Brickell Magazine's 2015 Best Dressed

Introducing The Magic City’s Best-Dressed Professionals.Photography: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Interviews: Jorge Arauz Fashion Editor: Jhon Jairo Santos Hair & Makeup: Regina Marie and Marlene Franco for Rocco Donna Hair & Beauty Art Styling Assistants: Angeles Almuna and Gustavo Espinoza Production: Angela Bonilla for BlindLight Studio Photo Assistant: Ricardo Mestre Location: The Biltmore Hotel; 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; BiltmoreHotel.com. Featuring: Lynsee Hee Kyeong Creative Director & Founder LHK Empire, Tara Solomon Founder & Principal Tara, Ink, Elena Asher Realtor Associate Fortune Int’l Realty, Stephanie Pidermann Partner Lydecker Diaz; LydeckerDiaz.com Co-Founder Gameday Threadz Corp, Andrew Kempgerstel Partner Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo, Matthew Beatty Director of Communications The Miami Foundation, David M. Arditi Founding Partner Aria Development Group, and Danilo Di Michele Founder & CEO DDM Advertising, Inc.

September 2015

Earthy Delights

Harvest the season’s bold and luxurious treasures from nature & earth. Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Creative Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Art Assistants: Angeles Almuna & Gustavo Espinoza Model: Genesis Fonseca Nail Artist: Ingrid M. Burke Jewelry: Morays Jewelers; 50 NE 2nd Ave., Downtown Miami; 305.374.0739; MoraysJewelers.com Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre for BlindLight Studio Production: Angela Bonilla for BlindLight Studio. Featuring: Bvlgari, Pasquale Bruni, and Morays Jewelers.

September 2015

Body Shop

Architecture, color & detail integrate for extreme and graphic silhouettes.Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Creative Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Styling Assistants: Angeles Almuna & Gustavo Espinoza Hair: Cassy @ Blo Blow Dry Bar, Midtown Miami Makeup: Joshua M. Ribadeo @ M.A.C Cosmetics Model: Anastasia Taplina & Sophie Robinson for Next Models Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre for BlindLight Studio Production: Angela Bonilla for BlindLight Studio. Featuring: Left: Oscar Carvallo Couture, Di Té, Cushnie Et Ochs, Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops, Roger, Artsee Eyewear, Miami Beach, Mugler, David Koma, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Pedro Garcia, Capretto Shoes, South Miami, Hervé Leger, Lincoln Road, Balenciaga, Oscar Carvallo Couture from the “Voyage Cinétique II” collaboration with Cruz Diez, Iradj Moini, Giorgio Armani, Gionni Straccia, Roger and Ron Arad for PQ, Oscar Carvallo Couture from the “Femme Poisson and Save Our Souls” collections, Leal Daccarett, Derek Lam, Intermix, Elena Ghisellini, and Gianvito Rossi.

September 2015

The New Future of Fashion

To some, fashion trends may seem frivolous, but what’s popular in fashion is a visual barometer of much bigger trends in society. Here’s what’s next, what’s hot and what you can expect to see in a wardrobe near you. Text by Dana Roche. Featuring: Caitlyn Jenner, Jaden Smith, Gucci, Jia Wertz, Miami’s Studio 15 boutique, Lori Riviere, The Riviere Agency in New York, Pink Truck, Dana Babbin, Reese De Luca, Buffalo, William Rast, Juicy Couture, Erika Martinez, Prada, Rolex, Alexander Wang, and Miu Miu.

September 2015

Awaken Your Inner Wardrobe Warrior

Every season comes with a tricky trend that’s not suitable for all shapes and sizes, and that’s a-okay. Knowing when to pass on a trend will keep you looking your best without sacrificing confidence. Here are a few tips on looking fresh, even if it’s not in this season’s silhouette. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Featuring: Louboutins, Chapman Partnership, Dress For Success, Suited For Success, Casa Valentina and the Prom Dress Drive at Becca’s Closet.

September 2015

Foreign Flair

From Iceland to Singapore, meet a few international fashion designers who are letting their heritage and culture shine in stylish creations from around the globe. Take this foreign flair affair to the next level by adding a few of these labels to your collection this season and beyond. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Photos Courtesy of the respective designers. Featuring: Mehtap Elaidi of Turkey, Lauren X Khoo of Singapore, Alessandra Gold of Brazil, Katla Hreiðarsdóttir of Iceland, Ritu Kumar of India, Sarah Divine-Garba of Cameroon, Adriana Castro of Colombia, and Georgine Ratelband of The Netherlands.

