Social Styles: Luncheons & Soirees

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!


Globally, Miami style has always been noted for that smoldering bombshell look-but as Stylist Elysze Held scrutinizes the varied looks at luncheons and evening soirees, she noted “Miamians have an incredible commitment to style”-spearheaded by the tasteful ode to black—black & white—white on white. At many a Miami soirees, Elegant yet pretty dresses dominated the scene, followed by ensembles in vibrant colors, or with accents of spicey tones and eye-catching prints. And Hats.


Susanne Birbragher in in Valentino, Chanel in her art-filled apartment celebrating her birthday


Gingi Beltran in Zara jumpsuit with THE MOST AMAZING VINTAGE YSL belt, circa 1986(from her mother’s collection!) and Rajana Khan earrings at Susanne Birbragher Birthday celebration


Gisela Lowenstein in a Lailan sleek jumpsuit, vintage fedora at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon


Karen Quinones in SEA pants, Smythe top, at Bulgari in The Design District


Lillian Machado in Michael Kors, Prada bag, shoes at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon


Miss Erin Newberg rockin’ vintage Chanel at Susanne Birbragher Birthday celebration


Carole Ducass Seikaly in Alexis dress, McQueen clutch, Chez Carole Jewelry at Bulgari in The Design District


Amy Zakarin in Rag & Bone pants, Alexis top at Susanne Birbragher Birthday celebration


Tina Carlo in Alaia dress, Zanotti shoes, Charlotte Olympia clutch at Susanne Birbragher Birthday celebration


Belkys Nerey in Tracey Reese dress, Jimmy Choo shoes with Patti Rivero in Saint Laurent (and Frank Amadeo doing Frank Amadeo) at Bulgari in The Design District


Maria J. Beguiristain in Victoria Lopez Castro dress, Shapoh hat with Carol Iacovelli in Michael Kors dress, Valentino bag, Shapoh hat at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon


Edison Lozada in Rag & Bone, Melissa shoes with Sterling Foster in All Saints, Gucci at the Melissa Store opening in Aventura


Kathryn Mikesel in MSGM with Inga Miller in Yigal Azourel in the Design District


Maria Tettamanti in Tory Burch at Cushman School’s Fundraiser at Tory Burch Store in Bal Harbour


Adrienne bon Haes channeling the Fifties in Spring pastels with Marvin Ross Friedman in Isaia jacket and a Haes signature bespoke ascot in Palm Beach


Andreea Baclea and Sarah Arison, both in Max Mara Spring 2015 at YA event at Max Mara Design District


Hostess Milly Harris in Gap denim and Melissa Shoes with Ginger Harris in Kore Boutique at Melissa Shoe Opening in Aventura


Monica Nishi in Donna Karan, Chanel bag with Gail Maclean in Herve Leger, Bulgari jewelry, Vuitton bag at Bulgari in The Design District


Vicki Lopez Castro in Victoria Lopez Castro dress, hat with Marile Lopez in Yvonne de la Vega dress, Maria Elena cloche at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon


Barbara Hevia in Giambattista Valli dress, Shapoh hat with Daisy Johansson in Victoria Lopez Castro at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon


Suzy Buckley Woodard in Chanel, Shapoh fascinator with Alexis Wolman in Alexander McQueen, Hermès bag at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon


THE GIRLS of SPRING! Lesli Brown, Irene Korge, Swanee DiMare, Elysze Held, Browyn Miller, Hayley Sloman all decked out in the color & style trends of the season at the Shoe & Bag event at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour