Hats are hot at The Kentucky Derby

A woman wears a hat in the paddock prior to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

A woman wears a hat in the paddock prior to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Tomorrow, Saturday May 3rd, marks the 140th anniversary of The Run For The RosesThe Kentucky Derby. I may not know the details, but I know one thing: women will be wearing hats, many colorful, some outrageous and all – unique. NBC’s Today Show featured Al Roker with guests and dynamic duo, NBC Sports team Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, donning festive hats themselves, and featuring a Kentucky Derby fashion show of hats by designer and owner of Christine A. Moore Millinery. Fascinators, hatinators, and ‘the-go-big-or-go-home’ styles all seem to have a place at The Kentucky Derby.

But, what is the story behind the hats? Forgive me; not just hats – Derby hats. Continue reading

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Kentucky Woman

Rene Dailey, Wilmington NC at the 2013 Kentucky Derby  Photo Credit, David Goldman - AP Photos

Rene Dailey, from Wilmington NC,  at the 2013 Kentucky Derby                                                            Photo Credit: David Goldman – AP Photos

Kentucky woman she shines with her own kind of light – She’d look at you once and a day that’s all wrong looks all right – And I love her – God knows I love her – Kentucky Woman …”  song and lyrics by Neil Diamond

The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition and one of the few times that we collectively dress with pomp and circumstance. Splendid hats rule the day and we get to be like our British friends across the pond. This particular chapeau caught my eye!

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