Has it been a year already since I woke my ass up at 4 in the morning to watch the royal nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton on live TV along with the rest of the world? My how time flies! Just yesterday I found myself rapt by the E! channel’s retrospective: “Kate & Will: Happily Ever After”– sappily remembering the day along with Giuliana Rancic and company. It was amazing— I almost cried like I did the first time (I blame lack of sleep for that time– I’m usually not the type to cry at weddings). I just loved this special so much; and it reminded me I have to give the royal couple a shout out on their first anniversary! After all, they have inspired so many— including myself!
Special as the occasion was for the Prince and Duchess it was special for me as well— it being the first time I laid eyes on the amazing Philip Treacy fascinator that adorned Princess Beatrice’s head that morning. This hat would become a famous internet meme; covetable auction item (sold on ebay for charity ~$130k); halloween knock-off on the Today Show; and FINALLY one of the first hats I designed for the Notso Kitty Shop in October of 2011! This cat hat has so far been my best seller in the Notso Kitty Shop! I love that people still seem to love the hat even a year later— just the other day I received the nicest facebook shout-out from the owner of Pearls & Swine— a handmade fascinator store (for humans) all the way over in England.
Happy Anniversary Kate & Will! May you have many more years of healthy happiness! And may you continue to have crazy relatives showing up at your shindigs to provide pop-culture fodder for us commoners! The Notso Kitty Shop is forever in your debt 🙂