Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Hat Is Off To You, Kate.

The Duchess of Cambridge was just named “Hat Person of the Year” by The Headwear Association. Kate conquered Rachel Zoe, Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Charlie Sheen—taking an overwhelming 91 percent of the vote.

The Headwear Association is an organization founded in 1908 that “promotes hat wearing and the headwear industry throughout the world.”

I am not a hat person, though I know some stylish ladies who are. (Marianne Barnebey, are you listening? That means you.)

Tonight I spotted this vintage loveliness for sale and suggested it to a friend who wears chapeaux beautifully (Murray, are you listening? That means you.)

Mariah Nicolle's New Hat

I wish I could rock a hat, but every time I put one on my daughter tells me I look silly. Here are some royal and non-royal people in their millinery. Silly? You be the judge.

You have to hand it to the Europeans. They know their headwear. Philip Treacy, milliner extraordinaire, designed these:

It is entirely possible I might feel silly in one of Mr. Treacy's designs. I cannot afford one, anyway.

Congratulations to Kate, beautiful princess and fashion inspiration. For now, I will stick to unadorned hair.

Love from Delta.


  1. Wonderful hats! Why not? Thanks....for the Show. Cinda

    1. It was fun to put together! I am intrigued by the butterfly hat. Not that I would wear it . . .

  2. I am a hat person too. All the bridesmaids vetoed my "mother of the bride" hat, so I had to go to the church sans-hat, but it was stunning! Loved all of these hats, thanks for sharing Beth!

    1. Glad you liked it, Casey! I can always count on you to enjoy anything fashion-related, Chic One.