Kentucky Derby Fashion

2013 Kentucky Derby Celebrity Fashion Flashback

Every year top celebrities flock to the Kentucky Derby, not only for the big race but also to “see and be seen”! Kentucky Derby fashion is prim, proper, fun and funky…these celebs put a lot of thought into their outfits … Continue reading

Derby Fashion Breakdown Based on Seating Areas

It’s never too soon to plan for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby, especially when it comes to picking out the seating areas you wish to be in as well as the outfits that will be practical in addition to … Continue reading

Kentucky Derby and Oaks Fashion: Insider Tips

The Kentucky Derby is not only a major sporting event, it is also a major fashion event. Southerners take their Spring outfits and traditions seriously and that is especially true at Derby time. When it comes to the Kentucky Oaks … Continue reading

Artistry & Kentucky Derby Hats!

The Kentucky Derby hat is almost as much a part of the Kentucky Derby as the thoroughbreds themselves. For many folks, a day at the track isn’t really a time to go all out with fashion as casual attire are … Continue reading

Thinking About Derby Hats!

The Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs are soaked in tradition. Mint Juleps, $2 wagering, the Twin Spires, and the singing of My Old Kentucky Home are big part of the Derby experience. The Derby hat is right up there among … Continue reading

Don’t Throw Out That Old Derby Hat!

When in doubt about your favorite hat, don’t throw it away…ask a friendly milliner if it can be saved.One of my favorite customers brought back a superb Montecristi extra super fino from South America . These hats are very, very … Continue reading

The “Fortunate Prospect” Hat

Milliner Sally Faith Steinmann of MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® has created this stunning one-of-a-kind couture Derby hat to honor the great sire, Fortunate Prospect, one of the most beloved retirees at Old Friends of Kentucky.A unique trim design of sumptuous tones … Continue reading

Benburb Hat

“Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”, a 6-month online Derby hat auction fundraiser that benefits Old Friends!This unique Derby hat fundraiser features one-of-a-kind couture Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®This unique hat auction features a … Continue reading

Coordinating with your Derby Date

Are you taking a date to the Derby or flying solo? Well, if you are flying solo you won’t have to worry about coordinating anything but your outfit and hat. However, if you are taking a date whether it be … Continue reading

The Colors Of Fall

Even though fall has only just past this year designers are already planning what colors will be hot for spring. While this may seem early, this is great for our planning what to wear to the Derby! Whether you follow … Continue reading