Social Styles: Standouts 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 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 Follow Elysze on Instagram @elysze.

"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." -Edith Head
I am often asked "what do you look for when you pick a look at a social event for your monthly column? The person? The designer? The event?
A no to all of the above.

I decided for this end of the year feature to focus on a few great share the photos of a few of my favorite looks. True style can be imitated of course, but never really copied. What is STYLE? The word itself is often overused but it"s still the only one that fits in this case-it is something more captivating than "BEST DRESSED" and something more enigmatic than the similarly global term "SO CHIC".

Whether the event attendee was dressed to replicate the splendor of the 100th anniversary of Vizcaya; a "Come As You Art" ensemble at the Bass Ball; a quaint shade of pink at the WOT Rose luncheon; raising the bar for Art Basel fashion during Art Miami week, my Style Sightings picks worked for the person wearing them. Whether each piece was custom to the wearer, or couture from a major designer, a vintage stand-out, an eccentric piece- the outfits featured below represented a unique look.
Caught my eye.
That is style.

Feathers & Fur
Lesli Brown Lesli Brown
Angeles Almuna & Danny Santiago Angeles Almuna & Danny Santiago
Criselda Breene Criselda Breene

The Originals
Marvin Ross Friedman & Adrienne Bon Haes Marvin Ross Friedman & Adrienne Bon Haes
Inez Rivero Inez Rivero
Aureta & Jenine Howard Aureta & Jenine Howard

Sparkle & Shine
Swanee DiMare Swanee DiMare
Mayda Cisneros & Madison Lippencott Mayda Cisneros & Madison Lippencott
Laureina Velazquez Laureina Velazquez

Flavia Lowenstein Flavia Lowenstein
Nicole Lozano & Pearl Katz Nicole Lozano & Pearl Katz
Meghana Rajadhyaksha Meghana Rajadhyaksha

Color and Classic
Carole Phillips Carole Phillips
Susan Magrino Susan Magrino
Andreea Baclea Andreea Baclea

Krista Rosenberg & Bronwyn Miller Krista Rosenberg & Bronwyn Miller
Alexa Wolman Alexa Wolman
Carol Iacovelli & Beth Tasca Carol Iacovelli & Beth Tasca

Jennifer Valoppi & Christina Martin Jennifer Valoppi & Christina Martin
Ana Alfonzo Ana Alfonzo
Ely Schltz & Abigail Pollack Ely Schltz & Abigail Pollack

Susie Wahab & Lisa Heiden Susie Wahab & Lisa Heiden
Soledad Picon Soledad Picon
Carlos Betancourt, Carole & Oscar Seikaly Carlos Betancourt, Carole & Oscar Seikaly *

Photos by Elysze Held (*final photo by WorldRedEye)

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