My name is Sally Faith Steinmann, and I am the owner and designer of MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Custom Millinery for Women. I specialize in ladies’ fancy hats for the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, weddings, teas, and garden parties.
And the business is personal at MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®. Each and every hat is individually handcrafted by me out of fine fabrics such as dupioni silk, taffeta and silk organza and are sized to fit you well. Custom design is my specialty, and I always welcome creative ideas for new designs!
I am also passionate about horse welfare. In particular, I support those who are trying to improve the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses while they are still racing and provide aftercare for them when they retire. In the fall of 2009 I created an innovative Derby hat auction series called “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”, that runs for 4 months each year and supports the retired racehorses of Old Friends in Kentucky. We just kicked off our 13th year of “Hats Off” and this unique fundraiser has raised over $42,000 in funds for Old Friends while at the same time helped to increase public awareness of the special needs of retired racehorses.
To view the first auction hat up for bid for the 2022 “Hats Off” season that honors This Hard Land (aka “Frankie”) please visit the current hat honoring this beloved retiree of Old Friends at Cabin Creek.
And for the behind-the-scenes story of how the hat was created, please visit this The “Frankie” Chapeau!
To read more about my life as a milliner and my passion for horses, please visit my Bio page.
Thank you for visiting me at “Hats and Horses”!