The fun starts tomorrow, dearest readers!
I plan to cover every royal hat seen at the races again this year, including the hats worn by the men! In an effort to streamline this year’s Ascot coverage, I have invited a number of milliners to join in our conversation – you’ll see their contribution in the comments instead of the main body of the post. My hope is that this revised format will facilitate more interactive discussion about each piece and allow hardworking milliners to participate at their leisure, without more deadlines (after all, this is their busiest season of the year!). So while you can expect to see posts up earlier in the day this year, you might want to check back on earlier posts to catch up on and add to discussion on each hat.
To get us all in full Ascot spirit, pour yourself a glass of bubbly and read through this wonderful interview Savile Row tailors The Huntsmen recently conducted with seventh-generation milliner Roger Stephenson, Deputy Chairman of Lock & Co. I also highly recommend this series of posts written last year by our very own ChicagoChuck, detailing his experience attending Ascot several times.
I think we’re all set for the start of the races tomorrow. I’ve heard predictions from some of you for the Queen’s first hat to be pink, yellow or white… I’m leaning toward yellow or pink.