Time for some incredible local Fashion news. Deena was styling hair this week for the truly fabulous and famous Dame Zandra Rhodes, who was hosting the 18th annual “Zandra Rhodes Fashion Show” at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Check out the wonderful video segment from Ashley Jacobs and our friends at CBS News 8. Zandra shows off one of her designs on the gorgeous Bejing model Gigi Xiang, and explains her motivation and inspiration for her designs. Deena, working together with her mom Vickie Lavanty did all the fantastic hair styles for the event.
Get ready for the Fashion Event of the Fall on Wednesday, November 1st, Opening Day of the Del Mar Bing Crosby Season at Del Mar
Show off your hottest Hollywood Style & Glam by dressing up and entering the “Hollywood Fashion Contest“. Men, Women, Couples, Celebrity Look-A-Likes, Famous Movie Characters, you can all compete for more than $3,000 in cash & prizes just by dressing up and competing to be one of Hollywoods Best Dressed! Sign-up between at 11am and 1:30pm in Plaza de Mexico, located just inside the Stretch Run Admission gates.
Opening Day at Del Mar is always one of San Diego’s biggest parties, so don’t miss out. Everyone is invited to dress up and Shoot for the Stars! Lets party it up and show everyone your inner Hollywood Star! All entrants will receive two free admission passes to the Fall races. We can’t wait to see you.
Savvy Tip: TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Book online before this Wednesday to get Race Day Ready! Your Savvy Squad is here to help you with all things hair: color, cuts, keratin treatments, extensions, styles. So book now!!
With so much exposure to fashion inspiration on social media these days, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to picking your outfit for opening day. In the July issue of Rancho Santa Fe Connector, fashion guru, Deena Von Yokes and the extremely talented fashion coordinator/stylist, Amy Davis, explain their take on what to expect and what to wear when it comes to opening day at the Del Mar Racetracks.
Deena and Amy’s top five tips:
- Think head to toe to create a complete look.
- Pick the dress first then top it with a hat
- Wear shoes that are comfortable and cute for what will turn out to be a very long day
- Don’t forget to a pack a refresher kit. Sunscreen, touchup makeup and more.
- Don’t forget to wear a smile, it’s always fashionable.
Check out the full article on everything you need to know about getting race day ready in this month’s issue of Rancho Santa Fe Connector! We look forward to seeing all you beautiful people out at Opening Day in Del Mar!
As you may know, this year, the fall Bing Crosby Season Opening Day is being held on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2016. In honor of our Veterans and our amazing country, we invite all fashion-minded guests to participate in the Stars & Stripes Fashion Contest! As sponsors of the Opening Day Fashion Contest, we at Studio Savvy have the lowdown on what our amazing judges will be looking for when choosing the winners, and we want to share our insider knowledge to help all you fashionistas show up in style!
It’s that time of year again, folks, the fall season Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetracks, and we at Studio Savvy want to invite all you lovely ladies and handsome men to come join us for another exciting day, full of fashion fun!
WHEN: November 11, 2016 starting at 11:30am
WHERE: Plaza De Mexico
Because Opening day is being held on Veterans’ Day this year, the Opening Day Fashion Contest, co-directed by Deena Von Yokes and Joe Cuviello, the themes will feature Red, White and Blue, Camouflage, and Pin Up style. So even if your best color is red, or you want to add a bold Camo flare, don’t forget to top it off with some Pin Up sass! Deena Von Yokes and the rest of the Glam Squad will be out at Plaza De Mexico, struttin’ their stuff along with all of their gorgeous models, so please, come out and flaunt your Freedom-inspired fits too! We look forward to seeing you all out at another Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetracks!
The holidays are coming up faster than we know it, and we at Studio Savvy want to make sure you are feeling and looking your best this holiday season. PLEASE make sure to book ahead because:
- Our books are filling up fast for the upcoming holiday months
- We want to make sure that you look fabulous for all of your special holiday events
- Booking ahead allows us to help you get the best time(s) possible, that fit your schedule, for any service appointments you may need!
This Saturday will be the Grade I, $1,000,000 Pacific Classic at Del Mar and for horse racing fans it should not disappoint. California Chrome will be facing off against 2 huge rivals, Beholder and Dortmund. These 3 horses have so much class and prestige they could make any horse racing fan gaze at them with total awe and amazement.
So now that you have decided you are going to the track on Saturday, you need to stop by the Salon on Friday and checkout our latests hats by Milliner Christine Moore and other designs. To remind you about the latest fashion trends, checkout our appearances on Chanel 8 News as a reminder of what is still fresh for the season.
