Posts Tagged ‘Vivianne Kurzweil’

Q&A: Roland Mouret Presents Resort/Spring 2017 Runway Collection at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables

Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Brittany Butler, Courtney Quinn, Maria Soler Dubreuil, Roland Mouret, Brianna Addolorato, Dashil Hernandez, & Martina Vs

Coral Gables, FL – November 29, 2016 – Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and VP/General Manager Stephen Brunelle welcomed designer Roland Mouret. Roland flew in from London to meet his adoring fashion fans. He presented his Resort/Spring 2017 Runway Collection to over 40 fashionistas, including hostess Barbara Hevia, along with Swanee DiMare, Katy Stoka, Christy Martin, Amanda Church, Carol Iacovelli, Daniela Swaebe, Ortenzia Padilla,  Valeria Simon, Wendy Safchik, Yolanda Gasalla, Mari Alarcon Grimalt, Annie Hernandez, and Gioconda Baltodana. Guests enjoyed a seated four-course lunch catered by Neiman Marcus’s own Mariposa Restaurant.

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WRE: How did you first get your start in design?

RM: I was the son of a butcher, and I used to watch him fold his apron in ways to hide the blood. I learned my technique from watching him and developed it into what I do today.

WRE: Tell us about the collection you are presenting at Neiman Marcus?

RM: The collection has a lot of volume and flare, with beautiful, intricate details. It’s modern and direct, which allows the woman to bring her own personality to the pieces. The collection is a juxtaposition of nature and power. The lines of the silhouette are simple and elegant, but they are met with bold metallic, boucle and geometric fabrics.

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WRE: Where do you look for inspiration for each collection?


RM: I don’t work to create trends and therefore have no real strategy; the process matures independently. Inspiration comes in many forms. When I drape I am immersed, focused in the moment and from this, with each fold of the material and fall of the fabric, inspiration begins to take shape and develop.

Roland Mouret

All the skills that I use to create my collection are a sum of all my past experiences and professions.

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Roland Mouret & Stephen Brunelle

WRE: How has your culture had an influenced your brand/design aesthetic?

RM: I am a designer and a preserver of my own past. My identity, which is partly heritage and partly upbringing, is mostly the sum of the choices I have made in life. All the skills that I use to create my collection are a sum of all my past experiences and professions.

WRE: What are some things you keep in mind when designing for a woman’s body type?

RM: You know, life is fluid and this is what I try to capture through the cut and material of my pieces. It is essential the dresses I create move with the freedom of the woman who is wearing it. I’m always conscious of this, and this is why I drape. I can see immediately the movement of the fabric and its liberation.

Carol Iacovelli, Roland Mouret, Barbara Hevia, & Stephen Brunelle

Carol Iacovelli, Roland Mouret, Barbara Hevia, & Stephen Brunelle

WRE: Describe the kind of person who is rocking your clothing?

RM: The Roland Mouret woman is constantly on the move, and requires a wardrobe to take her from place to place. The reason separates are so important in my collections, is that it allows for a woman to interpret and reinterpret her look, without compromising her style.

WRE: What has been the most memorable moment of your career thus far?

RM: Every actress and woman who has worn one of my dresses has given me so much pleasure. However, I will always cherish the Demi Moore moment, who was the first to wear the Galaxy in LA. She took the dress and made it her own, styling it with long strands of pearls. It was that moment in which I realized what an ‘icon’ was.

Brianna Addolorato, Brittany Butler, Maria Soler Dubreuil, Martina Vs, Dashil Hernandez, & Courtney Quinn

Brianna Addolorato, Brittany Butler, Maria Soler Dubreuil, Martina Vs, Dashil Hernandez, & Courtney Quinn

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Dashil Hernandez & Martina Vs

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Martina Vs & Courtney Quinn

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Brittany Butler & Maria Soler Dubreuil

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Brittany Butler

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The reason separates are so important in my collections, is that it allows for a woman to interpret and reinterpret her look, without compromising her style.

Roland Mouret

Brittany Butler, Courtney Quinn, Maria Soler Dubreuil, Roland Mouret, Brianna Addolorato, Dashil Hernandez, & Martina Vs

Brittany Butler, Courtney Quinn, Maria Soler Dubreuil, Roland Mouret, Brianna Addolorato, Dashil Hernandez, & Martina Vs

Brittany Butler, Courtney Quinn, Maria Soler Dubreuil, Roland Mouret, Brianna Addolorato, Dashil Hernandez, & Martina Vs

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Roland Mouret, Lilly Ann Sanchez, & Barbara Hevia

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Barbara Hevia & Daniela Swaebe

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Swanee DiMare & Barbara Hevia

Christy Martin, Vivianne Kurzweil, Swanee DiMare, & Carol Iacovelli

Christy Martin, Vivianne Kurzweil, Swanee DiMare, & Carol Iacovelli

Swanee DiMare, Carol Iacovelli, Valeria Simon, Candise Shanbron, & Yolanda Colindres

