John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

"There flies a dead duck"

From the Washington Post article "Queen Elizabeth Graces Colorful Scene at Churchill" by John Scheinman:

Back in the paddock, Cynthia Lundeen, a milliner from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, drifted through the crowd with her husband, James, like apparitions from a seance. At an event renowned for its women's hats, few rivaled Lundeen's.

She had won an all-expense-paid trip to the Derby in a national hat contest and had made a top hat for her husband, who looked very 19th century in a cutaway suit, waistcoat and vest, while she wore an Edwardian-style hat with triple ostrich plume and silk veil.

"I hear she's never been here before," Lundeen said, speaking of the queen, "and I put two and two together and figured she was here to see my hat."

Confidence. I like that in a hat designer.


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