#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Miami Does Swim Week


Few things make as much sense as Miami hosting Swim Week. We’ve got beautiful beaches, fantastic weather, an exciting nightlife and, most importantly, incredibly talented people. Our favorite part of locally-hosted international events like Swim Week is seeing the global spotlight shine on our local talent and watching them flourish. This year, we went into the bikini madness with a goal to observe and report on the accomplishments of Miami designers, products, venues, and people. Alas, here we are today sharing five of the week’s best 305-bred moments.

1. Liliana Montoya – Mermaids of Atlantis Runway Show at Funkshion Fashion Week
Liliana Montoya is a Miami Beach-based brand that has captivated aspiring mermaids in the US and beyond. For the brand’s third Miami Swim Week, Liliana stunned the crowd with sexy wrap-around pieces and a killer summer soundtrack that included our “it” summer song: East & Young Remix of Runaway (U&I) by Galantis. The night was made all the sweeter because it was a collaborative effort of multiple Miami girl bosses, including Valérie Engel of South of Fifth’s Roses and Dreams Boutique which carries her brand. If you missed our previous feature on Valérie, check it out here for some serious life inspo then stop by her store to pick up Liliana Montoya’s sultry swim designs.

2. Style Saves Swim at the Miami Beach EDITION and the SLS Hotel
Miami non-profit Style Saves, which fundraises to donate underprivileged kids with clothing, shoes and accessories, was the talk of the town with their 5th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser at the Miami Beach EDITION. The runway show featured beach must-haves by coveted brands (Kai Lani, Regine Chevallier, and Goêt) and swoon-worthy moments thanks to the world’s cutest puppies. Then, on Sunday, Style Saves hopped over to the SLS Hotel where they hosted pop-ups of local brands and boutiques (iSHINE365, Style Mafia, MVM Boutique) for a “So Miami” shopping experience in the name of charity. Thanks to Style Saves, the weekend was a fruitful one for our small businesses and for the less fortunate children in our community. P.S. If you want to contribute to their more than worthy cause, you can donate at any time.

3. Babalú at Hammock Show
Babalú, local luxury boutique and the brainchild of perfume fanatics Greg Melvin and Paolo Ambu, was also present at Miami Swim Week. We stumbled upon their elegant display outside the W Hotel’s trés chic ballroom and, as soon as we spotted their unmistakeable pink logo, we were super psyched to see what they had in store. You may remember from our feature on their Perfume Genie that the team from Babalú has a flare for the exciting and the exotic and, at Hammock Show, they didn’t disappoint. They used the trade show to debut their new line of artisanal candies which are fittingly inspired by notes from fine fragrances like those sold at their Lincoln Road outpost. The layer of notes in the candies, such as the honey, ginger and oriental spice in the “Spicy” line, make them a unique gift for anyone with a sweet tooth.

4. Escape Miami Style Lounge at Shelborne Wyndham Grand
Escape Miami Lounge, an annual swim-themed ode to Miami by Annie Vazquez (A/K/A The Fashion Poet) and Katya Bravo, returned for its third year bigger and better than ever. The event took over the Shelborne‘s pool and cabanas with pop-ups from well-known brands like Italia Independent (which will be opening their first store in Miami soon) and newly-launched ones like Flair Miami blog’s new line of Miami-inspired t-shirts. We were all about the fruity summer cocktails, the burst of cooling kryogenifex mist, and The Biscayne Poet‘s sweet prose. This really is one of Miami’s best summer parties time and time again.

5. Akai, Alexibella and Siempre Golden Brunch at Seagrape
We ended our Miami quest with brunch (because Miami, bro) at Seagrape where we scarfed down three chocolate croissants in the presence of the two designers of Akai Swimwear and their other media guests. In addition to overloading on carbs, we had the chance to chat with Daniela Longo and Chabeli De Sousa about the story behind their brand, the inspiration for their second collection, and their time at the University of Miami (Go ‘Canes!). We also perused their lookbook and those of Alexibella and Siempre Golden before leaving with a super chic and cheeky Siempre Golden bikini that you’ll get the chance to peep in a future post. Until then, you can find your summer swim in Akai, Alexibella, and Siempre Golden. Trust.

