Welcome to Miami, home of hot, sticky weather and parties. Sure many fashion shows with beautiful models and up and coming fashionistas. If you've seen one bikini fashion show, you've seen them all. We did attend some local events we love to come to. Started the week with Modern Luxury Miami magazine's Splashion, which brought out Miami's top fashion bloggers and hosted by Yes Yulz and Luther Campbell. Ria Michelle, Maria Tettamanti, Kelly Saks, Ginger Harris and others strutted down the runway at the W South Beach. Singer Kent Jones performed his hit song, “Don’t Mind.”
Our other fun event was Style Saves at the Setai. Stylist Rachael Russell did a beautiful job showcasing designer's Trina Turk, Mr. Turk, Montce and ishine365, despite a little rain. The event was hosted by Rocky Barnes and Charlotte Mckinney and sounds by DJ Mia Moretti.
The weekend came along and why not start a brunch, the Yandy.com presentation at a bungalow at the W South Beach was laid back, with great fashions, styled by Danny Santiago, and goodies we're still using including sunglasses by Awear Charmant and Bobble water bottle.
The heat, at one point unbearable, downing Peroni like water and getting artic blast from Kyrogenics at the Designer showcase at the Surfcomber. Our week culminating at our favorite, The Standard for Lazy Sunday hosted by colorful designer Mara Hoffman and our friend Michelle Leshem spinning and representing the Canucks in her Canadian flag t-shirt.
The shows and models were great, but is it just exposure or are designers really selling? It seems brunches, lunches and dinners ruled more this week, than the importance of attending a show. Always wondered since most shows are a free for all and most selling happens at the vendor tents or convention center.
Not saying Swim Miami week is not great for our slow, summer economy, but seems somewhat mundane to past installments when IMG was involved.
In any case, can't wait till next year, to see what free water bottle I'll get.