Friday, July 17, 2009
inca 2010 Cruise Collection @ W South Beach
Oh hello there, you in regular-people-land.
Perhaps you haven't noticed, but our humble city has been taken over by leggy Amazonian gazelles this week. And none of them are wearing more than a stitch of lycra or python or leather or silk. And they are beyond bronze-tanned. We're talking glistening caramel-colored limbs. It's the latest. All of it was on display last night at the debut of local boutique inca's 2010 Cruise Collection.
Let's itemize what we learned last night:
1) It does not cool down at night. No, the temp hovers statically at around 90 degrees, even at 11pm which is when the show finally started (after the Grey Goose open bar shut down and a thousand hot, sweaty fashionistas nearly rioted).
2) All gift bags should contain a baggie of chocolate-covered popcorn from Peterbrooke and a Vitamin water as these gift bags thoughtfully did. Munching on the salty-sweet popcorn and chugging the water was certainly a fine way to pass the time as we waited for the show to start. Nothing beats eating chocolate in the presence of models!
3) The inca collection is super-sexy and nicely captures that Miami mix of blingy Latina hotness and Euro vacation goddess. The black leather (was it leather? it looked like leather) string bikini and one-shoulder swimsuit got the most applause while the fur-trimmed shawls seemed an odd suggestion on such a steamy night.
4) WET, as the W pool area prefers to be called, is pretty damn swank with striped cabana beds, a massive pool and a lively bamboo tikki bar.