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.
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“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
Sally Golan of Social Exposure, NYC-based event powerhouse, teams up with renowned art gastro venue Haven Lounge to present “The Safe Haven Artist Lounge” during Winter Music Conference. An electric dance party with the best of house, techno and progressive, along with sponsored cocktails by Absolut from 10pm to 11pm!
Electronic Dance Music lovers will have the chance to get up-close and personal with some of the best talents in the House music scene. The soiree seeks to give press and avid fans a real VIP experience, in a sophisticated and intimate approach, with out the headache of getting stepped-on by thousands of club goers. This specialized series of events is a celebration of the acclaimed Peter Mac Agency, which houses some of the world’s biggest names from Timo Mass and Danny Tenaglia to even Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas.
The Safe Haven Artists Lounge event will feature an opening by BASS REPUBLIC, electric sounds of PROK + FITCH and head lined by the renowned DJ DAVID PENN. It will be an opportunity to enjoy great music without having to deal with an over-crowded setting! Tweet @ExposingNYC and use hashtag #SafeHavenWMC for more info and fun updates. Guests are welcome to attend in neon/bright colors to go with the electric neon theme.
The PGA Tour’s World Golf Championships- Cadillac Championship will be held at Trump Doral from March 6th to March 10th. The PGA TOUR has played in Doral for more than 50 years, and to restore it to its former grandeur, The Trump Hotel Collection™ purchased Miami’s iconic Doral Golf Resort & Spa to facilitate a $200 million renovation. The yearly event hosts the best golfers from across the globe, and this year, it will also extend the entertainment with: Live On The Green Charity Social Weekend. The nightly events will be filled with fashion and music to add a fun flare to the Championship.
On March 8, Miami Heat’s very own DJ Irie, will host and provide the music for a runway show featuring the summer looks by celebrity designer Nicolas Felizola. Felizola, who has been featured in various publications as one of the 100 most Outstanding Artists of the 21st Century, is a go-to designer for Hispanic entertainers, artists and jet-setters. The fashion show will benefit the Irie Foundation, an organization that seeks to improve the lives of South Florida’s youth, through educational and extracurricular opportunities.
On March 9, the excitement of the entertainment-filled weekend continues with a performance by Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas. Taboo, a multi-platinum American hip hop artist, has sold out arenas all over the world and accrued millions of fans because of his high energy performances. The benefiting charity from the concert will include the Little Dreams Foundation, which seeks to fulfill the dreams of young talent pursuing music, sports and the arts.
Guests attending the Cadillac Championship event throughout the day will get a general admission ticket to the weekend events. However, anyone can purchase VIP tickets, that include full open bar, access to the VIP lounge area and to the exclusive after parties, for the fashion show and concert.
Her City Card, the club for women who love to shop, play and network, invited South Florida ladies to “Let’s Get Lucky! Her City Night Miami.” Powered by parent company InterviewHer.com, the social event shopping and networking event included discounted shopping with merchandise up to 70% off, along with complimentary beauty treatments, prize giveaways and loaded swag bags for VIP ticket holders.
In addition, the exclusive “Get Lucky” session, by guest speaker Nikki Novo, guests were helped to turn their dreams into a reality whether it is revamping their personal lives or careers. A personal-development writer and self-love preacher, Nikki is the creator of The Charmed Life School and The Love Club with Nikki Novo, co-founder of Working Girls Workshop and author of the popular self-help/love blog “The Art of You & Me.”
A portion of the event proceeds will go to FINCA.org, a microfinance organization that helps fund women-owned start-up businesses in the most impoverished regions of the world. Guest will enjoy Complimentary “Lucky Her” cocktails and bites, as well as, Specialty drinks & food menu al night long.
Pictures by: Alejandro Gringuito Lopez
Valentina Hidalgo, owner of local boutique Vahife, along with three of Miami’s most prominent bloggers: Annie Vazquez, Daniela Ramirez and Katrina Salmen, cordially extents an invitation to an evening of fashion, music and artistic displays. Trend Evolution merges fashion, music, shopping and art in an effort to gain proceeds towards Care Resource in Miami, Florida which offers services beyond a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS to provide primary medical services to encompass children, youth, families and seniors with a focus on our lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Care Resource is an organization that provides HIV/AIDS research, prevention, care and treatment services to people in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Through Care Resource, individuals living with HIV/AIDS have access at a “one-stop” location to primary medical care, oral health care, clinical trials and research studies. In addition, they can also have obtain information and referrals, medical case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, temporary assistance to needy families (TANF), emergency rent/mortgage and utility assistance, food and transportation vouchers, food bank groceries and counseling and testing.
GG’s Art Work, Acid Flame by Genesis Fonseca, Valeria Amaral Designs, Bamn by Shavelle, Orange Caramelo by Andreina Flores, FP Art, and Enna Llorac by Caroll Anne Malloya are some of the designers and artists participating in the event. Guests will enjoy complimentary alcoholic beverages, small bites and sweet treats throughout the evening.
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.
Renowned skincare line Clarins and Macys invite you to get the VIP scoop on their latest skin innovative: Clarins Double Serum Hydric and Lipidic System. The revolutionary Complete Age Control Concentrate focuses on rebuilding the 5 most vital functions for skin’s youth and beauty: Hydration, Oxygenation, Nutrition, Regeneration and Protection.
Join them on an evening of beauty and treats while getting a sneak peek at Clarins 2013 Skincare Collection. Bernadette Bran, Clarins Celebrity Skincare Expert, will be on-site to show attendees the must-haves and must-dos for glowing, radiant skin and flawless complexion. Clarins will pamper guests with complementary gift bags filled with exclusive products and samples.
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
Market America and shop.com hosted a free entrepreneurial seminar at their Annual World Conference at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The event showcased how they combine advanced internet technology with online shopping to form the most robust entrepreneurial platform on the market today. JR Ridinger, Loren Ridinger, Amber Ridinger, LaLa Anthony and Scott Pipen talked to the crowd about the new Motives cosmetics, Motives by LaLa and Lumiere de Vie products, how to become entrepreneurs and the power of social media in the business world.
Over the last 20 years, the company has generated a revenue in excess of $4 million dollars in retail sales and created hundreds of millionaires The seminar was also held in Spanish to spotlight Latino entrepreneurship and and teach attendees how they can capitalize on the company’s expanding Latin business in the United States, UK, Spain, Mexico and Colombia, among others.
Market America wrapped their 2013 World Conference, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, but not before leaving their guests in awe. Market America and SHOP.COM surprised the audience with a grand finale surprise performance by one of the most renowned Latin artists worldwide, and winner of 18 Latin Grammys and three Grammys, singer songwriter Alejandro Sanz.
Filomena Fernandez, a woman’s apparel brand founded by Maritza Fernandez, is a collection of garments inspired by Latin American and Asian cultures. The injection of cultural influences including deepened femininity and minimalism results in a women’s wear line that is at once practical and wearable. A fresh approach to the reinvention of everyday basics is enveloped in a distinctively laid-back yet modern look. Filomena Fernandez’s first outpost is located in Coral Gables, Florida.
The presentation of originality and flair is created with the utmost attention to detail to make a woman feel confident and refined. Each garment is carefully crafted to ensure comfort, durability and most importantly, ease in maintenance. Filomena
The decidedly minimalistic designs – clean lines fluidly captured throughout each collection – are inspired by Fernandez’s four-year tenure in Tokyo and the consumption of the Asian aesthetic, rich culture and purity of life. All fabrics are selected for its appeal, comfort and preservation in mind. Cotton, jersey, silk and microfibers are the foundation for garments, while lace, fine gauze, chiffon, tencel and tulle are frequented for Filomena Fernandez’s most elegant pieces. Embellishments range from crochet and embroidery to pleats. Lace is a common feature, as it lends a romantic touch to classics.
The 2013 collection fantasizes as a bohemian romance with effortlessly transitional garments for day and night. Fernandez infused basic hues of black, white, gray and khaki with the coolness of pinks, oranges, yellows and floral prints. Traditional silhouettes of a less structured fit; however, each garment is infused with the brand’s novelty of simple and sharp pieces.
Pictures by: Reactions Photography
In commemoration of National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association, Macy’s and Siempre Mujer celebrated the Find Your Red shopping parties at Macy’s Aventura Mall. Women all over the country were able to purchase red clothing and accessories, while learning more about the Go Red for Women campaign.
María Cristina Marrero, Editor-in-Chief of SiempreMujer, hosted the fashion show in honor of Find Your Red while explaining the latest trends from different brands available at Macys. The runway looks ranged from daytime to evening dresses, all in an effort to promoting the color red as a symbol of Heart Health. Carlos Javier Aranzales, Horoscope Editor and astrologer for siempremujer.com, gave one-on-one birth chart readings to the attendees who enjoyed learning about the horoscope and its meaning.
The goal of Siempre Mujer’s partnership is to create awareness in the Latino community about the importance of heart disease prevention. Macy’s & AHA have launched the Find Your Red campaign, which encourages women to wear red with style and creativity while promoting the importance of a healthy heart.
Pictures by: Derek Gil and Siempre Mujer
New York City it’s once again the chosen location for an edgy and bold TV series. After the end of the Sex and the City and Gossip Girl era, the slot for a sexy comedy-drama that focused on women and their relationships, was vastly opened. HBO, known for their openness towards controversial projects, could not stay away from a sassy, honest and realistic depiction of today’s young women in the city. Enter here Lena Dunham’s creative project: Girls. A series based on the struggles and journey of an aspiring writer, Hannah, and her eclectic group of friends in New York.
