Jill Courtemanche Millinery

Royal Ascot 2014

Royal Ascot, Collaborations, Horse RacingJill CourtemancheComment

Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of being invited to be a guest commentator on The Royal Hats Blog for their coverage of Royal Ascot 2014. It was so much fun to channel my inner Joan Rivers and be the voice of the American milliner!

Royal Ascot is an event where hats are the main topic (almost as much as the horse racing itself) and the Royal Family is no exception to the frenzy. They debut new hats each day and these styles help to set the trends in millinery for the next season.

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai on Day 3 of Royal Ascot

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai on Day 3 of Royal Ascot

If you are a millinery enthusiast like me you will enjoy reading through the links below and perusing the pictures of the Royal Family at their best. It is also really fun to see how our opinions varied on each hat and which ones we liked the best. I loved reading which hats British milliner Katie Vale loved that I cringed at!

Have a read and let me know what you think! xo j-co

Royal Ascot Day 1: The Monarchs

Royal Ascot Day 1: The British Royal Family

Ascot Day 1: The Extended British Royal Family

Ascot Day 2

Ascot Day 3: Ladies’ Day

Ascot Day 4

Ascot Day 5

Tying Up Royal Ascot

The Duchess of Cornwall on the first day of Royal Ascot

The Duchess of Cornwall on the first day of Royal Ascot

Ladies Day is the hot ticket bringing out the most over the top creations and the best of the week. It is such a delight for me to see such amazing fashion and enthusiasm for millinery in one place.

Here at JCM I have the pleasure of creating many hats for Ascot and it is one of my favorite events of the year to design for. Although I make hats for many horse races, Ascot is different in that it has strict dress code that needs to be adhered to for admittance and the event itself is all about the hat (thank you Britain)! That means I get to go all out and dress women in fantasy hats which really bring their outfits to life, and of course this is my favorite part of being a milliner!

Princess Beatrice on Day 5 of Royal Ascot

Princess Beatrice on Day 5 of Royal Ascot