September 2015

Baby, I Got Groove

From sunrise to sunset, these enthralling retro looks will inject a dose of energy to your confidence and character. Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Creative Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Styling Assistant: Angeles Almuna Hair: Cassy @ Blo Blow Dry Bar, Midtown Miami Makeup: Joshua M. Ribadeo @ M.A.C Cosmetics Model: Kianna Stupakoff for Next Models Jewelry: Diamonds On The Key; 1.305.851.1460; DiamondsOnTheKey.com Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre for BlindLight Studio Production: Angela Bonilla for BlindLight Studio Location: The Carillon Hotel & Spa; 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; CarillonHotel.com. Featuring: Saint Laurent, Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour, Emilio Pucci, Intermix, Bal Harbour Shops, Fendi @ Capretto Shoes, South Miami, Diamonds On The Key, Jimmy Choo, Roland Mouret, Missoni, Gianvito Rossi, Elena Ghisellini, Altuzarra, Elizabeth & James, Lanvin, Cameo, and Dsquared.

September 2015

Successory

While many action heroes and screen idols have come and gone in the past 50+ years, James Bond remains the ultimate “man’s man” — in large part due to the bespoke suit designed for Sean Connery by Anthony Sinclair. Featuring: James Bond, Sean Connery, and Anthony Sinclair.

September 2015

The L Word In A Time of Y

Keeping up with Generation Y has taken a toll on love: We all want it, but most people settle for random connections because love is too scary — all aboard the “Fear Of Commitment” wagon. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Prada, Seinfeld, Club Pillow, DJ Cama, Tom & Jerry, San Francisco, Austin, McAllen, Miami, Fifty Shades Of Grey, and Andrew Campbell.

September 2015

Adventure In The Tropics

Experience new kinds of adventures in Panama, a destination fit for cosmo-tropico-Latinos — it’s a dash of Miami & Monte Carlo in the rainforest with a hint of rugged exploration and lots of luxe. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Panama, Gun N’ Roses’ Welcome To The Jungle, Costa Rica, Panama Canal, Miraflores Locks, Downtown Panama City district, InterContinental Miramar Panama, Hard Rock Panama Megapolis, The Westin Playa Bonita, Safaricks Zoologico, Portobelo, El Cristo Negro (Black Christ Festival), Puerto Lindo, Isla Grande, Czech Republic, Casco Antiguo (or Casco Viejo), UNESCO World Heritage, Plaza Herrera, Ciudad De Dios, Ramón Arias & K.C. Hardin, Zaza, Ego Y Narciso and La Casona.

September 2015

Success Esthetique

The gals today are emulating the retro pin-up allure of Dita Von Teese and Lana Del Rey — it’s all about femininity and glamour, and who doesn’t drool over that? Now we can create that same radiance and mega glow, sans the paparazzi flashes. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Estee Lauder’s New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum, Moist Face La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation, Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, 5.Sun Kisses Obagi-C Suncare Broad Spectrum, Sephora and Lovely Skin.

September 2015

Success A La Mode

Getting ready to buy something special for someone in your life? Remember that diamonds are a girls best friend and this month we have Eric Steinlauf of Freddy's giving his tips on how to shop for one! Also, now you can be all sorts of fancy by wearing your diamond bobbles and your gold & platinum as more than just accessories, find out how! Featuring: Eric Steinlauf is the Diamond Buyer & Store Manager for Freddy’s.

September 2015

Success Connoisseur

Take your tastebuds on the adventure of a lifetime to Italy, Spain and Switzerland with these delights that you can enjoy with your guests at your next dinner soiree. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Featuring: Foss Marai Guia Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G, Total Wine, Jamon La Tienda, Dolf Teuscher, and Teuscher Madison.

September 2015

Success Oasis

If you’ve got stuff lying around the house that needs a proper place, check out California Closets for some great ideas on how to organize and de-clutter in style. While at it, pick up the Debora 24 Accent chair from El Dorado's Liv Collection, it's a stunner that can complement any space. Text by: Sandy Lindsey and Stacy Wynn. Featuring: California Closets, El Dorado Furniture.

September 2015

Success Eco

Seasonal eating is the craze right now, but this trend is far from new. In fact, it’s been around way before supermarkets filled their aisles with processed options. So why are restaurants all of the sudden jumping on the bandwagon? The better question is, why wouldn’t they? Text by Ros Prado. Featuring Local Harvest.

September 2015

Success Balance

Take your beauty and fashion tips, tricks, regimens and remedies for a ride with these suggestions for propelling your looks in ways that will surprise you — and anyone who glances your way. Also check out what accomplished novelist Sophia Segovia has to say about her book writing process. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Veronicas Dollhouse Boutique, Gee Beauty, Spa Miami Beach, Glam Squad, Sophia Segovia, El Murmullo De Las Abejas and The University of Monterrey.

September 2015

Success Metropolis

Carlos Rosso comes from a family of architects and has always loved design. Today, as President of the Condominium Division of The Related Group, he’s responsible for overseeing all of the nearly 5,000 condominium units the firm has on its boards. Text by Sandy Lindsey and Photos Courtesy of The Related Group. Featuring: Carlos Rosso, The Related Group, Jorge Pérez, IconBay in Edgewater, Marea and One Ocean, Enrique Norton, Yabu Pushelberg, The Related Group’s Paraiso community, Gran Paraiso, Enzo Enea, Piero Lissoni, Meyer Davis Studios and Chef Michael Schwartz.