Good luck with your wagers on Saturday. We know you will be looking your best, and if you need any last minute tips, send us a note or open a chat on Social Media. See you at the track everyone!
Your fashion experts at Studio Savvy were back at it again for the 22nd annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar! More than 300 contestants entered the Hats Contest this year, with Andria Elam, from Best Fascinator category, winning the Bing Crosby Grand Prize.
The Studio Savvy Glam Squad will be featured LIVE on CBS Channel 8 News with Ashley Jacobs TOMORROW MORNING, July 7th, at 5:40am and 6:40am. We will be discussing everything you need to know to get ready for Opening Day, so set your cable boxes to Channel 8 to tune in!
Deena and Joe Cuviello will also be directing a fun little fashion hat contest with FINE Magazine at the Del Mar Plaza, tomorrow at 6pm, so come on out and sign up and join the fun!
The countdown to Opening Day is ON! If you don’t already have your hat, don’t worry, we at Studio Savvy have got you covered. Wednesday, July 13th, we will be hosting a trunk show here at Studio Savvy from noon to 7pm. Come have a sip of bubbly, and find your hat for this year’s Opening Day!
In honor of Opening Day, we will also be running a SPECIAL from Tuesday, July 12th to Saturday, July 16th. We are offering a complimentary Powerdose with any service! A Powerdose treatment is one of the best things you can do for your hair this summer, so book now, as availability is limited!
TIP: The biggest question everyone asks themselves, do you get the dress or the hat first? Answer: It all depends on personal preference, but the trick is, bring either your hat or your dress, whichever you pick out first, with you when trying to pair the latter.
We are so excited to see all of you fabulous fashionistas out there at Opening Day on July 15th! Until then, stay tuned on our blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see all the fashion fun we are getting into to prepare for the big day!
Studio Savvy would like to invite you all to come out to Party for Ponies this Saturday, June 25th, at Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery in Del Mar and we’ve got all the details:
What: Party For Ponies, a pre-Opening Day benefit presented by Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery and Pebbles By The Beach
Where: 1431 Camino Del Mar
When: June 25th, 2016 from 5:30-9 pm
Attire: Turf Club—Opening Day hats and bow ties
TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT Party For Ponies
This will be a night full of fashion, philanthropy, music, drinks, and MORE! Part of the proceeds will be donated to “Saving America’s Mustangs,” a non-profit founded for the protection and preservation of wild horses.
This event will also feature a fashion show hosted by Pebbles By The Beach, and hair and makeup by your very own Glam Squad!
Want your hair to stay all night at the next wedding/event you attend? We have some Savvy Tips for you:
- up styles, whether it’s braiding, twisting, or knotting, should guarantee your style to last even through your best moves on the dance floor
- styles hold best on day-old hair so keep in mind, it’s best to wash your hair the day before you get all dolled up to witness those “I Do’s”
Wedding season is upon us and we at Studio Savvy know how crazy the wedding whirlwinds can get but we are here to help! The best way to make things go smoothly on the Big Day is to book ahead. Trials are SO important to reassure the bride, and everyone in her life, that the hair and makeup are exactly as she wants so she can feel like the most beautiful woman in the world when all eyes are on her. Make sure to book your favorite makeup artist and/or stylist(s) in advance! The Glam Squad at Studio Savvy has everything you could possibly need when it comes to feeling beautiful on your wedding day or at the next big event you attend; and we want to make sure that we can be prepared to make every woman feel beautiful on the Big Day!
Studio Savvy would also like to let you all know that we were voted FINE Magazine’s favorite North County San Diego Wedding Merchant in the beauty field. A huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you who took the time to vote for us and make that possible!
Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association are inviting all women to unite to fight heart disease and stroke, which cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. You can join the cause by attending the 2016 San Diego Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday, March 4th. The luncheon will be held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar and will include a Health Expo from 10am-12pm followed by a luncheon from 12pm-2pm.
Most excitingly, the Go Red event will feature a fashion show from none other than, Dame Zandra Rhodes! Behind the scenes, our very own Deena Von Yokes and her mom, Vickie Lavanty, will be collaborating once again as a fierce mother-daughter team to create fabulous hair fashion for Zandra’s fashion show. Zandra’s Go Red designs will also be for sale! We know you don’t want to miss this special opportunity to not only give back, but also to experience the extraordinary artwork of Zandra Rhodes and our favorite mother-daughter hair fashion team. Tickets are being sold for $150 and tables are available for sale on the Go Red For Women Luncheon website. Here at Studio Savvy, we strongly believe in giving back to the community, in the best way we know how, sharing our passion for fashion and beauty, and we invite you to come see the exciting fashion looks on the catwalk!
