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Photo Perfect – Coast’s Fashion Trade Exhibition Returns in Person To the Miami Design District – March 31 to April 1

Where dreamy couture meets super cool style

Submitted by Cristiane Roget , Sr. Correspondent, AdAvenueGroup-Forbes Magazine

The word ‘Coast’, especially in South Florida, evokes soft sugar sand and the crisp aroma of salty sea breezes.

Coast is also the name of the iconic Fashion Trade Exhibition, the brainchild of founder and comely entrepreneur Karen Bennett. (

The B2B contemporary fashion, ready to wear and accessory trade show has grown from its initial 30 designers to 400 exhibitors of men’s and women’s contemporary clothing, chic wear, purse power and accessorized aspirations. Coast Spring 2021 has moved beyond Covid’s infuriating confinement as the host of a two day , in person! event. While adhering to CDC recommended cautionary measures guests and exhibitors are assured they will be congregating in a safe and sound environment.

“Though Previous shows have been held in Boston, Chicago, New York and Nashville, Miami continues to be at the nexus where new fashion trends originate to evolve into tomorrow’s classics,” confirms Bennett. The iconic contemporary fashion and accessory trade show is set to unspool this Wednesday, March 31 from 10am to 5pm and Thursday , April 1 from 10 am to 4pm at the historical Moore Building, 191 NE 40th Street Miami, FL 33137, in the heart of the oh-so-posh Miami Design District.

Karen manages to meld Nashville’s Southern charm with the sophisticated business savvy of her native New York. She extends a wide welcome to retailers, the press and media influencers who are encouraged to attend an immersive occasion that is positioned to become the standard bearer for how the Post Covid ‘P.C.’ socializes.

Coast is a peerless and powerful, pop up party that combines luxe surroundings, emerging designers, fashion forward informal modeling, and a new brand of revelry reminiscent of a time when socializing meant dressing up, engaging conversation and seduction. Partake in a perfect potion with ingredients that include ‘reveals’ of au courant collections and conversation vs. texting. Reviving the ‘Art of Conversation’ guests are invited to mingle, source and purchase from collections originating from around the globe.

Alla Berman
America & Beyond
Anuja Tolia Jewelry
Black Score
Brand Bazar
Celia B
Charlotta Gandolfo
Deepa Gurnani
Del Duca
Denise Nader
Elan International
Frankie’s Melbourne
Guadalupe Design
Happy Sheep
Haute Shore
Heroine Sport
Joey Showroom
KREL Tropical Knitwear
La Costa OrganicvJewelry
La Mariette
La Strada Showroom
Labeled Bohemian
Lebel Fashion Group
Lavish Alice
Lily Kate Showroom
Lorenza Gandaglia
March 11
Mary Louise Designs
Mel and Ell Sales
Mello The Label
Mila Rose Agency
mint & rose
Misha Collection
Mlo Jewelry
Muche et Muchette
Niche Gallery
Paloma Barcelò
Paola Bernardi
Place Showroom
S2 Showroom
Salty B
Samantha Eng
Scarlett poppies
Seema Kahai
Single LA
Six Fifty
So Me Jewelry
Squeeze de Citron
Suzanne dai
Suzy T
Un Pueblo
Zstack by Jackie Z

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by Sr. Correspondent Cristiane Roget, France

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Miami /FL While on the other side of town streaker and publicity seeker Kelly Kay was flashing her bare, Brazilian bum at half time and President ’45’  was calling Kansas, “one of the nation’s greatest states“, Hard Rock security guards failed to recognize 49’ers Coach, Kyle Shanahan redirecting him as he headed to the podium for a post game bloodletting.  Is it any wonder that Miamians have turned being stupid into an art form?  And what a beautiful work of art  Super Bowl Miami 2020 was.   

According to the Daily Beast’s annual “Smartest Cities” survey, the greater Miami Metropolitan area is the 47th ‘dumbest’ of 55 major U.S. areas.   Miami received an IQ score of 61.65 out of a 100, which is slightly above a first grader’s  but slightly below that of a lab chimpanzee.    

One of many reasons  why the visiting ‘smart set’ sat out the Super Bowl hoopla and gridlock making a dash for Allapattah, Miami’s newest go-to destination.   Also known as the Fashion Allapattah Design District  or ‘FADD’ or  West of Wynwood ‘WOW’ and ‘Art-apattah‘ just coined by entrepreneur and neighborhood renovator James Quinlan.

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“The ‘Big Game Weekend’ and ‘Secret Garden Party’ at the Miami Fashion Collective in Allapattah was one of the most talked about gatherings this side of  ‘the Gronks’ bash at the North Beach Band Shell or Maxim’s Virginia Key Concert without the sticker shock price of admission,” according Gary Kirk Brown of Sports and Swimsuit Magazine.   

Organized by impresarios from Vybelle Models & Media Group, Charles Sutton, Producer and Chief Operating Officer of Vybelle models with renowned Fashion Photographer and Publisher,  Gary Kirk Brown and Co-Founder of Swim the Globe Jeffrey Lubin of Jeffrey Lubin Group,LLC were joined by Swim the Globe co-founder Jennifer Sclafani.  She confirmed that plans for the 4th annual ‘Swim the Globe’ and Sustainable Fashion Week are already in the mix.  The multi-layered event unspooled under in a lush walled Secret Garden with torrential rains that did nothing to dampen anyone’s spirits.

The ‘Big Game Weekend’ in Allapattah was one of the most talked about gatherings this side of the Dolphin Stadiums’ Super Bowl in Miami Gardens. The epicenter of the LIV Super Bowl is in a city outside of Miami proper.  “If the NFL had acquired some level of basic understanding from the ‘Taking the Knee‘ poignant protest, its officials would not have snubbed the Super Bowl host city, which isn’t in Miami but Miami Gardens, the largest predominantly black city in Florida and the fourth-largest in the United States.