Reminiscing of Carrie or Serena and their crew? Well, think again. The hilarious and frank script, mostly written by Lena Dunham, shies away from the over abundance of fashion references and jet-setting trips, and puts everyday situations as the focal point of the show. Continuing with the openness towards controversial topics, such as about abortion, post-college graduation unemployment, and drug usage, the second season explores issues like sexual harassment, interracial relationships and health choices more in depth, which it’s one of the many reasons why Girls is the perfect fit for a sharp audience.
The characters feel real, relatable and current. Each one of the situations these women are put in, it’s one that anyone could have experienced regardless of socio-economic background, gender or sexual preferences. These Girls are faced with difficult decisions that give them the opportunity to grow, find themselves, and ultimately become who they want to be; however, what it’s most interesting about the show, it’s the candid and truthful manner in which the writers approach each one of the characters’ challenges.
As with every other series, fashion and style, play a huge part in the way the characters are represented. In Girls, these tools are used to illustrate their personalities, and captivate viewers through their distinct clothing preferences. Breaking away from the parade of designer shoes and Haute Couture clothing, this series seeks to evoke the everyday girl, who in trying to keep a budget, swivel towards vintage finds and DIY projects. The lead character, Hannah, a Girl who strives to set herself apart from the world, puts her own twist into her fashion. She is drawn to items that are combined from different pieces such as shorteralls (a.k.a rompers/onesies), which are shorts and a shirt together; skorts, which are shorts with a top fabric that resembles a skirt; and harfs, which are a hat and scarf all-in-one.
Shortly before the release of the 2nd season, HBO’s Girls won 2 Golden Globes: best TV Series- comedy or musical and best performance by an actress- comedy or musical for Lena Dunham. These awards meant, to this already acclaimed show, a well-deserved recognition from the entertainment industry; reinforced the public’s perception that Dunham’s writing, acting, directing and producing is thought-provoking, worthy of acknowledgement and purposeful; In addition, it granted Girls, a newcomer but well-crafted show, a place among heavy-runners like Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory and 30 Rock.
HBO and Yelp, in partnership with Xfinity, celebrated the Premiere of Girls Season 2 with a private VIP screening at Fifty Ultra Lounge at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami. Guests enjoyed watching episodes 1 and 2, as well as, taking pictures in the HBO Girls Photo Booth, sipping on drinks and enjoying music.
Catch Girls on HBO Every Sunday at 9pm @GirlsHBO.
Photo Courtesy of HBO.
Monday, December 3, 6-11pm - The James Royal Palm, 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
UNTITLED, Miami Beach’s most forward-thinking and curated art fair, made its debut this year as the world’s first art fair on the beach. During the vernissage, VIP collectors and exclusive media were given a first look into the collections. Omar Lopez-Chahoud was appointed as curator for UNTITLED., ensuring a focus on quality and simplicity of the well-edited fair which featured approximately 50 international galleries. A piece of art was auctioned-off during the vernissage to raise funds for The Bass Museum of Art.
The fair is on-of-a-kind in many ways. Set up as a tent on the beach, UNTITLED, had all the ingredients of a well-established museum. The pathways of access to the tent included a metal carpet that allowed guests to arrive to the destination without sand in their shoes. The venue was decorated in a simple and modern way allowing the artwork to take center stage and be the main attraction for the visitors. Inside, there were two champagne bars with comfortable seating space to relax and admire the surrounding pieces, as well as restrooms and a fully equipped customer service desk.
The contemporary pieces ranged from kinesthetic art, to 3D paintings, wooden modern sculptures, painted stones and the use of everyday tools as art. Some of the most impressive pieces included: L’imagination Au Puvoir which consisted of bended kitchen knives in a layered circular design; ‘The Red and The Black’ series by Y Gallery; Erik den Breejen’s “Smile III”, and an interactive video installation by Georgia Sagri.
After the vernissage the top 50 collectors and patrons walked up to The James Royal Palm Hotel for the official after party in the hotel’s front lawn. Guest delighted on drinks and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying an art installation unveiled for UNTITLED’s VIP attendants.
Pictures by: Anastasiya Dyagileva
The White Party kicked-off the night with a fabulous fashion show featuring some of the most daring designs from Miami International University of Art & Design’s Fashion Design program. Guests were treated to drinks by Chambord and high intensity beats by DJ Paulo and DJ Danny Verde. The dame of Miami, and Real Housewives of Miami cast member, Elaine Lancaster hosted the night in a show-stopping platinum sequined gown and jewels. Chart topping diva Crystal Waters blew the crowd away with her beautiful voice. Real Housewives of Miami Cast Stars Lea Black was in attendance wearing an all white ensemble with a matching leopard neck coat.
The venue was decorated with colorful light installations and fashion masterpieces by the Art & Design’s Fashion Design most prominent students. The students demonstrated their creativity and love for fashion by creating one-of-a-kind dresses in different materials. Toilette paper, repurposed paper and metal were some of the resources used to incorporate on the designs. The exhibitors were: Deborah Azerraf, Karen Martelo, Pilar Natasha Nunez, Vitania Villar, De Anna Jackson, Cornejo, Marines Savarino, Vanessa Escote and Luiselena Leon-Nunez. In addition, there were fashion illustrations that matched the dresses and the inspiration behind the designs. The paintings reflected the unique points of view of the artists about fashion and beauty in a more forward way.
