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Under the Influence

Here, we catch up with a few influential, socially-connected women to get a little inspiration for the fall season, from "it" bags to pressing causes

Here, we catch up with a few influential, socially-connected women to get a little inspiration for the fall season, from "it" bags to pressing causes

Miami is no longer just a stop on the holiday circuit; it's a year-round city with a definitive fashion pulse and a growing cast of characters who are defining its style. Here, we catch up with a few socially-connected women to get a little inspiration from the fall season, from "it" bags to pressing causes.

 

Kelly Saks @kellysaks

Kelly Saks @kellysaks

Current brand obsession: Pinko
Shoe addiction: I really don't like to discriminate in this category, but Stuart Weitzman are my OG faves. I have the Nudist sandal in every color.
Fave Fall trend: Boots. Currently craving white booties--and a cold destination to wear them.
Most important cause: I've always supported cancer causes as it has touched my family one too many times. And, since losing my grandfather earlier this year to an aggressive brain cancer, it's more important to me than ever to help find a cure.
It Bag: I think the idea of the "it" bag has died down in recent years. My everyday bag is a classic Louis Vuitton Petit Noé bucket that always feels fresh.

 

Danié Gómez Ortigoza @journeyofabraid

Danié Gómez Ortigoza @journeyofabraid

Current brand obsession: The one I haven't yet discovered.
Passion project: Fashion4good.org
Go-to lunch spot: Makoto Bal Harbour
Shoe addiction: Alexandre Birman
It Bag: Olympia Le-Tan clutch from The Webster
Beauty secret: Aloe vera straight from the plant and using a Gua sha tool to sculpt my face every night.
Wellness obsession: Daily meditation and yoga
Last great read: "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," by Yuval Noah Harari
Wanderlusting over: Tokyo
IG collabs: Donna Karan, 3.1 Phillip Lim
Style hero: Every person who shows up as he/she is
On my playlist: Sigur Rós, Damien Rice

 

Gabriela Medina @gmgabrielamedina

Gabriela Medina @gmgabrielamedina

Current brand obsession: Bottega Veneta's new collection
Shoe addiction: I am obsessed with any great statement shoe, vintage kitten heels and mules. My favorites are usually all by Marco Vincenzo, Amina Muaddi, The Attico, Gianvito Rossi, Jacquemus, Bottega Veneta, Dior. Currently on my wish list are the Aveline Bow Heels by Jimmy Choo.
Fave fall trend: Oversized blazers worn as dresses with black tights and statement shoes
Most important cause: To give back more and expect less
It Bag: Any mini bag, especially if it has a retro/vintage look.
Beauty secret: Under-eye masks and jade roller before concealer
Last great read: "Gio_Graphy," by Giovanna Battaglia
Recent began following: @stevenharrisarchitects for interior design inspo
Wanderlusting over: Turkey and Antelope Canyon in Arizona

 

Angeles Almuna @angelesalmuna

Angeles Almuna @angelesalmuna

Current brand obsession: Miu Miu and Dries Van Noten
Go-to-lunch spot: Carpaccio Bal Harbour
Most important cause: Breast Cancer Research
Fave fall trend: Tulle dresses and oversized coats
It Bag: Chanel 5.55 and Loewe Puzzle bag
Beauty secret: Albolene moisturizing cream
Wanderlusting over: Tulum
Binge watching: Money Heist or, in Spanish, La Casa De Papel on Netflix
On my playlist: Ella Fitzgerald's "Summertime," L'Impératrice's Interlune," Drama's "Majid" and Maribou State's "Scarlett Groove"

 

Photography by Gesi Schilling and Interview by Sarah Harrelson

2 Comments
  • Michelle Brown
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    November 26, 2019

    Bal Barbour is a fantastic mall to shop at. Please keep sending more information. Whenever I’m in Miami, I always find time to shop at bal Barbour shops.

  • Elena EMRIQUEZ
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    December 2, 2019

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