The Thin Line Between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – True Religion

One of our summer friends, that social networking genius, Jimmy Buffet penned that line but it so fits the True Religion Swim Fashion Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach on Saturday night. The Event was held in the Grand Cabana Tent at the Raleigh Hotel on Collins Ave. In case you are wondering, it is always the Weekend here in Miami Beach, so the days tend to blur, especially during Fashion Week! Miami Olivia won tickets to the Event from, the Miami Hearld’s online newspaper. Excited for a real inside seat to a true Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, I was invited to slip passed the long line, step inside to the cool air conditioning and sip one of the many Belvedere Grapefruit cocktails of the long weekend. Belvedere Vodkas,  another sponsor of the Event, had set up Pool Bars in strategic spots among the Cabanas and that stunning Raleigh Pool, offering an array of refreshing concoctions to keep us all cool and happy. 

So tickets in hand we were swept inside the Grand Cabana Tent and were greeted with a Mashup of Fashion and Miami’s Beautiful People awash in a sea of pink light and pounding music. THIS is the Fashion World!

Actress Phoebe Price
Anchal, from America’s Next Top Model 
From the Front Row
Ariel Stein, Miami’s Social It Boy (right)

Soon enough the plastic was rolled up, the lights went down and designer Jeffrey Lubell’s True Religion Collection of swim wear sauntered out on the the catwalk. The girls were allowed to smile and look “casual beach hot”. Accessories included a skim board, fringed vests, a string guitar and lots of hippie beads. In fact the look was exactly what the early 70’s crowd wore in total defiance to “Real Fashion”. Funny how things come around. 

Straw hats, Jimmy Hendrix head bands, even gangsta fedoras set off the hot hippie chick look along with teased hair, tie-dyed cover-ups, fringed bags and cut-off shorts, sans shoes of any kind; setting the more than a Hippie Retro mood. Of course, the Greatful Dead and Allman Brothers drawled out touch of Gray and Ramblin’ Man making us all think of those crazy days of Haight Ashbury and free love beach parties.

True Religion Finale


This was an incredibly memorable night for Miami Olivia to actually be in the “Tents” at one of the most coveted Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Shows. There absolutely is nothing like the first time! Time to party on and sign me up for some True Religion before Sunday Morning!

Miami Olivia 

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