Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

biatta - INTIMATES - Rock Fashion Week L.A. - Petersen Automotive Museum
Closing out Fashion Week in L.A. was biatta's latest lingerie INTIMATES line with Soft Matching Sets, Garter Belts and Bustiers for everyone in the Front Row.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

TAVIK Swimwear -American Goodness - L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios
Mikey Koffman from The Gallery Los Angeles was pleasant enough to bring us L.A. Fashion Weekend featuring Nicole Hanriot's TAVIK Swimwear Collection. Much to say the line was all about being a tourist and living in L.A. as well as waiting to see a TAVIK Swimwear boutique pop-up on Hollywood Blvd. Muscle Thresh tank tops in Multi Neon colors mixed with Wetsuit styles; Art Deco Cuts, and Stonewashed prints gave way to walking in L.A.

Also featured were Mens Board shorts in Red White and Blue.

With Retro Rock in mind and Rock Fashion Week LA around the corner; The rest of the show included gear by Urban Republic Clothing with stone grey jeans shorts; RAW with spandex boy shorts worn with tall leather motorcycle boots and DIVISION bringing more spandex shorts and tie-dye jumpers.

Celebrity sighting goes to Mena Suvari and Fashion Maverick Dean Factor of Smashbox Studios.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

V Del Sol 2010 – Whisper of Revolution – MBFW Swim, Miami
Standing outside the tents waiting for the last show for Fashion Week, I was fortunate enough to meet with peeps from V Del Sol prior to their latest collection for 2010. Inside the hostess and designer herself, a former Miss France, Veronique de la Cruz, gave us a flirtatious and very pretty collection mixed with her Velvet Blacks and Metallic Gun Metal Sequins. Her Metallic White One Piece; a must have for the Swim Shot Photo Shoot for those striving Models and Actors to perk up their portfolio.

Celeb Sighting goes to model Corey Bower.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Luli Fama – Luli Quiere Rumba 2010 Collection (Luli wants to Play) /MBFW Swim, Miami
Lourdes blew it off!! Showing her collection in Four Parts being Rumba, Boom Boom Boom, Fiesta in Miami, and Pasion. What this all means is anything Latin mixed with frills, cheetah and flowers, cool medallions by Alicia Shulman, polka dots and dark burgundy and lacquer yellow, animal prints and suspendered bikinis. She’s got beats for ya.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cia.Maritima by Benny Rosset / Spring Summer 2010 – MBFW Swim, Miami
Kicking it Retro Style, Cia. Maritima, brings us the looks of the 90’s with deep inspirations from Gianni Versace our old friend. His melodic GV Prints are seen on the entire collection thru his Tunics, Monokinis and Sets. Flirtatious favorites are the Fernanda in a Troia print ruched mini dress in Gold with it’s matching partner halter top with brief bottom and shell golden details. Look out for Benny at the Lisbon Fashion Week.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vitamin A – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2010, Miami FL

This years collection by Amahlia Stevens brings us real Pool Party Culture with her Kimono Gloss Silk Tunics in White, Pool, India Pink, Emerald and ULTRAVIOLET!!!! Okay, also must haves on her collection is the Ultra Luxe Cutout Maillot in Black Crochet and Cosmo Deluxe in Oslo White Texture & Superstar Bottom in 24k Metallic. Running down the aisle in Goddess Trojan Sandals, Amahlia strapped her models with inspiration coming from edges in Norway and pages from Yves Saint Laurent.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Poko Pano – “Paris-Sao Paulo-Paris Connection” MBFW Swim 2010, Miami
Paola Robba and her Parisian Brazilian effects gives us the base front for Poko Pano’s 2010 swim line mixed with goddess effects and chili pepper floral prints but over hauling it with her Disco Magentas and Nurses working OverTime city beach glam. Her interiorness gives the edge of the collection with her stripes and polka dots symbolizing the Amazonian forests’ effect on earth with a focus on the “Guarana bandeau top and multi-stripe single tie-side bottom worn with a button front cover”; given to charity for environmental growth. How clever and exquisitely put.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

White Sands Swimwear SS10 –“Floresence” – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2010
Leah Madden, designer, brings us her collection straight from the Runways at Sanctuary Cove Austrailia. Oooh lucky us. Her sweet floral collection was full of cute solid tunics and water marked print designs in Black and White. Worn with White Clogs for easy standing you can take your look inside and out. Another jungle favorite which seemed to be a good theme this year was the ‘Poolside’ Pant in palm print silk habutai worn with the ‘High Society’ Bikini Top.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

