I know…gasp, right?! I would have, but we don’t have cable. When you turn on the tv’s in our house, you get this ——->
We got rid of our satellite a couple of months ago when we realized that we were paying $80 per month to watch about an hour’s worth of cartoons and some late night HGTV on any given day. It’s been a good thing for us, but missing the Royal Wedding was the first time I personally really started feeling the pain of the loss.
So I did what everyone else who missed it has probably been doing… I got online in search of pictures. Loads of pictures!!!
And as I poured over the pictures of a beautiful bride and her handsome prince, the thing that I really kept noticing in all of the photographs were the amazing hats of all the guests. So i dug a little deeper to find out more about this fascination with fancy hats…and much to my delight, it’s not only a fascination, but it’s actually called a Fascinator (even better?!)
Here were a few that jumped right off of the screen at me!
<—This cross between a bow gone wild and an octopus belongs to the frontally affixed fascinator of Princess Beatrice
<—the blue feathery buggy fascinator beside her is her sister Princess Eugenie
Heaven help the Brittish throne if the 5 people in line before these gals don’t make it. Or maybe in that unfortunate case, a stylist can in fact help the throne!
Here are a few more for your viewing pleasure that I thought were absolutely fabulous though!
So, to make this Fascinator Fascination more fun for everyone, I’m teaming up with the uber talented Joanne Castillo of Fascinate Me who creates the most gorgeous Fascinators! We’re giving away the fascinator of your choice from her Etsy store (valued up to $100!)
- Go to Fascinate Me and choose the Fascinator that you want, then come back here and leave a comment with the name of the fascinator of your choice
- Follow LifeforDessert on Google Friend Connect and comment here saying you did so
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The Facinator Fascination winner will be announced on Tuesday May 10th here on LifeforDessert! ***(addendum as of 5/5/11) Some people have had trouble with the blog allowing them to leave comments, so if you leave your entry comments on Life for Dessert on facebook I’ll count those entries as well. I think I’ll throw in another way you can enter to win the Fascinator…for every one of your friends you get to do each of the entry steps, I’ll credit you with that step entry as well…basically I just made your entry potential jump up big time! The friend must comment either on here or the facebook page letting me know you are their reference person when they enter.
I’m pea green with envy for the lucky dog who wins this! GOR-GE-OUS!!!!
above pictures from WWD.com and Fascinate Me