My Week in Miami for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim ~ In A Nutshell

To say that Miami Swim Week was a success is a huge understatement. The shows that were set up for this event (including Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim, Swim Show at the Convention Center, Salon Allure and Cabana) far exceeded my expectations. Not only are the 2014 collections that I saw truly amazing, I was blown away by the trends that are emerging for Resort and Spring/Summer. Mesh, ruffles, bows, prints, faux leather and cut-outs a plenty. It doesn’t get much sweeter than this…..especially if you’re a bikini addict like myself. Swoon!

In addition to getting this sneak peek of the much anticipated 2014 swim styles, I was lucky enough to meet some wonderful people and develop some friendships that will last a lifetime! Can I get a ‘hell yeah’!! Ha.

I kicked the festivities off with the Salon Allure Fashion Show at the W Hotel seated with one of my favorite designers, Casey Greenlee, of Greenlee Swim – the creator of the original LRB (little recycled bikini)! I bounced around from the shows and booths during the day to runway shows at night, not missing a beat. Saw some amazing runway shows including L*Space, Luli Fama, Wildfox,Lolli, Minimale Animale, and Indah to name a few. A huge thanks to Lucy from Shop Miami Style for the ‘plus one’ to attend some of the aforementioned shows!

I was able to have dinner and hang out with Jessica, owner of Mermaids Boutique and designer of Kai Lani Swimwear – another one of my favorite brands!! Fantastic dinner at Nobu with her sister Jordana and rep, Jenna – who kept me laughing big belly laughs (and also works for Indah). I hit some after parties including one at the FDR inside the Delano for the launch of the 2014 collection of Mandalynn Swim! Just wait until you see their new prints and styles. Stay tuned for another post about that!! To die for!!!

I met up with Kalani and Oleema Miller of MIKOH Swimwear and went through their amazing 2014 collection. Stay tuned for some amazing new prints, including the underwater ocean print that is a must have for any kini lover. And talk about obsessed….Acacia Swimwear has an entire collection full of pieces that I can’t wait to get my hands on!! Naomi and Lyndie knocked it out of the park with crochet and prints that are unbelievable. More posts to come with pics of the collection!! I also previewed the 2014 collection of the dynamic duo, Mel and Marissa, of Issa de’ Marswim! Such beautiful colors and amzing styles….I was in bikini heaven!! To top it off, GREENLEE shared a suite with EBBA, makers of the Miss Marisa perfume oils. I am a huge fanatic of smelling clean, fresh and tropical…and I must say these oils are the absolute perfect combination of all three!

Whew, as you can see I was super busy in Miami. I have so many individual posts to write about the amazing runway shows, designer colletions and whats trending for 2014. Stay tuned….you won’t want to miss them!!!

Life is better in a bikini!!

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