The Derby Hat Countdown continues featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!
Today we are featuring Hat #18, the “Colette” wide brim design that is found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com…
The Colette was actually inspired by another MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby hat design, the Jamie. Featuring a wavy silk organza brim edge, the Jamie has been a fan favorite for weddings as well as the Derby since its introduction.
I fashioned the shape of the Colette similar to the shape of the Jamie and then designed a new trim for her. I called the new trim “bow loops”: silk organza bows that are made using millinery wire to make them moldable; I love the way the organza fabric glistens when light shines through the loops.
The hat base was created from white dupioni silk. Several yards of bow loops in silver silk organza were then added followed by red rose curl fashioned out of alternating layers of deep red metallic taffeta and red dupioni silk in honor of the red roses of the Derby.
For more views of the Colette chapeau, please visit the Colette hat webpage.
Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 18 of our Derby Hat Countdown.
Just 17 Derby chapeaux and 17 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!
Your Derby Trivia Question for today – What variety of roses has been used for the traditional Garland of Roses since 2011?
The answer can be found at the following link – Derby Hats.
‘Til next time, on to the Derby!