Good morning LetsTalkStylers!
I am bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and excited to share all of the star-sightings and swimsuits I witnessed last night during the opening night show and party kicking off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, 2013.
As every year, I saw lots of pretty people, lots of famous people, lots of familiar faces and lots of bronzed skin... I also had lots of champagne and mini media noches, but that's beside the point. I saw the beautiful Brooke Burke play with her phone, a yellow maxi dressed Christina Milian chat with her mom, and some dude wearing a sash that labeled him "Mr. South Beach".
Here is a condensed video of the Lisa Blue Call of the Whale/Year of the Dragon show for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of Miami New Times.
Although the theme of the evening was far from cohesive, (gypsies and cowgirls, medieval headdresses oh my!) the show was also far from boring, with anti-traditional surprises coming at us from every turn on the catwalk including a flamenco dancing Karina Smirnoff gracing the model line-up and a mini year of the dragon street parade.
Confusing as the dog and pony/whale and dragon show might have been, I still had a whale of a time. With 4+ shows for the price of one, my favorite portion of the evening was the throwback to the 50's pin-up girls, with blue and white nautical striped numbers that were very Katy Perry, cruise-worthy and totally retro chic. Another highlight was designer Lisa Burke rocking the runway during the finale, showing off her push-up bikini, mini pareo and rock hard abs. You go girl.
Stay tuned, the fashion week has just begun...