The Derby Hat Countdown continues featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!
Today we are featuring Hat #33, the “Sienna”, another brand new wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at maggiemae.com.
I am a big fan of the Southwest and I love its rich palette of colors that includes sienna brown, golden yellow, red and turquoise. One of my favorite custom hats from several years ago was inspired by this part of the country and is named the “Sedona”.
I am also a big fan of Aquamarine, one of the new blue tones being showcased this season by Pantone. Pantone, known world-wide for their color matching system, is closely watched by the fashion industry for their choices of the most popular current colors.
To kick off the new 2015 Derby Hat Collection, I thought it might be fun to combine my passions for the Southwest and Aquamarine!
I got started by fashioning a 17-inch hat foundation in a blue dupioni silk, adding a sienna brown organza ruffled layer to the outer brim edge for extra drama and dimension.
I then took a turquoise/sienna swirl crinkled taffeta and handcrafted a single medium rose curl, adding scrumptious gold, mocha chocolate and turquoise leaves to frame it. For a final touch to the centerpiece, I created three sienna organza “feathers” and added a brassy gold button for the rose.
For more views of the “Sienna” hat design shown above, please visit the Sienna Der203-001 webpage at maggiemae.com.
Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 33 of our Derby Hat Countdown.
Just 32 Derby chapeaux and 32 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!
Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the great Derby winner and eventual Triple Crown champ whose nickname was “Big Red”.
The answer can be found at the following link – Derby Hats.
‘Til next time, on to the Derby!