When I was back in Australia recently I had the pleasure of visiting the Ascot Hats workshop, where they make the most mindblowing hats. These aren’t stuffy or boring race hats – but serious statement pieces that are practically wearable art. It was so fun to see all the different projects in various stages of completion. The amount of effort and work that the owner Pam puts into every design is out of this world, and really shows in the quality. I love how easily they channel on-trend details into every project. Leopard print, sculpted lace, Marc Jacobs-esque polka dots and tulle pom poms had me itching for the olden days where women wouldn’t be seen without a hat. Let’s bring that back! They also made a mickey mouse hat for me last year (seen below) which has to be one of my most treasured possessions.
Check out Ascot Hat’s other works of art over at their blog, facebook page or email them directly on email@example.com.
Btdubs – the very very cute lady in the pics above is the talented Milly Ziesemer, who has put her fashion line Ziesemer (started at the tender age of 17) on hold while she finishes studying fashion in Sydney. This girl has extraordinary talent and is seriously one to watch!