Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Get Ready For The Kentucky Derby!

Get Ready for the Kentucky Derby!!

The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is 1.25 miles long for three year old thoroughbreds. It takes place every year at the Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. It is also known by many as the "run for roses" and the "most exciting two minutes in sports." Here are some fun/interesting quick facts about the Kentucky Derby:

•A horse coming out of post position number 15 has never won.

•The Kentucky Derby trophy is two feet tall and made out of 56 ounces of gold.

•Mint Julep is name of the Kentucky Derby's official drink.

If you are planning to attend the Kentucky Derby you are going to need a Kentucky Derby hat. This is because the Kentucky Derby has been one of the most popular hat fashion events since 1875.

These are hats designed to get you noticed. Making a fashion statement is not the only reason that people purchase and sport these flashy derby hats. In addition to being extremely stylish, they also provide the wearer with protection from the sun. In fact, the wider the brim is – the more protection the wearer shall receive from the sun. Thanks to the tightly woven style, wide brims, and solid cotton these hats are created with it shields the wearers face, shoulder, and neck from the UV rays of the sun.

www.IfTheHatFitsByJackie.ETSY.com is the place to go for anyone who is looking for a stylish derby hat, sun hat, race day hat, straw hats, golf hats, tea party hats, Witch hats, and wool felt hats.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sew Mrs P

 One of the nicest things about selling and buying on ETSY is the fabulous people I get to 'meet'. It's like living in a small town....that is all over the world.... Or, the best of the world, all in one small town!

Mrs P is a perfect example of this small town wonderfulness. She graciously invited my shop to her Blog,  Sew Mrs P today, for a lovely afternoon of being featured on her Crafty Thursday

 It was delightfully fun! Stop by and pay her a visit, she's very welcoming, and you'll definitely feel in the pink after doing so! Mrs P will let you know what's happening in the craft and fashion world, intermingled with her charming humor and incredibly fun outlook on life!

 From there, it's only a click away to her shop on Ruby Lane,  TheJollyMonger , where you'll have a breath taking view of her wonderful vintage and newer fashions, accessories, housewares, and books too [all at phenomenal prices!] She has a vintage, rotary dial  French Phone that is TDF!!

 You'll find some adorable outfits there too, and if you need the 'perfect hat' to go with one....
you know I'd be happy to accommodate!!

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.' ~ C.S. Lewis


Friday, December 10, 2010

Glorious Grey

My "Glorious Grey" wool hat as featured today in this lovely Treasury by BevaStyles.
Stop by her shop on ETSY where she offers an amazing selection of elegant, vintage inspired jewelry and she's having a "sale" right now on already great prices!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bronze Beauty

"Bronze Beauty", an adorable cloche, was included in this fabulous ETSY Treasury, Bronze Christmas by ALSIVA
She lives in Lanciano (CHIETI) Abruzzo-ITALY- EUROPE. That sounds like a most beautiful place to visit doesn't it? If you can't make it to Italy, stop by her shop on ETSY and enjoy the hand knitted and crocheted lovelies she has to offer!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bonjour Beau

"Bonjour Beau" as seen this week in a lovely Treasury created by
WildWomanJewelry on ETSY   
"Tea Rose"
 Stop by her shop to see all the pretties she has to offer!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kentucky Derby May 1, 2010

It only lasts 2 minutes, but what a 2 minutes it is!!!
Well, "technically" anyway, the fun goes on all weekend and into the summer but as far as I'm concerned, it's ALL ABOUT THE HATS!!
Every day is a 'make it a say something special kind of a hat day' but there's nothing like a day at the races to bring out the best or present an opportunity to those who are a little shy about wearing a hat.
Hopefully, all of the wonderful compliments that wearing a hat invites will encourage these ladies to never leave the house without one!
The Kentucky Derby has never been canceled so, the rain didn't stop any of the fun! [There was some discussion during WWII but it never happened].
The show must go on!
I had SO much fun this year creating just the right hats, to match the perfect for the races outfits, that my passionate, stylish, moxie hat ladies of unequaled coolness chose to wear for this fabulicious event.

This post will be a work in progress as I am still waiting on more photos to be sent in but here are the First Over the Finish Line....

Ginny, wearing her 'Cloud Nine' as she poses for the paparazzi :

" Jackie,
The hat was a hit! Although I saw a few with 2 foot brims (too windy for me).
How's this for a great picture? (Arnold Palmer's not too shabby either, eh?)

Hard to resist trying on a beautiful hat!.......

Ginny's sister Laura, enjoyed the spotlight too, on herSCENE.com, Louisville's Guide to Style, wearing
Derby Chic. This hat was also included in Treasury East on ETSY as posted April 16.
Pictured here with her very proud [and handsome!] Dad...

 Jeanette, wore a custom version of the 'Cloud Nine' in white with flowers to match her absolutely beautiful dress....
I thought I would send you a link for our photos from the Derby. As you may have seen , it rained, and poured, and the weather caved in... BUT the show must and did go on and I wore my dress, the hat and the shoes( rubber boots).
It was great and I got many compliments..I would have had more if the sun were shining and I was able to walk the paddock area!!! But here are some pictures attached and then I will send a link of my shots.
Thank you so much for your hard work and for the awesome hate. Kudos and please use the hat in your portfolio.

Check out that smile, could her hubby be any more proud!!!

To Be Continued!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Garden Party Invitation by ME2Designs on Etsy

LUSCIOUS LIME is having SO much fun this week!
Here she is, featured in yet another Treasury, created by Meg from ME2Designs!

Visit ME2Designs and discover all of the delightful vintage treasures she has to offer...
"Garden Party Invitation"


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