Quick note- I will be away for the next week and a half but have a planned a “Hat From The Past” post every day while I am away. Please continue all hat related conversation (including sharing whatever hats are worn this week) during my absence. See you soon!
Queen Mathilde repeated her grey and beige cloche this morning for a military parade in Geraardsbergen
Princess Sofia participated in the women’s Tjejvasan Cross Country Ski Race yesterday, cheered on by Prince Carl Philip, Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel
and her parents.
Fabienne Delvigne announced the oping of an e-shop where you can purchase her millinery and accessory designs.
The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design
was given to designer Richard Quinn this week (see final photo in this post). The actual award was designed by Angela Kelly who was profiled in this Vogue article.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Striking black percher with giant embroidered natural straw flower from UK brand Mind Your Bonce
Such beautifully textured straw on this navy button percher from New Zealand milliner Monika Neuhauser
Beautiful midnight blue fedora with emerald velvet hatband and gold star from UK milliner Jess Collett
Cream hand sewn pillbox percher with flying bow, veil and pearls from Irish brand Montgomery Millinery
Bold royal blue and orange straw boater from Australian brand Jill and Jack Millinery
Dramatic purple felt sculpted percher from New Zealand milliner Anel Heyman
More dramatic sculpture in this eye catching black pyramid from UK milliner Sophie Beale
Chanel-esque saucer with pleated black and white Petersham ribbon from Canadian milliner Helen Gair
Sublime shade of peacock blue on this fedora with jewelled hatband from Rosie Olivia
Amazing Stephen Jones cloche with multi layered collapsible crown inspired by Smithsonian senior curator of African American Hstory & Culture, Elaine Nichols
And this vibrant cocktail hat in fuchsia and orange straw with beautifully balanced ring trim from Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput. The clean design works so well to show off the spicy colours.
Pauline Ducruet shared her newly released
cover of Spanish Harper’s Bazaar. Her younger brother Louis announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Marie Chevallier.
Prince Nikolai of Denmark popped up on the runway of the Burberry show in London on February 17
Photos shared by the Dutch King and Queen (including a rare selfie) of their time at the Winter Olympics
Hereditary Prince Ernst and Princess Ekaterina of Hanover
welcomed a daughter, Elisabeth, this week.
It was a week of birthdays in the Swedish royal family celebrated with the release of beautiful new portraits. Princess Leonore turned four…
…and Princess Estelle turned six. Scroll to the right below to see each of the three released photographs because they are beauties.
Don’t you wish you could have overheard this conversation? And seriously Anna Wintour- of all moments to keep your sunglasses on, you chose this one? My caption for this photo would read, “Her Majesty attends fashion show with Queen Elizabeth”.
King Carl Gustaf in his trusty fedora last weekend for a visit to Vilhelmina
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Oversize pale blue saucer with crin brim edge and pastel trim by UK milliner Merve Bayindir
Jewel toned trilbys with textural patterned hatbands by new UK brand Karasu London
Exquisite design in pleated pink crin from Munich based milliner Nicki Marquardt
from Australian milliner Helen Kaminsky Très chic rain hat in maroon water repellent cotton
Sculpted sky blue straw saucer percher with lace trim from UK brand Layla Leigh Millinery
Coral straw boater with bows and net overlay from Australian brand Jill and Jack Millinery
Striking tri-colour blocked oversize fedora with flying bow from UK milliner Lisa Tan
Teal leather pillbox base percher with giant spring bloom from Tasmanian Cessiah Alice Millinery
Lovely use of black net on this felt design with pork pie crown from Australian milliner Meg Rafter
I don’t imagine we’ll see these on royal heads but the saucer and percher designs trimmed with food by Israeli milliner Maor Zabar are most certainly memorable.
Princess Märtha Louise, who is an accomplished equestrian, showed that talent for this sport has passed to a new generation of Norwegian royal family members with this video of her daughter Leah’s first international competition.
The entire Danish royal family joined Queen Margrethe to watch soldiers from the Royal Guard bring Prince Henrik’s remains to Parliament’s church in Copenhagen last night, where it will remain for members of the public to visit until Monday.
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Queen Sonja went on a forest hike with a number of women from different backgrounds, sharing nature, camaraderie and a meal together (Royal House Of Norway)
Prince Gabriel and Prince Noah of Nassau in handsome newsboy caps in a snap shared by their mum.
Queen Silvia in a traditional cap on Tuesday for a tea party at Ekebyhovs Castle in celebration of Pensioner’s Day
The exhibition “
The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture” opens tomorrow at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. The opening will include several floor talks and a conversation with British millinery Stephen Jones who will share stories about his 20 years spent designing hats for Dior. Contact the museum for tickets.
While some wonderful Autumn/Winter 2017 are starting to catch my eye, I can’t ignore these wonderful and very summery hats:
Calot draped in seafoam silk mousseline from Fabienne Delvigne
Chic and casual straw hats from California based Gladys Tamez
Striking graphic cocktail hats from Melbourne based Jo Mareen Millinery
Lovely silk abaca trimmed disc with net veil brim from Spanish milliner Biliana Borissova
Classic Tiffany natural straw hat with pink silk roses from Fabienne Delvigne with a matching pink straw clutch
and this wonderful design by Melbourne based
Louise MacDonald with mushroom brim and exquisite flying metallic straw bow.
brought Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques along on a visit to a retirement home (Hello Monaco)
Curious about what’s inside a royal lunchbox? Princess Marie shared her kids’ lunchbox contents to support her anti-food waste campaign.
Sweet snap shared by Princess Tatiana on the occasion of her and Prince Nikolaos’ seventh wedding anniversary
We end this week with a sweet jam session shared by Prince Hussein and Princess Salma of Jordan.
Queen Margrethe reopened the newly renovated Skagen Museum in her burgundy Breton hat (Billed Bladet)
Princess Anne opened the new atrium at the University of the West of Scotland in her brown fur pillbox (UWS)
Queen Sonja cheered on Norwegian skiers at a World Cup race last Sunday while her granddaughter, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, lit the cauldron of Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games during the Opening Ceremony.