Bikini – Anna Club by La Perla; Sunglasses – Dior; Arm-band – Urbania
After A LOT of sightseeing (and, inevitably, some shopping) on our first day in Miami, we took it a little easier the next day and chilled at the hotel pool. Since I kept going on about how walking around Miami felt like being in a movie, we decided to do a little film-noir inspired bikini shoot – hope you like the pics!
Anna Club by La Perla seem to mainly make swimwuits now, but I first discovered it when I borrowed (yet to be returned) my aunt’s dress from when she worked in a clothing boutique in Italy in the 70s. This bikini is from their 2014 collection and I thought it would be perfect for these photos. I love the layered, shell-like bikini top. It is quite a classic design and the unusual metallic colour gives it some edge. I found the arm band from a store in Brick Lane in London. I love ethnic-style jewellery if I can’t get my hands on the real thing but even the commercial stuff can be expensive. Urbania has some really cute, unique jewellery at a very affordable price.
Top – Diesel Industry; Shorts – Chloe; Shoes – Mollini; Sunglasses – Moschino; Bag – Louis Vuitton (all vintage)
This wasn’t my first time in Miami – I think it was my fourth. Considering that I’ve always wanted to visit, it’s strange to have now been there so many times in such a short space of time.Since moving to the Caribbean, Miami has been the go-to place for connections to pretty much everywhere, including islands that are quite nearby, so it’s a good thing I like it so much! Continue reading Miami heat
Bikini – Made by Dawn; Sunglasses – Prada; Earrings – souvenir from Portugal; Lipstick – Sephora
Location: Tortola, BVI
I like the idea of accessorising a bikini as an outfit in itself, rather than just wearing it for tanning and swimwear. Something about the blue velvet of this one (Made by Dawn) makes you feel like you’re wearing something more glamorous than the usual nylon bikini – even if fundamentally it’s still just two bits of material covering up the essentials! The bralette shape of the top and low bottoms are really flattering but I get the sense this bikini is intended as a more romantic statement piece, rather than just being sexy or functional beachgear. The material is really soft, dries surprisingly quickly, and looks amazing in the sunlight, which makes me wonder why more swimsuits aren’t made with velvet! I couldn’t resist matching this look with red lipstick and earrings similar to the ones that Isabella Rossellini wears in Blue Velvet – one of my all-time favourite movies.