EN&V Welcomes New
Fashion Columnist, Marilyn
Fashion, interior design, custom jewelry
design: these are all the favorite activities of
EN&V’’s new fashion columnist, Marilyn Cale. Over
the last few decades, she has been in the forefront of
implementing the newest trends in interiors and fashion
for local clientele and magazines.
fashionista fixture since 1988, Marilyn has been
involved with many charities and local events where the
“well-heeled” attend. Always looking ahead, she strives
to recreate the latest designer trends in everyday
fashion and her unique jewelry
Shopping and fashion events are
her preferred activities, so please contact Marilyn if
you have something new to share:
Did you know that baggy
pants, suspenders and hard hats are “in?” Okay, okay,
they do look much better on bulging, well-oiled muscles!
You could see the frenzy first-hand if you attended the
annual Firefighters luncheon on Secretary’s Day.
The ladies were all dressed in the latest
casual fashions such as hip-hugging jeans, gauzy
belly-revealing gauzy tops, and high-heeled pumps,
hoping to get noticed by the good-looking firefighters.
Not the usual business attire!
dozens compete to get the thirteen coveted spots in the
annual calendar. The event was created in 1992 by
Lieutenant Luis Espinosa of the Hialeah Fire department.
The first calendar was published in 1993, with the
winners doing promotional events throughout Miami-Dade,
Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. You can get the full
schedule at: www.firefighterscalendar.com. Their
appearances will be at malls, clubs, and
sports/entertainment venues. The events start in August
and run through January. This is the first year that all
contestants in the “over 40” category were chosen.
Here’s to mature men!
The proceeds from
the luncheon and sales of the annual calendars benefit
local charities including The Miami Project to Cure
Paralysis and Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Habitat For
Humanity, Best Buddies, Ronald McDonald Children’s
Charities, Cystic Fibrosis, and Here’s Help. So far,
over $145,000 has been raised.
Be sure to
catch this event next year!
upcoming fashion events for consideration to
1. Marilyn Cale with fireman during
2. Marilyn Cale and Suzanne Young with
3. The Channel 4 Neighbors 4
The Blonde, The Maven,
the Gorgeous Elizabeth
by Robin Roth and
the Blonde and the
out ladies, Elizabeth Hurley (better known as a
supermodel/actress) is launching her latest venture of
sensual beachwear collection, which of course is called
Elizabeth Hurley Beach. The line is not only chic and
easy to wear, but is focused on fit and practicality as
well. This new and exciting line is aimed at the
fashion-conscious woman who wants to bring a touch of
luxury and style to her beach wardrobe. In Hurley's
collection, you will find bikinis adorned with
semi-precious stones, soft feminine tops, rich and lush
caftans in silk georgette and terry cloth beach bags and
hats. Another unique dimension to the collection is the
colorful print used in some of her pieces which were
inspired by the famous works of artist Gustav Klimt.
This hands-on collection has put Elizabeth
right in the heart of every aspect of this project, from
the creative conception to the development and
production. When asked what drew her inspiration, she
stated, “I've always been obsessed with summer
clothes—probably because I grew up in a rainy country
(England) where I was brought up never to leave the
house without a cardigan and umbrella. I used to dream
of glamorous sunny places like St. Tropez and St.
Barth's and, in my dreams, I was wearing clothes
remarkably similar to these!"
Elizabeth Hurley Beach collection will be sold
exclusively at a dozen Saks Fifth Avenue stores from New
York City to Florida and from Chicago to Beverly Hills.
The prices range between $168 to $713.
Blonde: OKAY GIRLS, no matter how much self-esteem you
might have, if you want to feel like chopped liver (AND
LOUSY CHOPPED LIVER, AT THAT) just stand next to
Elizabeth Hurley. I can never look in the mirror again.
Now I really know how the ugly step-sisters felt
standing next to Cinderella! THE GIRL IS FLAWLESS! (Ya
really wanna HATE HER... But ya can't!)
Maven: I have been seeing so many articles on Liz's new
beachwear line. She was involved in all facets of the
design business. Her offices at Simian films—launched in
1994 with Hugh Grant—are doubling as her fashion house.
The clothes are sewn in Italy, and the beading is done
in India. I love how she has accessorized the suits with
jewelry. Very clever of her to take the decision of what
jewelry to wear out of our hands. And by the way,
Blonde, I felt just FINE standing next to
Blonde: YEAH RIGHT! …. AND I REPEAT, YEAH RIGHT! And by
the way, I like picking my own jewelry. Maven, she may
be unbelievably gorgeous, but she can't look like that
AND be INTELLIGENT, too!
Maven: Hate to break the news to you, Blondie, but in
addition to her beauty and business sense, she also won
a scholarship to college at the London Studio
Blonde: PERFECT! JUST PEACHY PERFECT!
Maven: But wait—there's more! She didn't take the USUAL
route to fame. She acted in theater and films before
becoming a supermodel.
Blonde: Maybe this would be a good time for me to start
Prozac! I hate to admit this, Mav, but I never even saw
her line of beach clothes. Her beauty blinded me (not to
mention upset me!) Her body, hair, makeup, skin, smile,
teeth, eyes, you name it was SIMPLY PERFECT. She is a
GODDESS! What upset me further was she was SO DARN NICE!
She was SO DARN CLASSY, and SO DARN SKINNY! You can't
help but like her! That is infuriating! In addition,
DOES SHE EVER EAT FOOD?
Maven: Blonde, this is gonna really kill ya, She
eats every 4 hours because of her gallstones and low
Blonde: Sorry, if she eats every 4 hours, then she's
eating a string bean or a carrot!
Maven: She claims she works it off by climbing her five
flights of stairs in her house, walking her dogs,
running after her son in the field, and she has NO
Blonde: Oh poor Liz! If I ran up 50 flights, walked a
dog pound, and ran after an orphanage I wouldn't look
like that, nor would the rest of us! And what is up with
Hugh Grant?! You really have to have some issues to
cheat on a girl like this! I do like him, though, in
spite of his flaws! I hate to admit it …but Liz is so
cool and adorable that she would fit in great as our
friend! (Just as long as we don't have to go out in
public with her)!
Maven: I'm sure that when your Prozac kicks in, you'll
be able to handle being in photos with her,
Blonde: The dose COULDN'T be high enough for that to
Maven: LOL! Well mine is!
Blonde: Being British, maybe Camilla Parker Bowels
should take a few beauty lessons from Liz!
Maven: All the lessons in the world couldn't help her!
(And again, it is Bowles)! But the Prozac
Blonde: OR THE ROPE! All kidding aside, go check out
Elizabeth Hurley's fantastic line of beachwear sold
exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue! Let her style and
class rub off on you.
Maven: If swimsuits don't interest you, don't worry;
Liz's collection includes plenty of outer garments that
you'll enjoy. Blonde, let’s go to Saks and try on some
Blonde: Forget about it! I am too depressed. Let's go
have cake instead!
Maven: EVEN BETTER!
1. Shara Rosayne (“The Maven”),
Elizabeth Hurley and Robin Roth (“The Blonde”)
by Michael Storms
2. Elizabeth Hurley and
Photo by Robin Roth
Photos by Robin Roth