Those in the know surmised the City of Miami Gardens was intentionally underplayed in national and global promotion & press due to a predominant demographic that is celebrated on the football field  but was thought to be a possible deterrent to the vanilla vacationers inbound for the ‘Big Game’.

Miami Photographer Hillary Steadle, Adam Tappan,  International Entrepreneur with Jeffrey Lubin , Fashion Producer

Hot Atlantan’s  came down in droves.  Steve Eubanks  was a leader of  the pack and Samuel Rael, civic minded attorney and movie producer kept in check.  No stranger to the spotlight, Eubanks is first cousin to Leilani Sarelle and Meilani  Paul (Basic Instinct – Days of Thunder -Married With Children ) and Ex-Chippendale Dancer, Victor Brookes.   Hyped on Cuban Coffee he entertained with a running monologue.  One of his most astute comments about the Miami Garden fracas ,  “What’s the big deal? We are all pink in the middle!”.

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Eubanks made the official announcement that he has been appointed as lead Global Sales Consultant of Akyumen Technologies ™ .  The ground breaking smart phone, tablet and phablet brand name ‘Hawk’ is on the launch pad for public release in April 2020. The proprietary smart phone features a revolutionary HDTV projector that will allow fans at the next Super Bowl to  broadcast the game on a 40′ wall with the most advanced 90 lumen resolution.  Also on the horizon is the release of two more game changing Social Apps.  One the invention of social scientist  Joe Lu of Toronto, known as  and  Diego/Fraser’s  LoveApp.   And  “no!” you cannot have 2 million + friends on either one of these ingenious , closed loop,  social networks.  It doesn’t take a genius to know where the next smart investments are – Websites.   The bonding between guests from the digital technology, leaders in Co-modeco Green Construction, legal beagle Tiffany Shapiro, Esquire, David Crystal, Founder of Crystal Clear Tutors and Former Miami Beach Mayoral Candidate with  Vybelle Model , Nueva were joined by  Restaurateurs from Nebraska, home of ‘the oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett‘. 

A full on fashion show was presented by Vybelle Models and Sports  & Swimsuits Magazine that featured the fashion by Showroom305 that included Guria, among others.

Guests danced and moved to the beats of musical  maestro DJ GNO.Also known as James Waldon, he is the  Official DJ forthe NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and Fox 59 Indianapolis.  He recently opened for Post Malone and Madonna with a mix that kept the multi-generational guests in a dance groove into the late hour.  His extensive collection of musical genres is a tour de force of an impeccably curated musical journeyThe fact he opted for a Secret Garden Party/Big Game Weekend in the backwaters of Miami’s Allapattah overMaxim’s , The Gronks, and the Star Island soiree hosted by Michael Bay and Jamie Foxx is a testament to  Allapattah’s burgeoning global appeal. 

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photo by Marcello Cassano

Save the Date FridayDecember 7 and Saturday December 8 th.  Art aficionados, members of the press and astute collectors are invited to participate in a full calendar of must-attend Art Installations from South Beach’s Fairwind Hotel on 19th & Collins –  to an all day garden party and collective art exhibition in the Miami Fashion Collective in the heart of the burgeoning  FAD.District in Westside Allapattah.

Two  days of Art Activations, receptions and events are set to coincide with ArtBasel 2018. Presided over by Lawrence Johansen of Livin’ Lux Publishing , Jennifer Sclafani of Showroom-305 and Media Partner’s AdAvenueGroup / VIPictures, the city wide pop-ups feature inspiring exhibits and a full complement of’s fine food by  Today’s Restaurant News  honored chefs  & 10 Collins Restaurant & Lounge in the Fairwind 4.5 star rated hotel. 

Unveiling – new works by DANIEL STANFORD, luminary of the pop novo genre returns to ArtBasel.  Rhianna, Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian among his avid collectors.

YANLUIS BERGARECHE a masterful, world – renowned contemporary artist of Cuban descent, debut’s his ‘obras’ for the first time in North America.  Marcello Cassano , Antoine Verglas and Retna are slated to make an appearance.

Epicurean demo’s with all organic signature berry cocktails will be served.  Sheer Bliss.  Acclaimed fashion photographers and informal modeling of sustainable fashion by Flamingo Vintage Kilo-Pound, Showroom- 305 (SwimtheGlobe) , Thrift By the Pound in Flamingo Plaza and Pure Lorraine will provide sartorial  elegance and flair.


Friday – December 7 – Evening

A Collector & Media Reveal and Roof Top Preview Reception. The newly imagined historical  Fairwind – South Beach. A destination property & Soft Opening of 10 Collins Food & Spirits with Master Chef Frank Imbarlina serving his rendition of classic American Seasonal cuisine.

With deep culinary roots that span the globe, Chef Frank empowers his guests. His mantra is understanding “that eating is not passively consuming.” The reinvented Fairwind kitchen will be treating Art Basel guests with epicurean demonstrations, magical mixology  & delectable tasting menu,  apres-dinner reservations.   As is the case with many of South Florida’s top eateries 10 Collins Restaurant & Lounge’s Seasonal Menu is  globally eclectic. 1000 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   Book Rooms now! at their 13 Royal Stay Miami Hotels.

Saturday – December 8 -ALL Day to Sunset, Garden Party with an Open House- Out Door Garden Exhibit in West Wynwood ,Fashion Allapattah Art District – hosted by Miami Fashion Collective, art galleries & establishments in the immediate area. including all day dja’s at Flamingo By the Pound and live mural and artist showcase, come by for a bit of South  Brew. Boo ha…731 NW 28th Street, Miami, FL 33127. 1 Blk West of I-95!  Beat the gridlock & take State Road 7 Avenue a North – South Corridor.   A palettes throw from Wynwood Art District. Sir Dylan Duke spinning sexy ambiance Complimentary Admission with Eventbrite RSVP. for media, influencers, art collectors and cultural aficinados.  Giving  Forward, with Livin’ Lux Full Calendar of Events beginning at $50. donation per guest. Proceeds to be donated in part to WisdomLand & Self Sustaining Shelters –, founded by Dame Munni  Irone of Beverly Hills, CA and the Churchill Center with Dr. Dana Churchill of DAFOH.og.

