Simon Padgett sets the fashion bar for the men. Talk Derby To Me, a Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser for the Upon a Star Foundation, brought 300 revelers to the Marco Island Brewery for mint juleps and over-the-top hats. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
The gathering was called “Talk Derby to Me,” but while there was tons of talk, and that brief horse race, it seemed the day was all about hats. Ladies wore a dazzling array of over-the-top toppers, the wilder the better, decorated with feathers, flowers, ribbons, and abandon. The “Talk Derby” event, held at the Marco Island Brewery, was a fundraiser for the Upon A Star Foundation, which helps local children and families in need.
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