Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Boheme’s motto is “Love, Peace and Bohemian Luxury” and it was just that as we all gathered around the famous Raleigh pool to kick of Merces Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim 2010 with a Boutique Show.
The models strutted through the water showing off a little eightes mized with a little bohemian with simple make-up thanks to RICH GIRL COSMETICS and simple long locks were made possible by FEMME COIFFURE hair spa. The flora bella hats were to die for – along with handbags also from Flora Bella, Moyna and Boheme. Another plus was the LOVE for frills – sequin, buckles, beads and be jeweled – the special touches.
If a beach vacay is in the stars, get away with these CHIC essentials from Boheme:
The seventies BOHEME caftan coverup gauze dress, it’t not just a cover up and it comes black, peach, white and green. PIN-UP’s pucci print esq pink bikini is perfect for the GLAM out there. If you want to cover up opt for the blue one piece with skirt by PIN-UP. And we love the details on the KENZO belted birght yellow bikini – it’s all about the details. The gauze and macrama pieces were defintely a CUPCAKE MAG fave.
As for the men, it was a little too eighties for our taste, we love color but the trunks and jackets were just too much – but if you want to step back in time it is a perfect place to start.
Text, Dwayne Knight
Edited by Casi Densmore-Koon
Images Courtesy of Ming Hung Chang/Runwaynewswire.com and Getty Images
Miami was taken by storm with hot trends in swimwear from July 15th -July 19th during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim. Keeping with true Miami form Mara Hoffman exposed us to a world of bright colors, sexy silhouettes, and a craving for warm weather fashion.
The show began around 6pm on Saturday, July 18th at the Beachway located at the Raleigh Hotel in the South Beach district of Miami. The show was produced by the high regarded Peoples Revolution’s Kelly Cutrone, who always puts on a great show. Accompanying the production team and going back to her roots was Whitney Port, who opted to go behind the scenes instead of sitting in the coveted first row. Hair and makeup sponsors for this truly amazing event were Omar Lopez for GHD, a new religion for hair, and Lottie Stannard for Makeup Forever. Chinese Laundry provided the impeccable shoes to compliment the spectacular designs gracing the runway. Gift bags were provided to a number of spectators which included Venus Embrace Razors and Satin Care Lavender Kiss shaving cream who sponsored the event.The energy at the show was amazing- the most exciting of the week. Attendees were thrilled as a positive energy filled the air. Dina Manzo, one of the beautiful Real Housewives of New Jersey and Olivia Palermo, a true fashionista, from MTV’s The City were among those viewing the collection from the first row and no doubt had the attention of many attendees. Other notable people at the show were Paige Sreenan and Stephanie Gramling.
The collection was made up of 35 looks and included swimwear (both one piece and bikini), beaded body necklaces (which were the perfect accessory for many of the looks), chiffon gowns, dashikis, and headdresses (made in the same colors and prints and the garments). The colors were vibrant, exotic, and feminine ranging from neon to metallic and others in between. Many of these colors were brought to us in forms of prints with names such as white wolf, white bird, neon cage, galaxy, grey columns, and black bird. Prints were psychedelic at times yet had a beautiful tribal vibe. It’s no lie that Mara Hoffman can make the most out of a print and create a garment which is both flattering and thought evoking. Among our favorites were a white wolf chiffon desert gown which was soft and sexy, a red scarab knotted dashiki with silver v wire bikini, a pink v wire bikini with beaded body necklace, and a trendsetting black wolf chiffon jumpsuit which is a must have for any true fashionista. Fun details like turbans, cut outs, braids, body necklaces, and neon fringe kept each moment interesting.
Designers Mara Hoffman and Klee van Schoonhoven know exactly what to do to put us in a tizzy with an exotic aesthetic. They left us beyond sizzling and craving more. It’s no doubt that we feel privileged and gracious for having the chance to see such a stimulating collection.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
A collection worth going back to the eighties for
We decided to skip a few shows at The Raleigh tents just to make sure we weren't late for Shay Todd. With an awaiting line of guest and rain tearing down backstage - the collection still made it's debut at WET at W South Beach on Friday, July 17th. Bringing back the eighties, Shay Todd's 2010 beachwear collection was presented by NIVEA, as the evening became an unforgettable setting with sex appeal and intrigued guests.
Celeb front row guest including Bravo TV's The Real Housewives of New York, Kelly Bensimon, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dina Manzo, Actress, Tara Reid and Bravo TV's Miami Social, Maria Lankina all looked on as a playful collection was reveled in which Shay Todd incorporated four different personalities as she reinvented the 80's with swimwear, cover-ups, and resort wear. “I feel the 80s was the most fashionable yet versatile decade as it featured irresistible styles ranging from rock to bohemian-chic trends,” states Todd. “I wanted to tap into each personality of fashion expressionists by creating a collection of assorted designs.”
The collection was filled with retro inspired pieces in muted and vivid tones as models strutted down a runway that was placed in the middle of the W's outdoor pool. Sexy cuts, high-waisted bikinis and feminine silhouettes were shown throughout.
It began with the Androgynous Underground 80s as the bright pink "La Femme" corset design bikini started the show followed by the "Bondage" patent leather monokini with side lattice design presented hard-edge glamour.
The preppy 80s was next with bright whites and crisp pale blues - very clean cut. The effortless chic cover-ups popped in flowing whimsical prints which included the "Goddess Maxi Dress." The powder blue "Romance Romper" seemed to grab the crowd’s attention showing of the love for ruffles.
Next was the new wave flamboyant 80s filled with Madonna esque style composed of vivid colors, unbiased cuts and oversized style. The neon palettes went into a bright direction as well as Koi-inspired prints, as featured on "Crazi 8 Bikini Top with Harem Pant" which is no stranger to the runway this season.
Lastly to make its debut was the bohemian chic 80s which was clearly inspired by Mexico and Africa. The earth tones were clearly desert inspired which included ivory, burnt orange and olive green. We loved the "Chastity" classic belt and the bikini in Henna featuring gold chain link hardware.
In the end, Shay Todd was well worth the line and rain – making it an unforgettable experience. Luckily, the Nivea filled gift bags, extraordinary collection & front row seating made all the chaos go away.