This Week’s Extras

Queen Margrethe repeated her spotted grey sealskin bumper hat in Greenland this week
Many thanks to reader Molly, who shared this documentary (register to watch for free) on “The Hats of Jerusalem” hosted by the George Washington Museum’s textiles department.
On Tuesday, Princess Akiko of Mikasa attended the 19th National Self-Defense Forces Award Ceremony in a grey hat with mushroom brim and bow.


On Thursday, Princess Hisako opened a home exhibition in a hat with pale pistachio textured crown and jauntily upturned short brim. On Friday, she attended a photography exhibition in a charming beret design embellished with monochrome leaves

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Amazing lace trimmed headpiece by Australian sculptural milliner Brett Morley
Striking vine headpiece of black feather flowers by Australian milliner Rachel Henry
Deep eggplant teardrop beret with purple and gold crin trim by US milliner Maria Etkind
The prettiest wrapped pillbox with flying bow in peach crin by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Vibrant halo bandeau with burnt feather trim by Canadian milliner Jay Cheng
Striking colour blocked fedora in emerald and fuchsia by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Adore the embroidery and floral trim on this duck egg blue bandeau by Australian milliner Reny Kestel
Raspberry straw boater with triple layered brim and burnt feathers by Australian brand Amelda Millinery
Woven blue teardrop beret with the loveliest monochrome floral trim by British milliner Karen Geraghty
Love the texture on this woven blue straw newsboy cap by Dutch milliner Josemieke Crebolder
Beautiful quilled straw halo bandeau headpieces by Australian milliner Lisette Margini
Acid green striped mohair bucket hat by French milliner Anthony Peto
Fantastic texture & shine on this woven bandeau with metallic flowers by Australian milliner Kylie Heagney
Blown away by this Meissen porcelain-inspired headpiece by British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan


We begin a new week with another lovely landscape photo from James Ogilvy

Images from social media as indicated 

20 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Japan’s royals were busy last week. Princess Tsuguko wore a hat on October 9

    Also worn in 2013

  2. The green dress took my breath away! Look at those folds–not a crease on them! Absolute perfection, the whole outfit.

  3. Here’s a view of Margrethe’s hat with the bow on the side (she’s also wearing the same coat/skirt she wore a week or so ago with the new patterned trilby, a rare mix and match for her!):
    Embed from Getty Images

    Margrethe also wore a beanie/toque on a boat tour during her visit to Greenland:
    Embed from Getty Images

    It’s great to see Akiko again, especially in such a lovely hat! I have to admit I was slightly disappointed with Hisako’s rather sedate hat choices since I know she can pull off much bolder designs, but despite that I always enjoy her visible joy at virtually any event she attends; looks like her connections to Ireland are also still going strong too!

  4. That really is a great beret for Princess Hisako. I’m struck by the fact that it’s not the same color as her dress — unusual for the Japanese imperials! Her other hat is cute as well, and Princess Akiko looks great in her mushroom brim.

    RTM’s Meissen-inspired piece really is a knockout. And Josemieke Crebolder would be great for one of the Dutch princesses, perhaps for an occasion like Koningsdag.

    Thanks to Molly for the tip about what looks like a fascinating video.

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