It's like words with friends, but sweatier.
One of my favorite parts about MBFW Swim is getting to spend time with my fashion friends. Between shows and parties you're basically making up for lost time with the people who you feel like you see everyday based on double taps and emoji comments, but the face-to-face interaction takes the cake. I for one feel very lucky to have been able to build genuine friendships with fellow bloggers I've met throughout my blogging journey. Fashion week memories are not complete without the moments I share with these people. Here are some pics with some of my favorites in the Miami Fashion industry. Not all my faves are pictured below, but they know who they are.
Steffy, Ginger and I at the Style Saves annual show at Soho Beach House. So sad I couldn't shoot this beautiful DVF dress I wore, the thunderstorm was definitely unexpected, but at least I got one pic with my girls. (iPhone pic)
The adorable Petite Poet, Daniela and D'ana (photo by Gabo)
After an afternoon of laughs, tacos, and fun taxi rides we decided to pose next to the official Mara Hoffman Mercedes Benz (photo by Gabo)
These girls, almost like my blogger big sisters. Long time players in the fashion industry and always so genuine. (iPhone pic) Maria & Ginger in our Mara Hoffman.
Step & Repeat photo opp at Escape Miami 2. Tati & Gabo join us! (iPhone pic)
D'ana sitting pretty pre-Mara Hoffman show (iPhone pic)
Taking a selfie pre-show with Jhon and Jana (iPhone pic)
Casey and I, my swim week "girlfriend" after all the time we spent together (iPhone pic)
Posted on: 7.20.2014
Photos by my super talented friend, Gabo (Gabe Media)
Top: Mara Hoffman Astrodreamer Swimsuit, Skirt: Furor Moda , Shoes: Shoe Dazzle, Necklace: Zara, Bag: Gucci Disco Bag, Glasses: Illesteva
I woke up Saturday morning and decided I wanted to dress the part and feel as close to Mara Hoffman's aesthetic as possible. Truth be told, if Mara Hoffman was the tribe leader of a psychedelic, tribal print clad residents - village, I'd moved there stat. So Saturday I wanted to feel like I did. I wore my Mara Hoffman Astrodreamer swimsuit which I got on major sale in anticipation for the collection's new launch (note to all looking for designer swim on sale - shop online right before the drop of the new collection in July). I was unsure of rocking a swimsuit as a top but it worked well with the always beautiful and convenient Furor Moda skirt and I got a lot of positive feedback of the suit looking just as good as a top. I added my Pamela Love-esque Zara necklace and two french pig tail braids to tie in the look and ta-da, show ready.
Posted on: 7.18.2014
photography by me: Karla Garcia
styling by: Monique Miller
models: Regi Arriola Cauff & Rachel Russell of Style Saves
Swim week brings out the best in Miami. We really wish our city was this fashion inspired year round and while we're working towards it, we can't help but to focus our attention on the week that makes our little fashion hearts happy. I joined the Intermix team with my photography to create a little swim story to promote their Pop-up shop at the Delano South Beach along with the Style Saves team. Our inspiration behind the story was to bring to life a carefree summer vibe with your bestie. Hop over to IntermixOnline for more info and event deets!
Photo by: Alex Tamargo @altaimages
Dress, Sunnies and Bracelet: Looks by Lo
Last year's first annual Escape Miami lounge was a success in bringing together a large group of Miami fashion bloggers and creating a little oasis to get away to during the swim madness. The concept created by my friend and fellow blogger, Annie Vazquez, continues to live on this year with Escape Miami 2. Here's a glimpse at my photo which will be showcased during the event along with about 30 other bloggers and their beautiful images. Can't wait to see everyone and enjoy some R & R with my blogger babes.