Monthly Archives: March 2012

BaubleBar Happy Hour

Winter skipped right over us in Miami. I can’t say I’m surprised. Just a little disappointed that my “winter” wardrobe didn’t really see much action except for those 3 days I spent in NYC in early February.  But that’s why I have accessories to turn to in the coming loooong summer months. It’s the only thing we really get to do well in this little city sauna we call home. Hence my new (and very quickly becoming serious) relationship (read: obsession) with BaubleBar.

For today’s Happy Hour, if you haven’t already heard of BaubleBar, you should probably become acquainted quickly. No, really. They’re basically just like that crazy dream accessories closet you see in movies about girls who don’t know they’re royalty but suddenly inherit a ridiculous amount of jewelry in every imaginable style to wear around their new palace while lounging on a silk chais being courted by the new prince she swears she’s only marginally interested in. The difference is that you can actually afford to bedeck yourself in their finest pieces without having to come across some sort of secret inheritance – a modern fairy tale to warm your heart.

Here are a few of my favorites – some of which I’ve been eyeing as a birthday treat… Hint!

 

 

In this post:

1) BaubleBar Acrylic Monogram – Extra Large

2) BaubleBar Pollock Cuff

3) BaubleBar Casati Cuff

4) BaubleBar Twitter-plate

5) BaubleBar Acrylic Monogram – Medium

MBIFW 2012 Swimwear: Pais del Sol

Hailing from Ecuador, Pais del Sol showed two collections at Miami Beach International Fashion Week, with most models flaunting their traditional handmade Panama hats. Since 2008, Pais del Sol has been working on small collections rather than mass-produced items in an effort to create a more personalized design experience. These two collections at Miami Fashion Week were examples of their varied style, with one being ethnically influenced and the other made with environmentally friendly dyes and fabrics.

See more pics from this show and other Miami Fashion Week events on our Facebook page. 

 

 

Note: All original photographs taken by Tony Espinoza for Bubbles & Ink. Please credit accordingly. 

MBIFW 2012 Swimwear: De Lancret

Launched in 2006, De Lancret is Brazilian designer Helen Victoria’s swimwear collection. Featuring mostly classic styles in clean prints and flattering fits, Helen says her designs are aimed at making her clients feel classic with a touch of the “offbeat.”

See more pics from this show and other Miami Fashion Week events on our Facebook page. 

Note: All original photographs taken by Tony Espinoza for Bubbles & Ink. Please credit accordingly. 

 

 

MBIFW 2012 Swimwear: Emma

Emma Swimwear’s debut collection at Miami Beach International Fashion Week brought with it the warmth of the Greek Isles, home to emerging designer Emmanuela Iliaki. Despite this being her first collection, Emma has enjoyed top-level fashion experience, working previously for esteemed fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen. Partial to prints that favor the bohemian, Emma names her inspiration as the elements and simplicity of nature. You can keep up with Emma Swimwear on Facebook.

See more Fashion Week pics on our Facebook page. 

Note: All original images taken by Tony Espinoza for Bubbles & Ink. Please credit accordingly. 

 

 

MBIFW 2012 Swimwear: Minka

Minka Swimwear Last Walks - Miami Beach International Fashion Week 2012

Miami Beach International Fashion Week wrapped on the 24th and we’ve been working hard to get some images up as quickly as possible for your viewing pleasure. Though I’m admittedly not much of a swimwear fan, I’ve plucked out a few favorite pieces from the Swimwear Showcase last week.

Below you’ll find Minka Swimwear by Bahamian designer Latoya Moxey. Think Bond Girl meets Greek goddess. The cuts were simple, clean, and referential of the 1970’s in a very sexy-spy-movie kind of aesthetic. You can see more Minka designs on Facebook and can expect to see the collection in upscale boutiques later this year.

I’ll be updating the blog with pics from my favorite shows, so keep checking back. You can also see more pics from the show on our Facebook page.

 

Note: All original images taken by Tony Espinoza for Bubbles & Ink. Please credit accordingly.