23 June 2009

The Royal Ascot 2009...














Quintessentially British...
'S' is for silly hats and style.

Celebrating the horse racegoers and HRM at the just ended Royal Ascot.
Outlandish, wild, wacky and stylish, would describe some of these but all put a big, big smile on my face. The catwalks did not disappoint either.

Images... 5 here::: 8 here ::: 11 here & the rest there.

37 comments:

Julia said...

Those hats *giggles* are just so, so "too much!"

Simone said...

So funny, I was just looking at the same hats in a magazine! I love Isabell Kristensen's "strawberries" hat and I think Erin O'Connor looks fabulous - as always. The marshmallow hat is just ridiculous!! Great post :)

Slices of Beauty... said...

Thanks Simone, voluminous trousers on Erin and her Channel jacket is just fab!

Melissa said...

Hey -- I love your blog! Hope you don't mind if I add it to mu blogroll! :)

Aartee said...

LOL LOVE the one made of marshmellows :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

ha ha! love the bold pink one!

Isabel said...

Ascot hats are so cool! I love the Queen.

Purple Flowers said...

I love love love hats!

Lauren! said...

marshmellow hat=extreme!
I don't like marshmellows, but they make beautiful headwear.

Beth Dunn said...

Love the hats. So glam xo

pretty face said...

Thank you for your sweet comment!
In light of the name of your blog, I think you'll love the post I am about to publish in about half an hour....

Pop and Ice said...

The hats are awesome but us regular folks would just look ridiculous....

It's too bad that so much of fashion is throw-away and never gets to the realm of everyday people.

Fun to look at, impractical in every way.

Pop Champagne said...

I love some of those flower hats but I'd never find anywhere to wear them haha! The first basket one is crazy!

DaisyChain said...

gotta love Ascot for the mad hats!

QueenBeeSwain said...

always love seeing the fanciful hats that are brought out for ascot! not sure which is harder- coming up with an outfit for some of them, or how they were dreamed up in the first place!

just so fun and girly :)

kHm

Lily G. said...

Wow, those hats are out of control!!

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georgia b. said...

wowsa!
and i find it hard to be bold enough to go out in my orange hat or cowboy hat. those are nothin' in comparison to these! my confidence has returned! :)

great collection of hat silliness. :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

i wish we have more events to wear beautiful hats like these.

Yuka said...

insane headwear! ohmygoodness! theyre are so cool

Claire said...

I love the hats at Ascot, it's amazing what can be made for headgear!!! Better to stand out than fade into the background!

Dionne said...

Wow, these hats are amazing! It reminds me of the Melbourne Cup back in Australia. It's so fascinating to see what everyone comes up with each year.

Vik said...

hi there! first time visiting you post!! those are some ridiculous hats!!! bet the price was ridiculous too!! Crazy people!! good for a giggle though!
Much love from Ireland
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Jennifer Poppy said...

I like the last hot pink & black hat with giant spikey feathers. Fun!

preppyinnewengland said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Love the wacky hats, so fun and some are just lovely! Looking forward to reading your blog!

The Clothes Horse said...

Wild and wonderful!

Joy said...

Just when I was about to say that I've seen it all....

orange sugar home said...

They are fabulous. I'm particularly fond of the strawberry hat.

Megan Coyle said...

What awesome hats--they make me want to go find my own elegant hat so I can play dress-up :)

ONiC said...

very inspiring :D
my fave goes to picture #9. hehe

muchlove said...

thank you for dropping my my blog :)

these are fabulous!

Beth said...

I like the strawberry hat! Neat yet very fab!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Those hats are a classic!! I do love the races though, where else can you wear a gorgeous hat and dress during the day without looking silly ! x

Joyce said...

The hats are really neat and could be fun to wear. Thanks for sharing!

Hanh, Life-in-Travel said...

wow, look at all awesome crazy hats!!!so much fun!!!


Hanh,

dapper kid said...

Haha, Royal Ascot always brings out the craziest hats. I am loving Erin's black hat...oh and the marshmallow one :)

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

This is so fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing this.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Thank you all.

Always look forward to such creativity with the hats at Ascot!

Thanks again.

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