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Monday, July 21, 2014
Maaji Swimwear presented its 2015 collection on the runways in Miami Beach for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SWIM. The appropriately named swimwear company seemed to fill the runway with some kind of bikini couture magic. There were a bevy of sexy cowgirls in straw hats and models outfitted in not-so-proper English equestrian attire complete with riding crop. Elaborately detailed prints with fun motifs such as horseshoes are expertly matched together with checkered patterns of varying color were on display. While swimsuit collections are most often categorized as ready-to-wear, Maaji's collection is closer to couture.
Manuela and Amalia Sierra launched the Maaji brand with the objective of creating magical, . Inspired by the diversity and natural wonders of their native country, Colombia, these talented sisters set out to create a brand that would create awe and wonder. Over the last few years, Maaji has become know for their elaborate swimsuits, which are all unique one-of-a-kind creations.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
With just a few more episodes remaining in America's Next Top Model season 20, recently eliminated contestant Chris Hernandez joined other models and entertainment industry VIPs for a party at New York City club Greenhouse to celebrate a successful run and the season finale of cycle 20. This season will be remembered as the first in which male models have been allowed to participate, and the Guys vs. Girls theme seemed to be a hit. While the remaining finalists Jourdan, Marvin and Cory, as well as show founder and former supermodel Tyra Banks weren't able to join the party, it was still a great time with lots of beautiful people and great drinks including Jose Cuervo's new Cinge cinnamon flavored tequila and Zing vodka. Some of the VIP guests included Karen Gravano, Kidear Youmans, Marissa Sabatelli, Nate Ryan, Gigi Lopez, Jason Christopher Peters, Elizabeth Ann Vashisht, and Chanel Omari. Remember to tune in to the CW next Friday, November 14th for Part 2 of the Finale to see who will be chosen as America's Next Top Model.
(all photos courtesy of Seks Wilson for VIVE Katerin)
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I recently attend the VH1 Save the Music BLU Carpet event at Son Cubano in West New York, NJ. The annual event, hosted by Rich Valdes and sponsored this year by Ciroc vodka provides a great platform for emerging performing artists to gain exposure to an influential audience and raises funds to help ensure music education remains a part of the curriculum in schools. The venue this year was the upscale, waterfront Cuban restaurant, Son Cubano which has amazing views of the Manhattan NYC skyline. There was a huge turnout with artists such as Jaclyn Rae Cetrulo, Chelley, J. Ross Parelli Murdakkh and Sensato. Some of my favorite reality show stars were there as well including Elizabeth Ann Vashisht, Angelina Pivarnik, Gina Marie and Freddie Robinson were in the audience as well.