Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fashion Week Swim VANGUARD L.A. SS 2011

Jetting up to Vanguard right after the Shows at Sunset Gower was a hop step and a jump away. As I arrived Bikini Shell started rounding up the models for VANGUARD SWIM featuring Parke and Ronen and Graffinis.
Lo and behold was Parris Harris designer, producer, and creator of Phashion TV taking center front in the backstage make up room coordinating for the HEART ATTACK show also taking place.
The result was none the less a STREET SMART AND SAUCY eve of Swimwear meets SKATERS. Voila, the night continued with djs in the patio and the main stage and L.A mixers keeping it real.
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

L.A. FWknd at Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood, CA
October 16, 2010

DAY TWO – pt 2
More models, more celebs, more fashionistas, and more drinks. This time with some great hordeurves by the HOUSE OF AN. Ooo yummy. Pt. 2 of Day Two for Fashion Week was on its way at Sunset Gower and Mikey Koffman came out to deliver her entrance and introduce the night's list.

Yes, Fringe is in, and so are the cool fringe monokinis Jessica Marks brings to the runway this season with the matching fringe tube-kini dresses. The tall tan boots worn with it were as festive as Mardi Gras itself as were the ruched side tie hot pants and glitter tops. All the love in the world couldn’t make this collection any better. Just enough love to go around.
Visit the JL Marks Boutique at 8238 W. 3rd St., L.A. http://www.jlmarks.com/

Elegant cocktail dresses and pant suits with glitter give great ideas to the main event of a wedding to be. With styles for bridesmaids in winter or summer giving us a glimpse of the bride at the end. Experience it for yourself at:

Did I mention the great gift bags including Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and the playful illustrious watercolored scarf courtesy of Balthaczar. Thanks guys!!

For the spy who loved me, JOYRICH gets medieval with the mixes of prints, florals, plaids, and paisleys. Who could a thought you could wear all three. Well the lucky couple of designers pairing up maybe at a Boogie Nights theme party hit it just right with cool L.A. style swimwear for both him and her and patriotic spandex leggings. MWAH! xoxoxo

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L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios - DAY TWO pt. 1

Ready for the new day, everyone was in position, bar, Red Carpet, celebs, and media. Bikini Shell was there of course walking thru two new Bikini Shell models to get a moment of Red Carpet love. Beginning the day in Fashion was an intro from the Green Youth Movement and Making A Difference. You can learn more about this group of young ladies at : http://www.greenyouthmovement.org/

Kristinet was a clear combination of eco simplicity to the new age. Eco fabulous organic fabrics in earthy pastel hues and clay. Jeannie pants, Black shorts with ruffled straps and a simple form fitting Eco Black Dress. What more could be perfect for the casual summer lunch date.

Kristina Lenss brings us a classy feminine style to your wardrobe. Don’t be surprised if you see the future princess Kate Middleton in one of her ensembles any time soon.

With production and fabrics from Cambodia brings us an earth friendly collection by KeoKjay. Cool cotton dresses, and jumpsuits in simple friendly eco fabrics that can easily transition from summer eve to fall day in most southern states. Hammock grays and matte reds make Designer Rachel Faller’s Back to the Bermuda’s Collection a true dream come true for her.

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Jonano makes a great JC Penny brand, a clever addition to bringing eco awareness and styles to every type of woman. Nice linens creating nice skirt and dress patterns and more up to date sexy one shoulder tunics. All around flare bottoms and hoodies yoga wear in soft black with electric blue bandeaus and all around yellow boy shorts for peek-a-boo fashion make this a Bikini Shell find. Check out the spotted dye cottons in tunics and leggings as well at their website. Very cute. jonano.com

Ah yes, remember the blousy short. Well here it is again and on another super leggy model. Flowery prints with the essence of a Matisse interior setting sipping tea all alone or with a friend. The collection brings night and day into one occasion with camisole dresses and luxurious leggings. More from the collection at the website:


