Style Monday

Here are a few of my favorite images from this year’s Kentucky Derby. There were dozens more photos of lovely hats, but the faces were completely obscured. I guess for me, a hat is more than just a hat…it’s an integral part of “the look.” The hat is a success when the person wearing it owns her look with confidence. Enjoy!

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Style Monday

Well, we’re in the home stretch. The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 3 and the hats, dresses and heels are in the starting gate and ready to run for the roses.

You know that the cloche is my favorite hat. This pretty Derby-goer knows how to pair it with a pretty floral dress, proving that a small hat can create a special look in a different way than its larger-brimmed sister. Fresh and pretty!

Small KD hat

Custom Made Kentucky Derby Hats

A group of women recently came to see me about making custom hats for their trip to the Kentucky Derby. It’s always fun to custom design a piece to go with a particular dress or outfit. And Derby time is the perfect opportunity to use over-the-top profiles and embellishments. Here’s a peek at one of the hats I designed to coordinate with a beautiful coral dress.

Pink and Orange Kentucky Derby Hat