Fashion’s Night Out 2012 will go down as one of the most fun events I’ve ever attended! Not only was I asked to host the third floor Miami Spice event at Macy’s Aventura Mall, but I had the chance to interview supermodel Niki Taylor (in Rachel by Rachel Roy), one of the official hosts for the night.
During the late 90′s and early 2000′s I followed Niki’s career across the many glossy pages she graced, so it was a total dream come true. Anyone who has had the pleasure to meet this fashion icon can attest to what a sweet and down-to-earth person she really is. Thank you Niki for making my night so special!
Macy’s at Aventura had some amazing events going on. The Real Housewives of New York star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps (in Michael Kors dress) was in the house and excited fans got to gab about the latest episodes and snap some photos with her. She and I briefly chatted about fashion and she told me she has an apparel line she is working on and plans to debut during the Housewives reunion show so watch out for that!
I asked her whether she considered us curvy girls while creating the line and the Countess confirmed that she not only had us in mind but also women who travel often. That has me written all over it! I can’t wait to see what she has in store!
Dominican stunner Julissa Bermudez (in Rachel by Rachel Roy) from Empire Girls hosted a shopping party for Miami fashionistas and excited fans who were dying to find out if the show was getting renewed for a second season. I had the pleasure to interview her for Latina Magazine so keep an eye out for that soon!
My favorite dress of the night was worn by Luciana Scarabello of NBC’s Fashion Star. She wore a Rachel by Rachel Roy dress in purple that had a stunning dip in the back….so sexy! What I loved the most about it was that she pushed out of her comfort zone to wear it last night. She mentioned to me in the green room that she doesn’t normally wear dresses like but that she felt more confident when she saw how much we loved it on her!
As part of the Miami Spice events, Bongo’s/Lario’s on the Beach brought samples of their delicious arroz con pollo (yellow chicken and rice) which was a hit with the crowd. Morton’s Steak House and Il Mulino also had delicious bites that shoppers couldn’t get enough of.
The biggest stars of the night were Bacardi and Stella Artois who had a huge line of people queuing up for drink tickets! To learn more about my outfit ( INC International Concepts Dress, Rachel Roy Shoes) Click here!