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Tequila Bay Country Music Festival 2017

Tequila Bay Country Music Festival 2017Sunday, September 3, 11am-11pm – Miami Marine Stadium Park, 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne

This Labor Day Weekend Tequila Bay Country Music Festival will combine A-List Country Music Stars, a never-seen-before free-flowing selection of tequila, amazing food and thousands of country music fans, all on the shores of Biscayne Bay – now known as Tequila Bay! Join your fellow music lovers as stars like Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, Montgomery Gentry, Tyler Farr, RaeLynn, Brooke Eden, and more take over Miami. The fun and action does not end with the CMA winning artists, there’s much more to enjoy like CASA TEQUILA, a pavilion with dozens of tequilas for you to try. Take a shot, on the rocks or in a margarita – don’t miss the CASA TEQUILA experience. Tequila Bay will feature the perfect food for a waterfront country music concert: BBQ and seafood! We’ve corralled South Florida’s top food trucks and vendors to bring you an award-winning lineup of food. And best of all, share this once in a lifetime experience with thousands of your friends – all soaking in the sun and love of country music. General admission tickets are $55 per person, includes access to CA and SA TEQUILA tequila for all 11pm-2am. #tequilabayfest


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Miami Spice Menu at Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge

Miami Spice Menu at Panorama Restaurant & Sky LoungeMonday, August 7, 11:30am-11pm – Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge, 2889 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove

Guests and visitors at Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami can dine while enjoying breathtaking views of beautiful Biscayne Bay  from its eighth-floor location, during Miami Spice, August 1 through September 30. Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge, widely recognized as one of the best restaurants in Coconut Grove, has crafted special three-course menus for lunch ($23) and dinner ($39) offering a wide variety of traditional and Bistro with South Floridian & Latin influences cuisine. “We tried to create something fun and different this year, with locally-inspired ingredients, to stand out from the other participating restaurants and really showcase what Panorama Restaurant and Sky Lounge has to offer” said Executive Chef Christopher Cramer. 

The award winning restaurant’s Lunch Spice Menu features a well-rounded assortment of items from Mexican Ceviche and Grilled Churrasco Steak, Seard Atlantic Salmon, to Tuna Lentil Salad. The mouth-watering Dinner Spice Menu is featuring full-size portion appetizers Grilled Octopus, Pei Black Mussels, and Quinoa & Arugula Salad; main dishes including Shrimp & Rigatoni with Arugula, Pan Seared Corvina Filet, or Porcini Dusted Beef Filet. For desserts choose between Fried Arroz Con Leche and Crème Brûlée Spoon Trio (original, caramel, and Nutella). To make dinner reservations at Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge call 305-447-8256. @SonestaCGMiami

Miami Spice Menu Preview at National Hotel

Miami Spice Menu Preview at National HotelThursday, July 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm – National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

The National Hotel‘s charming Art Deco restaurant, Tamara’s Bistro, announced new tantalizing menus for Miami Spice, which runs August 1st through September 30th. Helmed by new Executive Chef Matthew McDonald, Tamara’s Bistro presents brunch, lunch and dinner options inspired by Mediterranean countryside cuisine. Those dining Thursday through Sunday evenings will be treated to live entertainment featuring talented vocalists who mesmerize audiences with their rich renditions of both modern and classic hits, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Also, guests can enjoy al-fresco dining from the restaurant’s exterior patio overlooking Miami Beach’s longest infinity-edge pool nestled amongst native palms, bougainvillea and tropical foliage.

