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Trends 2014: “The Melting Pot” Effect

Image by Humberto Vidal.
Makeup & Stylist: Armandeus Salon.
Location: Chef on Waters.

By Lissette Rondon.
United States has been described since the 1780s as the “Melting pot.” This metaphor was used to explain the assimilation of immigrants to our country.

The Popular song “The Great American Melting Pot,” with the lovely lyrics – “You simply melt right in, It doesn’t matter what your skin” remains in American political and cultural dialogues.

The Main Ingredients of Miami’s recipe.
Our magic city is home to different cultures and flavors with a large population of Latino culture that stand out, having a huge effect and influence. Most of the world’s renowned Latin artists such as Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, and Shakira have made Miami their home.


Special spices, trends and more!
There are several other cultures that have played important roles in creating art, music and fashion in Miami such as France, Italy, Germany, England, Japan and Israel. Even when we are Americans and come from Hispanic countries, these fascinating cultures have inspired our leadership with their trends, adding the right touch to Miami; making our recipe, unique!


We would like to kick off 2014 with this special edition, honoring our “melting pot” with 7 exclusive interviews of Miami’s most successful leaders in fashion, beauty, marketing, food and cars. Viviana Gabeiras, Glenda Betancourt, Silvia Fassardi, Chef Benny Diaz, Samy Gicherman, Karime Demorizi and Frank Diaz—where they talked about trends of 2014, the culture that inspired them, predictions for next year, and more.


Let’s enjoy the flavors!
– The fashion revolution of Viviana G.
 The fashion revolution of Viviana G.
Image by Humberto Vidal.



– ‘GP Natural Cosmetics’ brings back purple liaisons.



- 'GP Natural Cosmetics' brings back purple liaisons.
Image by Humberto Vidal.



– Samy Gicherman lights up collections with Flamenco fashion fever.



- Samy Gicherman lights up collections with Flamenco fashion fever.
Image by Humberto Vidal.



– “Septimo by Silvia Fassardi,” the Italian love story behind the brand.

- "Septimo by Silvia Fassardi," the Italian love story behind the brand.
Image by Humberto Vidal.

– Benny Diaz, the chef and the sea.

- Benny Diaz, the chef and the sea.
Image by Humberto Vidal.

– Karime Demorizi leads ‘How to Focus Your Vision’ in 2014.
- Karime Demorizi leads 'How to Focus Your Vision' in 2014.
Image by Humberto Vidal.

“I was born and raised in Colombia and I live here in Miami, but Israel strongly influences my company “Hefziba Communications International.” The company name is Hebrew and means “My delight is in her, the divine love of God is within you.” Our work consists of services; we serve to God, the family, and our community”…read Karime Demorizi’s interview.

-The power of ‘Kaizen,’ Frank Diaz hits the road pursuing perfection.

-The power of 'Kaizen,' Frank Diaz hits the road pursuing perfection.
Image by Humberto Vidal.

“I was born and raised here with my Cuban-Salvadorian parents, but I have been influenced by the Japanese culture in my personal life and my job at Lexus of North Miami. The automotive plants of Lexus are renowned globally for their advanced technology and they have become famous for hand craftsmanship, a discipline that goes to deepest roots of Japanese culture. It started a few years ago with the introduction of 10 Takumi, or master craftsmen, at our Tahara plant where the LS flagship, along with other models, was made”… read Frank Diaz’s interview.


Special thanks to
Chef on Waters, Benny Diaz.
Photographer: Humberto Vidal
Make-up Artists & Stylists of Armandeus Salon
Assistant (behind the scenes-Samy Gicherman): Ronald Solano.
Makeup Artist: Patricia Zrihem ( Samy Gicherman)
Photographer (behind the scenes- Samy Gicherman): David Nieto.