Social Styles: Style Stars of Art Basel

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!

Art Basel Week in Miami was certainly a mix of Art & Fashion-and the chic set of Miami certainly “brought it out for Basel”! Stylist Elysze Held zeroed in on a few of the Standouts in their personal style all year round.

  • The refreshing realism of accessories designer Flavia Lowenstein’s chic Paris cool look with her combined edgy & modern pieces from her accessories line “Flowen”. Flavia’s choices convey a sense of seriousness but also a cutting edge sensibility with her effortlessly chic fashion sense.

  • Refined and thoughtful Museum curator Thom Collins in his artfully structured European wardrobe.(think Savile Row tailoring-with an edge). Thom has streamlined his wardrobe to a few choice designer and avant garde labels: Prada, Yves Saint Laurent and Martin Margeila. Trimly tailored, Thom zeroed in each day on the most basic material in a men’s wear arsenal-the white shirt.

  • The uncompromising elegance of Art Advisor Stella Holmes in her feminine choices of Cavalli and Valentino. Stella eschews frivolity, and relies on classic elegant almost minimalist pieces in sophisticated cuts. Stella epitomizes the Chanel adage: “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury” with her easy, graceful style.

    Flavia Lowenstein

    At Alchemist and The Webster - in Peter Pilotto dress, Alaia booties, FLoWEN necklace and Nancy Gonzalez clutch

    At Art Basel Vernissage - in Dries Van Noten top, Alexander Wang pants Balenciaga wedges and Bravery Hearts spike leather cuff

    At Design Miami - Leather leggings by Rick Owens, top & blazer by Ann Demeulemeester, handbag by Proenza Schouler and crocodile skin belt by FLoWEN

    At Diana Lowenstein Gallery - Dress by Zero+Maria Cornejo, Shoes by Balenciaga and earrings by Dolce & Gabbana

    At Rubell Family Collection - Viktor & Rolf blouse, Newbark Boots, Givenchy Handbag

    Back of front & back!

    Thom Collins

    Thom Collins at Art Miami in a Robert James bespoke jacket, Margiela belt, Prada shirt and Maison Martin Margiela trousers

    Thom in threads of an exemplary cut- Prada, Alexander McQueen and YSL

    Thom -Dashing in Navies and Blacks- a new simplicity on a longstanding favorite - tuxedo by Yves Saint Laurent and Prada shirt & tie

    Stella Holmes

    Stella, in Roberto Cavalli knit top & pants, Hermes Kelly bag, Valentino foulard, Christian Dior shoes and Cartier jewelry

    Stella in her go-to designer, Roberto Cavalli –jersey print dress with black jet pin at side ruching, Chanel bag and Dior suede pumps.

    Stella, stunning in column styled Valentino gown, with Chanel evening clutch and Jimmy Choo gorgeous glitter evening pumps.