MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 55 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #55, the “Lauren”, a medium brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-55HatsThe Lauren was inspired by the “Lizzie” and her wavy silk organza brim layers…

Blog-LizzieDer57-030AFor 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 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 #55 in our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 54 Derby chapeaux and 54 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the 2008 Derby champ whose son just won the San Felipe and could be heading to the Derby this year.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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