SOCIAL STYLES: Art Basel - Day Five

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 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!


With all of the fairs open, Friday was all about parties and luncheons, and SocialMiami contributor, stylist Elysze Held, made the rounds from Coconut Grove to Bal Harbour with several stops in between. Featured in this latest Social Styles Art Basel edition are: the Art Nexus party at St. Regis Bal Harbour featuring Brazilian shoe designer Alexandre Birman; the Debut of Talking Heads (The Vent Haven Portraits) and Book Signing with photographer Matthew Rolston at Fontainebleau; the Women in Arts Luncheon; and the “Red and Blue Dinner Series” party benefiting the University of Pennsylvania at the home of Chip Brady and Allison Weiss Brady. The social stars were Basel chic and SocialMiami was there to capture the looks that everyone is talking about.

ART NEXUS Party in Celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach
at St. Regis Bal Harbour

Stella Holmes in Roberto Cavalli dress, Chanel bag and Dior shoes

Susanne Birbragher in gorgeous flowing Trussardi dress, Maison Martin Margiela belt and Alexandre Birman shoes


Mandi Meng in BCBG Max Azria dress, Max Mara bag & Alexandre Birman shoes with Johanna Stein Birman (Alexandre’s wife) in a stunning Dior suit, Alexandre Birman shoes and Tom Ford clutch

Jane Blight in Alexander McQueen dress, Alaia shoes & Valentino bag


Carol Sredni in red leather Balenciaga skirt(Oxygene), velvet Wolford bodysuit, Gucci shoes and Harry Winston diamond drop earrings

Entrance to Art Nexus party showcasing Alexandre Birman shoe creations

The Debut of Talking Heads(The Vent Haven Portraits) & Book Signing
with Photographer Matthew Rolston @ The Fontainebleau

Susan Magrino so sleek in Helmut Lang dress, Stella & Dot neckpiece, Yves Saint Laurent amazing gold cuffs, Chanel bag

Ricardo Restrelo in Grosvenor shirt, True Religion jeans Hermes belt Dolce & Gabbana shoes with Lee Schrager in Zegna shirt & pants, Bottega Veneta woven belt, Pierre Hardy shoes

WOMEN IN ARTS Luncheon hosted by Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine & Osklen

Sara Fitzmaurice in the Lisa Perry ‘Splatter dress’, J Crew shoes, Elyse Graham necklace & accessories from the Kyle DeWoody curated Art & Design collection

Arlene Chaplin mixing it up in Chanel from different collections(THE way to do it!): knit dress, bag and fabulous cap toe booties.


Heloisa P. Maia(Director of Osklen) in silk Osklen, Chanel ballet flats & Osklen bag with Miami personality Hellô Campos in stunning silk Ramona LaRue and and classic stilettos from her own collection Helos Campos.

Leading Ladies of the Arts: Lin Arison and Michelle Oka Doner


Rachel Felder in a bespoke dress from her own collection, Gucci loafers, Chanel bag, and Venessa Arizaga necklace

Cathy Leff- Skirt & shoes-Yohji Yamamoto; Rings-Patrician Von Musilin and Bracelet-Cara Croninger


Laura van Straaten in a vintage Marithé et François Girbaud dress, Chanel shoes, earrings ‘picked up in Paris’ and a vintage Morris Moskowitz clutch (style tidbit: Greta Garbo’s fav purse designer)

Katherine Nicholls-Head to toe perfectly coordinated (the Lanvin tortoise shell sunglasses were the same hue as the Ferragamo shoes) in a Altuzarra dress, Rebecca Minoff bag


Iran Issa Khan in white linen, jeans and a collection of dashing pendants & necklaces from the Chez Carole collection.

Marcia Dunn in Lanvin dress, Donna Karan sweater & Lanvin bag with Artist Diane Tuft in Chloe dress, Rochas bag & Manolos.

Chip Brady and Allison Weiss Brady host the “Red & Blue Dinner Series”
for University of Pennsylvania

Russell Simmons in Yankee cap with Hana Nitsche in Pencey dress and jewelry by Phillips House

Ana Quincoces in Herve Leger dress, Alessandra Gold jewelry, and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes with her daughter Kati in Chloe shirt, Zara(Zara from Spain Zara!) skirt and Jeffrey Campbell shoes


Barton G. Weiss in classic cashmere with Jill Viner in Stella McCartney dress, Christian Louboutin shoes and Van Cleef earrings

David & Beth Ertel-David in Zegna suit, striking blue Penn tie, Hugo Boss shirt & shoes and Beth in a Zac Posen dress, Fendi bag & Brian Atwood shoes