Review of Art Deco Weekend 2017
For the fifth year in a row, The Miss Art Deco Pageant produced by Beauty Touches Group Productions was part of the 40th annual Art Deco Weekend hosted by Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) held in Miami Beach. The event takes place year on Ocean Drive from 5th Street to 13th Street with rows of vendors selling vintage jewelry, fashion, art exhibits, and over course the most delicious foods from all over South Florida. During the festivities there were showcasing of classic cars, concerts, the most adorable Arf Deco Dog Parade and contest, and the Retro Fashion Show which included for the first time this year a designer's award contest and the crowning ceremony of the new Miss Art Deco 2017.
Retro-inspired fashions from local designers will be presented on the runway. The featured designers are Joann Chan, Lauren Lessa, Luis Aponte, Molly Kate Cline and Nadiya Shulhan! One talented designer was awarded $500 and a booth at ADW 2018. A special exhibit at the Art Deco Welcome Centre, following the festival, will display these fantastic fashions.
Judges for the designer's award including Henrry Meza of Henrry Meza Designs and Chantel Martinez, national director of Miss Grand United States and Miss Grand Dominican Republic.
Backstage with the models (left) Jessica Mustelier, Miss Cuban American 2017 with Angela Overton, Ms. Art Deco 2015 and the newly crowned Layda Hernandez, Miss Art Deco 2017.
Jacquelyn Marquez, Miss Teen Art Deco 2016 modeling in the annual Fashion Show during Art Deco Weekend 2017.
Tyeshaa Hudson, Miss Art Deco 2016 working the runway modeling Retro fashions by
Luis Aponte at the annual Art Deco Fashion Show.
Posing for the camera is Dominique Noguera, Ms Art Deco 2016.
Katarina Wronka, Miss Teen Art Deco 2014 (Left) along with Naomi Quinonez, Miss Teen Art Deco 2017 (Right) both modeling Retro Designs during the Art Deco Weekend Fashion Show.
Layda Hernandez, Miss Art Deco 2017 modeling Retro Designs during the Fashion Show at Art Deco Weekend 2017.
Emy Barreras, Miss Jr. Art Deco 2016 (left) and Angela Overton, Ms. Art Deco 2015 (right) joined in the middle by Thalia Santamara, Miss Teen Cuban American modeling vintage swimsuits and sunglasses by Iris Chase
Naomi Quinonez, Miss Teen Art Deco 2017 (Right) modeling in the Art Deco Fashion Show along with Michelle Leon, Miss Grand United States 2016, fourth runner up at the annual
Miss Grand International 2016.
Show Finale with all the models with Angela LaMuse, fashion show coordinator for the
Art Deco Retro Fashion Show.
Models posing with Vintage Fashion Show Coordinator Angela LaMuse with the classic cars during Art Deco Weekend Festival South Beach.
Watch the video of the Art Deco Weekend Vintage Fashion Show.