The two go hand in hand or should I say head to head. May and June are special months in the Brisbane Calendar as this is when the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival takes place with events and races spread out at various racecourses around the city. Two standout : the Doomben 10,000 and the Stradbroke Handicap.
There is a special place in Brisbane, in the iconic Brisbane Arcade which has a hat to suit every taste and every pocket. The owner, Dale Olsson is an example of how, if you are passionate about something, you can always make it work for you.
Dale loved the races and went to the Hat Box to have her hats made by the lady milliner. She was a high school teacher then, but when the business was up for sale she decided to buy it. The current owner was a little hesitant as Dale was not a milliner herself but actually nothing was going to stop this elegant lady getting what she wanted.
She bought the business ten years ago now, has 15 well known milliners who supply the shop with their original and hand made creations and she still enjoys every minute of her business. She is worked off her feet during the Melbourne Cup but also during these two busy racing months. She supplies hats to well known personalities and features in magazines and fashion parades always with the right hat for the right occasion.
She is Brisbane's Hat lady par excellence and she will find the hat for you so that you can enjoy the glamour, the colour, and a fun day at the races.