This Week’s Extras

On Wednesday, Princess Beatrix repeated a deep claret straw brimmed hat to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Noordbrabantse Christelijke Boerenbond in Gemert.

On Thursday, Princess Nobuko wore a red silk covered pillbox with side feather pompom trim for a Red Cross Convention in Oita City.

Queen Margrethe continued her state visit to Germany today with a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. For this, she repeated her blue plaid trilby.
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Yesterday, Zara Tindall wore a navy felt Justine Bradley-Hill designed trilby with leather flower and cut feather trim (she has worn a very similar design before but this one was new). Today, she wore a cranberry wrapped bandeau headpiece by Camilla Rose Millinery. Both looks styled by Annie Miall.

During the month of November,  I’m turning the weekly “Caught My Eye” feature over to you! What millinery designs have caught your eyes over the past week?

 

Lovely new photos released for Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume’s 40th birthday.

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Danish State Visit To Germany Days 2 & 3

On the second day of the Danish state visit to Germany, Queen Margrethe had a busy schedule of events in Berlin including he signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding between the Documentation Center Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation and the Vardemuseerne and visits to Literaturhaus and Pierre Boulez Saal.

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For these events, the Danish queen repeated her sharp fabric covered boater hat with red brim and aubergine crown with slim hatband and small back bow with trailing tails.

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The wonderfully contrasting scheme of this design is matched by its proportion- note how the slim hatband links balances with the narrow brim width and slim binding.  We see Queen Margrethe in many hats designed to go with a certain ensemble and the streamlined silhouettes of dress, jacket and hat pair so well together.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster

Previously Worn:  Oct 5, 2021; Apr 23, 2021; Nov 27, 2020

Today, for a program of events in Munich, Queen Margrethe denim bluehat with upturned brim around one side trimmed with a bias checked tweed hatband and side bow.

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The brim curve on this design is so beautifully done, giving the hat presence and movement way beyond its small scale. It’s so very smart.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster

Previously Worn: Apr 21, 2021; Oct 6, 2020Feb 8, 2020Jan 14, 2020

What do you think of the Danish queen’s hats the past two days in Germany?

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Danish Royals Start State Visit To Germany

Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik arrived in Germany today to begin a three-day state visit to Berlin and Munich.

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Queen Margrethe wore a new hat for the event, a brimmed design covered in the same denim blue fabric as her suit. A quartet of striped feathers bound in blue silk ribbon trim one side.

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The colour and scale of this hat are lovely, as is its impeccable finishing- there is not a single visible stitch or pucker in the bias binding on the brim. I wish for more textural contrast in the overall ensemble (the look is improved by the addition of Queen Margrethe’s ivory coat) and would prefer the feathers were larger to give that hat a bit more visual punch. It’s a little sedate for me, as is.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster

Previously Worn: This hat is new

What do you think of the Danish queen’s new hat today in Berlin?

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This Week’s Extras

On Monday, Princess Mako wore an ivory jacquard silk covered calot with folded brim and apricot silk trim for a farewell visit with her grandparents, Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emeritus Michiko.

On Tuesday afternoon, Princess Beatrix opened the Prince Claus Bridge over the Dordrecht waterway in a dark blue sinamay brimmed hat.

On Friday, Queen Margrethe repeated her plaid trilby and matching suit at the “Children’s Nature and Science Festival 2021” in Hillerød.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Light and whimsical headpiece of pleated crin cherries by Dutch milliner Josemieke Crebolder
Wonderful stitching in hues of pink and purple on this plum felt fedora by American milliner Conney Borda
Sparkling disco beret with black crin double bow by Australian milliner Wendy Scully
Reproduction coals scuttle bonnet in black moire taffeta by British costume milliner Jane Bedden
Beautiful draped, rolled and soaring brim on this yellow hat in vintage straw by Australian milliner Jill Humphries

The audience winner in the 2021Netherlands Hat Association competition by Dutch milliner Koos van de Wal.
Headpiece of the amazing handmade velvet pansies by British milliner Anne Tomlin
Punchy green patterned buntal cap with navy visor by New Zealand milliner Maree Tong
Woven saucer in vibrant metallic yarn by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne
Amazing texture on this black veiled halo headpiece by American milliner Laura Del Villaggio
Masterful mix of subtle autumnal hues and textures in this design by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit

Kokoshnik headpiece of woven pearls by Irish milliner Carol Kenelly
Perfect pattern matching on this lime plaid felt cloche by Belgian brand Hats And More
Cream parasisal high-crowned hat with exquisite ombre brim by Australian milliner Stephanie Spencer
Indigo straw bandeau with tweed sea urchin-like flowers by Australian milliner Wendy Diggles
Such a smart black and white tweed cap by American brand Kokin New York
Striking headpiece of overlapping satin feathers by Italian milliner Francesco Ballestrazzi

After her marriage on Tuesday, Mako and her new husband Kei Komuro attended a press conference. The lack of wedding rites and celebration and the impromptu hug from Princess Kako as Mako left her parent’s home was hearbreaking (as we the release of an Akishino family photo taken over the summer). This article in the New York Times describes the situation well. I’m sure you all join me in wishing Mako and Kei happiness and peace as they start their marriage and Mako embarks on a new life.

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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

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