SKYY® VODKA DEBUTS LIMITED EDITION AMERICAN BEAUTY BOTTLE DESIGNED BY MONICA WISE AND L*SPACE SWIM

San Francisco-based SKYY Vodka, the number-one premium vodka made in America, has intoduced an exclusive and stylish Skyy bikini bottle wetSKYY Vodka American Beauty Bottle designed by popular US contemporary swimwear line L*SPACE Swim (and designer Monica Wise). Available for a limited time during the summer months and perfect for celebrating the Fourth of July all the way through Labor Day, the iconic cobalt SKYY Vodka bottle will be dressed in a chic L*Space Swim designed bikini in a fun Star Spangled Print.

The essentials for poolside and beach festivities include a refreshing and sophisticated vodka cocktail and a stylish bikini – the SKYY Vodka and L*Space Swim partnership brings together two fun, fashionable and, most importantly, sexy, products for the ultimate summer recipe.

Our partnership with SKYY Vodka rings true on so many levels; we are both focused on style, sophistication, and celebrating in true American form,” explains L*SPACE Swim Creative Director and Designer Monica Wise. “I’m honored that I was asked to design a custom L*SPACE Swim bikini graphic on SKYY’s Vodka’s beautiful bottle, that ultimately led to a real-life bikini we will be selling to our fans.”

The SKYY Vodka American Beauty Bottle is ideal for summer cocktailing occasions, and making the perfect sun-loving pair, L*Space Swim will also introduce a custom bikini Inspired by the bottle design – the L*Space Swim for SKYY Vodka Bikini. Both the bottle and bikini will feature an iconic, eye-catching stars and stripes design which celebrates premium, American-made products in a fun, sexy way.

As American brands, the SKYY Vodka and L*Space Swim collaboration celebrates US pride and is a unique way to add a fashionable twist to our iconic cobalt blue SKYY bottle,” said Umberto Luchini, Head of Marketing, SKYY Vodka. “This limited-edition bottle is an excellent demonstration of the American-made craftsmanship and modern style that SKYY Vodka has been committed to since we were founded in San Francisco 21 years ago.”

The L*Space Swim for SKYY Vodka Bikini will be available for a limited time at www.mollybrownsswimwear.com  for a suggested retail price of $143.00. The SKYY Vodka American Beauty Limited Edition Bottle can be found at your local liquor store for a suggested retail price of 750 ml ($18.49).

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/SKYYVodka or Twitter: @HYPERLINK “http://www.twitter.com/skyyvodka”SKYYVodka #AmericanBeauty.

L*SPACE BY MONICA WISE TO FEATURE NEW RESORT LINE AT MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK SWIM 2014 IN MIAMI

New Resort/Spring/Summer 2014 Collection features Flattering Silhouettes & Flirty Detail with a Chic Color Palette Accessorized With Smooth Skin From Hair Removal Leader Veet®

This summer, celebrity favored swim brand L*SPACE by Monica Wise Presented by Veet, will showcase a never-before-seen Resort and Spring/Summer 2014 Swimwear Collection during a private runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 in Miami on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 6PM at The Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). L*SPACE by Monica Wise is internationally recognized for its luxury swimwear and resortwear for the surfer-chic yet fashion forward female that desires both quality design and a sexy-sophisticated style, as well as transitional pieces for every mood and occasion.

L*SPACE by Monica Wise Spring/Summer 2014 (Images Provided by Kristina Lynch/APR-Alliance)

L*SPACE by Monica Wise Spring/Summer 2014 (Images Provided by Kristina Lynch/APR-Alliance)

The swimwear and resortwear line are united with sophisticated pastel color palates including pistachio green, sea shell pink and powder blue; gem tones in berry, pebble and plum; primary solids in daffodil, paprika, peacock and periwinkle as well as classic black and white. Always on trend, designer Monica Wise adds to the season Aztec prints, geometric shapes, snakeskin, watercolor and old-world Caribbean and galactic map patterns that complete the overall theme of endless travel with a contemporary edge. Select pieces also feature flirty embellishments from laser cuts to knotting and lace or strategic accents of fringe and ruffle.

L*SPACE by Monica Wise Spring/Summer 2014 (Images Provided by Kristina Lynch/APR-Alliance)

L*SPACE by Monica Wise Spring/Summer 2014 (Images Provided by Kristina Lynch/APR-Alliance)

While the brand is best known for its seamless combination of fit and function, Wise takes it one step further and provides women with endless silhouette options suiting everybody, style and swim wear opportunity. Reversible, mix-and-match styles, as well as bikini tops with adjustable straps, can all be refashioned into an off-the-beach look when paired with a loose, transparent tank or low back dress, for the trendy dare-to-bare sheer effect. The one-piece will return and make a statement, altering the traditional look with molded cups and cut outs while offering both comfort and confidence for any age.

L*SPACE by Monica Wise Spring/Summer 2014 (Images Provided by Kristina Lynch/APR-Alliance)

L*SPACE by Monica Wise Spring/Summer 2014 (Images Provided by Kristina Lynch/APR-Alliance)

From conception, Monica Wise’s sought out to create trend-setting suits with a fresh and innovative approach that translates movement, colors and style in highly desirable and wearable pieces. Today, the internationally acclaimed swimwear label has garnered an iconic status in the worldwide haute couture beach fashion scene and has been worn by celebrities Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Lea Michele, Rihanna, Jessica Alba, Leann Rimes, Gwen Stefani, as well as reality stars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Kristin Cavallari, Padma Lakshmi, Melissa Gorga and more.

This year, L*SPACE by Monica Wise teams up with leading maker of at-home hair removal creams and waxes Veet® as the presenting sponsor of the collection. “The ultimate swimwear accessory is smooth skin, so Veet was a natural choice as a partner,” says Wise. “We both want to help women feel their most beautiful and most confident all summer long from head to toe.”

(Additional sponsors include summer essential brands blo – Blow Dry Bar – Midtown Miami, Stila Cosmetics and Ipanema for a full beach-ready look.)

POKO PANO TO CELEBRATE THE HISTORY OF BRAZIL ON THE RUNWAY AT MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK SWIM 2014 IN MIAMI

For its Summer/Summer 2014 Collection (and her sixth time showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami), Poko Pano designer Paola Robba will pay homage to the brand’s birthplace and showcase designs inspired by the myths, legends and beliefs of Brazil.

Preview of Poko Pano Spring/Summer 2014 Collection (Images Provided by Kristina Lynch of APR-Alliance)

Preview of Poko Pano Spring/Summer 2014 Collection (Images Provided by Kristina Lynch of APR-Alliance)

Poko Pano by Paola Robba (www.pokopano.com.br) is an internationally recognized swimwear brand best known for its sexy styles and playful prints. For this collection, she highlights the country’s coveted tropical climate through the use of soft pastels and warm tones in turquoise, lilac, burnt orange and cranberry. Prints are woven through the designs and act as a narrative around South America’s most symbolic (and iconic) beings from Saint George – the Patron Saint of Portugal and Bumba Meu Boi – a mythical bull, to the lands most respected animals such as penguins and jaguars. Select looks are also complimented by creative embellishments such as gold-plated hardware on bikini tops and bottoms as well as handmade, eco-friendly beads created by a small community in Brazil that utilizes local materials to produce unique designs and colors.

Preview of Poko Pano Spring/Summer 2014 Collection (Images Provided by Kristina Lynch of APR-Alliance)

Preview of Poko Pano Spring/Summer 2014 Collection (Images Provided by Kristina Lynch of APR-Alliance)

All forty looks will continue to offer the highest quality Lycra® and are styled to fit sunbathing beauties that prefer a smaller cut and to highlight the body’s most favored assets. From classic one-pieces to flirty bikinis offered as a halter, triangle top or structured bandeau, Poko Pano by Paola Robba will also introduce beach-ready apparel such as free-flowing kaftans and relaxed, light-weight pants, to be worn alone or as a part of your chic pool-side ensemble.

