We like to think of the denizens of our local Miami Beach Real Estate and surrounds as hip, happening, stylish types. But when it comes to the rest of the world, you won’t see Sunny Isles or Aventura listed next to Paris and Milan as a fashion capital.
Maybe the Style Gods haven’t gotten past those Mad Men-era memories of blue haired old ladies and old guys in brightly colored polyester pants. Or maybe they’re stuck in the “80s, with visions of Don Johnson and his rumpled, pink linen wardrobe stuck in their heads.
Or we could just blame the Kardashians.
Still, anyone who calls a piece of South Beach Real Estate home knows that while, yes, there are plenty of girls in barely-there dresses and guys in Ed Hardy T’s crowding the streets, most of those people don’t even live here! In other words, it’s the tourists – and maybe the Kardashians – who are giving our fair city a bad rap when it comes to style.
Well, those days are about to be over. While our lack of seasons – something I personally see as a plus – eliminates the need for winter coats, Miami style is about taking resort wear to the ultimate level. And come on, what would you rather be wearing than resort wear? A hundred-pound wool coat over your cashmeres, over your long johns? No clothing is more fun to wear than resort wear, and no one does it better than the city where it’s summer all year long.
So this Friday, come out and celebrate just how stylish our city is, when the Miami Fashion Association, shows off their stuff. The location is one befitting the occasion—the oh-so-chic Webster Boutique on Collins Avenue. The guest list will include local guests of honor, designers Julian Chang and Danny Santiago.
We don’t know if the Kardashians will be there, but we do know the drinks start flowing at 7.
by Lisa Canfield