Whenever you wear your hat, your day will be special

by cecylia on September 21, 2012

If you follow miliner Margo Nickel’s line of thought, you’re already set this spring and know what this post is all about. Rewind 40 years, no lady would be seen in public without a hat and her gloves. In our modern society, unless you are the Queen or a milliner, people rarely don hats. We reserve headpieces for special functions, weddings, fashion weeks, Races, dress-up parties, and far and few in between. It’s a shame though, just as shoes and bags are an extension of our style and one would never leave the house without either, hats and headpieces adorn our most prized possession, our heads, and so should be key accessories in every girl’s wardrobe. Something Kerrie Stanley, renowned Melbourne-based milliner, said, really struck chord with me: “People aren’t wearing hats because of number and confidence.’ The more people wear hats, the more will also (more confidently) wear them.

如果你赞成Margo Nickel的说法, “每当你带一顶帽子,你的一天就变得特别。”你一定已经为春季赛马节准备好了。四十年前,没有一位女子会不戴帽子和手套出门。现在,除非你是英国女王,或帽子设计师,没有多少人长带帽子。我们最多带一顶去参加婚礼,时装秀,跑马节,装扮会,等等。挺遗憾的,因为包与鞋子帮助显示我们的风格,每位女士不可能不穿它们出门;同样,帽子和头饰点缀了我们最重要最珍贵的身体部位,头,所以因该是我们的衣橱里主要配件。著名墨尔本头饰设计师Kerrie Stanley说道,‘人们不怎么戴帽子因为“少数”和“少自信”。如果更多人戴帽子,就会启发更多人也戴帽子。

So of course I jumped at the opportunity to don a hat (a Kerrie Stanley piece), and attend the Spring Fashion Lunch hosted by Lara Reynolds, stylist and founder of The Paper Doll (and my new girl-crush), with Carrie, my wonderful photographer for the event, Iolanthe, who rocked a pair of Pins by Lydra leggings, and Yahav (owner of Paris 99), who was also on the style panel. The luncheon featured delightful dishes and Yellowglen sparking wines, a spring fashion presentation of the latest SS/12 trends, a catwalk boasting gorgeous looks from LuiHon, Nevenka, Karen Walker and the like, as well as an incredible showcase of headpieces from the finest Melbourne milliners, Myer ‘Fashions on the Field’ Millinery award winners: Kim Fletcher, Kerrie Stanley, Liza Stedman and Serena Lindeman. I was stoked to also meet the creator of Goldie jewellery, Daniella Balscheit, her pieces are breath-taking. See what I mean [HERE].

上星期我就抓住了戴头饰的机会。我戴着Kerrie Stanley,和朋友们Carrie(这些相片是她牌的)Iolanthe和Yahav一起参加了Lara Reynolds主办的春夏时装午餐。除了美味的中餐,Lara为大家介绍了这个春夏季行的时装风格,Kerrie教我们怎样选购赛马节的帽子,我传递了春季包包和鞋子的报告。摸特们展示了一系列的春季时装,头饰设计师们揭示给大家她们今年漂亮的赛马节帽子。我非常高兴认识 Goldie的创造者,Daniella Balscheit。她的首饰美妙惊人,你看这里就会认同。。
The designer of Goldie, Daniella Everybody loves LuiHon. Lara looking exquisite in Givenchy (Paris 99) Fabulous tailoring by LuiHon The Ladies that Lunch No I’m not singing:) I was so honoured to deliver an accessories presentation about shoes and bags!

Smiles! With Carrie

Kerrie Stanleyheadpiece/Karla Spetic dress/vintage earrings/Habbot shoes

I spoke about the latest Spring/Summer shoe and bag trends: ladies, embrace pumps, ankle strap heels, clutchesmini bags with chain straps; what to wear to the Races, how to be comfortable and stylish on the day, but the best advice I dished out was :”The best accessory is a great smile and a great lippie.”

And of course, a fabulous hat!




Iolanthe September 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

What a lovely day out Cecylia. Your talk was bang-on for the best ways to enjoy a stylish racing season. x

cecylia September 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

thank you so much for being my guest of honour Iolanthe, can’t wait to spend another fashion arvo with you! xx

Rina Chia September 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Great post Cecylia! Wish I’d been at the lunch but I had too much on that day. Story of my life lately…LOL

cecylia September 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Wish you were there too Rina! I know, we are such jugglers, but you do such a superb job!

