Miami’s Art Basel sees the worlds of fashion and culture descend upon south Florida for a week of exhibitions, street-style and some serious partying. This year we’re getting involved and popping up at Wynwood in partnership with Miami charity Style Saves and artist Jenny Perez. To celebrate, we asked Style Saves founder, Miansai Fashion Director and woman in the know, Rachael Russell Saiger, to share her Art Basel recommendations.
To Explore: Wynwood Arts District
“Strolling around Wynwood is my favorite way ro spend a Saturday. One of my go-to spots is Fireman Derek’s for a sweet treat. My husband, Michael, and I actually had a pie table at our wedding with pies from Fireman Derek’s – you have to try the cookie dough! Also, this is where Style Saves, my non-profit organization, will be hosting our pop-up with Topshop Topman. Proceeds will be going to students in need, so be sure to check out Style Saves as well!”
To Instagram: Museum of Ice Cream
“What our childhood dreams are made of! That the Museum of Ice Cream coming to Miami is huge, so I’d put this one on your list for sure. Miami is the perfect location with its colorful Art Deco architecture as a backdrop.”
To Refuel: OTL
“A great stop to fuel up in between gallery hopping, some light shopping, or even just to hang out with friends. OTL is in the Design District, which is an amazing new space filled to the brim with top-tier designer stores. My usual OTL order is a double espresso and their amazing Super Seed Butter Toast.”
To Inspire: Design Miami
To celebrate its tenth edition with #DesignMiami, @fendi presents WELCOME!, an open environment on “good living,” featuring furnishings designed by @chiaraandreattistudio, who is able not only to interpret the Roman Maison’s spirit, but also adopt its creative and aesthetic philosophy, applied on this occasion to product design in limited editions #DM17 #Fendi
“My favourite expo during Art Week is Design Miami. It connects collectors and gallerists from around the world to celebrate design culture and commerce. I really enjoy this one because it’s very design-focused and conceptual. The great thing about Art Basel is that there is something for everyone.”
To Party: LIV Night Club
“A trip to Miami is not complete without a wild night out. After a long day of Basel-ing be sure to stop by the newly renovated LIV nightclub at the Fountainbleau Hotel. If you happen to go on December 8th you just might brush shoulders with Cardi B, Alec Monopoly and Phillip Plein who are scheduled to host.”
In Miami? Stop by to see Jenny work her magic on key Topshop Topman pieces with all proceeds going to non-profit Style Saves.