Style / Insights

Flip-Flops Show Their School Spirit

The new University line from Havaianas shows college pride.

February 07, 2011



We already celebrated the Super Bowl this month, but as any football fan knows Florida has a trinity of football powerhouses: the University of Miami, the University of Florida and Florida State University. Show off your school spirit with a new pair of flip-flops ($22) from the Havaianas University line, which includes the University of Miami (pictured above) as well as Georgetown, Vanderbilt, and the University of California among others.


 

Accessories with Voice

Designer Daniela Swaebe lets our inner intentions shine with customized bracelets.

February 03, 2011

When it comes to accessories this month, forego the bling and keep things chic and simple with a little help from local jewelry designer Daniela Swaebe. The customizable bracelets in the Virtue collection exude a positive vibe and a little humor: Select the band and materials you want, and then choose a favorite word to inscribe (VIRTUE, LOVE, PEACE, PURITY, DO YOU, or one you think up). For spring, we’re digging rose gold (pictured, $625). Available at Sabbia, The Ritz-Carlton, 455 Grand Bay Drive, 305-365-4570


 

Choo's New Scent

The stiletto king introduces a sexy new fragrance.

January 28, 2011


The house of Jimmy Choo is launching a new fragrance that offers its take on a modern scent: rich, exotic overtones sure to make its wearer unforgettable.


 

Florida Watch Style

Hublot Genève pays tribute to Bal Harbour.

January 28, 2011

To celebrate the opening of its first Stateside boutique, Swiss watch master Hublot Genève has launched two Bal Harbour models, limited to 25 pieces each and available exclusively at its BHS outlet. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave.


 

Guy Next Door

How Perry Ellis’ Sexiest Guy Next Door winner, David M. Herskovits lives.

January 27, 2011


“I love Miami… The fact that I can go running on the beach, golf 36 holes, surf in the late afternoon and still be right in the mix of one of the best sports worldwide to dine and party.”

MIAMI FAVES
Dinner
: Prime One Twelve and Nobu Miami Beach; Joe’s Stone Crab for the creamed spinach, hash browns and jumbo-select claws
Drinks: Gran Patrón Platinum with a splash of pineapple juice and lime
Dancing: Skybar at the Shore Club South Beach, outside on a “bed”

THREADS
Jeans
: 7 For All Mankind
Footwear: Gucci drivers, Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes, Prada America’s Cup sneakers
Casual: Perry Ellis, Vilebrequin, Brooks Brothers sport coat and slim-fit polo shirts, Polo Ralph Lauren terry-cloth polo, Vineyard Vines washed-twill pants and shorts, Adidas ClimaCool for sports
Formal: Armani and Prada suits, but I usually create my own custom suits from various tailors for the perfect fit; skinny silk Hermès neckties; R. Hanauer bow ties

GROOMING
Cut
: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach
Cologne: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme
Products: I use Anthony Logistics for Men quite obsessively, from hair gel to facial moisturizer to body lotion. If I had to choose just one, it would have to be the Razor Burn Repair lotion.

EXTRAS
Ride
: Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Cabriolet
Watch: Rolex’s Platinum Yacht-Master. It’s survived more than a few boating accidents.
Gadget: I love my iPhone 4.


 

Argentinean Style

A look around Etiqueta Negra’s Aventura outpost.

January 21, 2011

Etiqueta Negra is an Argentinean luxury brand that outfits life in the fast lane. Its masculine design aesthetic has created a style buzz among elite shoppers the world over. Store manager Rodrigo Montemarani explains the power behind the supercharged Aventura outpost.

DARING LOOKS
Even the most traditional men are becoming more adventurous in their fashion choices. They’re now opting for daring silhouettes—like a sophisticated, well-made, slimcut garment.

ATMOSPHERE
The décor of our store is dark and masculine. Wood paneling, iconic black-and-white photographs and antique trunks pay homage to Argentina’s rich past, and  allow customers to feel like they’re a part of this history.

STAR POWER
Jake Gyllenhaal, Gerard Butler and Daniel Craig all love our styles.

Montemarani’s Top Picks

Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd.

By Madalyn Rothman

 

Model of the Moment

An up-and-comer plucked from the masses by Bruce Weber.

January 17, 2011

Chris Lancaster

23, Sagittarius, 6’2”
Wilhelmina Models

Another natural beauty discovered by Miami’s Bruce Weber. Many think this talented newcomer could be the next Ashton Kutcher.

Fantasy entourage: Will Ferrell, Charlie Sheen and Tupac
Favorite TV family: The Banks family from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Turn-ons: A good sense of humor, blonde hair
Turn-off: Neediness
Worst job: I was a car washer for a few years. Trust me, doing it in 100-plus-degree weather is not fun.
Song you’re embarrassed to love: California Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie”

By Jose Ortiz

 

Shave Haven

Where to go for an English style straight razor shave, a manicure and a scotch.

January 11, 2011

Get the perfect cut and shave at Sloane Square Barbers & Shoppe’s South Beach location, replete with an old-school vibe and barbers who understand that guys like a little pampering too sometimes—even if they won’t admit it. 1322 Alton Road, Miami Beach


 

Ann Taylor's New Look

Glitz and glamour abound at Ann Taylor’s new Aventura concept store.

January 03, 2011

From the boudoir-style chandelier that drips from the ceiling to the sequin clad duds, the new Ann Taylor concept store screams glamour and we love it. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd.


 

Ulysse Nardin Lands Stateside

The watchmaker’s first American store lands in Boca Raton.

December 21, 2010


FROM LEFT: Randy Johnson (BACK) helps cut the ribbon at the new Ulysse Nardin boutique; ladies Executive Dual Time watches

Amid great fanfare at the Town Center at Boca Raton mall, Ulysse Nardin opened its first US boutique on December 16. Rolf Schnyder, the brand’s founder and owner, flew in from Switzerland for the event. Local politicians, entrepreneurs, watch collectors and celebrities attended the festivities, including baseball legend Randy Johnson. (Johnson, a friend of the brand, mingled with the crowd of more than 400 people and discussed his own watch collection.)

Bobby Yampolsky of East Coast Jewelry will operate the boutique, which is the 14th Ulysse Nardin store in the world and features typical Ulysse Nardin décor: dark wood furnishings, nautical styling and a blue-and-gold compass-inspired chandelier. “The idea is to bolster brand identity and give customers a good selection of Ulysse Nardin products,” says Patrik Hoffmann, head of the brand in the US and vice president of sales and marketing worldwide.

The opening party delivered a Champagne reception, top-shelf vodka and caviar and a charity auction to benefit the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation. It also showcased a display of more than 80 select Ulysse Nardin watches: Jaquemarts, the Moonstruck astronomical watch and a grand selection of Freaks including the Diavolo, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2011. A gold Freak Anniversary watch ($140,000) was on hand along with three from the Limited Edition Boutique line and a host of the newest Ladies’ Caprice models.

By Roberta Naas

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