Social Styles: Young Arts Week Style

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/image consulting firm, Style Out of the City, Elysze is the personal stylist to WSVN 7/Deco Drive’s hosts, Lynn Martinez & Louis Aguirre and has dressed CEO's, models, super-models, celebrities, socialites & fashionistas! Elysze frequently commutes to New York, is a field producer for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week, and styles national advertising campaigns. With her stylist's eye, she lets us know WHO WORE WHAT to WHERE!


What is it about Young Arts week in Miami, held annually for over 30 years? Is it the energy & the style of the young artists who descend upon Miami(and so soon after Basel)? Or the elegant grace of the patrons of the arts, who support every year the showcase performances, events and the Gala that add to the style and panache of the week? SocialMiami contributor, Stylist Elysze Held captured a few of the must see looks of the week.

And, of course, everyone at the events wanted to be photographed next to the Gala Auction prize: 2013 Mini-Cooper 2-door convertible from Braman Motors, the perfect combination of class and whimsy. The car will be wrapped in the work of Hernan Bas, esteemed painter and YoungArts Alumnus, and available for auction at the Young Arts Gala this weekend. Stay tuned!

Young Arts Week VIP Opening Luncheon


Plácido Domingo and Dr. Eduardo Padrón—wearing big smiles!

Mayda Cisneros sleek in her signature look-graphite grey from her Spring collection with snakeskin Adrianna Castro clutch, Chanel sunglasses & Manolos.


Huffington Post’s Hirania Luzardo in Armani jacket, Blanco pants, BCBG shoes, Gucci(fab) sunglasses & Prada bag


Steven Busto in John Varvatos shirt, Façonnable pants, Paul Smith tie, cool Italian sunglasses and Tiffany watch


Arlys Raymond, like sunshine in a yellow lace Rinascmento shift, eiki sweater, and canary yellow & silver chain bag, ALL just bought in Rome and picked out by her hubby, Mark.


Gala Chair Marile Lopez in St. John dress, Stuart Weizman tan boots with coordinating tan Dior bag, and pearl necklaces from her own collection with Tina Carlo in Etro dress, Gucci pumps, Fendi bag and Kara Ross bracelets.

Joanna Cartagena in Tara Jarmon(a fashion insider’s fave designer), Ferragamo shoes and Chanel glasses with Dr. Tito Cartagena in Massimo Dutti jacket, Paige jeans and Ferragamo shoes.

Maria Justo in Akris pants, Lora Piana wrap, Piazza Sempione blouse, Prada shoes & Nancy Gonzalez bag with Tere Shelton Bernace in woven Chanel jacket & shell, The Wrights pants, Hermes Birkin bag & Gucci shoes


Lin Arison & Melanie Cohen, both elegant & chic in black knit and statement necklaces.


Young Arts Performance Showcases


Jeanine Lehr in Anthropologie charcoal knit dress, Black cord with red ball sculpture necklace from Buenos Aires, J Crew shoes & Longchamp bag.

Dancer Jenna Mitchell, adorable in Free People dress, Pac Sun denim jacket, BCBG shoes & gold lame snakeskin bag from Neiman Marcus.

Sarah Arison loving THE Hernan Bas Mini Coupe in Alexander Wang dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Pamela Love gold cuff and her new favorite accessory, the Dea Rosa exotic skin clutch.


Bethesda Brathwaite sleek in a royal blue Gitty knit maxi dress, Vuitton bag, Aldo boots and fabulous artisan necklace & cuff.

Fabio Tripputi in Zegna jacket, Canali pants, Giorgio Armani shirt with Hannah Baumgarten in X-2 jeans, Marc Jacobs bag, Mayle sweater, and vintage silver bracelets & necklaces from Israel (plus “a few from a NYC street vendor”.

Jazz singer Grace Weber in a collection of style faves she picked up from a vintage store in Brooklyn.