Social Styles: Style Standouts with 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 has been featured as the style expert on Style segments for FOX/WSVN 7; Deco Drive and CBS 4; has styled and been profiled in fashion editorials for Miami Modern Luxury Magazine, Miami Herald"s INDULGE Magazine; Ocean Drive, Aventura Magazine and Brickell Magazine.

An industry veteran, Held was seen shopping in the film "IRIS" with Style Icon Iris Apfel and is the stylist for South Florida's entertainment news show, Deco Drive (co-host Lynn Martinez/Chris Van Vliet). Elysze has dressed international celebrities, CEO's, and socialites and especially loves working with private clients to personalize an exceptional wardrobe. Contact Elysze at eheld@styleoutofthecity.com. Follow Elysze on Instagram @elysze.


As a stylist (before “photo shop”) I am often asked to participate in panel discussions regarding style...but what is it really? Style is so much more than getting dressed-perhaps it is about simply dressing well. On that note, dressing well is not just about having an "in wardrobe" -having "great style" is only about determining the variety of clothing you wear to show who you are. I began this column many many years ago, on the advice of a friend, when the conversation turned to a ‘hater’s’ critique that “women in Miami don’t have style..” My response??? No way...I will show you how much they have. It has been a blast for me to walk up to each and every one of you in my over 300 columns and ask you “who are you wearing”...I am often met with the response...oh, but this is only “Zara-OR H & M; or—“I have had it for years...”

AGAIN, Style is about Dressing who you are-And looking great in what you are wearing, whether it is a famous designer; vintage; contemporary collections; bespoke, or ‘disposable’ fashion.
The fact remains: whether rocking a fun, funky or absolute screaming high fashion look, the Miami woman has come into her own as a high priestess of chic- and interprets the trends in her own way!

In honor of “International Women’s Day, I thought I would feature just a few fabulous women (and an honorary male!) whom I had spotted rocking great looks this past month alone…at FEMALE CENTRIC Soirées: A cocktail reception at Riveria Country Club in honor of Judge Bronwyn Miller; Wine, Women and Shoes for the MCHF; BBBS Gala Honoring Edie Laquer; Iran Issa Khan’s Birthday Month Celebration; the Miami Symphony Orchestra’s salute to Zaha Hadid at The Moore Building.

Time is Not Up for Black and Black & White!
BBBS Honoree Edie Laquer in a Renato Armijo by Chernaya Bridal(with custom pin of the BBS logo!); earrings by Shiroiy D Cama, rings by Danielle Kronfle BBBS Honoree Edie Laquer in a Renato Armijo by Chernaya Bridal(with custom pin of the BBS logo!); earrings by Shiroiy D Cama, rings by Danielle Kronfle.
Marissa Toccin so chic in Alexis dress, Manolo stilettos with Lola Jacobsen in Gucci.
Marissa Toccin so chic in Alexis dress, Manolo stilettos with Lola Jacobsen in Gucci.
Laurie Jennings in Roland Mouret at the Neman Marcus Merrick Park luncheon honoring her 20th Anniversary as a newscaster Laurie Jennings in Roland Mouret at the Neman Marcus Merrick Park luncheon honoring her 20th Anniversary as a newscaster.


Judge Bronwyn Miller in Badgley Mischa dress, Shirpoiy D Cama earrings with  Lesli Brown in Cushnie Ochs dress, Shiroiy D Cama earrings
Judge Bronwyn Miller in Badgley Mischa dress, Shirpoiy D Cama earrings with Lesli Brown in Cushnie Ochs dress, Shiroiy D Cama earrings.
Swanee Dimare in Versace dress, Gucci shoes, Chanel bag at WWS. Swanee Dimare in Versace dress, Gucci shoes, Chanel bag at WWS.
Iran Issa-Khan in Ranjana Khan earrings with Sam Robin in Sofie D’Hoore from En Avance at Iran’s Birthday Soiree at Forte dei Marmi Iran Issa-Khan in Ranjana Khan earrings with Sam Robin in Sofie D’Hoore from En Avance at Iran’s Birthday Soiree at Forte dei Marmi.


Feathered Finery
Alexa Wolman in Marc Jacobs dress, Valentino mink sandals, Nita Suri bag at WWS Alexa Wolman in Marc Jacobs dress, Valentino mink sandals, Nita Suri bag at WWS.
Bonnie Shore in Prada dress, shoes at The Pegasus World Cup Bonnie Shore in Prada dress, shoes at The Pegasus World Cup.
Lesley Griffin in Magda Butrym skirt, Chloe top, Valentino bag, Gianvito Rossi shoes at WWS. Lesley Griffin in Magda Butrym skirt, Chloe top, Valentino bag, Gianvito Rossi shoes at WWS.


Pretty in Pastels
Abigail Pollack in Givenchy dress, Miu Miu shoes and Hermes Birkin bag at WWS Abigail Pollack in Givenchy dress, Miu Miu shoes and Hermes Birkin bag at WWS.
Tim Walker in Givenchy , Hugo Boss, Saint Laurent bag with Tina Carlo in Calvin Klein and Fendi at WWS Tim Walker in Givenchy , Hugo Boss, Saint Laurent bag with Tina Carlo in Calvin Klein and Fendi at WWS.
Mary McDonald in Giorgio Armani suit at reception for Judge Bronwyn Miller at Riveria Mary McDonald in Giorgio Armani suit at reception for Judge Bronwyn Miller at Riveria.


A Touch of Embellishment
Criselda Breene in Attico dress, Calvin Klein shoes, artisan bag from Philippines and Sevan Becakci jewelry Criselda Breene in Attico dress, Calvin Klein shoes, artisan bag from Philippines and Sevan Becakci jewelry.
Asha Elias in Alexis dress, Shapoh headband and Alexander McQueen embellished booties at WWS Asha Elias in Alexis dress, Shapoh headband and Alexander McQueen embellished booties at WWS.
Athina Marturet in Isabel Riera dress at the Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Homage to Zaha Hadid at The Moore Building Athina Marturet in Isabel Riera dress at the Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Homage to Zaha Hadid at The Moore Building.


Sequins and Shine
Barbara Hevia in Mayda Cisneros dress, Valentino bag, shoes at WWS Barbara Hevia in Mayda Cisneros dress, Valentino bag, shoes at WWS.
Susanne Birbragher in Silvia Tcherassi dress at Wine Women & Shoes Susanne Birbragher in Silvia Tcherassi dress at Wine Women & Shoes.
Orianne Collins in Chanel dress and boots  at WWS Orianne Collins in Chanel dress and boots at WWS.


THE CHAMPION OF WOMEN: NYFW FINALE AT CHRISTIAN SIRANO THE CHAMPION OF WOMEN: NYFW FINALE AT CHRISTIAN SIRANO


Photos by Elysze Held

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