Derby Hat Countdown with MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – Day 3

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

Today I am featuring Hat #3, one of our classic “Tess” Derby top hat that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 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®.

Only 2 Derby chapeaux and 2 days to go ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

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MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 25 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #25, the “Tess” top hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-25Days-BlogFor more information about the “Tess” hat please visit the The Tess BR144-002 Hat webpage. and ask about this special hat for your Derby adventure!

Today’s Derby Trivia Question today –

“Street Cry sired 2007 Derby winner, Street Sense. Name Street Cry’s famous daughter who was well known for her closing finishes who bewitched us all with her fancy pre-race dance moves.”

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 24 Derby chapeaux and 24 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown 2016 – 72 of 101

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

Today I am featuring Hat #72, the custom “Tess”, one of our classic Derby top hat designs that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com!

DerbyHatCountdown-2016-72Days-BlogFor more information about the custom “Tess” top hat design, please visit The Tess BR144-002 Hat webpage.

Today’s Derby Trivia Question is from Brian Zipse, Editor at Horse Racing Nation.

“Who is the last Kentucky Derby winner to break his maiden the same 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 71 Derby chapeaux and 71 days to go ’til the 142nd Kentucky Derby!

Sally

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 73 of 101

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

Our hat for today is the “Tess” top hat chapeau that is found in Salon 3 of the Derby Hat Collection at maggiemae.com.

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-73HatsOur featured Tess is fashioned after her sister, the Tess BR144-002 design, which has luscious tulle that swirls around the crown before cascading down the back of the hat. She has been a fan favorite since her introduction and I knew it was time for her little sister to join her on the stage; this year’s Derby provided the perfect opportunity for her creation.

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I created the top hat foundation from a silver dupioni silk. I then fashioned three small rose curls in alternating layers of coral shantung and organza which I clustered together and surrounded with a medley of leaves in matching coral shantung and satin. A hint of veiling and a matching sash were added, and voila, the new Tess top hat was ready for her debut at Churchill Downs!

Move over, big sister!

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For more views of the Tess top hat chapeau shown above, please visit the Tess hat webpage.

Please visit our KY Derby Hat Collection for more Derby hat ideas, and please let us know if we can help you find the perfect chapeau for your Derby Day adventure!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 73 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 72 Derby chapeaux and 72 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – What are the weight restrictions for colts/geldings vs. fillies in the Kentucky Derby?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!

Sally