As you can tell from this great video from SJUTV, our Hollywood Fashions and Fashion Contest were again a big hit for the Fall race track meet at Del Mar. Our friends Joe Harper and Craig Dado give some nice information for all you race track and fashion fans out there. We love the track side tables. And dressing for the Turf Club is always fun. The track is a fantastic venue to show off your fashion style, whether it’s opening day or any other day of the racing meet. Their web site has all the deeds DMTC.com, and for those of you that want to know what that stands for… Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Now it’s time to Dress Up and Head Out. We’ll see you there!
And all through the race track, not a creature was stirring, not even a horse. No, not even a horse, but at 3:30am Deena Von Yokes and the Studio Savvy Glam Squad were wide eyed and preparing for a full Opening Day Fashion Frenzy. Why? Because “Fashion Never Sleeps!“, especially with Studio Savvy!
Check out all the fabulous fun stylists Deena Von Yokes, Kassidy Vaughan and photographer MegN. Photoraphy had while they took on London at the international hair show. They had an amazing time roaming the streets of Europe on this fashion quest. Deena and Kassidy are so excited to be back in the salon inspired and knowledgeable. Take a peak at more of there adventure on Instagram @studiosavvysalon
Get ready for the Fashion Event of the Fall on Thursday, October 29th, Opening Day of the Bing Crosby Season at Del Mar
Show off your hottest NEW or OLD Hollywood Style & Glam by dressing up and entering the “Hollywood Fashion Contest“. Men, Women, Couples, Celebrity Look-A-Likes, Famous Movie Characters, you can all compete for more than $3,000 in cash & prizes just by dressing up and competing to be one of Hollywoods Best Dressed! Sign-up between at 11am and 1:30pm in Plaza de Mexico, located just inside the Stretch Run Admission gates.
Opening Day at Del Mar is always one of San Diego’s biggest parties, so don’t miss out. Everyone is invited to dress up. Be a stunning beauty and show off the latest fashions, be a true Hollywood Celebrity, a fabulous duo or anything Hollywood. Shoot for the Stars! Lets party it up and show everyone your inner Hollywood Star! All entrants will receive two free admission passes to the Fall races. We can’t wait to see you on Thursday the 29th.
The beat goes on for The Studio Savvy Glam Squad. We are happy to be collaborating with FINE Magazine by dressing some exclusive hair collections for the Amazing Lace Fashion Show. This event will spice up the season with exclusive designs and San Diego’s FINEST looks. Come see these tart, whimsical and seductive fashions.Are you ready for a extravagant evening full of fashion and food? FINE magazine is hosting their 3rd annual Amazing Lace & Suit Lingerie Fashion Show this Friday, September 25th. We are only a couple days away! Last chance to buy tickets is Wednesday, September 23th at midnight! Models will be dressed in high end couture lingerie and suits from local San Diego Boutiques. Proceeds will go towards The B.I.A.N.C.A. non-profit organization helping children with autism.
Event will be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Rancho Santa Fe Cielo Village.
The Studio Savvy Glam Squad had a fabulous time collaborating with the amazing JodyLynn Photography and Cotch Diaz as they captured behind the scene footage at UNITE’s salon. The Studio Savvy team loved partnering up to show their retro, playful theme that they put together for the UNITE show case. Check out this fun demonstration video done by Jody Pinchin and the still photography done by Cotch Diaz. Keep us in mind for any of your future special events!
The Studio Savvy Glam Squad is hosting a trunk show to help everyone get race day fabulous for the Pacific Classic this FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st! Famous hat designer Christine A. Moore will be here at the salon displaying her beautiful hats and ready to answer any hat fashion questions you may have. Our Studio Savvy Salon is OPEN FROM 9-8PM as HATS ARE AVAILABLE NOW. Both Deena and Christine will be here to share their fashion expertise so come join the fashion fun and pick out a fabulous hat to give you that perfect finishing touch to your look for the Del Mar Pacific Classic on Saturday, August 22nd.
We look forward to seeing you, and as always, we appreciate all your support!
