Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 12

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

Today I am featuring Hat #12,  the “Hallie” medium brim Derby chapeau. Created in a mix of red dupioni silk and silk organza, this hat is found in the The Rosie Signature Hat Collection. This very special hat collection was inspired by retired jockey, Rosie Napravnik, and helps to support the retired racehorses of Old Friends in KY.

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 11 Derby chapeaux and 11 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

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Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 16

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

Today I am featuring Hat #16, the “Jordan” chapeau from the Rosie Signature Hat Collection at maggiemae.com! This collection benefits the retired racehorses of Old Friernds Thoroughbred Retirement in KY.

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 15 Derby chapeaux and 15 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

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Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 61

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

Today I am debuting another brand new Derby Collection creation! Presenting Hat #61 in the Derby Hat Countdown, the “Monique” wide brim silk tail hat that is found in Salon 2 of my Derby Hat Collection. For more information about this new addition to the Derby hat lineup, please visit the  Monique Der302-001 hat webpage.

derbyhatcountdown-2017-61days-medFor more Oaks and Derby hat ideas, please visit my 4 Derby Hat Salons at The Derby Hat Collection by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®.

Only 60 Derby chapeaux and 60 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

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Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 72

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

Today I am debuting Hat #72, the “Charlize” cocktail hat that is found in Salon 4 of my Derby Hat Collection. For more information about this new addition to the Derby hat lineup, please visit the Charlize Hat webpage.

derbyhatcountdown-2017-72days-medFor more Oaks and Derby hat ideas, please visit my 4 Derby Hat Salons at The Derby Hat Collection by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®.

Only 71 Derby chapeaux and 71 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

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“Friends of Old Friends” Support Old Friends 2017 Derby Hat Auction

Welcome to our February “Hats Off to the Horses” auction for 2017 that honors 2012 Breeders Cup Turf and Arlington Million winner, Little Mike!

This season, MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® has reached out to some of the friends of Old Friends to ask them for their support in helping to spread the word about “Hats Off to the Horses” this year.

Invitations were sent to a number of Thoroughbred horse farms and racing organizations across the country to join us in this new social media campaign.

For all those who decided to join us as a “Friend of Old Friends” we have added their business logos to our auction publicity which will showcase their support. In turn, during each of our four “Hats Off” auction months (January through April) all of the “Friends” will join with us in sharing the auction through their own social media channels.

We are hoping that this new social media participation will expand our audience for “Hats Off to the Horses” as well as generate greater concern for all horses everywhere.

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Please join me in thanking the following organizations that have joined us whom we are thrilled to welcome as “Friends of Old Friends”!

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Bidding is now underway on EBay for our second auction hat of the season, the “Little Mike” chapeau. Click HERE to bid, and thank you for your support for Old Friends!

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MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Launches Fourth Annual Derby Hat Countdown!

Can you believe it’s that time of year again already?

Roses14-CominUpRosesPrancing Thoroughbreds, red red roses, the regal ‘Spires, those tantalizing mint juleps — and of course, the HATS!!!

rhondashear-derby2016-4-web-medtylerbolden-2016derby-1b-web-medThe Derby falls on May 6th this year and we are just a little less than 100 days away “the most exciting two minutes in sports”. To mark those 101 days this year I’ll once again be showcasing one very special hat each day from my Derby Hat Collection on my Facebook page, Twitter and Pinterest channels.

Several days ago I launched our first poster for the season.

derbyhatcountdown-2017-101daysAnd there’ll be a new Derby hat each day, for the next 96 days ’til the call to the post!

Today’s post marks Day 96 in our Countdown, and we are featuring the lovely “Sojen’s Corinne” design!

derbyhatcountdown-2017-96days-medThe “Sojen’s Corinne” is a wide brim chapeau named for a lovely lady attending her first Kentucky Derby. This special design is found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com.

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So whether you are searching for the perfect hat to wear to this year’s Run for the Roses or the Run for the Lilies, or maybe you just love fancy Derby hats, I hope to satisfy your passion one day and one hat at a time!

Thank you for joining me for the Derby Hat Countdown… ’til next time!  😉

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For more Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks hats please visit my four Derby Hat Salons starting in the Derby Hat Collection by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

 

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