Social Styles: Swim Week 2014 - PART ONE

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!

Neither torrential rains nor the flooded streets in South Beach kept the crowd and SocialMiami’s fashion contributor, Stylist Elysze Held from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SWIM Official Kick Off Party at the Raleigh Hotel! The Roxy Pop Surf Runway show rocked and the After Party in the Oasis tent on the Raleigh Hotel grounds sizzled. Then it was onto Ocean Drive Magazine’s magical Opening Swim edition event at the Surfcomber Hotel. Friday evening’s whirl included Street Style from Aqua Bendita, Barely There at Poko Pano, Drama at Dolores Cortés and Colorful Graphics from Suboo; then onto dinner at the Delano with the gorgeous Designer Duo, sisters Kalani & Oleema Miller of MIKOH SWIMWEAR.

But sexy swimwear wasn’t the only thing ready for the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014. The hot Mercedes Cabriolet made waves poolside at The Raleigh wrapped in an exclusive print from Mara Hoffman’s 2014 Resort Collection.

Black & White remains the dominant fashion influence on South Beach Style! White on white, and pops of color were seen at all the shows, on the runway and poolside.

Lindsey Burns color blocking black and white in Topshop, Chloe

Chrissy Teigen in Helmut Lang, Margeila and YSL shoes with Hannah Davis chic in Herve Leger and Christian Louboutin at the Official Kick-Off Party for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim

Lisa Pliner in Yigal Azourel, Donald Pliner and Fendi bag at Dolores Cortés

David Fittin debonair in Alexander McQueen shirt, ASOS suit and Louis Vuitton shoes at Dolores Cortés

Lisa Hochstein in Katrina Grimaldi dress with a pop of color in Louboutin shoes; Designer Karina Grimaldi in a sleek jumpsuit of her own design, YSL shoes and Jessie Uchuya(of THE Jessie Boutique) in Torn dress and Valentino rock stud shoes

Cheryl Hohweiler, mixing it up in Black & white to perfection in Yigal & Forever 21, Blow Whistle at Ocean Drive’s Opening Party

California Cool in Black & White: Kassidy Babcock, Jessica Bowler and Carolee McKay all in MIKOH’s Resort 2014 at The Delano

Yuriy Zubarev in Zegna, Versace and Donald Pliner, with his trusty Ploosh leather toy pup at Swim Week Kick-off

Kalani & Oleema Miller in Mikoh and Celine at The Delano Hotel

Maria Barnes in Roxy dress and Jimmy Choo shoes with FATIHAH in Maje top and Charlotte Olympia shoes, Vuitton bag at Roxy Pop Surf

Angela Almuna in vintage jacket, Zara dress, jewelry from her own collection, including her statement flower ornament.

Amanda Del Duca in Ego Soleil, Zara and Kenneth Cole with Kristi Blake in vintage top, shoes picked up in Brazil, Cache pants at The W Hotel

Gino Campodonico in Beyonce shirt, H&M pants, D&G gladiator sandals with Joseph Quinones in vintage shirt, H&M pants and fabu Alessandra Gold custom sneakers at Roxy at the Raleigh

Annie Vasquez - Orange is the new Black! in vintage floral jumpsuit, vintage bag at Poko Pana

Burst of sunshine - Jackie Mailhe in Trina Turk and Sergio Rossi with Jennifer Kopitke in Trina Turk and Jimmy Choo at Ocean Drive’s Opening party

Roxy Girl - leggings and bandeau

DJ Chelsea Leyland playin’ it up in Roxy Pop Surf

Roxy Pop Surf

Street Style at Aqua Bendita

Stylin’ at Aqua Bendita

Colorful graphics at SUBOO

Finale at Dolores Cortés