Social Styles: Basel Style 2015

Sartorial Sightings with Stylist Elysze Held



In South Florida, the name Elysze Held is synonymous with style. As founder and president of the Miami fashion consulting firm, Style Out of the City, celebrity stylist Held is a veteran in the fashion industry. She is the "Couture Concierge"(personal shopper) for Ritz Carlton Hotel, was seen shopping in the film "IRIS" with Style Icon Iris Apfel; is the stylist for South Florida's entertainment news show, Deco Drive (co-host Lynn Martinez) and has dressed international celebrities, CEO's, socialites & soccer moms alike. Elysze has been featured as a style expert on Style segments and articles for FOX/WSVN 7; CBS 4;Miami Modern Luxury, Ocean Drive and Brickell Magazine. Based in South Florida, Elysze is a producer at NYFW- and works with private clients to personalize an exceptional wardrobe.With her stylist's eye, she lets us know just who wears what to where in her Sartorial Sightings. Contact Elysze at Elysze@socialmiami.com, or eheld@styleoutofthecity.com, and follow Elysze on Instagram @elysze.


The phenomena that is Art Basel Miami (Week) has become a surreal experience-with all the trappings of visual and visceral overload. Stylist Elysze Held breaks it down for us, confirming the fascinating relationship between fashion and art curating her most “pure style” picks found on the glitterati crowds at the opening of Art Basel Collectors’ Vernissage at Miami Convention Center; Art Miami; Design Miami; Rubell Gallery; the Loewe, Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Fendi Casa Fashion Soirees at the Design District; the annual Art Nexus blast; Dinners at W Hotel, Mana & MAPS; an intimate Pérez Art Museum Miami; a Fashion Plate experience of Tasting What’s Next with Bon Appetit; Art For Life Art Auction benefiting Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation at Park Grove; Elle Décor 2015 Modern Life Concept House in Wynwood; (featuring Miami’s own Sam Robin and Matt MacDonald, Young Arts and Swarovski trunk show and a Basel break with the Preview of the 2016 Chanel Resort Collection at The Webster.

At the Fairs
Alberto Latorre in Zara with Artist Carlos Betancourt in Pal Zileri (Sartorial 	Miami) and  John Varvados
Alberto Latorre in Zara with Artist Carlos Betancourt in Pal Zileri (Sartorial Miami) and John Varvados

Maria Brito in a Suno skirt, Zara top, Gucci sandals, art bag is by Assume Vivid Astro Focus (AVAF) by Maria Brito
Maria Brito in a Suno skirt, Zara top, Gucci sandals, art bag is by Assume Vivid Astro Focus (AVAF) by Maria Brito

Marvin Ross Friedman in a Morrocan cord jacket, Adrienne bon Haes in a Tunisian wedding tunic with Lisa Petrillo in Isabel Marant
Marvin Ross Friedman in a Morrocan cord jacket, Adrienne bon Haes in a Tunisian wedding tunic with Lisa Petrillo in Isabel Marant, Jaimie Nicole jewelry.

Maacha LeBlanc in Proenza Schouler with Kathryn Mikesell in Derek Lam
Maacha LeBlanc in Proenza Schouler with Kathryn Mikesell in Derek Lam

Carlos Carreno in his Basel uniform of Gucci
Carlos Carreno in his Basel uniform of Gucci

Heather Kleisner in  Preen, YSL with  Barbara Becker in Galiano, Valentino
Heather Kleisner in Preen, YSL with Barbara Becker in Galiano, Valentino

Yolanda Berkowitz in Valentino, Roger Vivier shoes with Jeff Berkowitz in Brioni
Yolanda Berkowitz in Valentino with Jeff Berkowitz in Brioni

Claudia Potamkin in Chanel dress, Balenciaga booties, statement bag
Claudia Potamkin in Chanel dress, Balenciaga booties, statement bag

Marvin Ross Friedman in a Kiton jacket, Ikat neckerchief by bonHaes with Adrienne bon Haes in a Turkish Ottoman Ikat vest, antique Yemen necklace
Marvin Ross Friedman in a Kiton jacket, Ikat neckerchief by bonHaes with Adrienne bon Haes in a Turkish Ottoman Ikat vest, antique Yemen necklace

Artist Malena Assing in Helmut Lang with Soledad Picon in MM6, Zara
Artist Malena Assing in Helmut Lang with Soledad Picon in MM6, Zara

Arlene Chaplin in Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent
Arlene Chaplin in Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent

Jackie Soffer in Prada shoes, Loewe bag with Susan Richards in Marni skirt, Dior boots
Jackie Soffer in Prada shoes, Loewe bag with Susan Richards in Marni skirt, Dior boots

At the Galleries & Showrooms
Susan Magrino in a vintage Adolfo in a Matisse inspired silk print dress, Lanvin bag
Susan Magrino in a vintage Adolfo in a Matisse inspired silk print dress, Lanvin bag

Laure Heriard Dubreuil in Stella Jean with a vision in white Giovanna Battaglia
Laure Heriard Dubreuil in Stella Jean with a vision in white Giovanna Battaglia

