Have you ever put a piece of clothing on and feel totally transformed? Because in so many levels this panama hat is giving me so much added.....mm..mystery ? hahaha Totally! I'm in love with it. I have worn it so many times since i bought it from a chic boutique in Berry, a cute little town south of Sydney. You must visit this store called Roots and Wings, because they have the most loveliest items from Missoni, Ginger and Smart, Dita, Jac + Jack and Elsom just to name a few.
Well about my beloved hat, I've been searching for a genuine panama hat for so long that was reasonable in price, I saw some online for $500! Yeah I know pricey right? There were some at Bondi markets however I was a bit skeptical as so many vendors professed their authenticity albeit having no real clue what panama hats were made of. Having done some online research, Panama hats are wide brimmed hats of Ecuadorian descent made of plaited leaves from the toquilla plant .The reason why they are called "Panama hats" is because they are actually made in Ecuador not some factory in china or mexico.Fact:)
So about my hat. It is a Montecristi Ecuador Panama hat. here's an excerpt that i found really interesting about these lovely hats.....
wearing my fave hat....swwwooon
Roots and Wings and the lovely owner Rebecca Riles.