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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.