Look Both Ways Before Crossing

My dad introduced me to the Beatles when I was a kid. And hubby and I introduced Milly to them right after she was born. We’re all big fans. So, when I went on the Miami Art Museum bike tour of Wynwood a couple of weekends ago and I spotted this tripped out crosswalk, the first thing I thought of was a modern day Abbey Road. It’s a work commissioned by Miami Biennale and the Knight Foundation by artist Carlos Cruz-Diez and dedicated to the late Tony Goldman, the man who made Wynwood happen. And it’s the first-ever artistic cross walk in Miami. Upon seeing it, I got the idea to shoot kiddo and I re-interpreting the album cover. And that’s exactly what we this past weekend on a brisk Sunday morning. Just down the street, Art Wynwood was showing local artists’ work in a Basel-style tent. And here we…Read More



Taking My Revamped Vintage for a Stroll

  {Revamped vintage dress. Vintage clutch. H&M cuff. Steve Madden suede platform wedges. P.S. That’s my art project I STILL havent’ finished behind me. Before 2013, I swear.} As a self-professed vintage junkie, I go on missions to find out-of-date dresses. I initially found this dress at a yard sale at the home of the most adorable little old lady in Surfside. I unearthed this ’60s frock from her mix for $5. It was a long maxi mess with a sash that draped down on both sides like something from a Disney princess movie. I handed it over to my housekeeper, who can make a needle and thread sing, and she created this design by pulling things in here, tucking them in there and snipping a lot off the bottom. I threw this on for the Miami Art Museum Art Fair Survival Party at The James Royal Palm, where I…Read More



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…Read More



Rockin' the Color Jeans

Red jeans by Mossimo. Vintage cami, Eugenia Kim for Target hat, Fifi and Elvis shooties, vintage Carlos Falchi leopard purse, vintage cuff. I’m a solids or ’70s big, overdone prints kind of girl. Ninety-eight percent of my closet is black. And I’m more of the classic than trendy variety. So, when the colored denim trend came out, I rolled my eyes. Colored denim? Really, is it 1987 again? Vomit. What’s next, crop tops? Yup. That’s what I thought. I ignored it for a long, long time. So, I was literally shocked out of my own shoes when I was strangely attracted to the colored denim rack at Target. But, with a trend on sale for $19.99, even if I only wore it once and hated every second of it, it was no biggie. So, I did it. I bought a pair of magenta-colored skinny jeans. I threw them on, rolled…Read More