Available weekends from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and priced at $23 per person, the Tamara’s Bistro brunch should not be missed. The new brunch menu starts off with the 1939 Breakfast Buffet, which includes charcuterie and cheeses, fresh fruits, a build your own parfait station, assorted breakfast breads, waffles, breakfast sandwiches, eggs, breakfast hash and more. Additionally, guests can choose one entrée ranging from Eggs Benedict with two poached eggs, English muffin, ham, hollandaise and breakfast hash; and Blackened Mahi Tacos served with savory slaw, mango salsa, avocado and yuca fries; to the National Burger, which includes an 8oz. certified angus beef patty, choice of cheese, Boston lettuce, heirloom tomato, red onion and fries; among others, to accompany their buffet selections. For dessert, the brunch menu offers a Mango Sorbet with orange blossom water and berries; a decadent Crème Brulee; or a Candied Pecan Cheesecake with Chantilly cream, caramel sauce and strawberries.

Miami Spice lunch, served daily from noon to 5 p.m. is also priced at $23 per person. For a starter, guests can pick from a fresh Watermelon Salad with feta, walnuts, Frisée salad, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic; the Pomegranate Ceviche Martini with marinated Mahi, lime, cherry peppers and cilantro; or the Cucumber Vichyssoise served with radish salad, tomato and Swiss grilled cheese. Entrée options include a Jerked Chicken Caesar Salad with romaine hearts, jerked chicken satays, sundried tomatoes, olives and Parmesan cheese; a Tuna Nicoise Salad with Boston lettuce, ahi tuna, Peruvian potatoes, olives, heirloom tomatoes, anchovy, pickled onion, haricot vert and organic eggs; and the 1939 Burger, featuring grilled Portobello mushrooms, a certified angus beef patty, bacon, melted blue cheese, Boston lettuce, heirloom tomato and red onion, withfries and more. To end, guests can also choose from the Mango Sorbet, Crème Brulee and Candied Pecan Cheesecake.

Miami Spice dinner menu every evening from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. is priced just $39 per person. Starters range from a Tuna Crudo with ahi tuna, watermelon, feta, mint and extra virgin olive oil; to Grilled Oysters with Spanish, Gruyere béchamel and crisp prosciutto; and Smoked Lamb Souvlaki served with grilled pita, tzatziki, and savoy salad. Featured entrees include Paella with saffron rice, assorted seafood, shellfish, sofrito, chicken and sherry fumet; Jerked Pork Chop with cherry chimichurri, Vermont cheddar grits and onion strings; and a Porcini Rubbed Sirloin served with Portobello mushrooms, asparagus tips, confit tomato and pappardelle au poivre. For the grand finale, guests can choose from delicacies like the Mango Tart with flamed orange meringue and fruit graffiti; Profiteroles with pistachio ice cream, strawberry salad and fudge; and Choice of Cheese with honey, raisins on the vine and quince paste. 


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Unveiling of Portraits of El Clasico at Brickell City Centre

Unveiling of Portraits of El Clasico at Brickell City CentreThursday, July 27, 5:30pm-9pm – Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave, Miami Brickell

Miami Artists Paloma Teppa and Andrew Antonaccio were special guests at the opening of their masterpiece, Portraits of El Clasico. The event held in Brickell City Centre (BCC), Miami’s newest shopping and entertainment mecca, partnered with Plant The Future (PTF), a botanical art gallery and nature-inspired design firm, to bring a first-of-its-kind exhibition of human portraits in moss. Moss Interpretations of Iconic Players from FC Barcelona and Real Madrid included Marcello Vieira, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo. A special moss interpretation was also unveiled for celebrity guest, Paolo Maldini.

Portraits of El Clásico were unveiled during a private celebratory cocktail event at CMX on hosted by BCC’s developer Swire Properties Inc, Plant the Future and Relevent Sports.

“With such a historic match like El Clásico being hosted in Miami for the first time, we are honored to have the opportunity to bring together two of our city’s greatest pursuits, football and the arts,” said Kieran Bowers, president of Swire Properties Inc. “We look forward to welcoming fans of FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and art enthusiasts alike to Brickell City Centre to enjoy this exhibit together.”

