Wondering about swimwear fashion styles for 2021? Last week Paraiso Miami Beach Swim Week 2020 gave us a look at what’s in store with a combination of virtual and in-person fashion shows with international designers. My favorite styles hands down for men and women were from Colombian brand Maaji’s Sacred Fauna collection Spring 2021. There was also an intriguing entry with avatars and virtual fashion show from Lavie by CK of the Cameroon. Check them out below. For more designer collections previewed at the show, look for the link at the end.
This is the time we all need what I’ll call “pick me ups”, whether they’re about self pampering or care, feeling we’re doing something positive with our time off, small indulgences, or just feeling we’re looking good as we lounge around the house. So when I got the news of a sample sale with serious savings off the luxury brand La Perla’s lounge and sleep wear for men and women, off I went to the Design District. And there, besides great discounts of up to 85% off, I also found bathing suits, bustiers, satin boudoir shoes, lingerie and more. The sale is until this Sunday.
As part of an ongoing look at the best shops in Miami, from new designers and shopping destinations, to existing shops that have upped their game, here are two favorites with new collections that you’ll want to check out. This includes 120%Lino with clothing and accessories for men and women in three locations, and the well known Kirk Jewelers, now in expanded quarters in Brickell City Centre and offering exciting new lines.
I’ve been very busy this month coming up with all these wonderful Miami insider tips for February. We’re talking everything from complimentary Rose happy hour for ladies at Novikov, a serious new ManCave with the works, and Little Havana’s first rooftop bar and eatery to a costume jewelry repair pro, terrific musical at M Ensemble Company on through February 23, and more.
It’s seldom I go to a store and want to buy just about everything. A notable exception is The Bazaar Project in its expanded new home in Coconut Grove. The owner, sourcer and person of exquisite taste is Yeliz Tetiz, who travels the world discovering contemporary treasures in home décor, men and women’s fashion, and jewelry. It’s best described as a Concept Store. Sharing the space with the retail offerings is an inviting café with tropical flair that opens onto the street. Though just open for two months, it’s already a hot ticket. Expect Yeliz’s stylish touches, even in the café. A coffee is not just a coffee. It’s served on a silver tray with a piece of Turkish delight candy. Order a glass of wine or cocktail and it comes with a dish of nibbles.
If you haven’t RSVP’d yet for my upcoming 3 in 1 fashion event for men and women on February 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., now’s the time to do it before tomorrow’s deadline. Plus, you’ll be in for another just announced treat! If you have replied, as a reminder the address is 6704 4th Avenue. There’s on site free parking. Here are the details in case you missed my earlier post describing the event.
Fashion, food, name entertainment, people watching, and more — The Official Miami Super Bowl Host Committee VIP Party last week at Bal Harbour Shops with Honorary chairs Matthew Whitman Lazenby, Christine Lynn, Rodney Barreto, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, actor Tommy Lee Jones, and Argentine polo player Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras hosted the one-of-a-kind, private celebrity-styled affair. The event at Bal Harbour Shops for the Nick Buonoconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is always one of the top parties of the year. The entire mall is one party, albeit with the style and flair that you’d expect from the Shops. Feast your eyes on some of the eye candy:
A number of you have expressed interest in going to the warehouse/showroom of Anatomie, the company that makes travel clothes for men and women. So great news! We’ll be going there AND have two other curated vendors. Mark your calendar for February 12, 5:30 to 7:30. My next reader event will be held at their showroom. PLUS, we’’ll be joined by Sonder and Holiday that makes stylish straw market bags that were all the rage in the French Riviera this summer along with custom Panama style hats for men and women and others. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have the designers of my much complimented Frida Kahlo earrings and others that happen to be under $60 so you can buy more than one. Enjoy wine, prosecco and light bites too! Here’s more on the event and images of the products on display. And if you like what you’ve read, I need to have your RSVP by February 7. Feel free to invite a guest but I need to know the name.
A stylish lunch bag? Yes. Thanks to Miami resident Patricia Caballero of Persoi, you can store the lunch you made at home in a fashionable, totally practical handbag that is specially designed for lunches. The idea is to be able to carry lunch to work or play and use the bag for meetings or after work events, all the while being fashionable. So civilized. And one model, The Grace, looks like a Hermes Birkin. Got your interest?