Brickell Magazine's 2016 Best Dressed

Introducing The Magic City’s Best-Dressed Photography: Nick Garcia for Blindlight Studio Interviews: Jorge Arauz Fashion Editor: Jhon Jairo Santos Makeup: Ashley Pierrette @ Warren Tricomi Studio, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach Hair: Amanda Maxwell @ Warren Tricomi Studio, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach Photo Assistant: Ricardo Mestre Furniture: Poltrona Frau Group Miami, 59 NW 36th St., Miami Design District; 305.576.3636; PoltronaFrauMiami.net Production: Angela Bonilla for Blindsight Studio. Featuring: Shelly Northern, ONE Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, The Miami View, Angeles Almuna Weil, Nathalie Cadet-James, Luxe Fête Event Planning & Design Studio, Stephanie Grosman, Dade Legal Aid, Cyril Bijaoui, Westside Estate Agency, Edwin Berrios, Edwin Berrios Interior Design, Evan Kluge, Epik Financial, Tom Soares and Yvel.

September 2016

Picturesque Decadence

With strong attention to appliqués, embellishments and textures, the season is defined by mysterious, tender and romantic characters. Picturesque Decadence Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Creative Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Styling Assistant: Angeles Almuna Makeup: Joshua M. Ribadeo @ M.A.C Cosmetics Hair: Yasmyn Pena @ Blo Blow Dry Bar Models: Janett Juriso @ Ford Models; Bree Kelly & Madison Tabeek @ Next Models Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre Production: Angela Bonilla Featuring: Juan Vidal, POOL LabShow, Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Style Mafia, Wynwood, Etro, Bal Harbour Shops, Sergio Rossi, Capretto Shoes South Miami, Hervé Léger, Oscar Carvallo, Oscar Carvallo Boutique, Miami Design District, Marie De La Roche, Liza Echeverry, Arme De L’Amour, Saint Laurent and Delpozo.

September 2016

Style Minds

Meet a carefully curated selection of Miami fashion designers ready to have you looking your best from head-to-toe this season and beyond with collections that will make jaws drop and eyes flutter. Interviews by Estrellita S. Sibila. Selected by Jhon Jairo Santos. Photos Courtesy of Respective Designers. Featuring: Ivana Berendika, Arme De L’Amour, Rubén de Abreu, Deabreu Italy, Anibal Mestre Wong, Fabrice Tardieu, Fabrice Tardieu: Meticulously Handcrafted, Bacheler Jean Pierre, Oui Collective, Oscar Carvallo, Oscar Carvallo Paris, Stefani De La O, The Nomadic Collector, Karla Garcia and Federico & Anastasia.

September 2016

Real World Encounters

Step by step, experience everyday glamour situations on the casual streets of Miami and beyond. Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Creative Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Styling Assistant: Angeles Almuna Nails: Marie Thomas @ Warren Tricomi Studio, 4041 Collins Ave. Models: Jessica Vasconcelos & Josh Knight @ Next Models Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre Production: Angela Bonilla. Featuring: Diamonds On The Key, Liza Echeverry, Arme De L’Amour, Style Mafia, Wynwood, Sergio Rossi, Capretto Shoes, South Miami, Parmigiani Fleurier, Hilfiger Collection, Paul Andrew, Gucci, J. Crew, David Brown, Saint Laurent and Prabal Gurung.

September 2016

Stylish Living

California Closets provides creative solutions for almost any space imaginable. From Murphy Beds to sliding doors, entertainment centers, pantries, playrooms, garages, laundry rooms, linen closets, mudrooms and much more, they are consistently raising the standard of customized storage solutions. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Photos Courtesy of California Closets. Featuring: California Closets and California Closets Miami.

September 2016

Superior Surfaces

Designers, architects, builders and homeowners agree: Porcelain tiles, natural stone, mosaics, granite, marble, quartz, limestone and onyx slabs are a “must” in any high-end project. Iberia Tiles provides one-stop shopping for surfaces with its extensive selection of luxury materials. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Iberia Tiles, CEO Carlos Ferrando, Rosa Sugrañes, Miguel Cabrera, Donald Sutherland, Brickell City Centre, Bellini, Miami-Dade College, Quito International Airport, Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort, Banco Central De Nicaragua, Conrad Hotel and i-TOPKer porcelain slabs.

September 2016

Dare To Wear?

From runways to street style, fashion flashbacks are making a comeback. Here are some we’ve been keeping an eye on but the question is: Is it whack? Or do we bring it back? Text by Estrellita S. Sibila.

