MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 77 of 101

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

Our hat for today is the “Annabelle” medium brim chapeau that is found in Salon 3 of the Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com.

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The original Annabelle design featuring a fuchsia burnt floral linen print has been a favorite for the Derby and fancy teas since she was introduced…

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This Derby season I have had a major craving for polka dots. It seemed to me that the Annabelle shape would be perfectly suited to playful polka dots amidst  a classic palette of black, red and white for the 140th Run for the Roses.

I created the Annabelle hat foundation in black and white cotton with a bold red silk underbrim for an element of surprise when the wearer’s face is upturned.I fashioned a simple red silk sash with matching leaves as the setting for a large red silk organza rose curl.

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The “butterfly wings” of the back brim add a special twist to the hat. And for the final touch, there is a tiny red button in the back.

For anyone like me who loves playful polka dots, the new Annabelle is PERFECT!

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

Please visit our KY Derby Hat Collection for more Derby hat ideas, and enjoy strolling through our four Derby hat salons where you’ll find everything from wide brims to fascinators!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 77 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 76 Derby chapeaux to go ’til Derby Day at Churchill Downs!

Sally

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Author: hatsandhorses

Sally Faith Steinmann is the owner and designer of MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS Custom Millinery. A native of Cape Cod, Sally creates couture hats for the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, Saratoga, weddings, teas, and garden parties. MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS sponsors "Hats Off to the Horses", an annual online Derby hat fundraiser for the retired racehorses of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement facility in KY.

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