Planet Fashion TV Goes Big For Miami Swim Week

Planet Fashion TV Announces Performance by Julio Iglesias Jr. and Presentation by Lacoste for SWIMMIAMI 2016 Launch Event

W South Beach Hotel & Residences sets the tone for Miami Beach’s most fashionable week

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MIAMI BEACH (July 1, 2015) – Internationally renowned fashion label Lacoste™ will bring their yachting inspired collection to opening night of SWIMMIAMI 2016 sponsored by Planet Fashion TV. The chic poolside celebration will be held Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at W South Beach Hotel & Residences to open up four days of runway shows from fashion’s biggest swimwear designers for SWIMMIAMI 2016 presented by smartwater® and W Hotels Worldwide.

The much-anticipated evening will feature a VIP cocktail reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lawn, followed by a larger celebration and fashion show from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at WET. The program is slated to include a performance from recording artist and icon Julio Iglesias Jr. as well as a runway presentation by Lacoste™.  Firmly anchored in French heritage, the Lacoste fashion presentation will feature chic and sporty silhouettes inspired by the sailing and yachting worlds.

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VIP Cocktails will be provided by 49th Parallel gluten free vodka from Pangea Wine and Spirits. Wines will be presented by Four Vines Naked Chardonnay and Cryptic Red Blend from Purple Wine and Spirits.

Event sponsor, Planet Fashion TV, and their subsidiary, Sea Star Films, was founded by internationally renowned fashion producer Celia Evans.  Her company creates a refreshingly new take on fashion coverage and international events.

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Having recently returned from producing shows in Cannes at the iconic Carlton Hotel and Milano at 5 star Hotel Chateau Monfort for Rock and Roll Designer Gil Santucci, Celia confirms, “We’ve created experiences that resonate with our audiences like no other. Miami is increasingly at the epicenter of fashion forward trends and a sophisticated, sexy, and interactive approach to showcasing fashion throughout the year. SWIMMIAMI 2016 and W South Beach Hotel & Residences are the perfect partners.”

SWIMMIAMI 2016 takes place July 17, 2015 through July 19, 2015 during Miami Swim Week, the largest annual swim and resort event in North America. Designers, buyers and media from around the world will be welcomed to the beachfront WET deck at W South Beach Hotel & Residences to view the 2016 collections from some of the best known swim and resort brands. The event is produced through a partnership between LDJ Productions and SBI presentations.

Planet Fashion TV Goes Big For Miami Swim Week.

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ABOUT PLANET FASHION TV

Based in Miami Beach, FL, Planet Fashion TV is produced by Sea Star Films, a full-service commercial, TV and event production company. Planet Fashion TV can be found Internationally on ABS-CBN, The Filipino Channel, Lifetime Network, Myx, The Beach Channel, Barcelo, CableVision del Caribe, CMET, Cablemax, Iberostar MCR, and www.planetfashiontv.com

ABOUT LACOSTE MENS AND WOMENS FASHION 

Lacoste has distinguished itself as a specialty brand synonymous with personal luxury and high quality accessory design. Lacoste is a French clothing company founded in 1933 that sells high end clothing, footwear, perfume, leather goods, watches, eyewear, and most famously polo shirts.  The company can be recognized by its green crocodile logo. René Lacoste, the company’s founder, was nicknamed “the Crocodile” by fans because of his tenacity on the tennis court.  The company has been featured in every major department store including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Harrod’s, and has been adorned by a regal clientele ranging from royalty to pop icons.

ABOUT SWIMMIAMI 

LDJ and SBI, two leading fashion production companies have partnered to create SWIMMIAMI presented by smartwater® and W Hotels Worldwide, as a platform for designers seeking to present their 2016 collections set to International Runway standards. LDJ has been a fixture at NYFW for many years and currently partners with IMG for NYFW as well as other fashion events internationally.  LDJ and SBI have both had an integral role in Miami Swim Week for the last ten years. LDJ has had a role as venue managers and show producers for IMG at The Raleigh Miami Beach since the event began and SBI has provided all of the scenic elements. The two production companies teamed up this season to ensure a world-class runway experience for the swim industry. A full schedule and information about the event can be viewed at SWIMMIAMICOLLECTIONS.COM.

ABOUT W SOUTH BEACH HOTEL & RESIDENCES

W South Beach Hotel & Residences opened its doors in July 2009.  This 408-unit condo hotel features magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean from every room and unique amenities such as WALL ultra-lounge, Living Room and Grove.  With Bliss Spa and an impressive list of restaurant partners including celebrity-magnet Mr. Chow and The Dutch, W South Beach solidifies its spot as the choice destination hotel for both W’s jet set guests and Miami’s most fashionable locals. The property teamed with some of the most innovative designers and artists including Anna Busta of Studio B Design, conceptual landscape designer Paula Hayes, legendary photographer Danny Clinch and architectural firms Costas Kondylis and NBWW & Associates.  For more information, please visit www.wsouthbeach.com.

