It's Ladies' Day at the Royal Ascot, and the royal women were out in full force! Kate and Pippa's mom Carole Middleton was joined by Queen Elizabeth and her granddaughter Princess Beatrice. The annual horse races attended by Britain's who's who is celebrating 300 years this year, and even Elizabeth Hurley made an appearance in her fascinator. Click through to see the beautiful and extravagant toppers from the day!
The Royal Ascot begins today, complete with princesses, princes, a queen, and everything in between decked out in their finest fascinators and top hats. The highlight of the Ascot Racecourse's year is the royal event, which celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, since it was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne. Despite the outlandish hats, the Ascot is known for its strict dress code, and several years ago, it made headlines when fake tanners were banned. See the extravagant and the elegant toppers now, including Princess Beatrice in a much more toned-down fascinator compared to her famed royal wedding stunner. And I can't wait to see the fascinators on "Ladies' Day" Thursday!
Kate Middleton is known for her long brunette hair, which she often complements with a wide array of fascinators and intricate hats. While some are more over the top than others, let's take a look back at the many fascinating hair accessories of the princess-to-be.
While April may bring us plenty of shenanigans at the start, by the end of the month, we'll all be witnessing something a bit more staid: the royal wedding. So get ready for a few seasonal showers, celebratory events, and rising temperatures by putting a spring in your step with a few of our beauty must haves.
At Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's Paris show, models wore retro-red lipstick and dark, obviously-drawn-in, highly-arched brows. And to finish off the look, a few even wore eccentric fascinators featuring some rather fierce black and white imagery. Seeing that it's Mardi Gras, afterall, I can't think of a more perfect day to showcase such a quirky concept. See more pictures of Castelbajac's wildly wacky headpiece creations now.
If you remember Eliza Doolittle's debut at Royal Ascot in My Fair Lady, then you know all about this classiest (and flashiest) of British horse races. The Kentucky Derby gets its wild preferences for hats from historical Ascot looks, but these days at the UK race, outlandish fascinators and other wild headpieces are much more in vogue. Yesterday marked the Ascot's kickoff, so to celebrate, we've put together 10 of the most creative and dramatic pieces of headgear from the opening day. Check out my favorite ones now.
Chances are, you've seen people wearing fascinators. These hair accessories, usually clips or pins with feathers, flowers, or lace, are everywhere these days, gracing the heads of celebrities, brides, and girls who love a little vintage flair on Saturday nights. Although they're cool and trendy now, they've actually been around since at least the 18th century, when large feathered and beaded hair accessories were the height of fashion. Funnily enough, a "fascinator" initially meant a lacy, fancy head covering for ladies to wear with their evening clothes. However, the meaning has evolved over the centuries to encompass the fun, flirty confections we wear in our hair now, like this 2adorn Brown Feather Fascinator ($59).