Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and Ocean Drive Magazine, along with hosts Carolina Armas-Bustamante, Frances Hassun, Christy Martin, Jennifer Montoya, Alexa Wolman and Annie Zeder, celebrated fashion and philanthropy at Neiman's annual "Art of Fashion" event.
STYLE STORY: An Interview with CRISELDA BREENE
By Elysze Held
I was once interviewed by Journalist Tara Gilani for her groundbreaking CBS4 segment Women to Watch. Tara asked me, “As a Miami fashion Expert, who has the best personal style in Miami?” I immediately responded Criselda Breene, hands down, best style in any town.
As the Beloved Breenes depart the Magic City for yet another Magical City (San Francisco), I thought I would add a little tribute to an extraordinary style star. These are all photos I have taken just the past year for my monthly Social Styles: Style Standouts column with the added bonus of fashion illustration by Artist Lesli Brown. Her grace, presence and certainly her unique and whimsical style will be missed.
STYLE STANDOUTS: Winning in Fashion
Fashion trends come and go quickly these days. Winning the fashion game doesn't necessarily mean you're wearing the boldest, most expensive, most fabulous, trendiest, or that one would the best-dressed person in the room. Those winning in fashion are simply those who stay true to their personal style - and make us look!
The Royal Wedding: The Debut of The Dress
The Big Reveal was worth the wait! To describe the bride as breathtaking in her authenticity, as exquisite is an understatement. The beyond beautiful Meghan Markle (now HRH, Duchess of Sussex) looked absolutely stunning, in an elegant, sophisticated gown.
The choice of the designer, albeit a surprise, was no accident - Markle, a self-described "feminist," chose the first female Artistic Director in the history of the revered Parisian House of Givenchy, British designer Claire Waught Keller...
OC Jewellery Trunk Show and Luncheon at Neiman Marcus
Over 50 guests attended an exclusive seated luncheon at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, set right in the midst of the store's fine jewelry salon. Joining host Neiman Marcus V.P. and General Manager Stephen Brunelle, along with host committee, Swanee DiMare, Brownyn Miller, Norma Jean Abraham and Lesli Brown, guests previewed designer Orianne Collins' latest OC Collection, trying on the beautiful jewelry and sipping pre-lunch champagne cocktails. The lunch was catered by Neiman Marcus' own Mariposa Restaurant.