Friday, May 22, 2009

Beach Weekend

Top 10 necessities for the beach, darlings!
Numero editorial, June 2008 by Greg Kadel.
Taryn Davidson photographed by Owen Bruce, 2007.
1. A caftan or breezy beach dress.
Matthew Williamson bead-embellished kaftan, at
American Apparel micro mesh mini dress, at
Totem Aneto shirt dress, at
Lace-trimmed dress, at
Missoni Merano caftan, at
M Missoni silk caftan, at
French Vogue, March 2007.
Backless t-shirt dress, at
Deepa Gurnani beaded and sequined sheer caftan, at
Tory Burch Venice caftan, at
Glam tunic dress, at
2. A teeny bikini
Gucci, pictured via
Australian Cosmopolitan editorial, February 2008.
Trina Turk vintage print bikini, at
Marbella bikini, at
3. A silk scarf that can act as a tube top/head wrap/belt/etc.
Emilio Pucci scarf worn as top, at
4. A sun shield
Hat Attack fedora, at
5. A beach bag
Emilio Pucci; this and next via
Oscar de la Renta.
Leather mesh bag at
Deal of the Day: net bag, $25 at
Tory Burch straw Jane tote, at
La Vie basket, at
Fish print bag, at
Emilio Pucci printed tote, at
6. Sunnies [This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Absolutely Unique]
Cutler and Gross leather trim aviators, at
7. Waterproof sunscreen (clearly worn by Adriana Lima in GQ, April 2008).
8. Games. Be sure to bring some playing cards or travel Scrabble or backgammon ~ La Lohan, June 2004, Vanity Fair.
9. Trashy novels and glossies.
10. Some fab friends with whom to enjoy the day!
Italian Vogue editorial by Steven Meisel, December 2008.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend, darlings!


Mai said...

Summer is near! Nice post!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What I wouldn't do for the Missoni caftan! And the french riviera to wear it on!

Unknown said...

I love the net sack, it's perfect for trashy fisherman esq uk beach trips! Such inspiration for summer! Have a divine weekend xoxo

carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

oh sooooo lovely post, CC! love the fish print bag! have a wonderful long weekend, darling!

Blair Friedeman said...

Oh, I so want that Trina Turk bikini!!! Hope you have an absolutely wonderful long weekend! xx blair

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

these summery fabrics and colors make me so happy!

TheBeautyFile said...

I totally just laughed out loud and did a double take when I saw Lindsay Lohan playing backgammon in bed in a bikini and a hot surfer. LOL

La Belette Rouge said...

I love the Tory Burch dress. I am popping over to see how much love costs. Happy weekend!xo

Anonymous said...

Uhm...arent we missing something?
Number 11. a cute guy!?
Have a lovely Weekend (Memorial day? correct me if i am wrong!).
ps. illustrations are in the making!
xoxo M

Angela said...

nice. i need a beautiful coverall too.

Unknown said...

Mmmm.. i'm ready for a beach weekend... and as much as a teeny bikini is always in these days.. i've suddenly fallen for one pieces.. they just seem so classy sexy these days!

Anonymous said...

love those net bags! must get one for the beach!

freeteyme said...

Perfect timing and really sexy post! It's supposed to get sunny this weekend here so I will be lounging by the pool! Happy Friday CC!

Stephanie Clayton said...

i just returned from a beach-y mini-holiday myself, and saw your post!
i have a large square pucci scarf that i wear as a top, tied just like the one pictured. time to wear it again!
love the tory appropriate. said...

I totally love that Missoni caftan. I have same zig zag Missoni pants. LOL!


Cammila said...

I'm experiencing bikini lust...

Also: is anybody else picking their jaw up off the keyboard remembering how drop-dead-sex-bomb Lindsay Lohan used to be like ten seconds ago?

Unknown said...

wishing I were at the beach right now!!! ...loving that long leopard number ..HOT.


erika sorocco said...

Love, love, love this post. It's as if you somehow tapped into my psyche and concocted a list of everything that my heart currently desires. J'adore! :)

Wanderlusting said...

I wish Victoria's Secret was more affordable (considering it's not exactly well made stuff) but I would totally splurge on that goooooorgeous Trina Turk bikini! Yum!!!

