Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hats On!

It's that time of the year - the glorious Victorian Racing Carnival. I do love a good hat & any one of these would do just fine, love them all.

I am partial to a big hat, I love the bobbing of the head this way & that way that occurs when 2 girls wearing oversize millinery extravaganza's meet, greet & do the kiss, kiss thing at the races or in the marquee. It's an icebreaker with lots of laughter every time. What sort of hat girl or boy are you - do leave a note & surprise me, I reckon any preconvieved idea I may have will be tossed out the window!

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5&8 6, 7, 9.



  1. Oh Millie they're divine one and all and I wish I was attending a race meeting wearing any one of them.

    My faves though are #'s 1 and 7 - 7 being the absolute standout.

    Happy day & thank you for sharing.

  2. Beautiful! all of them but for me it has to be 2 and 9. A bit traditional, but I do adore a big brim.
    Great post!

  3. I think you should try yourself a fascinator wonders for the Royal gals.....xv

  4. Oh yes me too! What is interesting this year is just how many women in Melbourne are wearing hats around the place though - not just at the races. Which is great for me: I don't look so odd as I love wearing hats and generally am the only one except for at the races. Virginia xx

    Oh - love that feather contraption but also adore all your choices here.

  5. Oh Mill's,
    I do LOVE a hat and always wear one to a wedding and, I leave it on all day and all night.....I even dance in my hat!!
    Your selection is wonderful, and, with the Queen being in Australia, I should think that the hat is having a bit of a comeback.
    Does MOTH like a hat I wonder ? XXXX

  6. My hats are mostly like no. 2, boring old me, but I now have such a yearning for no. 3.

  7. the 1st and 3rd are my faves.
    they are the craziest.


  8. I love hats! On everyone - women, men, children, babies. I have a large collection of hats - some that I have never worn as the right event has not yet presented itself but they are ready and waiting! Large, small, sporty, elegant - all of them are beautiful. My favorites in the photos are 7 and 8. Or maybe it's 1 and 2. They are all beautiful.

  9. Not a big hat wearer but do love the fascinators and wide brimmed hats with flower detail like the last one. Fiona

  10. Oh I would have them all LOVE hats and facinators! xx

  11. oh how i wish we embraced hats here in the US, soooo lovely!

  12. Ooooh I Love a hat!!!!!
    You have some beautiful choices here....I would choose no.6....I have worn something similar minus all the feathers.....I need to find that hat.....might even wear it round the house this weekend ;)

    Happy Friday.....loved you comment about MOTH feeling grunted....and long may it last!! X

  13. Oh the bigger the better Millie! Can I choose No. 2 and No. 6 please, although I do love that first one as well. I think you might have to look like the model to carry it off though, and there's no chance of me doing that :)


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