It’s almost August, which means it’s almost vacation time.
Now that July is ending and #SwimWeek is over, it’s time for a break! I have a lot of new swim and resort wear to show you all next month. Then it’s quickly NYFW and fall will consume us in layers and fabulous texture. I’m promising myself to live-up the next month and play dress up like it’s an endless summer.
I put together my perfect beach bag to get me in the mood. xx
Pendleton over-sized towel in Journey West. Deux Souliers White Buckle Flat Sandals. Neon Panama Short Brim Hat (similar here). Craig & Karl x MCM Spring 2013 backpack. Shiseido Extra Smooth Sunscreen 38. Valley Sunglasses in mid-tort Genius Child. Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal.
This is it. The end of my #SwimWeek coverage. It was a real pleasure.
Thanks for hanging out and following along. Also, a big thanks to Vita Coco! I made a different drink recipe using VC all week and on the last day…I just wanted hydration. No fuss. Me, my bikini and coconut heaven. xx
I hosted my first Swim Week party….and shit got real! I am soooo happy with the way this event turned out. I want to give a HUGE thank-you to Skinny Kings and Freehand Miami for producing the most badass fashion pool party of the season.
I have wanted to host this kind of pool party during swim week for years. It’s one of my favorite times to be in Miami, but it’s also incredibly hot. All I want to do is hang out in the water and sip on something refreshing, instead of viewing swimwear while standing by a pool and sweating. We really wanted this to be an event that people actually got in the pool and had a good time. Oh, and are able buy swimwear! It’s so hard to see all these amazing new pieces and not be able to take anything home.
The vision was totally on point and I am still processing how happy I am with everyone who came out and were a part of the day. THANK-YOU!! Vita Coco, Will Buck and David Sinopoli, iShine365.com, Dude Sky Walker, Kemana, GoodDroid, Peroni, Mari Yu, Koto, Algae and Ibiza Passion – you guys made it happen! BLESS. xx
Wearing 2014 We Are Handsome. I’m obsessed with flamingos!Rachael Russell, FORD stylist and Kemana designer.Filming with Gabriel Sanchez for Pavan.Looking like Britney in my favorite new top by UNIF.
Wet hair backstage at Minimale Animale.Matt Whyte at The Standard for Lazy Sunday with The Webster.
ALEXIS Greta strapless dress. Only the most perfect summer dress. Shorts by Kemana. Halter by Brandy Melville. Shoes by Zara. Ashley Sky opening the Minimale Animale Show.
Cassandra Kellogg. The Finna dress by ALEXIS. Shoes by Zara.
We did it. MBFWSwim is ovah!
I have been napping in bed all day to gather strength and go through all the photos. I had such a good week! Busy as hell, but I loved it.
Here goes my final wrap up of the week in collaboration with Pavan Liqueur. Be sure to enter Pavan’s Jet Set Sweepstakes for a chance to a trip to Paris and the French Rivera! (Details below).
It was such a pleasure hanging out at The Standard and making it my oasis from the chaos on Collins Avenue.
Next year is the 10 year anniversary of Swim Week, so until next time! xx
Photos by David Lundblad and Gabriel Sanchez.
SUNDAY FUNDAY! I had the BEST day yesterday. I want to say THANK-YOU so much to everyone that came out yesterday. It was my favoritest, bestest Swim Week party ever. I have a HUGE post of photos from the Don’t Worry Baby party at Freehand that I will post first thing tomorrow.
After Freehand, I rushed over to The Standard to catch the tail end of Lazy Sunday BBQ with Pavan Liqueur. We just chilled and enjoyed the sunset while eating burgers and sippin’ on Pavan Sangria. After, I kidnapped Pavan creative director Stefanie to head over to Soho House with me to see the Wildfox show. I really liked the presentation. I am dyinnggggg for the Flamingo one-pieces and the rainbow 70s vibe. I also got a badass suit in the gift bag…can’t wait to show that off.
By the way, if you love whiskey, here’s a trick for making it super-summery in the heat; freeze some Vita Coco in an icebube tray and plop one in your whiskey of choice. Trust. It’s delicious and really fresh.
TONIGHT IS MINIMALE ANIMALE. My absolute FAVORITE swimwear brand and designer. I am giddy with anticipation.
Three days down, two days ahead. Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day. I REALLY hope it stays sunny and gorgeous for the Don’t Worry Baby pool party I am hosting today between 2-7 at Freehand Miami. The event it’s open to all, so stop by if you’re in Miami Beach. The Miami New Times did name Don’t Worry Baby as the #2 BEST party for Swim Week….
Saturday morning started off with a brunch at The Shore Club featuring Tory Burch 2014 swimwear. I was blown away by two things: panama hats with embellished rims and what Tory considers breakfast. When you say brunch AND breakfast on the invite…let’s just say I kind of expect eggs. What was offered was a liquid breakfast of unlimited mimosas. Don’t get me wrong, LOVE MIMOSAS, but I had a full day yesterday and really could have used a bit of protein. The hat’s were pretty, though.
After being overly dramatic about the non-breakfast at Tory, David and I made pancakes. Ahhh this reminds me of my all-time favorite Yeezus line: “Hurry up with my damn croissant.”
Yup. Pancakes and a Vita Coco bellini! Oh, and some light Vogue reading. This Kate cover is so flipping good. Hands down my favorite cover of the year so far. #Flawless
The Standard Hotel was our next destination to meet up with Pavan Liqueur. I met my girl, Stefanie Marco, for a drink and chat before we dropped off swag bags for designers staying at The Standard. I will be producing a BIG Swim Week wrap-up photo diary in collaboration with Pavan, so stay tuned. Here are a few hints of what went down: We Are Handsome ’14, flamingos, orange slices and a bath tub…..
After getting silly with Pavan, David and I rushed over to The Gale to meet up with my fave boys from Galore Magazine, Prince and Jacob. The boyz were throwing a rooftop pool party with SI models and Ashley Sky! I mean, who can say no to that? David took a bunch of video yesterday, so I’ll give you more deets on the adventures at this party next week.
Around 5 pm we hit up ASOS party at Soho Beach House. I was starting to fade by this time, so we snuck out early and headed downstairs to the club bar for a pizza. It was my favorite moment of the day by far! I will say the ASOS party was awesome. I would have loved to hang out and get tipsy. This week is werk though, so I tried to stay focused. I do want to pass along a little tip….ASOS has really good swimwear at a ridiculously reasonable price. ALL about the cut-out one pieces.
My final stop was the Chloé show. My voice was almost gone and I think I enjoyed it. There was a white one-piece with a super high neckline and low back and that was awesome. Also, a few cool 80s color blocking bikinis with soft pastels instead of the primary colors. Yea, I totally enjoyed Chloé.
I actually had THREE wardrobe changes yesterday. I will be posting them ALL in my round up diary on Tuesday. xx