Hatters, today is one of those days when I really resent that I'm not royal. Today, I went to work. Today, Charles and Camilla went to the Dickens Museum to celebrate the author's 200th birthday by leafing through one of his own annotated first editions with Lady Dedlock/Miss Havisham/Dana Scully. SIGH.
Besides, if I were the royal attending this occasion, I would have chosen a hat that was not a) a Paddington, because Mr. Dickens really deserves better, and b) not one that I wore less than two weeks ago (or not even a fortnight ago, as Mr. D himself might have said).
BLAH. Don't mind me, I'll just be over here sulking into my cheap paperback copy of Our Mutual Friend, imagining what kind of Victorian-y hattery I would have selected for this jaunt. (This one? This one? Or, to continue the Havisham theme, maybe even this one?) ANYWAY.
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We've got the triumphant return of yet another Paddington AND its polka-dot scarf/blouse friend today in Camden, so a bit eh to that. But seriously, Cams should demand that all of her pictures from now on are taken in candlelight. How great does she look here?
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I've been scouring our archives for this particular winter-weight Paddington, but so far to no avail -- maybe it's a new one for the blog? I actually almost genuinely like this one ... I think it's the jaunty angle. (Or maybe I'm just distracted by that diamond brooch. You all probably have figured out that I'm sort of a magpie by this point, LOL!)
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It's a very Paddington Christmas this year on the Wales family holiday card, hatters!
Listen, Cams, this is absolutely the right occasion to bust out a Paddington hat -- cross-country skiing in the Highlands. Just not at official engagements!
(Also, how hilarious is it that Charles cross-country skis in plus fours? Love it!)
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Check it out, everybody: Paddington has a formal cousin! With ... fur balls!