Studio Savvy Salon
Studio Savvy Salon, Christine Moore Millinery and the Studio Savvy Glam Squad were all out in full regalia for all the TV interviews showing off Del Mar Race Track Opening Day Fashions for the masses. Watch all the interviews and see how we take Del Mar by storm! Interviews are with San Diego Television News shows on CW6, NBC7, CBS8, KUSI9, and ABC10.
Can you believe it’s almost here?!
See what all the buzz is about in our new video from Jody Lynn Photo & Video:
In just over a month the largest gathering of fashion fanatical hat couture and horse racing fans will be parading around the Del Mar Thoroughbred Clubs Famous “Opening Day Hats Contest”. Are you one of them? Do you have your hat all sorted out? What about your shoes? OMG, maybe it’s time for a new outfit! Studio Savvy Salon is here to do your hair, facial, and other fashion prep. Guess what, Studio Savvy has it all! Here is the plan:
- Make sure you have an appointment for hair cut, color, styling, make-up styling, facial wax, et al (and all).
- When you come for your appointment checkout our Selection and Sales of Gorgeous Opening Day Hats!
- For everything else, visit the Pre-Opening Day Fashion Trifecta on Sunday, July 12th at the Del Mar Race Track… a Fashion Show, Fashions for Sale, and Celebration! You have to come out and find EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR OPENING DAY!
The race is on for Fashion Fun and the Del Mar Race Track! Just like Trevor says at the start of every race, “And away they go!”.
Join the fashion fun this year at the Del Mar Racetrack! Glam up your style just before opening day at our pop up boutique. Come get race track ready with us Sunday July 12th and get inspired at our fashion event featuring all the hottest trends for the opening day dazzle!
Read this Feature Article in Ranch & Coast Magazine with fantastic Fashions for Opening Day at the inaugural Bing Crosby Season and the Opening Day Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest.
Del Mar opens its gates for its inaugural fall Bing Crosby Season on Friday, November 7, and will feature The Opening Day Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest, sponsored by Studio Savvy and Cuviello Agency. Contestants are invited to don their finest Hollywood-era attire and compete for more than $3,000 in cash and prizes. Guest judges include the Nubry sisters Britt Hackmann and Gretchen Hackmann, Kelly Emberg, Leonard Simpson, and Heather Lake. (www.dmtc.com/calendar/detail/fashion)
Access the Ranch & Coast digital issue here: http://ranchandcoast.uberflip.com/i/407239/43
CW 6 interviews Deena Von Yokes of Studio Savvy Salon about the Opening Day fashion contest, and the opening day of the Bing Crosby Season. The fans fashion fun day started at 11 a.m. with our Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest, a fall version of the hat contest on the first day of the regular summer season. The contest had $3,000 in prizes for most glamorous, best-dressed couple and best celebrity lookalike.
Watch as NBC 7 announces the Del Mar races kick off of the inaugural fall season paying tribute to the track’s founder and Hollywood icon Bing Crosby. Deena and the Studio Savvy team show off some of the early morning fashions, before we all got back to work and kept preparing models for the rest of the morning interviews.
Here we are, Deena, Eileen, Brook and Victoria at Fox5 morning show doing our bit to promote the Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest and the Opening Day of the Bing Crosby Season at the Del Mar Race Track. We’ve got the Bling ready for Bing and Opening Day!
Models, Brooke in a glamorous version of a pin-up look, and Christiana with the pill top hair style looks amazing. Both are wearing Designer Dresses by Gladis Pleitez. Make-up is artfully done by Eileen Haligowski of Studio Savvy Salon and Mirror Mirror On The Wall Makeup
In case you cannot tell, Deena goes the extra mile to give credit to everyone around her, but don’t lose sight of those fantastic hairstyles that she masterfully creates, and her amazing fashion sense to orchestrate these looks.
Get ready for one of the biggest theme parties & fashion contests ever to hit San Diego this November 7th, Opening Day of the Bing Crosby Season at Del Mar
Show off your hottest Hollywood Style & Glam by dressing up and entering the “Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest“. Men, Women and Couples, you can all compete for more than $3,000 in cash & prizes just by dressing up and competing to be one of Hollywoods Best Dressed! Sign-up between at 11am and 1:30pm in Plaza de Mexico, located just inside the Stretch Run Admission gates.
Opening Day is always one of San Diego’s biggest parties, so don’t miss out. Everyone is invited to dress up. Be a stunning beauty from the 30’s & 40’s, a true Hollywood Celebrity, or a fabulous duo. So lets party it up and show everyone your inner Hollywood Star! All entrants will receive two free admission passes to the Fall races. We can’t wait to see you.
