I enjoyed a little taste of the Bohemian life last night, poolside at The Raleigh Hotel in South Beach, as Boheme Boutiques kicked off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2010 with a revealing runway show featuring over one hundred beachy keen looks.
All of my pre-show nerves were tossed aside the moment I took my seat on a comfy white chaise lounger, seated for approximately one minute and forty-five seconds before I was handed an exquisite Chambord concoction from a lovely lady in white. One sip of the Black Raspberry Chambord cocktail made me feel like I had definitely arrived. Two sips made me realize I had arrived sober, but would not be leaving that way.
Boheme Boutiques certainly rose to the occasion, setting the tone for what should be a brilliant week of fashion, polish and panache. The entire evening had the air and ambience of a posh vacation getaway, which is fitting considering the owner of Boheme Boutiques jetsets all over the globe in order to find the perfect merchandise that captures the very Bohemian chic feeling found in their four locations in South Miami, South Beach, Fisher Island and Key Biscayne.
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I had a chance to speak with a few Boheme representatives, and we all shared our mutual appreciation for the Boutiques' stunning collection of cover-ups. From beaded tunics to sequined, pale blue to green gauze gowns, I found the coverups almost as sexy if not sexier than the belted, pin-up and macramé Boheme bikinis I coveted.
"Our coverups are the highlight of our stores...Wear the coverups over a tank top with sleek shorts, jeans and heels and you're good to go to a nightclub or wherever!"
Here's a closer look at the models wading their way down the chlorine catwalk-
My favorite celebrity spotting? Mrs. Ari Gold herself, Entourage actress Perrey Reeves looking smashing in a glitzy top and cuffed up jeans. After mentioning how great the new season was, she hinted that next week's episode would definitely impress. Thanks Perrey, and thank you for not bringing any Drama to Miami.
My favorite piece of the evening? A frilly white tiered gauze dress that was more romantic than the Puccini opera that shares my favorite new boutique's name.
p.s. The boys in boardshorts weren't bad either.
Looking forward to Day two.
Viva La Vie Boheme.