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Stylish Sydney Hangouts: A Fashion Blogger’s Guide

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Sophia Athas of Hatrik has really pulled off a hat trick with style. Whether she’s working on her customised fashion pieces, her blog or concept and branding designs for clients such as Levi’s, Oroton and Nadia Fairfax, this Manly creative has filtered her distinctive style into every project. 

Sophia brings next-level energy to everything she touches. Case in point: her re-imagination of the ubiquitous denim jacket, emblazoned with a bold embroidered tiger or a name in sparkly sequinned script. We were keen to find out how she started her creative journey, what inspires her and her favourite Sydney haunts. 

How did you start your blog Hatrik?

I grew up in a family of creatives. My grandpa was a fine artist and my mum a graphic designer, so my siblings and I were constantly forced to draw, colour in and create things as kids. In saying that though, I completed a law degree and during it I realised that world wasn’t for me, so I started Hatrik. I used it to write down thoughts, comment on fashion parades and create my own editorial pieces, just for the fun of it.

What inspired and motivated you to grow Hatrik?

For the remainder of my degree, I continued to travel and photograph elements of fashion and art along the way. Hatrik became super-defined after a trip to NYC, where I saw street-style and designer brands send embellished denim down the runway. It was this that sparked inspiration to customise pieces myself – I would create designs and sit up stitching all night, putting them on my sisters and selling them at Sydney’s Glebe Markets.

I always kept my hands busy in different ways though, working with brands on photo shoots and graphics, and it was through creating this content that doors began to open. I was meeting new people in the industry and creating relationships with women that I now call close friends.

Describe Hatrik in three words.

Crafty, authentic, detailed.

Where do you find inspiration?

I’ve been lucky enough to travel and this has opened up my mind to worlds I never knew even existed, from Renaissance art to the street style of different cities. My favourite online platforms are Manrepeller  – I adore Leandra Medine Cohen – and on Instagram, it’s Patricia Field or Staud.


Favourite place in Sydney for…

Paramount Coffee Project
Photo Credit - Paramount Coffee Project
Breakfast?

Paramount Coffee House in Surry Hills.

Coffee?

Rollers Bakehouse  in Manly. 

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Rollers Bakehouse

Brunch?

Rollers Bakehouse for a plain croissant and batch brew.

Leisurely lunch?

The Boathouse – all of them!

Lunch on the go?

Fishbowl  in Manly.

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Chica Bonita

The best cheap eat?

Chica Bonita in Manly.

A fancy dinner to impress?

Sushi at Sunset Sabi, Manly. 

The Dolphin Hotel Sydney Sitchu

The Dolphin

After-work drinks?

The Dolphin in Surry Hills.

Girls’ night out?

The Apollo, Potts Point. 

Where do you go to...

Get your hair done?

COV Hair in Mosman.

1/700 Military Rd, Mosman

Find a last-minute dress?

Staud or Daisy.

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Get your nails done?

Celine Nails & Beauty in Mosman.

Shop 2/803 Military Rd Mosman

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A wardrobe update?

I like to find vintage pieces so they’re different and unique, sometimes on Crown Street in Surry Hills. If I’m feeling fancy, Opening Ceremony.

Get away from it all?

Byron Bay or Blueys Beach with my boyfriend.

Hang out with the girls?

We can honestly have fun anywhere and everywhere.

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