The past five days have been a flurry of beautiful bathing suits, late night cocktail parties, breathtaking catwalk shows and celebrity sightings as Swim Week 2013 took over South Beach, Miami.
On Saturday night, Boca Raton gathered at the Highbar, on the roof of South Beach’s Dream Hotel, for the stunning Fashion's Fight Against Parkinson's fashion show for a great cause.
Two swimwear lines debuted for more than 200 guests by the serene rooftop pool. A thunderstorm initially threatened the event, but not a drop fell on the open event.
The evening also included delicious bites from the Dream Hotel (including watermelon-cherry tomato-cheese skewers and burger sliders), an open bar, refreshing energy drinks from Nawgan, and music from DJ Nova.
Before the poolside swimsuit show began, Fashion’s Fight founder and model Shannon Rusbuldt thanked the crowd and international music sensation Henry Santos spoke briefly before running backstage to model a piece from Luba Swimwear.
Luba Swimwear, a budding swim line from Boca Raton designer Nicole Zuralow, was shown first. Luba’s line of sleek swimwear solids consisted of luxurious bikinis and matching sarong skirts. Male models (including New England Patriots player Bret Lockett) helped display solid-colored square cut shorts.
Luba models were frosted with beautiful jewelry pieces from Sparkle of Life, a local Delray Beach company.
The latest Bika swimwear collection followed Luba’s lead, and included brightly colored bikinis, monokinis decorated in sparkles and sequins, and sheer coverups.
All proceeds from the glamorous evening were donated to the Wilkins Parkinson’s Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about Parkinson’s Disease.
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