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Style Week Resort in Miami

I wish I was cool enough to deliver this post to you without having to admit to the perpetual sense of excitement I’ve been feeling since Friday. But the truth is that half the time I was in awe of the fact that I was seated directly behind Project Accessory designers Nina Cortes and Brian Burkhardt (my two favorites), and the other half of the time was spent wondering how I’d managed to get my name on the guest list for what I have affectionately dubbed as Project Runway heaven.

I’m embarrassed to admit I was a little starstruck. But it’s not very often that Miami gets to experience a CFDA-approved fashion week aimed at launching the careers of emerging (and seriously talented) designers — though we seem to have had our healthy share of events as of late. And though I’m always quite vocal about my often-confounded feelings about this city, there is a sense of pride for my hometown in knowing we not only hosted Style Week Resort but did it with ease and delivered what now seems like the obviously natural fit for this event.

Project Runway alumns Jonathan Joseph Peters and Janeane Marie delivered clean, chic, and quite wearable pieces, JJP with beautifully colored lace and JM with sleek, geometric style. Alessandra Gold offered up deliciously urban flair with a small crew ceremoniously break-dancing their way through the closing.

I’m still relishing in the buzz of fresh fashion and the possibility of such caliber events finding a permanent home in our backyard. But you can make up your own mind: Check out the styles for yourself by heading over to SoFlaNights.com’s recap page. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Mondo Guerra for Nanette Lepore

Last week’s episode of Project Runway All Stars found quirky designer Mondo Guerra in the winner’s circle again, this time with an item worthy of Nanette Lepore’s approval.

The result of a runway challenge aimed at maximizing profit while working within a budget, Mondo’s dress combines five different prints and fabrics to create a playful smock appropriate for casual days and flirty dates alike.

Not surprisingly, The Mystery Dress (shown left), sold out almost immediately. But it is currently available for pre-order on nanettelepore.com, shipping again on May 15th.

Retailing for $298, all proceeds from this garment will benefit the Save the Garment Center organization in New York City. Order yours here.

In the meantime, you can snatch up some of Mondo’s other items in his online shop.

Project Runway airs Thursdays on Lifetime at 10:00 p.m.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Hey, loves. Happy Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re spending it with your better half or celebrating with friends (or maybe even boycotting the whole thing), I wish you a day filled with love and beauty.

I’m feeling the love this fine day, so I’m sharing an item from one of my favorite Project Runway designers, Mondo Guerra. Though this limited edition tee will likely be gone in a blink, there are still tons of other awesome items on the site and you can get them for 20% less today by using Facebook code fb20 at checkout.