These are fascinating, that’s for sure.


Mr. Thornton doesn't know what to think about such foolish female frippery.

When I saw certain “hat” fashions worn at the royal wedding–called fascinators–I admit I got the giggles. Because I found myself thinking of the funny lady below, and some of the bizarre fashions she loves to wear. Mr. Thornton looks askance, but he would not be all surprised if Fanny showed up wearing such a ridiculous bonnet, if she was told it was the latest Parisian fashion.

Fabulous fashion victim Eddy Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders).

. (photos RANet/Wiki)

Does it demonstrate I am totally out of synch with fashion for laughing uproariously when I saw the princesses?

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I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

15 responses »

  1. The hats these two wore were so over the top crazy! I didn’t get to watch the wedding (we were without power for a week after the tornadoes) but saw all of the fashion pics afterwards. I actually have some friends who made their own fascinators to wear while watching the wedding. The ones they made may not have been high fashion, but much prettier in my opinion.

  2. It was the total OTT aspect that got me. I have seen Kate wearing fascinators that are quite attractive, but they are much smaller and more simple in style. Designers always come up with some attention-getting wacky styles for the runway that you really don’t expect anyone to wear in real life. That bow monstrosity in particular made me think of that. 😉

  3. I hated Beatrice’s hat with a passion because it was screaming “look at me, look at me” which was highly inappropriate given the occasion! I think the auction of the “hat” (if you can call it that) was a PR trick, more like damage control than real charity.

  4. I would rather throw a short mantilla on my head than get caught dead in one of those ridiculous things. “Fascinators”, huh? Why do I think I’ve seen better-looking cat toys? Forgive me if that’s snarky, but someone with taste ought to take those young women in hand.

  5. Those two have a reputation to loose and wouldn’t be who they are had they worn something pretty and understated! They wanted the who world to talk about their hats and they got that.

  6. It was a big traditional British wedding so I expected nothing less than Mad Hatter. I have to admit I liked Beatrice’s hat, it takes courage to dare to look a little different. Love it or hate it, it doesn’t go unnoticed.

    • You’ve a point there about Mad Hatter normalcy for traditional British weddings. I remember being at Windsor Castle during the wedding rehearsal for the Queen’s youngest child back in 1999 and even for the rehearsal and not the actual ceremony, there were lots of hats to be seen, some quite unusual. And I know about needing courage to be different. I just have to admit that even for eclectic me, that hat was just too much. 😉

    • I think there is a big difference between looking “different” and looking downright ridiculous as those two did. 🙂 I also think that somebody else’s wedding is not the occasion to try out outrageous new accessories. THere’s the Epsom derby for that… Just my opinion! 🙂

      • A friend asked what I would have worn to that wedding, and I replied with a scan of a Vintage Vogue pattern, a description of the fabrics, and a sketch of a pillbox hat with some beading. It would have been chic, comfortable, understated, elegant, and quite different to anything I saw in the photos.

        But I don’t get around much anymore…

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