Miami Beach, FL – January 25, 2017 – Ocean Drive magazine hosted an invitation-only, buzz-worthy event at Nina’s House at The Confidante Miami Beach, brining the January feature, INSTAMiami– a six page editorial feature profiling Miami’s hottest social influencers covering genres such as, photography, art, fashion, and food to life. The fête was hosted by the Social Media Stars profiled which included Seth Browarnik, Isabella Rangel Grutman, Giovanny Gutierrez, Andrea Minski, and Alexander Mijares drawing an elite mix of attendees. Guest toasted along side them with Nina’s House specialty cocktails courtesy of Fleur de Lis Vodka and enjoyed light bites while staying hydrated with water from Aquacai. The social gathering was filled with interactive photo moments including a GIF photo booth and a Social Scavenger Hunt affording participants the opportunity to win fun prizes courtesy of The Confidante Miami Beach.
Isabela Rangel Grutman, David Grutman, Allie LaSorte, & Seth Browarnik
Lana Bernstein, Isabela Rangel Grutman, & Allie LaSorte
Miami, FL – November 29, 2016 – The Miami Design District’sMax Mara celebrated Roxanne Lowit’s “Project 101801” a series of photographs featuring the iconic Max Mara 101801 coat. Guests also enjoyed on-site monogramming with the purchase of a Max Mara coat during the opening event.
Miami, FL – January 21, 2016 – Neiman Marcus hosted Aerin Lauder at the Coral Gables store for a personal appearance. Lauder is the granddaughter of Estée Lauder and Founder & Creative Director of AERIN, a global luxury lifestyle brand featuring home and beauty products. Neiman Marcus hosted Lauder for a private lunch in the Mariposa Restaurant with guests Annelies Da Costa Gomez, Darlene Perez, Lisa Mendelson, Jayne Abess, Ingrid Hoffman, Yolanda Berkowitz, Dr. Felicia Knaul and Lori Ferrell. She then graciously greeted clients in Cosmetics as she revealed her new Spring 2016 beauty and home collections.
Aerin Lauder, Lori Bernstein, & Barbara Siegler
Aerin Lauder & Roxana Saa
Roxana Saa & Alicia Halegua
Annelies Da Costa Gomez, Ingrid Hoffmann, & Aerin Lauder
Ingrid Hoffmann, Annelies Da Costa Gomez, Aerin Lauder, Felicia Marie Knaul, & Jayne Abess
Jayne Abess, Aerin Lauder, Stephen Brunelle, & Annelies Da Costa Gomez
Felicia Marie Knaul, Annelies Da Costa Gomez, Jayne Abess, & Yolanda Berkowitz
Miami Beach, FL – December 4, 2015 – The Wolfsonian celebrated Art Basel Week in style with a chic, exclusive Art Basel Miami Beach party thrown by Vanity Fair. Guests enjoyed musical performances curated by National Sawdust Curators, cocktails by Bombay Sapphire Gin and Corzo Tequila, and a bevy of glamorous pop-up installations and activations throughout The Wolf’s historic building, including an immersive Sound of Luxury experience featuring the all-new 2016 Lincoln MKX with Revel audio system; wall vinyl presentations of historic Vanity Fair covers from decades past; a sneak-peek installation by Terra Group of the designs for Renzo Piano’s luxurious Eighty Seven Park, coming soon to Miami Beach; and Movado’s latest designs on display beside the museum’s shop and café. Attendees were also able to explore The Wolfsonian’s winter/spring major exhibitions, Margin of Error—investigating engineered disasters of the modern age—and Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern, charting the cultural influence of tropical plants on design, fashion, art, architecture, and more, anchored by a temporary jungle of live philodendron species on view in The Wolf’s lobby.
