Dressing Deco: Summer at the Delano Miami Beach

Happy Friday Everyone! I’m back in Florida enjoying the most surprisingly spectacular weather week: we’re talking that perfect 10 degree range from morning to night, a beautiful breeze off the beach side of the island, and next to no humidity. And you know what that means? The perfect excuse for a little last minute weekend trip to South Beach.
For me, South Beach feels architecturally like New York South: with the bright and bold art deco aesthetic beaming in the strong Florida sunlight, I can almost feel the shine of the metal cladding of the Chrysler Building on a bright June day. It’s filled with constant energy and enthusiasm and brimming with culture and newness at every turn. The power of the classic cars that the deco period so admired and celebrated in it’s design can be felt, seen, and heard up and down Collins blazing down the beach front avenue in a cloud of sun rays. So when I go to Miami, it’s always always special. And even though it is only an hour away from home, it’s romantic pull is never lost on me; and so when in South Beach, I always dress the part.

This season’s I’ve been collecting retro 50s-style shades, chrome hubcap inspired earrings, and wide leg floating pants like these ones (pictured above) whose print somehow reminds me of the radiating steel sunburst pattern along the sides of the top of the Chrysler Building’s crown.

So if Miami is my tropical Manhattan, SOBE my SOHO, then the Delano is my Desbrosses Street: the perfect point where breathtaking water front living and wild night-loving lounging converge in the heart of a city that hates to sleep, and loves to shine. Sound like anyone else?
Hmmm… I guess that in the middle of everything you really can find yourself. 
Top: Zara, similar
Shoes: Schutz, similar summer option
Shades: ASOS
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A special thank you to the Delano Miami Beach and Morgans Hotel Group for allowing us to showcase their splendid Philippe Stark property for this shoot. 

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