Fashionable Life: The Brazilian Way

The Georgetown Waterfront was invaded by D’Milikah-clad models for a night of Brazilian fun. 

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Visitors to the Georgetown Waterfront got a Brazilian surprise as they watched the D’Milikah design house’s first headline show in the region. (Photo by Vithaya Phongsavan)

Those taking a casual stroll by Nick’s Riverside Grill got quite the show last week, as more than 200 onlookers watched the bronzed models strutting down the Georgetown Waterfront boardwalk rocking Brazilian-born designer ’s 2013 High Summer Swimwear Collection. The latest collection from the D’Milikah house featured pieces with fierce animal prints, sexy cutouts and 80s-inspired designs, all with a hint of Gonzaga’s signature Brazilian charm. An azure one-piece suit, accented with belly-exposing cutouts and gold jewelry, was one of our favorite looks of the collection.

Local media personalities Sunni of WPCG 99.5 and Wil Lash of DC Hot Sports served as the spunky emcees of the show, which was D’Milikah’s first headline show in the Washington area. However, Washingtonians were not the first to see the collection, as several of the “Blurry Feminine” designs were released at this year’s Celebrity Grammy Gift Lounge, where D’Milikah was a featured brand. Continuing the Brazilian theme of the evening, the audience enjoyed blue caipirinha cocktails, while being treated to a unique Capoeira performance by the Candeais show.

(Photo by Vithaya Phongsavan)

Designer Emily Gonzaga takes the customary post-show bow, flanked by her models. (Photo by Vithaya Phongsavan)

Beth Silverberg, Nicole Aguirre and Morgan Fykes were among the more than 200 audience members of the D'Milikah show. (Photo by

Beth Silverberg, Nicole Aguirre and Morgan Fykes were among the more than 200 audience members of the D’Milikah show. (Photo by Vithaya Phongsavan)

(Photo by Vithaya Phongsavan)

Our favorite look of the collection. (Photo by Vithaya Phongsavan)

(Photo by Vithaya Phongsavan)

Capoeira performance by the Candeais show. (Photo by Vithaya Phongsavan)

 

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