2019 Kentucky Derby Fashion: Decadent Hats and Floral Dresses

Living in Baltimore, Maryland Derby season was a fun annual tradition. I have loved attending my sorority’s brunch event AKA Day At The Races hosted by Committee Chair Cylia Lowe, Esq. and Preakness Stakes.

In the deep south, attending the Kentucky Derby is not only a must-attend affair but a mecca of high fashion. This year did not disappoint and the looks were stunning.

Take a look at the Derby fashion that was shared from Instagram. There were decadent hats and floral tea dresses.  And don’t forget to follow these lovely ladies on social media!

 

Longines Celebrates and Awards Elegant Timepieces at Preakness Stakes

The Swiss watchmaker Longines was the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the 142nd Preakness Stakes, at which Cloud Computing ridden by Xavier Castellano stole the limelight. The owner, jockey and trainer were granted an elegant Longines watch to celebrate Cloud Computing’s victory. The Longines Dixie Stakes, the race presented by the watchmaker, was captured by World Approval and Julien Leparoux.

Longines, the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the 142nd Preakness Stakes, ceremoniously awarded the winning owner, trainer and jockey of Cloud Computing with elegant watches at Pimlico racetrack on Saturday, May 20. Cloud Computing won the second leg of the esteemed Triple Crown series. The Swiss watch brand is also proudly associated with the 1st and 3rd leg of the series as the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch: The Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes.

Longines had a prominent presence throughout Pimlico on Preakness day. The watch brand granted watches to the winning horse World Approval’s owner, trainer and jockey of the Longines Dixie Stakes. The brand also hosted the Longines Prize for Elegance at Preakness Fashion Contest to celebrate the refined style of the female racegoers. With the help of a panel of judges, Longines chose the most elegant woman and presented her a watch.

The race day was attended by three of the four laureates of the 2017 Longines Ladies Awards: American jumping rider Reed Kessler, Australian jockey Michelle Payne and Canadian business woman in the horseracing industry Belinda Stronach. The previous day, these personalities and the fourth recipient, American jumping rider Georgina Bloomberg, were honored at a ceremony organized in Washington DC by Longines for their careers dedicated to positive influence and exceptional commitment in the equine cause.

The spectators at Pimlico racetrack had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event: a lady model of the Longines DolceVita collection. The steel and gold lady piece is set with diamonds and features a solid rose gold crown. It displays a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals and a rose gold hourglass. It is mounted on a steel and rose gold cap bracelet. The watch belongs to a collection, which has been an homage to the sweetness and femininity of life since its inception.

Longines has drawn strength from this commitment throughout its centuries-long history. An engraving featuring jockey and mount appeared on a chronograph as early as 1878. It wasn’t long before the model earned the success it deserved: in 1881, most sports judges in New York began using it as their preferred time measuring tool. Since then, Longines’ commitment toward those who organize the most famous equestrian events has never faltered. Today, Longines’ presence can be found on race tracks over the world. If the equestrian sports consolidate Elegance, Tradition and Performance, Longines carries those very same values in its heart.

For more information and photography from the 142nd Preakness Stakes visit:

http://inr.synapticdigital.com/Longines/preakness_2017

Jockey Javier Castellano celebrates after riding Cloud Computing to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes and the second leg of the Triple Crown, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the Triple Crown. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Longines)
Cloud Computing, ridden by jockey Javier Castellano, edges past Classic Empire to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes and the second leg of the Triple Crown, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the Triple Crown. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Longines)
Australian jockey Michelle Payne, American show jumper Reed Kessler and Hall of Fame Award Winning Jockey Ramon Dominguez, left to right, present Jennifer Winslow, left, with a Longines DolceVita timepiece after she won the Longines Prize for Elegance at the Preakness Stakes, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 142nd annual Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Longines)
Kevin Spacey waits for the start of the 142nd Preakness Stakes and the second leg of the Triple Crown, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the Triple Crown. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Longines)

Kentucky Derby Fashion – What To Wear

It’s almost time for Kentucky Derby season and women everywhere will start searching for something to wear.  Often, we’re not quite sure about the attire for such an event. Should one wear Christian Louboutin Pumps or Lilly Pulitzer Wedge Sandals?

