Today is officially day one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2010 and I felt a little more confident and a little more sober (No thank you waiter, I am working. Kindly keep your pink and yellow 30 proof drinks to yourself).
Out of the entire Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim line-up, I was most excited about feasting my eyes on the new Tibi collection. The absolute epitome of casual chic, the fresh new Tibi swimwear line was everything I dreamed of and more, consisting of 41 looks, all inspired by the island of Bali.
The show commenced with an array of lovely white suntan-enhancing suits that effortlessly evolved into an array of eye-catching pieces featuring delicious prints and brilliant colors, closing with a 14K all that glitters gown and asymmetrical cutout one piece that were both good as gold. There was something for everyone with 2 piece ikat suits, one-piece wonders and luxurious coverups that made my heart go Tibi-Tibi bang bang... I literally wanted to rip a few designs off of the models' long, willowy frames.
Evening highlight - Interviewing the lady behind Tibi's triumph, designer and founder Amy Smilovic (*Full interview posted next week).
Evening lowlight - My new wedges dug into the back of my right heel drawing blood. No pain, no fashion gain, right?
Celebrity Spottings - Reality TV stars were on the loose with Bravo's Real Housewives from the East Coast - NYC's Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Jersey girl Dina Manzo taking front row seats at the Cabaña Grande. I actually pointed out directions to the Tibi tent to Dina and her entourage, and didn't receive so much as a thank you in return. I'm glad I failed to mention the toilet paper that was trailing from one of their stilettos.
Here's to a fashion forward weekend!