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Melbourne International Millinery Competition

    Melbourne International Millinery Competition 2018 presented by The Essential Hat at Labassa Mansion. If you’re into hats then this event is one not to be missed. Hats from all over the world are flown in to be judged and the most outstanding hats receive a prize. On arrival the guests are greeted with

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The Essential Hat – MIMC

  Today it’s all about Hats – Melbourne International Millinery Competition presented by The Essential Hat Location – Labassa Mansion  

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Colours of the Spirit

Nature always wears the colours of the spirit. Location – Hydra Island / Image – Anna Pappas  

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Q&A with Debbie Small from Sassy Legs

  ‘WHY FIT IN WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT’ There is know doubt Debbie Small founder of Sassy Legs walks her talk… Vibrant, sassy and charismatic is how I would describe entrepreneur Debbie who has a deep passion when it comes to empowering individuals to look and feel their best. Sassy Legs is

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Rain is just confetti from the sky…

Rain is just confetti from the sky… Image – Anna Pappas  

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Be Daring, Be Different…

Be Daring, Be different wear a HAT.. New to The Essential Hat recycled coffee bean bag cap… Recycled Material sourced in South America, Made in Berlin.

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Q&A with milliner Catherine Ellen

  Catherine Ellen is certainly one of the finest milliner’s here in Australia and it’s no surprise that my clients will fly into Melbourne from all over Australia just for a creation made by Catherine at The Essential Hat store. Catherine’s handmade hats are truly pieces of ART utilising the finest quality materials and attention

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Sassy Legs

Every journey begins with a first step… This is your life. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars… You have the power to choose who you want to be, be the grandest, the greatest you can be.

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It’s a New Year, It’s a new Beginning

It’s that time of the year where we kick off our heels and reflect. When it comes to feeling absolutely comfortable in your skin, strong and confident one needs time to recharge and some R&R. I believe the best time is now to escape, reflect and relax. Right at the end of the year so

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‘Tis the season for red hats & fishnet tights

  ‘Tis the season for Red Hats & Fishnet Tights   Hat – The Essential Hat Fishnet Tights – Sassy Legs

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