This Week’s Extras

Back on November 8, Crown Princess Kiko wore an ivory pillbox to relay a recorded message for a national convention.
Infanta Elena in her chocolate fedora with striped hatband on November 27 at Madrid Horse week
On November 30, Princess Nobuko wore a pale blue brimmed hat with double bow on the side for an anniversary celebration of the Nara Prefecture Red Cross.

The Duchess of Gloucester in a new navy hat with cuffed black faux fur brim last Sunday at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Princess Hisako wore a charcoal felt hat with pork pie crown and upturned brim with pompom flower and blue silk hatband for a national convention in Okayama today.

The Duke of Cambridge in a smart flat cap for promo shots for his episode of “Time to Walk” which will be released on Monday

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Burnt orange textured racing cap by American milliner Lisa McFadden
Stunning green silk turban with gold leather feather by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Exquisite black crin headpiece with applique flowers by London-based milliner Rafa Pienador
Two-toned felt fedora with stacked Petersham hatband by British milliner Louise Pocock
Fantastic headpiece of ombre blue silk feathers by Australian milliner Lauren J. Ritchie
Spanish milliner Nina Pawlowsky in a spectacular purple design of her own making, on St. Catherine’s Day
Black straw halo bandeau with applique lace and pearl trim by Irish milliner Ailish McElroy
Bright yellow velour felt cloche with ribbon cockade by Swiss milliner Michaela Temperli
Black trilby with pink ombre stitched hatband by British milliner Stephen Jones
Turquoise and dove grey colour blocked felt hat with slim hatband by German milliner Susanne Scheepers
Pink and ivory sinamay saucer with crin and sparkling bead trim by US brand Suzanne Couture Millinery
Blue straw stylised top hat with rolled brim and twist trim by East Village Hats in NYC
Burgundy felt trilby and fedora with scarlet hatband and gold star by British milliner Jess Collett
Electric blue felt boater with beaded fringe by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Leaf green boucle covered pillbox with beautiful autumnal hued silk flowers by Norwegian milliner Mon Strand

 

Congratulations to Flora Vesterberg on her new role with the Victoria & Albert Museum (Tatler)
Princess Aiko has come of age! I love that the tiara work for her presentation was borrowed from her aunt, Sayako Kuroda
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This Week’s Extras

On Tuesday, Princess Mako donned a silk covered bumper hat to report her upcoming marriage to the Imperial Sanctuaries.
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On Friday, Princess Mako was photographed arriving in a sky blue silk jacquard bandeau trimmed with silk roses arriving for a farewell visit with Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.

On October 12, Infanta Elena was photographed at a bullfight in an ecru straw brimmed hat with pork pie shaped crown and vibrant red striped hatband.
Princess Alessandra of Hanover wore an interesting plum percher from Spanish brand Mimoki on Thursday for the  wedding of Isabel Entrecanales and Edmund Eggins

On Friday, Queen Sonja wore a warm brown felt pillbox hat to open the MUNCH museum in Oslo
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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Fantastic shape on this freeform gold buntal hat by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Wonderfully unique twisted vintage ribbon on this black boater by British milliner Rebecca Gray
Turquoise and white straw wide brimmed hat with flying bird trim by Australian milliner Chris Mullane
Love the curves on this blush design with crin brim by Spanish milliner Teresa Briz
Fantastic feather bergère made for Season 2 of “The Great” by British milliner Justin Smith
Natural straw braided bandeau with halo of scrollwork flowers by Australian milliner Lisette Margini
Wonderful and vibrant floral headpieces by Israeli milliner Maor Zabar
Interesting brim vents on these colour blocked sinamay designs by Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
Chartreuse buntal percher with cut feather leaves and red roses by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
British milliner Jenny Beattie having great fun with a Marie Antoinette inspired hat (love the ringlets!)
Gorgeous black cloche with pink velvet hatband and feather pouffe by British milliner Nicky Miller
Harvest gold felt brimmed hat with pork pie crown and cerulean hatband by French milliner Anthony Peto
Beautiful draped shape on this freeform ink blue felt brimmed design by British milliner Stephanie Donegan
Adore the textural folded ribbon adorning this halo bandeau by Australian milliner Louise Macdonald
Unexpected but effective trim on this hat by France-based milliner Sylvia Martinez
Cheeky navy cap with numerical trim (made for an anniversary!) by Japanese milliner Yumiko Kuroiwa
Gorgeous black cloche with pink velvet hatband and feather pouffe by British milliner Nicky Miller
The most charming perched boater with silk flowers by Kenyan milliner Lali Heath