September 2016

Fall Forecast

Season-less & trending, these Fall must-haves suit any occasion or weather, with flattering fits and comfort at the forefront. Photographer: Nick Garcia for BlindLight Studio Styling & Creative Direction: Jhon Jairo Santos Styling Assistant: Angeles Almuna Hair & Makeup: Joshua M. Ribadeo @ M.A.C Cosmetics Model: Logan Avidan @ Elite Models Photography Assistant: Richard Mestre Production: Angela Bonilla. Featuring: Jonathan Simkhai, Jil Sander, Arme De L’Amour, Alexandre Birman, Capretto Shoes, South Miami, Uterqüe, Style Mafia, Gucci, Maison Marie Saint Pierre, and Liza Echeverry.

September 2016

Power Sip

This elegant summer cocktail is chill, sophisticated and deliciously dry, with that feeling of luxury decadence that everybody loves. Drink by Adriana Biasiotto. Featuring: Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, Grand Gala Triple Orange Liqueur and Foss Marai Grand Brut Roos.

September 2016

Success A La Mode

Miami is not just a party destination with amazing beaches and beautiful people — we’ve turned into a fashion mecca with curated boutiques and a laissez fare disposition when it comes to style. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: Sparkle + Shine Darling Boutique, Adrienne Bosh, Malaquita Design, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, Wynwood Diner, Malachite, Malaquita Design, Color Me Beautiful, Coconut Grove, Ramona LaRue and Arianne Brown.

September 2016

Success Oasis

The Tivo Queen Platform Bed from is a high-point of contemporary Italian design, check it out at El Dorado Furniture! Also see how you can bring a piece of the Atlantic Ocean unto your denim room with the Abyss Dining Table from Duffy London. Text by Sandy Lindsey and Stacy Wynn

September 2016

Success Salud

Imagine the decadence of being able to go to a spin class without leaving your home. That’s just what Peloton does as it delivers live-streaming classes to their state-of-the-art cycles. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Peloton Cycle and Peloton.

September 2016

Success Connoisseur

El Churrasco’s fine Premium Aberdeen Angus Beef raised on their farms in Argentina and Uruguay as well as the celebrated signature wines from their vineyards in Rioja, Spain, are now available at their first U.S. location on Brickell. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: El Churrasco, Premium Aberdeen Angus Beef, Brickell, Gil Family from Spain and the Martiarena Family from Argentina.

September 2016

Success Esthetique

Breathe the exotic scent of herbs and spices in deep as you enjoy mani/pedis, waxes, facials, eyelash extensions and more at South Florida’s first Moroccan-themed spa at Hair By Hisham. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Hair By Hisham.

September 2016

Success Around Town

Getting a “Key To The City” is a meaningful distinction given to highly esteemed residents and visitors, and Jose Luis Melo of The Melo Group is one of the latest local visionaries to have received the honor. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Jose Luis Melo, The Melo Group, Melody Tower, Endless Melody, world-renowned contemporary artist Helidon Xhixha, Helidon Xhixha, City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and the Mayor of Pietrasanta, Massimo Mellegni.

September 2016

Success Savvy

Parcels of stylish finds are making their way to mailboxes near you thanks to a few subscription services that will help you step out stylishly without having to hit the mall. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Phot by Nick Garcia. Featuring: Rocksbox, Gorjana Layering Necklaces, Gorjana Layering Necklaces, Kendra Scott, Perry Street, Rent The Runway, Badgley Mischka, Monique Lhuillier, BombFell, The Mr Collection, The Mrs Collection and Trunk Club.

September 2016

Success Creative

For Carlos Alves, creating big and small works of art from scratch with his wife J.C. is what makes living amongst art worth all the hard work it takes to create them. Text by Cecilia Dubon Slesnick. Photos Courtesy of Carlos Alves. Featuring: Carlos Alves, UM, Children’s Courthouse Downtown and Carlos Alves Mosaics.

September 2016

Success Real Estate

KAR Properties leads the renaissance of the Miami River by bringing a new, never-before-seen level of luxury living, highlighted by the breathtaking architectural design of Rafael Vinoy. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: The Miami River, One River Point and Adrian Zechna.

September 2016

Success Drive

See what Fernando Torres of Advanced Auto Diagnostics has to say about car maintenance and why it matters. Also check out some handy items that you should never leave your garage without! Text by Stacy Wynn. Featuring: Fernando Torres, Advanced Auto Diagnostics, Lifeline First Aid and Clore Automotive.

