2013 Kentucky Derby Rundown

The Kentucky Derby always reminds us that spring is here, and summer isn’t far behind… Yesterday, this editor was perfecting her mint julep while working a Derby Day party, in honor of the historical horse race.  Like all things southern, the mint julep is both traditional and designed to combat the sweltering heat of Kentucky.  (And there is nothing this editor loves more than bourbon straight from the good ole’ south.)  While we crowned Luke and Caroline Bryan the Best Dressed couple of the May 4th race, here were are a few of our other favored looks.  Krysten Ritter (pictured, top left) was sporting our favorite frock designed by Dolce & Gabbana: soft yellow silk, trimmed with white lace and adorned with pastel blossoms in bloom.  Although we didn’t like her shoes, the dress paired with a wide-brim cream and sky blue Christine A. Moore hat, and Ritter’s serious but sultry stare, brought to mind Maggie of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  The official colors of Kentucky Derby 139 were blue and yellow, so Ritter especially did a good job incorporating the hues into a classic southern look.  Our other favorite head-to-toe look was Miss America winner Mallory Hagan (pictured, bottom left), who looks like she stepped straight out of Dynasty in her sophisticated dress complemented by her black and yellow topper.  Supermodel Coco Rocha was nearly perfect in a Zac Posen lavender suit, and a stunning orchid chapeau by Philip Treacy, if it weren’t for that horrible purple lipstick!  But our favorite hats of the day were two unnamed guests: the black, white and magenta beauty (pictured, top right), and a white and Tiffany blue topper decorated with peacock feathers (pictured, above right).  Who cares about the the horses when you have all these stylish beauties prancing the grounds?

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