MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 13 of 101

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The Derby Hat Countdown continues featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today we are featuring Hat #13, the Liza Der13-118, a elegant wide brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at maggiemae.com.

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-13HatsI have a fondness for the Liza Derby hat style. Measuring approximately 17.5 inches end to end, she was one of my earliest designs in the Derby Hat Collection and for a long time my widest brim.  Perfect for just about any occasion, the “Liza” has so many different “looks” as you can see if you pop into Salon 1 of the Derby Hat Collection

The Liza Der13-118 was the result of a customer request for a classic wide brim style that would be suitable not only for the Derby but also for an upcoming wedding in London.

I created the hat foundation out of a silver dupioni silk and encircled the crown with a black taffeta sash.

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I then fashioned a large black taffeta double bow with short tails that just spilled over the brim edge. Next came three medium rose curls created out of black silk organza and nestled into the bow knot. Black taffeta leaves and large pebble buttons provided the finishing touches…

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…along with a button in the back.

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This grand Lady is simply scrumptious and fits the bill for just about any occasion, including the Kentucky Derby!

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For more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-118 webpage at maggiemae.com.

And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Something for everyone from fascinators to extra wide brims!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 13 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 12 Derby chapeaux and 12 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!

Sally

 

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 14 of 101

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The Derby Hat Countdown continues featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today we are featuring Hat #14, the “Chelsea of the Orange Marguerite”, a medium brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com.

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It’s 14 days ’til the Call to the Post for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs!

After a long, hard winter, spring has finally arrived. Here on Cape Cod, daffodils have sprung up, the ospreys have returned and the air is filled with the sounds of red-wing blackbirds and robins. To celebrate the many sights and sounds of the season we are showcasing a vibrant “Chelsea” hat today that is full of color and amazing textures.

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Our Chelsea features a foundation created out of a deep freesia yellow linen to which was added a large Marguerite fashioned out of tangerine orange organza for the petals. Orange organza mixed with orange satin form the rose curl center.

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Wispy sprays of orange netting, an orange satin sash and a tangerine organza lining complete the hat. For the final touch a clear orange button was added to the back.

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Bursting with spring-like color and bedazzling textures, the new “Chelsea” has the look of spring we all need. Let’s don our beautiful flower-trimmed chapeaux and get ready to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, the grandest harbinger of spring I know!

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For more views of the “Chelsea” hat design shown above, please visit the Chelsea Der60-031 webpage at maggiemae.com.

And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Something for everyone from fascinators to extra wide brims!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 14 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 13 Derby chapeaux and 13 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!

Sally

 

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 15 of 101

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The Derby Hat Countdown continues featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today we are featuring Hat #15, the “Chelsea”, a medium brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com.

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Today I thought it would be fun to showcase a pink Chelsea Derby chapeau to help get the celebrations started for Pink Out Day and the Run for the Lilies at Churchill Downs, now just a couple of weeks away.

I began our “Chelsea” with a rich fuchsia dupioni silk base.  I love the mixing of pink and orange in a color theme and kept this in mind as I proceeded with my design.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-030AI next fashioned a large double bow out of a hot pink/tangerine tweed fabric and lined it with fuchsia silk. I then nestled a rose curl made out of the same fuchsia silk into the bow knot.

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For the final touch I encircled the crown with a matching sash and added a hot pink button to the back.

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The look was stunning from every angle. The new “Chelsea”, full of bold color and lots of pizzazz, was more than ready to join the grand parade at this year’s Kentucky Oaks celebrations at Churchill Downs!

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For more views of the “Chelsea” hat design shown above, please visit the Chelsea Der60-030 webpage at maggiemae.com.

And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Something for everyone from fascinators to extra wide brims!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 15 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 14 Derby chapeaux and 14 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!

Sally

 

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 16 of 101

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The Derby Hat Countdown continues featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today we are featuring Hat #16, the “Kelli’s Sallita”, a medium brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com.

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Last Derby season a woman named Kelli asked me if I could recreate one of my Derby Collection “Sallita” hats in different colors and fabrics. Kelli told me she loved the 1920′s look of the Sallita and that she wanted the hat to be pink for the Kentucky Oaks Day celebrations at Churchill Downs.  I loved the idea and got started on her hat.

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I began with a hat foundation created out of a fuchsia dupioni silk with a classic Sallita brim style.

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I fashioned a single rose curl out of swirling hot pink organza and satin, framed it with a medley of spring green taffeta and organza leaves and added a touch of bright pink veiling in a free form bow behind the entire trim centerpiece.

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I then took hot pink shantung and fashioned a sash to encircle the crown, adding a hot pink button to the back of the hat for a final accent.

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Kelli called to tell me how much she loved her new Sallita design for the Oaks. And the “Kelli’s Sallita” is ready this year for the 140th running of the Kentucky Oaks and Pink Out Day at Churchill Downs!

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For more views of the “Kelli’s Sallita” hat design shown above, please visit the Kellis’ Sallita Der6-037 webpage at maggiemae.com.

And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Something for everyone from fascinators to extra wide brims!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 16 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 15 Derby chapeaux and 15 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!

Sally

 

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