In South Florida, the name Elysze Held is synonymous with style—she began her heralded career in San Francisco: I. Magnin, and Wilkes Bashford, both iconic establishments in the field of luxury fashion, and has been in every part of the fashion industry as a stylist, producer, fashion director and fashion editor. Elysze is the former fashion and visual director of Florida landmarks Lillie Rubin Stores and Burdines.
Elysze has been heralded as ‘Miami’s own fashion expert’ and been featured in the majority of South Florida publications: Miami Modern Luxury Magazine’s as Miami’s 2015 Trendsetter –“The Doyenne”; Brickell Magazine“Haute Hero”; Aventura Magazine“Power Player”; Miami Herald INDULGE MAGAZINE; Ocean Drive Magazine “Shop Savvy”; Miami Herald; Design District Magazine; Palm Beach Woman, as well as Boca Life Magazine; Ft. Lauderdale Magazine, and in national publications W Magazine, Vogue and WSJ Style. She has dressed CEO's, supermodels, celebrities and socialites and has designed award-winning visual displays. Clients have included Levi Strauss & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue; Neiman Marcus; Wilkes-Bashford; Entertainment Tonight; Victoria’s Secret; Macy’s; GAP, Inc. and countless others. Elysze is also a sought after Host and Emcee for Shopping and Fashion events, including as an on-camera host for Red Carpet galas.
Elysze was voted “Miami’s #1 Stylist” by the Miami Modern Luxury Magazine Reader’s Poll for 2016. She has provided on-air fashion commentary for CBS 4 South Florida as the Red Carpet Fashion Expert during the Oscar and Emmy Awards’ Season since 2013 through 2017.
Elysze is featured shopping and working along side Style/Fashion icon Iris Apfel, in the award winning documentary film IRIS shot in Palm Beach and New York by acclaimed documentary filmmaker, the late Albert Maysles(of Grey Gardens fame) and also credited in the film.
Elysze been interviewed and featured on-camera, WSVN 7 Style Files and Deco Drive; is featured on CBS 4’s Women to Watch as a Style Icon in South Florida; was chosen by Conrad Hotels International as one of the (4) ‘ICONS’ of Miami; was recently tapped by the South Florida Ritz Carlton Hotels as their “Couture Concierge” consultant. Elysze has also styled editorial, commercial and fashion features.
Elysze has hosted her trademark Fashion Events, aptly named STYLE STORIES for Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour and has hosted Fashion events for Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour and MerrickPark; Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland and Brickell City Centre. Her column in SocialMiami.com, “STYLE STANDOUTS through the eyes of a stylist “have provided valuable insight and research on the pulse of Miami Fashion.
Interview with Style Icon IRIS APFEL Produced by Elysze Held : Click to watch
What they're saying
Elysze has… combined her gift of style, her love of people, and especially her passion for fashion. — Toby Lerner Ansin Founder, Miami City Ballet