I wanted to share a few style options to help us coordinate for Derby season. Attending the Kentucky Derby is definitely not a denim and t-shirt occasion but one can (still) look fashionable without appearing matronly.

Dressing for the races is a time to be chic and comfortable. Also, there’s a functionality behind Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes attire.  From my personal experience, one should wear a hat to protect from the sunlight.  Wedge sandals are a “must have” due to walking on the field or socializing over cocktails.

To camouflage from heat absorption, floral dresses should be worn in a lighter hue.

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Men can have fun with their races fashion as well.  It’s expected that gentlemen wear a blazer, button-down, and slacks.  For a touch of whimsy, throw on a hat or floral lapel pin for the total sophisticated look.

Don’t forget to bring your cocktail glasses and rosettes for a good time!

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LONGINES CELEBRATES AND AWARDS ELEGANT TIMEPIECES AT PREAKNESS STAKES

LONGINES CELEBRATES AND AWARDS ELEGANT TIMEPIECES AT PREAKNESS STAKES FOR OWNER, TRAINER AND JOCKEY OF AMERICAN PHAROAH 

Swiss Watchmaking Brand Longines Was Official Timekeeper and Watch of the 140th Preakness Stakes, and Bestowing Partner of the International Pavilion, Dixie Stakes

Longines, renowned Swiss watch brand and Official Timekeeper and Watch of the 140th Preakness Stakes, ceremoniously awarded the winning owner, trainer and jockey of American Pharoah with Conquest Classic watches in the International Pavilion at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 16.

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Trainer Bob Baffert, center, shows off another Longines timepiece after American Pharoah wins the 140th Preakness Stakes and the second leg of the Triple Crown, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Baltimore, Md., with jockey Victor Espinoza.  Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 140th annual Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

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Zaneta Sampson, left, and Jennifer Judkins, second left, of Longines, get ready to present Longines Conquest Classic timepieces as jockey Victor Espinoza and the American Pharoah team celebrate their win at the 140th Preakness Stakes and the second leg of the Triple Crown, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Baltimore, Md. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 140th annual Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

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For the second year in a row, jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates winning the second leg of the Triple Crown at the 140th Preakness Stakes, Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.  American Pharoah will be a contender for the Triple Crown at Belmont Park on June 6.  Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 140th annual Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

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American Pharoah, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the second leg of the Triple Crown as he runs away with the 140th Preakness Stakes, Saturday, May 16, 2015, at a muddy Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.  American Pharoah will be a contender for the Triple Crown at Belmont Park on June 6.  Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 140th annual Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

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 Jennifer Judkins, left, and Zaneta Sampson, right, of Longines, present owner Stuart Janney, assistant trainer Robert Medina and jockey Javier Castellano, left to right, with Longines Conquest Classic timepieces after their horse Ironicus won the Longines Dixie Stakes, Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.  Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 140th annual Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

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Ironicus, ridden by jockey Javier Castellano, wins the Longines Dixie Stakes, Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.  Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 140th annual Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

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Jennifer Judkins, left, of Longines, presents Katrina Dennis, of Baltimore, Md., with a Longines Conquest Classic timepiece after she wins the Longines Most Elegant Woman at the Preakness contest, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Baltimore, Md.  Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 140th annual Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

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Katrina Dennis, right, of Baltimore, Md., celebrates after winning the Longines Most Elegant Woman at the Preakness contest, Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 140th annual Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

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Contestants show off their style during the Longines Most Elegant Woman at the Preakness contest, Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its elegant timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 140th annual Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)

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Jennifer Judkins, U.S. Brand President for Longines awarded Zayat Stables LLC co-owner, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza with elegant timepieces after American Pharoah cemented itself as a potential Triple Crown winner. American Pharoah, ridden by jockey, Victor Espinoza, raced to victory in 1 minute and 58 seconds.

New this year was the launch of Preakness App presented by the organizers of the Preakness Stakes. The app supported a public contest in which users aimed to guess the exact timing of the winning horse, American Pharoah. A Conquest Timepiece was sent to the winner.

