MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 96 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #96, the “Angelica”, a wide brim Derby hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-96HatsYears ago I developed an innovative new trim: silk organza “feathers”.  I so enjoy  our beautiful winged creatures and the feathers were created out of respect for them. This year I wanted to create a scallop-edge brim style that would showcase this feathery trim in a new way.

I started with a hat foundation created out of ivory dupioni silk, shaping the brim edges with a rolling scallop curve.

Blog-AngelicaDer207-001E-CropNext I fashioned a single black silk organza rose curl with a matching organza triple bow and arranged it in the center of the front of the hat.

Blog-AngelicaDer207-001A-cropI then handcrafted long black silk organza “feathers”, shaping them until they danced.

Blog-AngelicaDer207-001AI encircled the crown with a soft black satin sash and, as a finishing touch, added a black button to the back.
Blog-AngelicaDer207-001II named the new hat “Angelica” for one of my favorite actresses. I can just picture our be-feathered “Angelica” making her grand entrance at Churchill Downs and then winging her way to Royal Ascot and the Dubai World Cup next year!

Blog-AngelicaDer207-001EFor more views of the “Angelica” hat design shown above, please visit the Angelica Der207-001 webpage at

And don’t forget to visit our Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year featuring Big Brims, Extra Wide Brims, Flappers/Medium Brims, Fascinators, Cocktail Hats and Cloches.

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 96 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 95 Derby chapeaux and 95 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Who was the first female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby?

The answer can be found at the following link – Derby Hats.

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!





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