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The Liza is one of Steinmann's popular numbers going to the Derby this year

Derby hat fashion is bold, cheery

It’s all about wide brims, fanciful top hats and bold, bright colors at this year’s Kentucky Derby hat-fashion scene. Going by the most popular styles and requests of her clients, Cape Cod milliner Sally Faith Steinmann says the Derby-goers she is outfitting are craving color and fun. “This year I’m seeing a real playfulness in what people are requesting,” says the owner of custom couture millinery, Maggie Mae Designs. “The brims are very wide, and we’re seeing a lot of hot pinks, oranges and fuchsia—we’re even putting all those colors together in one hat!” Faith-Steinman surmises that the tough economy […]