If there is anything that Miami knows, it might be the "art" of being social. Or so thinks Barton G. Weiss, the creator of Miami's — and the rest of the magazine industry's — most luxurious new title, Vault Magazine. Meant as a collector's item, the quarterly publication covers fashion, party-going, and celebrity with lush full-color pages and heaps (and heaps) of style history.
Since Barton G. is the brains behind The Villa (for those non-Miamians, that's the hotel that is based in Versace's old mansion), one of the best spreads of the debut issue imagines a group of youngsters crashing a rager in the manse's gilded halls. New snaps of socialites and designers are mixed with vintage photos, and the Versaces themselves make an appearance in this time-bending editorial. Shot by Roxanne Lowit and featuring vintage jewelry from C. Madeleine's, this is a 305 shoot through and through, letting readers get an instant, Medusa-themed contact high (with a young, handsome Mickey Rourke!). The entire folio isn't all Magic City-based, but this flamboyantly beautiful, hedonistic pictorial makes us glad to call this place home. And maybe do a quick shot or two?
Photos: Courtesy of Vault Magazine by Barton G.