Social Styles: Around the Town in Spring 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!

Miami still trending with shades of black & white, pops of color, and good ole effortless chic. There were quite a few ambassadors of the fashion world dropping into our hometown hot spots for style:

  • Nanette Lepore welcomed Spring at her shop in Bal Harbour
  • Kal Rubenstein previewed the stunning style of Donna Karan at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour
  • Lubov Azria, the glamourous CEO of Chic BCBG Max Azria & Herve Leger at Saks Bal Harbour(and brought the Runway looks with her!)
  • ESCADA International Fashion Director Daniel Wingate at the Raleigh Hotel presented by Neiman Marcus Merrick Park
  • Nancy Gonzalez, the queen of the exotic handbag at Saks Bal Harbour
  • Designer Ramy Sharp of Ramy Brooke hosted a dinner for Miami fashionistas at the W Hotel
  • Dr. Valerie Steele, curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and the #1 authority of the history of fashion, was at Taschen Books on Lincoln Road to celebrate her book Fashion from A to Z

    And this being Miami, locale of all things art, there was style personified at the chic art happenings in town:

  • Best Buddies’ Keith Haring Retrospective in the Design District
  • Début of Jorge M. Pérez collection at the Miami Art Museum.

    The Ambassadors

    Lubov Azria, CEO of Style at BCBG Max Azria & Herve Leger

    Nanette Lepore and Belkys Nerey both in Nanette Lepore Spring 2013 at Nanette Lepore Bal Harbour Shops

    Susanne Birbragher in Missoni and Sergio Rossi shoes with Instyle Magazine’s Hal Rubenstein debonair in a fitted blue suit

    The Collections

    Spring 2013 BCBG/Maz Azria at Saks Bal Harbour

    Donna Karan Spring 2013 at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour

    BCBG/Max Azria Spring 2013 @ BCBG Lincoln Road

    The Trends: Black & Shades of White

    Nedra Oren at MAM in a Michael Kors coat, Eileen Fisher blouse/pants, Jimmy Choo shoes and her fabulous pearls & diamonds

    Who Wore it Best?: At the Escada Fashion Show at Raleigh Hotel: Christy Gumberg in crème Escada jumpsuit with Stephanie Kantis jewelry, Dea Rossa clutch, Chanel shoes with Lisa Bercy in same Escada crème jumpsuit, Paco Rabonne vintage choker, Prada shoes

    Nicole Martinez at MAM in Forever 21 crème peplum top, Max Mara skirt, vintage necklace from Buenos Aires, Nine West shoes & Kami Lola bracelets

    Style Staple: Sharp in Black

    RHOM Adriana De Moura hot French chic in Azzedine Alaïa sequins & knit at Keith Haring Opening

    Claudia Succar-Ferre in Giogio Armani vintage dress, YSL ring, Prada bag & BCBG booties with Carlos Betancourt in Zara and Hugo Boss at MAM

    Clever Color Mixing & Prodigious Patterns/Prints

    Laurie Jennings at Escada in a Chiara Boni la Petite Robe dress, Stuart Weizman shoes and Jimmy Choo bag

    Alex Miller Sizzling in Scarlet-in Helmut Lang top, Rag & Bone jeans, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Givenchy booties and Dunn Jewelry

    Author Danielle Rollins in Hermes dress, Manolo Blatnik clutch, Louboutin shoes, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany earrings & Tassin turquoise necklace at NM Instyle event

    Nancy Batchelor confident in a modern Escada dress & YSL shoes at Neiman Marcus Escada event

    Terancia Cox in Balenciaga jacket & pants, Celine bag & booties with Gabrielle Bozza in BCBG romper, Fendi bag, LAMB booties & Belle Noel choker at Saks Bal Harbour BCBG event

    Heather Schatz in (the find of the season!) Prabal Gurung for Target dress, Margeila clutch and Louboutin flats

    Easy Elan of the Guys

    Michael Rosen in Hugo Boss shirt, Seven jeans, Prada shoes with Style Icon Manny Hernandez in Zara!Zara!Zara! at Keith Haring Retrospective

    Anthony Shriver in Etro shirt, LaCaste jacket, Armani pants & Tods loafers with Aaron Malman dapper in Polo Ralph Lauren suit

    Draco in Scotch & Soda jacket and pants from Base with Nilo Cruz in Giorgio Armani and Rag & Bone

    Edgy Chic

    Dr. Debra Duro in Gucci and Balenciaga with Nick Betancourt in Hugo Boss & Armani at Keith Haring event

    Designer Orianne Collins in bracelets from her new collection, Chanel dress & Chanel shoes with Agnes Cohen in Bulgari choker, Hermes Birkin bag, Balenciaga & Celine at Orianne’s event for Little Dreams Foundation MADinItaly showroom

    Rachel Alpert in Theory leather jacket & Celine dress with Zania Sala in a Blanco dress(Barcelona), Castaner booties and fab ostrich bag at the TASCHEN event for Dr. Steele’s “Fashion from A-Z”

    Designer Showings

    Designer Ramy Sharp of Ramy Brook in her won designs with Dana Shear in Gucci dress & Dolce & Gabbana belt at W Hotel event for Ramy Brook

    Saks VP Deborah Slack in Alica & Olivia with Uber Handbag designer Nancy Gonzalez in Celine holding a RAVISHING canary yellow exotic clutch

    Dr. Valerie Steele in Etro & Celine with Charlene Parsons in Armani at TASCHEN Q&A event for FIT’s “Fashion from A-Z”