From fashion to books, we got to know just what the masterminds behind three of our favorite stores — GUYandGIRL, Jessie Boutique, and Joanna Paige — are loving right now. Let’s just say, we’re pretty happy with what we found.
Jessie Boutique — Fashion director and buyer Domenica Stanziola and store manager Melissa Mosheim
Domenica Stanziola is all about a funky bag to go with an outfit. “I love this clutch because it adds drama and intensity to any outfit, whether it be a jean and shirt combo or a floor length maxi under a leather jacket.”
RK New York Reversible Studded Clutch, $595, available at Jessie Boutique, 1708 Alton Road (at 17th Street), Miami Beach, 305-604-7980.
“This dress oozes sex appeal,” says Stanziola. “Colors are vibrant, and the shape allows for it to be worn with heels or flats and never look underdressed.”
Karina Grimaldi Sport Combo Mini, $196, available at Jessie Boutique, 1708 Alton Road (at 17th Street), Miami Beach, 305-604-7980.
“It is the only ‘color’ denim I wear,” says Stanziola. “The color easily translates from day to night, and the cropped length makes it easy for the switch of flats to heels — by far my favorite and most utilized item.”
J Brand 10-Inch Super Skinny in Starless, $169, available at Jessie Boutique, 1708 Alton Road (at 17th Street), Miami Beach, 305-604-7980.
Melissa Mosheim is craving colorful pants and vintage designer duds. “I love the Alexis pants because they are such an easy way to add some fun color to your wardrobe, and they are great lightweight pants to wear here in Miami,” says Jessie Boutique store manager Melissa Mosheim.
Alexis Dex-Wide Flare Pants, $319, available at Jessie Boutique, 1708 Alton Road (at 17th Street), Miami Beach, 305-604-7980.
“The Chanel pendant has been an obsession of mine for a while,” says Mosheim. “I love that its vintage and is a timeless piece that can be worn with just about anything.”
What Comes Around Goes Around Chanel Pendant, $2,170, available at Jessie Boutique, 1708 Alton Road (at 17th Street), Miami Beach, 305-604-7980.
Stacey Galbut says she is obsessed with this slingback pump because it feels really fresh. “I am over the black platform pump,” she says. “I'm into the pointed toe with no platform; it's a little modern, a little '90s, just very simple.”
Manolo Blahnik Marca Pointed-Toe Black Slingback Pump, $655, available at Neiman Marcus.
“I love simple-but-still statement jewelry and I think (Shandi Levy) gets it. Sometimes, it's harder to do simple and know when to pull back on your design then to be over the top.”
Shandi Levy 14k Gold Wire Bangles, GUYandGIRL at the Shelborne Hotel, 1801 Collins Avenue (at 18th Street), Miami Beach, 305-531-1271.
“I just finished The Hunger Games and now I am obsessing over them,” says Bernstein. “I've spoiled the fun by ‘wikipediaing’ them like crazy but I still want to read the next two books. Catching Fire is my next purchase.”
The Hunger Games, $8.99, available at Barnes and Noble.
Joanna Silver (who is also the daughter of the owner) is currently lusting over Italian white sneakers and tropical Miami-inspired prints. “They are the perfect everyday white sneaker and, of course, the fact that they are ridiculously comfortable always helps.”
Superga Sneakers, $65, available at Joanna Paige, 900 South Miami Avenue in Brickell Village, 305-379-9300
“A pair of hidden wedge sneakers,” says Silver. “We are getting some Jeffrey Campbell and Sam Edelman in the store soon, but there are so many great versions: Ash, Isabel Marant, Marc Jacobs, and Chloé.”
Jeffrey Campbell Gio Hidden Wedge Lace-Up, $205, available at Shop Bop.
“I have been wanting this Motel high-waisted Charlie skirt in pink,” says Silver. “It is a great Miami skirt with an awesome tropical-inspired print. Also pencil skirts are a trend this fall, and this is probably one of the few I would wear since it has a bit of a funkier side to it.”
Motel Charlie High Waist Denim Skirt, $20, available at Motel Rocks.
“It's cold one week a year in Miami, but I travel to New York 10 times a year, so it may actually go to use if it wasn't such a wish.”
Acne Rita Shearling and Leather Jacket, $1,809, available at Matches Fashion.