Miami/FL For savvy Swim Week 2016 visitors who sought out more than the front row seat on the miles of runways there was a sub stratum of events that included beauty and gifting lounges, gourmet brunches and fashion related gallery openings. Admittance to these lavish gatherings (on the road less traveled) was available to anyone who responded pond to the widely distributed invitations; many that were created by Rene R Mejia Designs and Francois Huynh of Ad Avenue Group, Paris.
Two destinations off the beaten track were Planet Fashion TV’s 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach Beauty and Gift Lounge on July 18 and Mmmm Brunch Debut with Chef Alan McLennan and Art Appreciation by Claude Charlier on Sunday, July 19 located in the Wynwood Art District.
On Saturday, July 18 over 200 fashionable clad guests were treated to Planet Fashion TV’s makeup and hair makeovers by celebrity stylist Shervyn McCain. 1 Hotel & Homes Residential Gifting Lounge and the 14th floor residential center, “treated guests to an ambiance where the world’s legendary decorative artisans can be found under one roof, ” said enthused author, speaker and creative designer Paul Sokolski of Designs of the Future.
Gift bags were replete with ‘objects of desire’ that were created by acclaimed esthetician Vasiliki Karlin. Bursting with gifts that included a selection of her nontoxic, handcrafted, naturally scented skin, hair and body products were enveloped in tissue and replete with decorative gift boxes by Nayked Botanicals.
Melani James designer of VIBE Swimwear served up famished guests with Le Macarons of Delray with ingredients that include violets, black currants, sea salt caramel, lemon crème and basil with white chocolate. A selection of vintage varietals from La Villa Barton-Cotes de Provence and Four Vines and delectable parfaits of fresh organic yogurt, seasonal fruit and Laurie’s Gourmet Pantry home style , nutty crunchy Granola kept guests sated.
Beauty and fashion advice about accessorizing the latest ‘boho’ bathing suit and resort wear trends was dispensed with by comely British spokesmodel Michelle Astor Gilbert and Lisa Klepper of the newly re-imagined Charli Girls, collections of one of a kind Euro Designed apparel and necklaces. Models were provided by James Smith’s K2Models. Said K2 Model representative, Giovanni, “The stunning talent sashayed about in handmade white lace resort dresses, shorts and camisoles fresh from Ibiza. The delicate and delicious collection from Piluca Bayarri is available exclusively at Kokonuts – Delray Beach and the Omni in Amelia Island on the West Coast of Florida.”
Underwritten, in part, by Body Sculpture Centers of Florida in association with Sharplight Technologies represented by Victoria Worship the duo honored the occasions by announcing the addition of Femi Lift and Eclipse Micro needling to their multiplicity of innovative beauty and wellness enhancers. In addition, Body Sculpture Center founder Kimberly Marin announced plans to expand locations of their treatment centers to include Coral Gables and Pompano Beach. This news that was met with enthusiasm by all the body conscious attendees.
Television personality and Beauty and Wellness Consultant, Kimberly Marin, AP and RD has built an enviable reputation as the doyenne of medically supervised, minimally invasive liposuction and plastic surgery treatments administered by Michael Rodriguez, MD. “With beach bodies on show year round in Florida’s tropical climate those stubborn fat deposits are especially resistant and unsightly even for those who are conscientious about their diet and exercise. Those “muffin tops,” “thunder thighs,” “love handles,” and “droopy knees and upper arms” present an especially vexing challenge to our patients. “
Celebrity guests included Miesa from the Siri Music who made several special appearances along with Julio Iglesias Jr. at Planet Fashion TV’s opening night inaugural VIP private cocktail and Lacoste runway show. To leverage this experience, the weekend filled with meet and greets, photo opportunities, media interviews and fashion shoots. The festivities culminated with an amazing intimate live performance by Miesa at the Epic Hotel’s Lilt Lounge, to a room full of hotel guests, media, and music & fashion élite.
Victoria Worship, Sharplight Technologies