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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 13 - 2011

fashion week Mercedes-Benz Swim, Splash, and Play 2012 

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 descends upon the South Beach sands this weekend with an action-packed schedule of over 20 shows and presentations, featuring designs from top swimwear brands including: Poko Pano, Mara Hoffman, Red Carter, Norma Kamali, Luli Fama, Trina Turk, and this year’s Mercedes-Benz featured swimwear line Luxe by Lisa Vogel. The annual fashion showcase, which takes over the Raleigh from July 14 through July 18, is the world’s leading swimwear designer platform-and it happens here, in our own backyard. For a complete line-up and schedule visit: http://miami.mbfashionweek.com/

While the shows at the Raleigh are private, the Setai sets the stage for top-tier designers presented by Funkshion, including: Marc Jacobs Resort Wear, Cosabella, Cosmopolitan Summer Splash, and Chloe. Visit www.fashionweekmiami.com , for more information on Funkshion shows. 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz-CLS63-Fashion-Force-3-625x416May the Fashion Force Be With You 

Style-setters prepare! As part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012, the German luxury car maker will be chauffeuring its own version of the “fashion police” all throughout Miami in a wrapped Mercedes-Benz, dubbed the “Fashion Force.” The select group of fashion-savvy specialists will be patrolling neighborhoods of their choice, scouting for the fashion forward.  If you are ‘pulled over’ by the style authorities for looking good, you will be shot (by a camera) and rewarded with a limited edition pair of Havaianas!  

Miami Socialholic™  founders/ SunPost 411 and Go! columnists,  will be on the Force on Sunday, July 17, from 4-6 p.m. all over South Beach.  So gear up Miami, and look out- we are coming for you!  

Fashion Force photos will be available in our Glam Cam next week. Be sure to log on.

 

SSinvitationStyle Saves, Inc. Launches at SOHO Beach House 

SOHO Beach House, in conjunction with Miami Swimwear, hosts the launch of Style Saves, Inc., a non-profit charity founded by fashion stylist Rachael Russell with The Miami Foundation, on Friday, July 15. The intimate fashion event will feature a trendsetting fashion show held on the ground level of SOHO Beach House in the Tiki Bar and is set to begin with cocktails at 8:00 p.m. The premiere fashion show will kick-off with men’s swimwear designer Papi Underwear, followed by Trina Turk Swimwear, with jewelry by B.Rawlings, and the grand finale will be presented by Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour, with styling by the host herself, Rachael Russell. A private reception will be held following the fashion show on the 8th floor club pool deck of SOHO Beach House where luxury goods and services will be silently auctioned. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Style Saves’ students. Tickets are selling for $50 in advance, and $75 at the door, this includes entry into the main fashion event, and the private reception afterwards. Tickets for the private reception are available for $30. The first 100 guests to arrive at the event will receive a complimentary Neiman Marcus gift bag.  For further information, contact Jeffrey Rodriguez at Press@stylerr.com

  

Hot_Nights_Cool_Jazz_-_Martin_BerejanoHot Nights, Cool Jazz at the Bass Museum 

Famed local jazz artists make noise for Friday night happy hour at the Bass Museum of Art will resume its celebrated “Hot Nights, Cool Jazz”  concert series on Friday, July 15 through August 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The six-week summer series will run every other Friday evening and will feature some of the best contemporary Jazz artists in South Florida. The ever-popular happy hour and jazz night kicks off with the Martin Bejerano Trio this Friday, July 15. “Hot Nights, Cool Jazz” is free for museum members and $10 for non-members. Jazz Happy Hour offers complimentary beverages courtesy of Rex-Goliath Wines. Seating is limited.

 

nyckedNycked Swimwear/Resort 2012 Presentation

Join Nycked Swimwear/Resort 2012, Nars Cosmetics, Cutler Hair, and Lycra for a Swim Week presentation at The Grove in W South Beach on Saturday, July 16, promptly at 8:00 p.m.  New York based designers,  Lorenzo Martone and Jules Kim interpret the usage of Lycra fabric to communicate the versatile mobility of swim materials. Guests will enjoy complimentary libations, champagne and canapés. Following the presentation, an after party will be held at WALL W South Beach, which will also celebrate its 2 year anniversary with beats by international DJ superstar Sharam at 11:00 p.m. To attend the event, visit rsvp@wallmiami.com.

