Are you guys starting to notice a theme this week? Clearly, I’m jonesing for warmer temperatures and the release of Lisa Marie Fernandez‘s latest swimwear collection has me seriously considering my summer travel plans. The Mira one piece, my personal favorite, is now available in a vibrant marigold hue and mini black and white polka dot print. A double ruffle has been added in the Sabine, which makes it an even chicer beach to street look. And new smocked silhouettes, in bubble gum pink and black crepe, are adorably delicate. I want it all, vamos a la playa!
Pack your bags, we’re going to Brazil. Casa Tiba to be exact. This sweet little house, just paces from the beaches of Trancoso, once belonged to master ceramist João José Calazans. In 2010, retired French expatriate Thierry Moriceau purchased the workshop and restored it while preserving its Bahian craftsmanship. It’s the type of house that might encourage you to leave your worries at the door and to embrace the simple life. Just what a need . . .
It was the exaggerated proportions of the female figure that first drew me to one of Isabelle Feliu‘s illustrations. Then after exploring the Oslo based artists’ work further, I was enamored – strong, diverse and confident women donning Gucci, Monse, Vivetta, Marni and Dolce & Gabbana in the tropics . . . yes! What a beautiful portrayal of womanhood.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about my own personal style, it’s that the most simple things can feel the most special. This is why I’m smitten with Masscob, a label based in a small Spanish coastal town, La Coruña. Designers and partners Marga Massanet and Jacobo Cobián created their brand on a commitment to reviving artisanal values and maintaining quality, first and foremost. A Victorian inspired cotton blouse features such delicate guipure lace detailing, that it might as well be claim to be vintage. Linen dresses, dyed in natural earthy tones, are lightweight, comfortable and timeless. Simple. Beautiful.
My sister is getting married next month (!!!) and I’ve been given the honorable duty of accessorizing the bride on her wedding day. Hours spent searching for earrings, bracelets, necklaces have proved futile. And I’m not sure why Jennifer Behr didn’t come to mind initially but after stumbling upon her latest collections of headpieces and earrings, my jaw literally dropped. Eureka! With one of these stunning, oversized gilded floral crowns, why would a bride need anything else?