CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN x ART BASEL

My favorite shoe store happened to throw an intimate reception during Art Basel and I was there to soundtrack the exclusive shopping experience. The beautiful Miami Design District store celebrated the signature, trademarked red lacquered soles with a limited edition feathered heel.

The french-inspired playlist included everything from Françoise Hardy to St. Germain, and even some classics from Moloko. Taking place during Miami’s busiest time of the year, Art Basel, the event brought the most artistic & fashionable though it’s doors.

– Pictures courtesy of World Red Eye –

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 –

 

PUMA FASHION SHOW

You can’t imagine the time & thought spent in creating the perfect playlist for a 10 minute runway show unless you’ve experienced the process. I personally enjoy this part of DJing even more than performing parties, so when Puma asked if I could help curate and play live at two of their Miami-based fashion shows, I undoubtedly said Yes.

The shows featured all new apparel & footwear collections and concepts for Fall 2018 (and of course I had an exclusive sneak peek… perks!). Back to the music, of course we incorporated music from some of Puma’s ambassadors & influencers like Big Sean & The Weeknd, but we also played with some new tracks from Kendrick Lamar, Big Boi and indie tracks from Calvin Harris & Sylvan Esso. Show is really an understatement, this was a full large-scale production which included chroregraphed dancers throughout the runway and projection mapping completely synced to the collections and music so timing was absolutely key. Truly thankful for the opportunity to work with two great collaborators, both Puma & The Temple House, on this project.

Pictures courtesy of The Temple House

AVIATOR NATION FASHION SHOW

The Retreat comes to Miami for four days filled of fashion presentations, panel discussions, designer sessions and private events celebrating athleisure lifestyle. The expertly curated events are aimed at creating a cultural movement that embraces mind, body and fashion.

I was psyched to provide the soundtrack for the SoCal cool Aviator Nation fashion show which included everything from Guns & Roses to ZZ Top to Van Halen classics. To compliment the 70’s inspired Cali collection the runway including a backdrop of vintage speakers & bass guitars on top of the rooftop of Soho Beach House. Probably one of the raddest runway shows I’ve taken part in, Thanks to Funkshion for the plug!

–  Pictures courtesy of World Red Eye – 

NY&CO x EVA MENDES COLLECTION

It’s not your average store opening when actress Eva Menedes makes a personal appearance to commemorate her collaboration with fashion retailer, New York & Company. Born in Miami herself, it seemed only fitting for the actress to make her first red carpet appearance in six months in one of the city’s most iconic shopping centers, Dadeland Mall.

The store opened  with hundreds of guests lined up outside its doors & I was thrilled to provide the music, a mix of italian mambo & french pop, tailored to Eva’s taste. Thanks to my friends Think Red for the plug & for putting together another flawless production.

– Outfit provided by NY&Co – 

– Photos courtesy of Think Red INC –

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

THE ART OF FASHION SHOW

September marks the start of Fall Fashion & I was thrilled to be invited back to soundtrack Neiman Marcus’ annual Art of Fashion event. This time, at the Bal Harbour location for an afternoon of champagne & designer fashion in collaboration with Cultured Magazine.

More than 100 of Miami’s top female influencers attended the presentation previewing the newest collections and pieces by top designers including Balmain, Pucci, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, and Valentino.

Photos courtesy of World Red Eye

 

MIAMI SWIM WEEK

Summer wouldn’t be complete without Miami Swim Week, a week full of bikini runway shows, celebrities & parties. First up, the annual kick-off event, Splashion presented by Miami Magazine. The eighth annual party & runway show was hosted by YesJulz and Uncle Luke at the W South Beach & even included a surprise performance by Kent Jones.

I spent the rest of the week soundtracking backstage sounds for all the models at L’oreal Professional’s activation, Hair Fashion Night. The global event takes place in 25 countries & considered the biggest night dedicated to hair trends from Beach Waves to Double Braids.

– Photos courtesy of New Times – 

NOBE67 GRAND OPENING

It was the perfect fusion of art & fashion at the grand opening of NOBE67’s fashion + art pop-up at the White Dot Gallery in Wynwood.

Baby Jane Pop Up Bar and artists such as Camilo Rios, Van Alpert and Chez Nicolette were onsite showcasing their works of art. Meanwhile, I got to play dress up & try a variety of specialty merchandise not readily available elsewhere from over 40 emerging and established designers worldwide while spinning a tastefully curated set of remixed classics & indie music.

– Pictures courtesy of World Red Eye –

 

THE ART OF FASHION SHOW

Ocean Drive Magazine celebrated the newest in fall fashion by hosting the ART OF FASHION show at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. Beauty stops were setup throughout the store including Nail Art from art atelier, Vanity Projects, hair touch ups by Glamsquad, and photo booths for snapping #ShoeSelfie’s in their stilleto’s (God, I love a good #Shoefie!)

The runway show featured the newest trends and must have items for men & women of the season hosted by CBS 4’s Lisa Petrillo. There were so many great pieces I’m definitely adding to my fall wardrobe. It was so much fun to supply the soundtrack to the models’ strut & to introduce new music to the over 500 stylish guests in attendance.

– Photos courtesy of World Red Eye –