MIAMI SWIM WEEK 2017

Swim Week was a 6 day marathon and I enjoyed every sleepless minute of it!  For the past 3 years, I’ve been kicking off this city’s sexiest week of fashion with Miami Magazine’s annual opener “Splashion” sponsored by South Florida BMW Centers and previewing 2018 swimsuit collections by Peroni Emerging Designers’ Indah, Ola Feroz, Vilebrequin, and My Bestfriend’s Closet. This year, the show also collaborated with a presentation by the Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders and I also had the privilege of sharing the turntables with fellow friend, DJ Irie.

 

Day 2 showcased one of the week’s most anticipated shows, the 6th Annual Peroni Emerging Designer Series at the Nautilus hotel. I was honored to DJ this event once again before viewing the runway show featuring 10 finalists including Bianca Coletti and 2016 Winning Designer Sea Jasper, all debuting their Italian inspired designs.

Newly added to my personal line-up this year, was the 7th annual Style Saves fashion show fundraiser which I’ve attended as a guest each year. Behind the decks this time, it was an absolute pleasure to play this sold-out event hosted by Rocky Barnes and Paulina Vega at The Setai, along with providing the runway music for designers such as  Alice & Olivia and ishine365.

Saturday & Sunday was fun under the sun with two amazing daytime events. Treats Magazine! brought some Swim Week paradise to 1 Hotel South Beach with an exclusive poolside all-white party. I was right in my element providing the poolside sound for hundreds of bikini-clad models and celebrity guests including Leo DiCaprio. To close up, I joined Peroni once again, at East Miami where Brickell City Centre retailers showed their latest summer styles.

Too many sponsors to mention all, but a special thank you goes to long-time clients Modern Luxury, 1 Hotel South Beach, Style Saves, Funkshion and of course, Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Can’t wait to do it all over again next year… but first, sleep!

– Pictures courtesy of World Red Eye & The Louis Collection –

 

CASINO FOR A CURE x PORSCHE PANAMERA UNVEILING

Two of my favorite things, philantrhopy & poker collided at Miami’s premier dealership for luxury cars at The Collection for their first-ever Casino for a Cure poker tournament to unveil the all-new Porsche Panamera. The Porsche showroom was transformed into a luxury casino to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. The Collection has been one of my longest (& favorite) clients, their events are always nothing short of superior. This one included blackjack, craps and roulette tables and of course, the new Panamera hiding under its silk drape in the center of the showroom that eventually revealed the most technologically advanced Porsche ever built.

There was also a silent auction to benefit the cause featuring everything from signed basketballs and baseballs to a signed 2016 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team medal. Prizes from the Poker tournament also included a business class trip for two to the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta with all accommodations paid for, a 7-day luxury cruise and a basketball signed by Miami’s forever favorite, Dwayne Wade. One thousand dollars of each Porsche Panamera sale was given to benefit the cause and 100% of event proceeds went to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Thank you to The Collection for putting together such a fun, charitable event & for having me contribute to the cause.

– Pictures courtesy of World Red Eye – 

NEIMAN MARCUS x OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE

Ocean Drive Magazine along with sister publication Art Basel Magazine hosted the FURTIF ART PROJECT at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. The event showcased this season’s most sought-after and modern designers in a runway fashion show that I had a pleasure soundtracking. In the audience were Miami’s leading arts philanthropists, collectors and art lovers and participating artists TYPOE, AHOL and Santiago Rubino. Aside from the runway show, the night included a one-of-a-kind artistic collaboration with Roche Bobois and six notable talents to reimagine the iconic FURTIF desk. Heidi Klum, Venus Williams, RISK, Santiago Rubino, TYPOE, and AHOL each transformed the desks into works of art which are available for auction with proceeds benefiting one of Miami’s most notable and respected charity organizations, Lotus House. The auction of Heidi Klum’s design will benefit UNICEF. The FURTIF ART PROJECT will be on display at Roche Bobois’ Wynwood Miami Warehouse and available for auction through December 5 at www.biddingforgood.com/thefurtifartproject.

