Fashion & Design
Fashion for Charity, a non-profit organization that supports other non-profits by raising funds hosting fashion inspired events, hosted “Tea at 2″ to benefit the Casimiro Global Foundation and an introduction to its ‘Young Women’s Leadership Camps.’ Guests enjoyed an afternoon of tea, fashion show, beauty lounge, raffles and live entertainment. Dominican designer and fashion powerhouse, Gianinna Azar debuted her Summer ‘13 collection of tunic dresses. Beauty lounge was sponsored by Blow Dry Bar Midtown, and Oasis Dream Spa, sweet treats were provided by Sweet & Tipsy Cupcakes; and live entertainment by rising talent, singer, pianist and New World School of the Arts student, Enjelique White.
Chapman Partnership‘s Womenade hosted the 4th Annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes Fashion Show and Luncheon, chaired by Bronwyn Miller, Irene Korge and Migna Sanchez. The luncheon featured a vintage fashion showcase, themed “Deco Riveria,” produced by C. Madeleine’s and directed by Danny Santiago, hair styling and makeup by Rik Rak Salon.Boutique.Bar. Honorees include Terry Buoniconti, Ana Codina, Lizette Diaz, Jennifer Naszradi, Phillis Oeters, Rita Ramirez, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Katy Sorenson, Tara Solomon, and Boo Zamek.
Womenade is a membership made up of women from all walks of life who are committed to the mission of increasing awareness and revenue for Chapman Partnership. Funds generated through membership and events assist the women and children who reside at one of our facilities and are looking to rebuild their lives.
Chapman Partnership is the private sector partner of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, operating two Homeless Assistance Centers in downtown Miami and Homestead. Chapman Partnership offers a comprehensive, holistic approach through on-site services and partnerships to help residents attain self-sufficiency and housing stability. These resources include a wide array of programs that go far beyond just emergency shelter. They include comprehensive case management, health and dental care, day care, job development and training, job placement, permanent housing assistance and much more, all under one roof.
Pictures by: photoActiva
Village of Merrick Park debuted its new signature event, In the Now @ Village of Merrick Park, the first annual two-day fashion and trend event designed to introduce fashionistas to the latest collections at Village of Merrick Park, while raising funds for charity.
The inaugural event included a special appearance by Nigel Barker, celebrity fashion photographer, former America’s Next Top Model judge and currently the host of The Face on the Oxygen Network. Barker was on hand to take photos with top shoppers from the day one at Village of Merrick Park, and discuss the latest beauty and fashion trends from around the world. In the Now @ Village of Merrick Park also featured runway shows by Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, as well as in-store experiences, trunk shows and more. The opening night also served as the official kick-off to the St. Jude Miami gala, FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars. The dynamic host committee for In the Now @ Village of Merrick Park is hosted by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Executive Committee.
Nigel Barker also unveiled his latest photo exhibition RAW: Presented by Rock Paper Photo, with 10 percent of all sales of the photos going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
Pictures by: photoActiva
Miami Heels, a trendy, modern, and fashionable high-end shoe store in Miami opened their store in Aventura, on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The Real Housewives of Miami stars, Lea Black and Lisa Hochstein, Miss Elaine Lancaster, and also Miss Florida USA, Michelle Aguirre, showed their support to Suni, Miami Heels store owner.
More than 140 guests had the chance to catch up with Real Housewives of Miami, the fabulous Miss Elaine Lancaster, and the beautiful Miss Florida USA, while shopping for the latest trends of the season in shoe fashion and accessories. Decadent appetizers paired with pinktinis and rose champagne were served while a live DJ played upbeat music. All guests received gift bags upon their departure, as a personal thank you for helping make the store opening a true celebration.
Miami Heels offers an affordable and exclusive shopping experience and atmosphere complete with trendy and affordable items, perfect for the true Miami woman. President, Suni strives to stand out from the average shoe stores in Miami. Her mission is to make Miami Heels different from other shoe stores with trendy décor and luxurious environment and outstanding personal service.
“Step into spring” with South Florida’s movers and shakers and high-style trendsetters and spring fashion show featuring the hottest looks from the runway. Our very own Fashion and Style Editor Dee Trillo of Haute Frugalista strut the catwalk, alongside 17 Miami bloggers in their hand-picked looks from a selection of The Shops’ most coveted stores. The runway show was hosted by Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet and emceed by Miami fashionista, Tiffany Perez. The city’s top style bloggers strut the catwalk modeling everything from beach-chic swimwear and accessories, to Easter Sunday’s best dresses and the hottest in spring couture. The event included men’s and women’s looks from the following stores: Ann Taylor, Old Navy, MIXX shoes, Swim n’ Sport, and White House | Black Market, among others. Guests also enjoyed a Sephora Beauty Bar offering makeup touchups, a fashion photo booth, music and complimentary light bites and beverages courtesy of Brio Tuscan Grille. The fashion bloggers included:
Bianca Sanchez of Bianca’s Fashion Corner
Casey Garcia of Sweet Savvy Street
Charnele Michel of Cha Cha The Fashion Genius
Dee Trillo of Haute Frugalista
Dianna Hughes of Adventures in Her Stilettos
Gissi Jimenez of The Architect of Style
Jana Rose Carrero of OJ and Cigs
Kara Endres of Sprinkle in Springs
Kiana Barnes of Young Wilde & Free
Kristin Clark of Living in Color Print
Kirstin Foley Anderson of Kirstin Marie
Leila Salazar of Keeping It Pretty
Luana Cantuarias of Fashionista Latina
Maika Moulite of Glam Life Blog
Martha Dominguez of Princess Martha
Netty of The Fashionable ESQ
Rachelle Porsanna of Pink Sole
Zaida Hernandez of Zaida’s Zone
Jorge Perez, famed Ready-To-Wear designer of Betsy Moss, will present the Betsy Moss Spring/Summer 2013 collection at Bella Beach Club at Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Betsy Moss is recognized as a glamorous, yet affordable international clothing brand, that focuses on chic and figure-flattering pieces.
