Homage to Verdi

Gloria Porcella brings Italy to the Design District

During the past three years, Gloria Porcella has brought some of the more memorable public arts project to Miami. Many will remember the Pink Snails that invaded Miami Beach in 2011. The following year, Porcella presented FOReverglades at the Freedom Tower and outfitted the building’s exterior with replicas of indigenous wildlife from the Everglades.

Originally from Rome, Porcella’s lineage in the Italian art world is now in its fourth generation. Porcella’s great grandfather was a well-known personality in the art community and was friends with many famous artists. His son, Porcella’s grandfather, was the art critic for L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican. Her grandfather covered works mainly from the Renaissance period, and his son, Porcella’s father, in 1970 broke from family tradition and opened the contemporary art gallery Galleria Ca’ d’Oro (House of Gold).
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Social Styles: October in the Magic City

This month’s WHO WORE WHAT to WHERE issue celebrates the beginning of The Season of MIAMI. Fabulous parties & events with the haute crowd of fashion’s finest were everywhere, and SocialMiami’s Fashion Contributor, Stylist Elysze Held was on the scene.

Pictured: Ariel Burman in Michael Bastein shirt & jacket, Band of Outsiders pants and Stubbs & Wootton shoes with Timothy Walker dapper as ever in a Dsquared jacket, Dolce shirt, Diesel jeans at the Cottage Miami Opening to benefit PÉREZ ART MUSEUM
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SOCIAL Manny: Episode 127

This week SOCIAL Manny by Manny Hernandez features Marlen Pernetti and Richard Booth at the after party for Festival Miami’s Gloria Estefan performance at Gusman Hall; Sanford and Beatrice Ziff; Jorge Plasencia, Stella Holmes and Adrienne Arsht; Shelly Berg, Gloria Estefan and artist Alexander Mijares; Jim Kelly and Terry Bradshaw at the 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit the Buoniconti Fund at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC; Nick Faldo and Shawn Johnson; Nicole Sayfie Porcelli, Colin Egelsfield, and Stephanie Sayfie-Aagard; Shawn Johnson, Marc Buoninconti and Nick Buoniconti; Dan and Trish Bell with Nancy and Jon Batchelor; Christine E. Lynn and Swanee Dimare; Tonya Turner and Dave Winfield; Emilio Estefan and John Richard; Dr. Gene Sayfie and Anders Aagaard; Lois Pope; Kathy and Dr. Barth Green; Nick Arison and Jenna Green.

Pictured: Marlen Pernetti and Richard Booth at the after party Festival Miami’s Gloria Estefan performance at the UM’s Gusman Hall

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