There is a British milliner who many a high-profile lady seeks out for a society event, be it a regatta, a horse race or wedding. Jane Taylor learned how to craft a head piece under the tutelage of the Queen Mother’s hat maker, Marie O’Regan. To sharpen her skills even more, Taylor worked for designer Bruce Oldfield, creating “one of a kind looks,” according to her website.
These days, we see Taylor’s designs on the Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The Queen’s daughter-in-law sported a peacock Jane Taylor confection at Easter Mass, which was most likely a customized version of the one posted on Taylor’s site.
Catherine famously wore the beaded nude cocktail fascinator to Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving mass. The milliner also has available a hat similar to one the Queen wore to the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony back in late July.
The Duchess of Cambridge went for a rather vintage-looking pillbox hat with a bow during her tour of the Soloman islands, which very much reminded me of how the Queen dressed when she was around Catherine’s age.
If you’re going for a dramatic look, I’m all over this felt comma hat. It’s best suited to blonds, given the color. If your hair is darker, I insist you go for a something on the brighter end of the spectrum.
How much are you loving the three disc hat? If you go with a white sundress, this is THE piece of flare to top off your look.
Ok, I think I spoke too soon. Would you get a look at this taffeta disc headpiece? Talk about making a statement!
Ooooh, the feature toque pillbox hat! And the gold artichoke!
I know what you’re thinking: How the heck do I get these pieces to stay put? Most of these hats and fascinators have clips under the base that fasten to you head (and stay put, which is the most important part).
That way, it might seem that your ginormous satellite dish is heavy, when really it’s just a delicate flower atop your head.
No matter which Jane Taylor hat you go with, others won’t be able to stop looking at you.
Now, take note that these pieces are a bit on the pricey side, especially if they’re bespoke. So if you don’t have the money to spend on a Jane Taylor piece, head over to Nordstrom or other mid-price department stores to get the look for a bit less.