Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 36

Welcome to the 2017 Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today I am featuring two hats for Day #36, our pink trimmed “Liza” wide brim for the KY Oaks found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at maggiemae.com and our classic black and white “Kim” for the Derby found in Derby Hat Salon 2. Thank you Melissa!!  😉

For more Kentucky Oaks and Derby hat ideas, please visit my 4 Derby Hat Salons at The Derby Hat Collection by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®.

Only 35 Derby chapeaux and 35 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 42

Welcome to the 2017 Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today I am featuring Hat #42, our classic “Corinne” wide brim silk chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at maggiemae.com. Perfect for the Oaks or for the Derby!  😉

For more Kentucky Oaks and Derby hat ideas, please visit my 4 Derby Hat Salons at The Derby Hat Collection by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®.

Only 41 Derby chapeaux and 41 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 54

Welcome to the 2017 Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today I am debuting another brand new Derby Collection creation! Presenting Hat #54 in the Derby Hat Countdown, the “Chelsea” black and white silk medium brim hat design that is found in Salon 3 of my Derby Hat Collection. For more information about this new addition to the Derby hat lineup, please visit the Chelsea Der60-048 webpage.

For more Oaks and Derby hat ideas, please visit my 4 Derby Hat Salons at The Derby Hat Collection by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®.

Only 53 Derby chapeaux and 53 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

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The Daily Topper from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – June 14, 2016

Welcome to The Daily Topper with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

And to celebrate Opening Day at Royal Ascot 2016, we welcome the “Corinne”, a white dupioni silk wide brim chapeau trimmed with a single black silk organza Marguerite with rose curl center!

TheDailyTopper-June14-2016-BlogThe perfect hat choice for Royal Ascot, wedding a special tea!

Blog-CorinneDer161-001E---CopyFor all the details on this hat style, please visit the Corinne Hat webpage.

Thank you for visiting me here for The Daily Topper at Hats and Horses!

Sally

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MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 7 of 101

Welcome to the Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today I am featuring Hat #7, the “Heather” hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-7Days-BlogFor more information about the “Heather” hat please visit the Heather Der94-001 hat webpage and ask about this special hat for your Derby adventure!

Today’s Derby Trivia Question comes from Louisa Barton, host of The Horse Talk Show

What’s the name of Secretariat’s exercise rider who now resides in Ocala, Florida?

The answer can be found at the following link – Derby Hats where you can also visit all four of our Derby hat salons for a wide selection of Derby hat offerings for the Kentucky Oaks and the Derby!

Only 6 Derby chapeaux and 6 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 6 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #6, the “Corinne” wide brim chapeau that is found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com.

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-6HatsThe Corinne debuted during the 2011 hat season and since its introduction has become a favorite among my Derby hat ladies. Every year I receive custom requests for this original design in a wide assortment of colors, textures and trims.

The original Corinne is a stunning confection of black and white. The base of the hat is created in white dupioni silk and measures approximately 21 inches, end to end.

Blog-CorinneDer161-001I The hat is trimmed with a giant Marguerite fleur comprised of three layers of black silk organza with a black silk rose curl center.

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A black silk organza double bow frames the Marguerite…

Blog-CorinneDer161-001E---CopyYards upon yards of glistening black tulle surround the crown; black buttons adorn the back.

Blog-CorinneDer161-001GBlog-CorinneDer161-001HYou’ll feel like you stepped off the the set of My Fair Lady when you stroll the grounds of Churchill Downs sipping your mint julep wearing your new Corinne chapeau!

Blog-CorinneDer161-001F---CopyFor more views of the Corinne chapeau shown above, please visit the Corinne hat 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 6 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 5 Derby chapeaux and 5 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Native Dancer lost the 1953 Derby by a head. Name his grandson who won the 1969 KY Derby.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!

Sally

 

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 19 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #19 and one of our stars for the 2015 Derby season, the “Jazzmine”, a brand new wide brim design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at maggiemae.com.

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-19Hats This Spring I have had a major craving for black and white hats. I recently added the Annabelle in white linen with pinstripe bow to the Derby Hat Collection.

Now it was time for something truly grand! I wanted to create a black and white wide brim chapeau that would make a real splash for the 141st Run for the Roses.

I got started by fashioning a 17-inch hat foundation in white dupioni silk.

Blog-JazzmineDer199-001A-Web.MedNext, for something truly different, I created a white silk organza ruffled layer and set it aside. I then fashioned thin strips of black dupioni silk and top stitched them to the white ruffled brim layer. Adding the ruffled layer to the outer brim edge really gave it some major drama and dimension.

Blog-JazzmineDer199-001D-Web.MedFor the trim centerpiece I created a large Marguerite out of white silk organza petals with a small black silk organza rose curl for the center. Next I took black silk organza and fashioned enormous “leaves” with wired edges to frame the Marguerite.

Blog-JazzmineDer199-001G-Web.MedBlog-JazzmineDer199-001M-Web.MedFinally, I created a sash out of black taffeta, laid it around the crown and added a matching black button for the final accent.

Blog-JazzmineDer199-001O-Web.MedI am now pleased to present the new “Jazzmine” chapeau, ready for her Red Carpet debut at the 141st Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. For me, the “Jazzmine” includes everything that is traditional and elegant about the wide brim chapeaux of Derby Day…

And all that JAZZ!

Blog-JazzmineDer199-001A-Web.MedFor more views of the “Jazzmine” hat design shown above, please visit the Jazzmine Der199-001 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 19 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 18 Derby chapeaux and 18 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – In what year did Queen Elizabeth II attend the KY Derby and who was the winner?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!

Sally