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.
[spoiler title=”中文版”] 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。[/spoiler]
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].
[spoiler title=”中文版”] 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。。[/spoiler]
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, clutches, mini 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!