What a daring crowd we have Naying an empress! Maria Theresa's lace extravagance was not appreciated, or perhaps it was the color that truly killed it, either way she ended up with a Nay. This week there has been much talk about the Royal Ascot and the hats that appeared with it. So I can't help but put forth a selection this week that includes a hat fit for Ascot.
John Hoppner paints Mary Boteler (1786) in her double buckle picture hat complete with gown of ribbons and gauze and classic black choker. Yay or Nay?