Thursday, June 20, 2013

Random Photos Part Three - Ascot

It's that time of the year again. Hats from Ascot.

The money this woman saved from making her own was offset by all the balloon blowing classes she took.
Even a dog needs a hat.

She had way too much leather for her dress, so added a matching hat.

I think a bird landed on her hat.




21 comments:

Kels said...

God, I love this tradition. Really really love it.

skimpymist said...

The bigger the asscot the better

Tempestuous Grape said...

Oh brother

auntliddy said...

I think these hats are made blind people.

8=====D - RememberKermitGosnell said...

Ascot is carnival for rich snobs who thing that disguising those days in february is lowclass. They are a bunch of dingbats with no shame.

LottaColada said...

I like the dog's ascot the most.

Diana G said...

The dog looks so cute!

Jamie said...

Those idiotic hats are one thing that never made it across the Atlantic but are de rigueur at any fancy English wedding. Which is strange these days, since everything is so global.

Imagine having a hat wardrobe, as most of these women do. That's weirder than curry with chips.

.robert said...

Actually, they wear odd hats at all of the major horse races.

Jessie said...

Hats and fascinators are popular during horse racing season in Aus but it's not made it to weddings.

Count Jerkula said...

Pass

abob said...

The best is Ladies' Day at Aintree, no one gets more dressed up than the scousers and then more pissed afterwards.

If you're not in a daft hat and a dressed slashed to the thigh pissing up against the bombed out church while topping up your scouse brow you've just not put the effort in.

CantHaveMyPurse said...

I love hats and the wacky ones are a hoot.

Ja'mie King said...

@Abob, I feel like I just read an excerpt from Irvine Welsh's new book, love it!

I love an excuse to wear something out of the ordinary and flamboyant, breaks up the monotony.

Boadacious Betty said...

Remember that the Ascot hat tradition is taken fairy tongue-in-cheek these days. The wilder and bigger the better. And abob's description of Aintree is spot-on! Liverpool lasses love a chance to slap on the fake tan, staggeringly high heels, mini dresses, every item from their jewellery boxes, and a hat that needs to be bigger than their mates'. Our broadsheets like to poke fun at them, but they're the ones having the laughs. :)

Wen said...

Looks like a lot of planning and a lot of fun. Wish they did something like that here on the East Coast.

Oopsy_Daisy said...

Love Ascot!

Danielle meatNspud said...

Hahahah!!! Pissing up the side of the bombed put church!! I've done that many a time after chibuku shake shake ;-)

NaughtyNurse said...

Looks like fun to me!

Anonymous said...

I like the hats too! They look like a blast. i'd try to recreate the Audrey Hepburn black and white number from the horse race 'enry 'iggins took her to. That dress and hat were to DIE FOR! My fave ascot get up in these pics is the blond in red.

Anonymous said...

I was tempted to team my Chloe dress with a beer helmet to my brother's wedding. If we Aussies did it, there would be a higher degree of dental care and more alcohol.

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