Social Styles: Swim Week 2014 - PART TWO



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 Mercedes Benz Fashion Swim Week extravaganza continued to run strong all weekend in South Beach. The highlights from SocialMiami’s Fashion Contributor, Stylist Elysze Held:

  • At an exceptional soiree and runway show for Chloe at Soho House, the Chloe designs showcased both their body-conscious, feminine appeal and modern aesthetic in their swimwear preview for 2014.

  • South Florida’s FAV ‘boho chic’ designer, New York City based Mara Hoffman debuted her Resort Swim 2014 collection of vivid colors and exotic prints. As Hoffman explains, "This collection was inspired by the mythology and mysticism of India; if I had to pick one word to describe the collection, it would be "Shakti." The accessories were the “best in show” of the season!

  • Nanette Lepore, known for her bold colors, evocative prints and signature silhouettes, did not disappoint. Lepore presented a fresh & fabulous collection on the runway at the SLS Hotel.

  • Renowned fashion icon Betsey Johnson, hosted a dazzling evening at the Betsy Hotel, and brought to town her infectious energy, quirky sensibility and great love of color to launch her new SS14 swimwear collection. Betsey comments: “My swim is for the young and the forever young! It's fun and flirty and a little bit rock and roll.

  • Late night excitement and total enjoyment as Colombia-based swimwear brand Maaji made its first MB Fashion Week Swim debut. Their 2014 collection brought an unexpected mix of boho and nautical inspired trends to the runway, in the most entertaining show of the week!

  • BACKSTAGE the heat was on and it was all about the make-up at Wildfox; Stila's Sarah Lucero described the runway look as “Bombshell beauty/glamour girl” using Stila’s Magnificent Metals on the lips so they shine like mirrors on the runway-70’s feel-big eyes in rose gold champagne…’very Charlie’s angels’.

    The South Florida fashion glitterati continued to dazzle with their sexy, edgy style...


    Nanette Lepore in Nanette Lepore with Bergdorf icon Linda Fargo in Jean Paul Gaultier at Mara Hoffman


    Kelly Thomas in Bailey 44, BCBG, and Elie Tahari at Nicolita


    Miami’s own Alexia Echevarria in Robert Rodriguez and Giuseppe Zanotti with Marysol Patton brilliant in white on white Brunello Cucinelli and Carlo Pazolini shoes at the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge


    Jorge Camejo in Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs with Lazaro Arias in Marc Jacobs and Valentino at the Soho House reception for Chloe


    Alexis Rodham at the Nicolita Show in American Apparel, Joe’s Jeans and Lisa Pliner


    Alexandre in American Apparel and Vans; Adriana De Moura glowing in Halston Heritage and Kara Ross necklace, YSL shoes with Frederiq Marq in Tom Ford (but his socks of course? Arthur George!) at Chloe Soho House


    Jessica Weiss and Tiffany Kwong both in Chloe at Chloe dinner reception


    Swimwear designer Carolina Melo in Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Miu Miu


    Maria Tettamanti in Elizabeth & James, Free People and Stella McCartney with Lauren Gnazzo in Camilla and Marc and Jimmy Choo at Nicolita “Booty” Runway Show


    Lauren Beall in Lanvin dress, Alexander McQueen clutch, Chanel jewelry and Valentino sandals at Chloe event


    Author Marcia Disitzer in Valentino lace at the Brasil Fashion System reception for her book


    John Santos at the Nanette Lepore show at the SLS in ‘vintage 90’s Dolce & Gabbana”, Jill Sander & Calvin Klein


    Jayme Felson romantic in Thakoon at the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge


    Dirk DeSouza in Tom Ford, Hugo Boss and John Varvatos at the MB Star Lounge


    Dana Shear in a Camilla and Marc dress and gorgeous Giuseppe Zanotti bejeweled sandals at the Soho House Chloe Runway Show


    Jennifer Ursillo in THE iconic 80’s Chloe Guitar dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld at the Chloe dinner reception


    Kanstantsin Mryshanko in Armani with Valerie Garrillo in Chloe at the Chloe runway show


    Jewelry designer Karla Amrin in Chloe and Charlotte Olympia and Chanel


    Ganesh at Mara


    Mara Hoffman loves accessories!


    Elegant silhouette at Mara


    Maaji evening wear for Summer in Miami!


    Gorgeous guys at MAAJI


    Pure Camp at Maaji


    Color & Prints from Nanette Lepore


    Betsey being Betsey


    Betsey in Malibu


    Stila glamour girl line-up at Wildfox


    Stila’s Charlie’s Angels at Wildfox


    Touching up backstage at Chloe


    Refined Manda hair guru at Maaji