Art Basel 2012 in Miami: Day dos!
On day two, I spent less time in Wynwood and more time exploring other parts of Miami with my beau like little Havana and Biscayne Boulevard. I wanted to see cool deco hotels, motels, and thrift stores as well as the culture of Little Havana and thanks to our good friend Frank, we were able to visit the best spots. Our first stop was Little Havana were I was inspired by the culture of the people there. It was so dope to see latin elders play dominos and chess while smoking their cuban cigars. I also fell in love with an art deco theater there that featured some really awesome old films. Then we were off to Versailles Cuban Cuisine to enjoy a VERY YUMMY breakfast that was so good, I miss it terribly. After that we went off to Biscayne Boulevard where I was also completely floored & inspired by the amazing architecture of the hotels. It is heaven for people like me who follow the rockabilly culture. So many of them are still in mint condition despite being built 50-60 years ago. I wish New York would have salvaged great architecture like Miami did, it really is..so amazing. I also fell in love with some of the cute thrift stores on Biscayne like Vintage Revenge and Fly Boutique. They were both super cute and full of goodness at decent prices. I found some very special things at both shops but really hit the jackpot at Vintage Revenge. I have to say VR was my favorite because the owner was so sweet/helpful and she had such amazing vintage pieces from my favorite eras. I found the BEST swimsuit there that may or may not be Versace (as if I care anyway). The tag is missing and she was pondering if it was too. Regardless, this swimsuit was BAD (in a good way). It was so amazing, I was afraid to wear it but had to have it as It fit me like a glove. Ironically I found a vintage Cache top as well that looked great with it, only it was a bit over my price range for that sorta thing. With my luck my friend ended up finding one for me just like it at Red White and Blue in Hialeah for just $5.95 so on day 4 I sported them both (post coming soon). After an eventful day of sight-seeing, we revisited Wynwood and then went off to Fania to support my best friend Santiago at his awesome showcase via the Pax Performing Arts Center. See photos inside!For vintage shopping, I wore vintage! Everything I am wearing was thrifted.My circle skirt is vintage, my top doesn’t have a tag, my belt is Betsey Johnson.My sunglasses and necklace is vintage.My purse was thrifted at Housing Works Warehouse.My shoes are by Jessica Simpson.I think our friend Frank said this place is a spa.Little Havana!Love this place.Miami elders playing dominos. Gentleman looking dapper playing chess.Deco Theater!Diana Vreeland!This stadium looks like a space ship from far! Our friend is opening a cigar shop there soon called 100 Fires and we are so excited to see it come into fruition!Amazing deco art.❤Now I understand why this is the world’s most famous cuban restaurant. I had steak and eggs and wanted seconds!Cool architecture of restaurants and hotels on Biscayne Boulevard!Love how the floor is paved with cool 50s/60s art!
Amazing!New York hotel!
Vintage Revenge!Can you tell why I love this place? GahhhhhhLeopard and fur!This place was stocked with such amazing dresses and accessories. So many springolators!Delish accessories!Bakelite!The mens section was impressive too!This is the vintage swimsuit I found there!Looks great with that Cache blouse, I was so sad to let it go but got lucky later when my friend found one like it!So regal!Meow!Loved this dress too but it fit me a little too big as I am a size 2 and this fit more like an 8. If you live in Miami and fit a size 8, go to VR and get this dress so I can live vicariously through you!Fly boutique!I didn’t find anything here but I did like the shop…and this jacket too!At another cute shop I found these mints. So funny!Back in Wynwood I caught a glimpse of this URNEWYORK wall! So cute!
love this Salvador Dali wall!Cute little bullet trailer!
At Fania for Derek Santiago’s showcase! My bestie is so damn talented!Giant works of Santiago’s art on display.I changed up my hair a bit for this event :).
I will show more coverage of the Fania event on day 4 as I covered more on that night and was also part of a live painting!
Stay tuned for day tres!