MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 9 of 101

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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 maggiemae.com.

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 maggiemae.com.

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!

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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