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Monday, April 3, 2017

A New Event at the Derby Museum as well as Zoie’s Tips for Derby

By Brittani Dick

Zoie Wilson, 27, is originally from southeast Tennessee, merely growing upwardly within a semi-close proximity to Louisville meant she had gained or together with therefore Kentucky Derby cognition earlier she ever made the deed to our nifty city.

“Being from Tennessee, I knew nigh the Kentucky Derby, merely I had no persuasion what a fun together with exciting fourth dimension it would be!” she says.

Zoie together with her husband, Ben, relocated to Louisville inwards the summertime of 2015. H5N1 few months later, she works life herself inwards the seat of events managing director for the Kentucky Derby Museum, where her responsibilities are to mass together with cause out especial events — everything from weddings together with corporate events, to parties together with the Kentucky Derby Museum Gala.

“From the Museum’s Gala to Derby Day, to all of the planning inwards between, it’s a whirlwind merely an amazing experience,” she says.

A few of Zoie's Derby essentials include comfortable wedges from Madewell, her cosmetic purse she carries when she needs to touch-up her makeup, a Mark & Graham notebook for creating work lists together with a darling fascinator from
the museum's gift shop. 

Favorite beauty production she loves for Derby:
“I ever brand fourth dimension for an airbrush spray tan earlier all of the festivities begin,” she says. Zoie credits Pure Tan Studio, located on Frankfort Avenue, for her glowing, Derby-ready skin.

Her favorite fashion for Derby:
Zoie tags Cynthia Rowley every bit her favorite designer for Derby attire. She loves options amongst pockets to store all of those picayune essentials similar her prison theatre cellular telephone telephone together with favorite lip gloss.

For the big weekend, Zoie scouts for pieces that tin strength out withstand all of the hustle together with bustle. “I honey the off-the-shoulder tendency for Spring, merely I too ask something I tin strength out deed inwards acre doing things similar arranging tables together with chairs, together with setting upwardly for the side yesteryear side party. I bring to combine manner together with function,” she states.

For her kickoff Derby every bit a Louisville local terminal year, she donned a floral wearing clothing (with pockets, of course) inwards navy, orange, together with white. To peak off the look, she selected a navy fascinator from the Museum gift shop. “It was the perfect complement to my dress,” she says. Zoie too offers a valuable insider’s tip — the Museum gift store has a nifty array of hats together with fascinators at a nifty price-point. “It’s the best kept undercover for hats inwards Louisville!” she admits.

A couplet of upcoming events at the Kentucky Derby Museum:
  • Big Brims together with Fancy Trims on Apr 6: Over 400 chapeau samples volition hold upwardly available along amongst the Kentucky Derby Museum 2017 chapeau collection, amongst no sample chapeau priced over $75 together with or together with therefore every bit depression every bit $18.
  • Biscuits together with Bourbon on May iii — the kickoff Southern together with English linguistic communication Style Biscuit Bar where you lot tin strength out pick out a diversity of toppings. All acre enjoying alive music.


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