Haute Art Basel. Cara Bloch’s Artsy Footage.

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Art Basel 2014. Images by THE Cara Bloch. Above photo not by Cara.

Miami in early December is the most fashion stimulating time to walk the Art Deco streets.  Besides being the world’s premier international art show for modern and contemporary art, Art Basel’s presence creates the most amazing parties in the universe – hosted by the most glamorous and artsy.  The Sagamore Hotel, Miami’s Art Hotel hosts an annual brunch during Art Basel, where art, fashion and food fuse together.

Cara Bloch, my friend and rock star photographer (I’m such a name dropper, I know – I’m just proud) documented Art Basel week, and the stylish brunch guests at The Sagamore.

Miami is such a fun city, and when the world comes for a visit during Art Basel..Miami residents make sure they have the time of their lives.  Enjoy the photos!!!

www.artbasel.com and www.carabloch.com

Haute Art Director. Little Haiti Drop-Off.

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Karla. Mom. Attorney. Art Director. Little Haiti. Miami, Florida. November 2013.

Photograph of Karla by Jerome Soimaud.

Karla runs Yeelen Gallery with her artist husband, Jerome Soimaud.  The gallery captures the spirit of my friend Karla, who is an attorney with a passion for activism.  She’s smart, beautiful, highly cultured and has some serious style.  Originally from Jamaica, Karla and her husband, who hails from Paris, have made Miami home..sharing art which embodies street culture and brings attention to independent artists, and highlights current issues in our culture.

The neighborhood of Little Haiti, where the gallery is housed is the capital of Miami’s Haitian Community.  Little Haiti has struggled economically, but it has always been, at least for me, a special part of Miami – which gives instant access to another culture, with delicious food, great music and a chance to hear the beautiful sound of Creole and French.

Karla finds much inspiration and lots of love in the community in which Yeelen Gallery is located. Featured recently in The New York Times for bringing attention to incredible art emerging from Little Haiti during Miami’s famed Art Basel,

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/06/arts/art-basel-miami-stretches-into-little-haiti.html?_r=0

Below, Jerome exploring art with his daughters.

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Key Stone, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas. Jerome Soimaud.

So incredible as I am just picturing walking by these guys in a Miami neighborhood.  This is a must see gallery, check out their website at http://www.yeelenart.com

Haute Mammas. Rubell Family Collection. Art Basel Miami Beach.

So much to see… cool moms in front of an AMAZING Oscar Murillo Piece at the Rubell Family Collection, http://rfc.museum/.   Murillo a Colombian-born, London-based artist  opened his first solo exhibition in the United States at The Rubell Collection in Miami, it will be on view through August 2, 2013.

Check out more of Murillo's work, http://oscarmurillo.net/