Category Archive: Fashion

Eye Popping Workout Clothes


Whenever I wear the workout clothes (which by the way, also work for going out for a casual lunch or doing errands) I got at new Brazilian shop Equilibrium Activewear, I get compliments. Even from people in my gym populated by Latin fashionistas. The vibrant colors , feminine and creative designs are no less than eye popping. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Miami Fashion News Part 2

Vintage Chanel handbag with its own covering for the rain at WGACA


More Miami fashion news, Part 2, including an Australian and Brazilian favorite from last year’s Miami Swim Week, a shop with the largest variety of hats in Miami (and inexpensive too), and a new vintage store that attracts the likes of Chloe Sevigny, Pharell , Kendall Jenner and David Beckham. For Part 1, click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Miami Fashion News – Part 1



Soft supple suede shirt from Insight on their instore classic car


A recent “recon” mission (as in reconnaissance to check out new shops, eateries, etc) to Brickell City Centre revealed some great new fashion destinations for men and women,  European shops that are beachheads in the USA. They’re not your usual global luxury brands. And don’t we love unique, especially when they’re not over the top pricey. The shops I mention are ones I liked (in fact, alas, I did some damage). Two are  Italian, and a third from Spain with their own brand and others from Europe as well. Read Full Post & Comments »

Things to Do in January – Part 2

Century 21 discount retailer now at Sawgrass Mills photo courtesy of


Miami things to do in January, Part 2 in a series features a major new discount retail destination, a cult favorite in New York City, an evening of gastronomy, chamber music and wine tasting, the annual Taste of the Garden, and a valuable tip for our Fort Lauderdale readers. For Part 1 click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Fashionable Workout Clothes at Flying Lizard

Coconut Grove location


When a shop specializing in workout and athleisure clothes (day to evening wear) calls itself a “boutique”, it deserves a look. Many of the big brands in the field like Lululemon and Athleta, not to speak of Nike and Adidas, tend to be eminently unexciting. True, here in Miami we have some Brazilian and Colombian shop imports adding fashion excitement with colorful prints and styles. But there hasn’t been a shop with a well curated selection of brands from all over the world – fun, fashionable, comfortable and durable. Enter the scene Flying Lizard. The proof of its winning formula? Owner Jessica Lurie opened her first shop a year and a half ago in North Miami, quickly followed by Coconut Grove and now Boca Raton.  And she’ll give a 20% discount to you if you mention MiamiCurated sent you. Read Full Post & Comments »

New Chic European Fashion Boutique


Affordable, stylish, European fashion isn’t easy to find in Miami fashion boutiques. Enter Spaniard Beatriz Carrillo for whom fashion is a passion, who decided it was time to bring some of Europe’s finer, lesser known designers to the Magic City. So Carrillo opened her own boutique, Pool Lab Show,  at 376 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, bringing select pieces from each of her favorite designers in Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Portugal, and the Netherlands. Carrillo has an eye for fashion that is at once contemporary, classic, feminine, and very wearable. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fashion Spotting China: Vivi Sisi


After having seen the wild and super cutting edge work of  Chinese fashion designers in Shanghai, interesting, but not my aesthetic, I was delighted to meet Sisi (Xi Ye) whose  fashion line beautifully combines traditional Chinese fashion styles with contemporary flourishes, both bold and feminine. This is Part 2 of MC Travels in China. For Part 1 on the weird and wonderful, a photo gallery, click here. And look for Part 3 later this week. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Fabulous Friday: Pinky or Fen Xiao Xiao


The perfect way for a fashionista to travel in the city? A Rolls Royce, Bentley or Ferrari, among the world’s most luxurious hotel transfers? Nice, but not a fashion statement. Read Full Post & Comments »

Designer Narciso Rodriguez Show at Frost Art Museum

Fashion lovers or just those of you who enjoy seeing beautiful things, will be pleased to hear that the first ever museum solo exhibition by Cuban-American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez just opened at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Read Full Post & Comments »

What’s Coming Up at MiamiCurated

Let’s salsa night at Coya


As we head into “the season”, my blogging team and I have more special posts you won’t want to miss. Here’s a rundown of some of the topics coming up:

  • Halloween happenings, our list of the best for all ages
  • Food delivery services are booming as more of us order in. A list of our picks.
  • Restaurants to  enjoy reliably good food with live entertainment
  • Tired of going to the same old places in Fort Lauderdale? Here are new ones you may not know about
  • More long weekend getaway ideas, places you can drive to with special events for special passions
  • Best desserts and best dishes of 2016
  • Best restaurants with the best views
  • Event picks for Art Basel 2016
  • A service that tells you the best credit cards for frequent flyer points
  • Staycations

And of course, your favorite monthly features Karen’s Kudos and Eating News along with stylish new boutiques, restaurant reviews, beauty and travel tips, events and cultural exhibits you won’t want to miss and more! Plus, we’ll also be having another reader event, so stay tuned.

Please tell your friends and invite them to subscribe. And let me know if there are any topics in particular you’d like covered.

Many thanks for your readership and  support!

Warm regards, Karen

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