BRICKELL MAGAZINE’S 2012 Dressed for Success

Introducing The Magic City’s Best Dressed Professionals
Photography: Kiko Ricote Interviews: Jorge Arauz Associate Editor: Eddie Cruz Hair & Makeup: Teresa Miranda; 786.343.1727; [email protected] Location: Kikor Studio, 3001 SW 28th Lane, Coconut Grove; 305.448.3283; | June 21, 2018 | People

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Alexandra Spang

Public Relations Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Her style: Smart, stylish & sophisticated

Style icon: Olivia Wilde

In her closet: Michael Kors, Haute Hippie, Rebecca Minkoff, Free People, BCBG

Where she shops: The Big Drop,, online flash sales

Prized possession: “A Michael Kors crocodile wristlet designed to perfectly fit my iPhone. I bring it everywhere.”

Memorable fashion faux pas: “I was wearing a Betsey Johnson cocktail dress one night that had a gathered bustle on the lower back. The stitching that held it up came undone, so it looked like I had a tail.”

Fashion tip: “Wear what fits. Too tight is never flattering!”

Wardrobe must-have: “A chic and comfortable pair of flats!”

Christie Grays
Director, Community Relations
Baptist Health South Florida

Her style: Classic, mixed with current trends

Style Icon: Victoria Beckham

In her closet: BCBG, Diane von Furstenberg, Nicole Miller, Theory, Stuart Weitzman

Where she shops: Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus at Village @ Merrick Park, Intermix, Unika, Essence, My Best Friend’s Closet

Prized possession: “A vintage, leather trench coat that one of my older sisters wore in the late ‘70s. It’s so fly. Unfortunately, I only get to wear it a few times a year.”

Memorable fashion faux pas: “I seriously don’t have one. I’ve always paid attention to my wardrobe. I was voted ‘Best Dressed’ by my classmates in high school for 3 consecutive years.”

Fashion tip: “Add fabulous accessories to make outfits pop.”

Wardrobe must-have: “Colored bottoms!”

Kelly McGovern
Buchanan Ingersoll
& Rooney, PC

Her style: Sexy-chic with a strong silhouette

Style icon: Adrienne Maloof

In her closet: DVF, Alice + Olivia, Herve Leger, Robert Rodriguez, Brian Atwood, Tory Burch

Where she shops: Intermix & Neiman Marcus

Prized possession: “My Christian Louboutin black patent peep-toe shoes with the vine that climbs up the heel. I bought them in Puerto Rico and have never seen anyone else wear them!”

Memorable fashion faux pas: “When I couldn’t think of a fashion faux pas, I asked my friends if they could think of anything… the response: ‘Your worst accessories EVER were all your ex-boyfriends’…this won by a landslide!”

Fashion tip: “Invest in a personal trainer — it’s the reason I’m able to wear most of my clothes!”

Wardrobe must-have: “Gucci Noah High Heel Cutout Pumps!”

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Melissa Morgan
RelatedISG Int’l Realty

Her style: Eclectic

Style icon: Sarah Jessica Parker & Gwen Stefani

In her closet: Everything from Cavalli to American Apparel

Where she shops: Intermix, Atik Shop, Rebel

Prized possession: “A long sequin-covered trench by ASHISH…it’s to-die-for!”

Memorable fashion faux pas: “Mall hair! Those of us who went to high school in the ‘80s know EXACTLY what I’m talking about!”

Fashion tip: “Great style doesn’t have to be expensive.”

Wardrobe must-have: “A fabulous haircut is always in style!”


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Edward de Valle II
AMGW Agency

His style: Classic South Beach meets Caribbean chic

Style icon: Mr. Big from Sex In The City

In his closet: Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, John Varavatos, Diesel, G Star

Where he shops: Village @ Merrick Park, Bal Harbour Shops

Prized possession: “My John Varavots boots which are painfully expensive, black and bold.”

Memorable fashion faux pas: “I had to rent a last-minute tux. It was oversized 2x, I didn’t have black socks and I seriously felt like a clown.”

Fashion tip: “If you workout regularly, you’ll end up wearing just about anything you want while looking great wearing it!”

Wardrobe must-have: “Lots of black T’s!”

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Claudio Giordano
Entrepreneur & Restaurateur
Altamare & TIKL;

His style: Varies according to seasons & occasions

Style icon: James Bond

In his closet: Armani, Gucci, Cesare Paciotti, Sartorie Consolari

Where he shops: Bal Harbour Shops

Prized possession: “My 15-year-old Cesare Paciotti black belt.”

Memorable fashion faux pas: “I once had a girlfriend who gave me a really ugly shirt as a present. I immediately decided I didn’t want to date her anymore!”

Fashion tip: “Dress fashionably every day and success will come easier.”

Wardrobe must-have: “Dark-washed denim jeans!”

Ricky Patel
Sr. Partner
Farrell & Patel,
Attorneys at Law

His style: Sophisticated yet trendy

Style icon: Dwayne Wade & Nucky Thompson

In his closet: Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Ferragamo, Artigiano

Where he shops: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Artigiano

Prized possession: “A floral lapel. When I initially wore it, I was nervous that it might be too much. However, I receive the most compliments when wearing it to accentuate my outfit.”

Memorable fashion faux pas: “In 2000, I went to a friend’s wedding reception where the invitation clearly stated, ‘Peacock Theme.’ As I walked in, I realized they were referring to the decorations, not the attire!”

Fashion tip: “Throw away your boring socks and step it up with colorful socks. Match your socks to your tie or pocket square, not to your shirt.”

Wardrobe must-have this season: “Suspenders for suits!”

William Colas
Commercial Associate
Kerdyk Real Estate

His style: Chic & timeless

Style icon: Scott Disick

In his closet: Tommy Bahama, Penguin, Robert Graham, Ted Baker, Burberry, Yve Saint Laurent, Nat Nast, Seven For All Mankind, Hugo Boss, Tailor Byrd, Emanuel Ungaro, Mezlan, Magnanni, Bruno Magli, Prada, Alexander McQueen

Where he shops: Nordstrom, J Bolado, Bloomingdale’s

Prized possession: “My green suede Prada shoes!”

Memorable fashion faux pas: “I got grease all over my khaki pants riding a coworker’s bicycle in the parking lot!”

Fashion tip: “Match your watch strap to your shoes and belt. Then coordinate the dial with the rest of of your outfit.”

Wardrobe must-have: “Watches, watches and more watches!”

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