For Art Basel and through the Holidays, Fendi launches The F Factory, a limited-edition retail project in the Miami Design District’s Moore Building, today, November 30. The shop will feature the brand’s most coveted bags, complete with Fendi’s Roman craftsmen on-site to personalize each one. But in true Basel form, art and culture will infuse the retail. Graffiti artist Andre is creating three needlepoint panels live in three 60-minute “performances” in the space, which will then be stitched into a unique Fendi baguette by students from the Design and Architecture Senior High.
The program will gather together some of the world’s most sought-after designers, including Fendi; Proenza Schouler; Duncan Quinn; Jessica Trosman; Christian Dior Homme; L’Eclaireur; Stubbs and Wootton; Pharrell William’s Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream; Katherine Fleming; Maia N.; Cynthia Rowley; Neon Monster; and others, to present limited edition merchandise as well as radically innovative programming and environments that reflect their creative viewpoints.
Special items like Vena Cava canvas kicks, limited edition Jil Sander tees and the Prada Marfa poster that guest-stars on Gossip Girl will be curated to celebrate Interview Magazine and 40 years of pop culture. The Luxury Semi-Automatic Vending Machine will be exclusively at The Mondrian, South Beach. One of a kind creations, rare editions, new releases, cult classics and exclusive experiences will launch Monday, December 1st, 2009 for Art Basel Miami Beach.
Fashionably Social told you weeks ago about model Daisy Lowe shooting in Miami for the Louis Vuitton Beachwear 2010 presskit. Now, Louis Vuitton has released an exclusive photo from the shoot in Miami. Currently loving the toussled hair, purple sunnies, red lips and naturally, the stacked bangles.
Last night The W Hotel South Beach hosted its Global Glam party to celebrate the W Hotels The Store’s first ever Global Glam Collection. Five collections with exclusive original fashions designed by 35 designers worldwide are inspired by the five newest W hotels; South Beach, Santiago, Hong Kong, Istanbul and Downtown New York. Stand-out designers include A.V. Max; Alex and Ani; Daniel Benedict; David Aubrey; Foley + Corinna; Hat Attack; Lauren Merkin; Prairie New York; Rachel Leigh; Susan Daniels; and Wink.
The South Beach Collection is super haute and reasonably priced ($40-$400). A look book was sent to Social Miami and the South Beach Collection is described as remixed resort style.
‘All that glitters is beachy keen at the W South Beach. The inspiration behind this chic cool collection. Like a cosmopolitan escape. These beachside designs take their queue from the buzz of Manhattan.’
For accessories think metallic grays meet black and white lucite. The bangles, clutchs and cuffs are vibrant and richly embellished, very South Beach. While bodycon skirts, flowy tops and embellished sheers rule women’s apparel. Check out the W Hotel online store or visit the South Beach store at 2201 Collins Avenue.
As a long-time bangle fan, the 2010 spring accessories coming out are too delicious for words! Rock these bad boys with anything and everything. Layer thick colorful cuffs for a playful look, stack sets for an edgy vibe or add some sparkle with embellished stones. Whether you want to add some personality to a simple ensemble or dress down a cocktail dress, invest in bangles and get creative.
For the devoted banger, check out the Alex and Ani Bangle Bar. OAL.
She Bangs, she bangs….
Crystal Snake Bracelet, $300
Dual Floral Lucite Bangles, $6.80
H&M Rhinstone Bangle, $20
Juicy Couture ‘Honeycomb’ Enamel Bangle, $43.90 *On Sale
Kate Spade ‘Disco’ Cuff, $225
Meet the Leomonogram Family
Chunky natural mahogany wood and lacquered leopard print LV bangles and rings. Available in gold, navy and fuchsia. Leomonogram Bracelet (Small) $265 (Large) $385 and Leomonogram Ring $150.
From Spring 2010 Accessories