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Leopard print retro dress, flapper makeup & finger waves! 1920s Art Deco party in Miami.

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While I put together my Tokyo coverage, let’s pop back to Florida for an outfit post. I didn’t visit any Miami Goth clubs earlier this year, but glammed up for Art Deco Weekend’s Speakeasy & Gala.

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The invitation read: “Come as a Flapper, or come as you are. Dress like a Gangster, or a Silent Movie Star.” So I wore…

Leopard print retro dress: gifted by Bettie Page Clothing (I wrote about their fashion show)
White flapper-style coat: I.T store in Hong Kong

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The party was held in a secret location. These two coat-tails gave me a secret key, and I stepped through the speakeasy doors…

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… into a world of the Roaring Twenties. (With Amanda of Miami Design Preservation League).

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Above three images by Stephane Chiche.

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It was fun to people-watch; quite a few party-goers got into the swing of the era.

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We sampled wines, caviar and other delicacies.

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There was a silent auction…

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… and live music by the South Florida Jazz Orchestra.

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We goofed around by posing like the paintings. Zack gives a Marlene Dietrich stare-down.

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Can’t wait to show you our video, which involves funny dance scenes.

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Have you ever been to a 1920s themed party? Or dressed like a flapper?

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I leave you with this sunrise view of South Beach. You can see all my Miami posts here.

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And don’t forget to add my social networks (below) for sneak peeks of my Tokyo TV adventures. I ate Totoro sweets, hung with Bagelheads and Stormtroopers, went to a Pirate restaurant and steampunk party, made a drag queen film with Yukiro…

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Miami Fashion Bloggers: Art Deco photoshoot & meetup! The Fashion Poet & Photo Boutique, Florida style blogs.

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While in South Beach, I met up with a top Miami fashion blogger and photographer, and we did an impromptu Art Deco photoshoot!

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These striking images are by Mayleen Gonzalez of Photo Boutique. She’s a well-respected street style and fashion photographer, available for shoots in Miami (and at New York Fashion Week in February).

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I struck poses all along Ocean Drive with my friend Annie Vasquez of The Fashion Poet. We met last year in New York, when I spoke at IFB Conference (Independent Fashion Bloggers).

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Since it was Art Deco Weekend, we wanted to capture the iconic South Beach architecture in the shots.

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Girls and classic cars are always a good mix. La Carmina wears…

Scarf as a top: gifted by Italian label Pitsart — so versatile and soft!
Draped jacket: gifted by Peace Love World, a cozy-meets-couture Miami brand
Large brim sun hat: Giovanno
Skirt and shoes are older items from my closet

Beautiful Annie wears: MAIO Swimsuit, Forever 21 shirt, Steve Madden shoes, Coach sunglasses

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Pastel paradise.

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Palm trees and bright benches — there’s no place like Miami. My vintage-style sunglasses are a present from Bonlook.

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My Pitsart art scarf matches the Congress Hotel frieze.

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I also posed with this cirlce on day 1 of Art Deco Weekend.

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Deco and sun… Miami’s pure fun! Fingers crossed that I’ll be back in December for Art Basel.

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An iPhone outtake (you can add me on Instagram, under lacarmina).

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Behind the scenes shots by Annie’s iPhone.

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My hat casts a structured shadow.

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Big hugs to my Miami friends. I love how the photos came out, and can’t wait to meet up again.

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I leave you with this ocean view. Ahh…

Have you explored Miami’s retro culture and design? Or surf and sand? What do you think of the Florida fashion scene?

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