The Derby Hat Countdown continues featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!
Today we are featuring Hat #42, the “Vivy”, a wide brim Derby hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at maggiemae.com.
I love the color combination of black and turquoise almost as much as I love tulle. Consequently several years ago I decided to create a stunning new hat for the Derby that incorporated these two colors as well as tulle.
I began with a black dupioni silk hat foundation that measured close to 18″ at the brim. I fashioned a single large rose curl out of alternating layers of turquoise shantung and turquoise organza and added matching shantung leaves to frame the rose.
For a bit of added dimension and drama I created several turquoise organza “feathers” to accent the rose and spill over the brim edge.
Then came the TULLE! I layered yards and yards of turquoise tulle, gathering it in the back of the hat in the shape of a loosely curled rose. She was everything I had hoped she would be. I named her the “Vivy” chapeau and she was a hit right from the start. Aside from the Derby, she has also made quite the splash at tea parties, garden parties and Royal Ascot!
For more views of the “Vivy” hat design shown above, please visit the Vivy Der155-001 webpage at maggiemae.com.
And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Everything from fascinators to extra wide brims!
Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 42 of our Derby Hat Countdown.
Just 41 Derby chapeaux and 41 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!