The requisite slew of celebrities flocked to South Beach, creating quite the buzz on the sandy terrain during the swimsuit bonanza. Front row at Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer, Trina Turk’s show: a very mature and quite handsome Bow Wow with his gorgeous on and off girlfriend Angela Simmons, daughter of famed Rev Run and niece of music/fashion mogul Russell Simmons. That same evening John Legend and Christine Teigen, were spotted enjoying Grey Goose cocktails and socializing with Lance Bass at the Gansevoort rooftop for the Ocean Drive/Irina Shayk cover party. At the Bank United Center, Latin celebrities: Shakira, Juanes, Pitbull, and Selena Gomez took the stage for the 7th Annual “Premios Juventud” presented by Univision.
On Friday, Lance Bass and Pheobe Price were front and center at the Ed Hardy 2011 Swimwear show, where Corde “Spank” Broadus, a.k.a. Snoop Dogg’s son, walked the runway, for the debut of his modeling career. Over at Plunge, Entourage’s “Mrs. Ari Gold”, Perrey Reeves took to the catwalk in support of good friend and designer Michelle Jonas. Reeves wore a white and gold Grecian dress which was custom made just for her. The Kardashian Sister Trio: Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney, along with teen queen Selena Gomez, made an appearance at the Beach Bunny Swimwear Show. The “Dash” sisters presented pieces created for their collection. W Hotels Global Fashion Director, Amanda Ross, and UK-based swimwear designer, Melissa Odabash, hosted a private dinner in a W South Beach Hotel & Residences penthouse to celebrate the designer’s swim week show, as well as her exclusive pieces for the soon-to-debut W Vieques Global Glam Resort Collection. A group of select VIPS – including actress Lindsay Price (of Lipstick Jungle fame), designer and model India Hicks, Frederic Dechnik and Laure Heriard of The Webster, Paul Bacardi and Food Network star, Ingrid Hoffman, LA socialites Jill Roberts & Sarah Emaunuel, Dee Poon, Susanne Birbragher, Vogue LatinoAmerica’s Eva Hughes, and Ocean Drive’s Suzy Buckley- sipped Grey Goose Vodka cocktails and champagne while W’s Global Music Director, Michaelangelo L’Acqua, spun tunes from the recently launched
Symmetry CD. At WET and WALL, The Daily celebrated the kick-off party for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim 2011. Spotted at W South Beach this weekend, for WALL’s one-year anniversary party, which coincided with the birthday celebration for Jilian Sanz, Florida International Magazine’s fashion editor: Lorenzo Martone, Lance Bass, Jessica White, Tori Praver, Julie Henderson, Dennis Rodman, and Wilmer Valderrama. Grammy award winner Mya and Apprentice season 5 winner, Sean Yazbeck, along with favorite local celebrities Belkys Nerey, Mario Vergel, and Louis Aguirrre attended the Carrera Sunglass Escape Soiree hosted by Solstice Sunglasses Boutique. Gloria Estefan was spotted enjoyed dinner at Zuma Miami.
At the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino, basketball icon, and one of the Three Kings for the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade, made a rare public appearance on the red carpet with girlfriend and actress, Gabrielle Union. The couple joined Alonzo Mourning during Summer Groove Comedy Jam. The show featured comedians: George Wilborn, Damon Williams, Gary Owen, Tyler Perry, and Red Grant.
On Saturday, super model Hilary Rhoda attended The One Group’s LifeStyle Retreat Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week.
Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson was also in Miami Beach at the LifeStyle Retreat Lounge for the signing appearance of her new book Sliding Into Home and took a break to satisfy her craving for STK’s Lil Big Macs.
On Sunday, the Neon Trees had an exclusive performance at the W South Beach before jumping into the pool when the rain started coming down!
With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in full force, EPIC Hotel played host its fair share of celebs including Brandon Marshall, Wide Receiver for the Miami Dolphins, Chris Johnson, of the Tennessee Titans, Mike Walker, of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Boyz 2 Men front men Wayne Morris and Shawn Stockman. DJ Clue, a.k.a. Ernesto Shaw was also a guest at EPIC.