ART BASEL 2017
Although I’m a local to Miami, I’m still trying to master how to tackle Basel. In years past, I didn’t feel like I took advantage of this awesome week. I worked events and went to an art gallery here or there. This year I wanted to dive in. Unfortunately, the universe aligned my final exams to be the same week. As much as I wanted to pretend 60% of my final grades didn’t depend on this week, they did. So, I did what any other responsible yet FOMO driven college student would do- I was determined to do both at the same time.
Originally, I wanted to work with a stylist for my looks but I didn’t end up having time to meet with someone (remember that whole trying to do both thing?) So I ran to one of my favorite places ever, Buffalo Exchange in Downtown Hollywood. I had an idea of the types of looks I wanted to go for, so I grabbed whatever caught my eye. Since my usual wardrobe is very casual & comfy, I wanted to do something different for me…more out there, ya know?
I don’t always look like a fashionista, but when I do, Art Basel is my excuse.
CHROME HEARTS & BACCARAT IN MIAMI DESIGN DESTRICT
I came for the free live music by Miami Symphony Orchestra and the “bubbly & bites” as advertised on the flyer. Given, it was a public event but it turns out the free alcohol & bites were for VIP only. Oops! Not cool enough for this one, haha.
However, I did enjoy the performance and my over-priced pizza from the pop-up pizza joint.
DAY 2- WYNWOOD & DOHENY ROOM
DAY 3- DOHENY ROOM & E11EVEN
I was super excited to rock this funky, Chinese newspaper print crop top that was designed and hand made by one of my earliest family friends and someone who is basically family to me, stylist, Chloe Chin. I paired it with pink ruffled pants(Zara), low-cut white pointed boots, & a black sequin backpack. Every item except for the top was grabbed during my little pit stop from Buffalo Exchange…I told you guys this place is the bomb.com.
DAY 4- SCOPE ART FAIR
I had been waiting to wear this camo jacket that I picked up from Miami Flea last month and this was the perfect occasion. I matched it with a gray long sleeve turtle neck, olive green skinny jeans, suede rust booties & my little backpack. I have to say this was my favorite outfit of the week, it felt the most “me”…and by me I mean bad-ass. Hehe.
DAY 5- JACKS MIAMI & CONTEXT ART FAIR
(PRO TIP: almost all of the shows give a student discount- typically $5-$10 off the normal price. Just make sure you have your student ID with you.)
Here are some of my favorites.