“We are so grateful to the International Champions Cup, Relevent Sports and Swire Properties for making this unprecedented exhibit possible. We have been looking for the right moment to showcase Paloma Teppa and Andrew Antonaccio’s collaboration in human portraits and are thrilled do so as part of the art initiative surrounding this historic match,” said Yair Marcoschamer, co-founder and Chief Executive Gardener of Plant the Future. “We are hopeful that our moss interpretations of these soccer idols mesmerize the fans almost as much as these players’ amazing feats on the field.”

“The ICC is proud to partner with Plant the Future in presenting Portraits of El Clásico,” said Charlie Stillitano, Chairman of Relevent Sports. “El Clásico Miami is more than just a match, it’s a celebration of culture. This exhibit will give fans a chance to view the stars of El Clásico through a unique lens. We are excited to present the work of Paloma and Andrew to the city of Miami and the thousands who have traveled from all parts of the world to attend this historic match.”

Portraits of El Clásico represents the evolution of Teppa and 2Alas’ collaboration combining Teppa’s whimsical world of plants and 2Alas signature optical art. Teppa and 2Alas first joined forces to create Daylife Swimmer (2015) in the lobby of the 1 Hotel in Miami Beach, followed by Leap (2016) at Impero Caffe at the Innside Hotel in Manhattan. The artists also recentlyunveiled their second framed series and are now producing their sixth Moss Op Art mural.

On Friday July 28, the exhibition will open to the public and will remain on display until Labor Day, September 4, at BCC’s open-air retail center, next to CMX Cinemas on the fourth floor. Portraits of El Clásico is an official event of LaLiga, the International Champions Cup (ICC) and the El Clásico match, which will be taking place for the first time on U.S. soil at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on July 29.

KAOHS 2018 Runway Show

KAOHS Runway ShowFriday, July 21, 10pm – WET at W South Beach Hotel, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Doc Martens, fishnets, skateboards, and chokers were all over the KAOHS Swim runway show at the W South Beach’s Wet Deck. Born out of the idea that skate, boho and surf should be combined, the swimwear line launched by Tess Hamilton and Ali Hoffman in 2013 has become an international phenomenon and the styles on the runway indicated nothing less. Edgy, free-spirited, and chic, the styles on the runway are perfect for a surf on Venice Beach or working on the perfect beach bum tan. The California based swimwear line prides itself on its stylish yet functional designs that inspire confidence with their superb fabrics and flawless cuts aimed at complementing any woman’s body.

The collection featured 70’s style bandeau style swimsuits with frills, vibrant, eye catching colors, and enticing patterns and 80’s style grunge Baywatch type bikinis with high waisted cuts, quirky designs and ruffle trimmings. More modern designs with revealing hip hugging cuts were also presented in the boho punk runway show. Playful colors like bright yellows, reds, and white were part of the more free-spirited looks while the edgy sensuality of the softer colors like grey, black, light pink and baby blue emphasized the collection’s fierceness. Combining sultriness with a free-spirited aesthetic caters to every beachgoer from the hippie beach bum to the angelic seductress.

Photos by: Natalia Garcia


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KOA + Silvia Ulson’s 2018 Runway Shows

Silvia Ulson's Runway ShowFriday, July 21, 8pm – WET at W South Beach Hotel, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Bringing the vibrancy of Brazilian culture to South Florida, Silvia Ulson ‘s 2018 runway collection combines chic, sophistication with the familiarity of cultural tradition. Headpieces tied bandana style along with bright pink and white laced up shoes added cohesiveness to the stunning looks. Bold one-pieces in a host of colors from orange to gold to baby blue were paraded down the runway in distinctive styles, some with frilly trimmings and a bandeau style and others with a criss crossed halter design. Careful embellishments and designs were visible throughout the presentation, emphasizing the attention to detail that the brand prides itself on and reinforces with each creation. Quality and uniqueness are the key elements of the swimwear line as each piece is made with meticulousness and a dedication to craftsmanship. The designs featured are unlike any other seen at swim week and the distinctly Brazilian elements add an artistic authenticity that the chic beach goer adores.

