Monday, December 10, 2007

Style Basel

New Yorkers attending Art Basel Miami are easy marks. At the airport, in the hotel lobby and poolside, New Yorkers v. non New Yorkers is an easy game to play. We're the pale faced, tattooed, and impatient ones rolling our eyes and tapping our fingers at the desk clerks. Another give-away is the clothing. At Scope, the fashion was sophisticated, monied, and cleanly put-together:

The black dress is lovely. Could that belt really be a rope? Doubtful, but make a note: Rope belt for spring = CHARMING. And I've seen a couple girls really rock this lucite heel on black lately. OMG I think it's a wedge.

Perfect for the 85 degree Miami weather and art collecting/promoting are a pretty beige skirt with a black tank, sweet shoes and a big bag.

The Fountain Art Fair was full of young Brooklyn types, thus a different take on NY fashion flair:

My favorite in the big balls category. Not only is she pulling off the 80's hot pink/leopard print/fingerless gloves but she's wearing ONE pink sock. Remember, this is an art event and besides, the conservative hair keeps her in line. Crazy hair would have killed this for me.

A cornucopia of hipster looks. I love the spectator boots and the bright print bag, but not so much the ripped shorts with the jacket. It's too Miami Vice meets grunge.

A young Amy Winehouse, her hair is at once stylish but unkempt, a great long trend. Should have been a model scout...

Borrow these looks: braids with a sweet dress and great sandals, a print dress & white shoes (ideally with those block color heels), and the new skirt length which is heading mid-calf.

And last, high Miami fashion at the punk rock art show:
Surely she knows her shoes kick ass and the dress, well, the whole look makes any fashionista drool. Wish you could see her slightly teased hair.

I'm now committed to buying a maxi dress for spring. This local lady is a vision in blue butterflies.

Only at Art Basel Miami, a mother-daughter wide-leg look. Both are age appropriate and very chic.

And what did I wear? Jeans the grey Daffy's dress, bikini from Macy's, Payless wedges, and my Macy's denim skirt and black top. Go 34.

Daffy's, 1311 Broadway @ 34th St, 212-736-4477
Macy's Herald Square, 151 W. 34th btwn Broadway & 7th, 212-695-4400
Payless, 484 8th Avenue btwn 34th & 35th, 212-594-5715