The National Sawdust
David & Christy Martin, & Timothy Rodgers
David Martin & Rudy Petrosino
David Martin, Mia & Rudy Petrosino
David Martin & Chad Oppenheim
Bruce & Kathryn Orosz, Alexis Avellanet, & Li Tarsi
Ani Moalli, Naomi Pelham, & Aaron Leventhal
Suzie Yi, Jazmin Schmerber, & Julijana Rose
Richard Weber, Paxton Quigley, & Brian Hassig
Robin Hill & Bruce Orosz
Jason Binn & Philip Levine
Rudy Petrosino, Philip Levine, Jason Binn, & David Martin
Nicole Townsend, Lisa Cohn, Charles Borthwich, Diana Garchitorena, Liz Crowley, & Kayce Driscoll
Pietro Belmonte, Roy Kim, & Clayton Crawley
Silvia Barisione & Alessandro Pampanini
Molly Snyder, Diana Garchitorena, & Sarah Reilly
Dree McCarrel, Jack Thomas, Daniel Leon, Emilie Sobel, & Kevin O’Donnell
Ann Swisher & Lisa Desmond
Bruce & Katheryn Orosz
Karen Fry & Robert Dinerstein
Bragi & Mark Weinberg
Tillie Fox & Jeffrey Horstmyer
Shabnam Bhaskaran & Nicole Demarey
Stefano Buzzanca, Monica Castigloni, Eduardo Leone, & Jerry Cody
Kevin Roots, Sarah Gontijo, & Nicki Kalokerinos
Vincent de Paul
Joann Waclawek & Vincent de Paul
Jacob Goldsmith, Aaron Puckett, Randi Wolfson Adamo, Catrina Rein Gold, Chris Adamo, Lindsey Wolfson Goldsmith, Alicia Ficalora, Andrew Navoichek, Kevin Levine, Brett Schwartz, & Josh Rosengarten
Ivana Cecilia Zambrana & Isagus Extroversions
Fernando Batista, Marina Aaron, & Edgar Batista
Deborah Hunter, Jim Hunter, SueAnn Greenfield, & Eva Ritvo
Ronn Rich, Evelyn Torres, Jessica Thorpe, & Jamal Parkinson
Miami Beach, FL – October 18, 2015 – There’s a new clothing brand that is taking comfort to a whole new level. Hanoux is the creative fusion of Brooklyn based designers, Hannah Ross and Kristin Culmo. Guided by the five elemental forces – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Aether – Ross and Culmo instill natural beauty into performance clothing for men and women that will last a lifetime. Hanoux means ‘to heal’ – through color, shape, pattern, movement, and prayer.
WRE: Tell us about how Hanoux started?
KC & HR: The Hanoux partnership of Hannah Ross and Kristin Culmo began in 2013, our last year studying design at Pratt Institute. We worked together harmoniously, our opposite strengths and shared passion for color and pattern led us to collaborate on photo shoots, textile design and clothing during school. We also studied Textile Design at the Danish Royal Academy in Copenhagen and there both discovered a true love for timeless, handmade fabrics. We decided that designing a wearable clothing collection was going to be our medium to implement our own original textiles. Hanoux means to heal – through color, shape, pattern, movement and prayer.
WRE: Where do you guys draw inspiration from in your designs?
KC & HR: Our main source is found in the natural world – the colors and patterns in our current collection specifically represent the classical elements: earth, water, fire, air and aether (the least known of the elements, aether, exists in space beyond the material world). The organic yet repetitive nature of our dye techniques mimic patterns we see in waves, tree bark, seashells and rocks. Spending time away from the city to observe these natural phenomena is an important part of our design process. The ancient Japanese art of Shibori has taught us to create different dye patterns to evoke the elements.
WRE: Do you get the clothing (pre-dyed) from a manufacturer?
KC & HR: No way! We do not get the clothing from a manufacturer – all the garments we sell are original Hanoux designs. Hannah graduated from Pratt with a BFA in Fashion Design, so creating original garments is her area of expertise. We source fabric (cotton jersey) in the Manhattan Garment District, design prototypes and patterns from concept to creation in our studio, then we dye, cut and sew the fabric. All aspects of our clothing are completely original and unique to Hanoux.
Hanoux will always strive to be sustainable and offer organic beauty to the world through timeless products.
