Marvel at Mara Hoffman

 

Beautiful, exotic, tribal print clash. Another stunning collection by Mara Hoffman – bikinis, swimsuits and floaty silk cover ups with divine detailing.  The neon green frilly bandeau bikini is on my lust list.  And I can see myself wafting around in that kaftan with bare feet and a smile.  Loving her blog too.

Mara Hoffman.

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Versace for H&M SS’12

Versace for H&M SS’12 collection brings us a tasty little selection of fruity beach wear featuring some of our favourite iconic and archival Versace magic.  And no need to sharpen those elbows, the collection is available only online from January 19th, here.

Zimmerman Resort 2012

Zimmerman, one of my all time favourite swimwear brands, love the bohemian feel of the current resort collection featuring natural muted tones (for those in fear of neon!) and layering of bangles, bracelets and necklaces.  That white maxi skirt with sky high split and the show-stopping blue one piece are on my wish list.

 


Temptation Island – Vogue US

Girl-of-the-moment Karlie Kloss by Mario Testino.  A powerful print story and the freshest spring colours with peeps of swimwear by Eres, Tori Praver Swimwear, Nina Ricci. Almost time to dig out the Hawaiian shirts and make them new again. That Stella McCartney Hawaiian-print cotton top (2nd from the bottom) is popping up all over the place, we’re having a South Pacific moment.

Source – fashiongonerogue.com

 

Excessive print

V Magazine presents Cruise collections abound with clashing prints and pop colours.  I’m dreaming of an Island Christmas, adorning myself with a festive lei or 3.

Source:  V Magazine, Winter 2011 / 2012

 

 

Tangy Tangerine Tango

Colour authority Pantone has declared ‘Tangerine Tango’ as the colour for 2012.  Aptly applied to SS’12 swimwear for a glamorous 70s feel and the perfect accompaniment to lovely tanned limbs.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

Source:  WGSN

US Elle – 90s beach ghetto

Even though this editorial featured in October, I wanted to post it as a prelude to the 90s nod that we’ll be seeing across SS’12 collections.  In particular, I love the bling-tastic 90s ghetto vibe of this shoot, featuring my favourite, the neon!  And I’m rather hankering after all that chunky gold Chanel. A smokey eye, spikey heels and masses of gold jewellery look right at home on this beach.

Net-A-Porter magazine

Getaway chic – the bigger the print, the bolder the statement.  And pair up with big hair and big accessories for perfectly honed Cruise attire.

Electric Ladyland

Come SS’12, fearless neon clashes will be everywhere, from our finger tips to our toes and all the things in between.  Find these pieces at Shop Planet Blue

NY Times

Thank you to fave blog, Because I’m Addicted for this glimpse into an idyllic tropical paradise shot by Angelo Panetta for NY Times T Style.  So many gorgeous treats to take on our next island jaunt and loving the recurrent theme of big tropical, Hawaiian prints. Don’t hold back.  Clash them up with a mish mash of colours and patterns, namely stripes.

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