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Emporium Hotel presents …. a Hat Box High Tea on April 2, 2014

February 26, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

A hat is the finishing touch that can turn the ordinary into the spectacular. 

To pay homage to the headpiece and its pivotal place in fashion this coming racing season, on Wednesday 02 April the multi-award winning Emporium Hotel in Brisbane presents The Hat Box High Fashion High Tea. 

Guests will be encouraged to leave their hats firmly on, as doyenne of the millinery world Ms Dale Olsson presents the firstHigh Fashion High Tea for 2014, a preview of her Winter Carnival Collection 2014.

“This Winter we will be seeing headpieces in leather, lace, metallics and printed fabrics as well as felt. We are constantly in tune with the latest styles here and in Europe and North America, and we can share that the standout headpiece colour for this season is red. Other popular shades include tangerine, orchid, turquoise and the perennial black which never goes out of fashion,” she said.

“The fedora with a feminine twist, the pillbox and the beret are sought-after styles, however, this Winter we will also be seeing larger, sculpted, felt pieces adorned with pheasant feathers. Winter 2014 will see a lot of bright colour to lift any grey days at the races. It’s an exciting season ahead.”

At home on the gallery level of the beautiful heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade in Brisbane’s city centre, The Hat Box dresses both men and women and is unlike any other millinery establishment in the country, with its core business being intricate original hats created by a select group of the finest milliners in Australia. Owner Dale Olsson gathers together the exciting designs of incredibly talented milliners including Patricia Balmer, Ann Boyle, Kim Fletcher, Neil Grigg, Kylie Heagney, Jonathan Howard and the famed Melbourne-based Phillip Rhodes.

Fresh from winning the Best Luxury Accommodation at the Australian Tourism Awards for the second year running, the Emporium Hotel will host Brisbane’s fashion and racing fraternity in a morning of elegance and style, in what have become the must-attend High Teas of the year. 

The Hat Box High Fashion High Tea will take place in the elegant Cocktail Bar which features a stained glass wall originating from a Parisian shop front that was crafted more than 100 years ago. The show is staged salon style, where the models wander through the room, allowing guests to see up close the intricate design and colour combinations.  

WHAT:          Emporium Hotel presents The Hat Box High Fashion High Tea

Date:              Wednesday 02 April 2014 – 10.30am to 12noon

Price:                   $55 per person – Welcome glass of Mumm Champagne, selection of petit fours, chefs selection of finger sandwiches, home baked scone with fresh cream and jam, T2 teas, Vittoria coffee, and the unveiling of Winter Racing 2014 headwear trends by Brisbane’s iconic, The Hat Box

Venue: Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar, 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Bookings:            Phone: (07) 3253 6999 or email

Bookings essential, limited numbers available, pre-payment required.

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