Dayssi Kanavos in Marc Jacobs dress
Dayssi Kanavos in Marc Jacobs dress

Sarah Arison in vintage dress
Sarah Arison in vintage dress

Francisca Halpyrn in Celine dress, Chanel bag with Alisha Romano in Dior
Francisca Halpyrn in Celine dress, Chanel bag with Alisha Romano in Dior

Sam Robin in Marques Almeida dress
Sam Robin in Marques Almeida dress

Matt MacDonald in Reiss and Brunello Cucinelli
Matt MacDonald in Reiss and Brunello Cucinelli

Beth Martin in CO and Phillip Lim
Beth Martin in CO and Phillip Lim

Nadja Swarovski in Pucci dress
Nadja Swarovski in Pucci dress

Danny Simmons in Starry Night T, Superhero jacket by Black Adam with Tangie Murray in a Hilo Hattie vintage caftan by Alison Houtte
Danny Simmons in Starry Night T, Superhero jacket by Black Adam with Tangie Murray in a Hilo Hattie vintage caftan by Alison Houtte*

Claire Amerena London in dress by Nha Khanh, Manolo Blahnik shoes, bag from Aspen
Claire Amerena London in dress by Nha Khanh, Manolo Blahnik shoes, bag from Aspen

Iva Kosovick in MVM dress, Zero & Maria Cornejo
Iva Kosovic in Marie Saint Pierre dress and Chanel bag

Brooke Rosenfeld in Alexis cape, Gucci shoes, M2M bag
Brooke Rosenfeld in Alexis cape, Gucci shoes, M2M bag

Rachel Boyschau in Creaatures of Style architectural dress, Prada shoes
Rachel Boyschau in Creaatures of Style architectural dress, Prada shoes

At the Fashion Soirees
Juwan and Jenine Howard in Rick Owens with Jason Arasheben in his trademark crisp white shirt
Juwan and Jenine Howard in Rick Owens with Jason Arasheben in his trademark crisp white shirt

Maria Tettamanti in Valentino dress, Chanel bag, Fendi ornament
Maria Tettamanti in Valentino dress, Chanel bag, Fendi ornament

Eva Hughes in Loewe, Chanel with Ana Hughes Freund in Alice and Olivia
Eva Hughes in Loewe, Chanel with Ana Hughes Freund in Alice and Olivia

Criselda Breene and Zara Ward in Gomez Gracia
Criselda Breene and Zara Ward in Gomez Gracia

Designer Oscar Carvallo in Oscar Carvallo!
Designer Oscar Carvallo in Oscar Carvallo!

Jhon Santos in Zara with Angeles Almuda Weil in Oscar Carvallo
Jhon Santos in Zara with Angeles Almuda Weil in Oscar Carvallo

Gingi Beltran in Alexander Wang top, Prada pants, J Crew neckpiece
Gingi Beltran in Alexander Wang top, Prada pants, J Crew neckpiece

Suzy Buckley Woodard in Greta Constantine, Shapoh fascinator(yes! A banana!)
Suzy Buckley Woodard in Greta Constantine, Shapoh fascinator(yes! A banana!)

Lesley Griffith in Valentino top, Alexis skirt
Lesley Griffith in Valentino top, Alexis skirt

Flavia Lowenstein in Rick Owens with an spectacular Flowen necklace
Flavia Lowenstein in Rick Owens with an spectacular Flowen necklace

Felio Siby in Gucci jacket, Felio Siby shirt
Felio Siby in Gucci jacket, Felio Siby shirt

Carolina Lanao in Zac Posen skirt, Gap T, Saint Laurent shoes, Chanel bag
Carolina Lanao in Zac Posen skirt, Gap T, Saint Laurent shoes, Chanel bag

At the Parties!
Susanne Birbragher in Gomez-Gracia dress, Sergio Rossi shoes
Susanne Birbragher in Gomez-Gracia dress, Sergio Rossi shoes

Lisa Pliner in Jean Paul Gauthier and Guiseppe Zanotti with the Donald Pliner
Lisa Pliner in Jean Paul Gauthier and Guiseppe Zanotti with the Donald Pliner

Brett Graff in Asos dress, Chanel bag and shoes
Brett Graff in Asos dress, Chanel bag and shoes

Jenny Starr Perez in Phillip Lim dress, Shiroiy D Cama magnificent jewelry
Jenny Starr Perez in Phillip Lim dress, Shiroiy D Cama magnificent jewelry

Barbara Hevia in Alberta Ferrati with Giselle Lowenstein in Alexander McQueen
Barbara Hevia in Alberta Ferrati with Giselle Lowenstein in Alexander McQueen

Eilah Beavers in a Lela Rose dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Hermes clutch
Eilah Beavers in a Lela Rose dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Hermes clutch

Kristin DuCote in Dior dress
Kristin DuCote in Dior dress

Gino Campodonico with Joseph Quinones both dapper in Zara and H&M
Gino Campodonico with Joseph Quinones both dapper in Zara and H&M

New York Socialite Jean Shafiroff rockin’ Dior at the Vanity Fair Party!!
New York Socialite Jean Shafiroff rockin’ Dior at the Vanity Fair Party!!

Photos by Elysze Held / * Photo by Allison Weiss Brady

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