Social Styles: Basel Friday & Saturday

Who Wore What to Where by Elysze Held

In South Florida, the name Elysze Held is synonymous with style. As founder and president of the Miami fashion consulting firm, Style Out of the City, Elysze is the personal stylist to Deco Drive’s hosts, Lynn Martinez and Louis Aguirre, on WSVN7 and has dressed models, super-models, celebrities, and fashionistas!

Elysze entered the South Florida fashion scene from San Francisco, as fashion director for Lillie Rubin (84 stores), then onto fashion styling and directing at Burdines, Florida. Elysze frequently commutes to New York, and is a field producer for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week, and styles national advertising campaigns. She loves Miami style most of all, and is excited to contribute monthly to, and let us know WHO is WEARING WHAT to WHERE!


Gabrielle Maubrie(Paris) at De La Cruz Collection in Sonia Rykiel sweater, Armani pants, Hermes shoes and her bag? “A gift from Andy 1970”!

David Wichner(Miami) in Rick Owens jacket, pants and AMAZING studded Christian Louboutin sneakers, and Colin DiGuiseppe (New York)in Rag & Bone shirt, Gucci belt, Uniqlo jeans, Super-Future Retro sunglasses, and another pair of those AMAZING Christian Louboutin studded sneakers in the Design District.

Sue Knonick(Miami) in the Design District wearing Armani jeans, black leather jacket, Vuitton bag, Patricia von Musulin jewelry, and wearing “the perfect shoes for Art Baseling”

Lana Bernstein(Miami) in Ossie Clark blouse, Vanessa Bruno skirt, Trussardi shoes & bag the Ocean Drive Art Basel 10th Anniversary Celebration

Artist Jason Appleton(Santa Fe): Ferrecci blue jacket, Italian shoes & wearing his work: white linen pants painted in his own design the Ocean Drive Art Basel 10th Anniversary Celebration

MIAMI’S OWN STYLE ICONS: Sam Robin in Diane Von Furstenberg dress & jacket, Silvia Tcherassi uber-chic neckpiece with flawless bone color snakeskin booties, and Iran Issa-Khan in Josie Natori red coat, and pieces from her vintage silver collection at the reception at the Wolfsonian

Alistair Carr and Tilda Swinton(London), both fabulous in Pringle of Scotland from Spring 2012 collection at Pringle of Scotland's Miami Pop-up Shop event

Albie Hueston(London & New York) in Dior white shirt & tie, Hurwen DK1 tuxedo jacket, and purple velvet DelToro shoes at Pringle of Scotland's Miami Pop-up Shop event

Olivia Steele(Nashville) wearing Victor & Rolf leather jacket, H&M skirt, D-Squared belt and Christian Louboutin leopard booties at Armani party at the W Hotel

Kasenia Tavina(New York)-YSL jumpsuit, Alexander McQueen shoes,Viva Voix fur vest and Prada bag at Armani party at the W Hotel


Artist Nancy Serpico White(Colorado & Miami) in Boston Proper dress, Marc Jacobs bag, Frye boots, and extraordinary Native Navajo belt & jewelry at FoundationCARTIER Exhibit of Beatriz Milhazes

Artist Subi Roberto is wearing a Bebe dress, Bebe jacket, Roberto Cavalli bag. Subi designed all her own jewelry. (Subi is the wallscape artist who did the “Lightwalkers” mural in front of the Adrienne Arsht Center.(Fashion Designer Naheem Khan donated the plexi mirror for her mural)

Angeles Almuna at Sagamore Hotel Breakfast in Yellow Silk Blouse (bought in Chile at Almacenes Paris), stripe skirt from Zara and shoes from Zara; she designed her necklace “Antoinette Drama” by Designby Angeles Almuna

Harvey Burstein, a Miami Original, “internationally outfitted” in a fabulous shirt bought in Paris, linen pants bought in Italy, and sneakers ”made in China” at Sagamore Hotel Breakfast.

Merle Weiss, THE Miami Original, in a D-Squared jersey top, jeans from “Forver 21”, and Tom’s shoes(jewelry, of course, -Bulgari-Chanel-Cartier) at Sagamore Hotel Breakfast