Amongst the designers chosen to showcase their pieces on the runway were: Mila Hansen, Holly Caulfield, Samantha Rivero, Idaliz Serafin, Lorenzo Torres and Jacqueline Augusto. The fashion show was as impressive as the exhibit. The models were styled in a modern and futuristic manner. The women donned white wigs and platinum eye makeup while the men wore a silver swimming cap and white face paint. The creativity and imagination of the designers was astounding. The menswear collections impressed with the usage of a bondage look-a-like head and torso piece and the incorporation of suspenders. The dresses were masterpieces in intricate lace and chiffon with details in stones and encrusted embellishments.
The exclusive Dezer Collection held a private viewing of The James Bond Experience. The exhibition is valued at over $15 million and includes a fascinating array of automobiles, motorcycles, submarines, airplanes, helicopters, boats, and snow mobiles. The collection is the largest James Bond Exhibit and home to the “Golden Gun” itself, a T-55 Soviet tank featured in the 1995 Bond film GoldenEye, a BD-5 Microjet and six Aston Martins. The soiree, in true James style, was filled with martinis ‘shaken not stirred’, dim lights and soundtracks from the Bond movies. The impressive display of Bond memorabilia also included glassware, costumes, original props, posters from the sets and a variety of imagery from the actors and Bond girls.
Once the reception was over, guests were escorted to a private venue to watch the screening of ‘Skyfall’, the latest of the James Bond films. Daniel Craig returns as 007, while Javier Bardem plays the role of the bad guy, in this celebration of Bond’s 50 years of action, romance and memorable scenes. ‘Skyfall’ takes us to Bond’s past, and uncover many of his personal secrets, while keeping us entertained with the beautiful Bond girls and MI6 drama. Filled with sentimental, suspenseful and funny moments, the film was faithful to the spirit of the early Bond movies. The inclusion of details, scenarios and cars, reminiscent of previous films, gave Bond enthusiasts even more reasons to enjoy ‘Skyfall’. Once again, James Bond, achieves to captivate and allure an audience that remains enamored with his charm and wittiness.
The InterContinental Make-A-Wish Starlight Nightclub held its 5th Annual event. The InterContinental Miami was turned into a hip after-hours venue with India infused culture, décor, and sounds. The theme, in alignment with the Make-A-Wish Ball, was Bollywood. Performers entertained the crowd while they waited for the much anticipated fashion show by world-renowned cutting-edge designer Traver Rains. The Starlight Nightclub’s goal is to raise enough revenue to grant wishes to 10 amazing children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
Traver Rains, former co-creator of Heatherette, lunched his new line with the creative vision of mixing his cowboy roots with the added city glamour flare. The line is as eclectic as its designer, combining casual apparel and couture designs, in a vivacious manner. T.Rains collection it’s characterized by the usage of lightweight fabrics, bold prints and vibrant colors. The runway debut of the Bollywood inspired designs included bubble style dresses, separates for men and women, swimsuits, cover-ups, and intricate evening gowns.
The color palette was bright tones of blue and green, alongside magentas and platinum, and the inclusion of shimmery fabrics. As a creative way to show more of the artistic side of India, Mr. Rains had the models walk with their faces painted in intense colors and shapes, which were inspired by the artwork of Marco Tolentino. The accessories were a true Indian dream with traditional Tikkas, ankle bracelets, hand jewelry and coin sequined belly scarves.
The InterContinental Hotel in Miami gathered celebrities, local moguls, fashion mavens, notable philanthropists and jet-setters for the 18th Annual Make-A-Wish Ball. This yearly event its done with the purpose of raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. The foundation has the mission of granting wishes to children, with life-threatening conditions, in an effort to enrich their lives with hope and joy. Gabrielle Anwar, star of TV hit show ‘Burn Notice’, returned as the Celebrity Auctioneer persuading guests to donate to this cause and bid on exciting packages. The entertainer of the night was songstress Melanie Amaro, winner of the X Factor, who performed her new singles as well as music from her past performances at the show.
The venue was lavishly decorated with a Bollywood inspired theme. Dancers, decor, music and food, transported guests to the beautiful land of snake charmers and exotic jewels. The night began with a cocktail hour with performers dressed in sarees, donning silk scarves and inviting attendees to enjoy gold sugar crusted lychee-tinis and exquisite seafood plates. The silent auction included an array of items, from jewelry to trips and art, which guests bid on prior to the dinner portion of the night. Among the ‘Live Auction’ packages sold were: A Martha’s Vineyard Mansion package, The ‘James Bond Experience’ which included the rental of a Ferrari, ‘Your Ticket to The World’ vacation package and a Meet & Greet day with the cast of ‘Burn Notice’.