September 2016

Success Pets

Having a relative in the business never hurts, especially when your “dad” is Marc Jacobs or Karl Lagerfeld, but the top canine/kitty models aren’t all insiders, there’s even a rescue dog on the list. Text by Morgan "The Dachshund" Lindsey. Featuring: Neville Jacobs, BookMarc, Marc Jacobs, Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld, Choupette X Shu Uemura, Lucky magazine cover and Access Hollywood.

September 2016

Success Lit

When Bestselling Author Jeffrey S. Stephens launched his nail-biting, page-turning first novel in 2007, its success would result in an unprecedented series that has the world on the edge of its seat anxiously awaiting the next installment. Text by Anja Maltav. Featuring: Jeffrey S. Stephens, Rogue Mission, Jordan Sandor Series, Targets Of Deception, Targets Of Opportunity and Targets Of Revenge, Amazon and Barnes and Noble

September 2016

Success Work

Are you ready to take the plunge? Going into business for yourself? Is that entrepreneurial fire in the belly compelling you to action? Here are the top 3 business plan mistakes for you to tackle, before they tackle you. Text by Francesca Cruz.

September 2016

Success A Day With

Like a crown on a queen, a masterfully coiffed mane is the best accessory a lady can don. Lutz Karpf has the ladies lined up for fierce looks that turn heads throughout The Magic City and beyond. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Featuring: Lutz Karpf.

September 2016

Success Luxury

From furniture to sculptural pieces and architectural commissions, Mark Newson has done it all. The latest endeavor from his creative brain is the Rolling Luggage by Louis Vuitton and Mark Newson. Text by Sandy Lindsey. Featuring: Mark Newson, Louis Vuitton and Louis Vuitton trunk for the 21st Century.

September 2016

Success Finance

Fort Lauderdale is become the new "go-to" city! The city capitalizes both on Miami residents focusing northward and its existing affluent demographic. Which makes makes 105 North Federal Highway an excellent opportunity for a Miami business or large retailer looking to expand. Also, don't forger to check out some protective gear for your favorite electronic devices! Text by Sandy Lindsey and Stacy Wynn. Featuring: Downtown Fort Lauderdale, 105 North Federal Highway, Urban Armor Gear Rugged Case, BodyGuardz Express Align custom-molded trays and BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear Skins.

September 2016

Success Bon Voyage

No longer considered just the “Music City,” Nashville has become a destination for the romantically inclined, foodies and historical buffs. In short, Tennessee’s little darling is the place to set your sights on next. Text by Francesca Cruz. Featuring: The Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum, Honky Tonk Bars on Honky Tonk Highway, Biscuit Love, Silo and City House in Germantown, Lockeland Table, Holland House, East Nashville, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, The Hermitage, Johnny Cash Museum and Visit Music City.

September 2016

Entrepreneur

Ariel Swedroe Weinberg’s bold, colorful prints are both alluring and eye-catching. This 13-year-old fashion entrepreneur is making a name for herself in the world of fashion, art and tech with Swedroe Art To Wear by Ariel. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Photo by Onkei Photography. Featuring: Ariel Swedrow Weinberg, digital printing, laser cutting, LED lights, 3D printing, Design Lab Miami, Fresh Artists and Swede By Ariel.

September 2016

Essentials

When one considers the amount of relaxation, recreation and socializing opportunities provided by a well-equipped pool area, it’s a wonder everyone doesn’t have one. Thankfully, there’s plenty of options out there for those who do. Text by Yoshi Sanz. Photos Courtesy of Respective Brands. Featuring: Amigo Daybed from Oroa Coral Gables, Flex Arm Chairs from Brown Jordan, Cecina Cubo from Poltrona Fau, Serena Tiles from Iberia Tiles, Luxor 5-piece Patio Set from El Dorado Furniture and Tucci Umbrellas from Interiors by Steven G., Inc.

September 2016

Sparkling Success

When you’re looking to buy that dazzling diamond sparkler for your special someone, Freddy’s Certified Diamonds & Fine Jewelry should be the one and only stop on your quest for the perfect piece. Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Photos by Ximena Etchart. Featuring: Freddy Strauss of Freddy’s Certified Diamonds & Fine Jewelry.

September 2016

Taste

Nowadays, a culinary creation not only needs to taste good, it needs to look good. If nobody’s reacting to your delicious dishes on social media or otherwise, you may need to pay a little more attention to plating. Text by Anja Maltav. Featuring: Lucky Peach, Gastronomica, Delicious, Food Art & Styling Ideas by Ari Bendersky, Working The Plate by Christopher Styler, Pretty Tastes Better and Seven Spoons.

September 2016