Free-spirited with a sense of stylish simplicity characterizes the KOA swim runway collection, staying true to the brand’s dedication to a woman’s freedom to live in the moment. Whether there’s a cocktail pool party or a weekend of tanning, the versatile, reversible bikini has a unique design for any occasion. Each look is crafted with a precision that caters to anyone’s beach body, inspiring carefree confidence with each creation. Classic spaghetti straps, trendy ruffles and frills, demure one-pieces and incredible cuts were part of the playful yet sophisticated designs. Striking color patterns and eye catching patterns fuse into the most attention-grabbing swimsuits. Fashion forward functionality mold the looks that the easygoing yet trendy beach goer will be sporting this summer.

Photos by: Natalia Garcia

LIVE@Frost Science

LIVE@Frost ScienceWednesday, August 16, 6:30pm-9:30pm – Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science debuts another installment of the lecture series, LIVE@Frost Science. The series will continue with Blue Mind Life: The Seven Ages of Water, hosted by New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols of “Blue Mind.” The program will prompt discussion on the neuropsychological connection between water and people. Water is essential for our survival. But keeping our oceans and waterways healthy might also have a huge cognitive, emotional, psychological and social payoff for humankind. Dr. Nichols will provide insights that can help you live a better life, influence all major sectors of society, build a stronger and wider blue movement, and grow a deeper appreciation of the true value of wild water. Through this interactive lecture, guests can also take part in the Blue Marbles Project — a global slow-motion art project that encourages people to celebrate random acts of kindness. Tickets are $10 for non-members and $8.50 for members and are available for purchase.


Grand Opening of Miami Lighthouse Children’s Center

Grand Opening of Miami Lighthouse Children’s CenterWednesday, August 16, 11am – Miami Lighthouse, 601 Southwest 8th Avenue, Miami

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired will give an audience of civic leaders and community philanthropists a glimpse into the future during the grand opening ceremony for its new Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ and dedication of the Mary M. and Sash A. Spencer Campus of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 

In addition to celebrating the opening of the new 72,000-square-foot Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™, the event will feature an exhibition of cutting-edge devices, software and technologies designed to assist the visually challenged. Jorge Hernandez, Computer Technology Services Instructor, and John Garcia, Manager of Vision Solutions, will feature new and exciting technology available for the blind and visually impaired, such as, braille-to-audio teaching equipment, the latest in digital print magnification devices, computer speech applications, and Apple computer products, including accessible iPads. The event will also feature musical performances by Pre-Kindergarten and schoolchildren participating in Miami Lighthouses’ nationally acclaimed Music Program. @Miamilighthouse


Panarea Launches New Mediterranean Happy Hour

Panarea Launches New Mediterranean Happy HourTuesday, August 15, 5pm-6:30pm – Panarea Mediterranean Sea Grill, 11052 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami

Panarea is launching a NEW Mediterranean happy hour Tuesday – Sunday from 5-6:30 pm featuring select wines by the glass and beers for $5, plus 25% off the entire dinner menu. Panarea’s unique wine list showcased on a map of the Mediterranean offers wines from all parts of the Mediterranean, including Spain, France, Italy (Sardinia and Sicily included) and Greece. #panareaseagrill #miamishores #northmiami @panareaseagrill

AUVSI Miami Chapter Kick-Off Meeting

AUVSI Miami Chapter Kick-Off MeetingMonday, August 14, 6pm-9pm – 94th Aero Squadron, 1395 Northwest 57th Avenue, Miami

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is coming to South Florida and they are having a party to celebrate! If you are into drones, robots, rovers, or other unmanned or autonomous systems, this is one event you will not want to miss. Come join members of AUVSI’s Florida Peninsula Chapter as they formally dedicate the new Miami Satellite Chapter representing everything unmanned throughout all of South Florida, Latin America, the Caribbean, and beyond. Learn about the many benefits of becoming an AUVSI member and discover how you can help position South Florida as the next great Smart City Region of the 21st Century. Cash bar and restaurant service will be available at the event. @AUVSImiami


