Social Styles: Haute Happenings in February

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!


Fresh from New York Fashion Week (and snow) SocialMiami contributor Stylist Elysze Held hit the ground running on her return from attending over 30 NYFW shows (stay tuned for her article on what to expect for Fall 2014) and set out to substantiate the smart, sophisticated, and polished style that is modern Miami (NOT tight dresses and gravity-defying shoes)!

February in Miami is a societal dream: Sylvester’s Designed for a Cure with Oscar de la Renta; the much anticipated Miami City Ballet Gala for “Triple Threat”; Donna Karan Kick-off event at Saks Bal Harbour; the Grand Opening of DELPOZO, the uber-chic new store in the Design District; A Sobe Wine & Food Festival Cocktail Reception at the new Ritz Carlton Residences in honor of Martha Stewart; the L’Oreal Paris beauty blast at PAMM; Christofle Paris Etiquette Luncheon at the Sponder Gallery; Journalist Brett Graff’s Birthday Luncheon in Key Biscayne hosted by Cliff & DiAnna Drysdale and of course, the luxurious Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Annual Preservation “HAT Luncheon”!


Georgia Nimer glowing in Oscar de la Renta dress, Jimmy Choo shoes/bag at Sylvester’s Designed for a Cure


Dr. Zubin Panthaki with Deborah Slack in Oscar de la Renta at Sylvester’s Designed for a Cure


Louie Aguirre dashing as always in Roberto Cavalli tuxedo from Saks Bal Harbour with Sarah Arison in Oscar de la Renta at Sylvester’s Designed for a Cure


MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez in Victoria Lopez-Castro gown and jewels by Graff at Miami City Ballet Gala


MCB Founder Toby Ansin in Andrew Gn with Stephanie Ansin in Roland Mouret, Alexander McQueen at Miami City Ballet Gala


Maria J. Beguiristain in Victoria Lopez-Castro gown, Bottega Veneta clutch at Miami City Ballet Gala


Martha Stewart in Derek Lam, Miriam Haskell necklace with Susan Magrino in Pucci, Chanel and Ralph Lauren at Ritz Carlton Residences for SoBe Wine & Food Festival


Amaris Jones in vintage Versace, Scotch & Soda, Tomi Love in Alexander McQueen dress with Jenine Howard in Peter Pilotto dress and BOTH in (the same outrageous) Sergio Rossi shoes at the L’Oreal Paris beauty blast


Gaby Espino in Diane von Furstenberg at L’Oreal Paris beauty blast


Alexia Echevarria in Maje dress, Zanotti shoes L’Oreal Paris beauty blast at PAMM


FABULOUS FRONT ROW: Susie Walib in Naeem Khan, Criselda Breene in Lanvin and Lisa Heiden in vintage Oscar de la Renta at Sylvester’s Designed for a Cure


Susan Kronick in Oscar de la Renta at Miami City Ballet Gala


Pretty in Pink: Irene Korge in Alice & Oliva dress, Vuitton bag, Sergio Rossi shoes, custom hat with Alexa Wolman in Ralph Rucci dress, Anya Hindmarch clutch, Sergio Rossi shoes and Bronwyn Miller in Nicole Miller dress, Phillip Treacy hat


Beauty Blogger Eilah Beavers elegant in Mayda Cisneros dress, Hermes bag and Jimmy Choo shoes Vizcaya Preservation “HAT Luncheon”


Crème de la crème: Best Hat winner Marile Lopez in Valentino with Tina Carlo in Givenchy, Phillip Treacy hat at Vizcaya Preservation “HAT Luncheon”!


Maria Fanconi in uber-chic DELPOZO with Martica Mirabal in Saint Laurent at DELPOZO Boutique Grand Opening in Design District


Swanee DiMare in Escada ensemble, Chanel bag, Jimmy Choo shoes Vizcaya Preservation “HAT Luncheon”!


Katalina Bernal in Delpozo skirt, Alberta Ferrati top, M2Malletier bag with Reinaldo Iragorri in Ralph Lauren and fabulous Karma Positivo tassled loafers at DELPOZO Opening


Marysol Patton in Pucci dress, vintage croc clutch with Lauren Gnazzo in Helmut Lang and Camilla Skovgaard shoes at the L’Oreal Paris beauty blast


Suzy Buckley Woodward in Jovani dress, Barbara Feinman hat, Tom Ford shoes with Laura Buccellati in vintage 40’s dress, LB statement bag at Vizcaya Preservation “HAT Luncheon”!


Brett Graff in white peplum dress from Intermix and Rachael Zoe booties with DiAnna Drysdale in Helmut Lang and Gwen Stefani shoes at Brett’s Birthday event in Key Biscyane


Deborah Slack in Donna Karan with Jennifer Valoppi in Donna Karan dress, Chanel bag, Jimmy Choo shoes at Donna Karan Kick-off event at Saks Bal Harbour


Carol Iacovelli in Donna Karan dress, Valentino shoes with Mari Grimaldi in Donna Karan, Vuitton bag at Donna Karan Kick-off event at Saks Bal Harbour


Dr. Diane Walder in vintage Donna Karan, Fendi bag, shoes with Linda Goldberg in Escada skirt, Gucci blouse, bag at Donna Karan Kick-off event at Saks Bal Harbour


Ashley Abess in Alexander McQueen jacket, Miu Miu top, Hermes Collier de Chien belt, Chanel bag with Justin Trabert in Hugo Boss, Hermes at Christofle Paris Etiquette Luncheon at the Sponder Gallery


Cosima-Preuss-Kuhne in Chanel dress, bag and hat by Nigel Rayment with Sam Robin in Marni jewelry, Marques Almeida tunic, Louboutin sandals at Vizcaya Preservation “HAT Luncheon”!


Carolina Arellano in Stella McCartney dress, Manolo pumps and Hermes clutch with Perla Machaen in Zara blouse/pants, Bulgari bag at the L’Oreal Paris beauty blast


Tara Solomon in THE Alexander McQueen bee-keeper’s runway hat, Alexander McQueen dress, Versace bag/shoes at Vizcaya Preservation “HAT Luncheon”!


Lainey Tobin Kieffer, simply stunning in Oscar de la Renta at Sylvester’s Designed for a Cure


OSCAR IN MIAMI!