Sure, the Harlem Shake is yesterday's Gangnam Style, but when you throw in some Victoria's Secret models (Elsa Hosk and Sara Sampaio), a Hunger Games star (Alexander Ludwig), DJ Cassidy and scads of scantily clad Spring Breakers reveling blissfully (or boozily, rather) in one of the country's Trashiest Spring Break Destinations (albeit at one of the least trashy hotels ever, The Raleigh), it's a whole different story and one that's probably best viewed via this video by World Red Eye.
March 14, 2013
September 06, 2011
Gone are the days when supermodels roamed South Beach like dinosaurs in prehistoric times. Once in a blue moon, however, one escapes from the Jurassic Park of post-career pose striking and ends up on the loose just as Naomi Campbell does from time to time, retreating to her billionaire boyfriend Vladislav Doronin's beach shack on Star Island. There's lots to be happy about, you'd think, but not so for Campbell on Friday, when she was seen exiting the Oribe salon on Lincoln Road in a huff. Campbell was "looking pissed when a car service came speeding through to fetch her," says our spy. The supermodel, we're told, "slammed the door open and started yelling." She was seen in better spirits later that night, upstairs in the lounge at Casa Tua, where she was with Doronin, developer Ugo Colombo and another woman. Actually, she wasn't really in better spirits. "She was very pissy," says our spy. "I hardly saw her communicating with the rest of the group at her table. She was texting on her phone for the most part." Hey, at least she wasn't throwing it. An informal poll has shown that most Miamians will take moody models over reality refuse any day.
December 17, 2010
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 08, 2009
In an attempt to seem even more irrelevant than ever, the Delano recently unveiled Model Lounge Miami, a so-called ultra exclusive sanctuary for top models carved out of a former second floor closet featuring chairs and a snack bar serving, sit down for this one, mints. We're not kidding. Imagine Naomi Campbell in a closet that's not filled with Prada, Gucci and Louboutins. Call 911 stat! The lounge, according to a press release, is "the quintessential locale for models to kick off their heels, and chill out between takes." While we know there are still some working models here, there aren't nearly as many as there used to be (hence the closet), so this will be amusing. The lounge will also issue an "All Access Privilege Card" granted exclusively to models represented only by "premier agencies" and allowing said models access to all Delano facilities including a "private poolside Model Lounge cabana, private Model Lounge room [ed note: that would be the aforementioned closet], gym, pool and beach based on availability. Apparently this Model Lounge exists in NYC and is a smash hit, though we're not sure it's housed in a former hotel closet. Sponsored by a sandal and swimwear company called REEF, the Model Lounge will also offer its guests discounts all over town at places like The Webster and Ricky's. Oh, and as for that snack bar--the mints are provided by Ice Breaker (TM) and there will also be free Red Bull and ZonePerfect bars for those plus sized models with appetites. Sounds like a gifting suite gone bad. Really bad.
November 12, 2009
Last we saw Brooke Shields, she was giving the most only human, heartfelt eulogy at Michael Jackson's memorial. Yesterday, the model, eyelash lengthening pitchwoman and erstwhile orator was in Miami for a French Vogue shoot with snapper Bruce Weber and 'it' boy, model Elio Soto. According to a rep at Soto's agency, No. 23 Model Management, he and Shields got along famously and, as you can see, something did, indeed, come between her and her Calvins.
November 02, 2009
We were at Prime Italian, across the street from Prime 112, before Tom Brady and very pregnant wife Gisele Bündchen made their very flashy exit amidst gawkers, stalkers and assorted drunk folks in Halloween costumes. We Tweeted about it the following day and had no idea how big the news really was. From Boston to Brazil, the news of the couple eating steak on South Beach created quite the buzz. After dinner, the duo headed back to the Ocean Drive penthouse of Ed Razek, Chief Marketing Officer of Victoria's Secret, where they stayed during this brief jaunt to the Beach. They left yesterday and the media storm continues and for that, we thank The Brady family as well as Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein at The Boston Globe for the very nice ink. Come back again soon, y'hear?
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.
May 11, 2009
Making their official public debut as a couple at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce gala at the Fontainebleau Saturday night Service Award recipient and hotel heir Jeff Soffer, who was once allegedly erroneously linked to a married Gwyneth Paltrow, and
trophy girlfriend Elle McPherson. Ferraris you can buy, but there's only one Elle McPherson. Nice work, Soffer.
November 14, 2008
Jason Lewis, also in town for the Fontainebleau hootenanny, was seen working out at Equinox South Beach earlier today. Our spy says Lewis was paying special attention to his back area with some grueling exercises. More grueling than working out was the ability of our spy to exercise self restraint in not attacking him!
November 13, 2008
Since the restaurants at the Fontainebleau aren't open yet, where else would the staaahs go to eat but Nobu, where Alex Rodriguez was spotted dining with and deep in conversation with a group of guys (his legal team?), and where Heidi Klum was also seen, separately, with a friend, eating sushi and ice cream. Ice cream! Scandalous.