Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 1st pomp, pompadours and fascinators

It's May! So glad.

Lustleigh Maypole Dance 2008

The May pole ribbons remind me of that lovely thread braid granny used to have in her sewing cabinet
And that reminds me of smocking. I had mixed feelings about smocking on dresses, partly admired it, some nostalgia and partly loathed it. Those were the days of Bishop dresses for little girls.

Kate Middleton and Prince William: The After party

Wacky royal wedding memorabilia

A royal couple's long courtship

Fascinators and fancy royal headgear of yore
From the wonderful lamesure blog and
inspiration from the Soodie Beasley blog
Les Modes en France du XVIIe siècle au début du XXIe

The modern versions
Victoria and David Beckham
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
Princess Michael of Kent
Princess Beatrice of York
Sophie Winkleman, Lady Frederick-Windsor
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Pricesses Eugenie and Beatrice of York
Queen Elizabeth

Princess Beatrice at a previous wedding

1 comment:

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