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During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami, I had the honor and pleasure of working with Trendy Studios for the production of Agua Bendita’s Fashion Show.

The electricity, the good one, was perceived instantly from corner to corner the moment you entered the white tent encapsulating the white runway for Agua Bendita’s 2013 collection. Mandrake was able to work backstage prepping video and camera for the show, and we had a glimpse of what is to come in 2013 from this bohemian chic swimwear brand.  With a delightful meeting, followed by an insight interview with Mariana Hinestroza, one of the two designers behind the creative bikini and accessory line, I had the inside scoop of what inspired this new collection, and a first look at the their fashion show lineup.   

The collection has prominent Native American/Wild West motif with a twist of metals and blinding brights. “We wanted to showcases the effort, work and honor natives have in their work and struggle for existence.” stated Hinestroza. And I might add, it is quite sexy and fun.

It quickly transformed into a navy and military concept, featuring 1940’s style pinups, shiny army insignias, feminine pink anchors and retro military propagandas images.  Genius!  Masculine, but pretty; Retro but modern.

After the prep, hair and make up, the music went blasting and the catwalk was blinded by international flashes capturing images for mayor press entities who were delighted by this Colombian fashion line.

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ImageThe Avengers movie is out now, and even though I love the cool and smooth ways of Iron Man, I can’t deny the fashion determination of Thor.  In its honor, I have been wearing my new finding, the Rose Gold Wing Cuff from Wildfox.  I am completely obsessed with this piece, can’t quite put a finger on what is it that caught my eye, between its glam rose gold cover, its audacious wing design or its super hero cuff feel, everything exudes sophistication with a twist.

Rose Gold Wing Cuff at $75.00

Whatever the case it is, this is a keeper.

Wildfox Couture is a free spirited knitwear line based in California. It grew to offer swimwear, shoes in collaboration with designer Jeffrey Campbell and most recently in launched a funky jewelry line that offers a selection of attractive rings, bracelets and necklaces.


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The Miami Hair, Beauty and Fashion Show is back for its sophomore year, and it is bigger and better!  The night is all about discovering the latest trends and celebrating everything that is fabulous.  With its renowned pink carpet, already set at the always chic Viceroy Miami Hotel to welcome countless local and international celebrities who will strut their fresh off the runway designs, it will surely fascinate the crowd.  Media from all over the country, and more, will be on site to grasp the magic of this one-of-a-kind event, which took last year the city by storm, and hopes to do the same this year. 

And with new global sponsors adding to its impressive list of supporters as Avianca, Enzo Milano and Mercedes Benz,  it will definitely be again, an event to remember. For more information please visit: www.miamihairbeautyandfashion.com


Hotel Viceroy Miami

485 Brickell Avenue.

Miami Fl 33131

DATE: Thursday, October 27th, 2011

TIME: 6:00pm-12:00am

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Inviting all fashion and art lovers for a night where shopping is encouraged and smiles are awaiting.  Green Grass is showcasing its fabulous selection of swimwear while inviting its guests to collaborate in the collection of unwrapped toys for kids in Haiti. Enjoy the night with a fashionable selection of swimwear by Agua Bendita and Maaji and feast your eyes with a photography and art exhibit, tomorrow, November 18 at Green Grass Boutique.  Show starts at 7pm and Tawfick will be displaying an exhibit of his always fashionable and artistic photography.  XOXO


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Cheers! And Until Next Year.

Wow, time flies when you are having fun! Yes, the last day of SwimShow came and it was time to say goodbye to the wonderful people we met during this great event.  But first, we need to express our sincere thanks to the lovely people of SwimShow A.K.A. the Swimwear Association of Florida, who made sure everything, went according to plan.  Judy Stein and all her wonderful girls, thank you.

The day was all about re-grouping, re-assessing and returning back to the showroom where our pockets were burning with great new contacts and potential buyers.   Now only wait until next year for SwimShow 2012!

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Fun and fearless women will soon take over the beaches of Miami as they strut and swagger in cutting edge designs by Miami Baby! beachwear . This London-based line has come to its source of inspiration, Miami, and will be making an appearance at this year’s Miami SwimShow for 2011, taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from July 17 to July 20, 2010.

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The Miami Baby! collection encapsulates the essence of South Beach style, which is whimsical cool and functional.  As usual, Miami Baby! offers it’s signature seamless transitions from day to night with its complimentary dresses and outerwear. Miami Baby! is all about standout swimwear and dresses that emit authentic Miami style with global flair.

This Summer Miami Baby! offers another sizzling collection featuring signature style that’s all about well positioned cuts that accentuate and reveal just the right parts of a the body for a sexy chic look.

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Bijoux Beach a line of sophisticated beachwear will finally take over Miami, Florida during its Miami launch, taking place this upcoming Miami SwimShow 2011 from July 17 through July 20, 2010.

Bijoux Beach is characterized for delivering show-stopping beach glamour, while still making it look effortless.  The line has been casting its hypnotizing spell all over the world, and is about to take the U.S. by storm.  Formed in 2004, Bijoux Beach has already established an impressive presence as it guarantees premium fabrics and hand-finished components.  Characteristics that will captivate and no doubt conquer its future targets as Bijoux Beach is set to include its swimsuits and transition dresses to New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

The Spring/Summer collection is all about show-stopping details, opulence and figure flattering silhouettes.  Bijoux Beach’s design flair is showcased in pieces like the Tulla, a two-piece pleated suit, constructed with impeccable lines and handcrafted with a Perspex buckle detail.  Bijoux Beach evokes women’s eternal feminine qualities and infuses them with luxury features.  Each piece summons the beauty and confidence of the feminine body in timeless looks, featuring goddess-like details.  And lets not forget about Bijoux Beach’s most recognized touch, its crystal embellishments on figure “fantastic” silhouettes, such as the Orbis.  This one-piece stylish sensation not only showcases this season’s hottest color, Salmon, but also combines it with delicate crystal beading and royal peacock feathers.

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