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Fascinating Fascinators

Let’s be perfectly honest: the best part of the Royal Wedding fashion are the hats.  Sometimes I truly wish hats were fashionable in the US.  If I could pull it off, I would totally wear hats as statement pieces.  My friends always mock me because whenever we went out shopping in London, I would be irresistibly drawn to the headbands and headbands with a half-veil, a la Chelsy Davies’ hat:

(Alas, this is an awful picture of her.  Cute hat, though.)

“What, are you trying to be Lady GaGa?” my friends asked.  No— clearly, I was just trying to be British.

Anyway, some of my favorites from yesterday’s festivities:

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Royal Wedding

prince_william_kate_middletonI was on my way to work the other day, listening to the radio at the ungodly hour of 5:38am, and the news announcer started talking about the Royal Wedding. She mentioned the wedding being available on YouTube, and talked about two wedding cakes, and speculated about Kate’s gown. And said the big event was in one month. All I could think was, crikey, is it that time already? I felt like a Martian.

Thing is, I haven’t been paying attention because Kate and Will haven’t captured my imagination. I know for many of my parents’ generation, their union brings back memories of Diana and Charles.  And I’m not indifferent to the idea of royalty and the aristocracy – I read historical romances, for crying out loud. But somehow, I’ve been pretty indifferent to the whole affair.

Now that I write this out, I think there are two reasons that I’m a bit shrugs-shoulders. The first is that unlike many girls of my generation, Wills was never fodder for my fantasies. No lie. So I don’t fantasize about being in Kate’s position. Speaking of which, that’s the second reason – I do not envy her role at all. In the limelight? Queen of England? Never having a real life? Cripes.

What about you? Have Kate and William caught your imagination? Will you be tuning in on the big day?

– Jean AAR