Miami Life Pool Party Luau 8/8/15

MMiami Life Pool Party Luau
Sunday, 08/08/2015 – 08/08/2015 03:00 pm – 09:00 pm
485 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $10 advance ticekts / $20 admission at door

The Majestic Group, Ravin Boys & 103.5 The Beat presents
Miami Life Pool Party Luau

Hosted by K. Foxx (103.5 The Beat)
Music by DJ Epps (103.5 The Beat), DJ Sinistar & DJ Junior

Poolside Table Special $400 (2) Bottles
Purchase Pre-Sold Tickets here: MajesticGroup.Eventbrite.com
For Info/Table: [email protected] or 786.970.7403

Full Moon Soiree at Nikki Beach 7/31/15

Full Moon Soiree at Nikki Beach
Friday, 07/31/2015 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Full-Moon-MaskNikki Beach
1 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Facebook Link
Cost: Say “MegaCity Events List” for Free Admission

Mysterious things happen during a Full Moon…

Nikki Beach presents an elegant Masquerade soirée on the full moon night of each month, launching July 31.The secrecy is heightened as you mingle with masked guests and each element is revealed as the night unfolds. Entry is complimentary for MegaCity Events’ friends and guests beginning with a fresh seafood driven dinner, followed by exciting live entertainment.

Entertainment will be endless with Fire Dances, a Live Saxophonist, Live Body Paint, a Live DJ, and a Fortune Teller. Dance under the beautiful Full Moon light with your loved one and friends.

RSVP to enjoy an upscale dinner party experience, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the beach and the sereneness of the full moon.
For dinner reservations call or text 786-277-3703.

Grand Opening of Penthouse 50 at the Viceroy featuring F4ST 7/24/15

Grand Opening of Penthouse 50 at the Viceroy featuring F4ST
Friday, 07/24/2015 – 10:00 pm – 05:00 am
IMG_1044Fifty Ultra Lounge
485 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Complimentary Admission from 10pm-12am on David Garay’s List

On DAVID GARAY’s VIP list: Complimentary Admission from 10pm to 12am with a valid ticket (While Complimentary Tickets Last)

Sounds by: Special Guest DJ: F4ST (Fainal and Sara Tunes)
DJ Dolly Roll (House music)

INFO & RSVP Call/Txt 786-985-3520! http://www.DAGPROMIAMI.com/, Like us: http://www.facebook.com/DAGpro Follow us: http://www.twitter.com/DAGPROMIAMI

Venue Description:
Fifty stories up, FIFTY reigns as Icon Brickell’s most exclusive lookout point: a spectacular, Asian-inflected private pool and lounge atop the hotel tower. Open Thursday through Saturday evenings, FIFTY is the ultimate downtown gathering spot for locals and guests alike to enjoy cocktails before or after dinner at Viceroy Miami’s spectacular restaurant, Eos, or as a prelude to a night on the town. Late night, the rooftop lounge plays host to an international who’s who, featuring a rotating roster of some of Miami’s top DJs and an ambiance that’s chic, sexy and quintessentially Miami.

FIFTY’s stunning interiors are layered with grained marbles and woods, Japanese woodblock-inspired prints and plants, with salt air and fresh floral blossoms scenting the sky-high atmosphere. From nearly every angle, the boundless view of Biscayne Bay below underlines FIFTY’s unparalleled perspective atop Viceroy Miami.

Miami Life Pool Party 7/18/15

Miami Life Pool Party
Saturday, 07/18/2015 – 02:00 pm – 08:00 pm
MajesticGroup-July18AFIFTY – 485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131
485 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: $20


Hosted by Papa Keith (103.5 The Beat)
Music by DJ Sinistar, Jis Music & DJ Bullet Proof (103.5 The Beat)

Advance Tickets $10 at MajesticGroup.Eventbrite.com
For Cabanas/ Information contact [email protected] or 786.970.7403

Fifty Ultra Lounge Hosts Patriotic Pool Party 7/5/15

FIFTY Ultra Lounge Hosts Patriotic Pool Party on July 5th
Sunday, 07/05/2015 – 01:00 pm –
Fifty Ultra Lounge
485 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: $20

This coming Independence Day weekend, FIFTY Ultra Lounge, recently voted “Best Hotel Rooftop Bar” by 10Best/USA Today, will host a pool party and bikini contest with DJ Supa Dave and a dozen of the hottest local firefighters featured in the 2015 South Florida Firefighters calendar. During the patriotic affair, the “models” will sport their six-packs and swimsuits. To register for the contest, ladies must present their two sexiest bikinis by 1 p.m. 1st-place winner will take home $1,000; 2nd place will receive $300; and 3rd place will be awarded $200. Free champagne for ladies from 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-reserve a VIP table by calling 305-766-6730 and receive $100 off bottle service. Sponsors include Corona, GoodLife, DineGasm and Hennessy. Doors open at 1 p.m. on July 5. Email [email protected] $20 cover charge. FIFTY Ultra Lounge is located on the 50th floor rooftop of the Viceroy Miami hotel at 485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131.

Saturday Nights 6/20/15

Saturday Nights
Saturday, 06/20/2015 – 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Saturday-Nights-at-1-Hotel-Rooftop-IGThe Rooftop Pool at 1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Vibes by Leo Medina on Saturday June 20th, 2015 from 10 PM to 12 AM