What She Wore! Adventure Gal Breaks Down Her Best Looks And Spaces At Art Basel and Miami Art Week 2022By Wendy Gonzalez | December 14, 2022 | Lifestyle
With VIP access to the biggest shows and events, Adventure Gal Wendy Gonzalez reveals what she did and what she wore for Art Basel and Miami Art Week 2022.
I got VIP access via a friend who basically owns Miami and went to the Scope Art Show and Art Basel Vernissage (a preview of an art exhibition before the formal opening) at the Miami Convention Center. I submerged myself in fascinating art pieces and sculptures that were quite brilliant. It was a packed day of rounds through Soho House where I met talented artists from Hamburg, Germany, and the Congo—a day full of adventures, to say the least.
I was granted VIP access to Art Miami, Context Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami, which is the best way to embrace all these pieces without the distraction of the masses.
My Dress: I wore a gorgeous arty dress I call the Picasso, purchased on a trip with ImageGal Samantha Bessudo Drucker at Interplay Couture. Samantha has been shopping at the store since 2003, and I always admired the pieces she assembles. My Accessories: Seven7 shoes, Bailey hat and Alexander Wang mini tote that accentuated my funk artistry vibe.
The best-laid plans can go awry when Art Basel and Miami traffic collide. I had intentions to make my rounds on Collins Ave. and get to Jean Shafiroff‘s “Celebrating the Art of Style” reception at the Hotel Croydon and get my copy of her book Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give, signed. Sadly, traffic was bonkers and most streets were jammed. I was praying for a drone or a propeller to fly me to all the sites, but I opted out, deciding instead to grab a bite at my favorite restaurant, Carpaccio, which is literally my Cheers. They have consistent delicious bites and a great atmosphere to enjoy a conversation around the bar and with the bartenders.
My Dress: My Bohemian black dress from Sky was given to me by our fearless E-I-C Delaina Dixon. My Accessories: classic green RayBans, Frye combat boots to give the look an edge and tropical kimono, purchased at Interplay Couture to keep me warm as the weather was slightly shifting as winter breezes were pulling in.
I woke up bright and early to take myself into the heart of things, an attempt to dodge the masses and traffic, and returned to Art Basel at the Convention Center to see what I missed the first time. A friend who opened a gallery in St. Tropez also decided to bring her gallery to Miami Design District. Carousel Arts is owned by the talented and beautiful model-turned-art curator Laura Daisical and her gorgeous beau Phillipe Horowicz. His talented mother, Caroline Dechamby, paints her own creations and shares and inspires millions via their fine art gallery.