ED HARDY Swimwear 2010 Collection – MBFW Swim, Miami
Another sexy and stylish collection by Ed Hardy in cool sequins and tattoo graphics for the gangsta in you. I would suggest you buy an Ed Hardy suit for everyday of the week and don’t leave out the VERY Cool unisex Silk Trunks with matching Tops .. boys not included having there own set of hyper gear . New Ed Hardy Skim Boards were also very stylish and first seen by Bikini Shell early that morning at the unveiling of the Ed Hardy Edible Bikini at Sushi Samba by creator Fawn Arthur and Chef, Sergio Navarro and Chef Juliana Gonzalez. Just to have one on your deck is a must have for all those Beach Junkies. Also there to model the Ed Hardy Collection was USA Water Polo Men’s National player, Thomas Hopkins.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Mara Hoffman Swim Spring Resort 2010- Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2010, Miami
The Mara Hoffman show I would say definitely takes runner up for sexiest show this season with her beaded body necklaces. Too too hot! They were ultra sexy to say the least. My favs were ISIS; a Black Beaded Drape Bikini and a ~Galaxy Bandeau Bikini, with a Silver Bead Body Cage. Celebrity sighting goes to Olivia Palermo from DVF and MTV show “The City”.

Also, a must see is Mara Hoffman’s website at URL http://www.marahoffman.com/ for wonderful visual sensation.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Red Carter - Rock N Roll Space Hooker Circa 1984 – MBFW Swim 2010 Miami
Thanks to Red and his entourage, I got in backstage with his Red Carter Backstage Pass, luckily making my way in to stand next to Larry who would be joining me the following day to meet Red at the Bain de Soleil Cabana. So glad we did, Red’s Collection was an inspiration of serious Monokinis in Jungle and Space transfusions. For details, check out my interview with Red Carter on YouTube under Bikini Shell or Red Carter Swim 2010 or just click on the link below.


Also Check us out at LMH mag at the following link;

http://www.chat-n-it-up-with-lmhmag.info/ ***** Look for us under RED CARTER ****

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tori Praver Swimwear Cruise 2010 - Press Preview – Penthouse, Raleigh Hotel, South Beach, Miami
Taking 5 from my interview with Red Carter, I jetted upstairs to the Penthouse to get a glimpse of Tori Praver’s 2010 Swim Collection. A Maui native and surfer girl, she brings her inspirations to you with an eclectic ruched material collection in different bold colors. Boyfriend and World Class Surfer, Danny Fuller was also there giving his supermodel and designer girlfriend, Tori Praver support. How super sweet!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

True Religion Swimwear 2010 Collection / MBFW Swim - Miami
The scene was full of barn fun! Wether you were rolling in it or stepping in it. The collection was fun, young, hip, and chic. Daisy Duke shorts with cool Shakra medallions and Psychadelic Trunks for the guys. I wonder if Jeffrey Lubell, founder of True Religion and Fawn Arthur, designer, gives the ok to cut off the old bf True Religions to mimic his cool new jean trunks. Maybe he wouldn’t notice. Or perhaps he stole the idea from my old bf. but still bff …. How very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Celeb Sighting goes to a Kardasian BFF, Eric Meier, soon to have his own show on Bravo, but you can see him sooner than that Aug. 9th on the E Network. … best friends forever…

Sunday, July 19, 2009

ANK by Mirla Sabino – Cruise 2010 Collection / MBFW Swim
This year’s show was sponsored by Orbit Mist which explains her cool ORBIT Monokini that every flashy chic should have. Haha. The rest of her collection; basic sheen and gleen looks of simple couture; a consistency I like about Mirla Sabino and ANK. A shimmer designs of cool greys and pink tones are a plus as well as a surprise butterfly print for casual beach fun.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Crystal Jin – MBFW Swim 2010 Collection
Starting the night out in the Penthouse was DJ Cinnamon playing good ambiance for Crystal Jin Eley’s new luxurious swimwear collection. The pieces were teeny and inspiring with Bamboo prints in chalky blues, greens, and aqua. This native Minnesota girl brought her oceanic edginess

to NY and now Fashion Week. Paired up with very cute feather ankle heels, you could really take yourself to a higher place

