Miami Swim Week 2017

From left to right: Luli Fama, Maaji, Luli Fama

All eyes were on South Florida last week as Miami held it’s annual Swim Week. Press, bloggers, buyers and fashionistas, crowded the streets of Miami Beach as they made their ways to runway shows, trade fairs, pop-up shops and parties, that were all centered around swimsuits.

Siniesa Karol show at the Setai. Photo by Saint-Cyr Studio

This year I got to attend fashion shows and events from Funkshion for the first time, and the island girl in me was beyond excited to see what the designers have in stores for us in 2017. Yes, these bathing suits will not hit the stores until next year. If you were following fashionayiti on Snapchat and Instagram, you already had a little preview of the fashion shows I attended which are: Beach Riot, Blue Life, Kai Lani, Ana Kosturova, Maaji, Monica Hansen Beachwear etc… to name a few.

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With 2 Haitian models participating at Funkshion Swim Week.

So, recapping Miami Swim Week in general, here are 8 of the hottest trends that we will see in swimsuits next year:

  • Plunging One Piece
    One piece suits are here to stay and this time the more revealing the better!
From left to right: Beach Riot, Aguaclara, Blue Life
  • Halter Bikinis
    A less conservative halter tops were a favorite on the runways. Designers added a risqué side to the halter tops with creative and sheer cuts.
From left to right: Luli Fama, Kai Lani, Tori Praver
  • Creative Cut-Outs
    Designers went the extra mile to give us more creative designs with fun and slick cut-outs on both one pieces and bikinis.
From left to right: OMG Miami Swimwear, Luli Fama, Magic City Swimwear
  • Wrap Around Tops
    This season designers played around with the basic triangle bikini top giving it a little “extra” with intricate ties and wraps on bikinis tops, bottoms, and one pieces.
From left to right: Versakini x Amanda Perna, Luli Fama, Kai Lani
  • Bold Prints
    Florals, tribal and ethnic prints, stripes and colors were not scarce on the runway.
From left to right: Luli Fama, Beach Riot, Laundry by Shello Segal
  • Tassels
    This swinging and playful accent adorned some bathing suits and ever cover-ups, creating a hippie vibe for the boho girl.
From left to right: Ana Kosturova, Maaji, Ana Kosturova
  • Straps
    Straps were everywhere on the runways evoking a playful sensation.
From left to right: Blue Life, Luli Fama, Magic City Swimwear
  • Creative Coverups
    Because a beach attire is never complete without a fun cover-up!
From left to right: Luli Fama, Blue Life, Ana Kosturova
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Finale at Maaji, photo by Maaji Swimwear

Do you have your eyes on your next bathing suit purchase yet? Let us know which bathing suit you must have for next year!

All pictures were courtesy of Saint-Cyr Studio unless stated otherwise.

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With some of the Haitian community in the fashion industry in Miami, at the Swim Week kickoff party at the W.
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Spring Trend: Off-The-Shoulder

Spring Trend: Off-The-Shoulder
One of our favorite trend this spring/summer is definitely the off the shoulder top. It’s flirty, flattering, and hides your pit stains!!
Be it in denim or bohemian style for a casual day look, or a statement top for a night out, show some skin and bare shoulder with either tops or dresses with the eazy breezy off-the-shoulder trend.
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Take a look at some of our favorite looks:
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Topshop open shoulder blouse
$61 – topshop.com

 

Hair Trend: Boxer Braids

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Kim and North West with matching braids

Scrolling through our Instagram feeds it’s clear that the hottest and biggest hairstyle of 2016 is the double French/Dutch braids also known as the boxer braids.

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Just like the name suggests, the hairstyle was first inspired by female boxers (Hilary Swank rocked them in Million Dollar Baby). Easy and low maintenance, the boxer braids aren’t a new favorite in the gym or in the ring. They are however, quickly becoming a new favorite in Hollywood and in the social media world.

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Celebs like Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Hailey Baldwin to name only a few, have been showing off this hairstyle on social media and what’s more, this hair trend has even been seen on runways during Fashion Week!