Some of the most memorable moments of the night were: Sidney Lister, who was granted the wish to meet actress Emma Stone, speaking about her experience with the Make-A-Wish Foundation; Philanthropist Jim Ferraro pledging to adopt 20 wishes, worth $100,000, if it was met by the crowd, which indeed encouraged attendees to donate and grant 20 wishes more; Melanie Amaro’s heartfelt performance of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing, which brought tears upon many of the guests and the singer herself, as she spoke about the day she met the music icon.
Among the distinguish guests were: Nancy & Al Malnik, Shareef Malnik, Nick D’Annunzio, Tara Solomon, Wayne Newton, Dashil Hernandez, Richard Awdeh, Erin Newberg, Jim Ferraro, Eddie Freedman, Brittany Lopez, Christian Slater, Lisa & Dr. Lenny Hochstein, Michael Capponi, Casey Lister, David Lister, Sydney Marie Lister, Louis Aguirre, Silvana Camargo and Mary Jo. Shore.
LifeStyle Miami and Garcia’s Seafood Grill and Fish Market joined forces in an effort to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a foundation that provides information, counseling and support about breast cancer health, early detection of the disease and the various treatments to fight breast cancer.
The benefit was hosted by Miami’s radio host Enrique Santos of Mix 98.3fm and brought a number of Latin personalities that gathered to promote awareness about Breast Cancer disease and donate funds for this organization. Guests had the opportunity to sip on drinks, enjoy buffet style bites and live entertainment by The Queen of Kings, all for a good cause. To honor the night, many attendees dressed in their best pink as a way to showcase how fashion can make a positive statement in society.
Spotted: Real Housewives of Miami Karent Sierra wearing a modern sheer black and red peplum blouse with a sequined skirt; Celebrity Designer Charlie Lapson in an elegant black suit with navy shirt and pink handkerchief; Lissette Rondon in a fierce animal printed silk dress with turquoise accessories; Dj KMarie looking beautiful in a deep pink sequin short dress and pompadour style hair-do; Sing and Songwriter Maffio dashing in a red sweater with pink plaid shirt and his signature Ray-Ban sunnies; Journalist Paola Cobas donning a hot pink dress with flower detailed bottom; Host Adriana Barouk wearing an edgy ensemble in leather shorts, hot pink blazer and black and BCAM pink ribbon tee; Entertainer Madai in a chic silk printed beige and celeste dress with gold bangles; Actor Yoni Hernandez looking sophisticated in black pants and tee with a gunmetal blazer; TV Host Pamela Silva Conde wearing black pants with a sheer hot pink blouse; TV personality Adriana Catano in an hot pink one shoulder blouse with black skirt; and the host of the night, Enrique Santos, looking polished in a grey suit with light pink shirt.
Miami Fashion Bloggers reunited at Wynwood Squat to unveil the photos of the ‘Fashion For A Cause’ Campaign. This project gathered top fashionistas and trend-setters in an effort to raise funds for The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation during the month of October. The photos were taken by Getty Images photographer Alexander Tamargo, and they showcased twenty-six of Miami’s Top Fashion Bloggers wearing the official t-shirt, and styling them with their own personal flare.
Spotted: Annie Vazquez donning an edgy look with a black and neon coral cut-out dress and studded envelope clutch; Angeles Almuna looking feminine in a pink shimmery top with printed pants; Ana Ortuno in laid-back skinny jeans and lace top with pointed toe Kittie heels; Daniela Ramirez in a chic sheer long-sleeve shirt and pleated leather skirt with a red bag; Dee Trillo wearing a vintage pleated dress with a Givenchy necklace and Lanvin for H&M strappy point-toe leopard pumps; Dionne Dean in a all black ensemble with a black lace long cardigan; Ginger Harris outfit was a 70′s inspired high-waisted jeans and black strapless top; Kara Endres in black skinny jeans and black peplum top with lace wedges; Kelly Saks wearing a denim and cotton vest style jacket with a cut-out dress and black booties; Kiana Barnes wearing a bright yellow short dress with a leather short jacket and high-tops; Kirsten Foley in a denim shirt with pleated leather skirt; Martha Dominguez in a classic v-neck short dress with bow peep-toe pumps; Mayleen Gonzalez wearing a black and white striped body-con dress and distressed denim vest with a black hat; Netty Del in a black short denim skirt with side chain details and spotted tights with magenta cut-out booties.
The T-shirts retail for $25 and will be sold during Girl’s Night Out: All Dolled Up Event in Wine Vault on October 18th, 2012. If unable to attend, you can still join the ‘Fashion For a Cause’ movement and support The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation by purchasing them online at OneBrandThree or at different Miami Boutiques such as My Best Friend’s Closet, Lilac and Lillies, The Closet Boutique, Blush Boutique , GuyandGirl Boutique and Kore Boutique.
