MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 23 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #23, the “Lauren”, a medium brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-23Hats The Lauren was inspired by the “Lizzie” and her wavy silk organza brim layers… Blog-DerbyHatCTDown-LizzieDer57-024Hweb For the Lauren I wanted to incorporate these same wavy organza layers but in a more asymmetrical fashion. I began with a rich black dupioni silk hat base. I then made five black silk organza brim layers in varying widths and lengths and attached them to the brim at irregular intervals. I experimented with the layers until I had achieved a look that was both soft and appealing, like in the original Lizzie design. Blog-LaurenDer79-001D For the trim centerpiece I created a single black chiffon rose curl and framed it with black satin leaves and a matching sash that circles the crown. Blog-LaurenDer79-001C For the finishing touch a single black button was hand stitched to the back of the hat. Blog-LaurenDer79-001F I named her the “Lauren” hat after one of my favorite actresses of the Silver Screen” known for her stunning mystique. Wouldn’t our new Lauren be stunning trimmed with a single red or hot pink rose to celebrate Derby weekend?  MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® can make it happen for you!

For more views of the “Lauren” hat design shown above, please visit the Lauren Der79-001 webpage at

And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Something for everyone from fascinators to extra wide brims!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 23 of our Derby Hat Countdown. Just 22 Derby chapeaux and 22 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!



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