Are you ready for the event? #raceetiquette #derbyetiquette This event has been going on for 144 years! That’s a lot of years for traditions to be formed.
So let me tell you about one that I love, which is, that this race is also known as “Run of the Roses” because since 1932 the winner is given a garland of red roses sewn together. The winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby #kentuckyderby will take home around $1.2 million which is not bad for two minutes of racing.
Another tradition that I totally love is the outfits that you can see during Derby weekend. So let's get some #derbyetiquette regarding what to wear? Hat or Fascinator? Both are going to be seen with glamour around the grounds. Hats tend to be wide-brimmed and inspired in the Southern Belle look. Fascinators are more popular every year and are easier to wear since they are secured to your head either with a comb or headband. #fascinators #hats The dresses that accompany the headgear should be spring dresses and either pastels or bold colors that coordinate with your hat.
If you are not going to Churchill Downs, Kentucky this weekend, it does not mean that you cannot get into the mood by having or attending a local party to watch those famous two minutes on television and finding a good excuse to wear that beautiful Fascinator made by Monica Mayer of #LadyArtWear , that you have not used for a while, all the while sipping some mint juleps or champagne!