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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.

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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 CabaƱa 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.

My archenemy, Olivia Palermo from The City was also spotted, and she ignored me the entire time. I guess she still has hard feelings about being named Let's Talk Style's Villain of the Week.

Here's to a fashion forward weekend!

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Great looks! Some will be perfect for my next vacation.

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