 

Emma Behn and her horse Fetoucha won the Indoor Norwegian Championships today

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This Week’s Extras

Imperial princesses in ivory silk covered hats on Thursday to attend the Autumn Equinox Festival at the Three Palace Sanctuaries.

On September 17, Queen Margrethe visited the Army Officers’ School at Frederiksberg Castle to unveil two new art projects aimed at supporting the dissemination of officers in the Army. She repeated her navy felt hat with rounded crown, gently raised kettle brim and wide silk hatband with tied bow at the side.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Wonderful leather designs by Australian milliner Tracy Mackinnon
Headpiece of three outstanding flower poufs by Australian milliner Lauren J. Ritchie
Stunning mocha straw fedora by British milliner Louise Pocock
Statement peach straw top hat with feather flowers by Dutch milliner Josemieke Crebolder
Bandeau headpiece of hand rolled red organza ruffles by British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan
Simply exquisite pink feather headpiece by Australian milliner Belinda Osbourne
Fuchsia button with deep orange silk tulip trim by British milliner Anne Tomlin
Black percher with crin brim and fantastic feather flowers by Australian milliner Rebecca Share
Scarlet sinamay saucer with burnt feathers by London-based milliner Merve Bayindir
Adore the colourful trim on this bandeau headpiece by Irish milliner Laura Hanlon
Love the asymmetrical brim on this sinamay design with navy bow by British milliner Stephen Jones
Silver sinamay button with mixed satin & sinamay twists by British brand Lomax and Skinner
Wonderful lines and texture on this sage fine straw fedora by Australian milliner Jill Humphries

Wonderful photo of the Luxembourg extended royal family taken before a concert on what would have been the late Grand Duke Jean’s 100th birthday

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Hat From The Past

Princess Kiko celebrates her 55th birthday tomorrow. Here’s a peek back in the depths of her hat closet to a natty navy Breton with domed crown and butterfly trim she wore 30 years ago. It’s fun to see her in saturated colour and a more dramatic hat shape.

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This Week’s Extras

Pale bumper hats on Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako Friday to mark the anniversary of Emperor Meiji’s death

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Amazing braidwork on this swirling golden cap by American milliner Katie Allen
Floating headpiece of black feather lotus flowers and quills by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne
Swirled orange straw rosette headpiece by British milliner Karen Geraghty
Creative, unexpected and slightly zany fish and tea trimmed perchers by Israeli milliner Maor Zabar
Turquoise button percher with gravity-defying sinamay and floral trim by British milliner Yuan LI
Colour blocked newsboy cap by Italian brand Marone Hats
Halo bandeau entirely handwoven from wheat! Beautiful work by British milliner Josephine Willis

Charming denim blue swirled straw hat by British brand John Boyd Hats
Black halo bandeau with textural pompom trim by Scottish milliner Stephanie Gallen
Darling palest blue straw cloche with slim hatband by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Orange straw freeform straw hat with wonderful blue curled straw ribbon trim by British milliner Louise Wilson
Astounding design by Australian milliner Kerry Hayes for the MIMC2021 competition in interlocking triangles
Pink sinamay saucer with the loveliest crin swirled rose trim by British milliner Tracey Miller
Emerald turban with statement ruffle by Nigerian milliner Bima Samuel Ofoneke
Palest lilac freeform hat with silvery grey vines mall made of thermoplastic by UK-based milliner Guilia Mio

The Belgian monarchy shared clips of Princess Elisabeth on a 3-day military course
And finally, congratulations to The Princess Royal who is set to become the first female Captain-General of the Royal Marines.

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