Participating Miami bloggers included: Ana Ortuno (ChicStreetsandEats.com), Angeles Alumuna (AngelesAlmuna.com), Annie Vazquez (TheFashionPoet.com), Daniella Ramirez (nanyskloset.com), Dee Trillo (hautefrugalista.com & SoFlaNights.com), Dianna Hughes (adventuresinherstilettos.com), Dionne Dean (PrissyShopper.com), Erika Thomas (Erikathomas.com), Ginger Harris(Electricblogarella.com), Karla Garcia (Kargarohhsnap.com), Kara Endres (Sprinklesinsprings.com), Kelly Saks (Kellysklosetblog.com), Kiana Barnes (youngwildeandfree.com), Kirstin Clark (Livingincolorprint.com), Kirstin Foley (kirstinmarie.com), Kristin Ondocsin (Skinnyintern.blogspot.com), Juliana Cardona (Afashionsoiree.com), Lori Rivere (shortcutstofabulous.com), Maika Moulite (Glamlifeblog.com), Maria Tettamanti (TheWordyGirl.co), Martha Dominguez (PrincessMartha.com), Mayleen Gonzalez (Wordintown.com), Natalia Pascua (Syntheticcandy.blogspot.com), Netty (Thefashionableesq.blogspot.com), Shareen Sarwar (Vintagemavens.com) and Simonette Pereira (Miamistylemafia.com).
The American Heart Association, along side Laura Mejia Cruz and Susan Stipcianos from the Dream Team Agency and Rent The Runway, presented the Annual Miami Red Dress event. The purpose of this yearly soiree is to raise awareness about Heart Disease through fashion. Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer in America and this organization is dedicated to fund research and inform people about preventive and treatment methods.
The show took place during Funkshion Fall Fashion Week and brought together a group of distinguished celebrities, entertainers and TV personalities who walked down the runway in exclusive designer gowns. The ladies donned attires in an array of styles, from contemporary to couture, in all shades of red and for various types of bodies. Celebrity Make-Up artist Aileen Quintana complemented the edgy-glamour styling of the fashion show with sultry eyes and red lips. Some of the hairstyles included pompadours, up-dos and soft waves, adorned with few red streaks very a la mode.
Spotted: Journalist Jeannette Kaplun wearing a sweetheart neckline strapped dress by ABS Collection; NBC6 Host Roxanne Vargas in a form fitted long-sleeves dress by Clavin Klein; Actress Gabriela Vergara in a one shoulder Carmen Marc Valvo dress and Sergio Rossi pumps; TV Host Karla Birbragher in a body-hugging deep front dress by Carls Miele; TV Host and Producer Cecilia Elizalde in a loose fitted short dress by Diego Binetti; TV Host of Telemundo’s “Entre Tu y Yo” Andrea Minski wearing a Calvin Klein tank style dress and Sergio Rossi heels; Model and Host Daniela DiGiacomo in a Sheena Trivedi one shoulder gown with a loose shawl sleeve; Telemundo’s ‘Acceso Total’ Anchor Mariana Rodriguez in a fitted V-Neck short dress with long sleeves; RHOM Lisa Hochstein wearing a Bibhu Mohapatra strapless gown; Entertainer KMarie in a short sheath leather dress by Elie Tahari; RHOM Adriana De Moura in a beautiful Oscar De La Renta bowed-back couture gown; TV Journalist Paola Cobas in a short sleeve leather dress by Elie Tahari; Celebrity Designer Adriana Castro wearing a front-twisted low neck gown by ISSA London; TV Host Silvana Camargo wearing a Nicolle Miller strapless satin gown; TV personality Jackie Guerrido in a cut-out fitted mermaid gown by Narciso Rodriguez; TV Host and fashionista Candela Ferro in a Spanish style long-sleeved gown with floor length train by Gustavo Cadile. Kimberly Bacardi in a stunning high structured-neck backless Etienne Jeanson couture gown from European Fashion District.
Pictures by: Alyse Mier
Vanidades Magazine, CoverGirl and Pantene joined forces to hold a social VIP soiree and special presentation of Custo Barcelona’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. The event gathered celebrities, stylists, entertainers and all around fashionistas that were looking forward to previewing the new Custo Barcelona designs.
Custo Barcelona’s S/S ’13 Collection was Navajo queen meets 70′s disco diva. Designer Custo Dalmau used fringe, sequins, prints, high-low hems and crochet to make the new line as vibrant as ever. The color palette was bold and bright which is one of Custo signatures that has made them a fashion powerhouse. The collection was composed of apparel and footwear. The styles included short dresses, high-low shirts, shorts, vests, loose pants, wooden wedges and sneakers. The showstoppers were: a collar neck printed dress with neutral toned sequins and fringed bottom, a short layered dress with pastel sequins and a dark sea green coat with striped sequins.
Spotted: Actress Elizabeth Gutierrez looking gorgeous in a short pleated leather skirt, turtleneck printed tank and suede cutout booties. Her glowing skin and feminine make-up was well accompanied by a delicate loose up-do. Celebrity stylist Irma Martinez looked stunning in a beautiful cobalt backless jumpsuit with gold glitter streaks and a thick gold choker necklace. Model wearing a long-sleeved backless dress which was made of nude tulle and accented with silvery sequins in an intertwined pattern.
