Welcome to the Derby Hat Countdown featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!
Today we are showcasing Hat #91, the “Colette” wide brim design that is found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com…
The Colette was actually inspired by another MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby hat design, the Jamie. Featuring a wavy silk organza brim edge, the Jamie has been a fan favorite for weddings as well as the Derby since its introduction.
I fashioned the shape of the Colette similar to the shape of the Jamie and then designed a new trim for her. I called the new trim “bow loops”: silk organza bows that are made using millinery wire to make them moldable; I love the way the organza fabric glistens when light shines through the loops.
The hat base was created from white dupioni silk. Several yards of bow loops in silver silk organza were then added followed by red rose curl fashioned out of alternating layers of deep red metallic taffeta and red dupioni silk in honor of the red roses of the Derby.
For more views of the Colette chapeau, please visit the Colette hat webpage.
Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 91 of our Derby Hat Countdown.
Just 90 Derby chapeaux and 90 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!
Your Derby Trivia Question for today – When you attend the Kentucky Derby, which fashion accessory is a must have?
The answer can be found at the following link – Derby Hats.
‘Til next time, on to the Derby!