Wade, Cottage and GRS Mix Fashion and Charity

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 16 - 2013

wadeBy:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

A Night on The RunWade 

Three-time  Miami HEAT Champion Dwyane Wade hosted a fashion fundraiser: A Night on the RunWade presented by Neiman Marcus, to benefit his Wades World Foundation on Thursday, September 26, at the Moore Building.  The evening featured a fashion show presented by Hublot featuring looks from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and was emceed by fashion correspondent Jill Martin and Deco Drives Louis Aguirre.  Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, food from some of Miami’s top restaurants, including, Zuma, Milos, Sugarcane, and Chef Adrienne’s (to name a few) silent and live auctions and music by DJ Irie.   No stranger to fancy moves involving a hoop, Wade descended onto the runway from three stories above, harnessed in a hoop- ala Cirque du Soleil.  Once on the runway, he showed off his dance moves to Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail,” to kick-off the fashion show.



Cottage Opens in Miami Beach 

White linen slip covers and curtains, well-weathered painted furniture, blue cotton carpets over sisal: Palm Beach, East Hampton, St. Barthélemy? Not quite a cottage in Sunset Harbor Miami. Guests from Palm Beach to Coral Gables and friends from around the country celebrated the opening of Ariel Burmans new menswear lifestyle boutique:  Cottage Miami, in the garage chic Sunset Harbour neighborhood. The space is actually a refurbished garage, styled with industrial and vintage decor.  Free-flowing Champagne and endless canapés were served at the opening, as guests mingled around the likes of Mr. Bermans Maidstone Club-meets-Malibu hand-picked array of coveted clothing and accessory labels: Billy Reid, Monsieur Lacenaire, Michael Bastian, Brand of Outsiders, Mollusk, Les Essentiels de la Vie, and many others.  I didnt know that Stubbs and Wooten slippers were legal outside of the Town of Palm Beach, and this is my first sighting of Terrapin stationery outside of Manhattan exclaimed Michael Leondas Kirkland as Fabian Basabe ran around the boutique with Mr. Burman selecting editions of almost half of the shop’s well-curated inventory of Assouline books for his new Design District bungalow. 

Burman, a Florida native studied at FSU and then Brooklyn Law School, where he honed his skills in the fashion business while studying law, roaming the streets of Manhattan and spending weekends in the Hamptons.  Details magazine Guerreisms described him as The Well-Tailored Lawyer.  He realized that after law school fashion and style beckoned, and he moved to Miami and began to refine his concept for Cottage.  The opening celebration was a smashing success, and Burmans charm and boyish looks could sell you the sisal! 

Along with Burmans parents Meera and Rick Burman, guests included: co-host Timothy Walker, Marnie Howard, Brandi Reddick, Stefani Lobato, Nickole Ferrer, Lauren Gnazzo, Belkys Nerey, Lindsey Pumpa, Brittney Palmer, Hadley and Yannick Henriette, Josh Burman, Santiago Ynigo, John Hall Nelson, Arin Maercks, Matthew Vander Werff, John Lin,  artists Typoe and Asif Farooq, among others. A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefited the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Cottage Miami, No. 5, 1784 West Avenue, Miami Beach. 305.534.9917. 

Green Room Society 

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art’s Green Room Society (GRS) recently hosted its VIP kick-off event of the 2013-14 season at Fifty Ultra Lounge, on the rooftop of the Viceroy. Synchronized swimming group Verso Performance surprised the guests with their poolside performance.  DJs Danny Stern and Corey Chase got the crowd dancing.  

GRS is a group of social influencers who serve as ambassadors and philanthropic supporters for the Arsht Center and who are engaged as active leaders in Miamis arts community.  100 percent of the funds raised by GRS support the Arsht Centers free educational programming and community events. 


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