started her career as an apparel designer for some of the most successful brands in the business, from Laura Ashley in London to Victoria’s Secret in Hong Kong. She followed her design career with a move into art direction. Having spent six years as a Senior Art Director for Neiman Marcus advertising, Elyse has worked with most every luxury lifestyle and iconic fashion brand in the business, including Armani, Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. For the past seven years, Elyse has been City & Shore’s Fashion & Style Director, covering everything from seasonal trends to enduring style. The criteria for her picks? “I LIKE color.’’
Famous for her signature eyeglasses, inimitable style icon Iris Apfel, in collaboration with eyebobs, kicks off her new collection with “Iris,” a polarized sunglass and reader that gives everyone a touch of her charming eccentric. From C. Orrico, Palm Beach.
Yves Saint Laurent’s Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain combines the texture and shine of lip gloss with the deep pigmentation and long-wear of a stain – the perfect combination for a high-gloss hue. From Bloomingdale’s, Boca Raton.
Did I mention I LIKE color? This purple agate and multi-color sapphire cocktail ring is from Daoud’s Fine Jewelry, Fort Lauderdale.
Wearing beautiful underclothing makes your outer-clothes look great and makes you feel even better. Princesse Tam Tam’s Pensive Stretch Crepe Voile underwire bra and hipster bikini, in “Forbidden Red,” will do the trick. From Bloomingdale’s, Boca Raton.
Casadei, multi-color suede, vintage boots are the perfect pairing with almost anything in your wardrobe, from denim to the little-black-dress. From Haute & Swagger, Fort Lauderdale.
Every woman should have at least one “make-an-entrance” dress, like this chiffon caftan cocktail dress from Aidan Mattox. (See the new collection for fall). From Neiman Marcus Boca Raton, and select Neiman Marcus stores.
And more stones
When it comes to jewels, bigger is better and color is king. This pink quartz and diamond bracelet is from Levinson Jewelers, Fort Lauderdale.
For signature style it’s always smart to mix a few things vintage into your wardrobe. You can find some special pieces at ToniStyle TV. This tiny treasure trove of fabulous finds includes this 1980s Victoria Royale jeweled bolero and these swinging ’60s enamel earrings. The location in Fort Lauderdale is a secret (really), so, call for an appointment, 954-793-5785.
Accessories are always the perfect place to add color to your wardrobe.
These eye-popping colored crocodile clutch bags from Nancy Gonzalez are sophisticated and smart in any shade. From Neiman Marcus Boca Raton, and select Neiman Marcus stores.
This chartreuse silk stretch charmeuse top is just one of the many great pop pieces in Ramy Brook’s colorful collection. Paired with white for summer and black for fall, it is truly one of the most versatile pieces you’ll ever own. From Martier, Delray Beach.