All Day Foundation Miami Launch #atTheAnderson

All Day Foundation Miami Launch #atTheAndersonSunday, August 13, 7pm-12am – The Anderson Bar, 709 NE 79th St, Miami

All Day Foundation is a non-profit organization created through Bar Lab, dedicated to supporting the children in our communities by raising awareness across the food and beverage industry. Join the first launch of All Day Foundation on Sunday, August 13th, and get to know who they are, and what they hope to achieve. Complimentary Chairman’s Reserve Rum drinks from 7pm – 9pm with $20 donation at the door. All proceeds go to All Day Foundation.

FUSION Fashion & Art Gallery Grand Opening, August 10, 4:30pm-9:30m – FUSION Fashion & Art Gallery, 501 Fern St, West Palm Beach

Designers have traveled around the world to show their summer lines in Palm Beach Swim Week this year, which will feature over 18 fashion shows from Aug. 25-27. In preparation for revealing their new pieces, a number of the designers gathered to discuss their work at FUSION Fashion & Art Gallery grand opening event. The fashion to be seen during Palm Beach Swim Week will include resort wear, swimwear, active wear and more created with inspiration from a wide variety of backgrounds. However, Maria Elena Couture and Karen Nottage of Legacy K will be showing new lines that were inspired by women’s lifestyle and their respective family histories. #PalmBeachSwimWeek #ThePalmBeaches #FFAW #PBSW #PBIFW

Maria Elena CoutureMaria Elena Couture

Maria Elena Couture will be showing her unique handbag line inspired by her Cuban background and the influence of Cuban women in her life. The beauty in women’s strength and personalities inspired the designer to create bags that can compliment the many facets of a day in the life of a working woman. In the line you will see bags made for the day, the night and in between.

Maria Elena brought her unique handbag line to Palm Beach from New York because she believes the women of south Florida will be able to see parts of themselves in her bags. “The bag you wear tells the world something about you,” she said. She described the south Florida woman as vibrant, animated and communicative, which she hopes to portray in her handbags as well. Each handbag has a different texture, shape, color and feel. #mariaelenacoutureny

Karen Williams NottageKaren Williams Nottage

Known as the winning designer of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration ball gown, Karen Nottage is ready to show her new looks for plus size women in Palm Beach Swim Week. Her plus size resort wear line, “CAITLIN ARD,” encourages women to embrace their height and love their curves. Before designing clothes for plus size women, Nottage was a size four model. However, her love for food returned after she got married and started cooking at home with her husband.

Nottage embraced her body’s natural changes at a new stage in her life and wants women of all shapes and sizes to do the same. “These are my genes: voluptuous,” she said. “So this line is for me, and for other tall, plus size women because they deserve to feel sexy too.” With her line, Nottage hopes that curvy women are able to feel comfortable sitting poolside in their own skin. @KarenWilliamsNottage 

Stoli’s Atomic Blonde Cocktail Party, August 8, 7pm-10pm – Kiki On the River, 450 NW North River Dr, Miami

Have you had a chance to see the summer’s blockbuster Atomic Blonde yet? The movie stars Charlize Theron as an MI6 agent who, instead of enjoying shaken-not-stirred martinis, has a preference for Stoli on Ice. She pours herself a glass in the film’s opening sequence as she eases into an ice bath, her body a constellation of bruises, and it’s a Stoli on Ice she orders again at an East Berlin bar filled with KGB agents, shortly before taking home a French intelligence agent by the name of Delphine. Her drink order is as much a trademark as it is a sendup of the James Bond character and a sly wink at spy movies long being the domain of men. Stoli has taken a unique role in helping support the film and to celebrate the exclusive partnership.

