It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with WorldRedEye, New Times brings you a solid recap of all the recent experiences you may have missed around Miami. It's impossible to be everywhere, but hey, we can try to keep our Eyes on Miami.
Thursday, July 14
Jim Jones’ Birthday Celebration With Sean “Diddy” Combs, French Montanna, and Zoey Dollaz at STORY: Jim Jones’ Birthday Celebration at Story was on another level, bringing out famous faces including Sean “Diddy” Combs and French Montana, along with an epic performance by Zoey Dollaz.
Ocean Drive Magazine Celebrates Its Swim Issue With Cover Star Hannah Ferguson at Delano: Ocean Drive magazine editor-in-chief Jared Shapiro and publisher Courtland Lantaff were joined by swimsuit supermodel and cover star Hannah Ferguson at Delano South Beach. The invitation-only event transformed the pool at the iconic hotel into a steamy swimsuit backdrop to feature a preview of Jantzen’s 2017 collection. Miami’s VIPs, including Perry Ellis chairman Oscar Feldenkreis and international photographer Randall Slavin, along with leading tastemakers and models, sipped cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and wine by Barton & Guestier and stayed cool with VOSS Artesian Waters from Norway.
Friday, July 15
Treats Magazine Issue 11 Release Hosted by the Fat Jewish at Basement Miami: Friday night of Swim Week brought a unique fashion presentation to fruition at Basement Miami at the Miami Beach Edition. Treats magazine hosted its Issue 11-release party hosted by the cover star of the issue, social media sensation the Fat Jewish. As he sat on the ice rink sipping his Absolut Elyx pineapple, models in bikinis by Monica Hansen Swimwear skated around him. Afterward, the party continued in the club with the Fat Jewish alongside the models, fashion designers, and other Swim Week notables, including Clint Eastwood’s son Scott Eastwood, while DJ Konflikt kept the celebration going late into the night.
Beach Bunny Swim Week Afterparty With Rick Ross at Rockwell: Beach Bunny Swimwear hosted its official afterparty at Rockwell. Rick Ross was on hand and gave an epic performance that had everyone going wild.
Luke Rockhold at Veuve Clicquot Happy Hour at the Forge: Friday night was filled with nothing but good vibes and even better food at the Forge for happy hour. UFC fighter Luke Rockhold also joined in on the action.
Fleur du Mal Tropical Disco Hustle at East Miami, Presented by the Coveteur and Russian Standard: East Miami welcomed Fleur du Mal to celebrate Miami Fashion Swim and its 2017 Collection. Taking inspiration from the album cover of Tropical Disco Hustle, a compilation of Caribbean soul music from the '70s and '80s, Fleur du Mal’s Resort 2017 collection reflects the bold decadence of the disco era. Custom tropical floral designs and vintage-inspired star prints unique to the brand lend playfulness juxtaposed with the rich palette of metallic, orchid, sea foam, army, and fox (the last is a blushy neutral). This season focuses on swim, introducing fresh silhouettes such as bandeau and one-shoulder one-pieces as well as cross-front and U-strap bikinis in luxurious Italian fabrics with sexy subtleties such as French leavers lace, light mesh detailing, and black-and-white color blocking of stripes and solids. The evening was presented by the Coveteur and Russian Standard Vodka. More than 100 top fashion industry professionals, tastemakers, and VIP media were in attendance enjoying delicious bites courtesy of East Miami’s Sugar Rooftop Garden & Bar, incredible speciality cocktails from Russian Standard and Gancia Prosecco, as well as tropical-disco-hustle-inspired sounds by Santiago Vidal and celebrity DJ Mia Moretti.
Style Saves Sixth-Annual Swim Fundraiser at the Setai: Fashion and philanthropy joined forces once again as Style Saves celebrated its sixth-annual fashion show fundraiser. The sold-out event filled the Setai’s poolside oasis and featured hosts Charlotte McKinney and Rocky Barnes, along with top models who showcased the latest styles from Trina Turk, Mr. Turk, Montce, and ishine365. More than 500 guests enjoyed a chic atmosphere as well as an open bar featuring Red Bull, Tito’s, Peroni, and Vita Coco, and sounds by acclaimed DJ Mia Moretti. The models' stunning hair and makeup was provided byGlamSquad.
Natasha Oakley + Devin Brugman Celebrate Swim Week With Pop-Up Shop at Soho Beach House: The A Bikini A Day girls, Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman, once again were the epicenter of Miami Swim Week as they hosted a four-day pop-up at the Soho Beach House featuring some of their favorite beauty and fashion brands. To debut their latest Insta-brand, Monday Activewear, the bikini bloggers kicked off Miami Swim Week with a fashionable cocktail party and welcome event in an expansive oceanfront suite where Whispering Angel was being poured generously from kickoff till closing. The Beach House bathroom, featuring a giant tub in the middle and wrap-around balconies, was home to the coffee-inspired brand Frank Body for the weekend. Scantily clad models sampled and introduced the products to Swim Week partygoers while they shopped the latest collections of Monday Activewear + the Bikini babes first line, Monday Swimwear.