Friday, July 17, 2009

Marysia Swim- Resort Summer 2010 – MBFW Swim
This collection could be a glamour girls dream to a perfect glamorous day at the beach, the pool, the actors studio or a back door bar early in the morning with Dick Diver. Her nude like colors in champagne, rose, mellon, and jade all add to the mysteriousness of her art deco collection. The models wore jewelry by Jane Pope and cool crochet swim like beanies. Check out her collection at http://www.marysiaswim.com/

Friday, July 17, 2009

Caffe Swimwear – Making A Change - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2010 collections
These chicks hang out on yachts, carry iPhones, and take helicopter rides. So if this is you, go get a Caffe maillot or bikini NOW!! Her models strutted the catwalk in cool straw and gold wedgies that matched the ultra cool huge TOTES in straw - metallic for the trendy bohemian style. The colors were earthy, soft and floral, and Nagel like bold colors like the dark fuschia and yellow and green.

Friday, July 17, 2009

TIBI – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2010 Collection – Run of Show
Classic Tibi styles including the signature prints such as mosaic like designs in Seashell, Carousel, Hot Lava, and Roulette in new Chalky Mattes such as the Hot Lava Bikini, Sonic Boom Bikini in a purple-orange color mix and Seashell Shuffle Maillot in matte pastels. All very pretty and definitely a must for the cruising crowds.

Amy Smilovic shows the new styles this season with shiny silver plated thick bangles and long and short matching cover ups to dance to the cool Surfer Girl Swing beats

Friday, July 17, 2009

Raleigh Hotel, South Beach DAY TWO - MBFW SWIM
Back at the Raleigh Poolside early 11:00 am and the models are lining up for the CASTING CALL to the Mara Hoffman Show taking place at the Beachway Cabana this Saturday at the hotel. Also, yards away is Ed Kavishe with Fashion Wire Press and the crew at CW network, you know the one (America’s Next Top Models airs on this), as well as the lovely Britanny hostessing for an interview with Aqua Di Lara’s Reyhan Sofraci. Her genuine style added to her enthusiasm for giving us a pov on her show this Friday… not to mention that the heat was on; everyone just seems pretty excited overall. Hey it’s Fashion Week!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Boheme Boutique has three locations in Florida one of them being in South Beach, just down the street, COOL! This fab boutique kicked off Fashion Week at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach Miami to introduce their awesome collections available. They brought us over 100 outfits worn by models waltzing to slow jams from DJ Djinji Brown. The energy was Miami Sound mixed with laughter. Everyone seemed to love the mixes of crochet and dazzles of sunset splash materials, shiny and transparent tunics worn with straw headbands. The look was shy and sullen. The old school OP Style boy shorts worn by the girls had neon lines and complemented the board shorts/trunks worn by the male models in cool pastels and matte colors. Lots of great selections for Billy Idol lovers all around. Collections by Anna Kosturova, Delfina, Fiora Bella, Kenzo, Pin-Up Stars, Sundek, and Moyna.
at the GANSEVOORT HOTEL- Later on in the eve at the Gansevoort South Beach Hotel, three other emerging designers showed their collections; KEVA by Keva J, Liza + Tara Resort Wear and Tyler Rose Swimwear. The Poolside was lit up on the Rooftop with an amazing 360 degree view. They brought us Metallics, Tunics, Cowboy Boots, Puff n Stuff Ghost n Stuff as well as giftbags. Shoulda been there.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Debra Davenport Spring 2009 / Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Los Angeles
Debra Davenport trains us on how a Woman should be dressed. Is it a springtime stroll she wants or a spring wedding ready to walk down the aisle in her smooth bandeau white two-piece with a veil and all? Or is it the transformation of her very sleek one piece black shimmery suit with her big flowy hat that takes us back to wondering if your mom's in the kitchen baking cookies. Yummm that might sound good.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Samora - Bon Voyage, We Are Off To Paris - Spring 2009 / Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Los Angeles
Back at Smashbox Studios once again SAMORA impresses us with a very sophisticated and sexy ensemble for her Parisian inspired hints as to where her thoughts and fashion trends have placed her this season. For lovers with spring fetishes her Fuchsia Organza Trench Coat over Floral Print Bodysuit would make anybody turn their heads. How sexy how sheik, how very sleek, Thank you SAMORA.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tulle & Cloth Logic - 2009 Spring Collection - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Los Angeles
The Run of The Show was spent on very simple thigh high but not so high short work dresses that made you want to go back to work just to wear your fashion of course. All this to match the very studious look the men strutted with smart bi focals, vests and windbreakers. Add this to a very sparkly crowd and a Celebrity Sighting from Maria Kanellis of World Wrestling Entertainment.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Whitley Kros - I Went To Morocco...Spring 2009 - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Los Angeles
It's a wonderful thing being romantic, and just letting yourself go, as Whitley Kros attempts in a surreal vision of her getaway beginning in Morocco.. Her bouncy shorts with safari lightweight tanks are a breeze to wear with combat boots and sliding off with T Cut Mini Dresses. And not letting us down by not forgetting her Liesl bow top swimsuit in an elephant thick crochet tunic for that blotchy natural tan. Celebrity Sighting goes to Anne Archer. Was she feeling the vibe. ... we hope so.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

