Fashion Over Reason: More Basel Adventures

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

More Basel Adventures

Key West Higgs Beach

Hopefully you saw yesterday's post and liked it as much as I loved preparing it. Now it's time to move on to the second part of my journey in the city where the heat is on. My visit was actually split in half with a one-day jaunt to Key West, which was really incredible for a few reasons: 1) key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts 2) it was my first time sipping out of a fresh coconut 3) it is the land where roosters roam free, apparently 4) the architecture is just beautiful, with a perfect beach-town-meets-new-england vibe 5) I learned that it's a super laid-back, gay-friendly town 6) we visited the most mind-blowing tropical garden, other wise known as the Key West Garden Club 7) we were there to encourage our friends who were doing the triathlon (which, btw, confirmed that I would probably never partake in one) 8) outside of the Mardi Gras-reminiscent main drag, the place is all charm. Phew, that's a lot of reasons to love Key West right there! But as mentioned, we were only there for the day and got back to Miami right on time to hit some parties and see more artwork.

On Art Basel's last day, we made it to the Wynwood Walls during sunlight (we'd usually go there at nighttime, which is a completely different experience) and I was so moved to see an entire gallery space dedicated to women in street art. Major girl power. These women are incredible and so talented and make their mark in an industry that is not exactly considered to be dominated by females. We need girls like this! Below you will find the photos of the beautiful day spent at the southernmost point, as well as my last pics of the art I felt compelled to immortalize. And tomorrow? The R&R (read: beach) portion of my trip... Stay tuned.

Key West roosterKey West Higgs Beach gazeboKey West Garden Club old treeKey West palm trees Higgs BeachKey Lime Pie in Key West Peppe'sFresh Coconut FloridaCoconut girls Key WestStripe tank skater cutoffs Toms Yankees black cap Ray-Ban aviatorsMiami Wynwood lawn artHelmut Lang dress Wynwood Walls Miami Art Basel 2013Fruit ice pop Zara zebra print sandalsWynwood Walls street art murals Helmut Lang dress zebra printMiMo Market Miami Wynwood Art BaselWomen on the Walls Wynwood Miami  Art Basel street artKnit boxing gloves Miami Art Basel Wynwood by OlekThe Future's Gold by graphic artist Lakwena Wynwood Miami Art Basel 2013Knit art by Olek Wynwood Miami Art Basel 2013 MiMo MarketFaith47 mural Miami Art Basel 2013 WynwoodDouble trouble Helmut Lang dress zebra print sandals selfieGiant big buddha Wynwood Miami Art Basel 2013Elvis Mural Miami Design District Art Basel 2013 by BambiMiami view of the ocean clear blue aqua waterMandolin Agean Bistro Miami Design DistrictMoss poodle Plant the Future Miami Art Basel 2013Art Basel Wynwood Walls mural by How and NosmMiami Art Basel 2013 Wynwood Walls mural by Shepard FaireyMiami Art Basel 2013 mural by Maya Hayuk Wynwood Walls

Information about the artists:

Plant the Future
How and Nosm
Shepard Fairy
Maya Hayuk


Bianca Nieves said...

Gaaah; looks awesome! xx


It's About L.A said...

Great photos, the Miami Art Basel seems to be awesome!

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic said...

Waah I've never tried key lime pie but I definitely need to get on that. I've really been enjoying your Instagrams while you've been travelling. Not that I know squat about art but it's always nice to look at and take inspiration from. That "I'll wait for you here. Say you'll be back" killed me and those boxing gloves are so cool. Would so be my choice of glove if I were a boxer heh

Jade | JadeFungBlog

karla said...

love the ice pop helene!