Art , Multi Media –   Fine Art & Photography Installations Culinary Excellence  curated  for the cultural connoisseur is celebrating its 9th South Florida/California iteration.

– Create- – Show – – Inspire-

A note of Appreciation to


And for those on a liquid diet founder of South Beach Brewery, Lorenzo Borghese and Trey Jagger, visionary entrepreneurs.  Borghese returned last week from a cooperative global confab expanding the South Beach Brewery Horizons.  He modestly down plays his role as a “Bachelor” in ABC’s ninth season.  The brewers will keep guests sated with beer based infusions of Strawberry orange mimosa , south peach Shandy and Blood Orange Sunset. 

A poem dedicated to Jewel of Russia Vodka-she always got a flask. now she got a heartache and a faded henna tat. lately i’ve been lonely and she’s been really sad. So we climbed to the roof top we took the last swig & took in the sky with a silvery slice of moon shivering on top.

her finger has a tan line but we don’t mention it. i can’t hold down my liquor
or my laughter so i spit.  she takes it like it’s agua she’s got those Russian genes.

An homage to Andres Verglas and Retna. Lawrence Johansen, Publisher LivinLux,  Jennifer Sclafani presides on December 8, All Day 731 NW 28th Street, Miami, FL 33127 joined by Vintage Buy The Pound , at 719 NW 29th Street at NW 7th Avenue, and Francois Huynh, Former Project Manager Yahoo and current founder,  Cristiane Roget, Correspondent with visionary photo journalist Marcello Cassano.


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FLAMINGO-Vintage Pound-Grand Opening-‘It’s a Groovy Kind of Love’, Saving the Planet, Stylishly. Sept 21-22 ’18

by Cristiane Roget, Sr. Correspondent  a division of  –  rsvp 310-220-9118

FAD.D. West Wynwood-Miami/ Be the first! in South Florida to experience American  Made Vintage from the Beat 50’s to the Disco 90’s  – Purchased by the Pound at Flamingo, Vintage Pound Grand Opening!  Guests are invited to attend the VIP Media Reception & Sneak Preview – Friday – September 21 from 4PM – 8PM.  The Grand Open House is slated to un-spool SaturdaySeptember 22 from  1 PM to 8PM.

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The debut opening weekend of Flamingo, Vintage Pound, brings  a new breed of clothing retail that specializes in  retro wearable’s and collectibles curated and sold by the pound. The all-day open house celebration features a vintage car display from South Beach Classics.  Music by Jolt Radio, an online radio station based in the Fashion Allapattah Design District (FAD.D.) will showcase e-jays spinning  eclectic and genre specific vinyl for your listening pleasure.  Gourmet tasting menu’s with locally crafted libations will be served, so,  come with an appetite and empty out the penny bank.

Flamingo’s Vintage Pound Grand Opening has the entire Wynwood and Miami community rallying around the sneak preview. “We received 100’s of RSVP’s even prior to this announcement,” confirms Daniel Martinez, Founder and CEO of Flamingo – Vintage Pound and Vintage Kilo in EuropeDaniel attributes this out pouring to their loyal customers “passing the wordfrom FVP’s outlets in Manhattan, Houston, New Mexico and  Barcelona and now in the burgeoning Fashion Allapattah Design District, FAD.D.  (1 block West of I-95)

Daniel says “Add up 2 years in the build out at 791 NW 29th Street on the corner of NW 7th Avenue/441-StateRoad 7 in Miami , 33127 and an onerous permitting process,  this is one store whose time has come!” With T-shirt’s  to Tuxedo’s the average age of our inventory is older than much of our loyal clientele.  Our motto is  to Restyle – Refashion and Revamp.”

“Good things never die.  There is a new breed of shoppers that have made Flamingo, Vintage Pound  their first stop on the search for what makes-up their sartorial statement,” says Carmen Brizuela and Alexandra Suarez , Flamingo’s Miami stylists.  Carmen’s carefully curated looks change daily as bundles of new T’s, overalls, and slinky- sexy dresses arrive from America ports of call.

Among the co- hosts are Serge Achilles of “Hukilou“, Master Vegan Chef Rahien Jones and Patricia Jones author of the bestselling , ‘The New Vegan’ of Vegan’s Gone Wild. The food wise trifecta has made their name at their world famous ‘The New Vegan’ Delray Beach, Florida.  The word is out additional gourmet food trucks are invited to participate.

Flamingo – Vintage Pound Grand Opening Menu include ‘tastes of chickn’,  that isn’t – it is a succulent take on ‘jackfruit’ and chickpea.  For those who love breakfast 24 hours a day order up the TNV toasty waffle delight with farm fresh organic strawberries and just a dollop of Pena Colada  Yummii Frozen Liquor Bars ™ on top.

Also on the menu is the debut of Monsieur Poutine ™, an unabashedly savory collage of french-fried potatoes, beef gravy, and squeaky-fresh cheese curds.  “Did someone say low carb diet food?” says Catherine and Youri  Milfort.  This is  the quickest fix for a case of the munchies or a dog sled trip across the frozen tundra.   Youri, a native of Montreal, “hey”, boasts this is the  province’s gastronomic achievement reaching dizzying heights. Let Quebec be forever known as the place where poutine began.  Ask for a chaser of Code Rum ™ on ice for the perfect pairing.

“The event serves as a follow-up to the 4 day Swim the Globe  an official Swim Week activation, confirms Jennifer Sclafani, of  Showroom 305 and the Miami Fashion Collective a founder of the  burgeoning fashion-centric FAD District.

