Finally back from the crazy week in Miami that was Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011. Overall, the week was unreal. As the Fashion Editor for Swimwear for Future Claw Magazine, I was responsible for video interviews with every designer. How unbelievably cool is that?! And to reaaaalllly kick off the week, we decided to grab an interview with Supermodel Irina Shayk, who is not only the face of Beach Bunny Swimwear, and not to mention has been gracing the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition since 2007, but has also designed some prrrreetttttty hot swimsuits herself! We talked about everything from her love of Woody Allen movies to her habit of purchasing a bathing suit in every country that she travels to. I had an absoulte blast chatting with her. She was such a sweetheart, and my gosh, one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen. Oh, and she prefers to wear two-piece bathing suits..I mean, with a body like that...go figure.
After interviewing Irina, we hustled over to the Raleigh Hotel to kick off the fashion week runway shows. Trina Turk opened the week with her first ever Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim Runway Show. With inspirations from Acapulco, she displayed a mix of her signature bold prints, along with some stellar solid pieces. I was definitely, definitely, definitely most digging the crazy, fun, tall hats that she sent down the runway!
Check out my photo diary of the day below, and go to Future Claw Magazine for more coverage, including videos (my video interviews as well as complete videos of every show) and pictures for all of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011.
Interview with Irina Shayk
WATCH IRINA SHAYK'S SHOUT OUT HERE.
Arriving at the Raleigh Hotel for the first show of the week, Trina Turk
Bow Wow and girlfriend, Angela Simmons at the Trina Turk Swimwear 2011 Runway Show
Interviewing Trina Turk after her Runway Show
Check out some of my favorite looks from the Trina Turk Swim 2011 Runway Show Collection:
Photos courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
WATCH THE TRINA TURK SWIM 2011 FASHION SHOW HERE.
See more looks from the Trina Turk Runway Show here.
To learn more, see more, and to shop Trina Turck, click here.
Check out Irina Shayk's Swimwear Collection here.
And I can't forget about all of the after parties! After the Trina Turk show, we headed to Plunge at the rooftop of the Gansevoort Hotel in South Beach for Irina Shayk's Ocean Drive Cover Party. Besides Irina, we ran into a few other models, as well as former 'NSYNC-er, Lance Bass!
For more coverage, pictures, and videos from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011, check out Future Claw Magazine here.
Big thanks to my Assistant for the week, Alex Reisner, who is responsible for much of the photography! Check out her Blog here.