Launching January 6, SmartWater's Modellounge, an "exclusive and private retreat for female fashion models at invited top 10 agencies," is back from its humble Miami Beach beginnings a year ago in a virtual closet at the Delano and moving into a much roomier space at The Raleigh, where it will stay until April 30. Realizing that breath mints as meals for models are as passe as stick thin models, trucker hats and fedoras, the new and imrpoved Modellounge will feature sustenance from Popchips and ZonePerfect as well as, of course, Smartwater and Vitaminwater Zero. As for what these models do in this, a no guests allowed zone? Every month, all models will be outfitted in a different bikini by Volcom. The lounge will offer on premise, poolside yoga sessions, among other things. In other words, it's "a private destination where [models] can hang in between castings and shoots on a daily basis while being pampered and entertained." Sort of like a fashionable Facts of Life, we suppose, with Mrs. Garrett on vacation. Castings though? We thought the only castings left in Miami these days were for reality shows. Imagine the kind of lounge that would be. Oh, wait, never mind. We already know. It's called Jersey Shore.
December 17, 2010
November 20, 2009
It's ok, Richard Branson. We have no hard feelings that you decided to fly your fancy new jets into Fort Lauderdale instead of Miami. It's only a short drive away, really. And $99 each way to LA or SF is worth the schlep. That said, nice party at the W Fort Lauderdale last night. Here are some pix of the red carpeting:
Zombieland's Amber Heard
Vampire Diaries' Kayla Ewell
October 06, 2009
Finally! Miami ranks high in a poll and it has nothing to do with joblessness, foreclosures, bad drivers, or general doomsday. According to Travel + Leisure’s 2009 America’s Favorite Cities survey, America’s most attractive people are in Miami, Cleveland is the best place for an affordable getaway, Minneapolis/St. Paul ranks No. 1 for intelligent people, and Houston is home to the best airports. Miami also was ranked No. 2 for being stylish and No. 5 for being diverse--New York was number one for those two categories. For those literal naysayers who insist Miami folk are shallow, superficial and soulless, get over it (though the poll did show a decline in Miami's friendliness and intelligence, which they listed as our worst feature). They mean most attractive on the outside.
October 05, 2009
Victoria's Secret is hosting a national model search to find the next Runway Angel to walk in this year's big fashion show--you know, the one that the Fontainebleau cut corners rushed to open for last year--to be televised on CBS on December 1. And don't confuse the half naked women waiting on line at LIV for the casting. Vicky's Secret is hosting the casting at the Gansevoort South, not the Fontainebleau, on Saturday, October 10 from 8-10 a.m. For all the official requirements go to www.vsallaccess.com. Because it would be really embarrassing if you showed up in your bra and undies for nothing.
July 10, 2008
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami sure is a mouthful, and while Jessica Simpson won't be here next week because she's too busy with her Rosetta Stone tapes of the English language, we hear a slew of others may be in town for the bikini bonanza taking place at the Raleigh, among other places. So far we hear that maybe, just maybe we'll have (don't get too excited) Brooke Hogan, whose VH1 spectacle launches with a party at Mansion Saturday, a slew of Kardahsians and, perhaps, Samantha Ronson and her bosom buddy, Lindsay Lohan. We just saw Ronson at Tao Beach in Las Vegas with no signs of her pseudo-Sapphic charm, so we can only hope the duo decides to come down together for a lovely swim.