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You gotta love Miami, and I'm not just saying that because I live here.

In Miami there's always a new posh boutique or restaurant opening up on every corner, a sandy beach to walk on, a salsa class to take, a Jai Alai game to bet on, and a fashion show to sit front row in.

This past weekend was no exception, marking the 13th annual Miami Beach International Fashion Week where 38 internationally acclaimed fashion designers and 10 Jewelry & accessories designers styled, showed and strutted their stuff at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

From Thursday March 3rd to Sunday March 6th, the MB Convention Center venue was totally transformed into a state of the art "Fashion City", opening their doors to host an international fashion frenzy that entertained Miami based fashionistas like me, as well as the intercontinental members of the fashion elite.

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From fashion shows to exhibitions and chic sponsor lounges, MBIFW 2011 brought together the cream of the crop in international and Latin fashion, serving up a Miami based melting pot of beauty, music, cuisine, art and style featuring the latest collections in swimwear, women's day and evening wear, menswear, jewelry and accessories from Spain, India, Italy, Canada, Malaysia, Pakistan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and even more fashion forward countries throughout South and Central America.

Miami based designers also had their moment to shine in the Miami Style Showcase featuring the best emerging South Floridian designers and Miami's top established designers including Julian Chang, Nicolas Felizola, Peti Pois by Viviana G and Samy Gitcherman.

I haven't even brought up the rock star after parties at the Fountainbleau Hotel and Nikki Beach.

What can I say?

We built this fashion city on rock and roll.

Comments (8)

Anna:

This is a wonderful article. Thank you for this blog. Well done!

Mary:

Looks like a great show!

janice:

fantastic blog post. one in a million. :)

ellie:

I always follow your blog site, you post terrific pics

Lisa:

nice blog, miami is such fun city!

Natalia:

Nice commentary on the shows

Helen :

I received a link about your blog from a neighbour. She is right about you. Your blog is very excellent.

Isabel:

I want those shoes that the first model is wearing. where are they from?

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Sammy Sanchez is a Miami based freelance writer, greeting card designer, and self-professed USWeeklyholic. Sammy loves tall coffee light frappuccinos, vino not from a box, and Mark Ruffalo...not necessarily in that order.
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