photos taken by Valentine Studios & Jody Lynn Photography

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.