Primal Fit 360 Launches the Six Pillars for Success

Primal Fit 360 Launches the Six Pillars for SuccessThursday, August 3, 7am-6pm – Primal Fit Miami, 9531 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores

Primal Fit 360, is not your typical personal training fitness center. While athletes and trainees are often pushing themselves to the limit, Primal Fit puts an emphasis on recovery by offering six unique treatments in the facility for their clients. Besides a professional stretch zone and infrared sauna for heat therapy, Primal Fit provides Normatec compression boots and Cryo therapy in the form of full body restoration, facials and spot treatment.

“You need to think of your body as a bank account,” said Matt Pack, owner of Primal Fit 360 Miami. “Every time you work out, you’re expending energy. You have to put some money in the bank through recovery, and work in as much as you work out.” The Normatec compression boots are used to remove byproducts of a workout like lactic acid by squeezing the lymph nodes in the legs from the feet up, Pack said.

Compression boot therapy and use of the infrared sauna are included in the personal training membership at Primal Fit. Cryo therapy, however, is available at a discounted rate to members. RecoverMe Cryo body restoration therapy and the Cryo-Facial use below freezing temperatures to refresh blood-flow.

In Cryo body restoration therapy, the body goes through a “fight or flight” experience that causes nutrient rich and fresh oxygenated blood to flow throughout your body. This happens because the skin is exposed to nitrogen gas at temperatures between -200 and -250 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold air sends a signal to the brain causing blood from the body’s extremities to be drawn to the vital organs and mid-section as a survival mechanism. The “new” blood flow enables your body to naturally heal itself, and it will last up to five hours post treatment.

While this treatment is helpful for athletes because it is the equivalent of a one-hour long ice bath, Primal Fit has found that Cryo therapy helps a wide range of clients who suffer from chronic inflammation and pain to wean off of medication. This treatment has been shown to help with a variety of conditions including gastrointestinal diseases, arthritis, psoriasis and acne, according to Pack. Nonetheless, he says the therapy only work with consistency. He recommends that clients come three times per week to see a difference.

While it may seem daunting at first, Pack encourages those who have never tried Cryo therapy to give it a chance, because he has seen it change his clients’ lives. Cryo therapy is available at Primal Fit 360 Miami for $70 per session for non-members and $40 per session for members. The facility offers specialized personal training and a recovery regimen all under the same roof.

Planet Fashion Presents Swim Weekend at SLS South Beach

Planet Fashion Presents Swim Weekend at SLS South BeachJuly 20 – 22, 7pm-12am – SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Planet Fashion, one of the nation’s leading fashion media and event production companies, presented a dazzling new vision in swimwear design as part of a spectacular three-night fashion phenomenon that showcased the latest collections by some of today’s iconic designers and cutting-edge bikini brands.

The inaugural Planet Fashion Swim Weekend took place Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd at the renowned SLS South Beach, featuring exclusive presentations by Roberto Cavalli Swimwear, Nash Beach, Revel Rey, DSquared2, Karma Bikinis, OMG Miami Swimwear, Just Bones Boardwear, Hot Miami Styles, Gabriela Pires Beachwear and Art Hearts Fashion. Each show presented the latest styles for Spring—Summer 2018 collections as part of an eclectic showcase that marked a new era for the swimwear fashion industry.

The Opening Night on Thursday, July 20th featured individual runway presentations by Roberto Cavalli Swimwear, Nash Beach and the massively popular Revel Rey by Washington based designer, Audrey Swanson. Nash Beach by designer and musician, Doug Barry, presented an “Old Fashioned Americana” themed show that took the audience back to the roots of the country’s melting pot of southern USA. His designs brought together a retro 1960s classic rock style of swimwear, complete with a Nashville sounding rock ‘n roll soundtrack to go with the runway show. Revel Rey by Audrey Swanson presented a chic Tribal Warrior theme, complete with printed ethnic designs and patterned swimsuits that maintained the brand’s high-end luxury image. Models wore gold and multi-colored tribal face paint and tattoos to embellish the tribal theme. Roberto Cavalli Swimwear represented the global heiress of today with a jungle-like theme, featuring dark forest greens and browns with long, flowing cover-ups to resemble a chic woman of international sophistication.

