Dj Mia Moretti’s Guide to Art Basel Miami
From cutting edge contemporary art exhibitions to fashion collaborations and film premieres, Art Basel Miami is a must-go December destination for the art and culture-loving jet set. Whether you’re curating your art collection, scoring invites to the week’s most exclusive parties or just soaking up some December sunshine, our Fashion & Arts Ambassador, DJ Mia Moretti, has got you covered with her insider’s guide. Read on to discover which artists to watch, can’t-miss art fairs, nightlife hotspots, plus songs selected to get you feeling the arty Miami vibes.
1: NADA Miami Beach
Where: FontaineBleau Hotel
What: Go to see new and emerging contemporary artists.
Torey Thornton, Shh. Come inside. It’s so warm., 2014; image courtesy of Moran Bondaroff
Artist To Watch: Torey Thornton will have a piece at Moran Bondaroff, booth No. 5.19.
Wear: Mix and match pattern, texture and color, and channel your favorite funky art school teacher.
Nearby Hotspot: It’s next door to the Soho House so pop into Cecconi’s for an Aperol Spritz at the bar and a truffle pizza.
Inspo track: O Superman by Laurie Anderson
2: El Tucan Supper Club
Photo courtesy of El Tucan Miami
Where: Miami’s glamorous homage to cabaret and 1940s Cuba.
Insider Tip: Gio at the bar makes the best Mojitos in town.
Wear: Take a cue from Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface and steal the show with a Halston gown.
What: Head early for a dinner show with CuCu Diamantes and Alain Perez, stay for the 11-piece Latin orchestra that follows.
Photo coutesy of Amor Cronico
Inspo Track: Vengo by Cucu Diamantes
3: Art Basel Miami
Photo courtesy Art Basel Miami
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center
What: 267 leading contemporary galleries showing at booths this year.
Booth To Watch: Mary Boone Gallery
Wear: Gallery Girl Chic
Inspo Track: Eli Eli by Misun
Nearby Hotspot: Head a block over to Collins Avenue and lounge at Lobby Bar in the beautiful new Nautilus Hotel (18th and Collins).
4: National Premiere of “Ossession Vezzoli” with Interview Magazine and UTA Fine Arts
Who: Guest of honor Francesco Vezzoli, art dealers, art agents and art buyers.
Topic Of Conversation: Wow, who’s the DJ (hint, hint)?
Inspo Track: All My Lovers by Starchild & The New Romantics
Wear: Go baroque in a Prada metallic cocktail dress and make like your favorite artist’s muse who stepped right out of a painting. This Rochas roll up clutch is perfect to stash your paintbrushes, so you can join in the festivities too.
Inspired by Mia’s guide? Find more of her outfit picks in her curated Art Basel edit.