Hats Off To The Horses: Auction Of Slew’s Brew Chapeau To Benefit Old Friends

For the 12th consecutive year, Maggie Mae Designs® and Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement have teamed up for an unparalleled online shopping experience: “Hats off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”.

This unique fundraiser features one-of-a-kind couture hats created by Maggie Mae Designs®, the sale of which benefits Old Friends.

The second hat up for bid in our 2021 auction series honors Slew’s Brew, a son of Suave and a beloved resident at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield Center, N.Y. since 2018.

Bidding in this online auction will be available through February 11, 5:00 pm (EST). To bid, CLICK HERE

Slew’s Brew raced for his entire career in New York, and broke his maiden in 2014 at Saratoga. He retired in 2018 with a record of two wins from 29 starts and earnings of $186,649.

To honor this special Old Friends retiree, the turquoise and gold racing silks of owner Gold Bear Farm provided the primary color inspiration for the trimmings of this stunning Derby-style hat.

Steinmann started with a large foundation created by using a base layer of black dupioni silk in a wide-brim style. A turquoise under brim was added for a bold, elegant effect when the wearer’s face is upturned. Yards of black silk organza made wavy brim layers, and to further showcase Gold Bear Farm’s racing colors, a large rose curl, made of alternating layers of gold shantung and bronze organza, was added to adorns the front of the hat.

For a final element in the floral centerpiece, a sprawling medley of gold and turquoise organza “feathers” were added to the crown.

As always, a physical remembrance, several strands of Slew’s Brew’s tail hair, were braided and woven into the trim of the hat.

Maggie Mae Designs® Custom Millinery offers magnificent hats for all occasions – from glamorous racing events such as the Kentucky Derby and the Royal Ascot to stunning bridal wear and handsome cocktail fashions. Every hat is carefully handcrafted by milliner Sally Faith Steinmann from her home base in South Harwich, MA. Salons of her fashions can been seen on her website at www.maggiemaedesigns.com.

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