Bests: Miami Swim Week 2019

In the past few years Miami Swim Week has exploded by any measure — number of trade shows, runway shows, lifestyle related events in wellness, beauty, and accessories.  There are also more events open to the consumer, like a Paraiso Bungalow, a two story pavilion with sophisticated popup shops on the first floor and a Brad Kilgore eatery upstairs. Plus, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden was taken over for a series of happenings. If you haven’t gone this year, if you like fashion — men and women — it’d be well worth putting a visit on your list.  Here’s a photo gallery of some of my favorite finds. Many of the brands you can find online.

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Miami Swim Week ’19 Standout

The swim and resort wear show from the Miami International University of Art and Design was a homerun. To see the talent, tremendous creativity and passion of the student designers was exhilarating and uplifting. It was a big dose of feel good medicine. The runway show, part of Miami Swim Week 2019, featured the work of over 50 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design students. Students hail from everywhere ranging from Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Vietnam and Ethiopia, to Latin America, Europe, Haiti and the USA. A photo gallery of some of my favorite fashions.
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Last Day to RSVP: Exclusive Reader Event

Today is the last day to RSVP for the exclusive fashion event for MiamiCurated readers on June 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s at Camilla, a jewel of a boutique with statement fashion and accessories designed by this Australian designer. You’ll enjoy champagne, lots of eye candy and a very special gift of one of her clutch bags. Only a few spots are left so you need to reply ASAP!
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Exclusive Reader Event June 26!

You’re invited to an exclusive reader event on June 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  at Camilla, a jewel of a boutique with statement fashion and accessories designed by this Australian designer. I first saw her clothes at Miami Swim Week a few years ago and fell in love with her fabrics, colors and patterns. You’ll enjoy champagne, lots of eye candy and a very special gift of one of her clutch bags. The number of attendees is limited so you’ll need to reply by June 17.
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Fabrice Tardieu

If it weren’t for a good friend who’s a fashionista and a regular denizen of Little River and all places artsy, I wouldn’t have found the shop of Fabrice Tardieu. And that would have been a big loss. Fashion conscious celebs like Will Smith, Common, P. Diddy, Cassie, Dwayne Wade, and Gabrielle Union found their way here, coming for Tardieu’s very creative, quality sneakers, slip ons and boots which he has designed and has made in Italy. Besides fashion forward models, there are also others for those who want classics with a slightly different, creative twist.
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Little River: Big Surprises

A fun day is exploring what will soon be the hot new area in Miami, Little River. Thanks to visionary and pioneer Mindy Solomon of the namesake art gallery who used to be in Wynwood, we got insider tips on what to see and do, and where to eat. Here’s a guide to what we found: five art galleries; a stylish new shop for home décor items, art and gifts; an outpost of a concept store featuring emerging designers; and soon, a major food hall Citadel (watch for a review here). Enjoy!
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Unisex Fashion Bracelets

A popular item in mens fashion are bracelets. I do like bracelets on men, especially when they wear multiple ones. Most of the ones I see are the same old, same old, but not these that recently caught my attention for their attractive design and variety of styles and materials. Plus, they happen to have wellness properties and are well made, not surprising since they come from Germany. Never fear you women readers, Energetix has jewelry for you too (and some models are unisex). Designs as well for teens, children and even pets.They’re now available here in the USA thanks to Miami based Sasha Viguie who just brought the line here.
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