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Royal Headwear


To be honest, I really didn’t understand all of the media coverage and excitement surrounding the royal wedding. This recent American obsession has been all over the internet, television and airwaves (I blame the fact that we don’t have princesses or a royal family, it makes the whole thing seem like a fairytale) and I have been doing my best to ignore it.

That being said, now that the day has come and gone I have to admit that the fashion of the event (a finer tribune to Sarah Burton and Lee McQueen I can’t imagine!) was quite unique. In particular, I found that the hats were truly stunning. Lady Gaga would be proud!

Having grown up in California in a very low-key family and having rarely attended black tie events, formal hats are something that I’ve only been exposed to through cinema.

So seeing photographs of the royal family and the wedding guests arriving in chapeaux à plumes was truly fascinating. Especially when you note that the outfits worn by these women were on the conservative side, mostly consisting of solid colors and demure hemlines. The inspirational touches, the place where their personalities really shown through, were in their hat choices.

So without further ado, I present to you the hats of the royal wedding!

Victoria Beckham

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson


Miriam Gonzalez - My personal favorite, I love the midi length of her dress with the Swiss-dot pattern combined with the bright floral headpiece. In case you couldn't guess, she's Spanish!

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

Zara Phillips

Sophia Winkleman

Which hat caught your fancy? What style do you think would best suit you?
Personally, I would have been tempted to don lacy black Marc Jacobs ears…
Or perhaps even a sheer mask like Natalia Vodianova wore to the Vogue party last year.
Hmmm…. Maybe that’s why I wasn’t invited? Yes, that must be it! 🙂

2 responses

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  2. Jorma Beckstrom

    i can dig it… bout time art and fashion took the world back…

    April 29, 2011 at 11:15 AM

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