Derby Hat Collection by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
join us once for
Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby"
Unique Online Derby Hat Auction Benefiting Old Friends
Derby Millinery by Sally Faith Steinmann
the second consecutive year, MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
Old Friends are teaming up for an unparalleled online shopping
Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby".
unique Derby hat fundraiser features one-of-a-kind couture Derby
hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
benefit Old Friends. To learn more about Old Friends at Dream
Chase Farm and bid on the hats, please visit the Old
or call them at 502-863-1775.
the third hat auction of this year's series, milliner Sally Faith
Steinmann of MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
created this stunning one-of-a-kind couture Derby hat in honor of
Creator, one of the most beloved retirees at Old Friends of
in Great Britain, this striking chestnut was the last foal of the
great UK turf champion, Mill Reef, who to this day remains the
only racehorse to have won the Epsom Derby, Eclipse, King George
and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Creator had an amazing racing
career in England and France for the Godolphin Stables, winning
on both grass and dirt including five consecutive graded stakes
victories with impressive wins in The Prix Ganay and several at
Longchamp. Following his racing career, he stood at Nitta Farm in
Japan alongside Sunshine Forever. In late 2004, arrangements were
made to bring both Creator and Sunshine Forever from Nitta Farm
to Old Friends, thereby making them the first stallions to be
brought back to America after stud duty in Asia.
handsome chestnut stallion's coat is described by Old Friends as
the color of "a bright new shiny copper penny", most
especially when the setting sun shines upon it. A brilliant
reddish coppery brown dupioni silk was selected to capture this
warm imagery, and a unique trim design of
sumptuous tones and textures was chosen to celebrate Creator's
conformation, the racing colors of his stable and his impressive
career as a talented equine athlete.
the most striking and unusual feature of this hat design is its
asymmetrical shape. Creator himself often strikes a pose
reminiscent of some Hollywood movie star; his long, full forelock
swished to one side of his face. To
capture this effect, layers upon rippling layers of shimmering
copper-tinted chocolate crinkled taffeta and chocolate tulle were
fashioned in such a way as to catch the light and draw the eye to
the right side of the brim.
sprays of chocolate tulle were added to these wavy overbrim
layers, expanding the brim to more than 23 inches and creating
a suave, debonair look.
racing silk colors for the Godolphin Stable back in the 1980's
were maroon and white. To reflect these colors, a stunning rose
curl was created using a rich maroon dupioni silk swirled with
layers of white silk organza to give a regal centerpiece to the
and sage metallic taffetas were used to create a lavish bed of
variegated leaves which symbolize Creator's wins on both dirt and
turf during his racing career.
sash of maroon silk lined with sage metallic green taffeta was
created to form a softly gathered sash around the crown of the
hat which serves to balance all of the other elements of this
a finishing touch, two pebbly green sparkle buttons were set on
the center back seam of the hat to celebrate the arrival of
Creator and his old companion, Sunshine Forever, to Old Friends
purpose of this amazing millinery delight is to honor the life of
Creator and all
the horses who, thanks to the generosity of those who support
their aftercare, now graze in the warm sunshine of Dream Chase
Farm for the rest of their lives.
read more about Creator, the horse, please click on the following
link - Featured
amazing millinery delight will be up for bid from January
the 11th, 2011. At the end of the month, the winning bidder's
name will be announced (unless they prefer to remain anonymous).
as many times and on as many hats as you like during this running
auction. For further information about the eBay bidding process,
please contact Old Friends at 502-863-1775. If you don't desire
to place a bid on a hat, please
see about what other ways you might be able to help out at Dream
charges will be at the expense of the winning bidder. Winning
bidders, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery of your hat in order
to ensure proper sizing.
view the couture Derby hats from previous auctions, please click
on the following -
Friends Hat Auction Portfolio.
Derby Hat Collection by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
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