This past Sunday, Mimi’s Boutiq held the fifth edition of its much-wagged-about fashion show at the Newport Beach Hotel in Sunny Isles, Florida. PR maven Ketia Fequiere served yet again as the primary marketer and publicist for the show.Here’s a countdown of the greatest moments of the 4+ hour fashion and music extravaganza.
1. The abundance of melanin on display.
Models from the IamPrIIIncess swimsuit line pose at the entrance of the lobby.
There are designers, and there are designers like Le’Tron, who’s quite a showman. Well, King Divo and his sweeping fan.
Bromance! Oh, the sweets of brotherhood.
4. The trip to Africa courtesy of Ginen Creations.
5. Tico Armand and her ever-changing outfits.
The community leader/model and host dazzled the audience with her sweeping outfits from the glittery pant she sported in the latter part of the night to the chest-baring, royal blue top she wore mid-way through the show.
Her banter throughout the evening with co-host Regi Toussaint kept the show interesting. [Photo Credit: EFM Productions]
Mimi’s Boutiq was founded by an entrepreneur whose tenacity and persistence evokes inspiration in others.
The young entrepreneurs behind such fledgling firms as 14 Forty Apparel, Je Suis Kreyol, Krem de la Krem, Ginen Creations, Vintage1804, had their goods on display. [Photo Credit: EFM Productions]
Their presence was a highlight as it proved what economists have been yapping about: that more and more people are entering the world of entrepreneurship—especially those in their twenties and thirties. [Photo Credit: EFM Productions]
7. The little ones backstage in their Bewear Swimwear.
The little models in training, you could say. But, the level of sophistication and elegance they displayed in their working the runway already shows that they can train models twice their age. [Photo Credit: Seattle Renae]
9. Designer Viva La Onyx’s sophisticated wear.
Elegance. Elegance.[Photo Credit: GW Photography]
10. The musical performances.
From MacD of the group Harmonik taking the stage to Phyllisia Ross and direct-from-Haiti singer Rutshelle taking up the stage.
Both ladies had the audience singing along with them. Clad in a floor-length summer print-dress Phyllisia Ross performed “Konsa” and “Ma Vie Sans Toi”, and dabbled at the keyboard on stage. Rutshelle wore an off-the-shoulder mini-print dress and dangling earrings.
Mimi’s Boutiq 5th Annual Fashion Show was more than a fashion show. It turned out to be a convention of sorts for everything from entrepreneurship to sisterhood to music.
Oh, what a kreyolicious night it was. Were you there?