Showing posts with label swim week. Show all posts
Showing posts with label swim week. Show all posts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

PANDORA X Suboo Resort/Swim 2015

 Photo Credit:  Mike Coppola of Getty Images / Ed Kavishe/

Mercedes-Benz Swim Week was quite the model-strutting, trend baring experience this time around in Miami Beach.  Despite sweating profusely and the endless foot blisters that I developed from attempting to rock heels all day, there were some gorgeous new collections debuted.  Conveniently enough, I had access to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week VIP Star Lounge where guests could nibble on light bites, grab a glass of bubbly, mingle, and refresh prior to the shows.   Before Suboo's show, I had my makeup touched up by the Vincent Longo team and felt human once again.

Bold prints paired with sexy cuts offer a unique combination of distinctive swimwear that can be both wearable and luxurious.  Australian-bred swimwear line, Suboo, debuted its 2015 Resort & Swimwear collection at Mercedes-Benz Swim Week with its signature melding of designer and contemporary fashion.  Paired with minimalistic PANDORA charm bracelets, and neutral footwear introduces a fashion forward approach for a poolside cocktail.

I had a chance to sit down over brunch at the Mondrian Hotel alongside Suboo's Creative Director, Sue Di Chio, for a sneak peek at fashion show details later in the evening.  Known for her chic sensibility, Di Chio put a twist on sporty swimwear by incorporating palm and tropical prints in addition to adding classic images of modern dance.  Di Chio says,

"This season we were inspired by the aesthetic and movement of modern dance.  This collection is all about taking a classic piece and deconstructing to both respect and free it simultaneously."

The show featured jewelry from PANDORA, shoes by Schutz, hair by Nick Irwin for Catwalk by TIGI, makeup by Vincent Longo, nails by Zoya, tanning by Per-fekt, and styling by Sarah Schussheim.

View my look on POPSUGAR, where I break down my favorite Summer trend and details!

What I'm rocking:
Houndstooth Set c/o PIXIE MARKET
Bracelet c/o PANDORA
Bracelets by EXPRESS
Rings c/o Pretty Beachy
Block-heels by Biondini Paris

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Style Saves X FORD Beauty Suite Yacht

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim has officially come to an end, but the reminiscence of it still lingers around.  To kick off the fashion mecca of sexy swimwear and 6-foot tall models wandering Miami Beach, FORD ARTISTS and Style Saves hosted a lavish beauty suite aboard the 100 foot Venetian Lady at the Fountainbleau Marina.  Elite media and VIP fashiongoers hopped on the beautiful yacht for a little pampering featuring complimentary make-up applications, a pop-up Intermix shop, KEURIG coffee, Trina Turk lounge, blowouts, manicures, B-12 shots, massages by Exhale Spa, and KINARA Skin Care treatments.  

What I'm rocking:
Hat c/o ASOS
Top by H&M
Shorts by ATIKSHOP
Shoes by Biondini Paris
Bracelet c/o Alex and Ani

Thursday, July 3, 2014

DIY: Slimming Belly Wrap

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and the possibility of wearing a bikini for tomorrow's cookout or day at a lake-house is quite likely.  To curb the dreaded "how am I going to squeeze into this without appearing bloated" moment, I'm sharing my at-home slimming belly wrap to help lose inches off the waist in one night (insert Jennifer Hudson singing One Night Only here).  In all seriousness, I love to apply this belly wrap the night before I have a special event or photo shoot because it helps tighten up the core and get rid of fluid-based toxins.  I recently shot with Alexander Tamargo for the 2nd Escape Miami Lounge which will take place during Mercedes-Benz Swim Week, and applied this wrap pre-shoot.  