Longines had a prominent presence throughout Pimlico on Preakness day serving as the Official Timekeeper and Watch with a large chronograph at the finish line and hosting the Longines Most Elegant Woman at Preakness Fashion Contest. The Longines Most Elegant Woman at Preakness Fashion Contest celebrated the sophisticated style of The Preakness Stakes. With the help of a panel of judges, Longines chose the most elegant woman and presented her a Longines Conquest Classic Timepiece with diamonds. Conquest Classic watches were also granted to the winning horses’ owner, trainer and jockey of the Dixie Stakes presented by Longines.

To highlight its partnership, the watchmaker had a digital “Longines Preakness Stakes Countdown Clock” on the official Preakness Stakes website, www.preakness.com, and served as the presenting partner of the International Pavilion, the leading hospitality destination. Located at the finish line, the International Pavilion brings the world to the Preakness by choosing a different country each year to serve as the host nation with its respective embassy and Ambassador serving as Honorary Host. The embassy of Canada served as the 2015 host nation.  For more information and photography from the 140th Preakness Stakes visit: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/swatch_group/preakness_2015.

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About the Watches

The Conquest Classic line is a tribute to the chronographs produced by Longines as early as 1881 for race-goers and jockeys in New York. This collection of models, all fitted with self-winding calibers, is both contemporary and perfectly timeless, representing the brands’ rich tradition and watch-making expertise.

Conquest Classic is available in three sizes. The ladies’ models have a diameter of 29.50 mm with a black, mother-of-pearl or silvered dial and are available in steel, rose gold or a combination of steel and rose gold. A second model with hours, minutes and date is available with a diameter of 40.00 mm, fitted on black alligator straps or steel or steel and rose gold bracelets, each to match the dial. At 41 mm, the chronographs are fitted with an L688 column-wheel movement exclusively developed for Longines. The case is either in steel, steel and rose gold or rose gold alone with a silvered or black dial.

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Longines has been based at Saint-Imier, Switzerland, since 1832. It has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, has outlets in over 140 countries.

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Larsa Pippen: Photo Of The Day – Dressed for The Kentucky Derby

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Style + Life + Fashion’s Photo of The Day goes to Larsa Pippin.  She’s seen “dressed to the nines” for the Kentucky Derby brunch, wearing a black and white tea dress with fuchsia accessories.

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In my opinion, the hat she’s wearing is the perfect size to accentuate her beautiful features!  Larsa was dressed classy and stylish for this annual event.  It appears that her handbag is Yve Saint Laurent – photos are taken from Instagram.

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Nashville Wives Cast Share Favorite Designers and Beauty Products: *** UPDATE ***

THE WOMEN OF TNT’S PRIVATE LIVES OF NASHVILLE WIVES SHARE THEIR FAVORITE DESIGNERS, BEAUTY PRODUCTS, ACCESSORIES & NASHVILLE HOT SPOTS

An unscripted series set in and around the capital of the high-stakes country music business!

Erika Page White

Erika Page White @ErikaPageWhite

Favorite Designer: Max & Cleo
Must-Have Beauty Product: Laura Mercier concealer
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: Arrington Vineyards
Best Accessory: Her wedding band

 

 

Sarah DavidsonSarah Davidson @sosarahdavidson

Favorite Designer(s): Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana
Must-Have Beauty Product(s): Dr. Perricone skin line and Oribe hairline
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: Firefly Grill
Best Accessory: Statement Jewelry

 

Ana Fernadez
 Ana Fernandez @TheAnaFernandez

Favorite Designer: Olia Zavozina
Must-Have Beauty Product(s): Joico Hairspray and Tanalizer
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: ReBar
Best Accessory: Hair Extensions and her scooter

 

 

 

 

Cassie Chapman
Cassie Chapman @cassiechapman

Favorite Designer: Corello
Must-Have Beauty Product: Temptu AIRpod
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: The Standard
Best Accessory: My wedding ring, pearls and a fabulous pair of shoes

 

Betty Malo
Betty Malo @BettyMalo

Favorite Designer: Roberto Cavalli
Must-Have Beauty Product(s): GRATiAE AHA cleansing and peeling foam
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: Roberts
Best Accessory: Anything Betty Badd Couture (her own line)

 

 

 

Jenny Terrell

Jenny Terrell @Jenny_Terrell

Favorite Designer: Vanessa Riley
Must-Have Beauty Product: False lashes
Favorite Nashville Hot Spot: McCabe Pub
Best Accessory: Her own creations, Tomgirl