Hannah Ross & Kristin Culmo, Founders of Hanoux
Hannah Ross & Soeuraya Wilson
WRE:Who comes up with the styles? What does that creative process look like?
KC & HR: Two dual energies come together in our creative process; Hannah executes first design samples to then be tested by a variety of people including ourselves. We move around in each Hanoux style to ensure comfort, great fit and timeless design. Together we practice Shibori techniques and do lots of dye testing until we find the perfect colors to dye the fabric. Kristin’s keen eye for styling and creation of Hanoux graphic design brings all the clothing together to create our elemental collection. The natural form and function of the human body inform our decisions on how the clothing should fit and feel when it is worn. The silhouettes encourage movement – we strive to create clothing that is comfortable and embracing for all body types.
Hannah Ross, Kristin Culmo, & Soeuraya Wilson
WRE: Describe the vibe of your studio.
KC & HR: The current vibe of our studio is communal, relaxed and eclectic. We share our space with two other friends who screen print and make textiles. Together we have an extensive collection of dyes and inks, bins upon bins of fabric, sewing machines, tools for dyeing and mixing, lots of books and magazines. Inspiration is constantly flowing around us; we have a ton of artwork displayed on the walls, fabric and sculptures hanging from the ceiling, plants growing in the windowsill, music usually playing in the background.
WRE: What kind of message do you want Hanoux styles to give out?
KC & HR: Hanoux is about embracing natural beauty, instilling a sense of harmony and relaxation in the wearer, celebrating the pure essence of color and the delight of pattern. Empowering the wearer to move freely by using stretch fabrics and emancipating silhouettes. Our pattern and color combinations are intended to be a source of meditation for the wearer, allowing one’s eyes to vibrate and enjoy the imperfect repetition.
WRE: What kind of person is rocking Hanoux clothing?
KC & HR: The Hanoux tribe of people are those who can feel the raw energy emanating from our clothing, and who recognize the quality and intention in our designs. Our creative process is very hands-on, and the dye process especially is very meditative for us – the fabric spends a lot of time in our hands. We wash, fold, scrunch, and hand rinse each piece; the energy and love we put into our clothing is received and felt by the customers. Hanoux wearers have active lifestyles, carry positive attitudes, like to move, dance and run around, have adventurous spirits, and think of clothing as a means of celebration and expression. Hanoux customers are conscious consumers who care about where and how their clothing is made, who feel an emotional connection to the clothing and intend to keep their Hanoux clothing forever.
Hannah Ross & Soeuraya Wilson
WRE: Where do you see Hanoux 10 years from now?
KC & HR: It’s fun to imagine where Hanoux will be 10 years from now — we will still be creating, but with a decade of new knowledge. Hanoux will not always just make activewear; we would like to see our company expand into different design realms such as custom dyeing collaborations, one of kind couture pieces, swimwear, interior design and maybe furniture!
Bal Harbour, FL – October 6, 2015 – Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour celebrated The Italian Jewelry Festival and the upcoming Cinema Italy, the registered trade mark of the Italian Film Festival. Cinema Italy will be taking place this year from October 8th through the 13th. As a “kick-off” to their festivities, Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour hosted a cocktail party with their VIPs. High-end jewelry collections designed and handcrafted in Italy by Italian Jewelry Masters Marco Bicego and Picchioti were highlighted as guests enjoyed Italian inspired beats, sips and bites.
Al & Alexia Franky
Fernanda Uesler & Nicole Kirigin
Herman Epstein, Nicole Kirigin, & Teresa Herrera Epstein
Johanna Da Ru, Fernanda Uesler, Vila, Lejla Szabo, & Maria Soler-Dubreuil
Coral Gables, FL – September 25, 2015 – Coral Gables philanthropists came together for a good cause and to prepare for an elegant affair, the Coral Gables Community Foundation’sA Night in Old Shanghai Gala, at Neiman Marcus in The Village of Merrick Park. Gorgeous gowns and chic trends graced the runway topping off a fashion forecast and luncheon. The Coral Gables Community Foundation provides the philanthropic conduit to connect individuals and corporations looking to positively impact the success of the Coral Gables community. The Coral Gables Community Foundation’s A Night in Old Shanghai Gala will be held on Friday, October 16 at the Coral Gables Country Club. Social and civic influencers will gather to honor great community leaders at the 24th annual event. This year’s black tie benefit will take guests on a captivating culinary and entertainment journey to Old Shanghai, all without needing to leave The City Beautiful.
Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Lana Bernstein, Suzanne Murphy, & Lisa Sayfie Ranawat
Lisa Sayfie Ranawat & Christina Getty
Mary Young, Tina Carlo, & Sissy de Maria
Mary Young, Sissy de Maria, Stephen Brunelle, & Katharine Rubino
Katharine Rubino & Stephen Brunelle
Mary Young & Sissy de Maria
Evelyn Budde & Pat Blanco
Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Daisy Casuso, & Mary Snow
Kristin Anderson, Suzanne Murphy, & Lisa Sayfie Ranawat
Jennifer Murphy, Sissy de Maria, & Suzanne Murphy
Mary Young & Jimena Courtina
Dolly Kosow, Daisy Casuso, Lisa Kiefer, Stacy Frati, Suzi Cancio, & Jennifer Murphy
Bal Harbour, FL – August 14, 2015 -To celebrate the intersection of fashion and film, Bal Harbour Shops’ Fashion Project kicked off their fashion film festival “Dressing Down the Movies” with a private cocktail reception. Fashion Project partnered with Nat Chediak, Director of the Coral Gables Art Cinema and co-founder of the Miami International Film Festival, to select the 24 classic film screenings for the festival. Guests enjoyed the unveiling of the Fashion Project’s chic 50-seat screening room designed by architect Tui Pranich on the third level of the Shops. Comfortable white leather couches and red accent pillows lined the new screening room as guests sipped on cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Makoto. VIP attendees included Zaha Hadid, Nat Chediak, Tui Pranich and Cathy Leff, among others. Screenings for “Dressing Down the Movies” are playing each day in the Fashion Project from August 15th through September 30th and are complimentary and open to the public. For the full schedule of the film festival visit www.fashionprojectbhs.com.
Miami Beach, FL – July 10, 2015 – There’s a new boss lady in town and she’s holding fashionistas hostage with her latest threads and unique styles. At the young age of 24, Simonett Pereira has managed to conquer more than most can dream of in the fashion world with her chic clothing brand, Style Mafia. This Miami-based clothing line targeted towards fashion-conscious women is a one-of-a-kind brand, offering a high fashion look at a reasonable price point. Seriously, who doesn’t want the “I just stepped off the run-way but didn’t make a dent in my wallet” look? After launching her blog in 2012, Pereira’s empire began to flourish. Soon enough, she found herself buying and selling clothing on her 500,000 follower site, ShopStyleMafia.com. After the launch of her online brand, Style Mafia, she opened a showroom in Wynwood and is now carried in more than 50 retailers worldwide.
World Red Eye was able to catch up with ‘Mafia’ boss herself where we chatted about her inspiration, her thoughts on fashion in Miami, and her exciting plans for the future of Style Mafia.
WRE:Tell us about how Style Mafia started?
SP: Prior to starting the brand I had a personal style blog. I got booked to host an event for a shopping app called Poshmark where I was able to amount a following of 500k+ and was reselling brands from LA. One year into doing that I decided to travel to Asia and produce my own clothing.
WRE:Is there a specific reason you chose Wynwood to be your showroom location?
SP: Wynwood is really cool because of it’s “underground” aspect. There has been a lot of development in the area in the recent months but the pulse of the neighborhood is still very local and creative.
WRE:What does the timeline look like, start to finish, when creating a new collection? Knowing you don’t design, in which ways are you involved?