What you will need:

Let me know if you decide to try it out!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Xtra Life Lycra and Jantzen Present The History of Swim Event Recap

During Mercedes-Benz Swim Week, I had the pleasure of receiving a special invite to The History of Swim event presented by Xtra Life Lycra Brand and Jantzen swimwear.  The unique exhibit of swimwear from 1915-2013 took place at The Raleigh Hotel's pool deck area on July 21st from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm as part of Mercedes-Benz Swim Week.  Exhibited as an array of photos, illustrations and ads, the images portrayed the story of swimwear from wool "swim costumes" to today's modern and sexy designs.  Jantzen played a leading role by defining the bust line in swimwear while Lycra's innovative fiber revolutionized swimwear design and fit.

Top fashion socialites and runway show goers sipped on refreshing cocktails while light bites were passed around for guests to enjoy.  Beautiful models showcased the new Jantzen collection for key industry press and buyers, wearing fresh swimwear pieces.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ultramodern Shimmer.

As one of the main highlights of the Spring/Summer 2013 runways, metallic clothing is shining with a fresh rendition of new fashion.  Combining pastels with leathers and high-shine textures creates a nostalgic effect that leaves an endless fashion statement.  I know what you may be thinking - aren't metallics for space age suits or Sci-fi movies?  No.  Finding a balance between elegance and a casual relaxed look is key to embracing the metallic trend.

Metallics pair well with confidence, a relaxed attitude, feminine pieces, basic black, and bold hues.  Silver metallics have a fundamental element that remains classic and adds an extra level of contrast to a variety of looks, reaching cutting-edge levels of polish with a futurist twist .

What I'm Rocking:
Top by H&M
Shorts by F21
Shoes by Demand Shoes (Luichiny)
Bag by JPK Handbags
Bracelet by House of Dion
Belt by Express

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Miami Swim Week Kicks Off with Peroni and Roxy

In spite of the copious rain downpours, Miami fashion-goers made their way out to kick off Mercedes-Benz Swim Week 2013.  Peroni invited select guests for the 2nd annual "Sneak Peek Swim Kick Off" at the Soho Beach House penthouse, complete with Peroni beverages and a live DJ on the 1's and 2's.  Italia Independent gifted myself and the other top Miami fashion bloggers with custom Miami Swim Week 2013 sunglasses, which are fabulous with blue velvet frames and mirrored lenses.

The Roxy Pop Surf event at The Raleigh and Ocean Drive magazine party at the Surfcomber were moved indoors.  Roxy showcased a fashion presentation filled with bright and vibrant colors, Hawaiian prints, and bold patterns.  One aspect of Miami that I've noticed in my time here is that rain or poor weather doesn't keep anybody inside.

Friday, July 19, 2013

CoverGirl | Premios Juventud Easy Breezy Summer Event

Despite the massive downpour of rain, Miami has become the fashion mecca for Mercedes-Benz Swim Week with plenty of fab parties and events throughout the surrounding area.  Yesterday, I was invited to an afternoon of beauty featuring the latest trends and CoverGirl products in Coral Gables.  My favorite newbie is the Smoochies Lip Balm - it's the perfect balance of creamy and full coverage.  Girls were invited to a pop-up experience to see all of CoverGirl's hot new products, receive makeup touch-ups get summer manicures, and score new CoverGirl goodies as well.

Premios Juventud (Youthfulness Awards) is an awards show in the areas of film, music, sports, fashion, and pop culture, presented by the television network Univision.  Becky G, the newest CoverGirl, performed last night at the Premios Juventud awards show and prepped for the evening under the CoverGirl tents!  Did anybody see the Pitbull and J-LO performance?  Hot.

Products used for Becky G's red carpet look:

CoverGirl 342 Clean Whipped Creme Foundation, Medium Beige

CoverGirl 120 Clean Glow, Bronzer Spices

CoverGirl Cheekers Blush, Classic Pink 

CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder Natural Beige (N) 140

CoverGirl 330 Flamed Out Shadow Pencil, Gold Flame

CoverGirl 310 Flamed Out Shadow Pencil, Red Hot Flame

CoverGirl 250 Ink It by Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner, Charcoal Ink

CoverGirl 300 Flamed Out Mascara, Very Black Blaze

Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Flame 300