Showing posts from 2011

Tracy Wilson Mourning launches first Honey Child Pop-Up Shop at Aventura Mall

The mall is officially the place to be during this holiday season! Today, I ventured over to Aventura Mall to check out the grand opening of Tracy Mourning's (pictured on the right) new Honey Child pop-up shop located in front of the Apple store. The Honey Child Bath & Body Ritual Collection features a complete line of scrubs, washes, lotions and oils that according to Tracy, "envelops the body, calms the mind and kisses the soul." There are several distinctive scents you can choose from: Goddess, Soulmate, Lover, Kiss, Mother and Friend. I actually purchased my very first Friend Body Lotion earlier today and it still smells incredibly nice on my skin. Plus, part of the proceeds from all of the sales go directly to Tracy's charity, Honey Shine, a mentoring program to empower young girls in Miami. If you're planning on swinging by the Honey Child pop-up shop, you'll be happy to know that the store will be open to the public at Aventura Mall until January 2…

Alice and Olivia Designer, Stacey Bendet, visits Saks Fifth Avenue at the Bal Harbour Shops

Today was a colorful day of fashion in Miami! Alice and Olivia designer Stacey Bendet (pictured on the left) made a special appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue inside the Bal Harbour Shops this afternoon. I was extremely impressed by her personal sense of style: butterflies in her hair, bold chunky rings and an amazing pair of silver glittered shoes to complete her vibrant look! Stacey was in Miami to share her candy inspired 2011 Resort Wear Collection with fellow fashionistas. During the event, guests enjoyed an assortment of sweets like mini cupcakes, chocolate candies, pink lemonade and Coldstone ice cream. Guests were also encouraged to bring new and unwrapped toys or children's books to benefit Baby Buggy, an organization which helps needy families. Check out my pictures from today's event and for those of you who can't wait to see what Stacey has in store for 2012....scroll down to watch a fab video from Stacey's show during New York Fashion Week!

Above left: Stacey…

The Miami City Ballet Luncheon at Neiman Marcus reveals the company's 2012 Season

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and at the top of my wish list, I've added a must-see holiday classic: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker presented by The Miami City Ballet! After attending an exclusive luncheon in honor of the ballet company and its dancers at Neiman Marcus (located inside The Bal Harbour Shops) last month, I couldn't wait to share all of the exciting shows they have in store for their Miami audiences. During the luncheon,

WATCH LIVE: Bill and Giuliana Rancic host Cotton's 24 Hour Runway Show on Lincoln Road

Bill and Giuliana Rancic (pictured on the left) are in Miami today to kick off Cotton's 24 Hour Runway Show on Lincoln Road (between Lenox & Alton; South Beach). This first ever 24 hour fashion show is actually being live streamed as we speak via E! and MTV online!!! I've added a fun recap video to my blog as well so scroll down to see Giuliana and Bill talking about the show which features 1,440 looks from brands you love like Forever 21, Kate Spade, Betsey Johnson, Lacoste, Original Penguin, Tommy Hilfiger and French Connection (just to name a few). The show features looks for both men and women so take notes on all of the ways you can easily assemble a comfortable cotton wardrobe using the "Fabric of Our Lives." Since the show is taking place in Miami, you can expect to see plenty of trends like color blocking, short dresses and lots of stripes. Stay connected to the show by tweeting your favorite looks throughout the rest of the night (use #cotton24hours).

Kelly Osbourne hosts a Material Girl Casting Call at Macy's Dadeland Mall in Miami

To all of my Fashion Police lovers out there, you'll be happy to know that Kelly Osbourne made a special appearance in Miami this weekend to host a Material Girl Casting Call at Macy's Dadeland Mall. The winner of the Lucky Stars casting call will be featured on ads that will debut in fashion and lifestyle magazines while becoming part of a digital and outdoor campaign and in-store Macy’s marketing collateral. Plus, the winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Pretty sweet if you ask me! On Friday, Kelly was joined by a celebrity panel of judges that included Joshua McKinley from Project Runway and DJ Jesse Marco (pictured on the right). After making a successful appearance for Madonna's fabulous clothing line at Macy's on Friday, Kelly made the news on Sunday night when she announced via twitter that she had cracked her head open while in Miami. It is still unclear how this all happened but she urged her fans to tune into The Talk today on CBS to hear all about her …

Cynthia Demos & Rik Rak Salon host "Karaoke for a Cause" to benefit the Charlee Program

I've been to many charity events around town but throw in a little karaoke and everyone transforms into a rockstar! On October 27th, CBS4 Anchor, Cynthia Demos, along with Rik Rak Salon hosted their first ever "Karaoke for a Cause" event in Brickell to raise funds and awareness for the CHARLEE Program. This not-for-profit social service agency provides for the needs of abused, abandoned, neglected and at-risk children in Miami-Dade County. During the event, CBS4's Jorge Estevez (pictured on the left along with Raquel Watters) encouraged attendees to sing for a good cause. I can honestly say everyone had a great time singing along to classic tunes! For more information about the Charlee Program or to learn how you can become involved with the organization, visit their official website. Let's get to the singing!

Above Left: Philanthropist Norma Quintero and her daughter attended the charity event at Rik Rak Salon. Above Right: Lissette Gonzalez, CBS4 Meteorologist…

Isabel Toledo debuts 2012 Collection during Vanidades "Magia de la Moda" Fashion Show

Isabel Toledo, a Cuban-American designer, has been in the fashion industry for over 25 years and she is most recognized for designing the lemongrass dress and matching coat First Lady Michelle Obama wore on Inauguration Day in 2009. Isabel and her husband, Ruben Toledo, were in Miami last week to debut their Spring-Summer 2012 collection during this year's Funkshion Fashion Week. The couple showcased their latest designs at the 6th annual Vanidades ‘Magia de la Moda’ fashion event on Wednesday, October 19th. This was an incredibly impressive show sponsored by Pantene and Covergirl. I loved the Caribbean flare, the vibrant colors and the hats were distinctively creative! Prior to the runway show, Fashion Group International honored Isabel & Ruben Toledo with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Isabel (pictured on the right along with Ruben) launched her line in 1985 and was immediately celebrated internationally as a designer of rare and unique talent among the avant-garde fashi…

Queen Sofía of Spain Inaugurates the new "Centro Cultural Español" in Downtown Miami

I was incredibly honored and excited to receive an invitation for this regal event over the weekend: On Sunday, October 9th, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain (pictured on the left) arrived in Miami to celebrate the grand opening of the new "Centro Cultural Español" (translation: Spanish Cultural Center) located at 1490 Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown. The Spanish Ministry of Culture introduced guests to the center's newest exhibition featuring environmental photography from Europe and Latin America! There were lots of movers and shakers at this royal event like Emilio Estefan and City of Miami Mayor, Tomas Regalado, who came with his daughter to the event. I was also able to meet my favorite Spanish heartthrob Alejandro Sanz who attended the event along with his beautiful girlfriend, Raquel Pereda. Guests enjoyed performances by Ernan Lopez Nussa (Cuban pianist), Jose Luis Rodriguez Trio (guitarist of Spain) and The Spam Allstars (local Latin funk band). Overall, it was a…