Derby Hats

Artistry & Kentucky Derby Hats!

The Kentucky Derby hat is almost a 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 In August!

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

“Hats off to the Horses” Auction Drawing To A Close

            The third annual year of “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”, a 6-month online Derby hat auction fundraiser that benefits Old Friends, is drawing to a close for this year. … Continue reading

Derby Hat Auction Helps Retired Racehorses

For the third consecutive year, Maggie Mae Designs and Old Friends are teaming up to raise money for retired thoroughbreds, some of whom have been rescued from less than ideal situations. Not all former racehorses get a dignified retirement at … 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, … Continue reading

The “Fortunate Prospect” Hat

For the fourth hat auction in this year’s auction series, 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 … Continue reading

Benburb Hat

Our third annual year of “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”, a 6-month online Derby hat auction fundraiser that benefits Old Friends, is underway! This unique hat auction features a new Derby hat design each month … Continue reading

Third Annual “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”

Third Annual “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” Online Derby Hat Auction Benefits Retired Racehorses of Old Friends For the third consecutive year, MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® and Old Friends Equine of Kentucky have teamed up for … Continue reading

Early Derby Hat Planning

I know it is only July and the Kentucky Derby is still nine months away, but let’s face it no woman wants to settle on what they are wearing to any event, especially the Derby. That is why beginning the … Continue reading

Derby Hats: How crazy is too crazy?

The Kentucky Derby is all about the excitement of the races and of course the beautiful horse, but what else makes the Derby one of the best events to attend? The hats of course! Every year women (and men) go … Continue reading