How to Basel

If you’re descending on Miami beach this weekend and coming to hashtag do the “Basel” with me, here are my top picks to strike sartorial gold.

ASOS Kitten cat-eye sunnies, Opening Ceremony orange messenger bag, Dannijo Daniela cuff, Swildens jumpsuit, Lomography 1960’s camera seems to be sold out at press time. find a similar one here: Pentax Digital Camera, Rag and Bone Metallic Brocade tuxedo jacket, Opening Ceremony metallic and patent brogues. If you’re going to get one thing, get the jacket.

The yearly bacchanal known as Art Basel Miami Beach, kicks off today for a four-day convergence filled with artists, collectors, gallery owners, and the fashion flock descend en masse. There’s no denying that with the arrival of the days-long art fair come some of the world’s most extravagantly dressed individuals. The debate over fashion’s influence in the art world, or the art’s influence in the fashion world is nothing new in my book, but the next four days the show moves from Lincoln Center to the streets of Miami.

As my fourth year attending, (here comes the humble brag from last Sunday’s New York Times article,see: I’m in Miami but there are so many events to attend, there’s too much traffic to attend them all!), I just try to let it roll and not get the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) disease. Talented souls are strewn across the city for the 11th installation of happenings all around the Design District, Wynwood, and South Beach and even on screens. There is eye-candy everywhere– you just have to keep your eyes open, and your head out of your phone. Otherwise you might miss out. Overheard last night at the James Royal Palm Hotel, while  Interview and Sotheby’s were serving up coconut-crusted lobster skewers and alligator empanadas. One unnamed guest who responded to the reptilian treats and declined the hors d’oeuvre said: “I only like alligator on my bags.” Fashion glitterati approved.

Check my Instagram feed for hour by hour updates on the happenings.

That’s all for now, Bye!

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