Hats by Sandy A
A winning Spring Carnival race day look starts with a winning hat.
And Buderim milliner Sandy Aslett is right on the money with designs as individual as you are.
“This spring and summer will be definitely a racing season for the individual,” says Sandy.
Sandy, who has studied under some of Australia’s top milliners, including Neil Grigg and Louise Macdonald, says that colour will be particularly strong.
“Colours are bright, positive and illuminating – or grey and calming. Look out for gunmetal, yellow, orange, tangerine and purple for an on-trend look,” she says.
Traditional black and white designs still feature but with a twist.
Hat styles give a nod to vintage, classic or romantic themes.
“I’m seeing everything from pillbox hats through to cocktail, oriental style and small headpieces,” she says.
“Fascinators will never die because younger women tend to start out wearing them before moving on to hats. Plus they’re easy to wear.
“For my spring 2008 collection, I’m using fine quality sinamay, Swiss braids, parisisal and distressed crinoline. Embellishment is the key, though.
“I’ve sourced a stunning range of Swarovski crystals, flowers, feathers, beads, lace, velvet and French veiling.”
Sandy’s designs evolve from season to season.
“I like my hats to be remembered for their artistic beauty,” she says.
“My hats are classics from a bygone era but they’re sometimes a little quirky, sometimes witty and sometimes wild … but most importantly wearable, comfortable and made to perfectly fit you.”
Hats by Sandy A; P 0400 022 303
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