Tonight’s Fashion Show at Nicole Miller on Collins Ave in Miami was a maxed out chi-chi affair, replete with peach champagne bellinis and adorable little bites of heaven canapés from one of Miami Beaches newest restaurants: Bellini Italian Bistro. Walking in we were greeted with rows of white chairs topped with tempting black Nicole Miller gift goodie bags. Most everyone was standing in the ample room around the racks of summer dresses that surrounded the room. The room filled up at the same rate as the anticipation grew. There were the places of honor for the Florida Heart Research Institute people, that Nicole was donating part of the nights proceeds to. There was a small raffle with huge prizes. A beautiful painting, gift certs and one of the prizes was to drive around in a tiny Tesla Roadster for a day. We noticed the cars as we arrived because they were surrounded with drooling teenage boys.
As guests filled the seats, the paparazzi descended like a swarm of insects (well, they are always in black) and set up for the show. Beautiful people continued to pass bellinis and canapes till we all thought we would faint from the pure deliciousness (or was the AC not working).
Finally the seats were filled, and the Show began. Models were clients and friends of the Shop so there were no emaciated bodies, just wonderfully normal women who love Nicole Miller and support the Florida Heart Research Institute. Loud cheers of encouragement were generously given for each model. The night’s theme was Dress for a Cause.