Photographer Cass Bird’s WORK always features a sense of lightness and adventure, and this Porter Magazine editorial starring Sienna Miller in an EXOTIC island, wearing knitwear over bikinis, and the compulsory Chanel monochrome heels, is NO EXCEPTION. Everyone dreams of an island escape. Some for the much needed break from the everyday worries of work and family; others are expectant not only of the postcard-perfect beach, but also a sense of excitement. Here, at Bougeotte, the vacation wardrobe is what entices us. Think vibrant colours that echo the fruit that grows on
“Positano bites deep. It is a DREAM place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have GONE” — John Steinbeck. Given the last-minute nature of the trip during low season, we didn’t expect much from the hotel we booked two weeks in advance, after it became the last remaining decent option. But the Alcione Residence was so much more. I was vaguely hoping for views to the town, to attempt and catch a sight of the coloured buildings when I wake up.
Summer should be about CHIC escapes to exotic islands, where linen shirts and bikinis are the uniform, and worries FADE as soon as you step into the clear water. The spirit this summer is one of adventures and spontaneity, en lieu of predictability. So why don’t you pack a bag of the SS16 essentials — white linen shirts, suede jackets, monochrome bikinis, high-waisted camel-hued shorts, and subtle golden jewellery – and take the next plane or train somewhere exotic like St. Barths, where this WSJ editorial was shot? The beach needn’t mean boredom
The SLEEVES take centre-stage this season, and you choose how to style them: SCULPTURAL bell or leg-of-mutton sleeves for some drama, or a rolled-up oversize shirt for HIGH-IMPACT workwear. You can blame J.W Anderson’s leg-of-mutton sleeves in the spring/summer 2016 collection for fashion’s focus on sleeves, or lack thereof, for spring. While the designer’s decidedly oversized pouffs evoking an Edwardian futurism set everyone talking, he’s not the only one focusing on the head and shoulders (in lieu of knees and toes) for the warmer months. At Simone Rocha, there were frothy macrame bubble sleeves; Gucci’s
In a time when FASHION is celebrating the return of the SUPERMODEL, Gigi’s cover shoot for Vogue Paris comes in at the pinnacle of the movement. The magic FORMULA? Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel collections, a blonde BOMBSHELL, and some killer styling. It isn’t the presence of Gigi Hadid — although that did help the March issue get noticed — but the styling, that won me over. While Gigi is easily replaceable by another blonde bombshell like Ana Ewers who, unlike Hadid, seems to be completely unaware of her sex appeal while maintaining an air of nonchalance, Emmanuelle Alt’s