#GlamourxMiami Bungalow at the Miami Beach Edition: Glamour magazine took over a poolside bungalow at the Miami Beach Edition during Swim Week for three days of invite-only #GlamourxMiami events. Throughout the weekend, hundreds of Miami Swim Week’s most fashionable guests, fashion and lifestyle bloggers, influencers, and local insiders frequented the two-floor space, enjoying complimentary beauty treatments, collection previews and special sales, a social photo booth, custom Snapchat filters, cocktails and refreshments, and exclusive gifts.
Saturday, July 16
Funkshion Swim Fashion Week - Tori Praver Swimwear: Funkshion Swim Fashion Week Miami Beach was back at it again as guests poured in to catch the latest 2017 collection from Tori Praver. Funkshion provides an innovative platform for established and emerging designers to showcase their collections to media, celebrities, international buyers, style-makers, and influencers.
Mediterranean Voyage Hosted by Condé Nast Traveler at Soho Beach House: Condé Nast Traveler celebrated the anniversary of an iconic summer fragrance at an exclusive party inspired by the 1960s Amalfi Coast. With authentic Italian food and cocktails, the evening brought the classic style of the Mediterranean to life in Miami’s Soho Beach House. The Dolls’ Mia Moretti and Margot were also on hand to provide all the right sounds.
OndadeMar 2017 Swimwear Collection Runway Show Presented by East Miami: East Miami welcomed OndadeMar to celebrate Miami Fashion Swim and debut its 2017 Collection. Opening a store this fall at Brickell City Centre, OndadeMar is known for its style, detailing, and premium fabrics in swimwear ranging from maillots to bikinis; its resortwear includes coverups, dresses, and accessories. More than 300 guests were welcomed to this exclusive show, which took place poolside at the new lifestyle hotel, East Miami, while all enjoyed sounds by Camp Gabby and refreshing signature cocktails throughout the night.
Camilla Beach House Hosted by Camilla Franks at Faena: Australian designer Camilla Franks hosted a private presunset cocktail at Camilla Beach House at the Faena Hotel as part of the Camilla's U.S. tour to launch her African-inspired print collection titled "Jambo, Jambo!" — inspired by the soul, energy, and love of Africa. The three-bedroom suite featured panoramic views of Miami Beach and was adorned with Moroccan rugs and Camilla-brand cushions and surfboards, Moroccan lanterns, and seashell sculptures. Guests enjoyed healing rituals performed by Faena's resident shaman, music by Camilla's personal tribal playlists, hair and makeup by Glamsquad, and the latest looks from Camilla's fall 2016 and resort 2017 collections.
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Foray Collective Afterparty With Brody Jenner at E11EVEN: Brody Jenner made a guest appearance at the Foray Collective afterparty at E11even Miami and impressed the crowd with a killer DJ set.
Fourth-Annual Escape Miami Style Lounge at the Sagamore: Escape Miami returned for the fourth year, proving to be Miami Swim Week’s top style lounge and fashion show. Creators Katya Bravo and Annie Vazquez of TheFashionPoet.com brought their innovative retreat back to its original home, the Sagamore Hotel. The event featured a group fashion show and an assortment of complimentary activations ranging from hair braids and spray tans to a personal shopping experience courtesy of Bloomingdales. Guests shopped, sipped Peroni, cooled down with Kryo pops, and took a dip in the pool in their new 'kinis from local swimwear vendors.
Sunday, July 17
The Raleigh Miami Beach Hosts Swim Week Launch of Tango Hotel with Travis Scott: The Raleigh Miami Beach hosted the Swim Week Launch of Tango Hotel, a streetwear line by Richard Hilfiger, pro skater Stevie Williams, and artist Al Baseer Holly in collaboration with Agenda. Social media sensation Yes Julz cohosted the event, which featured half-pipe performances by Stevie Williams and other pro skaters and cocktails by the new Dahak Premium Vodka. To top off the evening, Travis Scott performed to a packed house that included NFL star Marcus Gilbert and the cast of the upcoming Miami season of Wags.
Funkshion Swim Fashion Week - Maaji Presents 2017 Sunny Dream Inn Resort Collection: Guests poured in to Funkshion Swim Fashion Week to watch the 2017 Sunny Dream Inn Resort collection from Maaji Swimwear move down the runway. Each Maaji collection is inspired by a magical, surreal story, the result of a long creative process. The Maaji signature is the unexpected mixture of prints, textures, and cutting-edge silhouettes.