With the Spring Racing Carnival behind us, the creative milliners of The Hat Box have turned their attention to next month’s Magic Millions Carnival being held at the Gold Coast Turf Club. As January is the height of summer, owner Dale Olsson recommends wearing a hat with a wide brim on the big day. She suggests a picture hat or a boater as they look so feminine and flattering with this season’s longer or full skirts. However, if attending a lunch or high tea indoors, Dale recommends a smaller piece like a beret or a pillbox adorned with silk flowers and an eye veil or a spectacular feathered headpiece. “Summer at the Gold Coast lends itself to bright colours and eye catching designs and the fashionable fillies here in Queensland are not afraid of either,” Dale said. “We are very fashion forward and are always prepared to try something new.” The Hat Box stocks one-off original headwear from some of the best milliners in Australia. The boutique, located on the gallery level of the iconic Brisbane Arcade, is stocked with millinery in a variety of colours and styles to suit every outfit and occasion. Dale advises to pop in before Christmas for your Magic Millions headwear, as the shop will be closed from Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24th until the Saturday, January 2nd. Panama hats from Ecuador make a great Christmas present for both men and women and The Hat Box stocks them in several styles and sizes.
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