Social Styles: A Brand New Year

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 a veteran insider in the fashion industry, 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! Based in South Florida,Elysze commutes to New York, styles national advertising campaigns and is the Fashion Editor for Palm Beach Woman Magazine. With her stylist's eye, she lets us know WHO WORE WHAT to WHERE!


National Young Arts Foundation:
The YoungArts Performance and Gala was the culmination of Young Arts Week, their signature national program celebrating the nation’s best emerging artists in the visual, literary and performing arts. A Celebration-Dinner-and what a Party it was! After dinner by impresario Thierry’s Catering, the jam packed crowd were indulged with the best YoungARts has to offer-dance, opera, pop and jazz singing, directed by Tony award winner Bill T. Jones—then onto the Plaza outside for dessert, dancingand live music!

Donald Pliner Birthday Party-AND Event
It would make perfect sense that Lisa Pliner would reach out to her best friend Kelly Gold of The Gold Standard to plan the party of the year for Donald's 70th Birthday! The Sagamore Hotel was the most beautiful and best place for this talented and creative shoe god. Manny Hernandez set up the coolest photo booth with custom made DJP shoes and pictures of Donald so guests could have keepsake of the evening.

Big Brothers Big Sisters “Ride of Your Life”
Kick-off for “THE BIG EVENT” Gala-a Sunset cruise and dinner party aboard the “Lady D Yacht, hosted by Ana Veiga-Milton.

National Young Arts Performance and Gala

Lisa Heiden – in a romantic vintage floral dress and Jimmy Choo shoes


Darlene Perez in Tom Ford, Marile Lopez in Mayda Cisneros and Chanel and Criselda Breene in Marc Jacobs dress, Alexander McQueen shoes, vintage Donna Karan belt


Carolyn Travis in a dazzlingly dreamy Naeem Khan gown, Jimmy Choo clutch


Bill T. Jones in Issey Miyake tuxedo and Comme des Garcons shoes


Brittany Lopez Slater in Wolford top, Tibi skirt, Dolce & Gabbana bag, Gianvito Rossi shoes with Journalist Erin Newberg in fabulous 80’s vintage dress, Christian Louboutin booties


David Aaron dapper in Noble Experiment bespoke tuxedo


Eilah Beavers in Mayda Cisneros Couture dress, Chanel bag, Jimmy Choo shoes


Sarah Arison channeling Jessica Rabbit, sultry in vintage Bob Mackie and Zanotti heels


Jennifer Nadar in Giambattista Valli skirt, Theory top, Ferragamo shoes


Carla Hill fabulous in red vintage DVF dress, Boutique 9 shoes


Elissa Leeds in Herve Leger and Chanel with Jessica Anderson in BCBG dress, Jimmy Choo shoes


Marya Meyer in a Vietnamese chinoise dress and Prada shoes and bag

Happenings About Town

Irene Korge & Bronwyn Miller in Roberto Cavalli & YSL at the Roberto Cavalli Dinner & Fashion Show at Saks in Boca Raton


Elaine Berkowitz in Parisian designer Barbara Bui top, skirt, shoes and Chanel bag @ Miami City Ballet Opening Night


Luma Louzada, DASH fashion designer in Forever 21 and MM6 shoes with Asia Perotti, DASH graphics designer in H&M, Zara at YoungArts at NWS.

Donald Pliner Birthday Party

Main Man Donald Pliner in Gaultier(and Donald Pliner!)


Lisa Pliner in Kaufman Franco dress, Alexander McQueen bag, Pliner shoes with Kelly Gold in Roland Mouret dress, Fendi shoes, Tiffany jewelry


Lisa Petrillo in Parker dress, YSL bag, shoes and Chopard jewelry with Bill McCue in Gucci, Hugo Boss


Elizabeth Beracasa in Cavalli with Carole Ducass Seikaly in a lace dress from Paris(designer a Seikaly!), Valentino shoes and Chez Carole jewelry


Dana Shear in Farah Khan dress and Zanotti shoes, Coltori bag


Richard Golden in Dolce jacket, Gucci shoes with Shelley Golden in Versace and Louboutin

Big Brothers Big Sisters “Ride of Your Life”

Ana Veiga-Milton in Clover Canyon dress, Colin Stuart boots


Hayden Hosford in Oscar de la Renta coat, Giorgio Armani sweater & pants, Versace bag


Hayley Slomin in Burberry sweater, pants, Halogen jacket, Hermes belt

Kick-Off for Vizcayans Preservation Luncheon at Vizcaya

Mayda Cisneros in Mayda Cisneros jacket/pants, Prada shoes and necklace by Janey Jacobs Collection and Marcano Couture hats from Spain


Co-Chairs Sonia Gibson in Helmet Lang and Donna Karan with Laurita Balda de Munilla in Sergio Rossi shoes and matching leather coat from Turkey, both in Marcano Couture hats from Spain


Janie Jacobs in Chanel coat, Armani pants and necklace from her collection (Janie Jacobs Collection)