Hello everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful Monday. I'm back after a few days of vacation. Well actually it wasn't quite like that (no I wasn't sipping caipirinhas in Rio de Janeiro, I wish). I think that a lot of you already know that last week was Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim , where all the top swimwear designers show their collections for summer 2014 here in Miami. I actually got to do some really hard volunteer work with the shows that took place at The Raleigh Hotel and at the Miami Beach Convention Center. That's one of the great things about being a fashion student at the Miami International University of Art and Design, they motivate us to be part of everything fashion that is going on in Miami. I literally did everything: I put together gift bags, inflated about 50 beach balls, got wet, sweat like pig, got frizzy hair, helped put together the backstage, I was in charge of sponsor seating in one of the venues, did guest check in, and worked as a dresser. Let me tell you, that was a lot of work in four days. All work and no play but it was great. Today my feet hurt, my legs hurt, my butt hurts, and I think I even might've lost a couple of pounds from being on my feet up and down all day long (the pros of working in fashion).
This was my Thursday to Sunday schedule. On Thursday I got to volunteer to set up the official kick off party celebrating 25 years of Roxy with Roxy Pop Surf, on Friday morning I worked backstage at the tents and then in the afternoon I did sponsor seating, which was pretty cool because I actually got to see the shows for Agua Bendita, Dolores Cortés, and Beach Bunny, Saturday I was doing guest check-in at the Sun-Covered party presented by Ocean Drive Magazine, and on Sunday I was a dresser for the swimwear show organized by the Swimwear Association of Florida at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This precise show was huge and really cool and I was impressed of how well organized it was. There were more than 300 looks and a legion of models. I had to dress two models, about 6 looks each, it was hectic but an amazing experience. At the end of the day this is what its all about, learning, experiencing, meeting new people and having fun while doing it.
I didn't get to take any pictures because we're not allowed but here are the videos from the shows I got to be part of. I can't wait to get my hands on a couple of those bikinis next summer!
Until my next fashion adventure guys! Enjoy the sexy ladies!
Beach Bunny designer Angela Chittenden with her models after the successful show.
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