Swanee DiMare, Carol Iacovelli, Valeria Simon, Candise Shanbron, & Yolanda Colindres

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Amanda Church & Daniela Swaebe

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Roland Mouret & Carol Iacovelli

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Eberjey Grand Opening

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Mariela Rovito & Ali Mejia

Miami Beach, FL – April 18, 2013 – There’s a new luxury intimate apparel boutique on South Beach, and it’s called Eberjey. Just one of the many new shops opening in Sunset Harbour, Eberjey joins the up-and-coming area of the beach with its pretty little under garments, swimwear, and sleepwear. Last week’s grand opening party had an exclusive tour of the boutique led by co-owners Ali Mejia and Mariela Rovito while Christina Getty-Maercks hosted the cocktail reception. Real Housewives of Miami TV personality Adriana de Moura stopped by to shop the collections and enjoy the feminine party.

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Ali Mejia, Adriana de Moura, & Mariela Rovito

Belkys Nerey

Christina Getty-Maercks

Christina Staalstom, Vanessa Sidi, & Christina Getty-Maercks

Maria Tettamanti, Vivianne Kurzweil, Dana Shear, & Tara Solomon

Tara Solomon, Lara Estefan, Nicole Cantor, & Tara Sokolow Benmeleh

Nicole Rainis

Rebecca Brock & Nicole Rainis

Nicole Boswell, Vanessa Sidi, Jessica Kidner, & Christina Getty-Maercks

Christina Staalstom, Vanessa Sidi, Christina Getty-Maercks, Charlie Roc, Melissa Johnson, & Bettina Osterwind

Vene Giufurta & Martina Basabe

Carolina Freye & Katrina Gonzalez

Jilian Sanz

Florence Elbaz, Miriam Duncan, Kia Condorousis, & Mariela Rovito

Florence Elbaz & Miriam Duncan

Mariela Rovito, Christina Getty-Maercks, & Ali Mejia

Dina Balint & Jodi Van Hoeck

Cafeina’s 3 Year Anniversary

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Nick D’Annunzio, Ivette Naranjo, & Tara Solomon

Miami, FL – April 4, 2013 – Cafeina was one of the first lounges to open in what is now a booming, popular, and artsy neighborhood- Wynwood Arts District. They opened three years ago and last week marked that three year anniversary- one that definitely deserves some applause. The party had DJ A-Train spinning with burlesque dancers, new cocktails, and new bites for everyone who was celebrating with the art lounge. The upstairs mezzanine made its debut with the new redesign, which is very much inspired by a 1920s speakeasy.  The whole night had a classy, retro vibe to it.

Ivette Naranjo, Maryanne Salvat, & Mary Jo Shore

Ivette Naranjo, Brian, & Beau Beasley

Ivette Naranjo & Ricardo Agudelo

Charisse Curtis & Marcela Rubiano

Taylor Dixon & Ashley Rarick

Vivianne Kurzweil, Tara Solomon, & Kristin Catasso

Maryanne Salvat & Mary Jo Shore

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DJ A-Train

Alexandra Serna & Jonathan Aldridge

Anthony Anderson & Nicole Del Castillo

Jamie Bowling & Cristina Parra

Beau Beasley & Brian

Oberlé Opticians Features Cartier Eyewear

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Surfside, FL – March 7, 2013 – Miami is known as one of the flashiest cities for designer eyewear. And last week, one of the premier high-end and custom diamond eyewear boutiques, Oberlé Opticians, held a private, VIP event featuring Cartier‘s exclusive Traveling Jewel Collection. As the name suggests, this special collection has rare diamond frames flown in from Paris, each valued between $20,000 to $300,000. A small price to pay for some of the world’s most exclusive frames, this event had them on display with Oberlé owner Bernie Oberlender and Real Housewives of Miami star and Executive Editor at Venue Magazine Alexia Echevarria and her husband, Herman. It was a decadent event to say the least as guests had passed hors d’ouevres and Cartier Rosé cocktails while perusing the stunning Cartier eyewear collection and other custom diamond collections only available at Oberlé like Maybach and Fred Paris.