SP: I am constantly looking for ideas and inspiration in magazines, fashion photography archives, vintage stores and instagram. We produce mini collections every month. I come up with the ideas that I present to our designer and in about 15 days he is able to get samples out to us. My job, primarily is to build the Style Mafia brand. Creating our identity, growing our social media presence, producing webitorials for our site and developing strategies for partnerships and events takes up most of my time but I am also overseeing production and operations. It’s a lot!
WRE:Has Miami’s culture/style had an influence on your clothing?
SP: Miami is a new city. I think our brand has an up-and-coming identity that is very much in-line with this city.
WRE:What makes Style Mafia’s clothing stand out over other designers?
SP: The clothing speaks for itself. It’s cool to be able to take innovative design to the street by sticking to affordable price points.
WRE:What kind of girl is rocking Style Mafia clothing?
SP: Style Mafia is for the independent thinker. I am a person that is inclined towards the alternative in all aspects of my life and this speaks through my brand. The Style Mafia woman is one that keeps current with fashion outlets but interprets trends in a very personal way.
WRE:Do you think Style Mafia will eventually expand and have accessories/bags/shoes?
SP: This is definitely in our plans. Currently we have a Style Mafia accessories collaboration with local designer Scarlet Massiel that is available exclusively at the showroom.
The clothing speaks for itself. It’s cool to be able to take innovative design to the street by sticking to affordable price points.
Simonett Pereira, Founder of Style Mafia
WRE:What were your inspirations before you launched Style Mafia, are they different today?
SP: Starting your own business is a bit of a mental and emotional roller coaster. Starting your own business at 22 with no experience in the manufacturing/retailing business is a world in it’s own. I started the company with a clear vision of what I wanted to accomplish, a sense of aesthetic and not much else. Every step of the process has led the brand to a new path and we only plan to keep expanding from this point forward.
WRE:Tell us more about Style Mafia’s partnership with Refinery29 and Simon Malls for the five city US tour?
SP: Refinery29 reached out to us to partner with them for their Festival Style tour in the US this summer. We are really very excited to be taking the brand to cities where we don’t currently sell and have such amazing companies backing us up.
WRE:Which cities are you stopping at?
SP: We will be in Austin, Miami, Philly, Boston and DC! We are also independently producing a pop-up in NYC in August which we will post more about on our site soon.
WRE:What do you hope this tour will do for Style Mafia?
SP: Most of these cities are completely new markets for us so being able to activate at this series of events that juxtapose fashion and music with performers such as Twin Shadow, The Dolls, Austra is definitely a big deal for us.
WRE: What kind of advice would you give someone who’s not too familiar with putting together a great outfit?
SP: Stay true to yourself, always. Trends can be fun but it’s good to keep in mind that uniqueness is always attractive.
Trends can be fun but it’s good to keep in mind that uniqueness is always attractive.
Simonett Pereira, Founder of Style Mafia
WRE:Being the founder and creative director, what is a typical day like for you?
SP: Aside from strategizing for growth and leading marketing, I also oversee daily operations such as order fulfillment, appointments with buyers and content management for our website.
WRE:When you’re not working, what can we find you up to?
SP: With managing the brand and industry-related social commitments, this time is rare! When I am completely unattached to fashion I spend time with friends at places like the upstairs bar at 27 or The Annex.
WRE: Overall, what about your brand or your journey makes you the most proud?
SP: It still blows me away to see strangers on the street and on social media wearing my brand. I am really proud of how much we have grown as a company in just under two years and it feels really good to be in the position to be able to influence and empower young women around the world to do the same.
Miami, FL – May 17, 2015 – There’s nothing like a little puppy love, and there’s no better way to show it than by strutting an adorable pooch on a killer handbag. Jimmy Choo celebrated their latest pre-fall 2015 capsule collection featuring the Bull Terrier at 1 Hotel South Beach.
