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Sunday, May 3

Fashiona on the 135th Kentucky Derby

After less than a week in her new digs, Fashiona is still getting used to the South...again. She is loving the fact that EVERYBODY is friendly so far anyway and that she has Direct TV for the first time ever...making watching the Derby a whole new experience for her.

Fashiona is full of quirks...she is scared of cows and when she sees them...she is ready to go from whence she came to the soothing sounds of honking horns and street noise. Funny because as
citified as she is...she has always loved horses and is a pretty decent rider. Fashiona has been to the Belmont Stakes while living in NY and it was a thrilling experience. She and her bloggy friend Kelly from 30 Something are determined to go to the Kentucky Derby at least once.

Photo Credit: http://derbyartgifts.com/

Fashiona loves everything about the Derby from the tiny men that are winning jockeys
to the quirky names of the horses including this years' winner Mine that Bird to the super fantastic hats. Not only was the race thrilling from start to finish...the track was a soggy mess...making the victory so much sweeter for both jockey Calvin Borel and Mine that Bird.

The rainy dampened some of the hat action this year but this one beat all:

Photo Credit: David J. Phillip / AP

Mixing stripes with spots and feathers with fabric, Wendy Haight of Louisville, Ky. hat a little bit of everything on her Kentucky Oaks hat on May 1, 2009.

Fashiona is thinking that Ms.Wendy was channeling Designer Cecil Beaton's all-black-and-white Ascot scene in My Fair Lady

...what say you all?



Kelly B said...

YES! As soon as I saw the hat, that is exactly what I thought! (I LOVE My Fair Lady!)

I love that you are afraid of cows!

My best friend, an equally citified gal and fashion forward chica, also lives in GA, though she has moved from Atlanta to the sticks of Buford. It took her a while to get used to the cows too.

I have always found people there friendly, so I think you are good. That and how much cheaper everything is, I have been tempted to move there myself.


Dori said...

I'm so glad that you're settling in there :)

Day said...

Fashiona, you have such a classic way to associate that hat with a timeless movie. As the youngster I am, the first thing that comes to mind was 'Cruella De Vil, from 101 Dalmatians'. :-}

sabrina said...

My sister once got chased by a cow, and I almost got my hair eaten by one -- I'm totally with you on the cow-phobia thing;)

Miss Tique said...

This is so funny. I also associated the hat with Cruella and I was sure I'm the only one who would.. :))

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