Swim Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim dives into Miami next week, but unless you’re a fashion editor or buyer, you can’t get in to the shows. In tonight’s Style File, 7’s Belkys Nerey shows us how you can still party like a fashion insider.

WSVN — Suit up, fashionistas!

Miami Magazine is hosting a fab swim week party for locals next Wednesday night called “Splashion” at the iconic Fillmore Miami Beach’.

Diana Riser, Publisher, Miami Magazine: “The highlight is a mini concert by Nico & Vinz. They are going to be performing their new hit that everyone has heard on the radio, ‘Am I Wrong.'”

For $25, you’ll get to see the mini concert and watch the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders strut the runway in the latest swimwear designs.

Diana Riser: “They’re modeling some amazing lines. We have Cuban Rice, Kareena’s, Kriado, Vizcaya, La Martina, My Bestfriend’s Closet.”

If you’re looking to be pampered, or get a new look for summer…

Diana Riser: “We have Dry de Luxe there with a hair bar doing touchups, and then we have NailRepublic doing polish changes and great chair massages.”

And, if you want designer cocktails and gourmet food, upgrade to VIP.

Diana Riser: “We also have VIP tickets at $50 and VVIP at $100. We have Stoli Vodka, Onli drinks, and some great restaurants will be serving in our VIP areas.”

Another soirée not to be missed: Fashion blogger Annie Vazquez is hosting “Escape Miami” at the National Hotel on Saturday, July 19th.

Annie Vazquez, Fashion Blogger, The Fashion Poet: “Escape Miami is a Swim Week lounge. It’s a great party, from 12 to 5, where you can can get complimentary spa treatments, cocktails, food. We will have do-it-yourself flower crown making classes.”

There will be a fashion show, and you can shop the latest in swimwear, sunglasses, shoes and even a new jewelry line that’s all about the M-I-A.

Annie Vazquez: “I teamed up with Miami designer Taudrey, and I wanted to put together a Miami collection. We have flamingo rings, flamingo necklaces, charm bracelets that say “I Heart Miami.”

The “Escape Miami” party is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP.

And if you want something unique, the new French boutique Roses and Dreams is hosting a series of pop-up parties at the swank Villa Azur on July 18th and 19th.

Valerie Engel, Owner, Roses and Dreams Boutique: “They are the latest trends you can find in Paris.”

While you’re having dinner or drinks at the French restaurant, the models will come around in different suits and resort wear, and you can buy whatever you fancy.

Valerie Engel: “Lace pants, lace dresses, hippie chic trousers, velvet flare. Our brands are unique in Miami Beach. You cannot find them anywhere else.”

Oui oui! No one knows how to rock a swimsuit better than the 3-0-5!

Tickets to “Splashion” will sell out fast, so buy them now. Again, the cost is $25, or VIP tickets from $50 to $100. WSVN viewers get a 20 percent discount using the promotion code “SWIM.”


Wednesday, July 16th
Splashion at the Fillmore Miami Beach
1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach FL 33139
Main event 8-11 p.m.
VVIP Meet & Greet 6:30-8 p.m.
General admission $25, VIP $50, VVIP $100
Use code SWIM for a 20 percent discount.


Saturday, July 19th
Escape Miami Style Lounge at the National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach FL
Noon-5 p.m.
The event is complimentary to attend.
Must be 21 or over to attend.


Roses & Dreams Boutique
Fashion Show and Trunk Show at Villa Azur
309 23rd Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Friday, July 18th at 9:30 p.m. and a Fall/Winter preview the following evening, Saturday, July 19th at 9:30 p.m.