Well that was a mouthful. This weekend’s events were absolutely amazing – unlike anything I’ve experienced in Miami to date. O Cinema housed the events.
[this picture is blurry and I have no idea why. LOL] I kept it cute and casual on Thursday night with black skinnies and a blue blouse from Anthropologie. I’ve been itching to rock my Zara plaid blazer so this seemed like the perfect excuse. As for accessories, I opted for black peep toe shoes and watches & bangles for the wrist. I’m giving you my signature pose to match my signature beehive
In between the viewing for “God Save My Shoes” and the Yves Saint Laurent documentary we waited with cocktails in the Chambord Lounge. I love body forms so of course these wire forms caught my eye.
The lounge also had an exhibit unto itself – “Backstage” by Nicolas Stipcianos
On Friday, I attended the Italian Alta Moda panel with guests Keni Valenti and Anna Chu. I knew of Keni Valenti based on visiting his fashion gallery in Wynwood, which I have also blogged about here, but I had no idea what a true treasure he is. He talked about the roots of Italian fashion, pre ready to wear. He talked about the idea that everything is vintage now. The most interesting thing I remember is him saying (I’m paraphrasing) “unless aliens come down with 4 arms and 6 legs, we are stuck with what we have. Everything has been done – the midi, the maxi, the mini…” I was so intrigued by that because honestly I have found myself bored with fashion of late because everything really has been done. Frankly, I’d rather have it from the first time around hence my love for all things vintage.
Saturday night’s panel was equally fascinating, focusing on building fashion brands here Miami. Each of the panelists spoke of their unique experiences of finding their own fashion “tribe,” as Kelly Cutrone calls it. In other words, those people with whom you can work and grow your brand. They spoke of how they have found their own respective niches and how Miami is wide open for creatives looking to do the same.
L-R: MUA, Aileen Quintana; Funkshion Fashion Week Founder, Sale Stojanovic; Fashion Producer, Natalija Dedic Stojanovic; Stylist, Calyann Barnett; Publicist, Edison Lozada; Creative Director for The Webster Miami, Camilo Rios
I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my weekend.