The exclusive invite-only soiree, sponsored by Cover Girl Cosmetics, will be held during Winter Music Conference in celebration of the third year anniversary of Betsy Moss. Guest will enjoy cocktails provided by Chambord Flavored Vodka and Tequila Herradura, as well as, sweets and cupcakes by Powdered Sugar.
Miami International Fashion Week has a lot to celebrate this year seeing as it’s the event’s 15th year in existence. With a crossover of international culture from designers, entertainers and celebrities from around the world including Spain, India, Italy, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Kingdom of Bahrain, Pakistan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and all countries throughout South and Central America presenting their latest collections in women’s day and evening wear, men’s wear, swimwear, jewelry and accessories with hundreds of international media, jet-setters and fashion royalty attending the shows. The Culinary Style Café sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Centerplate and Johnson & Wales University featured a different celebrity chef each night preparing a fashionable tasting menu reflecting the countries and cultures of the designers showing during the event. Each course wa accompanied with a different wine pairing to further compliment the dish. Miami International Fashion Week Opening Night was Miami style showcase featuring Florida’s Fashion Stars
Prelude Designers: Erin Healy, Crystal 4 U and Lisu Vega
Miami Style Designers: Julian Chang, Kayce Armstrong for Art of Shade, Viviana G. for Petit Pois, Fabrizio de Castro, Nicolas Felizola Evening & Bridal Couture.
Hosted by Bill and Giuliana Rancic, the 2nd Annual event show will feature 1,440 looks – one per minute- over a period of 24 hours. The show is inspired by American cotton trends for every part of the day and occasion in a fashion fan’s life, whether it be hitting the gym, going to work, enjoying a night out on the town or even attending a formal event.
Some of the fashion icons slated to make special appearances at the show include actress Camilla Belle; author, fashion designer and television personality Lauren Conrad; comedian and television personality Michael Yo; and fashion journalist and television personality Louise Roe. The show will also feature the Who’s Who of Miami, including DJ Jessica Who, DJ Irie and DJ Ross One.
Guests joined for the opening of the Bunny Yeager Studio in Miami’s Wynwood Art District, with a cocktail reception and Lingerini (which specializes in lingerie and bikini hybrids) fashion presentation. Following the fête, Yeager launched the Center for Visual Communication (CVC) Miami Masters studio program, a new initiative that provides workshop and exhibition facilities to South Florida artists.
Bunny Yeager is the legendary model, photographer, writer and swimsuit designer whose pictures of Bettie Page catapulted both Page and Yeager to fame in 1954. The publication of Yeager’s centerfold photo of Bettie Page in Playboy launched Yeager’s photographic career and began a lifelong friendship with Hugh Hefner, the magazine’s publisher. Yeager’s new studio is a permanent venue for the artist to continue her work as a portrait photographer, complete new projects and present an ongoing exhibition of her most famous images of women at their most natural and seductive.
Yeager defined a new genre of portraiture with her sensual images of the girl next door and with her self portraits. Beginning with her early photographs for men’s magazines in the 1950′s she produced compelling images both in the studio and on location. Her groundbreaking work inspired and influenced a new generation of photographers from Cindy Sherman to those who shoot swimsuit models outdoors for Sports Illustrated.
Based in Miami since the 1950′s, Yeager developed special techniques for camera, location and lighting that mark each of her images as indelibly hers. Yeager is a master at envisioning and bringing out the unique qualities of the female form in each of her models. The tricks and secrets of her direct and beguiling images are published in over 30 books she has written over the last 50 years. Her newest book Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom by Petra Mason, Rizzoli, 2012, features over 250 classic images, many in full page format.
Yeager’s new studio will feature an exhibition area presenting her most iconic images of Bettie Page and the other models she discovered and brought to the attention of an entire generation of men who still find them captivating.
Pictures by: Alejandro Gringuito Lopez
The 25th Annual “Premio Lo Nuestro” gathered the most stylish and talented Latin music entertainers. The awards, which are bestowed yearly to the artists that receive the most radio airplay, give listeners the opportunity to determine the winners by voting online from a list of nominees. Pitbull, Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Robi Draco, Thalia and Prince Royce, Chino y Nacho, David Visbal and Juan Luis Guerra were some of the performers that filled the stage with energy, unforgettable songs and fun choreographies.
Candela Ferro, Ninel Conde, Maite Perroni, Thalia, Chinquinquira Delgado, Fanny Lu, Alicia Machado, Olga Tanon, Pedro Fernandez, Raul de Molina, David Visbal, and Chino y Nacho were among the stars that walked down the red carpet donning fashion forward designer pieces. Trends of the night included embellishments, sheer fabrics, slits, sleves, blush and jewel tones.
Some of the showstoppers were: Thalia’s red Moroccan-inspired gown with beaded neckline and cuffs; Maite Perroni in a sparkled long-sleeved dress with a thigh high frontal slit. Olga Tanon in a menswear inspired white and black suit. Fanny Lu in a soft pink structured strapless gown. Ninel Conde in a mermaid-style strapless gown with Swarovski crystals encrusted top and a ruffled train.
Pictures by: Nicholas Stipcianos