In Miami we have a stellar pool of localsÂ from which to be inspired and learn but one of the other perks of living in the Magic City is its access to top notch talent from abroad. Whether its the influx of world renown artists during Art Basel, DJs during Miami Music Week, or designers during Miami Swim Week, weÂ have an inordinate amount of access toÂ superstars and, thereby, inspiration. For a “normal week”â€”that is, a non-themed weekâ€”last week saw a heavy influx of celebrity talent.Â We were particularly excitedÂ that three of these individuals, known for their accomplishments in design or film, shookÂ up theÂ style conversation while in our sunny shores.
Gia Coppola is recognized for her filmmaking genius. Last week she sent a sliver of that genius down to Miami on her behalfÂ in the form ofÂ Boccaccio ’70,Â the last film of a personally-curated series of classic Italian pictures that also traveled to New York and LA this summer. For the final installment of the Gia Coppola x Peroni Nastro Azzurro Grazie Cinema Series, Miami tastemakers gathered at the Miami Beach Edition to munch on hors d’oeuvres, sip on Peroni, and relish inÂ Italian creativity. The breezy evening spent under the Miami stars became as much a muse for those gathered as the film itself.
Meanwhile, at Jade Brickell, Mexican designer Kris Goyri made his Miami debut with a private sale organized by fellow Mexican and marketing guru, Polina Panopoulos. At the event, Goyri presented his Spring/Summer and Fall Winter 2015 collections, as well as introduced exclusive pieces from his 2016 collection. “I love to make women feel beautiful, sexy, and unique,” said Goyri. “Coming to Miami made me discover a cosmopolitan woman that is looking to stand out.” Now, withÂ his elegant, fresh, and beautiful designs at our reach (he is hoping to be back in November), we can.
The star-studded week concluded at the Fontainebleau, where celebrity designer Diann Valentine hosted a meet and greet at Modern Luxury Bride South Florida and The Caribbean‘s Afternoon of Bridal Luxury event. During a gourmet sit-down luncheon, local brides were treated to a keynote speech in which Valentine highlighted bridal trends and talked aboutÂ celebratingÂ the uniqueness of each love story. Valentine also gave the brides a sneak peek of the new collection of her signature “Valentine cuff“. Rest assured, the upcoming wedding season will be one worth watching.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!