 

piscineLa Piscine at the Mondrian Hotel

On Sunday, July 17, Beach, Muse Luxury Group and VIP Magazines will host “La Piscine”, a jam-packed day of full-scale fashion shows to complement Miami Swim Week. CEO and founder of VIP Magazines, Michael Martin is certain the event should not be missed. The fashion shows will begin at 3:00 p.m. and commence every hour on the hour, featuring high-end designers Fenster, PONKO, and By Misha. Complimentary gift bags will be provided for each designer’s show with reservation. To rsvp, contact info@museluxurygroup.com.

 

 

MEAT-MARKET-South-Beach-3 Meat Market’s Wine Dinner with Étude Winery 

Chef and co-owner Sean Brasel along with, savvy sommelier, Sarah Almand present Meat Market’s second wine dinner with Étude Winery of Carneros in Napa Valley.  The four-course dinner will take place on Wednesday, July 20, at 7:00 p.m. The event is priced at $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations for the Étude Wine Dinner are limited and can be made by calling 305. 532.0088.

Celebrities on South Beach

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On February - 3 - 2010

Rachel Zoe and husband, Rodger Berman were spotted checking out of the Mondrian on Friday afternoon.

On Saturday, Miami Dolphins player Akin Ayodele was spotted at a Big Brothers/ Big Sisters luncheon where he praised the importance of being a mentor.  Later that night Ayodele stopped by the Jack Brewer Foundation event co-sponsored by LSN Partners, at the Mondrian in South Beach. This event kicked-off Pro Bowl Week and benefitted the non-profit One Team for Haiti. Joining Akin at the party was Terrell Owens sporting sunglasses and a scarf, (who got as many compliments for his VH1 show, as he did for his football talent), Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson, Zack Crockett, Florida Gator, Carlos Dunlap, and former NFL player Barrett Green.   Creed lead singer, Scott Stapp was unable to attend the event as planned, having just returned from a Haiti relief mission, but sent Creed auction items to help the cause.

Will Smith and Darren Sharper, safety for the New Orleans Saints, had dinner at Meat Market with friends Tuesday night. They seemed to enjoy the food and engaged guests, chatting and signing autographs.

Also on Tuesday night, for the sneak peek of the buzzed about Coco de Ville, Pauly Shore, Tyson Beckford and Amaury Nolasco got a first look at the Miami sister to the LA hotspot and definitely noticed the beautiful crowd that they may not get in Hollywood.  The newly opened lounge is brought to us by The One Group (STK) who has brought on One Fifty to assist with the marketing, and will be bringing back the popular Favela Chic party to the beach.

Beach Balls

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 7 - 2009

Louis Aguirre and Erin Newberg.jpgFor those of us who, um, misplaced, our invitation to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Saturday’s Fashion Art Ball (F.A.B.) hosted by Michelle and Tommy Pooch and Alan Roth was the party of the week. We like to consider this the un-gala- since it’s a ball that’s, well, a ball! Think of it as fancy fundraiser meets frat party.

Upon entering the ballroom at the Fontainebleau, guests were greeted by ten-foot mannequins, perched atop pedestals, composed of hundreds of tropical flowers, decorating the extensive silent auction tables and food stations including delicious bites from Pacific Time, Red, the Steakhouse Table 8, Gaia, Taverna Opa and Ra Sushi. Then there was the seemingly endless array of desserts, tempting even the staunchest dieters, from the Fontainebleau’s pastry shop. Down on the main floor is where things started to get a bit wild, with Deco Drive’s Louis Aguirre and Buster on the microphones as Gen Art winning Krel To Go designer/ Make Me a Supermodel’s, Karelle Levy, proceeded to create a dress onstage for Plum T.V. hostess, Erin Newberg, who was already wearing a stunning, gold Krel creation. The frat party antics began thanks to a Girls Gone Wild!wardrobe malfunction,” courtesy of the buxom Newberg- (step aside, Bettie Paige), and continued with the Legends on The Runway show, featuring a bevy of South Beach nightlife impresarios and personalities, following the elegant women’s runway show, which showcased trends from Atrium, Roberto Cavalli, Ondade Mar Swimwear, and Luca Luca. Whereas the women’s show was stylish and sophisticated, culminating with Michelle Pooch alongside her adorable daughter, aspiring supermodel, Isabella Pooch, the Legends on the Runway show was a whole other story. Sure, the fashions were stylish, and the show started off fairly professional, with seasoned runway pros, such as Eric Milon and Laurent Bourgade, on the catwalk, but things quickly turned wild, with crazy dance moves, wedgies being given, DJ Irie being pushed off the runway and Beau Beasley being carried away, literally, as the crowd cheered and applauded. After the guys finished on the runway and a special performance by R&B legend, Joe, there was a good old-fashioned fraternity hazing ritual, courtesy of DJ Irie, who offered to donate $3,000.00 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in exchange for Alan Roth’s hair, yes, hair. The generous Roth agreed, and Irie actually shaved Roth’s head right onstage. Then Irie offered an extra five hundred bucks for Roth’s eyebrows. That’s when Roth’s girlfriend, Anne Owen, stepped in- thank goodness. All in all, it was a great night, which raised $70, 000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

