Carolina Cejas and Selene Arvesu
Deborah Slack and Kelly Gold
Saks’ Shoe Salon
Natalie Veliz and Alison Vulger
Tatiana Nahmad, Jake Deutsch, and Kristy Ryu
With a permanent smile on his face, footwear impresario Brian Atwood breezed into town from New York to introduce clients to his spring/summer 2011 collection in person. Seated regal in a throne-like chair at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Shoe Salon in Bal Harbour Shops, Atwood autographed heels purchased onsite and posed for countless pictures. “This turnout is amazing,” said Saks VP/GM Deborah Slack. Sponsored by Miami magazine, the event was hosted by Kelly Gold, Maya Ezratti, Hollen Rosenberg, Sandee Saunders, Jennifer Sazant, Katy Stoka and Jenny Zalkin. After the store appearance, Miami hosted a private dinner for the designer and about 30 VIP guests (Princess Thi-Nga of Vietnam and W owner David Edelstein among them) at one of the penthouses of the W South Beach. The mood of the party grew more animated as the evening progressed, and the bubbly flowed, with Atwood chatting up guests, posing for more photos and signing yet additional pairs of heels. “I’m exhausted, yes, and I leave for New York very early tomorrow morning,” the designer uttered as he said his goodbyes. “But it was all worth it.”
Photography by Anthony Jordon, Jr.