French – Spanish Vintners, from the Blue Bear International Corp, and purveyors of healthy edibles from gourmet organic baby food to plump Spanish olives will  be sampling throughout the two days. The menu is paired with beverages that include a blissful blend of  Soul Cachaca ™ and Pure Brazilian Coconut Water ™ poured pink from the sustainable coconut shell . For each bottle sold of PBCW the creators under the stewardship of CEO – Founder, Rob Paladino is replanting 1 square foot of the Amazon Rain Forest.   Rum Barcelo™ is blending signature cocktails with infusions of tropical seasonal fruit from our back yards.

Pump  up the volume on that unique fashion statement while being kind to our environment by reducing waste from fast disposable fashion.  Confirms Daniel, “Many items sell within minutes of their arrival at a fraction of the cost one finds at posh boutiques and mass market outlets.  Every item at Flamingo, Vintage Pound is one of a kind. No chance of seeing your body double at your next outing.  Hesitate  and that ‘must have’ is gone forever.”

Take Brielle, a recent Miami Ad School Graduate prepping for her first position at the esteemed Ogilvie Ad Agency or Axelle, a 18 year-old fashion model. The two are gearing up to win Flamingo’s mad dash at the Grand Opening sneak preview Saturday – September 22, 2018.  Axelle admits she was on the hunt for a pair of tight distressed jeans with a boot cut and the only problem she  encountered was the selection exceeded the need.  Buying by the pound “I bought three pairs for what would be the average price at a mall or posh boutique.  Two pairs for me and one for my bestie”.  Confirm’s Jennifer Sclafani, of Miami Fashion Collective, and founder of  Swim the Globe – “With the arrival of  Flamingo Vintage Pound is just one more anxiously anticipated addition to our burgeoning fashion destination.

Special thank you- gratzie tanti – Merci Beaucoup -Gracias a – Printopia – Meishan, Nicole, Serge Achilles  – James Quinlan –


Top 4 Clothing Brands For Peacoats

The peacoat never goes out of style. It’s a fashion choice that screams proper British sensibility, but the combination of refined style and high-level comfort makes it a versatile accompaniment to any winter or fall ensemble. Many manufacturers are offering their own unique spins on the peacoat, and between the designers on offer, you’re sure to find something that matches your personality. Here are some of the best.


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Peacoats may evoke a traditional British style, but that doesn’t mean they hold exclusive cultural rights to this classic and universal style. Based in Japan, Tomorrowland has 30 years of experience crafting finely fashioned peacoats, and their sharp eye for craftsmanship is evident in every coat they produce. These are coats that are respectful of the past without being beholden to outdated traditions. A focus on unusual materials and unique interiors adds a whimsical flair to the peacoats in their collection. It’s easily one of the most innovative and experimental peacoats you’ll find today.

Brooks Brothers

The Brooks Brothers name is synonymous with simplified refinement. They strip their design sensibilities down to the basics, offering a traditionalist look that is certain to never go out of fashion. Made of wool to ensure a coat that will keep you warm and last through multiple seasons, the devil is in the details with the Brook Brothers peacoat. That’s reflected in the anchor-design buttons and the classic nautical design.


New Look

While New Look specializes primarily in stylish and comfortable women’s clothing, they also offer a small but formidable male collection that includes a reliable peacoat. Performance is the name of the game where New Look is concerned. Their coat is crafted out of a specialized wool blend that’s built to keep you warm in even the coldest weather. The internal pocket lining provides an additional layer of protection when frigid conditions hit.

River Island

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The peacoat was born in England, and it’s fitting that London has produced one of the best options of the season. River Island has been delivering high street fashion to the masses for forty years, and they’ve clearly spent their time perfecting that technique. Their signature peacoat isn’t as heavy as many of its competitors, but it offers a great mid-weight option that blends form and function seamlessly. The faux fur collar lends an added level of panache to the coat.

While there are a lot of options to choose from, you can trust that whatever choice you make, you’ll receive a quality product. These peacoats are some of the top choices around, regardless of your personal sensibilities. For more on wearing clothing apparel, check out our other articles!

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SWIM THE GLOBE `18 – Steers the Course Toward a More Sustainable Apparel & Fashion Industry

For Immediate Release July 22, 2018

by Cristiane Roget, correspondent AdAvenuegroup -Forbes Francais –, Epoch Times

SWIM THE GLOBE `18 -Collections of sustainable Men and Women’s Resort and Swimwear modeled by a bevy of  breathtaking talent visibly having fun strutted the Swim the Globe Runway, this past week at the National Hotel – Miami Beach, a Beachside Resort.  The makers of SWIM THE GLOBE presented a calendar of non-stop events, product activations, top tier DJ’s, an inspired pop-up New York style Art Exhibit by the international club promoters of Kama Beach Club and gold gilded bottles of Lamborghini prosecco, Pure Brazilian Coconut Water and sips of Mega Way keeping  the-by-invitation only guests hydrated.

The grass root sponsors and underwriters embraced the vision of the Blue Water Mission during the opening night reception in the wood paneled and beveled glass lounge on July 12th.

The Summer Season previews (with many styles available for immediate delivery)  featured   Fyn, Nora,  PintArena Swim, Boto Men’s, Cover Male by John Casablanca,Voyage Swimwear, Amita Naithani, Guria,  Maylana and  Sunshine State.  Each collection is informed by the diversity of their ountry of origin with this year’s iteration featuring Brazil, Colombia, Canada, India, Boracay -Philippines, Puerto Rico  and the USA.


Allapattha/ Miami  In order to preserve our verdant resources;  SWIM THE GLOBE’s Official Calendar & Handbook , courtesy of PrintTopia USA, the STG event creators elected to limit printing to the “Collector’s Edition of the  Official SWIM THE GLOBE 2018 Handbook & Holiday Guide” .  Feel free to open this link to preserve your memories in the SWIM THE GLOBE  OFFICIAL PROGRAM.

SWIM THE GLOBE WRAP UP – These  photos say it all.




