One of these summers we hope to make it to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami. Until then, we'll content ourselves with recapping the highlights:
Part of us secretly still wants to grow to grow up to be a Vegas showgirl, and when we do, we're donning this Mara Hoffman suit.
Another part of us wants to grow up to be a Palm Beach society matron. This Tibi cover up will satisfy that fantasy.
Bad boy designer Ed Hardy was new to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami, and one of the few that featured male models. He gets a thumbs up from us!
Forget yellow polka dots. We want this purple baby from Luli Fama:
As with any fashion week, the parties are nearly as important as the shows. We were sorry to miss the LYCRA® and Xtra Life LYCRA® Swim After-Show Party at the new W Miami. One of our favorite hairstylists, Gretta Monahan made it there and hung out with Whitney Port.
And Friday night's party at Louis at the Gansevoort for this season’s Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer L*Space by Monica Wise. Andy Roddick must trust new bride Brooklyn Decker quite a bit to let her hang out with Gilles Marini. (JK--we know Gilles is a family man.)
And we're still hoping one of our friends who went scored an extra bottle of the Essie Mars Red, which was designed exclusively for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami.
It matches the 2010 Mercedes E-Coup that greeted visitors to the tents.
You can't buy the brilliant red shade anywhere--you had to be lucky enough to attend one of the parties where it was gifted. No matter--we hear it's pretty close to Essie's Forever Young. Guess that will have to do!
Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM.