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Guria Beachwear 2012 Collection at Miami Fashion Week

We at MyLifeonandofftheGuestList.com get invited to several events across the country but we can’t always attend so we rely on Contributing Writers to get the scoop on these fab events for us. Our savior this week is Deon Medwynter, who attended the Guria Beachwear Collection show at Funkshion Miami Beach Fashion Week. Check out her recap below:

All eyes were on Patti Stanger as she walked the runway in the Guria Beachwear Fashion Show last weekend during Funkshion Fashion Week in Miami Beach. She looked amazing in her first look, a classic black bikini inspired by SENSA® and designed by Brazilian designer, Camila Ckless.

Stylish, retro High-Waisted beachwear bottoms and Bandeau tops were among the trends seen on the runway. Distinctively, silver and 14K gold hardware embellished the bikinis. Design patterns varied from animal print to solid hues with a color palette of coral, purple, white, green, and blue.

The models closed the shows by tossing a few Beach Balls as they exited the runway, it made for a playful atmosphere and an enjoyable evening.

Guria Beachwear and the SENSA® Weight-Loss System teamed up to help women get excited about beach season and embrace their bodies. SENSA® seeks to empower women to achieve a healthy weight while enjoying a full and happy life, and Guria Beachwear’s fresh, vibrant styles are the perfect complement to let women look and feel good in their own skin. Patti Stanger swears by the SENSA® Weight-Loss System. So far she has lost 30 pounds and recommends the product to anyone hoping to control their food cravings.

SENSA® is a leading weight-loss tool and lifestyle brand developed by Dr. Alan Hirsch that has helped many people to lose weight.

Patti and local Chef, Jouvens Jean sprinkled SENSA® onto their pre-fashion show snack to feel full faster.

Patti Stanger Photos by: Giovanni Catalanello

Veronica Brett Pop-Up Shop to Benefit YSC

Veronica Brett, www.veronicabrett.com, the first luxury collection of swimwear created especially for breast cancer survivors, announces its first Pop-Up Shop. Featuring
swimwear and accessories, the Veronica Brett Pop-Up Shop will be held on June 16th, from 1-4 pm, at Margaret Thatcher Projects, 539 West 23rd Street, Ground Fl. One-piece swimsuits, bikinis, sarongs, and caftans will be available for purchase and will occupy the gallery space alongside the work of Carlos Estrada-Vega:
Building a Painting.

Pop-Up Shop customers will be able to select from colorful 1-pc and 2-pc swimsuits in the season’s hottest colors: Tangerine Tango and brilliant Turquoise. Also on hand will be Veronica Brett classic swim styles in Black and Ivory. The Veronica Brett collection features elegant silhouettes including one-shoulder bikinis, plunging lace-up halters, and a retro boy short.

10% of all sales from the Pop-Up Shop to Young Survival Coalition. YSC was the first nonprofit organization to focus exclusively on the unique needs of young women affected by breast cancer. Founded by young survivors for young survivors, YSC offers free programs, support, and educational materials so that young women with breast cancer know they are not alone. For more information, visit www.youngsurvival.org.

Rica Swimwear Launch with Model Jessica White

Supermodel Jessica White was on hand to help launch a vibrant and sensuous new swimwear collection from designer, Ava Sanjurjo called Rica Swimwear. The second collection of Rica Swimwear will launch at Miami Swim Week this July. The collection featured a custom line of extraordinary, fashion–forward bikini and one piece styles that will be definite standouts on the runway as well as the beach.

Specially created with luxurious fabrics from Spain, and featuring exquisite detailing,, each of Rica Swimwear’s unique swimsuits and cover-ups feature innovative designs that are hand crafted into flattering shapes that make women look and feel their very best.

My favorite looks included the black bikini with the bright colorblock piping (this only comes in a one-piece) and the red one-piece with sheer black inserts – both exude lots of sex appeal
Ava Sanjurjo was born and raised in the Bronx, and her love affair with fashion began early on in life. Drawing from her families’ influences, including her grandmother’s colorful collection of accessories and her sister’s new wave ensembles, Ava was further inspired by the 90s fashion photography and local music scene, and fueled her passion by enrolling in the renowned High School of Fashion Industries.  Upon graduation, Ava continued her education at the world famous Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where she studied under some of the brightest and most creative minds in fashion.

Veronica Brett Spring 2012 Swimwear Collection

Spring is here which means it it time to get swimsuit ready, not just getting yourself in shape but shopping for flattering and cute swimsuits. For Spring/Summer 2012, the Veronica Brett Swimwear Collection is all about bold color and graphic prints. Keeping in step with the brights and eye-catching graphics trends, the Veronica Brett 2012 Spring Collection offers one and two-piece suits in bold colors such as neon orange, lime green, crisp white, etc and cover-ups and sarongs in fun graphics in black/white, blue/white etc.


But the true awesomeness of Veronica Brett Swimwear is not its great colors or styles, it is the fact that it is a luxury collection of swimwear fashioned especially for breast cancer survivors and women who have had risk-reducing mastectomies. As stated in my previous coverage of Veronica Brett Swimwear, they offer “sexy, classic and sophisticated, our figure-flattering suits accentuate all of a woman’s beautiful features. Interior pockets conceal a lightweight swim form as well as properly fit a reconstructed breast. The suits have been strategically designed to conceal surgical scars while still giving a semblance of cleavage. Chic and sophisticated, they are meant for lounging at the pool and walks on the beach.” One favorite style is the below Front-lacing Halter One Piece

Show as much or as little cleavage as you want. Vertical lines elongate a shorter torso while putting all the concentration on the smile on your face. To shop or learn more about the Veronica Brett Swim Collection, visit http://www.veronicabrett.com. A percentage of annual sales of Veronica Brett swimwear to breast cancer research and to organizations that provide support services.