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Thursday, December 09, 2010

L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood CA October 15, 2010 DAY ONE - Spring Summer 2011

Another year at Sunset Gower Studios with Mikey Koffman of The Gallery. This year they brought us something special with an EXCLUSIVE eve committed to swimwear. What a treat to follow this night with a great lineup that includes A. Che, teeki, and Kooey from Australia. The night was young with excitement thru the tent. Displays were presented by Jewelry Designers Wishcraft and Morning Glory, T- Shirt Designs by Natures Mistake, and Eyewear by Singer Performer C. Millian. With Regulars to the scene like FNL’s host Rocco dashing to their seats the show was about to begin.

A.Che SS 2011- Los Angeles
A.Che was truly a travel warp to the Sahara Desert bringing us harem love with glitter safari headwraps in Plums, Purple Hazes, and Turquoise Marines leaving us to want an eternal relationship in the two piece all white with headwrap suit. Local girl Amanda Che gave a spectacular reception.

teeki SS 2011- Los Angeles
Opening and closing the show for teeki was a bright and sensational mini model in an adorable two piece banana suit. Ready for summer school I’m sure, the mixed and matched pieces were fun loving separates in stripes, polka dots and neutrals. Leading the way to a dorm raid and a night out in meshed out mixed matched gear.

Save your recycled water bottles and have Lindsay Hemric designer of teeki make you the best teeni bikini you ever had. And if you’re not convinced then check out the show for yourself at : http://www.teekilove.com/ click on PRESS AND FASHION … you’ll be happy you did.

KOOEY Australia SS 2011 - Los Angeles
Sweet delightful Kooey gets the call out with tribal drums and dub tribe prints transitioning into delicate lines and bold colors. Kooey creates matching mens and womens ensembles for the ultra tourist lounging by the poolside in keen blue and orange geometrics and tunics. Bringing a dash of resort wear in his and hers long soft cotton robes and tight fitting Bermuda shorts. Sexy for the weekend.

Supporting swimwear line A.Che that evening was celebrity Joanna Krupa from Dancing with the Stars and Model for Beach Bunny Swimwear and now currently A.Che . Naturally the Celebrity Sighting goes to her.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The KARDASHIANS for Beach Bunny Swimwear Spring 2011 Collection
L.A. Fashion Week Oct. 13 2010

The Colony, 1743 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA
Mixing it all into one dazzling evening for the start of L.A. Fashion Week comes The Kardashians Collection; a mixture of Kourtney's Sailor Chic, Kim's Divinity, and Khloe's Modern Majestic. All three give something to all women for a taste of true Kardashian Hollywood Glam. If this is what you are looking for, then look no further this season and you'll be sure to shine in one of these glitzy sets.

Good thing more shows were up ahead at Sunset Gower to fill up the summer line up.

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Isabel writes for Bikini Shell and other medias. She attends Fashion Week in L.A. and South Beach and looks forward to soon be following the trends worldwide. Contact: issa@bikinishell.com

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011, Miami FLORIDA

Hot Miami Nights and South Beach once again brings us a fantastic Fashion Week with Line Ups and Parties from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim, Nikki Beach, Salon Allure, Bass Museum, The Webster, and The Standard Hotel. Although I wasn't able to be there this summer, luckily Bikini Shell's two fab Interns Ashlee and Stephanie from South Florida, sat in all the shows as well as the After Parties and we will always love them for that.

check out what Ashlee has posted :)

DAY ONE of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011 in Miami, Florida
Trina Turk kicked 2011 “Acapulco Gold” Swim and Spa collection

Trina Turk kicked off MBFW Swim with loud and outgoing peacock and floral multi colored prints. The gold and turquoise detailed pendants and buckles added a luxurious touch to a common silhouette. Trina’s tight tunic with bat sleeves impressed the audience as the loud floral casablanca print screamed vacation time!! The line stayed sophisticated but added edge with plunging neck lines and short rompers. Trina encompassed elegance with her statement accessories. The woven straw hats with dramatic tall crowns and oversized brims was an unforgettable addition to her swim collection. The inner girlie girl surfaced when the oversized straw hat downsized but did not leave behind the “wow factor” by displaying a gigantic woven bow. Trina’s finishing pieces included a shiny purple silk charmeuse long tunic, gold tweed cropped jacket, and of course who can forget the tall handsome male model wearing a bright lime green blazer and sexy board shorts.

