Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 23

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

Today I am featuring Hat #23,  courtesy of Leigh McKathan of McKathan Brothers Training Center wearing her “Teddy” top hat design to last year’s Kentucky Oaks. Created in a mix of red and fuchsia silks, this hat is perfect for the Oaks or the Derby and is found in the The Rosie Signature Hat Collection that 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 22 Derby chapeaux and 22 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

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The Daily Topper from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – August 8, 2016

Welcome to The Daily Topper with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Presenting the “Valerie” red dupioni silk chapeau trimmed with a mixture of red and pink roses and tulle!

TheDailyTopper-August8-2016-BlogPerfect for all your summer garden parties, Concours and equine sporting events!

Blog-ValerieDer163-001BFor all the details on this hat style, please visit the Valerie Hat webpage.

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

Sally

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The Daily Topper from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – June 5, 2016

Welcome to The Daily Topper with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

This morning I am introducing a brand new chapeau all in playful red polka dots with an amazing new floral trim design coming soon to MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

TheDailyTopper-June5-2016-BlogThis chapeau will be perfect for teas, carriage driving events and all your most special occasions!

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

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 14 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #14, the “Laura” wide brim hat design trimmed with one dozen red Derby roses that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-14Days-BlogFor more information about the “Laura” hat please visit the Laura Der168-001 hat webpage and ask about this special hat for your Derby adventure!

Today’s Derby Trivia Question

“Name the pop composer who released a song called “Run for the Roses” for the 1980 KY Derby.”

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 13 Derby chapeaux and 13 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 48 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #48, a brand new wide brim chapeau found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-48Days-BlogFor more information about this special “Peggy Lee” hat design, please visit the Peggy Lee hat webpage!

Today’s Derby Trivia Question “The Bob Baffert colt, Cupid, just won the Rebel Stakes. Name the Baffert colt who won last year’s Rebel.”

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 47 Derby chapeaux and 47 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 8 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #8, the “Liza” wide brim chapeau that is found in Salon 1 of the Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com.

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A wonderful woman came to me last Derby season with a simple recipe for her idea of the perfect Derby chapeau. Her recipe included just three basic ingredients: a red silk hat, a single red Derby rose and “oodles of red tulle”.

I got to work and created a 17.5-inch Liza hat base in red dupioni silk. I fashioned the rose curl out of red satin and then added metallic taffeta leaves in two shades of green to frame it.

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I then placed the rose curl centerpiece against layers of swirling red tulle which I ran around the crown.

Blog-LizaDer13-111DFor the finishing touch I added a red taffeta sash lined with green metallic taffeta and a single red button accent.

Blog-LizaDer13-111HIt is indeed a stunning red Derby chapeau, thanks to the vision of a truly lovely lady!

For more views of the Liza chapeau shown above, please visit the Liza 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 8 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 7 Derby chapeaux and 7 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Has any horse ever won the Derby without racing as a 2-year-old?

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 – 14 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #14, the “Poppy” wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at maggiemae.com.

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-14Hats People have always said that the Kentucky Derby is all about the hats. I would add that it is still and always will be about the horses as well. A while back, I wrote a blog about how I created the “Poppy” hat to celebrate all of the wonderful horses in our lives and to thank them for the many ways in which they serve and inspire us.

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I fashioned the Poppy out of a white dupioni silk with a rich red dupioni silk underbrim to frame the face.

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The Poppy hat is trimmed with three delicate poppies created in red silk organza with black silk organza centers and leaves. A sash was created out of black taffeta and yards of red and chocolate brown tulle surround the crown. For the final accent, three small black buttons adorn the back seam.

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For more views of the “Poppy” hat design please visit the Poppy Chapeau 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 14 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 13 Derby chapeaux and 13 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the son of Holy Bull who won the Derby in 2005 and became the second biggest longshot to win the Derby, tied with Mine That Bird.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!

Sally