Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Second Cup of Cappuccino, with the Duchess

Readers may remember my post on the semantics of ordering more than one cappuccino in a cafe.

Here's an instance, though, where one cap would be just perfect.

I've been storing a mental image of the Duchess of Cambridge wearing this hat at Epsom, and return to it time and again because it is such a compact, cunning shape, and has a terrific color.  It's called cappuccino, but also reminds me of a delicious cookie dunked in said cap.



The hat is made by the stately house of Whiteley and, for those of us who love to look at winter plums, here's a smart version for the colder weather.




Would you eat this plum if it were in the icebox? (Poetry alert!  Name that poet!!)

9 comments:

une femme said...

ee cummings!

She does seem to have quite good taste in hats.

Katherine said...

William Carlos Williams?

K.Line said...

William Carlos Williams!

K.Line said...

And Andrea (impossible cat) has a photo of him on her blog today!

WendyB said...

I love the cold weather version!

aracne said...

I love your blog and your gentle talk of fashion and what is 'seen'. I like your comments, your humour and your irony. Never change, please!

materfamilias said...

This is just to say . . .
I might not eat that plum, but I would definitely wear it.

une femme said...

May I just express my chagrin at my incorrect answer as to the author of one of my favorite poems?

Miss Cavendish said...

Oh, une femme, don't feel bad! The snippet I alluded to also reminds me of Ezra Pound's "Station of the Metro," with its "petals on a wet, black bough." This plummy hat could have been one of those petals!