MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 13 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #13, the “Trisha’s Zophie” found in Salon 4 of the Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com…

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-13Hats-Web.LgCustom millinery is my specialty and I love working with customers who have a creative vision. A wonderful woman named Trisha found me. Her son was getting married and she wondered if my “Zophie” fascinator style could be customized to complement a green dress she had found and absolutely loved.

Blog-ZophieDer89-001ATrisha sent me a swatch of the green dress fabric as well as a photo of a woodland scene, “Spring Bluebells in England,” showing a forest floor covered in a lovely carpet of bold purple flowers with bright green leaves. Trisha said that these were the wedding colors that she would like incorporated into the trimmings.

To begin, I found the perfect green print brocade to match the dress for the foundation of the hat.

Blog-TrishasZophieDer89-002G-Web.LgTo capture the colors in Trisha’s photo, I found a plummy purple organza and a shantung silk which I mixed for the rose curl centerpiece. Next I found shantung silk, organza and taffeta in bright spring greens for the variegated leaves.  Purple French ribbons, clear buttons, veiling and tulle provided the finishing touches for a chapeau inspired by English bluebells and Trisha’s creative vision.

Blog-DerbyHatCTDown-TrishasZophieDer89-002DI was so pleased with the finished design that I decided to add her to my 2014 Derby Hat Collection!

Blog-TrishasZophieDer89-002E-Web.LgFor more views of the Trisha’s Zophie chapeau shown above, please visit the Trisha’s Zophie webpage.

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 13 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 12 Derby chapeaux and 12 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the Team Valor colt who won the 2011 Derby as a 3-year-old and the 2014 Dubai World Cup as a 5-year-old.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!

Sally

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Author: hatsandhorses

Sally Faith Steinmann is the owner and designer of MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS Custom Millinery. A native of Cape Cod, Sally creates couture hats for the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, Saratoga, weddings, teas, and garden parties. MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS sponsors "Hats Off to the Horses", an annual online Derby hat fundraiser for the retired racehorses of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement facility in KY.

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