June 17, 2010

And-They're-Off......

The smell of horse, the smell of smoke, the smell of grass, the smell of fried food, the smell of perfume, the sight of coiffed hair, and overdone make-up, hats, dresses, the nervous tension in the air...that's right it was Ascot Ladies Day today in Berkshire, England.

I love the races, even though I don't go often (more like never!), whats more, I love seeing all the overdone ladies vying for the coveted title of 'Best Dressed'. Never mind the dresses, today it was the hats that were most important. From the wild, weird and beautiful, they were all on show today and I wanted to show you some of these hats. Think Sarah Jessica Parker at the London Premiere of SATC2.


Snow Queen hat.

These hats are made out of Lego. Love them!


Heavy much?!


Eco-Friendly Chic.


Balloon...

Really like this too.

Very patriotic towards England.


Really elegant and pretty.





My favourite for sure!

I love this blatant lack of self-consciousness, its so refreshing and I find these images really inspiring. I will never get bored looking at some of the hats, they are amazing.

What do you think? Hats on or off?


Images from dailymail.co.uk, heatworld.com and thisislondon.co.uk

65 comments:

Star-Light said...

wow..these are amazing!
the last one is my favourite :))

jemina said...

WOW, those hats are mind blowing indeed, DEFINITELY hats ON, love love love this post, xoxo

Daisy Dukes said...

I think this is wonderful and I would love to see it first hand! That feather one in the middle really is quite elegant.

ari said...

wow! this is sooo fun! I love the races.. I sometimes go, but have never worn a hat. I finally bought 2 straw hats, I will be wearing one of those for sure, no crazy hats for me ;)

Paige Baker said...

WOW! These are soo stunning!

Couture Carrie said...

Hats ON, darling!
These are amazing ~ so creative and fanciful!

xoxox,
CC

Marie Z. said...

Wow, the English really take wearing a hat to a new level! These are so fun! I wear hats but nothing too outlandish : )

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

The hats are amazing, but I ould never pull one off :)
Where does the tradition ome from, I mean someone must have been first?

Erin Wallace said...

I saw one somewhere else that looked like a flower bomb (real cut lilies, roses, ranunculus, every gorgeous expensive flower imaginable and HUGE) on an older woman. It was Gorgeous! But still outlandish. Miss Isablella Blow at times like this - she always had the BEST hat.

xo Erin

Catherine said...

LOVE!

I love the flower one, the one you think is elegant, and the old lady's!

They are all so fabulous!

riaj said...

sometimes i wish i were british. or at least living in the england social circle lol. i LOVE hats, especially that snow queen hat! <3

meraldia said...

The first one is my favorite! Very cute and stylish!

Mar said...

I'm not sure if I'd wear one of this. My favorite is the one with the red flowers. Elegant and beautiful.

Tea Joeli said...

Hi Sarah!

Thanks:)

hope you're following:)

http://thebrunetteworld.blogspot.com/

btw..cool pics

Leonie said...

Wow some of those hats are AMAZING! The last one is my favourite. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog:)

www.whatwouldleoniewear.blogspot.com

Cindy, fashionsbeauty said...

These are great, must be quite annoying having a such a big hat on though! :)

Thanks for the b'day message! xoxo

Elena said...

You did a great job putting all those pictures together! The hats are definately interesting. I wonder how much effort it takes to create them. They're awesome!

Silvia Couture said...

great!!! Love the peacock!

Marina e Camilla said...

ah! Love, love these pics.. They are crazy and real, real inspirations!! *_* An hug

Closet Fashionista said...

Very fun! :D The girl in the 8th picture is friends with Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom :D)
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

bekster said...

these hats are great :)

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D e g a i n e said...

Those are some amazing hats lol, love the lego ones and the snow queen!


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Nina said...

The Snow Queen Hat ... Drool!

Elizabeth Faraday said...

definitely on! love them all!
thanks for the comment back!
i'm following you now, follow me too?

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Hafsa said...

Hats on, haha :)

Katie said...

Oh, so fun to look at!

knk said...

wow beautiful hats looks awesome i never saw this kind of hat very creative i like it

Margaux said...