SWIM THE GLOBE 2018 – was called an “unequivocal success!” by the over 2000 special invited guests who meandered through the National Hotel Miami Beach, Beachfront Resort, a luminous recreation of mid century grandeur .  Guests languished about the endless Infinity Pool and leaned into the catwalk over four days and nights, under a canopy of blazing stars. “Swim the Globe was a fluid affair...” according to  James Eisele *  as he fervently innovated products shots with pop-up shop proprietors  that included Yummii Frozen Liquor Pops, Beniley Med Spa and her tubular Stem Cell based products, Desiree’s Boho chic bathing suits and  with guests hydrating with refreshing sips of  Voss and Pure Brazilian Coconut  Water .  According to Marisol Edwards, Marketing Director and Brand Ambassador,For each bottle of Pure Brazilian Coconut Water soldone square foot of the Amazon is being reclaimed.”  We are  “refreshing the world with pure purpose”, according to PBCW Founder Rob Palladino.

Several world debuts also took place in the midst of the festivities that included the launch of Bella Generation Hair Systems and the preview of the 2019 Vespa on display for the first time in South Florida.  Gratzie Tanti,  Tony C., Ken S. and Javier.

The STG producers Jennifer Sclafani of Miami Fashion Collective and Jeffrey Lubin a seasoned fashion curator that ran the runways at IMG were joined by friends, underwriters, sponsors the fashion forward and trend makers with the SWIM WEEK press corp documenting the proceedings.  “A grateful note of appreciation to all those, too numerous to name, who SWAM THE GLOBE with them this year”.  Anna Chu, who recently opened a vintage and consignment store at the Hotel Croydon – 3720 Collins Ave, Miami Beach 33140 (just North of Faena). A destination boutique has become a nust vist location for anyone seeking a unique designer fashion statement.  Anna styled Swim the Globe, she is known as the “Queen of Vintage” who has “dressed the world’! All of the producers and founders are committed to steering the course toward a more environmentally conscientious and sustainable Apparel Industry (and planet) in 2019, and beyond.

Up Next from – ColombiaModa Medellin Colombia, Los Angeles Fashion Week, and Art Basil with Daniel Stanford in December 2018.

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Colombia & South Florida Fashion & Textile Industry Rebounds – As Trump’s Trade Tariffs Escalate Today To $250 Billion.

To Circulate to 7,500 Fashion Writers and bloggers Tuesday – August 28, 2018-  6 AM EST

Miami.FL. / The Inex * Colombiamoda Fashion Week un-spooled July 25 -27 in the bucolic, post modern city of Medellin,Colombia. Attendance included 56,000 fashion-forward visitors, 13,000 domestic and international buyers, representing 13 countries.  Collections if the next ‘must have’ trends and soon to be classic designs were showcased by 500 exhibitors  and consecutive around the clock catwalks playing to capacity visitors of 1000 or more.  serenaded by man of the moment, JBalvin, a Medellin native.

Colombia’s  Fashion Week coincided with a post in Business of Fashion confirming, “A new round of proposed tariffs on Chinese goods ,with 200 pages of items including apparel and textiles, were valued at a whopping USD $250 billion!”

With over a third of US clothing imported from China, and despite assurances from the US Administration that the new tariffs would  impose “maximum pain on China, minimum pain on consumers,” downplaying the inevitability of price hikes and disruptions in supply chains is naive if not blatantly counter-intuitive.

Said Hun Quach, Vice President of International Trade for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, “Consumers, businesses and American jobs dependent on trade are  in the cross hairs of an escalating global trade war.”  The disruption of supply chains, the imposition of exorbitant tariffs (dubbed the “Trump Tax”) resulting in wavering confidence in exports are but a few reasons North Americans will predictably be suffering soon from sticker shock at the cash register. While many of the current administration’s  supporters may bear the brunt the agile among us are seeking alternatives. Colombia making for the ideal trade partner.

The new duties are “a reckless strategy that will boomerang back to harm US families and workers,” said David French, the National Retail Federation’s senior V.P.  for government relations, while laying the blame at the president’s shiny, elevator shoes.

As adversity is the mother of invention, Colombia’s apparel industry is joining forces with South Florida and California fashion makers and purveyors with a palatable push back to fill the looming gap.  Kacie Schweikhardt,  a curator for  the California based Pure Lorraine (PL+US) attended Colombiamoda, produced in part by Inex and Procolombia  whose mandate is to advance economic that is sustainable and transparent.  She attended Colombiamoda, prospecting for new eco-friendly collections to represent.   She observed, “Colombia’s fashion, apparel and textile industry is in ascendance.  It is positively positioned to assume the mantle as a top tier trade and sourcing partner, especially in Florida, the eastern seaboard and California.”

Colombia has historically been a major player in the manufacture of polyester, denim, leather attire, private label brands and accessories, with exports in 2017 rounding out at USD $225 million. “Colombia is assuming an aggressive stance with an eye on reversing the trend toward throwaway and fast fashion, that continues to decimate our planet. “We are developing a strategic alliance with a plastic waste recycler to manufacture a polyester that is a better quality, more durable and environmental friendly. We can actually tell you how many plastic bottles were recycled to make your shirt!, says. Dan Haime, Senior VP of Global Sales for his family owned and operated Textilia, S.A.S. “Granted it is a bit more expensive, and it remains to be seen if North American consumers are willing to put their money where their mouths are when it comes to investing in technology to reduce waste for the good of our planet,”  according to third generation Colombia textile manufacture Dan Haime of Textilia with headquarters in the capital city, Bogota. “Colombia’s relevance as a source and supplier of customized fabric, whether high grade polyester, denim, cotton, or other synthetics, and all manner of finished goods is on the rebound after a two year slump. The growth spurt is measurable and in direct proportion to restraints on the import of wearable goods from Asia, specifically China.”