The Main Event on Friday, July 21st featured runway presentations from DSquared2, Karma Bikinis and OMG Miami Swimwear. Julienne Worring and Antje Worring of Karma Bikinis presented a themed show resembling the Polynesian goddess, with Asian and Indonesian inspired designs, complete with Asian and Filipino models wearing headpieces made with fresh flowers. A Balinese-inspired collection was intended to reflect the sister’s Indonesian roots and childhood. OMG Miami Swimwear by Andrea Gaviria made a head-turning impact, with an extravagant space-age Barberella meets the eighties themed show, featuring swimsuits made from plastic and textiles considered groundbreaking for the swimsuit industry, that included low-hanging straps and chains fixed to a number of swimsuits that gave a fierce-looking decoration. DSquared2 presented a highly anticipated show for men and women, reflecting the west coast Californian culture and LA hipster. The men wore trunks with bold statements on the rear, while swimsuits for women resembled the bohemian girl.

The Designer Showcase on Saturday, July 22nd featured especially selected runway presentations by Just Bones Boardwear, Gabriela Pires Beachwear and Art Hearts Fashion. Just Bones Boardwear – the brand known for “Reinventing The Boardshort” by Jennifer Weisman, garnered attention with a themed show of male and female swimwear that reflected the designer’s upbringing in South Florida. Colorful east coast styles brought a flashback to the eighties, with models styled with retro hair and makeup along with accompanying music by Michael Jackson and Prince to mark the eighties theme and designer’s favorite decade in Miami. Gabriela Pires Beachwear by Gabriela Pires evoked a very feminine theme, with subtle yet chic styles that resembled the delicacy of a ballerina. A number of models wore a flowered corsage that reflected an old world fifties and sixties style of European sophistication and elegance. Arts Hearts Fashion by founder Erik Rosete, presented a broad selection of styles by more than six international designer brands from around the world. Art Hearts Fashion is known as a leading platform for designers and artists to showcase their collections in a contemporary fashion week setting, with shows held coast to coast as a national platform for the arts and fashion community.

During the three nights of runway shows, live musical performances by a number of emerging artists brought an exciting dimension of entertainment to the fashion forward crowd in attendance. Thursday night’s performance was by Momo, followed by a Friday performance by Montana Tucker. Saturday saw high-energy tracks by Deja Ro, Monica Jasmine and Bryson.

“Swim Pop” at Planet Fashion Swim Weekend presented an exclusive Pop-up shop and gifting suite for invited attendees to browse during the day on Friday and Saturday, featuring an Evian Water Bar, La Croix Beauty and Nail Bar, as well as apparel from designers Karma Bikinis, Deko Eyewear and Logophile The Label among many others. Lacroix Sparkling Water was a presenting sponsor and Titos Vodka was the exclusive liquor sponsor.


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Mavele Swimwear & Kelly Saks Miami Swim Week Kick-Off Party

Mavele Swimwear & Kelly Saks Miami Swim Week Kick-Off PartyWednesday, July 19, 5pm-8pm – Brown Jordan Showroom Rooftop, 3625 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District

Mavele Swimwear, a U.K.-based luxury swimwear company, together with Miami fashion influencer, Kelly Saks, hosted a kick-off party to Miami Swim Week party at the Brown Jordan showroom rooftop in the Miami Design District. Guests previewed Mavele’s new swimwear collection “Distinctly You,” which features bold, bright and exotic swimsuit prints in feminine, edgy and sporty designs, offering a style to flatter and enhance the individual silhouette of a woman’s body and bring out her natural beauty. The event also featured several vendors stations including: jewelry personalization, mini manicures by Emena Spa, dry styling hair bar by Sean Donaldson Hair, 15 minute Laser Light facials that turn back time by the Clean Lines, and much more! #DistinctlyYou @MaveleSwimwear @KellySaks


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