Sonia Sosa, Carlos Mejia, & Alexia Echevarria

Bernie Oberlender & Sonia Sosa

Alexia & Herman Echevarria

Susanne Birbragher & Vanessa Elia

Dr. Jacelyn Gunn, Bernie Oberlender, & Courtland Lantaff

Lorena Gomez, Elaine Spottswood, & Mariana Romero

Susanne Birbragher, Bernie Oberlender, Vivianne Kurzweil, & Alexia Echevarria

Susanne Birbragher, Bernie Oberlender, Vivianne Kurzweil, & Alexia & Herman Echevarria

Marina & Michael Greenfield

Vanessa Elia & Rodner Figueroa

Bernie Oberlender & Lola Jacobson

Rodner Figueroa, & Alexia & Herman Echevarria

Marina & Michael Greenfield, & Zurami Pascal

Neiman Marcus Fashion’s Night Out

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Miami, FL – September 8, 2011 – Neiman Marcus Coral Gables was the place to be on Fashion’s Night Out, welcoming over 1,000 of Miami’s most stylish. Neiman Marcus partnered with Ocean Drive Magazine and 3 amazing charities for the evening:  Friends of New World Symphony, Adrienne Arsht Center’s Green Room Society and MAM Contemporaries. Suzy Buckley, editor-in-chief of Ocean Drive Magazine joined host committee, Courtney Denaro, Camille Diaz, Mariela Espasas, Stacey Glassman, Aaron Glickman, Tara McNamara, Florencia Jimenez Marcos, Marcella Novella, Stephanie Jackson, Esther Park, Lola Pegg and Lydia Touzet for the fashion event of the season! The night was packed with many exciting, fashionable events: Guests enjoyed a fabulous fashion show with beats by DJ Rascal, the debut of the Ocean Drive magazine Pop-Up Shop, curated by editor-in-chief Suzy Buckley, and mini-mani’s in our Bordeaux Beauty Bar in Cosmetics.  All enjoyed playing a round of ping-pong, courtesy of Chalk Ping Pong & Billiards Lounge, and posing in our Ocean Drive Magazine and FNO photo booth. Special FNO cocktails featuring GREY GOOSE vodka were created that night by mixologists from the hottest Miami restaurants, including Soho Beach House, Sra. Martinez – A Michelle Bernstein Restaurant, Sustain Restaurant + Bar and STK.

Barbra Hevia, Vivianne Kurzweil, Colleen Schiff, Lytia Touzet, & Julie Dill

Bill Kearney & Suzy Buckley

Marko Gojanovic

DJ Rascal

Ginger Harris, Erin Chainani, & Marcella Novela

Laurie Pearlman, Katherine Rubino, & Isabella Stanzione

Andrena Felger & Amy Treese

Becky Rey & Stephanie Cordero

Caroline Reategui & Victoria Alfonsi

Daniella Arellano & Reneir Casanova

Stephen Brunelle & Suzy Buckley

Katharine Rubino, Stephen Brunelle, Suzy Buckley, Marcella Novela , Florencia Jimenez Marcos, & Robert Fernandez

Katie Cross & Alejandra Rojas

Monica Otero & Lizzette Licona

Sofia, Catalina, & Arturo Rodriguez

Laura Buccellati’s Ladies Luncheon

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Miami Beach, FL – April 14, 2011 – No one lady-lunches quite like Laura Buccellati. Laura and Lily Azel, co-founders of the Laura Buccellati Luxury Handbag Collection, co-hosted an intimate lunch for 12 at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House with philanthropist and socialite Dana Shear.

While enjoying a special-edition ladies-who-lunch menu of soup, salad and tiramisu, guests Francesca Halpryn, Julia Klayton, Linda Chodorow, Lydia Touzet, Lynne Parker, Nicole Lozano, Norma Quintero, Reggie Rubin and Vivianne Kurzweil sipped prosecco and chardonnay while perusing a selection of handbags from the Laura Buccellati Collection, curated by Laura and Lily, with the theme of summer jet-setting in mind.

Laura Buccellati, Dana Shear & Lily Azel

Lydia Touzet & Julia Klayton

Lily Azel, Laura Buccellati & Lynne Parker

Laura Buccellati, Julia Klayton, Lynne Parker & Lily Azel

Dana Shear & Julia Klayton

Laura Buccellati & Vivianne Kurzweil

Laura Buccellati, Vivianne Kurzweil & Norma Quintero

Lily Azel & Linda Chodorow

Lydia Touzet & Julia Klayton

Vivianne Kurzweil & Lydia Touzet

Reggie Rubin, Vivianne Kurzweil & Laura Buccellati

Lydia Touzet, Reggie Rubin & Vivianne Kurzweil

trina turk’s night out

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Miami Beach, FL – September 10, 2001- Trina Turk at Bal Harbour shops celebrated a Fashion’s Night Out event hosted by Miami socialites Dana Shear, Vivianne Kurzweil, Evelyn Lozado and Jacquelynn Powers. New and longtime customers kicked off the celebration with a surplus of chilled Ice Tropez and enjoyed cupcakes compliments of 2 Girls and a Cupcake.

Jacquelynn Powers, Vivianne Kurzweil, Evelyn Losado, & Dana Shear

Dana Shear, Kelly Fodiman, & Vivianne Kurzweil

Cess Silvera, Amaris Jones, & Evelyn Losado

Jacquelynn Powers & Tracy Galya

Maili Nomm & Marissa Pierce

Rebecca Brock & Buzzy Sklar