A  downturn in Colombia export and domestic sales over the last two years may best be attributed  to “our adapting  to advanced technology, shifts in retail trends from brick and mortar  to ‘see now – buy now’ online commerce, and  ‘a Denim  slowdown,’  according to Natalie Kingham  of  With the  downturn demand for denim as the fabric de rigueur did not bode well for Colombia’s mainstay textile.


Caption: Textilia SAS , this is not your typical seamstress and alterations shop.

“As the trade war escalates, companies are looking to move production closer to reduce freight costs with higher levies on the horizon.  We in the Fashion industry are re calibrating by sourcing domestically and redefining the business that is   ” chimed in Jennifer Sclafani, President of Showroom-305 based in the Miami Fashion Collective located in the  burgeoning Fashion Allapattha Design District (FAD.D) .  “Entering its third decade, Colombiamoda, la Semana de Moda ® and the concurrent Textiles 2 Expo are the most significant fashion confab in the Latin American Hemisphere,” according to Sergio Echeverria, Fashion Coordinator – Pro Colombia – Los Angeles.

The bounce back in 2018 was palpable. Colombia is poised to revitalize its industry with superlative designers,  “that are not only ahead of the trends but are, in fact, creating them,” according to Ismael Trivino of ProColombia- Miami.


Hot on the runways and adorning the audiences this last week were gender-less vertical vintage stripes in cocoa, ivory and mandarin.  Jeans, tight white T’s accessorized  by splashy, juicy colored kimonos were everywhere on and off the catwalk.   From swimwear to evening wear there was more goldenrod than a field of, well, goldenrod.

Combine trend makers with fabric factories and manufacturers that are stoked up to meet demand, whether small quantity designer labels or high volume merchandise, Colombia-made goods are a hand-in-glove fit domestically and for those abroad.


Feeling the squeeze from the ‘Trump tariffs’ were a cadre of consultants sleuthing around for alternative supply sources outside China.  They were representatives of household name fashion brands, big box chain stores to luxury malls from Dubai  to DeMoines.  Countless fashion curators, sales reps and the fashion-forward were entertained by consecutive runway shows that could have easily been mistaken for those in  Milan , Paris or New York. Prescient  attendees and a cosmopolitan press corps surveyed  the landscape as an alternative to pre-existing and established supply lines.

Among the standouts were Four Brothers,  classic button down men’s wear with a cornucopia of clever emojis woven into the socks.  The “made with love” hand-tooled sunglasses, with a vast collection that is filled with history and a commitment to the environment and watches with rare dried flowers embedded in the face were the highlight from Fento represented by Alejandro Monsalve.  The Taller Alado sculptured wool and filter  fiber appliqués in organic neutrals, Lugo Logo men’s couture with  luminescent green beetles on hand stitched suits and tails reminiscent of Royal occasions by Alejando LugoParchita Form handbags channeled the late Kate Spade with geometric forms in primary Crayola colors are seeing  extend their brands reach across borders.

The rousing event  concluded with  the street-smart Disney collection for the “urban citizen” that saw Minnie and Mickey holding hands while  taking a turn down a glitter festooned runway.  The sartorial complement of J Balvin, a native of Medellin, appearing live at the GEF Department Store and recently sharing the stage with “The Biebs,”  one could do worse for a defacto brand ambassador.

Collateral damage from the looming tariffs may actually be a silver lining for those fashion forward who appreciate that Colombia is a watershed of creative design, combined with the most impeccable workmanship found anywhere on the planet.” commented  Kacie Schweikhardt, attending Colombia Moda prospecting for designers focused on a more eco-friendly approach to manufacture and bent on extending their brands to California and beyond.

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4 Beach Styling Tips for Summer Fun

When we think of summer fun, we envision ourselves lying on the beach in a breezy summer sundress sipping on a fruity drink with a paper umbrella nestled cozily inside the cup. Likewise, summer fashion is all about comfort, ease of wear, bright patterns and colors, and a natural-looking fresh face.

If you’re planning to hit the beach anytime soon, then follow these styling tips to help you look and feel your best in the summer sun.

Top Swimsuit Trends

If you’re in the market for a brand-new swimsuit this season and have a bold personality, then there are a couple of eye-raising trends you may want to try this summer.

The Monokini

A monokini swimsuit gives you the benefits of coverage and feminine appeal. A monokini is essentially a one-piece swimsuit with a dramatic, hourglass-shaped cutout silhouette on both sides of the waist. Most monokini swimsuits have full coverage through the seat and the bust areas—all of the sex appeal lies in the cutouts on each side of the swimsuit.

The Micro Bikini

If you are a little more bold and daring, then you can take advantage of this season’s single hottest swimsuit trend—the micro bikini. If you flip through any current fashion magazine, you will see dozens of celebrities and socialites rocking the micro bikini. This style leaves very little to the imagination.

You will have full front coverage in the bikini bottom, but only the very center of your backside will be hidden. The top is nothing more than a tiny triangle of fabric that will expose just about all of your breast with the exception of your nipple area. If you are proud of your body and do not mind all eyes on you this season, then the micro bikini may be your perfect summer swimsuit.

Mens Swimwear

The top swimwear trend for men this summer involves wearing anything neon. From cargo swimming trunks to swim briefs, rash guard shirts and graphic t-shirts, summer swimwear trends for men are getting a throwback to the 1980s.

Lightweight Summer Makeup

The last thing you want to have on your face in the warm months of summer is a thick layer of sticky sunscreen and full-coverage foundation. There’s a variety of natural makeup and sunscreen options on the market that will make you feel like you are not wearing any product on your body at all.

Many women prefer to showcase a fresh-faced look on the beach and are not worried about applying makeup. Others like to put on a little bit of foundation, lip gloss, and waterproof mascara before hitting the white sandy beaches.

Powder foundations and sunscreen are completely weightless and undetectable on your skin, and they give you all of the coverage and sun protection you would need while at the beach or the community pool.

