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 fourth 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
Marquetry, one of the newest retirees at Old Friends of Kentucky.
stakes winner Marquetry, sired by the 1982 Horses of the Year,
Conquistador Cielo, originally raced in England. Under the
careful training of racing legend, Bobby Frankel, Marquetry's
racing career took off here in the States, and he may best be
remembered for his three Grade 1 wins which he won in consecutive
years: the 1991 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap (G1), 1992 Eddie Read
Handicap (G1), and the 1993 Meadowlands Cup Handicap (G1). In
late June 2010, arrangements were made to bring this magnificent
stallion from Stonewall Farms in Ocala, Florida to Old Friends.
This beautiful 23 year-old chestnut now joins the Old Friends
family for a well-deserved retirement.
read more about this magnificent stallion, please click on the
photos of Marquetry below.
by Rick Capone
"Marquetry" hat, a unique design of delicious tones and
textures, honors Marquetry's conformation, the racing colors of
his stable, Juddmonte Farm, and his impressive career as a
talented athlete on multiple surfaces. By special request, this
month's auction hat was designed to focus primarily on
Marquetry's Juddmonte racing silk colors of pink and green.
Coincidentally, these colors are among some of the popular of the
season which makes it a wonderful Derby hat choice for Kentucky
Oaks celebrations, or if you are looking for the perfect gift for
your sweetheart for Valentine's Day!
pink dupioni silk specifically was chosen for the base of the hat
because it is marked with textured white threads running though
it which make it the perfect material for reflecting Marquetry's
most unusual white leg markings.
photo by Rick
"Marquetry" hat showcases an innovative new
MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
dupioni silk brim foundation with three wavy layers of
alternating organza and tulle which are intended to reflect
Marquetry's three outstanding Grade 1 wins.
soft pink organza brim layers, incrementally tiered around the
entire brim, add a wavy movement to the design as they alternate
with layers upon layers of wispy chocolate and rose pink tulle
that catch the light. The overall effect is a stunning
representation of the undulating, rippling motion of the
magnificently muscled Thoroughbred athlete stretched out at full
brim Derby hat measures approximately 22 inches, end to end.
trim centerpiece is a stunning rose curl design created in a mix
of bluish-green and pink tones. A large rose curl, hand stitched
in a swirling combination of rose shantung and soft pink organza,
is delicately framed by a medley of bluish-green shantung leaves
that surround it. Glistening chocolate organdy ribbon loops offer
the final accent to this stunning centerpiece.
innovation for the "Marquetry" hat is the weaving of a
physical remembrance of the horse into the hat. Several strands
of the great stallion's tail hairs were collected, braided and
stitched into the center of the rose curl; thereby creating a
unique, one-of-a-kind Derby chapeau that is Marquetry not only in
spirit but in substance as well....
is described as "a flashy chestnut". His rich coat is
reflected in the russet brown shantung sash, overlaid with a
glistening reddish-tinted chocolate organdy ribbon, that
surrounds the crown.
medium sized triple bow of gleaming russet shantung and organdy
ribbon adorns the back of the hat and gives a certain sense of
splendid balance to the entire design.
purpose of this amazing millinery delight is to honor the life of
Marquetry 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 Marquetry, the horse, please click on the
following link - Featured
amazing millinery delight will be up for bid from February
through 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.
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