Last night I enjoyed the fourth installment of MB Fashion Week Swim, and while I'm normally pooped out by the end of Day 3, I was surprisingly peppy, pumped and perked up for Paraiso, the show that shook up the Cabana Grande, courtesy of the Miami-based, Cuban American swimwear brand Luli Fama.
What can I say? I'm bound to love any event where they give me mini orchids and bobby pins to don in my hair pre show, but that only served as a precursor to the fun and flirtation that was about to ensue, featuring an opening salsa number that turned up the tent heat at least 25 degrees.
The lineup: Divided into 4 electrifying themes inspired by the ocean, dreams, sirens and beautiful islands, the Paraiso (paradise en Inglés) collection had something for everyone, with 67 looks that included a full range of bikinis and one-pieces, as well everything a girl needs to go from beach to street including cover-ups, tunics, caftans, rompers and dresses made from the lightest, most flattering fabrics that easily transition from day to night.
My favorite pieces? Me gustó all of the pretty lace trim and fringe embellishments, the tassels and sultry tie-side bikini bottoms, but I found myself seductively salivating over the tangerine caftan, coral crochet cover-up, and plunging neck maxi dress most of all.
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I'm in good company, amongst the other ever-growing number of Luli Fama fans are A-list actresses Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston, top supermodels Marissa Miller, Bar Rafaeli, and, wait for it, Beyonce.
This must be just like living in Paraiso.