That special time of summer that San Diegans look forward to all year is almost upon us…Opening Day at the Del Mar Races! Every July thousands of southern Californians turn up for Opening Day dressed to the nines and ready to impress. The past few years in particular have seen a greater emphasis on Race Day fashion with the races almost becoming the backdrop, rather than the main event.
Opening Day is, after all, hailed as one of the hottest beachside events on the west coast. Where else can fashion-forward guests place big bets, cheer on fast horses and participate in the “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest?” With winnings of the contest topping out at $5,000, the hat and style game needs to be on point.
Opening day at the races is one of the many reasons we were thrilled to get a sneak peak into the new summer collection from one of San Diego’s favorite clothing brands, Mia Brazilia. Any Opening Day veteran knows that the occasion practically requires an unforgettable hat and eye-catching dress, but with over 45,000 plus attendees, it can be difficult to find something special and unique.
Mia Brazilia’s Summer Collection of hats, dresses, and active wear is heavily influenced with an infusion of fun, a free-spirit, and the joy of living that perfectly embodies the spirit of summer and Opening Day.
Founder and designer of Mia Brazilia, Kaneta Harmon, creates flirty and unique designs that flatter every body type and can’t help but inspire an extra dose of confidence. Special cuts and fabrics lift what needs to be lifted and smooths out tricky areas, all while staying light and comfortable. Perfect for women who want to actually focus on enjoying a sunny San Diego day in paradise and not have to worry about constantly adjusting an uncomfortable dress.
With the new addition of lacy, bold, and bright dresses, flirty fascinators and stunning hats, Mia Brazilia’s Summer Collection was practically made for the unique Southern Californian style of Del Mar’s Opening Day.
Where to Buy
Everything in the line can be purchased through their website at www.miabrazilia.com, which also includes incredible “workout hangout” active wear that can be worn out straight from the gym.
Also available at fashion and trunk shows in the area, select yoga and Pilates studios, spas, gyms and hotels. Local San Diego vendors include Frog’s Club One, Bird Rock Bikini, as well as offering private fittings for local San Diego County customers.