winter hat

It is with an enormous sigh of relief that I can report that the Flipster has his winter hat sorted.

A recent Saturday in High St Northcote discovered this little treasure. I may have mentioned on more than one ocassion that The Flipster and I like our hats and each new season is a new hat-buying opportunity. Or at least that’s the way I like to see it.

And yes, that is our plaster work in the background, hanging by a 100+ year-old-thread. I toyed with photo-shopping it out to maintain the illusion of my glamorous inner-city life but I figured Boef has blown my cover on that anyway.

My builder’s wife ………

Our builder is an admirable man but one of the best things about him is his wife, Jody Bell. And come to think of it I’m not sure if she’s technically his wife but either way she’s definitely his better-half.

She makes fabulous bathers incorporating modern fabrics with old-time figure-friendly features such as boy-legs, halter necks and bottom-diminishing frills. I’ve been coveting a pair for ages and am finally getting around to it. This has led to the discovery that she will be at the Skirt and Shirt Market this Sunday at Abbotsford Convent, with a Bathers and Hat stall.

Whats not to love about matching hat and bathers?

Bathers come in all colours but mostly black, in sizes from incy-wincy to Boom Bah. She swears you’ll never need to wax again and they won’t turn your boobs into pancakes. Prices range from $70-$90 and best of all she has a change room you can swing a cat in with a mirror on the inside. The inside.

Hats are all sizes but mostly large and very spotty which is often just as a hat should be.

The Skirt and Shirt Market this Sunday is at Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, next to the Collingwood Childrens Farm from 10am till 4pm and again on Sunday 29th nov.

Jody Bell - Bathers and Hats