Maria Tettamanti

{Missoni jumpsuit, N&K Designs gold belt available here, Prada wedges, Jimmy Choo clutch available here, Vita Fede bracelet available here}

maria Tettamanti


Maria Tettamanti

For me nothing says, “Miami,” more than chongas, Pitbull, bottle rats, Vanilla Ice, Scarface, Versailles croquetas Missoni. For my second look for the ELLE Decor Modern Life Concept House, I was asked to pair a decidedly Magic City ensemble with the home’s Fernando Wong-landscaped exterior which boasts dreamy trees, vibrant orchids and lush palms — and chose, you guessed it, a colorful Missoni number.  There’s something to be said of the Italian family-owned brand’s expert use of hues and textiles — not to mention their pieces travel so well. Truth be told, I could live in their creations. Too-cute-for-words Margherita Missoni, do you hear me? Hook a zig-zag-loving zealot up.

I kid. Okay, not really.

Anyhoo, I spent the entire morning piecing together my Art Boozel Basel plan of attack and it’s been decided I’ll be attending some cray events. These private soirees include a Kanye West performance art piece with artist Vanessa Beecroft at Mana Wynwood (if Kim‘s there, I’ll take one for the team and ask her how she lost all that damn baby weight so fast), a Boy George performance, Kendrick Lamar and Tegan and Sara concerts, a swanky Louis Vuitton BBQ, a Harper’s ShopBAZAAR brunch and a few more soirees.

There’s also reports that Lady Gaga, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Gerard Butler and Princess Eugenie are making stints this year. And fellow Greek and perennial playboy Stavros Niarchos is throwing a blowout and you KNOW I’m coaxing him into throwing back copious ouzo shots with moi even though it’s a Dom Pérignon party. A little birdie told me George Clooney is coming, too, but I’d rather hang with fashion bloggirls Chiara Ferragni and Leandra Medine who are also in the 305.

And while Art Basel is oozing with nighttime excess, lest not forget that the week is about the art, and I’ll be soaking in the sights of some inspiring pieces at Scope, Pulse and Design Miami.

Can’t. Hardly. Wait.

 For ELLE Decor Modern Life Concept House location and ticketing information, visit

Photos by Emma Del Rey / Hair & makeup by Blo Midtown




  1. Cristina
    December 2, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    Love the belt.

  2. Vivi
    December 2, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    Kanye West sux but I’ll take George Clooney.

  3. December 3, 2013 / 8:50 am

    This house is gorgeous. I’m not big on Missoni but actually really love this. Dying over Kendrick Lamar that is it, if I don’t go to anything else I’ll be a happy girl but I am totes crying over the LV BBQ. My invite must have gotten lost in the mail lol.

  4. December 3, 2013 / 9:38 am

    You look fabulous. I don’t know if I could pull that jumpsuit off, but I would like to try!

    xox Elizabeth

  5. Mariella
    December 3, 2013 / 11:05 am

    Where does one begin…do you need a PA? I think so. Tell Leandra I love her and almost bought printed velvet overalls the other day. Kim most def needs to spill the secret and have so much fun with the Greeks 🙂

  6. December 4, 2013 / 10:06 am

    1. This house. I’m dying! If I lived there I would never leave.

    2. You look insanely gorg! HOT MAMA!

    3. Can you shrink me with your fashion blogger magic powers and place me in your purse so I can sneak into all these events with you? It’s worth a try lol

  7. Meredith
    December 5, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    Maria- what am I doing wrong? I can not figure out where this house is located… I’d like to go tomorrow but just see the neighborhood listed not exact address?! I’m sure I’m missing something!?!

  8. December 6, 2013 / 9:02 am

    rock that ombre girl! and ugh art basel has got me overwhelmed. def going to PaperMag pop up, Pulse and Scope though! xo

  9. customeraccess
    December 6, 2013 / 10:17 am

    Meredith — the house is on Sunset Island 2 (on Miami Beach). For exact address, call 305.243.9088. Hope this helps! XO

  10. December 9, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    you look FAB! everything about it

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