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Have Faith Swimwear turns up the heat at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

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One of the final swim shows I attended on Monday night featured Have Faith Swimwear. In 2010, Designer Jennifer Stano launched Have Faith Swimwear along with her husband Alki David in Beverly Hills, California. After checking out their sexy designs on the runway, I can see why they're making major waves in the swimwear industry. The line has been a huge hit with celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Giuliana Rancic who are all fans of this luxurious brand. During Monday's show, guests caught a quick glimpse of music artist Ne-Yo, who conveniently came in at the start of the Have Faith show. He sat front row listening to his own music on the runway, as designer Jennifer Stano walked out in her own jewel-toned bikini design alongside model Rachel Bernstein. Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon was also spotted amongst the crowd and on the runway. My favorite look from the show was this flashy rockstar bikini [pictured on the left] worn with a pair of knee high …

The 2012 Aguaclara Swimwear Collection debuts at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

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Swim Week is officially over in Miami but there are plenty of shows and swimsuits to share with you! On Monday, July 18th, Peruvian Swimwear Designer Lilian Villalobos showcased her 2012 Aguaclara Collection during this year's final day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. If you like edgy swimwear, this is definitely a designer you should have on your radar. The brand is most recognized for designs that are influenced by the Amazon so expect to see lots of exotic patterns and shapes. Aguaclara produces more than 15,000 pieces a month, provides jobs for more than 300 people and has 7 boutiques in its native country of Peru. Impressive right? Make sure to visit the Aguaclara website to see the complete 2012 collection for yourself.

Above: I thought this swimsuit had a really cool shape! I didn't see anything like it during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Do you like this look? Share your comments below...

Above Right: Lilian Villalobos takes a walk down the runway after her show…

Cia Maritima brings a Brazilian flare to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

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Cia Maritima is the largest producer of beachwear in Brazil so you can imagine how incredibly hot this post is about to get. Last night, Benny Rosset (Designer of Cia Maritima) presented his 2012 collection at The Raleigh Hotel during this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach. The high-end collection featured an array of patterned swimsuits that were topped off with elegantly draped cover-ups. My favorite pieces from the show were actually the beautifully fringed handbags sprinkled throughout the collection which I saw in various shapes, sizes and colors. Some of the swimsuits also had these fringes so it added a nice little detail to each look. If you missed this collection last night, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a video from the grand finale. Remember to share your comments below and let me know if you're liking the trends you see on the catwalk!


The best handbag ever! I love the color and the fringe.


Whitney Port attends the Mara Hoffman 2012 Resort Collection Show in Miami Beach

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Designer Mara Hoffman brought her signature bohemian inspired swimwear to Miami Beach last night during her show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. On Saturday, July 16th, reality star Whitney Port attended Mara Hoffman's show to see the new 2012 Resort collection at The Raleigh Hotel. After traveling to countries like Egypt and Mexico, Mara Hoffman presented a mystical and tribal collection featuring bold and colorful prints. My favorite highlights included colorful embroideries inspired by Mexican Serapes and images of "King Tut" on a one piece swimsuit [pictured below]. I also noticed a new trend in swimwear this year: the high-waisted bikini! You'll notice some bikinis in Mara Hoffman are accentuated by beads and colorful straps. Hoffman's designs are highly sought after by celebrities like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Ashley Tisdale and Blake Lively. This is definitely a collection to keep your eyes on because it is unique in every way!

This was a beautiful look…

Caffe Swimwear debuts Resort 2012 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

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Mixing bikini colors never looked so good! On Saturday, July 16th, Caffe Swimwear Designer Paula Saavedra brought her Colombian sazon to Miami this weekend as she showcased her 2012 Resort collection at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. I honestly fell in love with the elegant cover-ups and handmade beach bags shown throughout the show. It was the kind of swimwear that makes you want to get all glammed up for a weekend tropical getaway! The Caffe collection featured vibrant hues of reds, fuchsias, lemons, orange, turquoises and blues. When asked to describe the Caffe brand, Saavedra says it's "a lifestyle of relaxed luxury." I hope you enjoy my pictures below and make sure to check out the Caffe Swimwear website for more looks from the 2012 Resort collection.

I loved this turquoise cover-up paired with a pink beach bag!


Above left: This yellow print cover-up looked spectacular on the runway. Plus, the clutch added a hint of sophistication that I would totall…

Kate Upton takes over the Catwalk at Beach Bunny Swimwear's 2012 Cruise Collection Show

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Beach Bunny Swimwear gets hotter every year and this year was no exception! On Friday, July 15th, Angela Chittenden presented her sexy Beach Bunny Swimwear 2012 Cruise Collection at The Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach. If you love to attract attention on the beach with jewels, sequins, feathers or animal prints, this is definitely a collection for your inner diva. Last night's show was headlined by Victoria Secret and Sports Illustrated supermodel, Kate Upton [pictured on the left] who collaborated with Beach Bunny to create her own designs for the brand. During the show, guests previewed the new Kate Upton for Beach Bunny collection as well as the Beach Bunny Bride collection. This exclusive bridal swimwear line features a variety of white swimsuits and cover-ups seductively adorned with Chantilly lace, Swarovski crystals and hand beaded pearls. If you're a "soon-to-be-bride" or have a friend who's tying the knot, this is a fabulous find! For those who like to know…