Polo Tropical

A completely different type of ball hit the beach over the weekend as models with mallets took to our sands for the Miami Beach Polo World Cup, the world’s largest and most prestigious polo tournament. It seems the “sport of kings” is also the “sport of queens,” since for the first year women’s polo graced South Beach, with Matti Bower, Miami Beach’s first female mayor, throwing the honorary first ball, to kick of the matches featuring world-renowned, top-ranking female polo star, Sunny Hale, and Brazilian cover models, Paula Chermont and Tiffany Busch (along with 22 of the world’s top-ranking female polo players) stunned on-lookers with their precision and prowess- not to mention incredible balance and fierce competitive spirit. Hell hath no fury like a gorgeous woman on a horse- remember Lady Godiva? Now imagine her in a cute outfit with a mallet in hand! Eye candy and star power were also provided by the men’s teams, as top ranking polo player/Ralph Lauren model, Nacho Figueras, joined returning champ Kris Kampsen and Isabella Wolf (an 18 year-old polo star who filled in for an injured player) on the Nespresso team, which fought fiercely for the trophy against the Bombay Sapphire team, which ultimately won the title 6-5 in the last seconds of the final chukker. A slew of Miami’s elite, young and old gathered on the sand behind the Setai for four days of sun, sand, snacks, cocktails and polo including local celebrity chef Jeff McInnis from Top Chef, Apprentice champ, Sean Yazbeck, Nicole Henry, Cleveland Jones, Commissioner De la Pena, Iran Issa Khan, and Sam Robin, to name a few. The soon to open, W Hotel, Nespresso, Grey Goose, and Bombay Sapphire were among the top sponsors, who kept the good times rolling.

Coming Up:

The 3rd Annual YMCA Casino Night will host a Bond-themed bash on Saturday, at 8:00, at . Several local celebrity players including, Kelly Craig (NBC 6), Diana Gonzalez (NBC 6), Cynthia Demos (CBS 4), Will Manso (WPLG 10), Willard Shepard (NBC 6), Marybel Rodriguez (CBS 4), Mercedes Soler, author and Mega Estrella winner, Sophia Del Carmen will join guests in a night full of fun and big stakes at the Poker, Roulette, Craps and Black Jack tables. RA sushi will provide dinner by the bite, and Grey Goose vodka will sponsor the sips. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Julie Wagner at 305-254-0310 ext. 1204 or email at jwagner@ymcamiami.org.

Celebrity sightings:

George Clooney, has set up camp at the Delano and has been spotted all over the place, including cameos at Florida Room, Quattro and Mokai. Lance Bass celebrated his birthday on Friday at the Mondrian. Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa in town all week shooting Regis and Kelly at the Fontainebleau, have also been making their rounds. Regis attended a Marlin’s game, and Kelly took her husband and children to the Miami Seaquarium and Jungle Island, where Jimmy Buffet stopped by last week. Nicole Richie was at the Fontainebleau Wednesday night for the launch of her jewelry line, House of Harlow 1960. Former NBA star/recently appointed basketball coach of the FIU Golden Panthers, Isaiah Thomas had dinner at RA Sushi in South Miami. Katy Perry and Wyclef Jean are in town for the Grammy Celebration Concert Tour at the Fillmore scheduled for Thursday.

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