THREE FASHION SUPERPOWER’S, ONE FASHION PHENOMENON!
A fashion Diva, Stylist and Photographer, use fashion prowess to benefit Women in Need.
September 22nd, 2014, San Diego, CA – Fashion is a force that can change lives. Most people view fashion as an artistic expression. It’s more than that for three female fashion professionals, Kelly Emberg, Meg Pasetta and Deena Von Yokes. For these ladies, fashion is a way of life and a way to empower others, especially the disadvantaged.
Studio Savvy team was up very early to be dressed to the nines this year at Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track. So happy to have Christine Moore back from New York to celebrate the day with her high fashion hat pieces! They paired gorgeously with dresses from Nicole Miller. The day started with news segments on NBC, KUSI, and CW, Deena shared about the Hat Contest and how to look your best on Race Day.
Deena Von Yokes Of Studio Savvy Salon Wears Many Hats For The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 20th Annual “Opening Day Hats Contest”.
July 13th, 2014, Del Mar, CA – The flag is up… and Opening Day hat contestants are getting ready to go. This Thursday, July 17th 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. Deena is the Master Stylist, Colorist and owner of Studio Savvy Salon located in Ranch Santa Fe. Deena 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”. Deena wears no less than 6 hats on Opening Day which include: Stylist, Hat Contest Sponsor, Prize Donor, Contest Judge, Fashion Exhibitor, Contributor and Assisting Coordinator. Deena 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”. Deena and her crew were absolutely stunning at last years 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 will be making an appearance at the “Studio Savvy Designer Hats Trunk Show” from 10am to Noon on Tuesday, July 15th. 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 2 days before Opening Day. Invited by Deena 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. Kelly’s gardening passions can be followed on her blog at http://kellyemberg.com. Kelly will bring her exquisite design flair to the judges table for this 20th year of the “Opening Day Hats Contest”. Thanks to Deena’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 Deena, the artists and Studio Savvy Salon, then visit http://www.StudioSavvySalon.com and make yourself an appointment. Tickets for Opening Day at Del Mar on Thursday July 17th are available from the Del Mar Race Track ticket office and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club web site at http://www.dmtc.com. The site has all the details on entering the “Opening Day Hats Contest”. ### If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Deena Von Yokes, please call Studio Savvy at (858) 793-1581
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Do You Want The Perfect Hat For Opening Day?
July 12th, 2014, Ranch Santa Fe, CA – Don’t let the coastal low clouds of the past few mornings fool you. You will definitely need a stunning lid this sunny summer season, and especially for the 2014 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s smashing party of horse racing and regalia on Opening Day in Del Mar. The ocean temps are up, and so is the fervor of all the fashion lovers in town. There is no better opportunity to find yourself a new topper for your favorite and new outfits than the “Studio Savvy Designer Hats Trunk Show” on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15th & 16th at Studio Savvy Salon in Rancho Santa Fe. Located just 5 miles East of the seaside Del Mar Race Track, Studio Savvy Salon is hosting this incredible storefront sale of the best and most beautiful hats you can find anywhere. For a map to Studio Savvy Salon at 16081 San Dieguito Road in Rancho Santa Fe, visit http://www.studiosavvysalon.com/location/
Published on September 5, 2013
The Del Mar Race Track was “Haute As Ever” at a social event in late August. The fashion-filled day was billed to be the world’s largest Instagram meet-up in that hundreds of Instragram users were in attendance. A highlight of the event was the haute 1940s fashion flashback and their connection to horse racing at Del Mar.
“Depicting what the Del Mar Race Track was like back in forties was great fun,” shared Deena Von Yokes of Studio Savvy Salon. Deena’s team of hair and make-up stylists, along with hats by Christine A. Moore Millinery made gorgeous reproductions of 1940s fashion on models and race track patrons alike. A variety of clothing styles, classic automobiles, lounge room sets and jazz from the era allowed attendees to truly have a way of transcending time for an afternoon.
HIGH FASHION PHOTO SHOOT – CONCEPT AND STYLED BY DEENA VON YOKES OF STUDIO SAVVY.
HAIR – DEENA VON YOKES OF STUDIO SAVVY
MAKE UP – EILEEN HALIGOWSKI OF STUDIO SAVVY
CLOTHING – TRE BOUTIQUE
JEWELRY – SWEET BLING
LOCATION – LE DIMORA INTERIOR FURNISHINGS
PHOTOGRAPHY – VALENTINE STUDIOS