Dear Dear Sandy
Words can't express how happy I was with my wonderful hat for the Golden Slipper. As you know, we were so excited with our horse Sweet Idea winning the Silver Slipper and therefore being an entrant for the Golden Slipper with a fighting chance too. I chose this occasion to have my first ever milliner experience and it couldn't have been better.
From your quick response to my website enquiry to the hours you spent talking with me on the phone and even visiting me on the Gold Coast to discuss the hat, take measurements and review materials. I really felt you knew exactly what I wanted and what would suit me and my outfit. I also felt you took such personal interest and shared in my excitement, and you were very patient with my many questions and over enthusiasm! The time turnaround was wonderful with you producing the finished hat within two weeks and made a special trip back down to the Goldy on Easter weekend so there were no last minute worries for me in the lead up!
The hat - WELL - what can I say? I had a vision in my mind's eye and you surpassed it. It worked so perfectly with my dress, just as I had hoped. I had so many compliments during the day including a number of ladies in the Owner's area who approached me and said how they thought I had done so well with my outfit and that the hat was clearly tailor made for the dress and just looked wonderful. I felt a million dollars all day, and it was still looking fabulous come the end of the day. We finished third and she ran her heart out, but the hat didn't see the winner's circle on this occasion. I have no doubt Sweet Idea and a Hat by Sandy A will share the winner's circle soon though.
Thank you so very much. I will be seeing you again soon for another creation and have no doubt a number of friends will also beat a path to your door.
10th April 2013
I bought the beautiful pink and green hat from you on Sofitel Girls Day Out, I am sure you will remember. I just wanted to let you know I wore it to Ladies Oaks Day last week and I was stopped by quite a number of people to say how beautiful it was, I did let them know how I came by it and where you were etc. It was the most beautiful day, some days are diamonds it is true enough.
I cannot imagine the week you would have had before, you would have been exhausted and I have total admiration for anyone who can make such beautiful hats/headpieces etc quite an amazing accomplishment. Thank you for such a lovely creation and I am going to wear it to my daughter Candice's wedding in April next year.
I would certainly come back to you when I need another hat or headpiece. All the best Sandy and I will forward the photos !
Thank you again Sandy, all the best Lyn Duncan
Hi Sandy I have been looking at your site and wish to tell you that your millinery collection is really quite stunning. You are certainly one of the very few who can create so many styles that it is difficult to identify as one milliner, unlike other designs that one automatically knows who created them. Just love the individuality. Have been looking all night for a purple/aubergine hat for Royal Ascot. Any suggestions?
Women In Racing, Inc, Australia
I just wanted to say how thrilled I was to win your beautiful hat in the raffle to raise funds for a charity at Peter and Tamara's home last week. It was such an elegant design and beautifully created and I shall be very proud to wear it !
1st April 2012
Good morning Sandy,
I am really writing from the heart ! My hat fits!!!!!...not that I had any doubts. It is beautiful with the outfit, thank you again. I really love the way you know how to create a hat to suit your client & of course the outfit plus "I love it because it is an original design.....no one else will be wearing 'my' hat!
Thanks so much !
28th June 2011
"Wow, Hats by Sandy A has the most amazing, unique and spectacular hats I have ever seen. Thanks to Sandy, I won the best hat category at the Charleville Cup Races on 2nd November 2010. The hat gave me so much confidence and I am still today, 3 weeks later, getting comments on how fabulous my hat was!
Thanks again Hats by Sandy A".
21st November 2010
Just a short email to say a huge thanks for my beautiful Melbourne Cup hat.
It suited my dress & matched my shoe colour so perfectly that it enabled me to win best dressed on the day!!! I received so many compliments regarding the hat & its style/ colour, so I'm very grateful you could help me out.
I will definitely be in touch next year (if not sooner) to use your wonderful artistic services again.
5th November 2010
The fascinator you made me is very beautiful, thank you for the wonderful job you did on it. It completely surpassed my expectations and I love it. Melbourne Cup celebrations on Tuesday, the staff from the cattle station I work on all met up in Coober Pedy and we attended a luncheon at the Opal Inn. It was the publican's 60th birthday which he topped off by winning $20,000 on Americain! So it was a fun day. I didn't win anything on the horses but was delighted when your fascinator won me the Fashions in the Field. I ought to point out that the field was limited...the Best Dressed Man won because he was the only one in the bar with his shirt tucked in! But I'm convinced that it was your fascinator and that alone that won it for me. I think that the judges just couldn't go past the innate gorgeousness of the fascinator.
My photo was taken for the Coober Pedy newspaper and then again when I won the Fashions in the Field so I'll send you the clippings. And I'll be in touch for next year's Melbourne Cup - I have a standard to maintain now!
4th November 2010
I would like to say, on Ladies Oaks Day, my outfit was topped off with a perfectly matching, individually styled, hat that suited my face and character. If anyone needs a beautifully crafted hat for any occasion, I am happy to personally recommend Sandy.
11th June 2010
Sandy, you made me THE most amazing head piece recently and I cannot thank you enough. Your designs are one of a kind, you really are my dream milliner and I am so fortunate to have found you. The only problem is that when I walked into your studio and looked around at all your designs, I wanted to take them all home with me! Thank you again and I look forward to wearing your designs in the future, I will stand up proud, head held high in fashions on the field because I know that I have the best ever design on my head!
9th June 2010
It just wouldn't be a race day without one of Sandy A's show stopping headpieces, for each race day "New Dress", "New Hat" and my fiance is still marrying me!
Tracy the Quiet One!
1st June 2010
Sandy A's wonderful imagination shines through with each and every one of her creations, if you want to stand out in the crowd Sandy A can design a headpiece specifically for your outfit.
- Melanie Yandell
-The Lily Room
1st June 2010
Thank you so much Sandy for the innovative designs for both my hats worn for Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day.
I appreciated the time you spent in colour matching and the fit was fantastic so I did not have to worry about adjusting my hats throughout the day. I received many compliments and several people asked for your contact details. You have such creative iedeas and were always willing to listen to my input. I'll keep spreading the word about your designs.
3rd December 2009
Sandy, Thank you so much for the beautiful hat you put together for me ! It was a success - I felt extremely comfortable with it on all day, and I received a lot of attention on the day ! The time and effort you put into the "perfect fit" was amazing. I can't remember the last time I ever received that good of service. I look forward to wearing your hats for many years to come. I am your biggest fan !!!
Gold Recruitment Pty Ltd
Sandy Aslett is one amazing, awe inspiring milliner. Her creative flair and unique designs, married with true passion for her craft leave all others standing.... I find her to be visionary, she has a true gift of bringing your dream of a beautiful creation to life.
My most recent Sandy A acquisition is a huge, delicious white creation, adorned with floating white ostrich feathers,
it's delightful and a real pleasure to wear ! a work of art ! Not only did Sandy desing and create this piece for me for Melbourne Cup 09, but, drawing from her vast experience of the fashion industry, put together my total look for the day based upon Audrey Hepburn inspired styling.
I felt a million dollars, oh! and won the Finest Hat on Fashion on the Field at Sunshine Coast Turf Club!
I'm delighted to be associated with Sandy on many levels, especially working together professionally, creating beautiful hair and hat collaborations on those big days ...
Director Suite Three Hair
Sandy is the most amazing and creative hat designer I have seen yet. Her personable approach she has to making a "one off" and stylised hat has you excited from the beginning. She will work with any outfit and compliment it with ease. Sandy will have you feeling a million dollars at any race day or special function!
Director, Faye Rolph Models
Queensland's leading Talent Management & Training Organisation
9th November 2009
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