Miss A Columnist

Brandy Voirin is a modern day fashionista who exercises her multitasking muscle on a daily basis. Brandy's a community volunteer extraordinaire” helping in the state of Texas, Boston, New Jersey, & New York. She's an avid traveler, mom, and can be spotted at runway shows, & charity events in Dallas & New York. She hosted Fashion's Night Out for Southlake Town Square which was picked by Vogue magazine as one of the 8 top places for FNO in Texas. Having sampled fashion and beauty delights from all over the world; this savvy traveler documents her adventurous life through her inspirational blog Bites of Style, where she informs readers on shopping and food tips; along with blogging about her life in fashion.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014: Poko Pano And Dolores Cortes

When you realize you can make a difference you should act immediately. Giving back to others is one  of the core principals we encourage at Ask Miss A, and finding a brand that shares our values is a match made in heaven. Being a Fashion Editor, I am always on the hunt for brands that invoke creativity, innovation and an inspiring story. It’s not an easy task, but when these three elements merge, we normally have a slam-dunk. This season, we are continuing the search for the perfect beachwear and brands invoking positive changes in others. Here are two of my favorite brands from last nights shows at  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.


Poko Pano ( Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Frazer Harrison)

Poko Pano (Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Frazer Harrison)

Poko PanoFashion Delivers

Staying true to its Brazilian heritage, Poko Pano features fashion forward swimwear in whimsical, mix and match prints and styles.

How She’s Making A Difference:

Poko Pano embraces corporate giving by working with Fashion Delivers, a charitable foundation that takes new products donated by manufacturers and retailers and distributes them to people in need and affected by disasters across the U.S. and throughout the world.

 Poko Pano SS 2014  Collection: 

Three Words:  Playful, unexpected, and stripe-mania

Favorites: White & black swimsuit with cut-outs and the white tankini

Verdict: Buy it. Playful prints rule.

Want more? Check out this inspiring interview with Designer Paolo Robbo  about her vision and 2014 collection.


Models in Poko Pano SS14 Collection at MBFW in Miami ( Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison Getty Images)

Models in Poko Pano SS14 Collection at MBFW in Miami (Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison Getty Images)


Dolores Cortes SS14 MBFW ( Photo Credit: Frazer/GettyImages)

Dolores Cortes SS14 MBFW (Photo Credit: Frazer/GettyImages)

Dolores Cortés Down Syndrome Of Miami

With over 50 successful years in swimsuit design, Dolores Cortés has mastered the art of swimwear. Her sleek designs are not only chic, but also equally as comfortable. She wants her client to feel special by wearing quality swimwear with a high fashion look.

How She’s Making A Difference: 

In 2012 Dolores Cortés’s campaign for her children’s line made fashion history. According to Adweek, Cortés was the first person to ever feature a child with Down syndrome as the face of a high-end fashion campaign. In addition to featuring Valentina Guerrero, the designer donated 10 percent of profits from the kids’ line to the Down Syndrome Association of Miami

Dolores Cortes SS 2014 Collection
Three Words: Tropical rainforest, punk, glamor
Hair and Makeup:  Dramatic eyes with exaggerated teased hair.
Verdict: Buy it. Run to buy this collection when it comes in stores
Favorite Looks
Dolores Cortes SS14 MBFW Collection (Photo Credit : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Dolores Cortes SS14 MBFW Collection (Photo Credit : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Special thanks to columnist Elizabeth Johnson for co-writing this article.

Related Articles:

Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: 190: Error validating application. Application has been deleted. (190) thrown in /home/askmissa/public_html/wp-content/plugins/seo-facebook-comments/facebook/base_facebook.php on line 1273