Saturday, 16 May 2015

Off and Running

It’s racing season again. The Kentucky Derby was this month, Royal Ascot is in June, and in July we have the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. Their Hats and Horseshoes party is the perfect excuse to dress up, top yourself in your very best, walk the red carpet for your photo op, mix and mingle, eat and drink, and the best part is that admission is free.

Last year I had a spot of luck myself at the Queen’s Plate. Out of about thirty excellent entries, I was astonished to be chosen the first place winner of their very first Millinery Design Competition, with this:

This year’s hat is not for competition, except against myself. I made it for fun, to stretch my millinery muscles, to push myself. I really like how it turned out.

If you do, too, it’s available. It can also be custom made with your preferred colours and design tweaks.

I’m told by invitees that there will be another millinery design competition again this year. If you’re planning to be there, I would love to dress your head with a bespoke hat or fascinator.

But don’t wait. Contact me soon for Queen’s Plate headwear. Please and thank you!


  1. Lovely hats Anne. I love the back detail on the straw. Is the new wide brim sinamay? The turn up brim is flirty and cute.