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Top Hats

For every Richard Nylon, Paris Kyne, Kerrie Stanley or Peter Jago (or Philip Treacy to state the obvious) there’s a diligent hatmaker who is not yet a household name. I want to shine a light on a few slightly under-the-radar Melbourne milliners in case any of you were in need of some last minute headwear for the upcoming Flemington races. Some of the following may be renowned within racewear circles or they may simply be new to the scene, but they all know how to give good hat.

Brett Morley

Brett Morley’s headpieces are like scupltural works of art. It was hard just to choose just one of his piece to show you!

Celine Victoria

How simple and chic for Derby Day. Celine Victoria has a pop-up shop at 250 Elizabeth Street in the city.

Estelle Annabel

So much better than a simple bow. Love this teal design by Estelle Annabel.

Lady of Leisure

I was recently introduced to Lisa at Lady of Leisure millinery and became an instant fan. She is fantastic at creating a balance of modern and classic hats.

Natali Louise

Brilliant colour choices by Natali Louise. This would be such a head turner on Melbourne Cup day when you wear your brightest and boldest looks.

Patricia Keech

Love the mint colour, adore the drama of this headpiece by Patricia Keech. I have to appreciate a hat that creates a little mystery.

Rebecca Share

Rebecca Share creates whimsical, eccentric pieces that you simply must want to act as the cherry on top of your sundae outfit.


I like all of Sophistichat‘s wearable designs; they manage to be classic without being dull.

The Hummingbird Road

And finally a sweet little pillbox style from The Hummingbird Road. Too cute!

One Thought on “Top Hats

  1. Loved the mint-colored hat, adorable collection of the headpieces by Patricia Keech. I have to appreciate a hat that creates a little mystery.

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