Rachel Robinson & Mina Rofeh
Annabelle Torgman & Derek Degrazio
Janet Morejon, Peter Green, Irelande Sanon, & Angela Santamaria
Renee Idone & Cupcake
Celene Geee & Mina Rofeh
Karla & Tara Briceno
Rachel Robinson & Natalie Gee
Annabelle Torgman & Frederica Tompkins
Annabelle Torgman, Frederica Tompkins, Catherine Dewey, & Matthew Douglas
Miami, FL – May 7, 2015 – It was a total fashion forward evening as Ermenegildo Zegna celebrated the launch of their new Eyewear Collection. In partnership with Marcolin USA Eyewear Corp., Zegna held an exclusive cocktail reception in the new Miami Design District location showcasing the new Spring / Summer 2015 Eyewear Collection.
Dylan Lagalante & Manuel Stoilov
Manuel Stoliov & Jerome Dahan
Manuel Stoliov, Jerome Dahan, & Dylan Lagalante
Dylan Lagalante & Manuel Stoilov
Jerome Dahan, Cara Diorio, Dylan Lagalante, Jeanette Mazon, & Manuel Stoliov
Marine Crile, Jerome Dahan, & Geraldine Barge
Michelle Chala & Cara Diorio
Michael Coffy & Ingrid Luhn
Guillermo Magnum Mazom & Carolina Navarro
Joselyn Mendez & Lysandra Wu
Monica Moreno, Cara Diorio, Ariel Croitorescu, & Jeanette Mazon
Guillermo Magnum Mazom & Carolina Navarro
Dylan Lagalante & Manuel Stoilov
Ariel Croitorescu, Jeanette Mazon, Mary Croitorescu, & Monica Moreno
Miami, FL – April 16, 2015 – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management hosted a private trunk show featuring luxury designers Nicolas Felizola and Irene Zingg at the Maman Fine Art Gallery in Miami. The evening began with a private viewing of the Maman Gallery and the Sazingg 2015 Winter Collection, as guests were invited to model Sazingg’s one of a kind designs and exquisite gemstones. A brief presentation on The Passion for Luxury Assets was given by Bank of America credit executive John Arena, following which, guests experienced a runway show highlighting key pieces of couture from the Felizola Privé collection. The exclusive fete was hosted by Andres de Corral, Thomas Butler, Rolando Handal, Euclides Moreno, Carmen Richards and Elizabeth van Walleghem.
Joanne Butler, Andres & Maggie de Corral, Lisa van Walleghem, Irene Zingg
Daniel Maman, Irene Zingg, Nicolas Felizola, & John Arena
Andres de Corral
Andres de Corral, Daniel Maman, & Nicolas Felizola
Andres de Corral, Daniel Maman, Irene Zingg, & Nicolas Felizola
Andres de Corral & Nicolas Felizola
Hilda Alvarez, Nicolas Felizola, & Claudia Hernandez Pons
Nicolas Felizola & Lisa Van Walleghem
Susana Fontanals, Nicolas Felizola, & Astry Idler
Xavier Fernandez, Cary Camero Fidalgo, Slaine Fernandez, & Mike Moore
Jim Butler, Isabelelena Octavio, Lisa van Walleghem, & Kirran Panjabi
Maggie de Corral, Lisa van Walleghem, Irene Zingg, & Jim Butler
Carmen Butler, Nicolas Felizola, & Jim Butler
Carlos Anaya, Raysa Peres, & Anderson Clarido
Patricia Pacino de Maman & Daniel Maman
Amanda Lewis, Katie Martinez, & Raysa Peres
Joanne, Joey, & Jim Butler
Amanda Lewis, Irene Zingg, & Raysa Peres
Claudia Camero, Pedro Montoya, Ana Carvajal, Jim & Joey Butler, Karyn Soroa, & Jose Luis Garcia
John Arena & Jeff Peterson
Tamara Cassidy, Michelle Addison, & Jeff Peterson
Nelson Mezerhane, Isabelelena Octavio, & Lisa & Derek van Walleghem
Pedro Montoya, Lisette de Marcacci, Francesco Marcacci, & Jorge Maquilon
Clara Romero, Irene Zingg, Andres de Corral, Claudia Hernandez Pons, & Carmen Richards
Daniel Maman, Andres de Corral, Irene Zingg, & Nicolas Felizola