Social Styles: MAM & MCB

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!


The results of the interface between fashion and art appeal to the imagination - and imagination (and style) reigned supreme this week at two of the most anticipated debuts of the social season -and, of course, the most fashionable patrons of the arts in Miami were on hand for both (along with SocialMiami’s fashion contributor, stylist Elysze Held). The first event was the kick off for the Miami Art Museum Ball 2012, held at the home of Judy and Phillip George amidst their phenomenal art collection. Second on the agenda was opening night of Miami City Ballet (MCB) Program I, welcoming home former principal ballerina of New York City Ballet, MCB’s new artistic director, Lourdes Lopez.

Kick-Off Party for Miami Art Museum Ball 2012


Cool fest alert!! Producer Frank Armadeo in Givenchy shirt, Prada pants and Gucci shoes with MAM Director Thom Collins in an exemplary cut Maison Martin Margiela suit and shirt with Prada shoes

Debra Scholl in J Mendel leather & woven dress, Manolo Blahnik shoes, Paige Gambel clutch

Darlene Perez, polished & refined in Theory dress, Charles Jourdan mega-pattern vintage pumps, Hermes Birkin bag


Gail Meyers, elegant in crème Oscar de la Renta dress, Gucci shoes

Arts leader Terry Schecter in Giorgio Armani sweater, Akris pants, Hermes clutch and Chanel ballet slippers with hostess Judy George in crème Italian linen and Loro Piana scarf, Tod’s loafers.

Glamorous social scene-fixture, Susie Wahab, in a feminine and easy Morgane Le Fay dress and Oscar de la Renta shoes


The striking Marcella Novella in a vintage Dianne von Furstenberg silk dress, fabulous vintage gold necklace, bracelets bought in Ibizia, and Bottega Veneta shoes

Timothy Walker-brought-it-out! Maison Martin Margiela shirt, Prada pants, Costume National belt, and Gucci loafers

Stella Holmes, elegant in Giorgio Armani dress, Chanel bag and Christian Dior shoes

Miami City Ballet Opening Night


Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez defines chic in Victoria Lopez Castro couture dress and Rene Caovilla shoes with her husband, George Skouras in Isias suit.

Miami City Ballet founder Toby Lerner Ansin, in Oscar de la Renta dress, Valentino boots, vintage embellished evening bag and Dennis Basso fur wrap.

Interior Designer Thomas Bendt in Donna Karan suit, Lanvin shirt, Hugo Boss shoes


Phyllis Oeters in Nicole Miller sequin dress, Romeo Britto evening bag, Jimmy Choo shoes and brilliant Snow’s Jewelers diamonds

Melissa Chaykin in Michael Kors dress, estate earrings, Valentino bag & shoes

Carmen Hotchkiss in Carlisle satin and sequin Seven jacket with Jimmy Choo shoes and Nancy Gonzalez crocodile clutch