MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 36 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #36, the Lily, a medium brim Derby hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-36HatsEach spring ladies who are attending the Kentucky Derby come to me with their ideas for custom hats. As a result many new MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® hat designs are born.

Recently a woman named Jackie requested a hat trimmed with a Stargazer Lily, the official flower for the Kentucky Oaks. Stargazer Lilies became the official flower of the Kentucky Oaks in 1991 when Lite Light wore the garland of lilies in the winner’s circle for the first time.

As the result of Jackie’s request, I created a new Stargazer Lily trim which became the centerpiece of the hat I designed for her. For the flower petals I used fuchsia dupioni silk and white silk organza with a mix of green tulle, yellow veiling and orange tulle for the flower’s center. A medley of green taffeta leaves provided the nest for the lily to rest against.

Blog-LilyDer220-001CInspired by Jackie’s new trim, I also created a hat for my Derby Collection in fuchsia dupioni silk and trimmed it with the Stargazer Lily, adding a green taffeta sash.  Her colors and trim make the Lily a perfect choice for the Kentucky Oaks let alone the Derby or a spring garden party.

Blog-LilyDer220-001KToday we are just five weeks away from the 141st running of this historic America  race for 3 year-old Thoroughbred fillies. I can’t think of a more perfect hat for our Derby Hat Countdown to celebrate Ladies’ Day and the Kentucky Oaks than our very own “Lily” chapeau!

Blog-LilyDer220-001B-2For more views of the “Lily” hat design shown above, please visit the Lily Der220-001 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 36 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 35 Derby chapeaux and 35 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the 3 races that make up the “Filly Triple Crown”, also known as the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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