Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 49

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

Today I am featuring Hat #49, our “Kate’s Chelsea” medium brim Derby hats that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com!

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

Only 48 Derby chapeaux and 48 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

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Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 87

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

Today I am featuring Hat #87, the “Kate’s Chelsea” medium brim chapeau that is found featured at maggiemae.com!

derbyhatcountdown-2017-87days-medFor more Oaks and Derby hat ideas, please visit my 4 Derby Hat Salons at The Derby Hat Collection by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®.

Only 86 Derby chapeaux and 86 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

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MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 40 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #40, the “Sallita”, a glorious white linen (or silk!) and polka dot chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com.

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-40Days-BlogFor more information about the “Sallita” hat design, please visit the Sallita Der6-042 webpage !

Today’s Derby Trivia Question – Name the horse who was Todd Pletcher’s first Kentucky Derby win and the year.

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 39 Derby chapeaux and 39 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

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MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 65 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #65, the custom “Sallita”, one of our brand NEW! Derby designs that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-65Days-BlogFor more information about the custom “Sallita” hat design featured today, please visit The Sallita Hat webpage.

Today’s Derby Trivia Question is —

“Man O’ War did not run in the Kentucky Derby, but which of his sons won the Derby in 1929?”

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 64 Derby chapeaux and 64 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

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MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 36 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #36, the “Geena”, a medium brim Derby hat design found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com.

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I am a big fan of hot pink and polka dots and thought it would be fun this year to create a hat full of polka dot pink pizzazz for the Kentucky Oaks on Ladies’ Day at Churchill Downs.

I began by designing a hat base in a rich fuchsia dupioni silk that tapers slightly toward the back giving a look of intrigue as well as a bit of dazzle.

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For the centerpiece I fashioned a rose curl out of hot pink organza and framed it with fuchsia dupioni silk leaves and sprays of black veiling.

Blog-GeenaDer206-001FTo satisfy my polka dot passion, I fashioned a sash out of black and white polka dot fabric and swirled it around the crown.

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For one final touch I added a twinkling black pebble button to the front of the hat.

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The new chapeau was everything I’d hoped for, ready to celebrate Pink Out, the Run for the Lilies and all things PINK on Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs!

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For more views of the “Geena” hat design shown above, please visit the Geena Der206-001 webpage at maggiemae.com.

And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Everything from fascinators to extra wide brims!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 36 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 35 Derby chapeaux and 35 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!

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