VOOM by Joy Han - Spring 2008 / LA Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Well hey it was her birthday and her clothes looked like a big birthday cake also. I wonder if that was her inspiration... you think.. Well to start off , her first piece was the very cute "stripe puff sleeve bathing suit in purple/black". Was I happy, yes .

Her deco galaxy mixtures of her bikini tops with shorts and bikini bottoms with jackets was just what america wants. A trip to see the HAIRSPRAY show at the theatre in the city and not a trip to the Middle East to look for Sadam Husein's relatives. who wants that on their birthday right.. Well I enjoyed her collection and was glad to be there.

Thank you Joy for the very cute scarves. I wish I could have brought you something.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Beach Bunny Swimwear - 2008 Collection / Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios
Everything you'd expect ::: Gorgeous Suits mixed with Gorgeous Models and Sexy Beats. Ex Model Angela Chittenden showed her collection with Holly Lauren's Jewelry Design.

It was difficult to actually pick which one was the favorite but I think that I would lean more towards the rocker type of design and the tuxedo like ones weren't all that bad also. Why don't you just check it out for yourself at www.beachbunnyswimwear.com

P.S. She also had cute names for her suits like Stairway to Heaven, Smooth Criminal, and Heartbreak Hotel ; check them out bc. theyre' bad ass...


Friday, October 19, 2007

Christian Audigier - La Vie En Rose / Spring Collection 2008 MBFW - Los Angeles
OMG - Style, Style and nothing but Style and mixed with a little trashiness, i guess. What do i know im not french. But the Gift Boxes He had for the people were filled with baguettes, t- shirts and VINO. yes wine!!!

Celebrity Siting:: David Hasselhoff from Knight Rider and BAYWATCH!! okay, need I say more,

Well everything you think of when you think Ed Hardy, SMET, Christian Audigier,,, he had. plus more with cute ensembles.

The perks were the very cute boy short / bikini worn with big Tee and the pin stripe Two piece you could wear to your office with a Tie. Very COOL.!!!

THE AFTER PARTY !! more Celebs!! Lil John, Bow Wow, Me, ha ha , jk,

super cool peeps that like to party hardy . Not to mention the great host himself / Christian / to welcome all his guests to his ware house and office that ROCKS!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Joseph Domingo - GODDESS / Spring 2008 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Los Angeles
A beautiful display of goddess-ness ... Jospeh Domingo's suits were fab, golden and delightful and made me want to do the TIME WARP. His golden two pieces were shiny and glared at you. they were Hot! and definitely ONLY for the daring. I hope he doesn't remember that I was one of those models he had to kick off his show because she over slept and didn't make it to the Rehearsal fitting. Boo Hoo too bad for me . Well anyway, Im super glad I got to see him again and in awesome terms again and again.. ha ha

Friday, October 19, 2007

Smashbox Studios - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008
Bikini Shell is gearing up for another season to be seen at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios. So far the prize invite is Beach Bunny Swimwear and of course we are still waiting for the word on some special others... but don't worry i'm working on it ....

So stay posted i will not forget ya, The day is beautiful here in lovely LA today and hoping that it stays that way for Sunday. Bye y' all .

