Ah, Abaete. What was once just gorgeous swimwear is now a whole line of sexy, sensible, sun-drenched clothing. And, after a partnership with Paylessâ€”a host of affordable, adorable shoes. Itâ€™s unfortunate that the Abaete show was held on a rainy afternoon miserable enough to leave the tent practically empty.
The musicâ€™s sultry and sexy. So are the girls and their clothes. Swag bags from Abaete? Oh, and a double eye shadow from Nars to boot? Hail to the growth of small fashion companies!
Jumpsuits and dresses called Mick, Bianca and Jagger. A model rear end is hanging out. All stare and comment on its small stature. Suddenly, I feel like Iâ€™m a late 70s jet-setter about to take off on my flight from Paris to Rio. I pretend my rear end still looked like that after 8th grade.
As for the clothes– Gorgeous blends of floral accents on skirts, Swarovski buttons, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and gold accented silks. A fashion show thatâ€™s only about the clothes? Really. Abaete is simple, to-the-point, provocative, tasteful clothing. And had a show thatâ€™s dead on to its brand.
A model parades Abaete founder Laura Proetsky around the catwalk. Beaming and grinning, she waves and bids us adieu. And weâ€™re out of the room in a record 10 minutes flat.
This chic Abaete mini dress is available for $295 at intermixonline.com.