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Trina Turk at Bal Harbour

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 22 - 2010
ttbalharbour Miami fashionistas Amanda Fernandez-Leon, Jacquelynn Powers, Jilian Sanz and Sarah Arison hosted an intimate shopping soiree at Trina Turk Bal Harbour coinciding with Mercedes-Benz Miami Fashion Week Swim 2011. In celebration of the designer’s appointment as the Mercedes-Benz Presents designer, the event offered guests the opportunity to browse the new Swim & Spa collection as well as mingle with Trina Turk, herself. 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 22 - 2010

By: Mary Jo Shore and Maryanne Salvat

LeadMercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim descended upon the South Beach sands this weekend, with an action-packed schedule of 20 shows, featuring designs from top swimwear brands including: Poko Pano, True Religion, Mara Hoffman, Ed Hardy, Red Carter, Luli Fama and our favorite, this season’s Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer, Trina Turk, whose 60s Hollywood-glam-meets Acapulco inspired pieces received raving reviews.  The daily mix of sweltering heat and torrential rain, (c’mon, it’s Miami in JULY, what did you expect?) hardly dampened the excitement for the thousands of fashion insiders who packed the various venues at the Raleigh and trekked amid puddles to off-site shows, such as Red Carter’s at the Bass Museum and satellite swimsuit showcases such as Salon Allure and Melissa Odabash at the W; Funkshion at the Setai; and numerous events at the Webster boutique (more on these next week). Read the rest of this entry »

LUCA LUCA Honors Meredith Mulligan

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 26 - 2010

  LUCA LUCA hosted a chic reception honoring Haute Living‘s newly appointed Fashion and Luxury Editor Meredith Mulligan.  Co-hosted by Miami fashionistas Alison Zhuk, Cristina Rice, Jamie Jo Harris, Malinka Max and LUCA LUCA Vice President Aylin Brenna, the event not only welcomed Meredith as one of our city’s newest fashion gurus, but also offered guests a sneak peak at the brand’s Fall 2010 collection. A portion of the proceeds from the sales during the event benefitted Jewish Adoption Foundation and Care Options (JAFCO).

Zuhair Murad Fall 2010 Collection at Neiman Marcus

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 24 - 2010

On Wednesday, April 28 Neiman Marcus Coral Gables hosted an event for designer Zuhair Murad. Over 70 ladies joined in the fashion celebration, as special guest Zuhair Murad presented his Fall 2010 Collection of stunning cocktail dresses and evening gowns.

Webster Boutique’s First Show

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On April - 24 - 2010

Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Barbara Becker, and Frederic Dechnik

The Webster boutique’s first runway show featuring men and women’s spring and summer 2010 collections took place Thursday night at the posh store. Overall, the show was a good first effort, (the fabulous boutique has been open less than a year), presenting dozens of stunning pieces, despite a few mishaps with the show notes. According to a local fashion editor, “the Webster is an excellent purveyor of the best that fashion has to offer. The styling was done in-house, which sends a clear message regarding the owners’ aesthetic: so it’s an interesting approach to presenting the season’s looks while infusing the Webster’s personality.”

Well-heeled guests joining Webster co-owners Frederic Dechnik and Laure Heriard Dubreuil for the fashion celebration included: Zaha Hadid, Pharrell Williams, Barbara Becker, Tracy Mourning, Iran Issa-Khan, Susie and Walid Wahab, Criselda and Jonathan Breene, Richard Martin, Suzy Buckley, Jilian Sanz, Princess Firyal of Jordan, Sam Robin, Gingi Beltran, Leonardo Davalos, Pedro Maal, Glenn Albin, Susanne Birbragher, Terry Zucker, Naeem and Ranjana Khan, Louis Aguirre, Belkys Nerey, Luis Pons, Loren and JR Ridinger, Richie Rich, Cathy Leff, Christina Getty-Maercks, Michael Comras, Tara Solomon, Nick D’Annunzio, Rene Gonzalez, Nicola Siervo, and Lana Bernstein.

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Whitney Port, Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Alejandro Sanz hit Fashion Miami

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 19 - 2010

DSC_2979In a tent to rival those formerly in Bryant Park, Fashion Miami, presented by Chrysler, kicked off its inaugural season with over 30 designers who showcased their fall/winter 2010 collections throughout four nights of runway shows.  With an average of over 1000 guests per show (multiply that by 30 shows!) this was a fashion aficionado’s dream come true.   Celebrities such as Whitney Port (who showed her new line Whitney Eve, during Gen Art’s opening night), Jon Secada (singer), Romero Britto (artist), Ana Cristina (singer), Burn Notice’s Jeffrey Donovan and Gabrielle Anwar, Roxy Olin (MTV STAR-The City), soap star, Khotan with girlfriend Candela Ferro, Alejandro Sanz and Rony Seikaly attended Fashion Miami, some sitting front row at multiple shows.  These VIPs just added to the list of celebrity designers who were all present throughout Fashion Miami, including Custo Barcelona, Craig Signer, Red Carter, Silvia Tcherassi, Julian Chang, and Gustavo Cadile to name a few.   On opening Night MTV filmed an upcoming episode of “The City” and closing night was filmed by the Bravo Channel.   For those of us who missed NY and Paris Fashion Weeks, we were lucky to get a little taste of the excitement thanks to Fashion Miami. Read the rest of this entry »