Fash Food: For women, Derby prep means finding a hat

The Candida hat by Christine A. Moore is $500 at the Keeneland Gift Shop. It comes in three color combinations.
The Candida hat by Christine A. Moore is $500 at the Keeneland Gift Shop. It comes in three color combinations.

The hottest accessory this time of year in Kentucky is, of course, the hat. To help you find the perfect style, stores are hosting special events showcasing new spring designs.

■ New York milliner Christine A. Moore will be at the Keeneland Gift Shop at the racetrack, 4201 Versailles Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday for a trunk show. Moore and the shop's staff will help customers find the perfect style and fit for this year's hats.

■ Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear will be at Nitro of Frankfort at 3:15 p.m. Monday to help launch the store's annual Derby Hat Trunk Show. A portion of all hat proceeds will go to Horses and Hope, Beshear's initiative to bring better awareness of breast cancer to members of the horse industry. Nitro is at 220 West Main Street.

Jerome Boutique at 153 Patchen Drive will host a High Tea Derby Hat Bash from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The latest spring hat styles will be shown, and refreshments will be served.

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■ Author and men's clothing designer Alan Flusser will visit Stein Mart in Woodhill Shopping Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Flusser, winner of the Coty Award in 1984 for his menswear designs, will discuss his views on men's fashion and his Alan Flusser Collection, available at Stein Mart stores across the country. He also will autograph copies of his books, Dressing the Man and Style and the Man.

■ The Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show, at 6270 Athens Walnut Hill Pike, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, free for ages 11 and younger. Call (859) 255-7309 or go to

■ The Lexington Alumnae Chapter for Zeta Tau Alpha will host a Think Pink Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bakery Blessings & Bookstore, 1999 Harrodsburg Road. Vendors will offer products from Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Three's Company, Longaberger and Premier Jewelry. All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Lexington Affiliate.

■ The Versailles Merchants Association Spring Fling is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Participating businesses will offer sales, specials and refreshments.

■ The Dress for Success Louisville Boutique will host a spring inventory clearance event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 19 at 309 Guthrie Street, Louisville. Items will be just $3 (excluding designer labels), and include suits, separates, shoes, handbags, belts, hats, jewelry and more.