DAY THREE of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011 Miami, Florida Mara Hoffman Swim Resort 2011 Swim Collection
Don’t forget your passport girls!! Mara Hoffman took us on a supernatural voyage through an imaginative kaleidoscope of neon colors. She brought to life cultures from all over the world. (India, Egypt, Native America, Africa, and the Islands) The tour through Mara Hoffman’s 2011 Collection guided us through geometric printed swim suits, embroidered bikinis, chiffon ponchos, tight maxi dresses, tunics, leggings, wrap skirts, v-wired tops, and oversized traveling bags. The illuminating patterns continued the journey stopping at “Batik” (geometric and crystal shapes), “Dashiki” (colorful garment worn in west Africa), “Crystal Collage” (the kaleidoscope theme), the “Eye of God” (Egyptian symbol), Amazonian tribes (artistic face paint), and ending in the African Jungle.

Poko Pano 2011 - Run of the Show - MBFW Swim, South Beach, Miami
Poko Pano Picnic time in Miami Beach!!! Don’t forget the gingham blanket, watermelons, and banana flowers!! Poko Pano expressed her feminine and flirty side in her 2011 Swim Collection. Make sure to check the weather before you leave. Weather forecast for Poko Pano’s picnic started with clear skies, bouquets of tropical flowers, stripes, and watermelon prints. So far no clouds over the girls wearing cut out solid colored one pieces. But watch out, Florida’s unexpected cloudy sky’s ahead!! Poko Pano added some twist and turns right before we got to dessert!! The uninvited heartbreaker dress and the twisted bandeau two piece showed up. Beware of the rain, solid white bathing suits will be present. Run for shelter before the rain comes. To end a wonderful picnic, we stumble upon a buried treasure on the beach. Glowing jeweled one pieces and cover ups, bedazzled in a colorful toucan print.

DAY FIVE of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011 Miami, Florida

Nicolita Caliente 2011Summer Collection, Miami

All ABOARD the Nicolita sailboat!! The rich Cuban music starts and the crowd wants to move their hips and feet. Nicolita’s 2011 Summer collection really added some flavor to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim. Nicolita encompassed a 60’s flair with an authentic Spanish look. The fire red lips, side curly pony tails, flowered hair pieces, and frilly tiered arm pieces got me ready to SALSA!!! I enjoyed the fullness of the suits that stayed true to any girl with curves. The braided golden straps and the sailor nautical colors would get anyone excited to voyage through the sea. No sea sickness here!!

Marysia Swim 2011 Collection, Miami

Designer Maria Dobrzanska Reeves really gave the audience a relaxing feeling when attending the Marysia Swim’s 2011 Collection. I felt like I was at a luau, when the traditional Polynesian island drummers started to play their rhythmic music. The show was complete when I noticed Ari Golds wife from Entourage (Perry Reeves), sitting in the audience wearing one of the Marysia cover ups. Maria incorporated neutral calming colors such as greens, tans, and baby pinks. The soft feminine fabrics gave an unwinding feeling, which is perfect for traveling or going for a stroll in the local markets. Her collection featured high waist silhouettes, one-pieces, and draping cover-ups. To complete your outfit and get involved with the natives, Maria added an oversized conical Asian hat.

Ashlee Kross, Bikini Shell Intern 2011 Miami Collections, Ashlee a graduate of West Virginia University received her degree in Business and has worked with NYC based fashion showrooms, Coast, Intermezzo, Barneys NY, Fitness Magazine, and Dash Miami. Her passion is everything fashion, and looks forward to furthering her career in Public Relations.