And trust us...backstage of was an even crazier sight. Imagine the industry’s hottest models - including Sports Illustrated rookies Georgia Gibbs and Kate Wasley, Miami’s own Yovanna Ventura, Natalie Roser, Stephanie Viada, Faith and Cambrie Schroder (along with their beautiful mama (both inside and out!), Andrea Schroder), Baskin Champion, Madison Nagle, Júlia Muniz, Celeste Bright & more - getting ready in their looks for the night, and enjoying the perks of being a part of the #ishinegirlgang with endless drinks and pre-show salads and sushi bites from Blue Ribbon.
Let’s take a moment to talk about the boss babe models participating; as you’ll see from the kick-ass footage (supplied from Krave Studios, and renowned photographers Andrew Day, Benjamin Frochcwajg, Taj Nihal, and many more), we made sure to feature gorgeous gals of all shapes and sizes to go along with Two Piece Mafia’s #loveyourbody movement. At ISHINE365 and Two Piece Mafia, we’re all about body positivity and accepting yourself exactly the way you are, and feeling confident along each step of the way! All of the pieces from Two Piece Mafia’s line are designed exclusively to flatter any body type, whether you’re tall, short, petite, curvy, you name it...we’ve got your back. We’re also thrilled to have our fave Ausie girls (and partners-in-crime) from Any Body Co., Georgia Gibbs and Kate Wasley, opening our show. If you’re already a fan of Two Piece Mafia, you’ll know we did an exclusive line with Any Body, which you guys loved!
Now back to the models, can we just mention how AMAZING they looked; we took the Havana Nights theme very seriously with hair turbans by ___(INSERT HAIR DESIGNER HERE), floral hair pieces (using real roses BT dubs), and other gorg accessories styled by the incredible talents at IGK Hair Salon. The girls were glowing goddesses in their spray tans from Best Miami Tan, and their killer cat eyeliners and full makeup looks were on point thanks to Sage Makeup and Daniel Pazos. And a HUGE shout-out to our baes at WCP Collective for KILLING IT once again - for a second year in a row, might we mention - and making our 2019 moodboard come to life on the runway. The looks were put together so flawlessly, Beyonce herself would have been proud.
And now...drumroll please...for the moment you’ve all been waiting for...here’s your sneak peek look at Two Piece Mafia’s 2019 Collection, brought to you from the girls at ISHINE365. These designs will blow you out of the water, and we can’t wait for them to hit our site very soon. And to make it easier for ya, we’re giving you a rundown of the trends you can expect for the coming season:
We’re seeing darker hues everywhere this season, so of course we had to feature them for 2019. You’ll spot deep chocolate browns and black detailing on some of our favorite styles, including the Kati and Hailey One Pieces, the Casi and Chris bikinis, and many more.
It wouldn’t be summer (or a Two Piece Mafia collection) without some hot hues; from bright yellows to fiery reds, we can’t get enough of these prismatic, in-your-face colors. You’ll see them splashed on several of our bikinis, one pieces and cover ups. And for all of the lavender lovers out there...we’ve got you covered. You’ll be spotting this trending color on a few select pieces in the line.
Not surprisingly, one of the hottest trends for 2019 is the retro look. Girls, we’re bringing back your fave high waist bikini bottoms - like the Ivanna and the Confidence - to give you that ultra-flattering, hourglass shape (and keep you covered in all the right places). The Ivanna is our cheekier friend, while the Confidence Bottom hits ya with a bit more coverage around the torso and booty.
Aside from high waisted swimsuits, you’ll also see several high leg cut bottoms that totally give off that vintage-inspired look. And not to mention...the prints. Retro stripes and polka dots are back babes, and they’re here to stay! I mean, who doesn’t love a good stripe? Combine these prints with our sassy silhouettes, and you’ve got a killer look. And here’s a fun styling tip: mix-and-match different prints in the collection to level-up your look; this is definitely for the girl who isn’t afraid to experiment!
It wouldn’t be a Two Piece Mafia collection without ribbed fabrics. We hit the mark this past season with our white and black ribbed sets (like the Yaz & Chris sets), so we obviously had to bring back these classics, along with some new edits in yellow, red and lavender. #yourewelcome
A hugely popular addition to our 2019 collection are bralettes...you know the saying, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Aside from the Casi Top (which we know you guys loved), we’re adding a few new styles in the same cut, along with some variations with thicker shoulder straps. What’s great about bralettes is that along with being fashionable, they are super supportive. A bikini top with style + comfort? Count us in. Plus, they’re perfect for taking your look from the beach to the street, peeking out under a basic cami or T! Super cute.
All in all, it was truly a magical night, and we couldn’t have asked for a better turnout. It all wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing support from our sponsors and ISHINE365/Two Piece Mafia team.
And a huge thanks to our goodie bag suppliers! We ensured that a lucky few guests and all of our models didn’t leave the show empty handed. We stocked them with tons of beauty and fashion products, along with a few other surprises. The Mirta De Pirales hair conditioner is a hit every year at our events; it’s ultra hydrating and gives your hair a glossy glow. And speaking of glow, we tried the D’Lucci Puerto Rico tanning oil and sorry Coppertone, we’re converted for life. Samba Sol hooked it up with a variety of their printed flip flops, which are a go-to staple for any beach or pool day. We worked hard and partied even harder, so the CBD tinctures and infused lotion from Physicians Preferred are literally life saving, and don’t worry, they’re totally legal and won’t get you stoned, just the right amount of relaxed.
And last but not least, a round of applause for Katrina Silva and Christina Pino, Owners and Co-Founders of ISHINE365 and Two Piece Mafia. They knocked it out of the ball park!