Unless you have been living under a rock recently, you will be aware of the rapidly approaching nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Now, over here in the US it’s kind of a newsworthy story so I can imagine the British Press is going gaga over the whole thing. This is probably the first “important” British Royal wedding that I have been old enough to observe (I wasn’t born for the Charles/Diana Wedding), so of course, I have to jump on the band-wagon and blog about it!
One of the best things, for me, about the whole wedding “frenzy” is the spotlight being cast on Millinery, and more specifically, fascinators. Every day, a new article is posted extolling the virtues of Kate, and her “Fascinating” ways. I’m so glad that these pictures and articles are making the rounds; it’s really helping to bring a new level of attention to what has, until recently, been a somewhat undervalued accessory. The use of the term “Fascinator” is especially great, as over here in the US, at least, a lot of people are not aware of the term and what it means. I make a lot of Fascinators, so it’s nice that I’m suddenly so “on trend”.
Kate certainly wears fascinators well, and has some beautiful pieces in her collection. Each time she wears a piece, it highlights her outfit perfectly and is appropriate for the occasion. A style icon like Kate is showing that younger people can pull it off and have fun with headwear, not just at Weddings,but Proms, The Races, and Cocktail Parties are all equally good excuses to don a headpiece!
I can’t wait to see what Milliners like Philip Treacy come up with for the wedding party on Friday; rumour has it that female wedding guests at the Royal Wedding are required to wear hats AND gloves! I have to admit, though, I’m a little concerned about Kate leaving it so late to order a headpiece from me! Doesn’t she realize how busy I am?