It’s hard out there for an image-conscious lady in the Miami summer. Your self-esteem has already been frayed to shreds by living among perky, perfect, plastically enhanced Real Housewives year-round. Then summer comes along and turns your hair into a greasy Brillo pad and your skin into a red, peeling disaster. Plus it’s damn hot out there, so wearing clothes isn’t any fun. Either you keep yourself decently covered and grow some stanky sweat stains, or you let it all hang out and endure the stares of the aforementioned Housewives, who are looking at you all, “Oh. My. God. Becky. Look at her butt.” You can’t win. But you can go down swinging — and drunk on free cocktails. Fashion Bloggers Do It Betteris back for its summer edition at Ricochet (3250 Buena Vista Blvd., Miami) Thursday, bringing with it some serious ammo for your own personal war on summer. Namely, stylish summer clothing that you don’t have to be a model to wear. (Just ask the event’s lineup of fashion bloggers, who’ll be modeling the looks on the runway themselves.) Sip on comped Rémy Martin V cocktails as you decide which outfits to take home — the looks will be available for purchase on the spot. And even if nothing strikes your fancy, you’ll go away with a goody bag filled with free stuff from sponsors including Cover Girl, Pantene, and Nivea. That’s a hell of a lot better than the prizes you’ll get from most Miami events this time of year – namely, a sunburn and a drastically reduced sense of self-worth.
Thu., June 28, 7 p.m., 2012