With Art Basel kicking-off in Miami on Dec. 5, plus a plethora of previews and parties beforehand; I caught up with Laure Heriard Dubreuil owner of The Webster Miami (one of the most exquisitely curated shops and one of my favorite places — not just limited to South Beach). Laure isn’t only an Art Basel veteran looking forward to the buzz around the city and the elation of the fair, she’s also one of Miami’s preeminent socialites with insider tips to the best of Art Basel and she has a matching much coveted wardrobe to take on the festivities with serious style. As a creative enthusiast herself, art inspires the way Laure coordinates her personal ensembles— and the way she curates her shop on Collins Ave. From collaborating with Eddie Borgo on a limited edition jewelry line to dishing about the hottest events happening at The Webster, Laure also shares the scoop on wardrobe essentials to survive Basel and some of her favorite events around town!
ONLY AT THE WEBSTER MIAMI
During Art Basel The Webster Miami is hosting a roster of VIP events with a trove of limited edition treasures, which are perfect treats to adorn your own wardrobe or give for the holiday season. There’s undoubtedly plenty in store to look forward to including the launch of Laure’s jewelry line in collaboration with Eddie Borgo and SUNO’s latest line exclusively for The Webster. In addition, Laure is holding an exclusive curation of iconic Dennis Hopper photographs from the 1960’s, the inception of the Gap x Visionaire collaborative t-shirt line, plus a cocktail party to celebrate the Calvin Klein Resort Collection with Creative Director Francisco Costa.
TIPS FOR LOOKING CHIC AT BASEL
Some of Laure’s must-haves to survive Basel include heels, especially kicks that are chic and comfortable — since you’ll constantly be ‘on the go.’ Another one of Laure’s must-haves includes an exquisite evening clutch ranging from the timeless Chanel goodies— to a contemporary, quirky one from Charlotte Olympia. To go along with these wardrobe essentials, she recommends simple hair and make up to be efficient.
FAVORITE EVENTS AROUND TOWN
Just like many traditional festival goers, Laure is also ecstatic to checkout the annual art fairs such as Design Miami, Scope, NADA, and Pulse. However 2013 features a fresh array of exhibits, which ought to intrigue visitors like Charlotte Perriand’s ‘La Maison au Bord de L’eau’ from 1934 courtesy of Louis Vuitton, MOCA will be unveiling Tracey Emin’s first exhibit in the U.S. ‘Angel without you’ and Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is officially opening their doors with inaugural exhibits by Ai Weiwei, Amelia Pelaez, among many more talented artists.
(I’ve been issued official credentials to cover Basel, so I’ll be covering lots of these events and many more to give you a sneak peak)
P.S. My friend Nicole, she’s an emerging artist from Toronto will also be in Miami for Art Basel. As an admittedly self-proclaimed contemporary art connoisseur, I’m including Nicole’s work here because I lust her vivid use of color, sartorial inspirations and original aesthetic, which resonate exquisitely with Miami’s unique art deco architecture too. Though Nicole’s work won’t be at Art Basel this year, I hope we’ll see her work in South Beach in the near future. For more information on the Network Series (below) checkout my recent piece on Trend Hunter.