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Why I love my Sirocco Fedora...

What makes a truly great summer hat?  

I think my Sirocco fedora fits the bill for a number of reasons and here they are:-

  • It's all-natural and made of a beautiful hand-woven and polished natural straw - the material itself goes with most casual summer fashion!
  • It's handmade and from the sourcing of the headbands to the final finish, it's made with love and attention to detail.  
  • It looks like luxury for everyday and it is!
  • I'm not a big fan of synthetic materials for summer - too sticky and sweaty!  The Sirocco breathes in hot weather so the heat of your little head can escape.
  • It's lined with a soft cotton lining.  Ditto!  Heat begone, welcome summer breeze.
  • It has a soft elastic headband that stretches and is really comfortable to wear without feeling tight.  And you get a good bit of comfy cling so it doesn't blow off in bit of wind or when you are at the beach.
  • It comes in 3 head-fittings so even if you have a very big noggin, the hat and head fitting are very accommodating!
  • And you can choose from a variety of headband styles and a long, short or no fringing.  Easy.
  • And while I love nice things, I'm really not a fan of traipsing around the shops.  So you can buy it online and with free shipping in Australia.  Problem solved!  Shady summer!  

With a smile,

February - original hat designs and experiments

 

 

After January slips through my fingers, suddenly it's February.  

And that means it's time to let my mind wander around the beguiling subject of designing new hats for the year ahead and beyond.  What will I do?  What will I make in 2016?

It's a different state of mind - it's not sensible or business-like (that comes later).  But once I start to think of hat designs, then so many possibilities and variations come to mind.  They always do.  There are never any shortage of ideas.  

People often suggest to me that I look at the work of other milliner's or look at what else is in the store, but I find that a risky thing to do.  Once you've seen it, it can influence you way too much and you loose the originality of your own style and designs.  I prefer to set my mind to "DREAM" and see what happens.

I love this time and could happily live in a dreamy design world everyday.  

Stay shady. Stay watching.