Hats By Maria Millinery is an independent British couture millinery brand which advocates for individuality and personal style as the highest form of sustainable fashion.
The ‘Age of Enlightenment’ hat is a special project by Hats by Maria Millinery for summer 2020 as part of the #StyledWithThanks campaign for Royal Ascot At Home.
This halo hat takes its inspiration from the age of Renaissance – a time of new beginnings and a new playful appreciation of light and colour. The oversized halo shape is adorned with handmade resin crystals which act as light prisms to create a rainbow not just for the wearer but for the socially distanced passers by.
As such the concept of the hat is to honour the efforts of those who are the heroes of this new reality and offer reassurance and positive message in the current uncertain times, that even after the darkest of ages comes The Age of Enlightenment.
The resin pieces are a collaboration with a resin artist Elena Lojevski.
Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc.
She absolutely loves her job (how many people can say that?!) and is truly grateful to all supporters of and contributors to Eclipse Magazine.
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