September 2015

Success Real Estate

Ever wonder what is atop the glamorous buildings recreating the Miami skyline? Luckily, most of them feature jaw-dropping swimming pools with sweeping vistas that allow residents to feel they’re enjoying the water on top of the world. Also check out this month's Prime Properties! Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Yves Behar, REM Koolhaas, Bjarke Ingels, Grove At Grand Bay, Biscayne Beach, Thom Filicia, Brickell House, Yabu Pushelberg, Luis Revuelta, Brickell Flatiron, Giulietta Ulloa, Ana Somarriba, and Corina Betancourt.

September 2015

Success Bon Voyage

If you’re heading down to Key West for a quick weekend getaway or for a longer, much-needed extended staycation check out our recommendations for things to experience while you’re in town. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Featuring: The Gates Hotel Key West,The Blind Pig, Key West Legal Rum Distillery, Paul Menta, Commotion On The Ocean and Fury Cat.

September 2015

Success Shopping

Discover what South Florida’s top home decorators already know: There’s much more to Downtown Coral Gables than simply fabulous clothing and great food. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Downtown Coral Gables, Aragon 101, La Cuisine, Maru’s Corner, The Rose Tree Cottage, Violetas and Shop Coral Gables.

September 2015

Success Law

Top lawyers from various firms around town confidentially share fashion faux pas from the courtroom to the negotiation table that will make you scream: “I object.” Text by Estrellita S. Sibila.

September 2015

Success Creative

Check out these quotes by a few iconic minds of the past and present in the areas of fashion and art — from irreverent, to witty to compassionate — they share their insights and sensibilities using words as art. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Pablo Picasso, Alexander McQueen, Orson Welles, Virginia Woolf, Paul Cézanne, and Madonna.

September 2015

Success Giving

Since 1999, Suited For Success has served over 25,000 men with job training, clothing and mentoring to support their job search needs and secure long-term employment opportunities. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Featuring: Suited For Success and Miami- Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford.

September 2015

Success Tech

By using a company such as Convergia, you’re ensured that your business has one consolidated bill without any hidden costs or overlapping services from multiple providers, check out what General Manager Jose Francisco Jouvin has to say. Also read about the future of technology! Text by Stacy Wynn. Featuring: Jose Francisco Jouvin, General Manager of Convergia, Inc., Google, and DARPA.

September 2015

Success Fiesta

Segafredo Brickell is the perfect place to get together with friends for drinks! If it's more of a stay-in type of night make sure you own Sunny Days, Balmy Nights: Entertaining Miami Style and whip up something to impress your guests! We also have some ice breaker suggestions for when meeting someone new. Text by Joe Oz, Sandy Lindsey, and Stacy Wynn. Featuring: Segafredo Brickell, Segafredo Iceberg, and SZE-Brickell, Sunny Days, Balmy Nights: Entertaining Miami Style.

September 2015

Success Pets

A person’s pet affords a glimpse into his or her personality, unless they live in a hi-rise, in which case your preference may be thwarted by those pesky condo association rules. Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, you can make the world a better place with these 3 words: adopt, adopt, adopt! Text by Bill Lindsey.

September 2015

Success Gadgets

They say good ideas can be life-changing. We owe so much to great inventions like the telephone, the television and our beloved GPS. But what happens when a bright idea goes from lightbulb to blackout? Here are a few products that are better at exciting the market than entering it. Text by Ros Prado Featuring: Google Glass, Sony Aibo, Segway and Nokia N-Gage.

September 2015

Success Drive

Inevitably, at some point in your driving career, and most likely late at night, in the rain, in a sketchy neighborhood, you’ve found yourself with a dead battery. Here’s how to avoid this scenario in the future. Also, check out what Dennis Anderson has learned from driving everyday that he uses when driving Monster Trucks. Text by Bill Lindsey. Featuring: Weego Wow, Battery Tender, Grave Digger, Dennis Anderson, Adam Anderson, Monster Jam World Finals Championship and MonsterJam.

September 2015

Success Finance

Featuring: Claudia Batlle, Investment Manager at VectorGlobal IAG Registered Investment Advisory, Product Analysis Director at VectorGlobal WMG, and The Federal Reserve.

September 2015

Success Salud

If you want the drive to be something bigger than you think you are, look no further than your own mirror. Below are some tips to follow if you’re looking to start a fitness journey, participate in a competition, or learn to believe in yourself and gain more confidence. Text by Christine Corson. Featuring: Christine Corson, Director of Public Relations & Marketing at the InterContinental Miami Hotel, Arts & Business Council of Miami and the IFBB/NPC Prestige Crystal Cup.

September 2015