Monday, May 3, 2010

Kentucky Derby Style

The Kentucky Derby is THE place where you will see the creme de la creme of millinery.   The ladies come from all over for the chance to be the ultimate southern belle in dressed up hats with feathers, flowers, and ribbon.  Everyone (actors, models, athletes) shows up to see the race, but also to be seen.  Especially to be seen.  A look at past and current looks:

 Mint Julep is the drink of the Kentucky Derby. 
Cocktail Times says that the drink originated with the Derby in 1938 when it was served in souvenir glasses for 75 cents.  The drink's name first appeared in print in 1803 when it was explained as a "dram of spirituous liquor that has mint in it, taken by Virginians in the morning."  The story went that farmers drank a mint julep in the morning, like coffee, to get them going for the day.  Historians also say that the drink's origin traces back to Arabia with a drink called the "julab" made of water and rose petals.  The silver or pewter cup is part of the mint julep's tradition - these materials stay cold longer, and they are frosted before the icy drink is poured into them.

The day started rainy-2010

Reuben Stoddard and his wife-2010

Terrell Owens with the ladies-2010.

Smokey Robinson with his wife, Frances-Classic Look-2010.
Dwayne Wade-Looks Great-2008.

Beyonce-Forgot the Derby's in the spring-Past photo

Ashanti-Young and Fresh.

Erykah Badu-Marches to her own drum.

Kelly Rowland

Star Jones

Lynn Whitfield-2008

Zoe Saldana

Niecey Nash-Wearing It-2007!
Tichina Arnold-My Favorite-2008.

1 comment:

  1. i have family in louisville and still i haven't had a chance to experience the kentucky derby. you photos of those fabulous hats has inspired me, i'm def making plans to go next year!