Social Styles: The Summer Scene

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.


Come the month of June, it is often alleged that the summer social scene slows down in South Florida-that rumor was certainly put to rest with the stylish soiree hosted by Clare Laverty of Swire Properties and Tara Solomon of Tara Ink. In honor of the Women of Tomorrow Leadership Councils of Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County, the intimate gathering was held at the chic lifestyle hotel, EAST Miami in the heart of the highly anticipated Brickell City Centre.

The Centre, a red-hot whiff of the excitingly new in architectural style, has an added feature which brings a dose of reality for Miami summer shopping: an overhead air flow system which collects rain water, reflects sunlight and is easily mistaken for an art installation!

The evening shone a light on the best of South Florida: modern, powerful and philanthropic women; EAST Miami’s stunning atmosphere; Quinto La Huella’s extraordinary food, all gathered in celebration of the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program. Founded by Jennifer Valoppi and headquartered in Miami, WOT currently mentors approximately 4000 at-risk girls each year in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. WOT has given out over $5 million dollars in college scholarship to girls (WOT mentees have a 95% high school graduation rate). These brilliant young women, who will raise the next generation, are often the first in their family to go to college or even graduate high school, proudly confided WOT’s Philanthropic Chair Marisa Toccin.

Bright whites! Dr. Krista Rosenberg in an Zimmerman dress and Manolo Blahnik pumps; Michelle Erez in an Alexis dress and Altuzarra shoes; Robin Newman in unique Zimmerman dress with Balenciaga shoes, and Hadley Henriette in  an Alexis jacket, Phillip Lim blouse, pants
Bright whites! Dr. Krista Rosenberg in an Zimmerman dress and Manolo Blahnik pumps; Michelle Erez in an Alexis dress and Altuzarra shoes; Robin Newman in unique Zimmerman dress with Balenciaga shoes, and Hadley Henriette in an Alexis jacket, Phillip Lim blouse, pants.

Clare Laverty edgy and chic in Chloe dress, Stella McCartney bag, Saint Laurent booties
Clare Laverty edgy and chic in Chloe dress, Stella McCartney bag, Saint Laurent booties

Alexa Wolman in a whimsical Kenzo dress, bag and uber Zanotti gladiator sandals
Alexa Wolman in a whimsical Kenzo dress, bag and uber Zanotti gladiator sandals

Black & White always works! Candise Shanbron Cernitz in a Roland Mouret dress and Guiseppe Zanotti shoes with Cindy Dana in a fluid print Bailey 44 dress, Hermes bag
Black & White always works! Candise Shanbron Cernitz in a Roland Mouret dress and Guiseppe Zanotti shoes with Cindy Dana in a fluid print Bailey 44 dress, Hermes bag

Daniela Swaebe in a Parlor Miami Tyler dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Laura Buccellati clutch
Daniela Swaebe in a Parlor Miami Tyler dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Laura Buccellati clutch

Tara Solomon in a Cheongsam by Dolce & Gabbana, vintage stiletto sandals by Susan Dennis/Warren Edwards, Edie Parker clutch, Jade earrings by Lucifer vir Honestus, Jade bangles and vintage cinnabar bangles
Tara Solomon in a Cheongsam by Dolce & Gabbana, vintage stiletto sandals by Susan Dennis/Warren Edwards, Edie Parker clutch, Jade earrings by Lucifer vir Honestus, Jade bangles and vintage cinnabar bangles

Suzy Buckley Woodard in an Alexis dress
Suzy Buckley Woodard in an Alexis dress

Susanne Birbragher in vintage Pucci dress, exotic skin shoes, bag and vintage Marciano leather jacket
Susanne Birbragher in vintage Pucci dress, exotic skin shoes, bag and vintage Marciano leather jacket

Lauren Beall in Chanel dress, Valentino shoes, Chanel bag
Lauren Beall in Chanel dress, Valentino shoes, Chanel bag

Art? Or Air-Flow?  Brickell City Centre
Art? Or Air-Flow? Brickell City Centre

Photos and text by Elysze Held

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