But first, let's talk about the hats almost all wedding celebrants were wearing yesterday. I learned from a television commentator a new term for those hats that sit on the side of the head: "fascinators".
The hat style, as SIL Charlotte remarked, it not new. In fact, fascinators were quite in style in the 18th and 19th centuries. Here is Marie Antoinette in what could be called a fascinator on her head:
From yesterday's ceremony, note the hat that Posh Girl wore yesterday with a sleek pony tail:
Kate Middleton has generally favored Philip Treacy as her favorite hat stylist. Now that she is Catherine, Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge, Mr. Treacy will likely continue to be a designer icon world-wide.
Remember Catherine in this Philip Treacy hat?
So an old made new style is coming back for hats. The Fascinator! Let's all run out and buy a few.
Satanica on Etsy has these lovely fascinators for sale at a reasonable price; swing over to this page to see more and/or to purchase on Etsy (everything hand made).
As promised, web links, courtesy of Living the Grand Life: