My 305 Style: Lexing Zhang

The owner of Art Lexing Gallery in Miami describes her personal style and art preferences as “experimental and bold.” She believes that the more unique and irreplaceable, the better.

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THE DANCE “Miami City Ballet is a real gem. They have dancers from Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, scholarship programs, freelance dancers from all over the country, and I think it’s a true reflection of how diverse Miami is.” Miami City Ballet, 2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-929-7010; miamicityballet.org.

 

 

 

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THE TOWEL “I use them every time I go to the beach, and people always ask me where I got them. They’re a round shape with beautiful tassels on the edge. This takes beach towels to another level.” $148, The Bazaar Project, 4308 Northesst Second Avenue, Miami; 786-703-6153; thebazaarprojectshop.com.

 

 

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THE ART “Typoe is one of my favorite local artists. Not only is this piece beautiful, it also has a very powerful social message.” typoe.com.

 

 

 

 

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My305Style: Alison Antrobus

The founder of Antrobus + Ramirez, this designer rocks at balancing the mom life with Miami chic looks.

THE SCENT “I have never found a scent like this. It contains a single note called “Iso E Super,” which offers more of an effect than a scent. I layer it under another favorite to create my signature fragrance.” $60, Escentric Molecules, Barneys New York, 12801 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Sunrise; 954-331-1260, barneys.com

THE NIGHT OUT “We recently went to a birthday part at the Edition’s bowling alley and had the best time. There are not many actual games you can play while out having cocktails and enjoying company. It brought out the kids in all of us!” The Miami Beach EDITION, 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach;  786-257-4500, editionhotels.com/miami-beach.

THE SHOES “They may not be approved by OSHA, but I consider these my ‘construction site’ shoes: patent leather so they can be wiped clean in-between meetings and studs that add just the right amount of rock ‘n’ roll to balance the girly pink color.” $745, Valentino, Saks Fifth Avenue, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-866-1100, saksfifthavenue.

 

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Popular Sneaker Designer Finds a Fit in Miami

Photo by Tommy Chung

Photo by Tommy Chung

When it comes to street fashion, Alessandra Gold is the go-to maven of the sneaker. The bold fashion designer has rocked the Magic City and her fans around the world with her gold-and-silver Chrome sneakers, bringing together comfort and style seamlessly.

“It’s a hybrid of fashion with athletics,” she explained. “We pay attention to comfort and quality and how the shoes are really made.”

Originally from Brazil, the long-haired, shaved-head beauty settled in Miami after studying fashion in New York and living in Rhode Island. In 2009, she launched her Kruzin sneaker collection and has a brick-and-mortar store and showroom in Midtown. In September, she opened a new store in Lincoln Road especially for the Kruzin line.

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My 305 Style: Cedric Aumonier

The impeccable manager of The Webster Miami — which just opened its first men’s store in Bal Harbour — has Magic City chic down pat.

Courtesy of The Webster Miami

Courtesy of The Webster Miami

THE JACKET: “What I love about anything by Margiela is that it blends the classic with unique details that make each piece completely different. This tuxedo jacket, for example, has a leather lapel that’s been painted.” $1,760, Maison Martin Margiela, 3930 NE Second Avenue, Miami; 786-718-1931; maisonmartinmargiela.com.

THE SCENT: “I love The Webster candle becuase its warm, orange blossom scent gives a peaceful atmosphere to any place.” $70, The Webster Miami, 1220 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-674-7899; thewebstermiami.com.

THE SHOES: “I don’t usually wear sneakers, but the ones from Del Toro are an exception — the only ones that are comfortable without looking too casual.” $700, Del Toro, 2750 NE Third Avenue, Miami; 305-571-8253; deltoroshoes.com

THE TRUNKS: “I love that this bathing suit by Orlebar Brown has an F1 racing picture on it, and that it has a nice vintage style.” $340, Barneys, 832 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-421-2010; barneys.com

 

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Summer’s Fashion Trends of South Florida

While it’s a variation of hot or warm all year round in Miami, summer time is still the time for all things swimwear. With fashion shows filling the runway circuit this month, the hottest styles will have the ladies running to boutiques big and small for their own piece of the action. Sisters Maya and Nayla El-Naffy opened Monc Boutique in August 2013, collaborating their interests in fashion and business. Customers can find apparel, jewelry, and of course, swimwear. With brands like Red Velvet, B Swim and Helen Betty, they know their stuff. Nayla let us in on the new trends that are going to be rocking bodies at the pool, and we’ll tell you exactly where to get them.

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My 305 Style: Alina Villasante

Photo courtesy Alina Villasante

Photo courtesy Alina Villasante

 

Alina Villasante, the designer behind local brand Peace Love World, gets Miami style like few others.

THE JEANS These R13 x-over jeans “are very European and very stylish — and they’re comfortable!” $395. Barney’s, 832 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-421-2010; barneys.com

 

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Sexy’s Softer Side

When Mariela Rovito and Ali Mejia, former ad agency colleagues, first had the idea to go into the lingerie business together nearly two decades ago, there was one thing they knew for sure: “There was already enough sexy to go around,” Rovito said, “so we didn’t feel it was important, necessarily, to compete with that.” Their target customer, they insisted, would be a different kind of woman, the kind who understood that “if you feel good from the inside out, there’s nothing sexier than that.” Armed with this simple, subtle idea, they launched Eberjey, a lingerie brand that today is found in more than 500 stores around the world—and in a pair of namesake shops in Miami.

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