Imagine a world where the designer gems land at your doorstep days after walking the runways, where impossible-to-find vintage treasures line shelves for your styling pleasure, and where the most covetable handbags and shoes mingle among priceless artwork. This is what it is to be inside the most stylish wardrobes in Miami.
ISABELA RANGEL GRUTMAN
Camo cargo pants one day, a flirty slip dress the next. The model, mother and style star has a remarkable talent for following trends without sacrificing elegance.
What gets the most territory in your closet? I am very into pants right now and I found this company called I.AM.GIA and they have great pants. Dave used to call me ‘cool pant girl’ when he met me because I used to have really cool jeans.
Most unique piece in your closet: A beautiful vintage silk jacket that I found when we were in Japan on our honeymoon. It’s a piece that I will have for the rest of my life and that I’ll pass to my daughter someday.
If you could swap closets with anyone...Giovanna Battaglia. I love her style and she’s very fun. Everything is super colorful and it’s not like things that I have in my closet right now, but if I swap with her I would be very happy to wear all of her outfits everyday.
Local shopping spots: The Webster, Intermix, Frankie. Then I like to go to Bal Harbour because I can get all the stores I like: Zimmermann, Iro, Saks and Neiman Marcus.
Future acquisition plans: A vintage Chanel belt bag in black. It’s hard to nd. They had one at Kith and I didn’t buy it, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. And when I went back to the store, it was gone. Now I have to nd one!
Personal style in five words: Sporty, classy, New York meets Miami.
All-black luxury leisurewear, couture sneakers with a pop of color, a timeless watch. The uniform of the most stylish men in Miami can be traced back to the designer who started it all.
What gets the most territory in your closet: My shoes are denitely what takes the most space in my closet, then my blazers and shirts.
Organization tips: Keep it simple and wear the same clothes every day. Most unique piece in your closet: My ‘I am Haiti’ sneakers. They mean a lot to me as they are an homage to my country. And my black suede Rick Owens jacket. I bought it with someone special and use it all the time.
If you could swap closets with anyone... Dwyane Wade because his stylist Calyann Barnettis the best there is and I love her taste.
Local shopping spots: The Design District and online at Ssense.
Shopping philosophy: I only shop for accessories such as belts as I design my own clothing for the most part. But when it comes to buying belts,the crazier the better!
Future acquisition plans: A pair of the black Haider Ackermann moonshape joggers.
Personal style in five words: Laid-back luxury in black.
The founder of Style Maa isn’t about dressing head-to-toe in the most accessible, available brands. That would be so simple. Instead, she mixes up-and-coming labels with vintage treasures. And when all else fails: a brown paper bag.
Tips for vintage shopping: There is a new account I follow called @The_Vintage_Edit that curates the very best of vintage from around the globe. They feature selections of all price points and very rare finds.
Latest designer discovery: Maison Kim Hakim out of Seoul is amazing. He started off doing only couture but has now expanded to ready-to-wear and his pieces are truly beautiful. I found him on Instagram—my number-one source for fashion discovery.
Tips on accessorizing like a stylist: I like to make my own accessories or repurpose them. I once bought a rolled-up brown paper bag that acted as a purse and used an old leather belt as the strap for it. I get stopped everywhere for this bag.
Local shopping spots: Boho Hunter in Wynwood is great for Latin American designers, particularly the jewelry; Bossa Concept in Miami Beach for bags and shoes; and Sal Las in Coral Gables for independent designers.
Shopping philosophy: If I can’t stop thinking about it, I buy it. I never pay full price for trend items, though.
Future acquisition plans: I’m really wanting a pair of Gentle Monster Ax 02 glasses with the clear lens. Personal style in five words: Eclectic, individualistic, bold, uncomplicated, fun.
The social media star and digital host for NBC Universal’s Telemundo has a stylish secret in his Miami Beach condo: a closet stacked to the rafters with designer shoeboxes.
What gets the most territory in your closet? Denitely shoes. Obviously they take up the most space, but it’s also what I have the most of. Jackets follow closely. Which is ironic since I live in Miami.
Current obsession: I might have gone overboard collecting Hedi Slimane-era Saint Laurent boots. I don’t even wear them all, which is terrible. However, there are still a few that I’m hunting down to add to the collection.
If you could swap closets with anyone... Probably Kim Kardashian. Obviously not for her clothing, but for the space.
Top local shopping spots: I’m a big fan of the Design District—it’s about time Miami has something to rival L.A.’s Rodeo Drive and New York’s Fifth Avenue. Craig Robins has brought the best of the best to Miami.
Shopping philosophy: If you want something, get it! I usually reward myself with a purchase when I achieve a goal or reach a milestone.
Latest designer discovery: Mike Amiri seems to be doing just about everything right. There is not one thing from his latest collection I don’t want.
Sartorial secret weapon: Not caring what anyone thinks or has to say about what I’m wearing. Personal style in five words: Taking risks and having fun.