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Derby Days

Today is the Kentucky Derby(a big horse race in the US).   I don’t really follow horse racing even though I live in the middle of the Pacific Northwest’s horse country.  I do, however, follow this event….for the hats.  It is one of the few events that American’s will break out the fancy millinery.  I always admire the European fashion sense and flair for wearing hats.  In the States, we just don’t wear hats like woman do in Europe.  I am constantly lamenting with a Monty Python line “ People just don’t wear enough hats these days.”  So…it was a complete pleasure to receive a fellow bloggers post in which she pointed her readers to the most amazing website for custom hats  I was immediately inspired.  I had a few completely uninspired Barbie beach hats lying around so I decided to try my hand at “enhancing” them and am happy with how they turned out.

Given that the Kentucky Derby will be run today, I decided to show off the new hats on some girls I imagined were on there way to the race.  Hope you enjoy.

Model:  2012 Integrity Workshop Poppy

Dress:  Cynthia Rowley Barbie

Shoes:  Mattel

Hat:  Mattel enhanced by ITFDS





Model:  Natalia Fatalé “Ready To Dare

Dress, Shoes, Jewelry: Natalia Fatalé “Ready To Dare

Belt:  Mattel

Hat:  Mattel enhanced by ITFDS