Yesterday, Nikki Beach hosted the 1st Anniversary of their very successful What Women Want event. Renowned swimwear designer and Miami native Keva Johnson showed off her new collection of KEVA by Keva J swimwear.. While waiting for the show to start, guests indulged in all kinds of things, like complimentary paraffin treatments by Spa e, snacks by Pop Chips, and mini bundt cakes by It’s a Bundt. There were even complimentary manicures provided by OPI and featuring their new colors inspired by the movie, Burlesque. I even spotted folks getting spray-on tans in a little black tent. Miami Dolphin cheerleaders offered photo opportunities with them, and sold their new swimsuit calendar.
But the star of day was DEFINITELY the new KEVA by Keva J line of swimsuits. While some of the cheerleaders paraded around in her Pretty in Pink: Ode to Barbie collection, the pieces on the runway were brand new. Just when I thought there was nothing else that could be done with a swimsuit, Keva came up with innovative styling, colors, and textures. Her stuff is guaranteed to turn heads on the beach. Keva says herself–
My swimsuits are positively unpredictable.
I’ve been a fan of Keva, since being introduced to her by my bestie, Kelly Taylor. As soon as Keva comes out with a Big Gurl Collection and then a Bigger Gurl Collection, I’m going to become her spokesmodel <inserting tongue into cheek>. Her suits were featured on the 2010 edition of BET’s Rock the Runway. They’ve also caught the attention of the Kardashian trio, who are often photographed in her suits. This is one FAB Black chick–Go Keva!
And before I forget, the show began with a sexy strip tease on the runway. I only included a few pictures from that part of the show, as it got pretty steamy–with the dancer ending up in a giant champagne glass of colored water in only a bikini bottom and pasties. Whew! Then, the Dolphins cheerleaders totally ROCKED the runway in Keva suits.
Notables spotted at the event included Charles Albert of Charles Albert Jewelry and his fab PR chick Amanda Whittleman, recording industry exec Diamond David Lee, television personality Simi Dahl, and philanthropist, Sylvia Fragos Goldenthal.