Miami Chic is Oh, So Clutch

Designer Diane von Furstenberg was in town making several stops at various Miami shopping destinations. Miami Chic caught up with the powerhouse at a cocktail event held at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Shops of Bal Harbour. We found several fashionista fans of DVF donning her designs and other attendees rocking other labels. Our fourth group of style setters were all toting an eclectic mix of clutches which we found quite interesting. (from left to right).[Photos by George Martinez]


Name: Eleanor Banco

Age: 33

Occupation: PR + Special events NYC Corporate Saks Fifth Avenue

Neighborhood: New York 

Why Miami Chic: This former Teen Vogue & PR maven, knows how to work the “good girl gone bad” look. Her textured dress oozes femininity while her corset belt adds some mystery.

Label Love: Thread Social dress, YSL corset belt, Burberry sandals, Wilbur & Gussie clutch

Inspiration: “I wear dark colors in the fall, but I wanted a dress with a fun carefree feel so I pulled a dress with texture.”


Name: Liza Gallardo Walton

Age: 37

Occupation: Principal of Miami Social Marketing and a Fashionably Conscious Founder

Neighborhood: Brickell

Why Miami Chic: The allure of this eggplant tinged frock is definitely its color, but the sexy ruching adds a femme fatale touch.

Label Love:DVF dress, Tramontano Napoli clutch purchased at Fashionably Conscious

Inspiration: “It’s DVF inspired. I didn’t want to go with a print.” 


Name: Michelle Fonticiella

Age: 27

Occupation: President of SpinHouse PR

Neighborhood: South Miami

Why Miami Chic: A slate toned dress is always a staple for a Fall wardrobe and the simplicity of her’s makes it an investment piece you can don countless ways by accessorizing galore with a fur coat to boots to a bib of cascading baubles.  

Label Love: Forever 21 dress and clutch, Christian Louboutin pumps.

Inspiration: “I wanted to feel comfortable, sexy and sophisticated all in one.” 


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