The crowning glory

Hats are multi-purpose things. They can be protective, ceremonial, cultural, matrimonial, pontifical, scientifical, authoritarian or utilitarian. But beyond all that, they can be worn with no other reason in mind than pure fashion.

That’s when a hat can be beautiful without having to be tied to meaning. There’s no hard casing to protect the precious cargo underneath, no badge to signal a societal purpose, no mortarboard and tassle to celebrate the end of an educational era. Instead a milliner-made piece of decorative headwear is the finishing touch – the literal crowning glory – to a carefully selected outfit.

That’s what’s presented in this editorial for FashionTrend magazine. Each piece of headwear was fashioned by the steady hand of milliner Suzy O’Rourke into a divine marriage of understated colour and theatrical detail.

suzy o'rourke hats editorial

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Atlantis: FASHIONTREND issue 25
Atlantis: FASHIONTREND issue 25
Atlantis: FASHIONTREND issue 25
Atlantis: FASHIONTREND issue 25
Atlantis: FASHIONTREND issue 25
Atlantis: FASHIONTREND issue 25
Atlantis: FASHIONTREND issue 25
Atlantis: FASHIONTREND issue 25

And just in time, too. For those who are still hunting inspiration for their Spring Racing outfit, the Michele Aboud photographed shoot couldn’t be more timely.

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Issue 25 of FashionTrend Magazine is out now. Visit fashiontrend.com.au for more details and to pick up a subscription.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.