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If you know me, you know I’m always braiding my hair especially in boxer braids. Besides being convenient, (as they help keep my hair out of my face when I box) they are also stylish and look good with both casual and evening outfits. Funny enough, as I was leaving the gym the other day someone asked me if the braids were the new trend. Well, it looks like the trend is catching up here in Haiti as well :p

Boxer braids spotted in Haiti:

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How to get the boxer braids?
Start by parting your hair in two. Then Dutch braid each side from the top while adding strands of hair left and right as you make your way down. And voila!

Coachella Outfit Inspiration

Coachella inspiration

 


Light blue shorts
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Gladiator sandals
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Liquorish camel backpack
$61 – silkfred.com

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90’s Throwback: Choker Trend

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For quite some time now bloggers, models off duty, celebs and fashion houses have been taking on this not so new trend.

Your 90’s favorite staple has gotten huge again and even better. Velvet, metal, leather, or rhinestone, the choker adds a little edginess to your look.


Think ” Rock Star”, the choker is your go to accessory this season. Available at almost every clothing and accessory store, you can also come up with your own DIY by tying a string around your neck.

The trend started making a buzz here in Haiti and we’ve spotted a couple of different chokers and looks:




Spring/Summer 2015 Trend

 What’s in for this Spring/Summer?

 

70’s
The groovy and retro style of the 70’s are back more than ever this Spring. From Studio 54’s jumpsuits, to the hippie chic artsy vibe of boho glam, to yes even bell bottoms, the 1970’s nostalgia dominated most runways.

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70’s at Chloé

 

Picnic Plaid
The print for this Spring is the “grown-up” gingham, with a fresh spin to the classic picnic pattern. From Altuzarra’s sweet baby blue, to Oscar De La Renta’s oversize prints, designers stayed in check.

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Gingham at Altuzarra
Gingham at DVF
Gingham at DVF
Gingham at Oscar de la Renta
Gingham at Oscar de la Renta

 

Kimono Kool
Kimono literally means “thing to wear”. The Japanese inspired dress is as comfy as it is chic. Dresses, jackets, tops, the built-in judo belt is everywhere this season.

Kimono Kool at Alexander Wang
Kimono Kool at Alexander Wang
Kimono Kool at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Kimono Kool at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Kimono Kool at Tome
Kimono Kool at Tome

 

Denim
If you thought Denim season was over, well you were wrong! The American favorite textileis still present and now more than ever, in pants, dresses and jumpsuits!

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Denim at Gucci
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Denim at Chloé

 

Army Wives
Put on your military jacket with you this Spring! It’s all about the Army Wives

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Army Wives at Jason Wu
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Army Wives at Marc Jacbos

Fringes – This Spring is all about movement!

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Fringes at Giambattista Valli
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Fringes at Proenza Schouler

 

Navy: New Black – Loving the navy hue this Spring!

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Navy at Proenza Schouler
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Navy at Nonoo

Coachella Style Inspiration


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Coachella. Not only a music and arts festival which brings over 150 thousand people in the sunny and dusty desert of Indio California, but also now a fashion festival. Over the las few years, Coachella quickly became the #1 most fashionable festivals where fashion statements are made by celebrities, bloggers and your average fashionistas. Today, Coachella is also a destination for young Hollywood, fashion designers and bloggers who gather for brunches, parties and shows hosted by fashion brands.

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Crop tops, maxi skirts, cut offs, and head pieces pretty much sum up Coachella style. This indie-rock festival however is one for all kinds of style and fashion. Here are some ideas and inspirations.

Hippie/Boho Chic
This is the traditional Coachella style. There is no such thing as “too hippie” so go ahead and embrace your inner boho glam.

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Style tip: Crochet is always a good idea. It is both chic and fun, and is perfect for the “Summer during Spring” atmosphere at Coachella.

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Not so Boho 
It’s okay if Boho isn’t your thing:

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Prints
Geometric, floral or tribal, prints are spring’s favorite trend.

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Headpieces
Headpieces are Coachella’s favorite accessories.

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Accessories
When it comes to Coachella there is not such thing as too much accessories. Stacks of rings, body chains, funky glasses, big hats and flash tattoos …. they are all welcome!