And just weeks before…

Another stylish night at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour included 100 VIP members joined to preview a custom fashion presentation curated exclusively for the group redefining the new business casual dress code. Music for the fashion show was provided by myself and included a live musical performance by The Voice runner-up Karina Iglesias. As always, Thank you Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour for always thinking of me to curate the fashionable beats.

Photos courtesy of World Red Eye

SHAKE-A-LEG 25th ANNIVERSARY GALA

Shake-A-Leg Miami celebrated its 25th anniversary with the Art of Sail Gala. The night welcomed more than 500 guests and raised more than $150,000 which will support the organization’s mission and commitment to all regardless of abilities or disabilities.

There were a number of notable artists included in the Art of Sail exhibit & in attendance including Miami favorite, Romero Britto. I provided the festive music alongside the multifaceted band, The French Horn Collective. The event’s biggest highlight however, was the moving fashion show which featured some disabled sailors and community notables as the models and showcased exclusive garments  made from recycled sails adding a unique and touching twist.

A big round of applause to my friends at Think Red, Inc for another great production & for having soundtrack such a momentous occasion.

– Pictures courtesy of The Louis Collection & World Red Eye – 

IRIE WEEKEND IWXII

I was so excited & honored to participate in the 12th annual Irie Weekend for the 2nd year in a row! Not only do I get to contribute to my friend Irie’s charitable cause but I also get to experience the mother of all golf tournaments – win, win!

Hitting the green again at the iconic Miami Beach Golf Club, I opened the event right before the national anthem & DJ Irie took stage for his welcoming speech. I later played with a roster of talented DJs inside the VIP tent as celebrity guests including, Ray Allen, Alonzo Mourning, & Gary Sheffield slid through to cool off after a hot morning of hitting balls throughout the course.

The weekend rounded out with it’s annual BBQ beach bash at the Sherborne Hotel & the closing celebration at E11even with T-Pain, Ace Hood & other famous faces

– Pictures courtesy World Red Eye – 

 

9TH ANNUAL LILLY PULITZER x AMERICAN RED CROSS BEACH BASH

What an honor to be invited back to soundtrack the night in Palm Beach for now the 9th Annual Red Cross Beach Bash.

Hundreds of pink-and-green (or yellow-and -orange, or blue-and-green) dressed holiday revelers ventured again to the Beach Club for  “The Greatest Escape” theme. The night was full of entertainment including saxophonist, Reggie Ellison playing alongside my party set.

Palm Beach sure knows how to party! Thank you once again to the American Red Cross & Lilly Pulitzer for providing the night’s attire!

Photography by: LILA PHOTO

7TH ANNUAL BLEAU GOES PINK

It’s always a pleasure to participate in events that raise awareness, October particularly is a busy month for me contributing to the cause of breast cancer. In partnership with Miami Magazine & Susan G. Komen, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hosted the 7th annual Bleau Goes Pink campaign.

I was humbled when asked to spin one of the biggest events  in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event known as, Miami Fights,  honored local breast cancer survivors, featured samplings from the hotel’s restaurants, and illuminated the Fontainebleau’s Chateau Tower pink for the remainder of the month.

8TH ANNUAL LILLY PULITZER X AMERICAN RED CROSS BEACH BASH

It was back to work right after the holiday,  crossing county lines up to Palm Beach, FL to  provide the music for the American Red Cross’s annual,  Beach Bash, collaborated with fashion house Lilly Pulitzer. to take a walk on the wild side on December 26, 2014 with a “

Hosted by Palm Beach’s next generation of philanthropic leaders the “What Happens in the Jungle, Stays in the Jungle” theme was held at The Beach Club for a night of dancing & fundraising. Deemed the season’s hottest party, the event attracted more than 700 young socialites from Palm Beach, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago and Miami, all to benefit the Palm Beach chapter of the American Red Cross.

DJ’ing so many events, you think I’ve seen it all, but the production behind this event was truly mind-blowing. Big thank you to American Red Cross Palm Beach chapter for having all proceeds from the party support the organization & to Lilly Pulitzer for dressing me for the night!

Photography by: LILA PHOTO