Rochas Resort 2017

Since Alessandro dell’Acqua took the creative helm at Rochas just a couple of years ago, we’ve admired they way in which he’s injected beautiful juxtapositions into the brand. Architectural femininity, lightweight volume, casual decadence . . . it always works. For his resort collection, dell’Acqua was motivated by the seductive and mysterious femme fatales of French film noirs. The inspiration was evident in rich textures, drop shoulders and open backs. Bold and flirtatious. So good.

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Breeze Blocks

I am all kinds of obsessed with breeze blocks right now. Hollow cement blocks have been commonly used as essential building materials for the load-bearing walls of structures since the 1930s. It wasn’t until the 50s and 60s that they became more decorative and used most often as ornamental screens. They define mid century modern design. I just love that they’ve been making a comeback and can only wish I can incorporate them in my home somehow.

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Ernesto Artillo

Photographer and mixed media artist Ernesto Artillo is best known for reconstructing fashion photography into surreal and abstract images by way of collages and digital manipulation. His beautifully bizarre work is the result of several fashion collaborations, including one with fellow Spaniard Josep Font for an editorial spread in Harper’s Bazaar España, celebrating Delpozo’s Spring 2016 collection.

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andBeyond Benguerra Island

Secluded African island . . . enough said. Are your bags packed yet? Should I add turquoise waters, pristine beaches, thatched roofed rooms, coral reefs and blush colored sunsets? Benguerra Island, the second largest of the six islands in the Bazaruto archipelago of Mozambique, is home to andBeyond‘s newly renovated resort. With just 10 Afro-portuguese-chic “casinhas” and a couple of larger cabanas, this paradisal getaway is nestled in an indigenous casuarina pine forest and opens up to panoramic views of the Indian ocean. It’s the kind of place you never want to leave. It’s also the kind of place that’s made it to my travel bucket list.

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