Tinted moisturizer, with SPF, is a great choice for a two-in-one product that offers the benefit of sun protection alongside minimal coverage of sunspots, dark circles, blemishes, and uneven skin textures and tones.

Haute Summer Hairstyles

When it comes to styling your hair for a day at the beach, the sky’s the limit. If you desire more protection from the sun and are hoping to get some beachy waves, then wear your long hair down and flowing.

A messy bun will keep your hair out of your face while you are playing volleyball with friends and family, and it will keep your hair dry when you are in the water as well.

The classic ponytail is a perfect go-to style whether you are lounging in a beach chair or sipping cocktails at a cabana on the ocean. Summertime is the perfect time to try out a new bob or pixie cut. Both hairstyles are easy to wear and manage while partaking in all of your summer events.

Posh Beach Accessories

If you love taking selfies and snapping candid photos of friends and family while at the beach, then you want to look your best. With the right summer accessories, you can practically guarantee that you will look pulled together, chic, and posh in all of your memorable oceanside pictures.

A little straw wristlet will safely house your smartphone, credit cards, car keys, and lip balm. It’s also the perfect accessory to carry you from a day at the ocean to a nighttime barbecue and beach bonfire with friends.

A floppy straw hat not only elevates any beach look, it also helps to protect your face, head, and neck from sun exposure. A stunning pareo or wrap can be used as a sundress, swimsuit cover up, beach blanket throw, and a maxi skirt. It is one of the most versatile summer accessories you can own.

When paired with a simple pair of diamond studs, sleek aviator sunglasses and some rhinestone-embossed sandals, you will look refined, covered up, and elegant—whether you are hitting the boardwalk to shop, enjoying a drink and snacks at the beach-side cabana or going for a casual stroll on the wet sand.

Final Thoughts

Whether you are heading out for a couple of hours with friends or gearing up for a long, extended tropical getaway with family, the right swimsuit, makeup, sun protection, and accessories will keep you looking and feeling your best.

When most people head out for a day in the sun, they usually remember to pack their towels, extra water, snacks, an umbrella or beach chair, a change of clothes, assorted beach toys, and sporting accessories.

While all of these items are essential for a beach vacation, many people throw style out the window and choose not to pack beauty products, accessories and fashionable beach attire. Whether you are at the office, hanging out with friends, or lounging on the beach, you always want to look your best.

When you pack stylish accessories, pick up a vibrant new swimsuit, style your hair in a fashion-forward manner, and bring along a small cosmetic case filled with makeup essentials and sun protection, you will walk a little taller, be completely prepared for the day’s events and love how you look in all of your pictures.

Want to stay up-to-date on all the latest fashion stories? Explore All Fashion Press for more industry news and fashion tips.

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Planning a Trip Across the Pond? Here’s a Fashion Cheat Sheet for Adventuring Abroad

Traveling from the United States to London can be a culture shock to an American who has never experienced London’s unique fashion sense. If you are headed over to the UK and do not want to stand out as an American of the unfashionable sort, this guide will help you understand the typical Londoner’s sense of style.

American Versus London Fashion

There is a distinct difference between the London sense of style and an American fashion sense. This is not to say that the residents of London have a superior style, but living in London offers access to many high fashion stores. The majority of Americans live in areas where the only shops nearby are typical national chains in shopping malls. To get access to all the best places to shop, look for a place to stay that’s central to London’s shopping district so you can expand your wardrobe and take a bit of the UK home.

American fashion tends to feature classic pieces that convey an underlying casualness. Think polo shirts, jeans, and brightly colored dresses. In London, the fashionable gravitate toward trendy, eclectic styles with a much more tailored feel. Pattern mixing, careful accessorizing, and unexpected layers are all typical of London dress. If you want to dress more like a Brit, try some of these recent and upcoming fashion trends fresh from the runways of fashion week.



Choosing clothing with airy, feminine ruffles with a lot of volume is very on trend in London this summer. Tailored dresses draped in ruffles, pencil skirts with a ruffle cascade and ruffled tops are perfectly of the moment fashion. To blend in, accessorize these feminine pieces as the native Londoners do with edgy elements like leather and metal.

Crop Tops

Crop tops are a cool way to show that you are up to date on London style this summer. The midriff is back as one of the sexiest body parts to bare. The beauty of this trend is its versatility. Crop tops in a variety of textiles and construction showed up on the runways of London fashion week. A popular street style trend is to make your own with a cool shirt and a pair of scissors.

The Rainbow

London style has not been traditionally associated with color, but this fall you will be right on trend if you sport a rainbow from head to toe. Primary color bright rainbow striped trousers, coats and gowns will be fashion forward as the weather cools down.


If full body rainbow is too much for you, you can still stand out with a sprinkle of sequins. This look, while still eye catching, is more demure. An all sequined jacket or dress will put you squarely on trend in London this autumn.

Use this guide to flaunt your London style, or just add some of these elements to your existing style to feel more at home. However you choose to incorporate these trends, you are sure to find some London looks that capture your fancy.

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SWIM THE GLOBE – SWIM WEEK’s 4 Day National Hotel Activation – Announces 4 Trade Show Stands & Additional Stages – Ocean Front & Deco Ballroom

by  Correspondent – Cristiane Roget,  VIP –, Epoch Times

Miami Beach/FL  “Demand for entry into 2nd Annual SWIM THE GLOBE, one of the most anticipated events on the annual Swim Week’s Official Calendar, is adding an additional runway in the National Hotel’s Deco Ballroom to complement the stage and runway that is set to grace the oceanfront infinity pool,” confirmed Jennifer Sclafani, STG Co-Founder and the force behind the newly inaugurated Miami Fashion Collective located in a spacious historical bungalow in the burgeoning West Wynwood, FAD District.  (Fashion Allapattha Design District)

SWIM THE GLOBE (STG)  commemorates, the 36th annual SWIM SHOW, the world’s largest and best attended trade show for  swimwear, resort and sportswear collections.  From July 12 to July 15, the luxurious National Hotel and Oceanside Resort at 1677 Collins Avenue – Miami Beach, FL 33139 will host, “ten consecutive runway shows and informal modeling featuring Showroom305’s designer swim and resort wear”. “Each designer’s collection is informed by their country of origin …. hence the name ‘SWIM THE GLOBE‘ with Brasil,  California, the Caribbean , France and India represented to date.   “The brand is evolving  organically,”  states recording artist Simone Stewart who coined the trademark last year.

