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About 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.

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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.
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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!

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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...
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Spring Style Standouts with Elysze Held

Dressing well is not just about having an in wardrobe - having great style is only about determining the variety of clothing you wear to express your genuineness. As for personal style, a phrase so often overused on social media, it is a means to reveal who you are without even having to speak. I began this column years ago when Miami itself began to submerge from the label of being a 'beach town', and morph into the foundation of becoming a world-class city. The development of this occurrence was first noticeable not only in the emergence of the sky-high buildings or the plethora of art enthusiasts cascading into the 305, but in the manner in which the Miami set began to dress. And, for me, a life-long devotee of fashion, I set my roots. Fashion fuels me, excites me, you can never know everything about it, and I continue to be inspired by the style that has become Miami Style. And Spring is THE season for the social set -- I once asked a designer what he thought of Miami style, and he said GREAT! The Miami woman actually does wear the color that is shown on the Spring runway!
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Social Styles: Standouts with Stylist Elysze Held (3/13/2018)

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.
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Social Styles: Standouts with Stylist Elysze Held

I decided for this end of the year feature to focus on a few great looks...to 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".
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Social Styles: The Season Heats Up!

There is an eclectic fusion of style happening now in Miami - as evidenced by the stylish sightings by Elysze Held at October charity events. In kicking off the Miami Social Season, the local style set certainly hits the high notes when it comes to fashion!
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Social Styles: NYFW Spring2018

After a shuttling in and around Manhattan for a week of countless fashion shows, my NYFW Spring2018 expedition was not simply all over town, but the shows content was aesthetically all over the map. End result? Something for everyone! Diversity in size and shape was the overall story here in the casting of models as well as the unique balance of soft and hard silhouettes, textures and attitudes.

Standouts were the bright flashes of vibrant colors—racy red and sunshine yellow freshened up the predictable palette of black and white while pink is the strong contender for the Color of Season for Spring 2018. And we know how Florida feels about pink!
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Photos: Social Styles: Summer Stand-outs

Summer..SUMMER! For most across the country, summer means fewer, more casual clothes to combat the heat. Creating and maintaining a chic look while staying cool is a challenge to some, but not here in Miami! As “the season” winds down, signature events are still ON-and STYLIST Elysze Held shares with us her take on the Style Stand-Outs the past few weeks...
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SOCIAL STYLES: Sartorial Sightings with Elysze Held

As we get closer to the end of the social season here in the Magic City, the style set has not slowed down in the least. Stylist Elysze Held caught a glimpse of the open-minded free spirited panache that is proof Miami chic exhibits a bravura flair and march to the beat of their own drum.
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Social Styles: A Masterful March

March in Miami brings in the crème de la crème of the most anticipated events of the season-or at least the soirees the style set flocks to attend-and what a fashion frenzy the month was! Of course, South Florida’s own noted arbitrator of Fashion, Stylist Elysze Held, was on hand to share with us the Style Standouts of the month in the trends of the season and where they were seen!
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More Features:

 Social Styles: Peak Miami Fashion
 Social Styles: Style Standouts
 Social Styles: Galas, Galleries, Basel and Beyond
 Social Styles: Spotting Style
 Master of the Magic City - Charlie Cinnamon
 New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2017
 Social Styles: Buoniconti Tribute
 Social Styles: Elevating Summer Style
 Social Styles: The Summer Scene
 Social Styles: “Take a Walk in Her Shoes”
 Social Styles: An Amazing April
 Social Styles: Painting the Town RED
 Social Styles: A Most Marvelous March
 Social Styles: A Fabulous February
 Social Styles: January in Miami
 Social Styles: Basel Style 2015
 Social Styles: A Notable November!
 Social Styles: The Season Begins
 Social Styles: Backstage to the Front Row @ NYFW
 Social Styles: Summer Sartorial
 Social Styles: Gala Glamour
 The Couture Concierge
 Social Styles: Spring Style Standouts
 Social Styles: Luncheons & Soirees
 Social Styles: Glamour and Fabulousity
 Social Styles: Haute Happenings
 Social Styles: Trends of the Season
 Social Styles: Linda Levy Goldberg/Kristin M.K. Ducote/Bronwyn Miller - Style Stars
 Social Styles: Holiday Kick-off
 Social Styles: Art Basel - Part Two
 Social Styles: Art Basel - Part One
 Social Styles: Philanthropy and Style
 Fashion For A Cause
 Social Styles: Super-Style!
 Social Styles: Back in Town
 Social Styles: Endless Summer
 Social Styles: Swim Week
 The Costumes of Everybody Drinks The Same Water
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