I love the lego hats and the one with the zipper flowers!

ilsteviewonder said...

ahh! im starting to get into hats!! these are awesome! especially the lego one and the on ethat you said was elegant and pretty I love the blues its really pretty :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These hats are so awesome! I love them. I would definitely wear one of them, if I had the chance. I don't care if people would stare! Lol. :P

SAM said...

WOW some are very gaga right :)

B a la Moda said...

WOW! I can believe these are real situations! Amazing. I like some of them but I thing they are too much!

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Josie said...

These hats are AMAZING! I've never been to a horse race but would love to go since the fashions are absolutely fabulous.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Yours is fab; I can't wait for more.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Charlie said...

that´s so cool, love the first one, the one with the red flowers and the one on the older lady.

jen said...

These are so great! I have to say the first one is the most interesting to me but I also elegant love the one on the girl with the asymmetrical dress! It would be so fun to dress up for this and parade around with a hat bigger than your body!

Hope you have a great weekend!
Jen

CHANTELLE said...

hats on, please! i adore the lego one, how amazing :) have a lovely weekend ♥

michelle_ said...

these are amazing hatss !
thanks for the wishes in my previous post :) :)
they mean alot to me !!
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Mystery Bruises said...

cool hats haha so different
you have a great blog, keep up the good stuff!
xx
www.mysterybruises.blogspot.com

Fashion Butter said...

I want a reason to wear that feathered hat. The grocery store should totally be fine, right???

Dallas Shaw said...

I have ever seen anything like this- ever!
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

very Lady GaGa... :)
Happy weekend babe!
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/
http://gypsy-photography.blogspot.com/

Emilie said...

OMG!
Amazing hats!
x

Christie said...

Love it!! How very "My Fair Lady" esque!

In Fashion and Style

kirstyb said...

wow crazy hats xxx

Tere said...

incredibles and originals flats!
your blog is amazing!!
very kisses from http://sweetsyte.blogspot.com/

Cupcakes are fashion ! said...

Insanely fun hats! :D

http://cupcakesarefashion.blogspot.com/

XOXO, C.

KIRAFASHION said...

all are so fun, I can say!

xshumzx said...

these are sooo awesome! hats on

Taj Acosta said...

The peacock hat is fabulous! I bet she knock a few people in the face with that one!! hugs dear

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

wow..these are amazing!great post
the last one is my favourite

BarelyVogue said...

I like teh first one:)
Do enter the contest I am conducting now on my blog.
xx
Sahi
www.barelyvogue.com

FASHION TALE / said...

Wow! Really gives inspiration

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Just when I'm about say this hat is the coolest hat, the next one tops that!! I love, love the lego hat!! xoxoxoxoxo

Ashley said...

These hats are amazing!! I love the peacock feather one, just stunning! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Juliet said...

Gorgeous hats! I loved the first on best!

juliet xxx

Mary said...

What a great post! I love the last one, too!

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Definitely hats on! The lego ones are epic. I love going to the races and seeing all the fashions on the field.

Alice said...

Oh, hats on! The first one reminds me of Lady Gaga's Armani outfit she wore that one time. And some of those are just wild and fun!

thanks for stopping by!

xAZD
www.xAZDdesign.com

Aattlee said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog!
I think I like the most ridiculous one best- the HUGE one which you have labled 'Heavey Much?' I think it's wonderful how eccentric it is. The lego ones are such a fresh idea, too. :)
http://fashionregardless.blogspot.com/

knk said...

hi happy weekend have a great and joyful day

My Republic of Fashion said...

Amazing and fantastic comments...thank you so much!:)SD

layia said...

it's fun looking at those hats! i love how the men generally wore top hats. now that's one hat i want!

Prutha said...

omg these r brilliant hats!!!...i am obsessed with hats...love them!!!


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follow if u like what u see?

xoxo

Nazneen said...

wow! very innovative!

btw, r u interested in purchasing the bag? If so, email me.

Xx Nazneen

www.neensynaye.blogspot.com

Marta said...

Hhahaha it makes me laught a lot! I like the third photo sure that it is very handy to wear! :)