Natalie Chan’s new millinery collection The Street Muse. Images supplied.
Natalie Chan recently released her beautiful new millinery collection inspired by street style muses. The designer was fascinated by those stylish social butterflies who flit from one occasion to the next with utmost style and grace. The resulting The Street Muse collection is a winsome exercise in covetable headwear that is versatile and easy to wear from the street to any occasion. It’s perfectly timed for the glamorous summer season full of weddings, the races and parties.
Among the gorgeous new pieces made by Natalie and her talented team is the stunning Premier sculpted hat which sits high atop ones head and frames the wearer’s face. The underside angular folds of fabric ensure that the hat is captivating from all angles. Another lovely hat is Social Graces which is a delightful pillbox shape that is handcrafted from soft lamb leather and embellished with pretty silk flowers. For those looking for something particularly eye-catching the brand offer an enchanting wide-brimmed hat accented with a grosgrain bow called Je ne sais quoi. It is cleverly designed to perch dramatically tilted to the side and creates quite the style statement.
Headbands are always popular as an alternative to hats and Natalie Chan has created some charming ones including Urban Muse, Style Seeker and Soiree that are easy to style and wear. They feature a range of delicately pretty details in soft colours as well as classic black and white which make them perfect for a range of occasions.
The collection was brought to life by a few of Natalie Chan’s favourite real life muses; Aki Ang from The Sleek Avenue, Michiko Hylands, Di Goldsworthy and Jessica West-Walker. Each woman was able to style their chosen pieces into their ensembles as they went about their day-to-day, the idea being that it demonstrates what modern millinery is all about and how we can make every outfit a special one.
Natalie Chan’s The Street Muse collection is available at her Parnell boutique and online now.