The fashion-forward “Race Day Fashion Show & Luncheon” was held on June 26 in Rancho Santa Fe. This is the time of year when racegoers are getting excited about opening day at Del Mar, which is just around the corner on Wednesday, July 17. Denise and Bertrand Hug hosted this stylish event in their Mille Fleurs Restaurant. The French villa-style restaurant was the perfect setting for this fashion show and gave racegoers the opportunity to pick out their perfect outfit. Chef Sean McCart prepared the luncheon for the guests. Models delighted everyone with tearoom modeling while they dined.
The fashions were choreographed by Maggie Bobileff and featured Italian designers. Luisa Spagnoli creates high-quality business casual garments. Spagnoli is a very successful Italian brand known for their excellent workmanship. Tricot Chic is a luxury line of boho chic styles made in Italy. These styles are perfect for resort wear. Olvi’s Lace is handmade and may be made to order with your exact measurements. These luxurious garments are made with French stretch lace and come in a multitude of colors. The result is a must-have feminine style with a perfect fit.
The models were decked out in accessories to finish their outfits. Two of the lovely models were past Miss California winners. One of the two jewelry designers was Sette Devine, who makes silver and gold pleated fashion jewelry. The other was high-end jewelry designer, Jacqui Grande. She will be sponsoring an $18,000 necklace for an upcoming event, The Art of Fashion. The outfits were topped off with hats and fascinators from Designer Millinery.
The guests were able to shop outside of Mille Fleurs Restaurant in its charming courtyard. A vendor boutique was set up and everyone had so much fun shopping for the perfect opening day outfit at the races. Maggie Bobileff had the Italian designer outfits in the fashion show available for purchase. Designer Millinery sold hats and fascinators. Sette Devine Jewelry had a table with their jewelry and Over the Top Gifts offered an array of Ooh La La handbags.
The event benefited the local charity: The Country Friends, which is “Helping San Diegans, One Hand at a Time.” This nonprofit was formed in 1954 to raise funds for local human care agencies providing services for women, children, the elderly, the military and persons with disabilities in San Diego County.
Race Day Fashion Show & Luncheon is one of the many events they organize each year. Look for their big event, the 64th annual Art of Fashion Runway Show & Luncheon on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information about this organization, contact Suzanne M. Newman, president at 858-756-1192.
July 6- Fashion Pit is a punk-forward fashion show brought by Couture Syndicate at Jolt’n Joe’s beginning at 7 p.m. For tickets: bit.ly/2JcQWVi
July 18- Her Universe Fashion Show (geek couture) returns to San Diego Comic-Con. Founder is Ashley Eckstein and the show will be at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, Harbor Ballroom at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
July 30-ARISE presented by Raw San Diego at 6 p.m. The event will be at the House of Blues located at 1055 Fifth Ave. For tickets, visit: www.rawartists.org/tickets/purchase/2606/ga
— Diana Cavagnaro is an internationally renowned couture milliner based in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Learn more about our hat designer, teacher and blogger at www.DianaCavagnaro.com.