Red Carter Resort 2013- Recap

This Swim Week, Miami’s Native Son- Red Carter returned to the catwalk to present his latest Resort 2013 collection. From the moment the first model sauntered down the runway carrying a disco-ball and rocking hair that was very much an ode to the iconic Vidal Sassoon bob, attendees were guaranteed to be in for a treat.  The collection combined disco influences with a distinct nod to the golden era of the infamous Studio 54 in NYC;  combining  glitz, glamour and a combination of animal prints and Aztec influences.

The final pieces were accompanied by models that were wearing feathers, which looked like a nod to Moulin Rouge or the beautiful girls who dress in pageantry for Caribbean Carnival festivals. Needless to say, Red Carter is making an indelible mark in the fashion industry with his modern touches and  heavy couture influences and I am certain his influence and reach will extend even further with his recent relocation to NYC.







photo credit: Brian Hall, Luxe Glam Collective 

Mara Hoffman Swim 2013

Mara Hoffman’s presentation for any fashion week  is always highly anticipated and Miami Swim is no exception.  She always presents a collection  that’s  both unique and undoubtedly trend setting.  Last years collection set one of the most popular hair trends of the current season, which was the fishtail braid.

This year, the collection featured wildly –teased hair with center parts. A western theme was prevalent complete with ankle-length cowboy boots, huge statement necklaces and of course the collection featured her standard bohemian chic look.








photo credit: Brian Hall, Luxe Glam Collective 


Prepping for Miami Swim Week 2013

I am prepping for one of my favorite annual jaunts to Miami for the upcoming Mercedes Benz Swim Week. As I contemplate my wardrobe for the trip my thoughts inevitably, once again turn to being a curvy girl in a very tiny world, especially as it relates to fashion.


I have learned to thoroughly embrace the woman that I am;  and I am LOATHE to refer to any bathing suit that I pour my curves into as a “fatkini”- a term that has been swirling around the web sphere since the temperatures began to soar.  Instead, I am a curvy bombshell and that is how I preferred to be addressed. So if you happen to see me sauntering down Ocean Drive, holler at me- I will be the one sashaying my hips with a smile on my face channeling my inner bombshell.


BTW- here are a few items that I will be taking with me on my trip:

Asos oversized cat eyes



Tory Burch flip flops




Asos straw fedora



Esther Williams Swimwear



MonifC Convertible






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