MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 78 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #78, the “Sophie’s Stefanie” design that is found in the Derby Hat Salon 2 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-78HatsThe original “Debbie’s Stefanie” chapeau was created in black dupioni silk trimmed with a single silver and ivory silk organza rose and long black silk organza “feathers”.

Blog-DebbiesStefanieDer170-002CLast year a lady named Sophie contacted me regarding a custom wide brim hat design to wear to the Dubai World Cup. Sophie loved the “Debbie’s Stefanie” hat for its simple elegance but she had a vision for hot pink colors and a Marguerite trim that would make the hat truly her own.

I created the nearly 21-inch Stefanie hat foundation in a rich black dupioni silk.

Blog-SophiesStefanieDer170-005B-Web.LgI then created a large Marguerite fleur using hot pink taffeta for the petals and a black sparkle button with netting sprays for the center.

Blog-SophiesStefanieDer170-005I-Web.LgNext I fashioned a “free form” bow out of black netting to frame the Marguerite, and created five long, slender black silk organza “feathers” for dramatic elegance.

Blog-SophiesStefanieDer170-005J-Web.LgA hot pink taffeta sash provided the final trim element. Our new Stefanie design was as stunning from the back as she was from the front.

Blog-SophiesStefanieDer170-005L-Web.LgSophie’s dream of a chapeau that combined her favorite colors with stylish wide brim elegance had come true, and it was on to Dubai!

And as we look ahead to this year’s running of the Kentucky Oaks on May 1st, I couldn’t think of a more perfect chapeau to welcome us all to the Pink Out celebrations and the Run for the Lilies!

Blog-SophiesStefanieDer170-005A-Web.LgFor more views and details about the “Sophie’s Stefanie” chapeau shown above, please visit the Sophie’s Stefanie Der170-005 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 78 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 77 Derby chapeaux and 77 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Who was the winner of the 2014 Kentucky Oaks?

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

‘Til next time, thank you for visiting!



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