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MAD HATTER’S INVADE THE DEVON HORSE SHOW & COUNTRY FAIR

Wednesday afternoon I headed back over to the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair to check out Ladies Day and the festivities that went along with the traditional day. It was hot, hot weather, hot fashion and hot hats.

As I explained in an earlier post this week The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is a continues to reflect the local traditions and lifestyles of the Philadelphia Main Line area and is one of the largest and most prestigious outdoor equestrian events in the country. Proceeds of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair benefit Bryn Mawr Hospital and runs through Sunday, June 4, 2011.
Ladies Day at Devon and the Devon Hat Contest were sponsored by Cartier. This year’s categories were “Mad Hatter,” for those who like to get a little wild and wacky in their choice of head wear. The “Magnificent Milliners,” reserved for those in the trade, and “Most Lilly”, for those who look fabulous in their Lillian Pulitzer outfit. (Which is like the uniform of the stylish Mainline moms.)Brenda Waits Bolling, a milliner with a store inside NYC’s famed Plaza Hotel, Judge for the Hat Contest, Emmy Award Winning, TV personality Carson Kressley, Your OWN Show and long-time competitor who is competing Thursday at the show and Robin Humble. Othere judges included jeweler and birthday boy my friend John Wind, Maximal Art; Lillian Vasquez, The Nate Berkus Show; Carmelita Martell, Carmelita Couture; Ginder Frisia Darcy, and Lisa DiCaprio and Darci Henry of Malvern’s Kiss and Makeup boutique.
Caroline O’Halloran, Judge and Amy Holzapfel. Amy took first place in one of the categories. Hmm what would you guess, I forgot to ask? Fabulous feathers and so delicate.

1st Place Mad Hatter is Tiffany Arey
Megan Stein, Gregory Andrew Powell (Creates custom design hats. Last year won in the millinery category), Rachel Kotkoskie, and Beth Beverly, The Diamond Tooth Taxidermy created the fabulous hats on her head as well as Megan and Rachel’s.

Darci Henry of Malvern’s Kiss and Makeup boutique.
Sara Moore thinks what would be delicious and not messy for lunch.
Shelley Evans, Elissa Leighton, Kitten Klaus and Christie Hunt,
Little Black Dress
Sara Moore and Mad Hatter 3rd place Jillian Titus.
No doubt entered into the Lilly Pulitzer portion of the contest
I love that there’s a cafe on the premises. At 2pm their was a lovely Lilly Pulitzer fashion show during lunch.
2nd Place Mad Hatter
Thanks to Jen McGowan Chair, Ladies Day Hat Contest at Devon, on right, for inviting me to Ladies Day at the Devon Horse Show. (Is that Sarah Doheny, The Mainline PR on the left? I turned around and she was gone.)

I love this Alex’s Lemonade hat. The Great Chefs Event is next Tuesday. Get your tickets Here
So no horsing around you still have 5 more days to make it to the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Around Mainline.com has a nice write up of the weeks events.