On Sunday evening just past, the 89th annual Academy Awards acknowledged the best in movies for 2016. But aside from Oscar winners, who won for being best dressed at the annual Hollywood award fest? To answer that question, we welcome back wardrobe/lifestyle expert and personal shopper Angelique Michelle. During her career as a fashion consultant, she has worked with a variety of celebrities on their wardrobes. We discuss some of the best dressed on Oscar night including Emma Stone, Janelle Monae, Naomie Harris and Ruth Negga, among others. But who was the best of the best? You will have to listen to the segment to find out.
Michael Costello Fashion Show – Miami Fashion Week: CYInterview Catches up with Real Housewives of Miami Stars Lisa Hochstein and Alexia Echevarria
This past weekend, we spent some time with Lisa Hochstein and Alexia Echevarria of The Real Housewives of Miami. We saw the Bravo stars at the Michael Costello fashion show at The Temple House on South Beach. Last month we attended Alexia’s Venue Magazine Party, which featured actress/singer/TV personality Adrienne Bailon, at Adore Nightclub on South Beach [see here]. The beautiful and charming Ms. Echevarria is the Editor of Venue.
CYInterview Catches Up with One of Our Favs – the Social Mayor of Miami – Entrepreneur/Philanthropist/Socialite, the Amazing Lea Black
The last year has been one adventure after another for Miami entrepreneur /philanthropist/socialite Lea Black. With the expansion of her skincare line, her handbag collection now in stores and a novel slated for publication in 2014, The Real Housewives of Miami star is busier than ever. From her office in Brickell where we first CYInterviewed her back in January [see here], to our second CYinterview at her home in Coral Gables [see here], to attending The Blacks’ Annual Gala at the Fontainebleau hotel [see here], to being invited back to her home for a private party with country music star John Rich [see here], we have seen the lovely Lea in a host of Miami contexts.
Reigning Miss New Jersey USA, Libell Duran: This Smoldering Beauty Does the Garden State Proud – She is Jersey Strong!
With a seemingly perpetual smile and an upbeat attitude, reigning Miss New Jersey USA, Libell Duran, finally found beauty pageant glory last year. The Dominican beauty competed numerous times for the Garden State crown. Finally, it came together last October. Previously coming up short in the Miss New Jersey and Miss Dominican Republic pageants did not frustrate this beauty queen, as she always believed better times were ahead. With a little more than a month left in her reign as Miss New Jersey USA 2013, the 22 year old William Patterson University student sat down with us to reflect about her year as the queen of the Garden State, what is ahead for her future and how she became good friends with past CYInterview guest, the now former Miss Florida USA, Michelle Aguirre, at the Miss USA pageant – among many other topics.
Lisa Pliner: Sexy, Funny and Down to Earth – this Shoe Designer is One of the Nicest Society Folks You Will Ever Meet
Back in April, at The Blacks’ Annual Gala, we met the fun and down to earth shoe designer Lisa Pliner [see here]. Though we only spoke with her briefly on the red carpet that evening, it was memorable. Lisa and her husband, shoe mogul Donald J. Pliner, have left their mark on the fashion industry. She is the creative director behind Donald J. Pliner luxury shoes, which caters to both men and women. Their company has stores in six major malls in places like Miami, Las Vegas and Houston.
CYInterview Catches Up with One of Our Faves, Lisa Hochstein of The Real Housewives of Miami, at Miami Swim Week’s Beach Bunny Show
Over the last year we have kept you up to date on our meet ups with the beautiful and charming Lisa Hochstein of The Real Housewives of Miami. Every time we see her, we enjoy her positive and fun personality. She is a sweetheart. Last October we visited her at her home for her in-depth CYInterview [see here]. During the interview, Lisa showed off the beautiful gown she would go on to wear at the Miami Make-A-Wish Ball.
Last month, we introduced you to the reigning Miss Florida USA, Michelle Aguirre [see here]. It has been ten months since the blonde Cuban beauty won the coveted title. This past weekend, she held her going away party at the Academy of Glam in Cooper City before heading off to compete for the Miss USA crown, at the end of the month, in Las Vegas. Michelle partied the night away with her family, friends and fellow beauty queens from across the state including Miss. Ft Walton Beach Teen USA Savannah Tanney, Miss Capital City USA Caitlin Harrison, Miss Coral Gables USA Linette De Los Santos and Miss Hollywood USA Ashli Marie Wright.
Last month we shared with you our report [see here] from international designer Rosa Clara’s store opening on Miracle Mile in Miami. With 140 stores worldwide, the designer from Spain has been building a fashion empire for the last 18 years focusing on bridal and party gowns. We had the pleasure of speaking with Rosa during her store opening back in March.