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
The sun came out! Last night the weather finally played nice and it didn’t rain. Well, it sprinkled a little.
Anywho, I started my evening off by hitting up The Standard Swim launch. I was hoping to get to see We Are Handsome swimwear, but I didn’t see a single bikini. It was more of a cocktail vibe than a ‘come view awesome swimwear event.’ I did experience a pretty sunset and a glass of champagne, though.
The Mikoh dinner at The Delano was next on my hit-list. I met up with my girl, Ashley Sky, in the lobby and we headed back to Bianca for an intimate dinner. I finally got to meet Mikoh designers, Oleema and Kalani, which was freaking awesome. Mikoh is one of my hardcore favorite swimwear lines and it’s always my go-to for a spontaneous beach outing. Ooo! You guys I totally sat next to Olivia Lopez! Major fan girl for Olivia and her blog, Lust for Life.
Style Saves was my final destination. I struggled to get a cab on my way out from The Delano, so I rolled up to Soho House with about two minutes to spare before the show started. This is the ideal situation. Soho House shows have no seating assignments, so me coming in late actually gave me access to the front row with a view of founder, Rachael Russell, doing final checks on her models before they walked the runway. Big congrats are in order for the wonderful people behind local charity, Style Saves. You all killed it!
Vita Coco was there for me again yesterday so we made a Pina Colada and had a brief (but very relaxing!) moment in the sun while drinking an updated version of one of my absolute fav drinks out of a fresh pineapple. So, yeah.
Today is gonna be CRAY. I finishing writing this now at 9 am and need to be at the W Hotel within the hour. #Help.
Follow me on Instagram @adelduca for all the deets. xx
Rain or shine the show must go on! Here in Miami Beach the rain has been relentless for days. The streets were flooded and completely chaotic. Add thousands of fashion journalists and models to the raging weather and you can probably picture the last few days as quite adventurous.
Last night was the official start to Mercedes-Benz fashion week with a kick-off party at The Raleigh for Roxy’s 25th Anniversary with DJ Chelsea Leyland. It wasn’t really raining, but it was not not raining. Only an hour before the party started my phone was alerting me of flash floods and dangerous conditions. I decided to wear a shift dress and stilettos. Go figure.
After the party, things moved to Soho Beach House for dinner with old and new friends. I had the pleasure of sitting down for snacks and drinks with my girls Ashley Sky and Berny Reyes, Prince and Jacob from Galore Mag and new friend, Chelsea Leyland. I was super thrilled to meet her and enjoyed her set earlier in the evening at The Raleigh. She is gorgeous in person and very kind.
Can we talk about this dress though?? Uh, I had to wear it. Anyone recognize the designer? You might say Mara Hoffman – and that’s a solid guess. Nope, it’s ALEXIS. Yup! I’ll be werking my favorite summer ALEXIS looks for swim week, along with some special pieces I have been saving over the summer.
Tonight will be super busy. I’ll be hitting up The Standard with Pavan, The Delano with Mikoh and over to my girl, Rachael Russell’s Style Saves runway show at Soho Beach House. I’ll have a recap of the night’s shenanigans up here tomorrow afternoon. I’ll also have another Vita Coco recipe!
I teamed up with Vita Coco to keep me hydrated all week. I decided to make a different drink every day using my fully stocked Vita Coco supply. Yesterday, we did a blueberry coconut smoothie. YUM.com. xx
Do you remember writing notes in class? I used to spend the entire period penning an epic note about what I ate for breakfast and who I had a crush on that week. I would complete the process with changing color schemes and doodles. I remember going through a phase where I would fold the note into a little fortune cookie. The folding phase was short lived, though. It’s funny how folding the note all cute was the tipping point for taking it too far.
Despite folding habits, the notes were kind of amazing. Friends sharing with each other in a deeply personal way. I would change up my handwriting or practice penmanship in one random paragraph. The notes reflected my mood and, really, the amount of time we would pour into a simple passed note in class.
For Swim Week, I teamed up with Vita Coco to produce some really dope coverage for you all. We wanted to start things off by sending out a Vita Coco swag bag to friends in Miami working this week to cover Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013. It’s important to stay hydrated, yo.
Inside the bag, I made these notes! I really wanted to do something special and bring back the warm feelings I get thinking about writing notes in high school. I decided I should probably step it up from lined paper and heart-shaped doodles – to magazine collages with a note written in teal.
Be sure to visit back each day this week for outfits, cocktail recipes and my highlights from the previous day. It’s gonna be real! xx
Happy Swim Week, lovelies. What better way to start things off than with a badass pool party editorial? My thoughts exactly.
I teamed up with one of my dearest friends and all around amazing person, Rachael Russell, for a photo series to help promote her charity. Rachel is the founder of Style Saves, a non-profit that builds confidence through clothes and provides a fresh start through fashion for the first week of school. Every year, Style Saves hosts a fundraising event at Soho House during swim week and it’s always one of my favorite events.
This year we teamed up to produce a fun photo shoot to promote the fundraiser and celebrate Swim Week. I am so pleased with the final photos! I had been brain storming all kinds of ideas of how to make this swim shoot different than anything we have tried here on CF.
One last thing…can we address how amazing the pool looks? I am so obsessed with this home. I want to give a warm and BIG thank-you to Jon Batchelor and Nancy Batchelor at EWM for letting us shoot at the beautiful pocket listing property on Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach.
Click here to purchase tickets to Style Saves Swim Fundraiser on Friday, July 19 at 9:00 pm.
Introducing….photos by Fred Love!
I started working with Mr.Love a couple weeks ago for a series of styling projects for iShine365.com. We ended up with free time on set and took advantage of the situation with photos, of course. I threw on a bikini (naturally) and my favorite tee from The Deuce in Miami Beach. Fred is going to be helping me out during #SwimWeek and on different projects for CaptureFashion.com.
Don’t worry, David will still be contributing on a regular basis – but the man is busy. Check out Mobile Nations to see what D’s been up to lately.
These photos turned out super dope. Thank-you, Fred!