Last night, I had the honor of attending an evening of charity and fashion at the Fountainebleu hotel in Miami Beach. The event was sponsored by the shops at Bal Harbour & LANVIN to benefit Project Newborn. I got there in time to browse the silent auction goodies–there was so much up for auction! The crowd was bidding of luxurious things like fashion items from Bal Harbour Shops like Carolina Herrera and Yves Saint Laurent, and weekends at Miami Beach hotels like the FB and the Mandarin, just to name a few.
At around 9pm, IT HAPPENED. The FIRST EVER LANVIN RUNWAY SHOW IN THE USA. The clothes were UNBELIEVABLE. I was situated at the end of the runway by all the other press and photogs and the spotlight made getting pictures kinda tricky. With that said, please excuse some of my photos that look overexposed–I did the best I could! It was such an amazing experience and I am so grateful I got to attend.
Note, things got a little nippy in Miami this weekend, hence the faux fur vest. People here are so funny–it gets down to 60 degrees and people bust out the winter clothes. I love it. Silly Miami.
Such a great experience! Hope you guys like my pictures though they really don’t do the collection justice…
On me: Faux Fur vest, Capelli; Ann Taylor dress, Nine West heels, Walmart belt.
A sneak peek at the designer featured in tonight’s festivities…I can hardly contain myself!!!
can’t wait to share pics and tell you all about it!
Yesterday, I headed to Dadeland Mall in Miami to meet the beautiful Rachel Roy. Fresh off NYFW and this week’s episode of Project Runway, Rachel looked absolutely stunning. While male models walked around serving refreshments and snacks, female models sauntered around wearing Rachel’s latest designs.
Literally Rachel was one of the prettiest people I’ve ever seen up close. Not to mention like 6 feet tall and definitely a size 0. Also, she offered a lot of insight on life in the fashion world, expressed kudos to MOI for my journalistic endeavors and was an inspiration all around. Oh, and did I mention her line, Rachel Rachel Roy is TO DIE. Seriously.
Rachel with two very nice girls I met, Jenny Urgelles and Daniela Paez
Now that we are in October, its time to attend some National Breast Cancer Awareness Month events. Search online and you’ll see many events dedicated to Susan B. Komen For The Cure. To those of you who live in South Florida, I’ve saved you the time and found one for you.
Saturday, October 23rd head to Pangea Lounge + Gryphon Nightclub in the Hard Rock Casino from 6-10pm for the huge ShopSwagg shopping event!
This event will offer discounts on items from the trendiest and sexiest boutiques in the Ft Lauderdale/Miami area, PLUS free Swagg like food and beauty products from Everyday Minerals, Neostrata, and many more. Did I mention the free massages, product and service raffles and giveaways? Do not miss out! It will be hosted by 2011 Beach Bunny Super Model of the Year and former Miss Florida USA, Jessica Rafalowski.
After a long, hard evening of shopping, stick around as the venue goes from shopping extravaganza to nightclub. Coat check will be available to hang on to your new purchases as you dance the night away.
General admission is $20, general + 2 drinks is $30, and open bar VIP tickets are $50. Clearly we can see where the bargain is ;). Tickets will be $75 at the door. See you there!
For those unable to attend the event, you can log on to the ShopSwagg website and make a donation to Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale.
Proceeds of ticket sales to Susan G. Komen of South Florida and NFL’s OJ McDuffie’s Catch 81 Foundation for sick and underprivileged children.
Last night Novio and I went to LIV at the Fountainbleu for the launch party of Bayfront Magazine launch. The place was mobbed! We had a really good time and ended up staying out a titch too late for it being a school night. Carpe noctum right?? 🙂
Big thanks to @ExposedPR for a great night!
On me: Cotton dress by ABS Allen Schwartz, Nine West pumps, Michael Kors watch, my mom’s thrifted necklace, my grandmother’s vintage purse-turned-clutch