Being a superfan and going viral for being a fashionable fan can be dubbed as a double blessing for Radmila Lolly. The seasoned opera singer and couture designer has been a longtime Miami Heat fan and has attended the team’s games for the last three years. She made headlines recently at the team’s Game 1 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals for her stylish and head-turning get-up.
Radmila Lolly was sitting courtside wearing her self-designed Miami Heat gown that displayed all the team’s colors, drawing attention to herself and being tagged as “the Miami Heat’s Most Fashionable Fan” in different media publications. “I made the gown two years ago, before the pandemic,” Lolly said. “I bought 14 XXL jerseys with various players’ names, and voila! The gown came alive. I wanted to wear it then, but we all know what happened.”
The gown has caused quite a stir on the internet and has drawn more attention to Radmila Lolly, who is an established figure in the entertainment and fashion scene herself. Many Heat fans started wondering who she was and called her “The Courtside Heat Lady.” All that attention has created more buzz for Radmila Lolly’s brand, Eltara Casata by Radmila Lolly, the couture fashion label that created the highly talked-about gown.
Lolly, who moved to Miami three years ago, is a regular at Miami Heat’s local games. She also performed the national anthem at FTX in January and has found a way to be present at the basketball games despite her busy schedule. “I’ve been attending the Heat games for the past three years,” Lolly said. “Aside from the pandemic, I have missed only ten or so games. Even during the 2020/21 season, when there was only a limited fan base allowed into the arena, I made sure to attend the games with my friends. I take fashion very seriously, and I think that it adds to the ambiance to have fans dress in their own style.”
Having made herself a well-known Heat fan, Radmila Lolly hopes to make as many fans as possible adopt a stylish approach to their fanship. She believes there are numerous ways to support one’s favorite basketball team, and getting creative with one’s fashion statements is one of the ways she knows how to do best and is willing to explore. “Being a part of Heat Nation helps relax me and balance my life; it represents a fun escape,” Lolly said. “Creating my viral gown was a fun thing for me to do because I made it with love to show support for my favorite team. Everyone loved it, and it’s what they all talked about on social media,” she said. Basketball fans everywhere look forward to finding out what designs Radmila has in store for next season.