“Wearing a hat is like having a baby or a puppy; everyone stops to coo and talk about it.”
– Louise Green
Not that anyone cares this side of the Atlantic, but the Royal Ascot is a big deal and it’s going on now en Angleterre. And the hats are as weird, fabulous, odd, chic, and grotesque as ever.
No one wears hats over here. And don’t try to sell me on the Kentucky Derby, it’s peanuts compared to the towering plumes, wires, and (apparently this year) legos of Ascot. When Mum and I were talking about my then-pending nuptials, I briefly entertained the idea of getting married in England, so that we could have our reception at The Swan in Lavenham, and so that the ladies could all wear hats! Luckily common sense prevailed, J.’s family, which is several times larger than mine, are all here. And the mass exodus to Suffolk would have cost a fortune. Almost as much as a hat for Ascot!
For more horsey fun, check out the Australians going nuts for racing fashion, T&L may think the Brits are wacky, but they have nothing on the Aussies!
Photo from wireimage.com, care of Tom and Lorenzo.
My dream hat photo from Louise Green Millinery.