I know hats are a bit of an overkill subject right now, what with the Royal Wedding and the upcoming Derby. But I will say, I wish I had more occasions to wear fancy hats. I think the fascination started with the Ascot Gavotte scene from the movie, “My Fair Lady.”

So in the spirit of so many hatted affairs lately…enjoy the millinery (and costume) masterpieces of Cecil Beaton in the clip below, and enjoy the Kentucky Derby this weekend, whether you’re there or just celebrating with friends in spirit!

“Come on Dover, move you’re bloomin’…”

- Colleen