MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 9 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #9, the “Sophie’s Stefanie” design that is found in the Derby Hat Salon 2 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-9HatsThe original “Debbie’s Stefanie” chapeau was created in black dupioni silk trimmed with a single silver and ivory silk organza rose and long black silk organza “feathers”.

Blog-DebbiesStefanieDer170-002CRecently a lady named Sophie contacted me regarding a custom wide brim hat design for the Dubai World Cup. Sophie loved the “Debbie’s Stefanie” hat for its simple elegance but she had a vision for hot pink colors and a Marguerite trim that would make the hat truly her own.

I created the nearly 21-inch Stefanie hat foundation in a rich black dupioni silk.

Blog-SophiesStefanieDer170-005B-Web.LgI then created a large Marguerite fleur using hot pink taffeta for the petals and a black sparkle button with netting sprays for the center.

Blog-SophiesStefanieDer170-005I-Web.LgNext I fashioned a “free form” bow out of black netting to frame the Marguerite, and created five long, slender black silk organza “feathers” for dramatic elegance.

Blog-SophiesStefanieDer170-005J-Web.LgA hot pink taffeta sash provided the final trim element. Our new Stefanie design was as stunning from the back as she was from the front.

Blog-SophiesStefanieDer170-005L-Web.LgSophie’s dream of a chapeau that combined her favorite colors with stylish wide brim elegance had come true, and it was on to Dubai!

And I couldn’t think of a more perfect chapeau to showcase today as we await the much-anticipated 141st Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks on May 1st and 2nd!

Blog-SophiesStefanieDer170-005A-Web.LgFor more views and details about the “Sophie’s Stefanie” chapeau shown above, please visit the Sophie’s Stefanie Der170-005 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 9 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 8 Derby chapeaux and 8 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – If the Derby is the first leg of racing’s Triple Crown, what are the other two?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!




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