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Sun Soyam Irufushi - Lilia Matsegora hat

Ladies Day at Ascot today is one of the high points of the British fashion calendar. And the focus of the swank swarms will be on the very highest point…the hat. While Ascot racecourse will be brimming with bonnie bonnets, fascinating fascinators and chic chapeaux, none will command more attention than Her Majesty the Queen herself. Her own royal crown replacement for the day is so intensely anticipated that bookies take big wagers on it (this year Blue is 2/1 favourite, ahead of Yellow at 3/1, Green or Pink at 4/1, or the literal dark horse of Black at 50/1).

To cap it all off, I’ve assembled my own collection 40 examples of Maldives millinery (1 for every 100 metres of the Gold Cup course) of all the visiting exploras with fedoras…

1. Lilia Matsegora (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi [ABOVE]
2. Eva Malmström (Sweden) – Soneva Fushi
Soneva Fushi - Eva Malmstrom hat

3. Kim Dahye (South Korea) – Ayada
Ayada - Kim Dahye hat

4. Maha Kemala (Indonesia) – Sheraton Full Moon
Sheraton Full Moon - Maba Kemala hat
5. Elle (Australia) – W Retreat
W Retreat - Elle hat

6. Marianna Nagl (Ukraine) – Kurumba
Kurumba - Marianna Nagl hat

7. Elena Samsonova (Russia) – Paradise Island
Paradise Island - Elena Samsonova hat
8. Giulia Andrea Gaudino (Italy) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
Coco Palm Bodu Hithi - Guila Andrea Gaudino hat
9. Zeynep Bahar Ahıskalı (Turkey) – Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu - Zeynep Bahar Ahiskai hat
10. Miriam Rod (Iran) – JA Manafaru
JA Manafaru - Miriam Rod hat
11. Samita Bangargi (India) – Lily Beach
Lily Beach - Samita Bangargi hat
12. Rosie Londoner (United Kingdom) – One & Only Reethi Rah
One and Only Reethi Rah - Rosie Londoner hat
13. Nataly Osmann (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru - Nataly Osmann hat

14. Helen Cris (Brazil) – W Retreat
W Retreat - Lene Cris hat

15. Alyona Shnypko (Ukraine) – NIYAMA
NIYAMA - Alyona Shnypko hat
16. Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
Anantara Kihavah Villas - Natallia Yakimchyk hat
17. Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
One and Only Reethi Rah - Olesya Malinskaya hat
18. Natali Radyukova (Russia) – Kurumba
Kurumba - Natali Radyukova hat
19. Amber Anderson (United Kingdom) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
Cheval Blanc Randheli - Amber Anderson hat
20. Mint Chalida (Thailand) – Cinnamon Dhonveli
Cinnamon Dhonveli - Mint Chalida hat
21. Jasmin Howell (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu - Jasmin Howell hat

22. Peony Lim (United Kingdom) – Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru - Peony Lim hat

23. Nicole Warne (Australia) – Amilla Fushi
Amilla Fushi - Nicole Warne hat

24. Lilia Matsegora (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
Sun Siyam Irufushi - Lilia Matsegora hat

25. Dita Von Teese (United Kingdom) – Kanuhura
Kanuhura - Dita von Teese hat

26. Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu - Renee Somerfield hat

27. Sina Domino Collins (Germany) – Meeru
Meeru - Sina Domino hat

28. Donna Avventura (Italy) – Athuruga
Athuruga - Donna Avventura hat

29. Noon Arunrat (Thailand) – Safari Island
Safari Island - Noon Arunrat hat
30. Nina Agdal (Denmark) – Velassaru
Velassaru - Nina Agdal hat

31. Lindy Kim (Indonesia) – Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu - Lindy Kim hat

32. Maria Andy Tettamanti (USA) – W Retreat
W Retreat - Maria Andy Tettamanti hat

33. Nataly (Russia) – Vilu Reef
Vilu Reef - Nataly hat

34. Yana Levi (Israel) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
Anantara Kihavah Villas - Yana Levi hat

35. Ria Michelle (USA) – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi - Ria Michelle hat

36. Lena Lenina (Russia) – Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili
Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili - Lena Lenina hat

37. Alina Sandi (Norway) – LUX South Ari Atoll
LUX South Ari Atoll - Altna Sandi hat
38. Mind Napasasi (Thailand) – Vadoo
Vadoo - Mindi Napscasi hat
39. Chloe Lloyd (United Kingdom) – LUX South Ari Atoll
LUX South Ari Atoll - Chloe Lloyd hat

40. Damla (Austria) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa - Damla hat

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