Internationally recognized bridal boutique Ever After, in partnership with Modern Luxury Brides South Florida & The Caribbean magazine, celebrated 10 years of memorable brides and stunning gowns. The fairy godmother of Miami and fashion curator of Ever After, Camille Thiry Russler, was joined by the most fabulous crowd and iconic designs at the luxurious Cruz Building. The romantic European style venue was the perfect spot for an evening filled with gorgeous dresses, glamorous jewels, a 5-story decadent cake, champagne and delicious hors d’oeuvres from Thierry’s Catering.
The showcase celebrated the most iconic 50 brides of Ever After. From gowns, to shoes and jewels, the soiree displayed the exquisite taste and passion for Bridal designs. An array of dresses in various styles, from contemporary to traditional, were exhibited as a way to give attendees the opportunity to enjoy first-hand the masterpieces. Oscar De la Renta, Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera were among the fabulous designers whose dresses decorated the venue. An unforgettable event worthy of a fairytale story. The showstoppers included unique enchanting details like colorful macaroons served in bejeweled silver platters and accessories fully encrusted in diamonds and pearls.
Androbel Boutique, a Miami-based fashion store, celebrated their opening with a night of wine and delicious bites. Androbel it’s a boutique that focuses on chic and sophisticated pieces for young women looking to feel beautiful without compromising a budget. The online store offers apparel, accessories and jewelry all carefully chosen and in pocket friendly prices.
Androbel has the unique concept of offering shipping, nationally and internationally, as well as home fashion-delivery. This personalized styling experience gives the customer the unique opportunity to have the items brought to their house, try things on their own time and space, and purchase the items directly from the comfort of their own place. Do I hear: Office Shopping Party? This could be a great opportunity to do some savvy-shopping with your friends, coworkers or family, or perhaps turn that simple reunion into a fun and fashionable soiree.
Androbel has a great selection of functional separates that would work great for any type of occasion. Some of the showstoppers of the night were: a navy and white striped cotton blazer with lace accent, which will be perfect for the summer-fall transition, combined with a delicate cream chiffon top and lace shorts. Another favorite was a pair of bright green polished trousers with a cotton/chiffon berry top, which can perfectly go from office-chic to happy hour. Last, but definitely not least, a fuchsia short cut-out back dress styled with a glittery cotton blazer that can take you from a business meeting to a night out event.
Photo Shoot Styling by: Dee Trillo
Pictures by: Alyse Mier
Dena Venable, is a very talented Miami fashion designer of apparel, undergarments and accessories. Her pieces are all one of a kind, handmade, hand dyed and finished in Miami. Venable is known for her ability to make women look sexy and youthful, without losing their sense of sophistication.
The summer collection includes flowy skirts, tank tops, backless dresses, undergarments, cut-out tops and bralettes. As a designer, Dena, wants to inspire women to feel confident and secure about their beauty regardless of their age or body type. The woman who wears Dena Venable is daring, full of joie de vivre and free-spirited. It’s a woman who likes to be herself, knows who she is and enjoys her surroundings. Cotton and chiffon are the primary choices of fabrics, which are in alignment with the cool vibe of the line.
Dena’s collection feels feminine, earthy, flirty, laid-back and effortlessly chic. The palette it’s composed of earthy neutrals, neons and soft shades. Black, tan, white and crème are staples; however, color wise, what stands out the most is the combination between bright and soothing colors that go intertwined in the tie-dyes. The inspiration behind Venable’s brand is bohemian-chic meets Miami-sexy, and it’s shown in her use of fringe, low necklines and high/low hems.
The showstoppers are the tie-dye color combos and the balanced mixing of soft fabrics. A bull-horn stamped cotton top mixed with a bright chiffon maxi-skirt that is ideal for a stroll on the beach or a pool BBQ, a backless dress with a cut-out bralette underneath which it’s the go-to Miami club style, and a hand-made fringe handbag perfect for a picnic, road trip or artsy night out.
Photo Shoot Styling by Dee Trillo
Tempo Belleza, the international congress of beauty, fashion and health, celebrated the opening of the 3-day event with a red carpet gala. The soiree, hosted by celebrity designer Charlie Lapson, took place at the elegant Temple House in Miami Beach. Lapson’s exclusive clientele include Olivia Wilde, Eva Longoria, Christina Ricci, Kristin Davis, Joan Collins and Anne Hathaway, amongst other famous Hollywood A-listers, who rave about his exquisite handbags and intricate jewels.
The event gathered celebrities, designers, entertainers and TV personalities, that joined in a night of drinks, light bites and musical performances. The crowd was dressed to impressed. Many of the female attendees wore styles by famous fashion designer Lourdes Atencio, who joyed everyone by making a rare red-carpet appearance, and showing some of the pieces that have made her so recognized in the fashion world.
