May31

Electric Blogarella Bella: Marcella Novela

Meet Marcella.

She’s as enthusiastic about art as she is fashion savvy. Marcella Novela shows off her style while promoting and planning events and creating collections for Miami Art Museum. This avid collector doesn’t just know the difference between surrealists and expressionists, she also knows how to perfectly incorporate pieces from the past with modern-day accessories. I caught up with the budding Miami socialite at the Givenchy luncheon at the Soho Beach House’s penthouse and got the scoop on which fashions work for her—and her house.

Name: Marcella Novela

Claim to Fame: Member of the Miami Art Museum Board of Trustees and Chair of the Miami Art Museum’s MAM Contemporaries and Young Collectors Council.

Wearing: Vintage dress and bag, YSL shoes and Patek Philippe gold watch from the 1940s.

Sum up your style: Whimsical, elegant and daring.

Most treasured item in your closet: A silk Custo Barcelona tunic my 5-year-old daughter bought me for my birthday last year. Every time I wear it she lights up and proudly tells me how beautiful I look in the present she bought me.

Secret shopping go-to spot: If I told you it wouldn’t be a secret.

Beauty tip: Pura D’or Pure & Organic Argan Oil, it keeps my skin hydrated and glowing.

When you were a kid you wanted to be: An astronaut.

Never leave home without your: Sunglasses, usually oversized and always dark.

At the top of your fashion wish list is: It’s more home fashion, but I’m dying for a pair of antique Milo Baughman recliners for my foyer.

Currently addicted to: Organic arugula tossed in lemon-infused olive oil and topped with parmesan shavings. I eat this salad almost daily.

Last song you listened to: Hot Chip “Ready for the Floor.”