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Men
Yes even men make statements …

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 If you want to go all out:

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Summer White

 

Summer is a beautiful time to embrace white. It is an elegant option, and it reflects the sun rays.

Beauty and Practicality = Winner

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Spring 2014 Trends

It’s finally spring! For most of us anyways (We’re looking at you, dear readers in Canada). Spring is the time to embrace the most lady like frivolities. Skater skirts, fun vibrant patterns, killer orange lipsticks are all a part of fashions most colorful season. As everything thaws out, our spirits are lifted and what better way of showing that than by ditching the see of black and grey we stuck to for the last 5 months?

Pastel Colors
A trend we’ve seen almost on every Spring/Summer 14 runway: pretty pastels in mint green, lavender and blush pink.

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Mesh/Sheer
Pick-a-Boo!

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Crop Top
Yes don’t give up on your gym routine just yet, crop tops are not going anywhere!

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Floral
Ladylike and preppy florals à la Blair Waldorf.

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Full Skirts
More ladylike trend with this voluminous silhouette.

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Sweatshirts
No longer for the gym only, this trend is as chic as it’s comfortable.

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Suits
Suits are not so boring when patterns and colors are involved!

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Athleticism
Whether a varsity jacket, a baseball cap or a tennis inspired dress.

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White Shirts
The classic white button down shirt was seen on most S/S14 runway.

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Wide-Leg Whites
Making a come back this season are wide-leg pants!

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Must Have: Beanies

This Fall, hats are big accessories and a must to complete an outfit. We’ve spotted already 2 fashion followers with beanies:

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Pajama Chic

Rock pajama chic this fall like these Celebs:

RITA ORA IN EMILIO PUCCI

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RIHANNA IN EMILIO PUCCI

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VICTORIA BECKHAM IN LOUIS VUITTON

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AMANDA SEYFRIED IN PRABAL GURUNG

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Summer-Fall Transition

The end of August: the end of summer vacation; a bitter sweet time for everyone, but for any Fashionista, the beginning of Fall Fashion! Goodbye shorts and sandals, and hello scarves and leather jackets!

While some of us head back to school up north, the rest of us in our tropical island can enjoy the perks of Fall Fashion with these universal Fall Fashion Dos this year:

– WARMER COLORS
As September approaches, dress up in warmer colors. See Fall 2013 color palette:

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– GLAM MAKEUP
Dare to wear deeper lip color such as burgundy or tomato red; And add drama to your eyes with a classic cat eye, or try a copper eye shadow.

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– LAYERS
As the temperature drops, pick up the cardigans, vests, scarves etc… Instantly gives an outfit dimension and oomph.

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– PATTERN MIX
A big fashion trend this Fall. Mix and pair your favorite prints and patterns!

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– CARDIGANS
Rock the preppy style with a nice cardi as they are perfect for school and/or work and can be worn it different ways.

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– “NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY” RULE OUT
We are in 2013 anyways, who says to follow the rules? Wear that sexy white dress, and buy that beautiful white coat or blazer!

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Here are a few essentials that are best for Summer-Fall transition:

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– Denim Jacket
– Plaid Shirt
– Shorts: leather, plaid, or in dark colors. (not to wear with sandals)

Oxfords are Back for Fall with a Twist

This Fall, oxford shoes are back! … with a twist:

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Perforated (top left)        Leather Mesh          Cowhide Pointy (top right)       Studded           Jill Sanders                   3.1 Phillip Lim            Jeffrey Campbell                   Rachel Roy

Oxford shoes are perfect for the summer/fall transition and most appropriate for back to school!

Lucy Hale wearing Dolce Vita Oxfords.
Lucy Hale wearing Dolce Vita Oxfords.
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Naomi Watts wearing wing tip Giorgio Armani
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Olivia Palermo wearing Sergio Rossi metal oxfords

FLASHBACK!! Throw Back Thursday: 1960’s Retro Swimwear

imageThis summer throw back to the summer of 1963 and try on a retro 1960 style swimsuit!

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Bathing suits from Southbeachswimsuits.com, Norma Kamali, Mara Hoffman and Nanette Lepore.
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Taylor Swift in a high waisted 1960’s style swimsuit. Source: US magazine

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