I now understand the Melbourne, Sydney rivalry. It has to do with this wonderful shop in Double Bay simply named 'Hatmaker'. These are not just hats, they are pieces of art. Every piece is delicately hand made with exceptional attention to detail.
There is a piece for everyone at Hatmaker, from delightful street-wear caps, to Haute Couture. I really did not find any surprise to hear that 'Hatmaker' had just won a 2009 Prix De Marie Claire award for 'Best Accessory Designer in Australia' for the Millinery section. Johnathon, who was helping me decide on the best piece for my outfit for the Carnival up in Qld, seemed so modest about the award and somewhat humbled. The award is definitely well deserved.
All Melbourne ladies, for your Fashions on the Field this year, it would be a must on your to do list when visiting Sydney, as I can see many of 'Hatmaker's' creations making their way down to Spring Carnival this year.
See more of Johnathon 'Hatmaker' in the Millinery section.