On Wednesday, Crown Princess Kiko wore her inky blue wide bandeau for Emperor Naruhito’s scaled-down birthday celebration.
Princess Beatrix in a black sinamay hat with upturned brim today for the 80th anniversary of the World War II battle in the Java Sea.
The following new millinery designs (and sinamay lampshade designs made using millinery techniques!) caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):
Lovely new photos released by the Swedish monarchy for Princess Estelle’s 10th birthday
It’s less than 100 days until the Platinum Jubilee! We’re going to do a 70-day countdown here on Royal Hats (yes, of course it will include hats!) and here’s a sneak peek into the official celebration.
Images from social media as indicated
That is heart warming MittenMary! Or should I say ‘head warming’? Both probably!
LOL, Wies! I found an image of the back cover. What an inspired fedora! https://images.app.goo.gl/j12UqrSjweWTEryYA
I’m tempted to order the book; we can all do with a bit of quirky humour right now!
In a week of bad news, I thought some might get a bang out of a new children’s book. Kat Hats, by Daniel Pinkwater with illustrations by Aaron Renier, is about a shop that specializes in training cats to serve as headpieces, with its star, Thermal Herman 6-7/8, performing a heroic rescue. Here is a link to some images: https://books.google.com/books/about/Kat_Hats.html?id=EMAdEAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&source=gb_mobile_entity
This is utterly brilliant! Thanks for the heart (and head!) warming share.
Princess Estelle is just darling!
Appreciating the many novel looks in the new designs, especially the under-brim “rings” in the Suzanne Hats design, the rush-woven top hat, and the vintage embroidered cloth cloche. And that black and white Millinery Jill butterfly is a knockout!
I’d like to share this picture of one of the amazing creations of Asya Kozina, an Ukrainien artist.
I know this corner of the internet should be a lighthearted place, filled with beauty and delight, but right know my heart is heavy. The situation in Eastern Europe is extremely worrying, not just for Ukraine, but also for the rest of the European continent. Please have a thought for the Ukrainian people today and maybe a small gesture of help.
Thanks for sharing, Wies. This piece is incredible.
And acknowledging the injustice and heaviness of this war is important.
Thank you, Stefanie.
The situation is unprecedented.
Extraordinary work for a modern-day Marie-Antoinette! I share your concern for Ukraine and the rest of Europe.