MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 38 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #38, the “Angelina”, a wide brim Derby hat design found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at


I created the very first “Angelina” design years ago in black dupioni silk and silk organza, trimming her with black silk roses, satin leaves and distinctive silk organza “feathers” that were shaped to extend beyond the brim.  To this day I still get requests for her from customers.


A couple of years ago I decided to create a new Angelina for the Derby season using one of my favorite colors, purple, for her trims.

I began with the original Angelina black dupioni silk hat foundation. Then came my new purple trims. For the centerpiece I fashioned a purple silk organza rose curl and framed it with plummy purple taffeta leaves and a matching layered taffeta sash. Finally, for the signature Angelina drama,  I added the “feathers” which I created from a luscious purple silk organza.



Our new Angelina was ready for her debut on the Red Carpet at Churchill Downs and has been a favorite for Royal Ascot, fancy teas and weddings ever since!

For more views of the “Angelina” hat design shown above, please visit the Angelina Der106-002 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 38 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 37 Derby chapeaux and 37 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!



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