The show kicked-off as promised, with some Coco Contours shape wear which included a nice white pearl studded maillot that incorporated new technology to minimize unwanted bulges Further in there was a sampling from the companies other Cruise 2012 collections: Michael Kors, DKNY, Juicy...

Relying heavily on Mondrian-esque, bold blocks of color, the duo showed pieces that had a unique sophistication that spoke in a fashion language all their own. The palette was dusty, but the vision was clear. This is a collection that deserves to be seen & will undoubtedly gain loyal buyers...

Cabana Grande, The Raleigh Miami, FL Columbian based swimwear house Caffe Swimwear delivered up a hot dose of South American sophistication with their Resort 2012 Collection. In what appeared to be a celebration of the mismatched-match, designer Paula Saavedra showed bottoms in completely...

I was happy to take advantage of the convenience and to take mini breaks to gaze at black and white photos of my favorite style icons on the lobby's wall of fame: Kim Novac, Jackie and John Kennedy, Greta Garbo etc etc. Heaven! Brand website:

What I loved most were the clothes- pretty cotton long dresses, particularly a white tiered embellished one with an Indian beaded square similar to the colorful serapes I pick up on my trips to Punta Mita, Mexico. The blue cotton poncho and mini romper with hot pink chevron stripes made...

Ruffles were also used to great degree of success, but when White ruffles were used on Black maillot bodies to create a tuxedo feeling, the look was slightly more costume than fashion, but not so much so to ruin the overall. Colors were blocked in shades of Nude, Pink & Aqua set off against...

While all are appropriate descriptives for the Diesel Swim collection that opened Miami Swim Week for Resort 2012, the predictability factor in this case was not a criticism, but rather a serious nod to the fact that this mammoth name in all collections young knows its audience & delivers...

1 / 6 2 / 6 3 / 6 4 / 6 5 / 6 6 / 6 Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren 2012 Summer Lookbook For Summer 2012, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren captures the bohemian spirit of the Western Sierra as well as prints and rugged aesthetic of an African safari. Summer is ushered in using tonal...

Her L*Space collection for Resort 2012 used every color under the sun to make its seasonal statement. Yellow in several shades, Black, White, Turquoise, Pink in every shade, Slate Blue... you get the picture. The effect wasn't the least bit frenetic, however, but rather conveyed an air more...

The White Sands swimwear collection featured strong, tall models strutting their fit physiques down the runway. The swimsuits themselves were a mix of shirred details reminiscent of vintage 1960's suits with halter bikini tops, wrapped bandeau one-piece and clean color palette of pale lemon...

 

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