I Adore what the Duchess of Cornwall Has -and It's Not Prince Charles, It's the Parasol!
The hand held parasol was a steady companion for Victorian women, not only to protect from the sun, but used as a tool for seduction, very much like the fan..., "a flutter of lashes over the lace of a fan, or the flirtatious twirl of a parasol could say a lot."
And it has made the transition to the 21st century! At least it has for Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall (here with Prince Charles on Seymour Island, earlier this year)...
... and for brides-to-be. This one being Asian-inspired -after all, hand held parasols are traditional sunshades in countries such as India, China and Japan.
Nicole Kidman on a photo shoot for Vogue in Malibu. Hand held parasols were on runways this year and some celebrities have been photographed holding them. If this trend continues I can see myself ditch the sunscreen and the hat (which I don't really like anyway) and reach for an adorable parasol instead!