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Miami Travel Diary

July 21 2016
Chromat designer Becca McCharen flew down to Miami Beach to debut the new SS17 Swimwear Collection at Miami Swim Week and host a fun party + pop up at the Freehand. 
Go behind the scenes to see Miami's architecture, beaches and creatives through her polaroid diary. 
Me in my natural habitat (South Beach) wearing the Outlined Top and Cutout Bottom
 

BACKSTAGE AT THE CHROMAT SS17 SWIM PRESENTATION

Backstage with makeup lead Derrick Smith and his MAC PRO team!
LOVING the orangey red lip and Gold + Wood eyewear! 
ALL MAC EVERYTHING
(with Aba Jewels accessories)
Making makeup magic happen! 
Hair by Gina Paredes of GP Exclusives
How cute is she?
My wife Christine McCharen-Tran and partner in all things- especially runway shows, which she produces- setting up the Nitemind lighting before the show. 
Backstage before the show with all the #ChromatBABES! 
The gorgeous Carmen Carrera stopped by the Swim Presentation in the Chromat Patent Garter Cage Bustier!
With DIVE Swim Week producer Tiffany Norman
The final walk out with all the babes. <3

THE CHROMAT POP UP SWIM SHOP

Perusing the racks at the Chromat Pop Up Swim Shop!
With Josh August, our favorite Miami resident and #ChromatBABE
Everyone's favorite Chromat T shirts!
Amanda Lee, events planner at the Freehand, popped in to grab her favorite Chromat Racer Top

CHROMAT AT CABANA SWIM SHOW

Our sales director Virginia Craddock at International Playground Showroom met with buyers and press at the Cabana Swim Show
A sneak preview of what's to come next Resort and Spring 17!

FINALLY, SOME BEACH TIME

Serving beach body in the Outlined Top.

Christine McCharen-Tran by the ocean in the Saldana Suit.
Summer essentials: the Outline Top + Tri Bottoms.
Paradise. 

ZAHA HADID + 1111 LINCOLN ROAD

I had to stop by and pay homage to Zaha Hadid's work at The Alchemist.
It's in my favorite building, 1111 Lincoln Road designed by architects Herzog and De Meuron.

1111 Lincoln Rd

MONAD STUDIO

We had the opportunity to visit Monad Studio at their residency at Miami Beach Urban Studios with Florida International University. Monad is an architecture firm run by partners Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg with their amazing daughter Zoe who already had her own clothing line: ZG Studio! Monad is experimenting with 3D Printed musical instruments and are collaborating with our friend Anouk Wipprecht on something very exciting! 
I love Miami so much. The minimal modern architecture, the tropical plants, the neon, the gorgeous beach and unbelievable weather and of course the people!
Any chance I get- Basel, Swim Week, WMC- I will be here! 
See you soon Miami.
<3
Becca