Friday, May 6, 2011

My Choice For The Best Hats Of The Royal Wedding + Head Games Of The MET Gala.

 It took me a while to select my favorite hats from the Royal Wedding largely because there was so many of them! How can you not love Brits for their relentless desire to be theatrical and oh, so fashionable!? :-)
 And so my number one hat of the Royal Wedding was the hat worn by Miriam Gonzalez Durantez. Fantastic, one of the best versions of turban hat I have ever seen. It looked perfect from every angle, it was unique, appropriate, full of Spanish flair and I would wear it in a heart bit!
                                          
 My hat is off to the  milliner Conchitta who is responsible for this beautiful hat!
 That single black ribbon running through the feathered petals of the flower has me absolutely speechless.
 I thought that The Queen herself looked beautiful and very well put together in her yellow ansamble.:-)
 I love the simple elegant lines of the hat worn by Kate Middleton's Mother. Beautiful blue-grey color and very demure outfit. Class all the way!
 I thought Queen Sofia and  Princess Letizia of Spain looked  beautiful in their very well coordinated hats.
 Princess Letizia is one of the most beautiful women of the nobel blood. I loved her choice of the hat.
 I thought Zara Phillips looked beautiful in her wide brimed sinamay hat.
 One of my most favorite hats of the Wedding was a very simple hat worn by Miss Charlene Wittstock.
 A perfect example of how to dress your head in such a way that you actually wear your hat, not all the way around, when your hat wears you.:-) . Unfortuantely, there was plenty of examples to that.
 One of a more "fashion forward" hats of the Wedding. To tell you the truth I still do not know how I feel about this hat, but I decided to include it anyway: it looks interesting, chic and like something I would definitely try on.:-)
I absolutely loved the cobal blue outfit worn by  Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. And the hat is flawless! Right next to Tara is the lady wearing beautiful hat made by Stephen Jones.
                              
 This  little pill box hat charmed its way into my heart and I actually thought it is one of the sweetest little hats of the Royal Wedding.
 Also one of my favorite hats in beautiful pearl grey color. The craftsmenship is remarkable and the handmade silk flowers are stunning.
 On May 2nd, MET Gala marked the opening nignt of the magical tribute to Alexander McQueen: "Savage Beautiy" exhibition that is now opened for  everybody to visit. I am planning to see it this very weekend and hear it is one of the most beautiful exhibition organized by the Costume Institute to date.
 What was surprising is that this time many of the guests chose to actually dress their heads with jeweled pieces and even hats!Something you do not see very often here.
 Nothing, of course, as glamorous as what we saw in the Royal Wedding but I happen to think that, somehow, the Royal Wedding had its influence.:-)
 A while ago I have wrote a post "Head Games: Jeweled Hair.Volume 3." and it is so wonderful to see that the art of head dressing is coming back, making statements beyond fashionable "trendsetting" (I hate this word!)
 I am wishing all of you great weekend and if you live in the country that celebrates Mother's Day, just like we celebrate it here in the US, I am wishing you beautiful Mother's Day too. :-)))


15 comments:

Fay said...

Hi I absolutely agree with your choices Its a pity that they didnt feature more Lady Helen Windsors pill box its VERY chic i think and also Chantal of Greeces divine concoction Santa (Taras sister next to her) also had a great hat i think Loved the blue but not sure about the size . Charlenea was so simle and elegant what fun anyway fay xx

Dustjacket Attic said...

I just loved Miriam Gonzalez Durantez's hat...she was stunning. I loved all the photo's you have posted. Have a great weekend Anya.
xxx

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,yes!!!Dearest Anya,

All these hats making me also very happy,because of so much diffrerence and creations ahead!!!

And SURE,I like the first one hat absolutely magnificent hat,fabulously nice!

I wish you great Mom day weekend,my deraest friend:-)))*

Much Love and many sunshine hugs to you,
***Violetta***

Stilettostetico said...

Dear Anya, actually what I like the most about Miriam Gonzalez Durantez's flowering hat is the way this One, far to be an artifical disguise, looks totally in symbiosis with her Outfit's "Retro GLAMorous" (and so timelessly classy) vibrancy . . .

à Bientôt, Antoine

Southern Belle said...

Ooh... gorgeous!

La Petite Gallery said...

All your choices were fabulous. I like them all but my fav was the whit simple wide brim.
Have a nice Mothers Day.

yvonne

Joanna said...

I recorded the royal wedding just for the hats and I wasn't disappointed. The only hat that made me wonder, "what she was thinking?" was Princess Beatrice's hat.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jan said...

I so appreciate this review (hadn't noticed the ribbon running through Miriam's hat) - see, I need a milliner!
Love your choices/descriptions.
Enjoy your weekend Anya.
xxx

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Such great images, Dear Anya! I can't tell you that I followed every moment of the wedding, but I have enjoyed some aspects of it, such as this (and what food was served!!!). I have seen a few more hats on some of the guests that were a bit more....um...well...creative. Fun to look at, but not for everyone's tastes!!!

Wishing you a wonderful Happy Mother's Day Weekend, Dear Anya!
Hugs to you and your dear daughter!
Betty

Little Rus said...

I love your choices of hats, Anya! Especially the first one - I didn't even realise it was a turban!!! :) The only thing is that Tara all over blue outfit reminded me of a singing creature from the 5th element and every time I look at her I can't help thinking about it. :)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, darling!
xxx

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anya,

I enjoyed your review of all the hats at the Royal wedding.
How wonderful that you are going to the Alexander McQueen exhibition, you are so lucky as it will be fabulous.

Hope that you had a lovely Mother's day
Hugs
Carolyn

Karena said...

Glorious hats Anya thank you for your thoughts! I adore watching and seeing so much beauty!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I agree, I love this version of a turban ... so very chic. Always love to hear your opinions of hats that you love and are not so crazy about ... insight into a pro's thoughts ;) Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day, Anya. xo

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

My dear Anya! I just moved back to Southern California and I have been in a world of boxes, suitcases, & just figuring out life. I am SO excited to finally see this post that I missed! I absolutely love your choices and just soaked in all of your commentary on each hat. I hadn't noticed the black ribbon in Miriam's hat, and I love that you have pointed it out...such a beautiful, surprising element! I agree with you 100% about the Queen and Kate Middleton's mother. I thought she looked absolutely stunning and so classy, and her hat was so elegant as you have said! I absolutely adore what you have stated about Miss Charlene Wittstock, and how "A perfect example of how to dress your head in such a way that you actually wear your hat, not all the way around, when your hat wears you." I think you know I am with you completely on that subject and respect you immensely for such wise words. :) Her hat was so beautiful and I would wear it in a heartbeat, as well as the beautiful hat of Zara Phillips! I also love the elegant and exquisite pearl grey hat with silk flowers that you have posted, so beautiful!

I hope you had a wonderful time at the Alexander McQueen exhibition, it looks truly amazing. Happy late Mother's Day to you, Anya! I posted a new skirt design in my recent blog post and would be honoured for you to stop by and visit! I value your opinion so much, and I have also opened a new etsy store. :)

Much much love. xoxo
Rachel

Kat said...

every year i'm so excited for the met gala, it's as glamourous as the oscars (or even more?!).

oh, and i really like the blue pill box hat with white flowers at the wedding of kate and william!

a very wonderful choice of pictures (and hats) you've made :)