Steph Waung September 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

cecylia you are amazing! seriously it’s so exciting to see a blogger that has a job outside of fashion but also doing well in fashion related things. i hope that will be me someday. great blog, loving the posts of your work!

cecylia September 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Thanks so much Steph, I’m a serial juggler more than anything!

Lara, The Paper Doll September 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

You really did add a special touch to the lunch as guest speaker, what a treat to have had you there… Iolanthe too. I look forward to more fashion fun with you in the future. Thank you for your lovely post.
Lara, The Paper Doll x

cecylia September 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm

pleasure Lara! So honoured to have come! Thank you for having us, cannot wait to see you again!

Francesca Romana Capizzi September 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Great head piece!! I love your dress!! Awesme outfit!!
Don’t Call Me Fashion Blogger

am2pmChic September 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Great post, and such a lovely hats.


Tereza September 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm

You looked stunning, really elegant.

cecylia September 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm

thank you Tereza!

Daggi September 21, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Wow Great pics and event ! …thank You so much :) yes that’s me in the first pic :)

lisa September 21, 2012 at 10:37 pm

wow very cool! this looks like such a fabulous event! and that is so amaze that they asked you to give a presentation about accessories!! so neat! love your shoes!!!

cecylia September 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

yes I felt so privileged to speak to a room of such chic ladies :)

Lyosha September 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm

it looks so very much fun! I adore hats!

vanesa September 22, 2012 at 1:24 am

These are such gorgeous pictures, love all the hats! :)

cecylia September 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

Me too! The pearly one is to die for! So 20s!

Lindsay September 22, 2012 at 1:33 am

Such a great post and outfit! I love that hat. It’s spectacular in fact your whole outfit is!

Megan Diaz September 22, 2012 at 3:27 am

I’m dying over how ferosh you look! Love the color and how you styled the head piece!

Hot Pink Day
Libi & Lola

cecylia September 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

thanks Megan, wow I’ve never heard ‘ferosh’ before, love it :)

BEA FERNANDEZ September 22, 2012 at 3:47 am

really a nice blog!
i already follow you on facebook

thank you for you sweet comment


Berty Morales September 22, 2012 at 5:19 am

Great post and I love your head piece. :)

Manu Luize September 22, 2012 at 5:34 am

I LOVE hats and head pieces, I rally do, I can’t express it! The one you were wearing was just fabulous! The collection seems amazing, great photos.

Have a great weekend,
Manu Luize

cecylia September 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

Thanks Manu, the one I wore was so cute, it even doubled as a weapon at times :)

Kate September 22, 2012 at 6:33 am
Debbie September 22, 2012 at 6:38 am

Thanks for visiting my blog! I so agree about hats being such an underrated accessory! Recently I bought some gorgeous headpieces and hats but I always find myself reluctant to wear them because people think that you should only wear such pieces for special occasions. However, I always end up taking the plunge and wearing them anyways. I’m in love with the gorgeous headpiece you wore to this event! Following you on bloglovin’, hope you follow back! :)

xx Debbie

cecylia September 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

Well done Debbie! You are definitely a fearless trend-setter! I wish there were more ladies like you- willing to give hats a go (myself included):D We ought to adorn our heads more!

Delia Timms September 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

Hi Cecylia,
You look fabulous! Looks like it was a wonderful luncheon and sounds like you did a wonderful job too! Thanks for sharing photos of the day, I was sorry I couldn’t be there to join in the fun! :)

cecylia September 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

We missed you Delia! Wish I could have seen you! Thank you Delia! Hope you’re having a splendid weekend!

Mica September 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Congrats on getting to give a presentation! You looked fantastic and I love your orange headpiece so much – beautiful work of art :)


cecylia September 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Kerrie was very kind to let me wear it for the day :D Yes I flet very privileged to present the Spring Fashion Accessories trend report!

如何穿衣服 September 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Hot! Your husband is a very lucky man.

cecylia September 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm

lol he sure is and he knows it :)

Jessi September 23, 2012 at 1:36 am

You look so lovely! What a gorgeous dress, and I love all the fun headpieces! You wear yours so well!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, it made my day!


cecylia September 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed reading my comment also :)

olivia September 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

ahhh love your head-dress and shoes~~ Also, totally loving the orange color these days, such a vivacious color!


cecylia September 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Indeed! Orange is a great colour- bright cheerful and easy to wear!

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