MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 79 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #79, the “Elizabeth”, a Derby fascinator design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 4 at maggiemae.com.

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-79HatsFascinators and cocktail hats have been making a splash at Churchill Downs for the last few years. A long-time tradition at Royal Ascot, fascinators are now considered by some to be as much a part of Derby tradition as the classic wide brims.

The original “Elizabeth” fascinator was created for a very special lady who needed just the right accent for her elegant black silk gown…

Blog-ElizabethDer129-001EFor this year’s Derby I am offering an Elizabeth all in red to celebrate the Run for the Roses!

Deep red dupioni silk forms the foundation for the new “Elizabeth” Derby fascinator. A medium red satin rose curl was created and then set into a medley of delicate red silk organza leaves to form the centerpiece of the design.

Blog-ElizabethDer129-003ERed grosgrain ribbons, red veiling, twinkling red buttons and red tulle sprays are the finishing flourishes that truly make “Elizabeth” sparkle.

Blog-ElizabethDer129-003CI think you’ll agree that the “Elizabeth” makes an elegant statement that is perfect for the Kentucky Derby and Royal Ascot as well as a fancy tea party!

Blog-ElizabethDer129-004AFor more views of the “Elizabeth” hat design shown above, please visit the Elizabeth Der129-003 hat webpage at maggiemae.com.

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 79 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 78 Derby chapeaux and 78 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – What special Kentucky “flavoring” is found in Derby pie?

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

‘Til next time, thank you for visiting!

Sally

 

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Author: hatsandhorses

Sally Faith Steinmann is the owner and designer of MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS Custom Millinery. A native of Cape Cod, Sally creates couture hats for the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, Saratoga, weddings, teas, and garden parties. MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS sponsors "Hats Off to the Horses", an annual online Derby hat fundraiser for the retired racehorses of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement facility in KY.

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