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!

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The Daily Topper from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – June 28, 2016

Welcome to The Daily Topper with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today’s Topper features a sketch of one of our new 2017 Derby hat designs, coming soon!!

TheDailyTopper-June28-2016-BlogFor updates on all the latest Derby hat styles by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®, please visit the Derby Hat Collection 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 – 16 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #16, the “Chelsea” medium brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-16Days-BlogFor more information about the “Chelsea” hat please visit the Chelsea Der60-042 hat webpage and ask about this special hat for your Derby adventure!

Today’s Derby Trivia Question

“Name the colt who won the Derby and Preakness in 1998, only to lose the Belmont by about 4 inches. ”

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 15 Derby chapeaux and 15 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 92 of 101

In our Derby Hat Countdown today I am featuring Hat #92, the “Chelsea Der60-042”, a medium brimmed, yellow linen chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-92Days-BlogFor more views of this lovely Chelsea design, please visit the Chelsea Der60-042 webpage.

Today’s Derby Trivia Question is from Amanda Duckworth, writer for ESPN.com and Gallop Magazine – “What year did the Kentucky Derby receive its famous nickname ‘The Run for the Roses?'”

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 91 Derby chapeaux and 91 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

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MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 81 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #81, the Chelsea Der60-027 hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com.

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-81HatsI love the “Chelsea” hat style. Created as a little sister to the “Liza” chapeau, the Chelsea brim measures approximately 16 inches across and frames the wearer’s face beautifully.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-030HOn a recent fabric search I found an amazing print that I was eager to use for a new Chelsea Derby hat style. I loved the color combination of lime green and periwinkle, and the swirling loop pattern reminded me of the famed mint juleps that are a Derby tradition every first Saturday in May.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-027H-fabricI began with a classic Chelsea foundation that I fashioned out of the new fabric paired with a scrumptious periwinkle dupioni silk for the underbrim.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-027AFor the centerpiece I fashioned a large, delicate rose curl out of periwinkle organza.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-027CI framed the flower with periwinkle dupioni silk leaves and a matching sash.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-027EFor the finishing touch I added a lavender button to the back of the hat which provided added elegance and balance to the entire design.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-027H Our new Chelsea is ready for the party to begin as Churchill Downs prepares to welcome the world to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Mint julep anyone?

Blog-ChelseaDer60-027DFor more views of the “Chelsea” hat design shown above, please visit the Chelsea Der60-027 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 81 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 80 Derby chapeaux and 80 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Who was the last gelding to win the Kentucky Derby?

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

‘Til next time, thank you for visiting!

Sally