The inaugural FASH!ONART Miami Basel dinner, hosted by Alle Fister of Bollare Communications and produced by Walter Canas, welcomed international, New York City-based pop graffiti artist Bobby Hill to one of Forbes Magazine’s “Top 10 Most Anticipated Openings of 2012.”: The James Royal Palm in South Beach. Held at hotel’s soon-to-open South Shore Rum Lounge the FASH!ONART Miami Basel Dinner featured a special three course, seated sampling of award-winning chef Kris Wessel‘s authentic regional cuisine–including watermelon and tomato gazpacho, Fresh Little Havana Street Style pulled pork sliders, and delicious Cookery mango parfait pie–prepared for the Young Patrons Circle for American Friends of the Louvre Museum and the members-only Supper Club. Wessel recently launched at The James Royal Palm’s Florida Cookery restaurant. Milagro Tequila ambassador Jaime Salas fueled the evening by taking dinner guests through a paired cocktail menu of special Milagro Reposado, Silver and Anejo creations mixed with fresh Lime Ginger and Lemon Cayenne Agave juices from BluePrint.
Cameron Silver, founder of the influential and trend setting vintage couture boutique Decades, Inc., author of the upcoming book, “Decades: A Century of Fashion,” and one of Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Names and Faces in Fashion” arrived in a vibrant, and some might say avant garde, pink and black suit, and posed for photographers with a Missoni-clad Alle Fister on the open air cocktail deck to display his own fash!onart Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony, later adding it was “in honor of John Lennon.”
Highlighted artist Bobby Hill, gifted each guest–including CARTWHEEL’s Cindy Schwarzstein and Dana Nichols, ConsuLA’s Leah Hardy, Ruiz-Healy Art owner Patti Ruiz-Healy; SCOPE Miami Art Fair‘s Monica Locascio; Joah Spearman whose AvecMode produces pop-up retail events in cooperation with SXSW, the South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive conference; Louvre patrons Alixe Laughlin, David Chines, and Ashley Williams; Blackbook Magazine‘s Fernando Cwilich Gil; and socialite/philanthropist Xavieria Batiste–with signature prints that combine Hill’s elements of abstract expressionism, pop imagery, and graffiti.