Royal Ascot: The Fascinator…

It is quite possible that some readers, following Royal Ascot in the press or on television, may have come across the “Fascinator”.

I have to admit, as I have absolutely no interest in anything running along a track, whether olympic athlete, greyhound or horse, that I had no idea what a “fascinator” is.

I was assisted by The Daily Telegraph: “The general theory is that a fascinator is neither a hat nor a feather but something somewhere in between, which, for the benefit of the more practical- minded, won’t keep your hair dry if it rains.”

This seems an entirely ludicrous, impractical, marvellously eccentric and English garment to buy and wear. So, to assist my readers, I have one – and here it is. If it gets me into Royal Ascot – I should be fine down at The Bollo… n’est ce pas?

I regret that I am unable to do any sensible posts today – apart from a very sensible podcast with Norman Baird (Infra) which I managed to do before my fascinator cut off my blood supply and I broke into my drinks cabinet. .

12 thoughts on “Royal Ascot: The Fascinator…

  1. Your fascinator cut off your blood supply??? Blimey, Charon… you’re only meant to clip it into your hair!

    As for hats – I tend to avoid them… I wore one to my brother’s wedding, years ago, and always felt I looked a right prat in a hat! My flowing locks prefer to be wild and free! :P

  2. Nearly Legal: Have you been at the juice? But… you do have a point, come to think about it.

    Tempranillo is very irritated and is getting one as well.

    I’m off to watch some news! Probably best….

  3. Helga… I like my locks to be wild and free as well. I think the King Lear look, in my case, most suitable…. Bouncers at pub and bar doorways do not trouble me – they wave me in…. !

  4. Fascinators are old hat. (Couldn’t resist…) No, but seriously, they are. They have been about for years, and suddenly The Telegraph and Charon have discovered them. You just don’t move in the right circles.

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