Deena Von Yokes of Studio Savvy Salon wears many hats for 20th Annual ‘Opening Day Hats Contest’


The flag is up… and Opening Day hat contestants are getting ready to go. This Thursday, July 17, will be the 20th year of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s “Opening Day Hats Contest.” This famous contest has risen to become one of the most spectacular fashion events in San Diego and gives Del Mar notoriety in West Coast fashions. Coming back again, and wearing many hats both

literally and figuratively is the fashion visionary and contest contributor Deena Von Yokes.

Von Yokes is the Master Stylist, colorist and owner of Studio Savvy Salon located in Ranch Santa Fe. Von Yokes is known for her contributions to San Diego fashion and will again this year be celebrated along with other contributors to the “Opening Day Hats Contest”. Von Yokes wears no less than six hats on Opening Day which include: Stylist, Hat Contest Sponsor, Prize Donor, Contest Judge, Fashion Exhibitor, Contributor and Assisting Coordinator.

Von Yokes and her entourage of incredibly talented Studio Savvy stylists and artists will be doing, hair styling, make-up, and embellishments for staff, hat models and modeling themselves during the “Opening Day Hats Contest.” Von Yokes and her crew were absolutely stunning at last year’s event, and should have spectators fawning for fashion again this year.

Deena Von Yokes is passionate about hat fashion and the two days before Opening Day, Studio Savvy Salon in Rancho Santa Fe will be hosting a hat trunk show including hats and fascinators from the acclaimed milliner, Christine A. Moore. Christine A. Moore will be making an appearance at the “Studio Savvy Designer Hats Trunk Show” from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 15.

If you want to be part of the Opening Day fashion fête with a unique Christine A. Moore designed piece, then take the hint and go to the salon two days before Opening Day.

Invited by Von Yokes to the panel of Celebrity Judges for the “Opening Day Hats Contest” is her glamorous friend, designer, gardening educator, and pioneering super model Kelly Emberg. Emberg’s gardening passions can be followed on her blog at Kelly will bring her exquisite design flair to the judges table for this 20th year of the “Opening Day Hats Contest.”

Thanks to Von Yoke’s passion for fashion, Opening Day at Del Mar is elevated to the next level as a hat lovers fashion paradise. Be on the lookout for the gorgeous Studio Savvy Team with Deena Von Yokes. To learn more about Von Yokes, the artists and Studio Savvy Salon, then visit and make yourself an appointment.

Tickets for Opening Day at Del Mar on Thursday, July 17, are available from the Del Mar Race Track ticket office and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club web site at The site has all the details on entering the “Opening Day Hats Contest.”

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