How Do I Look?

How do you tell a friend that their fashion sense sucks? We’re not talking about a subtle, mixing-different-shades-of-black misstep — we’re talking about your BFF’s consistently tragic knack for putting together an outfit that’s to’ up from the flo’ up. When she pairs those straining at the seams Lindsay Lohan leggings with that ill fitting, circa-1990 sparkly jacket, then sits to tug on a pair of Uggs before you hit the club, you might be tempted to get all fashion police on her. Hold up. Before you call in your closest chica on a played-out trend infraction, might we recommend a more passive, less aggressive approach? Take your amiga to Gen Art’s Shop Miami 2008 at the fabulous Moore Building (4040 NE Second Ave., Miami). At this one night only NYC—style sample sale, over 40 local designers and boutiques will offer their finest garments for purchase, thereby giving you and your friend the opportunity to go from “are you wearing that?” to “OMG, that looks so cute on you!”

Snag the flyest gear from local designers, including Adriana Castro, Amaya Swimwear, Susan Elias Couture, Downtown Divas, Eduardo de las Casas, Karma Kultura, Zen 3, La Chica Chic, TOFF, and Twinestones. Get her knitted and fitted at the KRELwear booth, and definitely peep those new Ecoist handbags. Before you jet, treat yourself to a mani courtesy of Lace Nail Labs, and don’t forget the hot fashion show at 9 p.m. After a few hours of shopping, sipping complementary 10 Cane rum cocktails, and grooving to the sounds of DJ Induce, you and your friend will be transformed from frumpy to ferosh in no time flat. VIP tickets cost $30 in advance, $40 at the door, and come with access to the 10 Cane cocktail lounge and a sweet gift bag. Regular tix are $10 and $20, respectively. Call 305-695-8200, or visit
Thu., June 26, 2008

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