Horses and Hats

May, 1, 2014

Some of the most fashion forward ladies will flock to Kentucky this weekend for the Derby. This isn’t just “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” it’s one of the most famously social weekends on the calendar. Festivities begin today, May 1st, and the black tie events commence tomorrow evening. Just to give you a sample, there’s Barnstable Brown Gala, a “star-studded spectacular,” and Unbridled Eve, “a night of Southern grace, glamour, charm and hospitality.”

Kentucky Derby

And when it comes to Saturday’s race, the horses aren’t the only creatures to watch. Women and their fashions will win much of the attention.


After all, this is a dress-up event. Tennis shoes are prohibited and fancy hats are de rigueur.


From years of going on hat hunts, I have found that one of my favorite decorative brands is Louise Green. All of these pics were taken in her masterpieces.


They make a fashion statement while protecting your face from the sun. Plus they’re lightweight and breathable. So if you can’t traipse off to the Derby, trot them out to a luncheon or garden wedding…just try not to upstage the bride!


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