As a born and bred South Floridian, the importance of Miami to the culture is vital. The multicultural city is the first landing pad for man Americans, and thus serves as a melting pot of cultures. And culture, of course breeds style and style fashion. Chain reaction, no natural progression.
And on its 118th birthday, there's a lot Miami can be proud of. And no we're not talking about Rick Ross and Cocaine Cowboys. We're talking about genuinely cool facts about the city with over 400,000 people.
Find out what they are below and on the next pages!
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim
The week of fashion recently passed, but showcased the hottest trends for the upcoming season. Best part is: You can wear all these skimpy pieces year round.
While the super model was discovered in Clinton, Mississippi, she spent her childhood (age 3 months to 12 years old) in Miami. In the sunny, multicultural city she was raised by her maternal grandmother.
While the very stylish Miami Heat star hails from Chicago, he's never played for any other team than the Miami Heat. That's what we call loyalty.
What's more stylish than great weather nearly every day of the year? Yes, thunderstorms and hurricanes may come-- but when the weather is right, vibrant prints abound everywhere.
With the loss of layers, comes the exposure of skin and the strip of South Beach is known for women and men showing off their toned, model-esque bodies.
The 80s hit show revealed the wild side of the tropical city and the importance of a Giorgio Armani pastel suit.
"Bad Boys" and "Bad Boys II"
Action, hot women, an even hotter Will Smith-- Miami was the only fitting setting for the blockbuster films.
Amazing Drink and Food
Having a cup of Cuban coffee would wake anyone up for a day of sunbathing. The array of fresh cuisine from different countries makes it an exotic experience.
The annual art function in Miami has been going on for over forty years as a way to support "the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts." Plus, fashionable celebs like Pharrell Williams, Beyonce and Solange are into it.
Luxury Shopping at Bal Harbor
If you're in the mood to spend a few thousand dollars, shopping in this luxury plaza is the move. Boutiques include Chanel, Balenciaga, Gucci, Miu Miu and many many more.