Sonoran Sun by Tori Praver

Tori Praver debuted her new “Sonoran Sun” collection in the Funkshion tent on Saturday, July 18th to a packed house. The collection, inspired by her travels through Mexico, the color palette is robust with deep, rich cactus greens and sangria purples, which are infused with light and natural colors in sky blue and nude.

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Tori Praver Debuts Her SS/16 Collection at the Funkshion Tent on 7.18.15

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Caffe Swimwear Runway Show

MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 18:  Models walk the runway at the Caffe Swimwear SS16 Collection during SWIMMIAMI at W South Beach WET on July 18, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Caffe Swimwear)
MIAMI BEACH, FL – JULY 18: Models walk the runway at the Caffe Swimwear SS16 Collection during SWIMMIAMI at W South Beach WET on July 18, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Caffe Swimwear)

Another show I really enjoyed this year at Swim Week was Caffe Swimwear. Caffe designer Paula Saavedra is known for her bright & decorative beach bags, colorful palettes and high-fashion approach to resort & swim wear. This year’s show, held on the Wet Deck of the W Hotel in South Beach, was a parade of glamour and eye-catching tropical colors.

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6 Shore Road- Meet Me In Panama

logoHappy Monday friends! The madness is over and I cannot believe another Swim Week has come & gone. Let me begin by saying, I really, really missed what was formerly known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at the Raleigh Hotel. This was my 3rd year attending Swim Week, and it was definitely the craziest. Obviously because of all the changes this year, many shows were overlapping, several really good shows were scheduled for the exact same time, and different venues were utilized for the runway shows. At the Raleigh, which is known as command central for all the shows, you simply go back and forth between 2 tents for all the shows. This year, guests were running back & forth btwn. The W Hotel, The 1 Hotel, the tent at Collins Park and a few other venues. Needless to say, I am definitely in need of lots of coffee to make it through this Monday!

I find it interesting that many people who attend swim week don’t even attend any fashion shows. Let me just say, I am old (sort-of, ha-ha). I am not into the daytime parties, pool parties, lunches, brunches and the like. I attend for one reason and one reason only- the fashion. I love when the lights go down and the music begins, and the models strut their stuff on the runway. There is something so exhilarating about seeing some of your favorite designers and what they have in store for their Resort 2016 collections!

MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 17:  Designer Pooja Kharbanda (3rd L) poses with models  backstage at the 6 Shore Road by Pooja Resort 2016 collection during FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach Swim at the FUNKSHION Tent on July 17, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Zoltan LeClerc/Getty Images for 6 Shore Road by Pooja)
MIAMI BEACH, FL – JULY 17: Designer Pooja Kharbanda (3rd L) poses with models backstage at the 6 Shore Road by Pooja Resort 2016 collection during FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach Swim at the FUNKSHION Tent on July 17, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Zoltan LeClerc/Getty Images for 6 Shore Road by Pooja)

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The Skinny on Swim Week

SWIM2015It’s almost that time of year again- Miami Swim Week is upon us and starting on July 17th, South Beach will be buzzing with swim and resort wear designers anxious to showcase their 2016 collections to the glitterati of Miami. With the loss of Mercedez-Benz as their presenting sponsor, most people know by now that IMG has taken the summer off in an effort to re-brand the event and come back strong next year. Not one to ever miss an excuse to party, Miami event planners, publicists and promoters banded together to continue this tradition and bring the 2016 swim collections to South Beach! Funkshion has also brought their A-game and organized several shows who were under the IMG umbrella in years past.

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I am excited to attend several shows again this year including 6 Shore Road, Mia Marcelle, Mikoh, Frankie’s Bikinis, Tori Praver, Caffe (their bags are amazing!), Maaji, Acacia & a few more including a private presentation and dinner by Issa De Mar at the luxurious Soho Beach House. Shows are taking place in the tent along Collins Park, in addition to 4 major hotel locations: 1 Hotel, The SLS, The Thompson, and The W. Time to slather on some sunscreen, humid-proof the hair and dress to impress! I’ve gotta run because I’ve got some major shopping to do this afternoon. Have a great weekend everyone! xo, ~love~ For more information, visit the Swim Miami website & Swim Week Calendar here.

Colour Pop Cosmetics Review

If you haven’t seen or been part of the media blitz surrounding Colour Pop Cosmetics, I urge you to immediately check out their website after reading this!

Back in March, I was sent a box of 5 of their shadows and one of their signature “lippie stix.” The colors were mostly very dark grays, blues and things that I wouldn’t normally wear (certainly not to the office) and the lipstick I was sent was a bright fuschia- very Barbie pink and another color I wouldn’t wear on a daily basis. However, the smooth, creamy consistency of the lipstick caught my attention and I started perusing their website. I placed my first order in April, then a second then a third. After testing out the products for  a while I wanted to share some thoughts. *Photos courtesy of Colour Pop*

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Playing Dress Up

240fe7950e183d49d63a8be87ce2f132Happy Spring and happy May friends! We are back at it over here at love and labels after a little time off and we are talking major Spring essentials today!

Am I the only one obsessed with wearing maxi dresses? Honestly, I don’t understand how people in Miami can wear jeans in April/May (ha-ha)- we are already having some days when it is so sticky and humid that I cannot bare to be so covered up! My fav staple is a maxi dress because I can throw on a blazer to wear one to the office, pair it with casual flats for a weekend shopping trip, or dress it up with heels/wedges for a night out.

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Passport To Style

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How would you like to go shopping in Bali, Istanbul and Marrakesh without even packing a bag? If you haven’t visited the online retailer Shop Latitude, then drop that latte and immediately and prepare to be transported to exotic locations with their unique collections. Featuring artisans from 12 worldwide destinations, Shop Latitude is known for featuring designers that take the term destination shopping to a new level.

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