American Idol star Michelle Sussett makes Miami proud with her 305 Style

Michelle Sussett finished in the Top 10 of the most recent season of American Idol. Photograph by Felipe Cuevas.

Michelle Sussett, the 23-year-old singer from Miami by way of Venezuela, made us proud on American Idol this year. She sure knows how to rock a good look, too. Here are some of her favorite Miami picks for shopping, beauty, fashion and more. 

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Michelle Sussett. Photograph by Felipe Cuevas.INDULGE

Where Michelle Sussett Shops

“I love Zara clothing — they always keep it classy but cool.” Zara at Brickell City Centre, 701 South Miami Avenue, Miami; 305-377-9893;

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Zara. Photograph by Phillip Pessar.

Her Favorite Shoe Store

“I really like Steve Madden shoes because they’re original. The brand always goes the extra mile when it comes to creating new styles.” Steve Madden at Dadeland Mall, 7535 North Kendall Drive, Miami; 305-663-0043;

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Steve Madden heels.

The Top Shop for Bags

“I like the style of this bum bag from Topshop. It’s really cool and colorful. I don’t like boring bags, same with my shoes.” Topshop at Aventura Mall, 19507 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura; 305-931-5764;

Bag from Topshop.

The Lady for Lashes

“Linda Trujillo is one of my best friends. We moved from Venezuela around the same time, and she always had a dream of having her own salon. She does my lashes all the time.”

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Michelle has an eyelash tip: Linda Trujillo.

Best Bet for Bikinis

“I love bikinis, especially this Swim Indah piece that mixes florals with a white border.” ISHINE365 at Plymouth Hotel, 318 21st Street, Miami Beach; 786-812-0069;

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From Swim Indah.

Where She Gets Her Hair Done

“I got my hair and makeup done at Sean Donaldson for the CMX Cinema one-year anniversary party and I loved it.” Sean Donaldson at Brickell City Centre, 701 South Miami Avenue, Miami; 786-646-9390;

Sean Donaldson Hair at Brickell City Centre.

Buying Sunglasses Online

“Dolls Kill is a unique online store that has brands from all over. They’re really cool, very different.”

Dolls Kill.

The Michelle-Approved Manicure

“I like to get my manicure at Vanity Projects. A matte color, stiletto nail shape and two accent nails.” Vanity Projects, 151 Northeast 41st Street, Miami; 786-292-3442;

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Manicure by Ayumu Takasawa for Vanity Projects.
Michelle Sussett American Idol
Michelle Sussett. Photograph by Felipe Cuevas.INDULGE


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