Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 1

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

And for today’s final day of the Countdown I am sharing a bit of Photoshop magic with this custom “Juliette” Derby hat design that was inspired by the original “Juliettes” that are found in Derby Hat Salon 4 at maggiemae.com!

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

And now it’s time to celebrate the 143rd Kentucky Derby! Safe trips to all the horses and riders…  ❤

Sally

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!

Sally

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MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 46 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #46, the “Lizzie”, a red silk medium brim chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-46Days-BlogFor more information about the “Lizzie” hat design, please visit the Lizzie Der57-024 hat webpage!

Today’s Derby Trivia Question “Name the three Derby winners sired by Bull Lea.”

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 45 Derby chapeaux and 45 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 54 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #54, the “Liza”, one of our brand new polka dot Derby hats that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-54Days-BlogFor more information about the custom “Liza” hat design featured today, please visit The Liza Der13-128 Hat webpage.

Today’s Derby Trivia Question – “From what gate position did Big Brown win the 2008 KY Derby – the first time for any horse since Clyde van Dusen did it 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 53 Derby chapeaux and 53 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 69 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #69, the custom “Poppy”, one of our classic Derby designs that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-69Days-BlogFor more information about the custom “Poppy” hat design, please visit The Poppy Hat webpage.

Today’s Derby Trivia Question is —

“Name the official song of the Kentucky Derby and the person who wrote it.”

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 68 Derby chapeaux and 68 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 70 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #70, the custom “Valerie”, one of our classic Derby designs that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-70Days-BlogFor more information about the custom “Valerie” hat design, please visit The Valerie Hat webpage.

Today’s Derby Trivia Question is —

“This black horse won the 1895 Kentucky Derby, his son won the 1902 Derby. Name this first father-son Derby combo! ”

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 69 Derby chapeaux and 69 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 22 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #22, the “Valerie”, a wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at maggiemae.com.

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-22HatsI have always loved the song, “Funny Valentine”. Last year I had a vision for a Kentucky Oaks hat design that would combine the magic of Valentine pinks and reds sculpted into a swirling confection.

I began by creating a hat foundation in rich red dupioni silk which measured nearly 18 inches across the brim. I then created a large rose curl by layering fuchsia dupioni silk and hot pink chiffon which I set into a medley of red satin leaves.

Blog-ValerieDer163-001CI then fashioned a wide bow out of fuchsia dupioni silk which I set under the rose curl centerpiece.

Blog-ValerieDer163-001EAlternating layers of hot pink and red tulle were loosely gathered around the crown while a pink button was stitched to the back for one final accent.

Blog-ValerieDer163-001FAs I stood back to look at her, I realized I had found ”my funny Valentine.” Indeed, the stunning red “Valerie” chapeau was a romantic vision of loveliness and because of her red and pink colors she was perfect for the Kentucky Oaks or the Derby!

Blog-ValerieDer163-001BFor more views of the “Valerie” hat design shown above, please visit the Valerie Der163-001 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 22 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 21 Derby chapeaux and 21 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the filly who was the longest shot to win the Kentucky Oaks.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!

Sally