MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 39 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #39, the “Liza”, a wide brim Derby hat design found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at The hat is trimmed in one of Pantone’s colors of the year, Dazzling Blue! 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. Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-39Hats 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 “Dazzling Blue” inspired me to create a special wide brim hat for the Derby to showcase this bold new color.

I chose an all white dupioni silk hat base measuring approximately 18 inches end to end. The trim centerpiece is a Marguerite fleur design fashioned with white silk organza petals and a bold blue organza rose curl center.Blog-LizaDer13-119E This delicate silk flower is accented with sprays of royal blue netting. Layers of shimmering royal blue tulle were gathered to gently spill over the brim edge. A 2-layer sash, created out of royal blue dupioni silk, was set around the crown. Blog-LizaDer13-119D For one last touch, a single blue button was handstitched to the back of the hat for a look that is stunning from all angles. Perfect for this year’s Derby, the new Liza has already inspired me with ideas for more Dazzling Blue-inspired chapeaux to come for Royal Ascot, tea parties and beyond! Blog-LizaDer13-119H For more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-119 webpage at

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 39 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 38 Derby chapeaux and 38 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!



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