quinta-feira, 31 de julho de 2014

Harbour Island

                                                                              Kaftan and bikini Seafolly | Sunnies Wildfox

Harbour Island in Bahamas - what a dream! My home for the next few days. Ghost-skin-of-mine you are officially evicted from this island and you better find another place because tanning game is up. I'm so excited about everything and will be posting (slowly slowly - holidays is what matters now my friends, I know you would do the same!) news from the Harbour Island, stay tuned! On the pictures is what I plan to be wearing the next few days of the beach - bikini, barefoot and a kaftan over when needed. Sending you lots of love, Ca x

terça-feira, 29 de julho de 2014

The Bright-on Side

Skirt H&M | Shirt Zara | Sunnies Wildfox | Bikini Sta Victoria | Sandals Zara

Anthony called me on Friday and said: “Baby, it will be sunny all day tomorrow – let’s go to Brighton”, then the very excited person on the other side of the line (moi!) said: “Yeeeeeeeees!” that BRIGHTened my day. Off we went on this one day trip on Saturday.  Sun, pimm’s, bikini, ice-cream – I was sold! I wore a silky blue shirt from Zara (it is from an old collection), white skirt from H&M, bikinis from the Brazilian Resort wear brand called Sta Victoria and these beautiful sunnies from Wildfox. Love, Ca x

sábado, 26 de julho de 2014

Meet the swimwear designer: Heidi Gosman

I remember I fell in love with Heidi Klein swimwear line when I saw the beautiful Olivia Palermo wearing one of it designs that just wowed me! It was pretty and fitted perfect and made me think: I want one too. I invited Heidi Gosman to have a chat with us about her swimwear line, top holiday list and other bits and bobs....

What inspired your latest collection? Tell us a little bit more of this creative process.

Inspiration for each collection comes from our customers who tell us what works, and what doesn’t, in regards to fit, style and design. This feedback is crucial to us each season. We also obtain inspiration from our own holidays and business trips. For instance, the striking blue Ikat print of the Little Dix Bay story was inspired during a photo shoot in BVI this summer.

How did you get into swimwear?

Penny Klein and I were out shopping for swimwear out of season when we noticed that most department stores were not stocking much swimwear during the winter months. We saw this gap and came up with the one-stop beachwear shop concept. We opened our first store in Westbourne Grove, London, in 2002. The best part of running our own business is seeing our styles come to life and hearing the positive feedback from customers. Their inspiration feeds the momentum to continue designing perfect fitting swimwear in fresh and elegant prints.

What are the top destinations on your holiday wish list?

I love Italy and the South of France and return each year. But I also really want to see more of Vietnam and India.

What is your favourite piece from your collection?

It has to be a classic oversized shirt. The white Pin Tuck Shirt is one of my favourites to throw on at the beach when heading to the bar or restaurant. I also love the nautical Ravello balcony top and fold over bottom, a timeless bikini.

Do you have a style icon?

Grace Kelly

What are some main influences behind your brand?

My main influence is our customers. Their feedback each year is crucial to our design and style choice. I also take influence from all around me, from the fashion runways to the bikini I see on someone at the beach, it all gets thrown in.

Have you got any holiday style tips for our readers?

Pack light and leave room for items bought on holiday. Take a hat you love that provides a good amount of sunshade (packed in your suitcase with small items stuffed inside), a great pair of sunglasses and a good book. Pack a lightweight oversized bag for essentials on the flight that can also double up as a chic beach tote during your holiday. Versatility is key - and feeling good in your swimwear. Select a few perfect fitting bikinis and a one-piece you feel confident wearing. If you feel good, you will look gorgeous.

Thank you, Heidi!