Original Living, Sexy & Beautiful
by Sunny Fraser
It was feeling hot, hot, hot both figuratively and literally at the very intimate and very sultry VIP gala reception for the launch of Original Living Magazine’s Summer 2021 Verano Caribe and Beyond Cover Release Party on Friday evening, June 18, 2021, at the outdoor terrace of the newest, hotter than hot, hotspot, THēsis Hotel Miami in exclusive Coral Gables, Florida with red-carpet stunners like cover model,Dayanara Torres (former Miss Universe and the ex-Mrs.Marc Anthony).
It was a star-studded affair, thick with celebs, models, artists, international media and some sizzlin’ summer heat and humidity. The evening included an open bar of top-shelf cocktails for VIP black wristband holdersand some refreshing, butler-passed, tropical cocktail for the other guests, along with some Caribbean fusion fare by Mamey Miami, the main restaurant within the hotel and the most recent conception by Miami local Chef Niven Patel, Food & Wine Best New Chef 2020.
Along with libations and bites, there were multiple live music performances to include Argentine rocker, Ariel Nan.This led up to a Caribbean-inspired runway show finale popping with lively colors by fashion designer and founder of Original Living Magazine, Isabel Lopez, Isabel Original International (IOI), herself. With her designs being worn on red carpets at Billboard Music Awards, Latin GRAMMY Awards and New York Fashion Week to name a few and her maxim being, “Be Sexy, Be Beautiful, Be Original,” the evening was truly and originally living her mission.