ABOUT W HOTELS WORLDWIDE

W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led luxury lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 46 hotels and retreats, including 16 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand’s sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With 15 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach more than 60 hotels by 2018. W Hotels have been announced for Amsterdam, Shanghai, Beijing, Bogota, Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Amman, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, Suzhou, Changsha, Chengdu, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Shenyang, Marrakech and Brisbane, while upcoming W Retreats include Goa, Phuket, Hainan Island and Mexico’s Riviera Maya. For more information, visit www.whotels.comwww.whotels.tumblr.com or www.facebook.com/whotels. To live the W Hotels lifestyle 24/7/365, visit www.wresidences.com.Follow @WHotels on Twitter and Instagram.

For more information on the W Hotels and CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} partnership, please visit http://whotels.tumblr.com/. Follow @WHotels on Twitter and Instagram, and follow the partnership at #WCFDA.

ABOUT COCA-COLA COMPANY 

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands including, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, POWERADE, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia, Dasani, FUZE TEA and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

About Julio Iglesias Jr.

International Artist Julio Iglesias Jr will perform his modern day remake of his father’s hit song “Vous Les Femmes”.  Since his last U.S. album release of Tercera Dimension, Julio has recorded three albums abroad. In addition to music, Julio also acts, hosts, and models. Currently, Julio is opening act for his father’s European tour, which has been a dream realized for them both.

About Pangea Wine & Spirits

Pangea Wine & Spirits, Inc., based in Sarasota, Florida, is a National wine and spirits importer and broker. Pangea specializes in the acquisition and representation of spirituous beverages that have unique designations, provide purpose and solution to their vendor base. Pangea’s focus on hand crafted, high quality, small case production brands sets the spirit of its mission to deliver the finest “clean drinking” products available to its consumer community.

About Purple Wine and Spirits

Purple Wine + Spirits is dedicated to creating extraordinary wine and distilled spirit experiences that surprise and delight. Founded by Derek Benham in 2001, the company produces branded wines as well as custom and private label wines for major U.S. and International retailers and restaurateurs. Purple Wine + Spirits is based in Sonoma County, with satellite wineries in American Canyon and the Russian River Valley. Sustainability is a key facet of Purple’s operating principles. Over the past decade the company has made great strides in water and energy conservation and both the Graton and American Canyon wineries are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

All Hail Misty Copeland

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Ok around the office we’ve been talking about girl crushes. Mine is definitely Mist Copeland in fact if I could be anyone in the world for a day it would be her. She is just the most gorgeous being and the thought of flying around a dance floor with all that power, grace and technical skill seems like it must be the most liberating experience. Love love love.

 

For those who don’t know Misty Copland is a ballet force to be reckoned with and she just became the first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer in the 75-year history of American Ballet Theater.

 

American Ballet Theater in New York is the most prestigious Ballet Company in the world.

 

In the past she has danced leading roles with Ballet Theater and another of other leading ballet companies. She toured with the recording artist Prince, and has appeared in multiple ads, TV shows and written a best selling memoir. One thing had eluded her though, the role of principal dancer, and now she has achieved the height of her field. She is such an inspiration. African Americans are historically under represented in the ballet world.

“This is for the little brown girls,” she wrote in the memoir of her career-making lead role in Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” at the Met.

 

Copeland has a classic American rags to riches success story. At the ancient (in dance years) age of 13, she was sleeping with her 5 siblings and struggling single mother, on the floor of a California motel room when a chance Boys and Girls Club dance class brought her talents into view.

When her mother decided to break off Misty’s dance training, her dance teacher intervened. The young dancer was forced into a wrenching choice between the family and the rarefied world of ballet.

She chose dance and with the support of an adoptive family had to fight a tangled custody battle to continue dancing.

When she joined ABT, she was the only black female in a troupe of 80. At only 5’2’’ this tiny dancer is larger than life.

All Hail Misty Copeland!

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Misty Copeland - Ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Photographed in New York 11/21/2014.
Misty Copeland – Ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Photographed in New York 11/21/2014.

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Marriage Is For Everyone: No Brainer

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Marriage Is For Everyone: No Brainer

The Supreme Court finally upholds the constitutional right for gay marriage. This was such a no brainer, and yet it’s still cause for us to celebrate. This is not a victory for Gay people this is a victory for everyone. It’s even a victory for the hard line conservatives that are against it. The fact is that any time any movement for justice or equality is established for anyone we are all better off.

Its one world, and we are one race. We are the human race filled with all the creative diversities and pre-dispositions that God chose for us. We are all created by God. We each deserve the respect and non-judgment that someone officially created by God deserves.

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