Princess Beatrice – Royal Ascot 2017 – Day 4
I know I’m terribly late in reviewing this hat…it’s been a hectic few months!
Last year, during Royal Ascot, I wrote a blog post each day showing my favourite designs (http://www.katievaledesigns.com/blog/2017/07/royal-ascot-2017-day-4/). And I choose this lovely piece that Princess Beatrice wore on Day 4, as my favorite Royal Hat of the Day.
This nude saucer disc is decorated with cut pheasant feathers & dyed goose feathers in a vibrant orange. I love how the cut feathers create an explosive design on both sides of the disc.
The feathers used, usually have a soft, curved edge to them; making them delicate & tactile. But by cutting them into angular spikes, gives a real modern feel to the piece.
Princess Beatrice teamed this with a nude coat & orange purse. The firey colours of the orange feathers, work so well with her hair colour & really pop without being too dramatic! In this photo you can really see the detail of the beautiful feathers as they curve up over the side of the disc.
Hats off to Princess Beatrice for this pretty piece!