On February 8th, more than 300 guests attended Mimi’s Boutiq 4th annual Fashion Show at Newport Beach Side Hotel featuring designers La Belle Couture, Djenane Desrouleaux, Eccoci, Kaltural, Swimwear by Adjanie Muller, Louca Bell Collection, Onyx, Le Tron’ King Divo, Risque Dukes, Adjanie Muller, Classy Lady Creationz, Beware Swimwear, Catou Wear, Marly Haiti and Martine Valcin. The show, led by Haitian-American model Tico Armand and Haiti’s Chokarella host Carel Pedre included performances by Arly Lariviere, Ada and Francki Amour.
While the guest, DJ’s, media and Haitian socialites mingled and watch the show from their seats, I had a VIP ticket to cover backstage and danced, snapped social network photos, partied and saw all the good, bad and ugly about producing such a large show with over 20 models and two electrifying host .
Here is an inside look of everything off the runway. If you were following my snap chat (username lunionsuite) during the show, you saw what model behavior really mean when the music came on and the runway lights were off. I will post the pictures of the designers lines soon, keep checking the site for updates.
I am so excited to introduce Bien Abyé Fall/Winter designs to my readers. I love the “Navy Is The New Black” concept and the hint of yellow, rich fabrics, deep tones and Intricate detailing makes the pieces fresh and exciting.
Bien Abyé which means “well dressed” is a ready to wear collection encompassing a French style that is sophisticated and chic with a Creole influence. Inspired by the elaborate structures of Gingerbread house architecture and its ornate latticework design details, the collection is created using unique silhouettes, romantic elements, and vibrant colors to highlight the inner beauty and elegance of a woman. Bien Abyé designs in vignettes that deliver a concise offering of S7VEN styles for a women’s wardrobe that will not only make her life easier, but most of all, more fabulous.
The Newport Beach Side Hotel will be the next location for the 4th Annual Fashion Show by Mimi’s BoutiQ, an online Boutique that, according to owner Merline Thermora, “caters to everyone” and sells clothing that is “comfortable, chic and fun to wear.” The Fall Fashion Show, which will take place on February 8th, at 7:30pm. The show will be hosted by model Tico Armand and Carel Pedre with special performances by Arly Lariviere, Ada and Francki Amour. The show is an extension of Mimi BoutiQ’s already successful run of fashion shows in Miami and most recently New York.
Whether the calendar says it’s fall, spring, winter or summer, a scarf is always a tasteful and wise choice to add to your wardrobe. And while women across the globe wear scarves, it is also nice accessory worn by men. If your not a fan of scarf, you might want to consider welcoming scarves into your signature style. You can wear them as a simple accessory, a layer of warmth or a touch of color.
Looking for a Haitian American company to purchase your latest scarf you should try Vevelle.
VèVèlle, which was founded by art enthusiast Al Semerville is a new fashion line with an exclusive collection of luxury silk scarves inspired by the beauty and the warmth of the Caribbean culture. The collection includes stunning pieces such as Mermaid’s Dream, Peacock’s Exuberance, Crossing the Gate, Spirit of Love, Papillons de la Saint-Jean, Precious Hibiscus. All the designs are carefully selected to suit the needs of an eclectic clientele.
There’s is nothing hotter than a man in a well tailored suit, and ladies if you’re looking for a nice valentines or anniversary gift for your boyfriend or husband, Musika Frère is definitely a nice way to go.
Here is a video of designer Kenneth Cole associates reflecting on Haiti 5-years after the earthquake.