Unique to this year’s four-day gathering;  “will be a coveted place on our two STG beachside and ballroom runways.  We are inviting for the first time ever emerging and established designers to preview their lines to our over 7000 invited buyers.  With a turnkey slot for group and solo shows still available we will  showcase alluring collections to complement Showroom305’s roster of fashion lines we proudly represent”,  states Sclafani.

“STG has slated a complement of ‘must attend’  gatherings.” according to TV Personality and Influencer Stephan Morris of CESV – Agency.   Pop-up Shops will provide guests with organic products direct from their makers, fashion  forward accessories, tastes of gourmet edibles and luscious libations.  An  ‘Island Time Hemp & Cannabinoid Station’, a gourmet brunch with an expert  fashioncentric moderated panel, an Art Basil Beauty Bar & Lounge for a quickie makeover and headline entertainment with a Decompression Sunday Pool Party are all on the SWIM THE GLOBE roster.  Book now the  ‘Storm the Beach‘  with a Saturday, July 14th  nod to Bastille Day that boasts a French wine tasting and gift totes.  For an up-to-the minute calendar – visit

STG’s   Jeffrey Lubin,  a seasoned producer of countless International Management Group (IMG) Fashion Shows confirm, “Our branded Activations and top-tier sponsored events feature a bevy of international models, headline entertainment, sponsored showcases;   interspersed throughout the National Hotel.  At the heart of Miami Beach, the property  is an unrivaled destination recently restored to its ‘mid-century’ grandeur.

With over a decade in the New York to Miami fashion trade,  Showroom 305 under the direction of Sclafani has garnered an enviable network of fashion forward arbiters revealing tomorrow’s trends – today.    Sclafani  is emphatic when she says,  “We produce our shows ‘on time’ and exceed our underwriter’s goals.  We entertain our buyers, bloggers, influencers, fashion writers and special guests with occasions that are memorable for their attention to detail and professionalism.”

“An ambiance that engages with a schedule that is  tailor-made to grow our sponsors brand visibility while ramping  up their market share with that “je ne sais quoi ” is a formula for success,  confirms Francois Huynh, Co-Director of Media Relations for Five for Five and SWIM THE GLOBE.

Sclafani says, “South Florida is experiencing a resurgence in the Fashion Industry.  With local manufacturers ramping up production to offset the impending tariffs on an estimated 50 billion dollars in consumer goods.  South Florida’s ease of transport as a global gateway and sublime, year-round weather is a precursor to the region’s ascendance as a 21st Century international fashion hub.”

Back- to-back trade and fashion shows that include Coast (March 2018)  Trendz  in Palm Beach (April 2-17), the return of the Apparel Textile Show (May 21-23) and the launch of the Miami Fashion Collective in the burgeoning Fashion Allapattha Design (FAD.District) has put South Florida on the global industries radar.  “The vision behind the Miami Fashion Collective is to form a cohesive and affordable space for indie fashion professionals to collaborate”,  confirms Sclafani.

“Unlike the fashion weeks of yesteryear that were predictable “business-as-usual” we have ramped-up the entertainment quotient with live music and eclectic Influencers participation. Our unique program aligns us with our brand partners who share our innovative vision and goals,”  states Stephan Morris, host of the Sunday – July 15, Influencers Networking Brunch & Pool Party at the National’s Olympic size infinity pool.  Watch for headliner updates on

Book early the gourmet brunch that includes a  panel discussion with industry leaders, including Cheryl Punk, U.S. Head of Marketing for Tissot, Swatch Group.  Confirms Lisa Sussman Red Carpet Host with AdAvenueGroup. “Discussions will unravel the challenges facing brick & mortars, ‘see & click’ mass consumerism and the demise of season based designer reveals.

Space is limited to 500 guests per on-the-hour gathering – with attendees consisting of an ad-hoc group of fashion Buyers, Influencers, established and emerging Designers, Photographers, Digital content producers, Media mavens, international Bloggers and a distinguished Press Corp reporting on the latest trends in Fashion, Finance, Film, Fine Food, Luxury Lifestyle on the road less traveled.

Jennifer Sclafani – Founder Swim the Globe -July 12-15, 2018 National Hotel

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“The National Hotel is the quintessential ocean front redux property.  SWIM THE GLOBE  with 2 consecutive days of by-invitation-only Swimwear and  Resort Fashion Shows are book ended by pop-up activations, a Basil Beauty Bar & Lounge ( and stand alone events that speak to a refined and well-heeled  guest list.  Discover  the ‘Golden Age’ of Miami Beach when the ‘Rat Pack‘ took the stage from the Fontainebleau to Liberty Citys’  jazz haunts and the location for 3 time Academy Award Winning Film for Best Picture , “Moonlight“.

Inquire about National Hotel’s special rates that include luxury-appointed accommodations. The VIP SWIM THE GLOBE © travel  package – includes an all-inclusive entree to SWIM THE GLOBE  events, invitations to off- premise fashion events & shows and amenities to numerous to name.

Jennifer Sclafani, STG Director has been a member in good standing of the Swimwear Association of Florida since 2007.

We also take great pride in announcing a strategic partnership with South Florid’a Premiere graphic and print complexes PRINTOPIA under the direction of Meishan Guarri and Andrew Kutno’s Media Ingenious.   We are also please to announce a partnership with Membrano Live, a sizzling band that is well on the path to a Grammy.

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