Have a good one CC :)

Canadian Girl said...

J'adore your summer inspired collection.
I totally agree with Cammila.
Lohan was so gorgeous pre-cocaine addiction.
Then came the bleach blond hair, heavy makeup and skeletor body.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhh that Missoni caftan! And love how you added books and mags, of course! XOXO

Have a fabulous weekend CC! XOXO

cherry_melancholic said...

Mmm I love the cute bags and bikinis...And those photos are pretty lovely too! Hopefully we'll get some good weather to enjoy this sorta stuff!

Penny said...

fantastic inspiration, especially seeing as i will be in florida in 2weeks!

Black Patent Stilettos said...

Victoria secret has some really cute dresses this season!

Lisa said...

I love, love, love this list and couldn't agree more with your essentials, CC! I'd like add a #11 to the list: a cold and yummy beverage.

Aline said...

oh how you have made me long for the sand!

fabulous post my dear...have an excellent weekend!

loft in SoHo said...

I love all the b&w images!

happy weekend dear,


Diego R. Wyatt said...

I am so ready for the beach...a good book...and beautiful fashion there! I love the idea of a caftan, the Totem Aneto shirt dress is lovely. I also love the Pucci beach bag and the Trina Turk bikini.

Eri said...

Love the Missoni kaftan and the mesh bag.

OmnisLucis said...

oooh, that m.williamson kaftan is just glorious. I'd wear it as a dress for a swanky night out too...

Terence Sambo said...

oh my! i absolutely love the emilio pucci printed tote & pls dnt snatch lindsay from me!!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend CC

jess said...

I can't wait until summer. I love all the beach dresses.

zupu said...

I adore those Trina Turk vintage bikinis! And that pic with leopard printed caftan is amazing..
Buon weekend bella!

Syed said...

That first photo is so unbelievably beautiful :) I hope I get to go to the beach this summer! The Missoni Merano kaftan looks so gorgeous, and the print of the Tory Burch one is fantastic. Oooh and love the Pucci scarf top!

Sophia said...

wow, summer is so close. i can't wait.

i want that trina turk vintage one. :) :)

ChikitaRosemarie said...

gosh that first dress is breathtaking!!! the other dresses and the bags are to die for!! love it!!
i can't wait for summer!!

p.s. very nice post, such an inspiration for summer holiday :D

The Hungry Fashionista said...

Yay! I can't WAIT for summer!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

now i wanna go to the beach

Megan said...

I excited for summer! Goodbye winter!

Sam said...

Wow! I found your lovely blog through Gabbi of Felinofelice - it's gorgeous!

Fashion Personality said...

Fabulous! Net bags are unique and beautiful for summer.

Amelia said...

I love the 2nd picture. So perfect!

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

Awww,. I miss Summer. It's just winter now for me :(

I love some of these bathers!

The Sydney Girl said...

my favourite is the second picture!! black and white. i love it.


Gabbi said...

I'm in love with the Fish bag at! Such a pretty print... xo

Raquel said...

can't wait for tomorrow to go on camping trip!! beach yay!

Amazing Style said...

i would go for that victoria secret dress. secondly i wish i would practice harder to get that perfect body that makes everybody turn their heads after me.
i am also a big fan of handmade beach accessories like this one:
i think that the fact that they are handmade and not made in series gives them a higher value and mekes them unique

Fashion Moment said...

Wonderfu, wonderfu, wonderful! I love bikinis and backless pieces! Adorable selection!
And yes, thank you for yesterday's comment, dear! Wish you amazing weekend,


Anonymous said...

Ooooh, I wish I could have a beachy w-e right now... why should exams even exist, uh ? xD
But this is a fierce selection, I'll bookmark it for ... well, end of june !
Patience patience xD

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

I've just tagged you on my blog.



Great, here is all we need for a perfect beach week-end and vacations. And thanks for introducing me to Peter Breese. Have a nice one dear, xoxo!

Amazing Style said...

more handmade bathing suites are here
and more handmade accessories here
can you believe that it costs only 14 euros? i don't want to think how long could it take me do to a similar one

Little Bow Prep said...

Darling post!

Swetha said...

those bags were fabulous!.. loved them!

Tanya said...

Wow I love it!