The Poko Pano by Paola Robba 2014 Spring/Summer Collection is scheduled for Friday, July 19 at 7PM at The Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach).

 

SIGHTS & SOUNDS AT… THE NINTH ANNUAL LA MARTINA MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX TOURNAMENT

Event Photos by Sheldon Baldie & Inta Gansone/Staff Photographers

Other Images Provided by Elliott Stares/La Martina

The ninth annual La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup IX ended on Sunday, April 28th with a riveting men’s final that had the capacity crowd on the edge of their seats, as defending team champions, The Raleigh/Comcast, narrowly edged through to beat the La Martina team 12-10, to retain the coveted title. More than 10,000 people attended this year’s tournament over the four days that featured the world’s top professional polo players from as far as Russia, Switzerland and Malaysia, as well as the very best from South America.

Opening Night of the 2013 LaMartina MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX-2

Opening Night of the 2013 LaMartina MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX-2 (Photo Credit: Sheldon Baldie)

Opening Night of the 2013 LaMartina MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX-2

Opening Night of the 2013 LaMartina MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX-2 (Photo Credit: Sheldon Baldie)

The traditional post-event awards ceremony was held at the end of each tournament to celebrate the winning teams from both competitions, during which Robert Kiger, owner of Elegante Polo, presented the trophy to the women’s champions and Adrian Simonetti, president of La Martina, did the honors for the men’s.

Awards Ceremonies at the MatchPlay at the  2013 LaMartina MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX-1 (Credit: LaMartina)

Awards Ceremonies at the MatchPlay at the 2013 LaMartina MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX-1 (Credit: LaMartina)

The Raleigh Hotel/Comcast team, comprised of Bash Kazi, John Gobin, Juan Monteverde and David Totari, trailed by two goals at halftime but exploded with six third chukker goals to ride past a talented La Martina foursome, consisting of Santi Torres, Carlos Gracida and Guillermo Steta, to win during a closely fought final afternoon match.

General Atmosphere at  the 2013 LaMartina MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX-1 (Photo Credit: Sheldon Baldie)

General Atmosphere at the 2013 LaMartina MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX-1 (Photo Credit: Sheldon Baldie)

General Atmosphere at  the 2013 LaMartina MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX-1 (Photo Credit: Sheldon Baldie)

General Atmosphere at the 2013 LaMartina MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP IX-1 (Photo Credit: Sheldon Baldie)

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CAFFÉ SWIMWEAR TO CELEBRATE HIGH-FASHION & EASY, NATIVE ELEGANCE AT MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK SWIM 2014 IN MIAMI

Back to Nature with Caffé Swimwear

Returning for its fifth presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 in Miami, Caffé Swimwear (www.caffeswimwear.com) will be showcasing for Spring/Summer 2014 – a collection inspired by Colombia’s distinct natural regions including its beaches, jungles, mountains and abundant flora and fauna and highlighting its tropical colors, animal prints and floral patterns. The luxury women’s swimwear and apparel brand has quickly developed an international following since its introduction to the market in 2004. Designer Paula Saavedra is best known for elevating beachwear to high-fashion status with chic, sexy and undeniably stylish silhouettes for women who love to glam-up their warm-weather wardrobe.

Caffé Swimwear 2014 (Images courtesy of APR)

Caffé Swimwear 2014 (Images courtesy of APR)

Powerful yet serene, elegant yet modern, each piece utilizes high-end fabrics with seamless stitching for a flattering fit that won’t dig up into the hips. The brands transitional styles are made for the jet-setting lifestyle or for the laid-back with an eye for luxury, making them truly unique to the market and embodying the full essence of beach glamour.

Caffé Swimwear 2014 (Images courtesy of APR)

Caffé Swimwear 2014 (Images courtesy of APR)

Caffé Swimwear 2014 (Images courtesy of APR)

Caffé Swimwear 2014 (Images courtesy of APR)

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