Culture. Style. Taste.
Culture. Style. Taste.

Stylist Dispatch: How to Ace Your Art Week Look

The pressure of getting it right when it comes to Art Week apparel is as real as fighting the traffic to get to all artsy events on time. A perfectly assembled capsule should be big on bold pieces, function, and flare mixed with saucy bravado and a dash of humor and irreverence. Alas, not a small feat by any stylish measure. Kimmie Sussman, Aventura Mall’s head stylist, knows her way around tricky sartorial challenges and came up with a list of ideas that marry form and function while delivering the necessary zest without looking silly, or heaven forbid, basic.

Balenciaga Jacket

Folded tailored jacket at Balenciaga

Renowned for its avant-garde designs and innovative craftsmanship Balenciaga’s unique aesthetic combines traditional haute couture with modern trends. What follows are bold, statement-making pieces that shape the future of women’s ready-to-wear fashion. Case in point: the oversize blazer with peak lapel and shoulder pads. As bold is it gets.

Polka dot reconstructed shirt at Burberr

Polka dot reconstructed shirt at Burberry

Though tame in color, there is nothing ordinary about the crinkle-effect shirt in tonal polka dots, layered with a reconstructed bra top featuring crochet panels and lace edging. The silhouette is cut to a relaxed fit and all it needs to sing is a pair of understated bottoms.

Diesel pants

P-JAMOT-BOOT pants at Diesel

Made of cotton, this pair features an elastic drawstring waistband, pattern with a cracked effect, embroidered lettering, two slip pockets and long legs with integrated heeled boots. Topped with a pointed toe and black leather sole, this number was made for Art Week.

Balenciaga bag

Hourglass Small Handbag at Balenciaga

Every art connoisseur’s bag of the moment, the crescent curved base of the Hourglass XS top-handle bag is a homage to founder Cristobal Balenciaga’s signature Basque-waist coats. Crafted in silver crushed lambskin and aged-silver hardware the handbag curvilinear base and one handle strikes an elegant balance. Carry it by the top handle or go hands-free with the cross-body strap.

Balenciaga boots

Hourglass Bootie at Balenciaga

Balenciaga spotlights its penchant for impactful silhouettes with the Hourglass boots. Characterized by a sculptural quality, these boots are crafted in Italy from smooth calf leather to an ankle-length, pointed-toe design rested atop a towering curved heel.

YSL earrings

Comet Earrings in Metal at Saint Laurent

Complete your outfits with the Comet clip-on earrings from Saint Laurent for a touch of shine and show. Made from palladium-tone brass, the style has an asymmetrical comet-inspired shape with the logo engraved on the back.


This a Love Story scarf at Hermès

An intentional accessory choice, this witty scarf is a great addition to a complete look or can easily moonlight as a solo statement if you prefer black as your attire’s canvas. Also, a great conversation starter.

Balenciaga sunglasses

Mask Butterfly sunglasses at Balenciaga

With their rimless profile, the oversized Mask Butterfly sunglasses from Balenciaga are reminiscent of technical sports gear and are a requirement of any self-respecting culturatti. They’re emblazoned with logo lettering at the arms and are guaranteed total attention.

Celine shoes

Block sneakers by Celine available at Bloomingdale’s

Being pragmatic about your comfort but not willing to sacrifice style for it? Meet your problem solver, the block sneaker. With just a touch of a lift to elevate not only your look but also point of view, these white kicks from Celine check all of the boxes.

Clemence Notebook by Louis Vuitton

Clemence Notebook by Louis Vuitton

The iconic Clémence notebook gets a lively update. A new addition to the Art & Craft collection, it features an allover Monogram pattern combined with colorful hand-drawn details, as well as a built-in bookmark. With its compact proportions, the notebook can be easily stowed for use while traveling or while taking notes on your favorite art pieces at the fairs.

Thermal bootle

Thermal Bottle by Toiletpaper available at The Bazaar Project

Whether you need something hot or cold, you’ll always have a good ally by your side especially when running between the tents and event. This product is made of two layers of stainless steel and one of copper to guarantee the right temperature, hot or cold, and to prevent condensation on the outside.

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