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Cont. Well starting the Sunday Nite off right we headed straight to the Design Suites where I chatted a bit with Anna Kosturova who came all the way down from Vancouver! Her suits she had displayed were tre cute and all crochet like. Can't wait to hang out with her next year in Miami!! She was super sweet and nice to talk to. Go Anna!! yea -yeah ~~

Awaiting us for the next few days though was Joseph Domingo, Christian Audigier, Beach Bunny Swimwear, VOOM by Joy Han, The Gallery, SAMORA, and Oligo Tissew.


added words,

Thank you SAMORA, Oligo Tissew, and The Gallery for the Spring Collections and invites as well as the combination of designers that you presented.

The Spring Collections were filled with adorable mini dresses for night, day, short suit outfits the same.

.. As well as our continueing longing to Eco fill our lives with saving the earth by recycling fabrics, cutting down on resources like trees and being more biologically aware and conscious. It is the future and here to stay in fashion and thanks to Mercedes Benz to help out with the movement.

Peace Love and Unity to All.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

MIAMI SWIM 2008 - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
What can I say, The scene was immense, full of variety and stars from start to finish.

Lucky me, got to go to DE et DR, RED CARTER, Ashley Paige (remember her), ANK by Mirla Sabino, BECCA, Shay Todd, Miss Bikini, Parke & Ronen, Zimmerman, and Jessica Simpson!!!!!!!!!!!!!! okay,

lets move on and let me tell u what I thought....

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Samora - Masculine/Feminine - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2007
Back at Smashbox again, Bikini Shell stood by the lines to catch a glimpse of Samora's hot trends. Her styles were cute and the scarves she wore with her Fall Collection gave me great ideas for the upcoming season. More to come....

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Kushcush - the love collection / Kitten Fashion Week Fall 2007
Well kickin off fashion week for us all was Kerry Cushman's super fab show at the Standard Hotel in the Financial District of Los Angeles. All was great and her bikini's with matching dress coats in Fall Blends and Colors were too cute for words. The scene was nightly and lively with people gathering after wards at Trifecta. It was also great to meet Mike who helped produce it all, and super sweet to give myself and DJ Jsun "in's" to the rooftop.

My fav suit was the frilly sweater two piece in beige. Could I swim in that??

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Kushcush 2007 Fall Runway Presentation - Stay Posted
Hey ya' ya'll. !!! Bikini Shell's going to be at Kerry Cushman's Fall Presentation this weekend. For those of you who caught her retro style gear in October at the Smashbox Studios, well I'm sure you'll be excited to see what she has in store for us for the Fall. Let's hope it's not freezin''.. ha ha

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Ashley Paige - Looks / Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2007
Another glorious day in LA and just in time for Ashley Paige's show at Smashbox Studios.

Not much else to say but the suits were glam, along with the HOT THIGH HIGH stillettos almost all her models were wearing. Super Cool!!! I definitely need to get a pair of those.

Well Ashley's show definitely deserved a lot of attention and there were tons of people there. Lucky for us - we got to hub a bit while standing in line with some of Ashley's locals and confidantes to let us know where the After Party was at. That was nice,

And guess what one of them was wearing. That cool Brown and White Bandana on his head folded over and all from last years collection. Of course, it caught my attention.

Well, Ashley's suits are definitely inspiring and makes me want to travel... A LOT

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Elsie Katz Couture -COQUETTE CROISETTE / Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2007
Thank God for Valet Parking or else we probably would not have gotten the seats that we did at the Elsie Katz Couture show at Smashbox Studios Wed night.

First of all, sitting Front Row - Center, Our Celebrity Sighting goes to Jeri Ryan from the Primetime show "Shark", She is so great,

The Second, goes to one of the America's Next Top Model winners. I really apologize but right now I forget her name.... oh well, she was there. wearing a black and white striped sweater, ladida, She should have been wearing that sweater w/ some low cut blousy shorts. But I guess she made up for it with her big bouncy white duffel bag. She looked cool slinging it.

As soon as we walked in everyone was buzzing and the DJ played a good round of eclectic sounds to go with Elsie's collection. Which i thouroughly enjoyed.

Elsie had a few really good Endless Summer outfilts not to mention the sassy black beaded lace bikini worn with a satin tulip sleeved jacket. Very cool.

I'll post the pics as soon as i can.

Anyway, The show went really nicely and it was great to see Donna Baxter from Elsie, smiles and all, at the end.

more to come....