Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The artsy Sagamore hotel in Miami beach was host to the Kandy Wrappers cocktail party for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Designer Sharise Neil was on hand to present the sexy collection to the Ms. FAB team.
The vivacious Neil told us that the line took inspiration from imagining the progeny of a rock star and a surfer girl. Of course, that is more than a tag line. Sharise Neil was married to and toured with Motley Crue’s Vince Neil. She spent much of her school life in the ocean and on a surf board. Her designing experience started with styling hubby’s outfits on tour. She collaborated on an intimates line for low-cut jeans to follow friend Daniella Clark’s denim line.
Fans of Sharise Neil’s collection include Heather Locklear, Fergie and Kate Hudson. This year, Kandy Wrappers was also the official swimsuit supplier for the Miss USA pageant.
The Kandy Wrappers collection for 2011 featured fun, feminine details like ruffles and novelty prints. The bright colors were designed to make you stand out on the beach or backstage. The Brazilian cuts are meant to flatter the fit ‘booty’. Many of the suits were reversible, giving the customer multiple options. The rock n’ roll touches included pyramid stud embellishments and animal prints.
View the full video interview below: