Social Styles: Back in Town

Who Wore What to Where by Elysze Held

Stylist Elysze Held is back in town after the whirlwind expedition of style known as New York Fashion Week. Elysze hit the ground running at the most uber-chic events happening in Miami-the Opening of Ruben Toledo’s paintings at the Ralph Pucci Showroom; the ground breaking of 250 Wynwood, the first project breaking ground in Wynwood in a decade; Elle Décor book signing Celebrating 25 Years at the superb Park Grove; opening of the new Intermix Boutique on Lincoln Road; a Tuscan style brunch at the V-73 Boutique in the Design District and the beloved shopping affair of the season, the annual Fashionably Conscious Fundraising Sale at Merrick Park.

Pictured: Renata in Rick Owens, Celine bag & shoes; John Roscio in Hugo Boss with Suzanna Lawson in Haute Hippie dress, Prada shoes at the Ruben Toledo Opening at Ralph Pucci Showroom in Wynwood

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I Love Lucy Cocktail Party

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County celebrated the anticipated national tour launch and Florida premiere of I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE with a Cocktail Hour event hosted by 101.5 Lite FM’s Julie Guy.

Attendees enjoyed an evening of kitsch, comedy and classics as they sipped on Mojitos and Tropicana-inspired cocktails at the Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House lobby. Guests were treated to live performances by Miami Gay Men’s Chorus, and were also able to admire classic cars from the Dezer Collection Auto Museum, and Desi Arnaz memorabilia from History Miami’s latest exhibition “American Sabor Exhibit: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music!”

Pictured: Lucy Look-alikes Sonia Cordoves and Jan Downs Rutter

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Site Specific Performance Series – Recap

The Miami Design District’s fall rendition of its performing arts series, Site Specific, got off to a wonderful start with three attention grabbing acts.

The first act featured the Avant Garde theatrical troupe, Mad Cat Theatre Company. The Miami Shores-based company, led by Paul Tei, kicked off the evening with a truly site-specific piece inspired by the building in which they played, the Design District’s Moore Building. Act two brought the audience the Garden Building’s second floor space for a performance presented by the Arsht Center and University of Miami’s School of Theatre. The group performed a scene from Peter and the Star Catcher, which will be performed at the Arsht Center throughout October. Act three brought the audience back the Moore Building’s second floor space for a funky performance by Bird Road Arts District favorite, Speakfridays.

Pictured: Casey Garcia and Carlos Gomez

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