Forget Chocolate – All I Want For Easter is a Jane Taylor London Headband (Or 8)

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Hello, friends. I hope this post finds you safe and healthy (if not a little stir crazy). While we’re all doing our part by staying home, I’d like to offer some distraction in the form of headbands. Whimsically-designed, fairytale-like headbands designed by Jane Taylor London, who creates hats for the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Cambridge (to name a few).

Since this year there will be no Trooping of the Colour or Royal Ascot at which the royals may show off their millinery finest, it is up to bloggers like myself to showcase what these brilliant designers are whipping up.

Last month, Taylor posted a small pearl moon-encrusted headband with 2300 glass pearls that caught my eye. It was intricate. It was stunning. It had to be showcased on The Duchess Diary!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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It reminded me of the headband Kate wore to Prince Louis’ christening in July 2018, though this headband is made up strictly of glass beads rather than the ivory straw and silk floral accents.

Kate Middleton Looks Down Prince Louis Embellished Jane Taylor Headband Christening July 2018

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Another version of the headband Taylor shared on instagram is less heavy on the pearls and draped in satin. P.S. — you can have it dyed to order!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Taylor has been sharing a few more headbands on her account, all of which are after my own heart.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This one’s a bit more subtle, though no less beautiful. Very “Going for a walk by myself, please stay six feet away from me, but be sure to compliment my headband.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This one is calling my name. It’s a bit heavier on the embellishments with ferns and freshwater pearls.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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What I like about modern milliners is that they don’t stop at designing hats. They know their customers want to test the waters and try out different looks. They’re aware, though, that certain occasions (like Royal Ascot) still require a traditional hat. Rules are rules.

I know what you’re thinking when you see these photos and then look at the price tag. “Kelly, why would I spend so much money on this when I can go to the mall and buy one for $20?” Because the attention to detail and the quality of the product shows.

If you’re wearing someone to work, go for the steal. But if you have a special occasion (say, your wedding or a black tie affair) then I recommend going for the splurge, but splurge on a respected milliner. There is simply no comparison when it comes to a piece created by someone as reputable and talented as Jane Taylor London.

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