Monday, May 02, 2011

The Mad Hatters

I did say earlier that weddings were all about lace and didn't Kate Middleton look lovely in her lace accented wedding gown! I loved the understated elegance of the whole affair and I loved the fact that there was very little "fuss" made about the fact that Kate is/was a "commoner." I know that she will bring a good deal of common sense (or is that commoner sense) to the flagging monarchy.

The irony is, of course, that the "blue bloods" have always considered themselves a level above the common man by virtue of their breeding. Well tell me where the taste is in these examples of royal sense. Above is Princess Beatrix, cousin to Prince William and daughter of Prince Andrew. Below is Camilla, Prince William's stepmother.

Even if we forget about taste and just consider the element of common courtesy (Can anyone see anything beyond your hat, madam?). Most of the Royals failed at a public show of how much better they are than the commoner.  Fortunately Kate upstaged them all with her "uncommon" sense of taste. She clearly showed that less is more.  I hope she keeps this sense now that she has "married in" with them.

Cable Brimmed hat from Le Tissier
Lace Cap from Fiber Trends

Now for some very tasteful hats: Our Cabled Brimmed hat from Le Tissier Designs is great for summer because of the brim. Knit this in summer yarn that looks looks straw and you'll have something really lovely.

Lace Cap from Fiber Trends is also very pretty. Knit it in a linen for summer. Add some fancy yarn or beads for a very personalized creation!!

Hats off to everyone, though that staged a wonderful wedding - it's amazing what 65,000,000.00 can buy and congratulations to everyone who participated at a distance.  It was a lot of FUN!!!

Now if we could only win at the Olympics!!!

Have a great Day!

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