Just in time to kick off festival season, Sports Illustrated bring some serious heat to Houston Texas. Christie Brinkley, Kate Upton and Ashley Graham were just a few of the VIPs to grace the red carpet at VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Festival. The two day festival kicked things off on Friday night at the historic Post Houston. The first of its kind, the festival closed its first night with a VIP concert by Miguel.
The music, food and culture festival celebrated the past and present of SI Swimsuit cover models. VIBES backed by notable luxury brands including Lexus, Edge , and Smirnoff was definitely the weekends hottest ticket. The atmosphere was nothing less than good VIBES. “Where else could you party with models , eat a fancy Frito Pie , and get down to Miguel and Diplo?” That was the response of Jaleska Holman (CEO of J-Mulan Agency) when asked about her experience at VIBES by SI.
The legendary Christie Brinkley told Kontrol Homme, “Its exciting to be in Houston celebrating with my daughters. I remember when it was me on the cover. Everything has come full circle and that’s a dream come true.” Christie accompanied by her 18 year old super model daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook was a breath of fresh air. From the legends to the new comers the SI Vibes red carpet did not disappoint.
Oh and if the SI Swimsuit models and musical guest weren’t enough the event also featured a spotlight of curated food from award winning chefs. The chefs included Hugh Acheson(Five and Ten) , Chris Shepard (Underbelly) and Chef Seth Siegal Gardner (Pass and Provisions). Let me just say this, “The food and the weather is perfect” SI swimsuit Rookie Model Lais Ribeiro told Kontrol. Eight- time SI swimsuit cover model Chrissy Teigen was also all about the food. Teigen had her own booth at the festival that served some original recipe dishes from her cook book Cravings.
From the SI swimsuit class of 2017 to the legends VIBES by SI Swimsuit surpassed our expectations. Enjoy some of our original pictures from the event. Special thanks to Tajae Productions and Bob Levy (Getty Images) for capturing these moments.
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