunning statement bow &
statement making ivory straw pyramid saucer with black dots, crin brim edging and chin sweep
Beautifully draped mustard silk abaca headpiece by British brand Oscar & Willow Millinery
Fuchsia, cream and turquoise patterned buntal straw tam by Australian milliner Louise Macdonald
Black felt fedora with multicoloured pompom brim by China-based Russian milliner Natasha Iashina
Exquisite autumnal hued feather trim on this natural straw veiled half hat by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Charming ivory saucer with vibrant brim binding, feathers & floral trim by French milliner Béatrice de Beauvoir
Visor with beautiful scene in layered tulle and back bow by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne
The loveliest magenta straw beret with green quill and handmade silk flowers by British milliner Clare Brown
Stunning feather flower on this lace timmed pillbox percher by Ghanan milliner Velma Owusu-Bempah
Russian milliner Anna Andrienko proves that ivory and beige are far from boring with this angular design
Navy wide brimmed sinamay hat with amazing oversize silver leaf trim by British brand Rebecca Couture millinery
Statement feather headpiece in black, ivory and pale turquoise by Irish milliner Deb Fanning
Charming sinamay floral face-framing headpiece by British milliner Vanessa Brett
Camel alpaca wool fedora with patterned hatband by American brand Andeana Hats
Beautiful blue & ivory freeform sinamay hats by British milliner Lucy Bowler and Australian milliner Tracy Mackinnon
Is it me or are tams popping up all over the place?! This handwoven red stunner is by Australian milliner Christine Waring

And from the Luxembourg ducal family, all gathered together for the first time since the start of the pandemic

Images from social media as indicated 

12 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

    • Despite it being the only hat at this event, it was a good one on someone who wears hats well.

      It was also nice to see Princess Angela, Prince Maximilian, and their son Prince Alfons, even if under somber circumstances.

  1. MittenMary, thanks for that photo of Charlie Watts in his Ascot topper — fabulous hat!

    HatQueen, thanks for including Christine Waring’s photos showing the weaving of the red beret — I’ve done that sort of round weaving with yarn, but obviously never with straw — weaving in the round is always a lot of fun!

    To be honest, I have to say that I really don’t care for Belinda Osborne’s visor with the picture on it. Though the picture is indeed beautiful, the hat itself makes me think of those many websites where you can upload your own photo and have it printed on a variety of objects. I’m not sure I find this visor comparable in quality to the many other beautiful hat creations you show us each week.

    • Matthew, not discussing taste, which is of course completely personal, I’d like to say a few words in defense of Belinda Osborne’s visor:
      The image on the visor is not a printed photo, but is made of hand cut and layered motifs of tulle (mesh).
      If you could spare a couple of minutes to visit Osborne’s Instagram account, you’d find other examples of her stunning technique, like this hat:

      • Thank you, Wies, for the further information about Belinda Osborne’s technique, it is certainly more impressive to know that the shapes are made of tulle than just printed. I looked at both her Instagram and her blog hoping to learn more about it but saw only a brief mention. I still think that hats with this sort of design can’t really be worn except for very costumey occations, but can definitely see them as hat-shaped works of art.

        • I think you are right there Matthew, this visor is meant as wearable art, not as “normal” headwear; it wouldn’t protect much against the sun for one thing, as it is rather transparant.

  2. Thanks HatQueen for the inclusion of the coronation of Ogiame Atuwatse III of the Kingdom of Warri, which I was unaware of before. The new king has a Wikipedia page with more information (and has Ohio connections, like me and Jimbo haha):

    He also wore white felt brimmed hat before being crowned (gotta get those male royal hats when I can!):
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    Finally, in a royal-adjacent sense, I had to share these fabulous turbans on women attending the coronation:
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  3. Fascinating photos of Christine Waring‘s tam under construction. And I’m loving the “stem” (maybe there’s a millinery term for that?) on Louise Macdonald’s.

    If HQ will permit mention of a non-Royal hat: a story commending Charlie Watts for his classic Saville Row style mentioned his Ascot appearances, so I found this photo. Embed from Getty Images Look at the Royal-worthy shine on that topper! Chicago Chuck, what do you think?

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