Friday, July 29, 2011

It was Day 3 of Fashion Week for me in South Beach Miami and Nikki Beach was on fire. The fashion event at the notorious south beach location was filled with amazing vendors and designers for the S.P.F (Sand Play Fashion) and What Women Want amongst sandy beaches and cabanas as well as all the beautiful people of South Beach.

Including these vendors were scrumptious cake pops by QT POPS, Manicure stations, Midori Shoe Dazzle and the beautiful Eva Ritvo, M.D who was also there promoting her new book with fellow Debra Luftman, M.D., THE BEAUTY PRESCRIPTION. .. A must get for those in search of inner and outer gorgeousness.

Well she sure put her words into quick action as she MC'd the show with awesome designers as Robert Graham, Adjanie, Fashions by Azucar, ICANDY Swimwear, and finally Le Doux.

Robert Graham stepped onto the stage with perfect Summer Men Ensembles for the Beach and Summer Days and Nights at the Boardwalk...

Adjanie gave a nice presence of Caribbean Style and Resort favorites for the Island Hopping Girl with Billy Ocean on her mind.

Francisco Azucar and Fashions by Azucar brings new meaning to Show Girl... I mean Show Boy. Well Ok, GOGO BOY!! Yes , these were some new styles to get you staring at that DUDE up ON THAT PLANK shaking his ass. Move over BIATTCH.

Having a chance to meet Margo the Designer for ICANDY SWIMWEAR after the show; I learned that she was from Poland and had been designing fashion since she was a little girl. Her Retro Cuts and Hues were a matching second to her Neo Geometric Tunics as seen here on the Designer. I hope she knows how cute they are. :)

Finally Le Doux gave us classic Golden and Black Shimmery Sexy pieces staying true to her fan base as seen here on two Models on the Runway

Check out this great video uploaded by MyNikkiBeach at

*****More photos from a Day at Nikki Beach for What Women Want at PHOTOS

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


*** On a crispy day after serious thunderstorms during Swim Week in South Beach Miami we caught up with Marysia Dobranska Reeves, Designer of Marysia Swim, at the W Hotel where the Salon Allure show was being held along glamourous Collins Avenue up in her showroom.

Unfortunately due to unexpected Video Malfunctions.. We taped the entire interview with my phone continually stopping Marysia a few times between questions and recordings off my recorder.

Thank you Marysia for being such a great hostess and giving us such a great interview. Here is how the interview went: ***

BS: Hi I'm Isabel with Bikini Shell and we are here at the Salon Allure Media Lounge in South Beach Miami for Fashion Week and today with "Meet the Designer" is Marysia from Marysia Swim.

BS: How's it going Marysia? How are you today?

MDR: I'm fine thank you , how are you?

BS: Very Good; I'm really glad to hear that.
BS: It comes to my attention and I believe that I read it some where in one of the Celebrity Magazines that Perrey Reeves from Entourage mainly known in her role as Ari's wife in the very popular pay for Television series is your husbands, Nathanial Reeves's, sister
BS: Is that true?

MDR: Yes - that's right

BS: Oh Cool.....That's really exciting! Because I love that show and obviously so does everybody else in this country.

MDR: Yes, They are having a premier in New York City right now of the last season and we're missing it.

BS: Aww that's too bad.. Well I'm sure you'll hear all about it and see photos as I'm sure they will also see your photos.
BS: Well In your opinion; do you believe that the popularity of your sister -n -law's role has affected the sales of your Swimwear Line or increased
its popularity with the Media and mainstream Hollywood?

MDR: I'm not sure exactly, it's kinda hard to measure that. But Perry has always been a big supporter... and she's always wearing my bikinis; so people who admire her; might also admire by chance my swimsuits.

BS: Well your sales are right on top of the line I noticed since you are here at Salon Allure and i was just wondering, since everybody wants Celebrity endorsements..and I was thinking 'WOW, Marysia has got a quick stop with Perry Reeves'

MDR: Ya i have never been caught photographed with my sister so I've never been really public.

BS: ... And I know she is seen sometimes at your Front Row

MDR: Yes for the last few years she has been seen.

BS: Yes, so you do have a Celebrity to bring out of the closet and vice verse she has someone as yourself to put to her escape...that's great news!

BS: Marysia, I have seen your collection in the past and we at Bikini Shell have even blogged about it. Truly your collection always reminds me of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. I also noticed that your designs have specific names of destinations.... such as the ACAPULCO, IBIZA, SARDINIA, AND ST. TROPEZ.....
Can you tell us why you chose these names and if you personally have a favorite one; Bikini Shell would love to know which one it is!!!

MDR: I was inspired this year by a Slim Aarons book called "Poolside" and all the names are locations for where he shot the photographs in the book i named them after that. And my FAVORITE is the "Marbella" which is the string bikini with the little loop in white and black..

BS: That is really exciting and I hope I see a bunch of those on the beach this week
because that is a great reason.... THANK YOU!!

BS: Marysia, it is so great to see you again. You look fantastic and amazing and we are really excited that you a have taken the time to answer a few questions about your 2012 Marysia Swimwear Collection showing here in South Beach Miami for Fashion Week. We loved your collections previously at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and this year at Salon Allure you previewed as well. Are there any other locations your line showed during Fashion Week that we missed so that we can look them up?

MDR: Well Ed[Kavishe], from Fashion Wire Press; actually we're doing a little presentation at the apartment .... you can get the images from him.. so there is a little fashion week "extra".

BS: That is fabulous because I actually know Ed[Kavishe] myself and I know Ed is one of the most amazing photographers in Fashion Week..So I'm really looking forward to seeing those images... And thank you so much.

BS: There you go. Here live at the Salon Allure Media lounge for "Meet the Designer" with Marysia Swim for Fashion Week Swim collection 2012.
BS: Bringing it to you from Bikini Shell I'm Isabel. Have a great day. Thank you Marysia.

MDR: Thank you :)

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Marysia Swim 2012 Lookbook from austin d on Vimeo.

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