A repeater this morning from Cams, last seen a year ago -- like it all in general, but not sure how I feel about the taupe hat with the cream suit. Hmmm.
(Really, maybe I'm just a teensy bit distracted by the Dean's vestments, to be honest. Wowza!)
PHOTO CREDITS: REUTERS/Carl Court/Pool
Lil and her firstborn are certainly having quite the tee-hee at Braemar, aren't they? I only wish I were quite so enthusiastic about her hat.
I think all these years of hatting about have just made me miserably picky when it comes to chapeaux, but something about the combo of the taupe and the light ivory just isn't doing it for me. Thoughts?
(Additionally -- HM, Phil, and Charlie get fancy wicker chairs, but Anne gets a foldy deal? Man, it's tough being the second born!)
PHOTO CREDITS: REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Here's a hatter we'll only have the chance to see in flashbacks: Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, daughter of King Leopold III of Belgium and Princess Astrid of Sweden, sister of King Baudouin and King Albert II of the Belgians, and wife of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (the military man in the center of the photo). She was a lady with some serious royal cred! This wedding was one of the last major royal events she attended as Grand Duchess; her husband abdicated in 2000, making her son Henri the Grand Duke. She died five years later, in 2005, of lung cancer.
I think Joséphine-Charlotte's hat is a great example of how to wear a dark-colored hat to a wedding; the chocolate brown is lovely and soft, and the champagne-colored ribbon keeps it from being too funereal. Her entire outfit is regal and lovely -- very appropriate for her nephew's winter wedding!
We can't overlook J-C's sister-in-law in this photo, either: Queen Fabiola is on the right, underneath the feathery hat that seems to be trying to eat her alive. Run, Fabiola! Escape it while you can! (Question: is this the most enormous hat we've ever seen on Mad Hattery? It's got to be at least top three! I mean, it's practically a parasol!)