Oh Hats: How I Love Thee!

Ok, I promise Glamour Drops will go back to normal transmission shortly,
pondering over gorgeous houses & such like,
but let's just have a very quick glimpse into the elegant world of hats,
as seen yesterday at Oaks Day.

Traditionally known as Ladies Day
because the fillies race and the girls go all out in the fashion stakes,
it is a day put aside to celebrate all that is beautiful 
in hats, handbags & ensembles. 
Oh, and horse racing too.
The millinery award was taken out by this swirly creation,
designed & made by Rebecca Share.
The fine straw has such a high gloss - and oozes lustre 
in the most glorious shade of cobalt blue.
151 butterflies, 
to celebrate the 151st year of the Melbourne Cup.
Note to self:
never txt while trying to look glamourous.
{This image is for you Heather
as it proves the pervasive nature of these silly inventions.}

But these ladies know how to look glamorous,
and how to smile for the camera.
Ah...the allure of a fetching hat. 
Too fabulous to only be worn to the races!

Oaks Day, part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2011