Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Photo Diary: Art Basel Miami Beach (The Final Recap)

There's not much that I can say about Art Basel Miami Beach that I haven't said already. No, really - I pretty much documented the entire experience for both BlackBook and StyleCaster, which you can read here, here, here, here, and here. I even made an attempt to be a proper fashion blogger by capturing my looks every day here

While I sit here recovering from post-Basel withdrawal, I figure that there's no better way to detox than to squeeze out every last bit of recap content I have left in me, so here's a roundup of my personal snaps from one of the wildest weeks of 2011.

The best mojito ever at the Dutch, W South Beach.

Self-serve antipasto at the Fendi x Design Miami welcome party. 

This was bound to occur.

The masterminds behind Fendi's "Craft Alchemy" installation, artists Elisa Strozyk and Sebastian Neeb. 

Porcelain 3D rendering of traditional Toile de Jouy wallpaper by Beth Katleman.

A 5-kilo block of silver suitcase by 2012 Dutch artist of the year, Ted Noten.

Amazing neck piece by French sculptor Philippe Hiquily.

Sneaked in this snap of the setup the night before Art Basel Miami.

Bonus video: Janelle Monae & Co. getting down to some MJ at the Ferrari party.

With my boys Albie Hueston of Kanon Vodka and Bronques of Last Nights Party.

My vegan safe haven throughout the trip, Juice & Java.

The hilarious Bumbys at the Vogue Lounge. Peep my recap on Stylecaster here.

Paint and neon camo at Dior's pop-up shop.

The inimitable Eva & Adele. You can find them at art shows all over the world. 

Reunited with my Argentina soul sister, Galena, at the Montblanc Awards.

Pharrell Williams is the sweetest, shyest dude. 

Thisclose to Nas during his performance at the Spotify/Vice party at Ricochet. I also watched him create his first painting on stage, which he apparently sold for $14,000!

Loved these custom mini Moleskines at the Del Toro x Kanon Vodka party.

Street artist and activist Army of One at the Del Toro x Kanon party.

Then I accidentally ended up on a yacht, and this happened.

Next, we rolled to the Visionaire Rio 62 party, where I had to be heavily swayed not to jump into this pool. Seemed like a grand idea at the time...

In-between luncheons during the day, I snuck away to take in the actual exhibit, where I discovered that I officially love everything Franz Ackermann does. This piece is called "Travel in the Woods."

This was equally dreamy. "Lonely Are the Free" by Friedrich Kunath.

"An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo" by Yasumasa Morumura.

Then, things got weird. Bodybuilders were on display at the Kanon x Norwood x Douglas Friedman party at Shore Club. That's holiday candy and cupcakes on the table. 

"Then, Things Got Weird" Part 2: Dude with disco ball jockstrap leggings at the Gareth Pugh dinner.

I dedicated the final day of my trip to normalcy by attending a Zagat dim sum brunch at the famed Hakkasan at Fontainebleau with Galena.

Finally, I couldn't leave without taking in some good old clams and oysters on the bay. Ciao, Miami.

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