Style File: In The Swim: Laure Heriard Dubreuil at Miami Swim Week

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thumbnail In The Swim: Laure Heriard Dubreuil at Miami Swim Week
Jul 23rd 2012, 19:47

The Webster founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil returned to Miami last week for Mercedes-Benz Swim fashion week. Between parties at her store, shows by the beach, and laps in the pool, she found time to send back a few snapshots from her trip.

After a stormy flight from New York, I finally got back to the Sunshine State for Mercedes-Benz Swim fashion week. I started the first official day with an early a.m. swim in the Soho House pool—swimming like a shark around the runway in the middle of the pool! Afterward, I joined Mary Kate Steinmiller and Jade Frampton at the Raleigh Hotel for the Mercedes-Benz Bespoke event, where we made jewelry from Mercedes-Benz leather. I kept the piece Mary Kate made for sale at The Webster!

After a very busy day, I went full-on Swim week look for the Vogue and Clarins party at The Webster: a Theyskens’ Theory mermaid-inspired dress and Charlotte Olympia aqua fish-skin pumps. I was so happy to see all of my swimwear designer friends like Lisa Marie Fernandez, Yodit Eklund of Bantu Wax, and Tori Praver. Once the event was over, I met up with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Delano Beach Club Midori Beachside Bash, where Kim was having her portrait painted live in front of the crowd.

On Saturday, I started the day on with brunch by chef Michelle Bernstein on the rooftop of The Webster for Mercedes-Benz, where I was happy to meet Anna Laub, the founder and creative director of Prism sunglasses, for the first time. Soon, The Webster was bubbling with Tori Praver’s presentation and cocktail party in the lobby. I can’t get enough of her extremely flattering ruched bikinis! Then back to Soho House—already crowded at 9p.m.—for the Chloé show. Guests are watching the runway laying on the mattresses around the pool. Such a relaxing way to enjoy fashion—very Miami!

On Sunday, it was time for me to go buy next season’s swimwear. I started with Salon Allure at the W South Beach, which is every guy’s dream: Two floors of ocean-view rooms full of models in bikinis! My first appointment was with Lisa Marie Fernandez, where I discovered her beautiful coral and terra-cotta collection with gorgeous terrycloth cover-ups. After a full tour, I headed to the Miami Beach Convention Center for my appointments with Bantu Wax—I love the rasta vibe of Yodit’s African prints—Basta, and many others. Then, following a quick stop at The Standard x Spin Galactic Ping-Pong tournament (where I’m very proud to announce that The Webster team won), I hit the last presentation for the weekend: La Perla at Soho House. I escaped the festivities very quickly afterward for a romantic dinner with Aaron at Casa Tua.

—Laure Heriard Dubreuil

Photos: Courtesy of Laure Heriard Dubreuil, except Kim Kardashian and Laure: Seth Browarnik / World Red Eye

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