Final show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim: Australian Beauties & a HOT Lifeguard!
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim has officially come to an end in Miami. It has truly been an amazing experience to attend this prestigious international event full of talented designers and breathtaking runway shows. On Monday, July 19th, I attended a group show at The Raleigh Hotel featuring Lisa Maree, Kooey Swimwear Australia, Aquarella Swimwear and Lisa Blue. The night kicked off with an energetic vibe thanks to a special guest on the runway: Lisa Maree's Lifeguard (pictured above). It was definitely a clever way to grab everyone's attention! Throughout the show, each designer presented their 2011 swim collection by adding their own exciting element to the night. Check out my photos from the evening:
Top Left: Elaine Lancaster struck a pose for MBS at The Raleigh Hotel. Top Right: Derek Girdhani and Taryn Hipwell before they entered the Mercedes-Benz show.
Top Left: Suzie Ketcham and Royce Reed from VH1's Basketball Wives sat in the front row to preview the 2011 swim collections. Top Right: Annie Vazquez from NBC Miami along with yours truly!
Lisa Maree was the first collection to hit the runway on Monday night. This is a new line designed by model Lisa Maree. Inspired by Australia's beach culture, the collection gave the audience a dose of intricate patterns like the criss-crossed swimsuit shown above.
Above: These were my favorite looks from the Lisa Maree fashion show. I can't get over the rich blue color on the left and the details woven into the swimsuit on the right.
Above: Ladies, here's a second look at Lisa Maree's Lifeguard. I know you like the eye candy...enjoy!!!
Above: A stunning black bikini from the 2011 Lisa Blue collection. I was truly impressed by the Australian designer behind this brand, Lisa Burke, who's passion for swimwear has allowed her to protect the marine environment. A full 25% of the net profit from Lisa Blue is donated to the Australian Whale Conservation Society. It is inspiring to see a designer who gives back to an important cause.
Above: Lisa Burke (pictured on the right) is known for incorporating Australia's unique Aboriginal style into her swimwear designs. To read Lisa Burke's complete story, visit her website and listen to the call of the whales. Cheers to a fabulous week of swimwear and thank you to all of my Sazoneros who have been keeping up with my special coverage! xoxo