MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 94 of 101

Welcome to Day 8 in our Derby Hat Countdown featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today we are featuring Hat #94, the “Liza” wide brim design decked out in Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid!  Pantone, known world-wide for their color matching system, is closely watched by the fashion industry for their choices of the most popular current colors and the color of the year.


The entire Pantone color palette is wonderfully balanced this season with brilliant tones and luscious pastels set against the more neutral Paloma (gray) and Sand. And this new shade they are calling “Radiant Orchid” is making my heart sing!

I decided to create a special wide brim hat for the Derby as an homage to Radiant Orchid with a MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® twist.

I chose an all white dupioni silk hat base to make the trim colors pop. It features a simple rose curl centerpiece fashioned out of plummy orchid organza nestled in a bed of bright plum pink metallic taffeta leaves, surrounded by layer upon layer of orchid and plum tulle. My head is brimming already with ideas for more orchid-inspired chapeaux to come!


For more views of the new Liza chapeau shown above, please visit the Liza hat webpage.

Check out the KY Derby Hat Collection for all the new Derby chapeaux that are being added throughout the season.

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 94 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Only 93 Derby chapeaux to go!

‘Til next time,



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