Some of the prestige guests included Real Housewives of Miami Karent Sierra, TV host Elizabeth Lopez, Nickelodon’s “Grachi” Yony Hernandez, famed artistic director David Chacon, celebrity publicist Joe Granda, actress Veronica Crawford, designer Mayra Muro, singer Fabian Hernandez and the director of Tempo Belleza Luz Jackeline Torres.
The showstoppers were the gowns designed by Lourdes Atencio, which consisted of a floor length flowy orange dress, a regal blue satin gown and a patchwork chiffon cocktail dress, all with the signature beaded and embellished details. Another dress that left the crowd breathless was the white mermaid gown wore by RHOM Karent Sierra, which was delicately beaded on the front.
The Real Housewives of Miami has been picked up for a second season. The franchise, which is a favorite amongst reality TV viewers, has injected some fresh blood into the Miami cast by adding actress Karent Sierra as a new member of the show.
Karent Sierra hosted a soiree amongst friends and guests who were able to watch the first episode of the new season, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Miss Yip, sweets by Sweet Dreamz Delights, and sip on low-cal ‘Little Black Dress’ vodka drinks. The event was the perfect setting to showcase how women personalize this wardrobe staple and how such a simple piece can be adapted to everyone’s signature style.
The crowd included Real Housewives Karent Sierra and Lisa Hochstein, Milwaukee Buck’s Drew Gooden and Lisa Pineres. The showstoppers were: a golden sequined short jacket, a black sequined skirt with a black long sleeve top with sequined cuffs and a black cut-out leather mini dress. Sequins, embellishments, studs and pops of color were the best add-ons to the array of LBDs.
Nicole Richie, designer of House of Harlow and Winter Kate, teamed-up with Macys Impulse to create a line of affordable and stylish clothing pieces. The collection that’s named after her, personifies the bohemian-chic style that Richie is known for, and takes it to a reachable level where fashionistas can enjoy her designs without breaking the budget.
Ocean Drive Magazine and Miami Fashion Blogger Ria Michelle hosted a soiree with light bites and sips. The event included an informal modeling showcase of the collection and a small introduction about the pieces. The collection is feminine, fresh and fun! It has pieces in Aztec and floral prints, a mix of leather and chiffon, and the addition of delicate embellishments. The cuts are very flattering and suitable for women of all sizes and body shapes.
The line includes maxi-dresses, short leather dresses, flowy skirts, long-sleeve chiffon blouses and leather jackets and blazers. The color palette is mostly made of neutrals and jewel tones such as chartreuse, cobalt and emerald green, which are on trend for the fall season. From geometrical to animal prints, in birdcage and peacock designs, the mixing of prints was one the signature styles of Nicole Richie for this collection. The showstoppers were a faux leather and faux fur jacket, a short cobalt chiffon and lace floral dress and blazers with embellishments on the shoulders.
Pictures by: Alyse Mier
Fashions Night Out or FNO it’s the biggest global shopping and fashion event. The communities around the globe gather on a night of drinks, food, fun, runway shows and designer pop-up shops, all with the purpose to promote the business of fashion and design. From Tokyo to New York, the most influential magazine editors, established designers and entertainers, mingle with FNO attendants and give a fresher perspective on the current and upcoming fashion trends.
Miami, as one of the fashion capitals of the world, could not be the exception. The night was full of incredible gatherings, celebrity sightings, designer interviews and fashion, all at different boutiques and malls around the city. Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables was the center of the Ocean Drive Magazine fashion show and the Neiman Marcus Fall Trends Runway Show. The showcase of fashion at this particular location was nothing short of spectacular with a styling totally on point.
Neiman Marcus styling team put together a runway presentation that included both female and male models wearing the latest collections from renowned designers. The color palette was align with the upcoming season: emerald green, cobalt, deep purples, wine and pops of orange and red. There were dresses in shimmery fabrics perfect for the holidays, fur vests that go great with tops and maxi-dresses and metallic accessories. The showstopper was a Gothic-Romantic black evening gown, which was well accompanied by a Kate Middelton style ‘fascinator’, and a beautiful short tweet jacket.
Pictures by: Anastasiya Dyagileva
The Annual Brazilian Film Festival of Miami celebrated its 16th edition with a star studded VIP party at Vizcayne Pool Roof. This event has proven itself a fundamental and valuable resource for introducing Brazil’s finest new films to US audiences. The devotion to the diversity of style and topic, affordable ticket prices and quality of curation mark the Festival as a can’t-miss opportunity for both world cinema aficionados and neophytes alike.
The event gathered some of Brazilian Film Festival’s top celebrities and VIP’s, like actress Maria Zilda, Designer Kariza Fernandes and Walter Carvalho, director of “Raul”. The night was full of well-decorated Brazilian traditional food which included Picanha bites and Caipirinhas. The color scheme among invitees were different shades of blues and greens, in honor of the flag of Brazil. Trends Spotted: bright short dresses, colorful flora, snakeskin and leopard prints, and hand tie-dye dresses from Kariza Designs.
Pictures by: Alyse Mier