Rigby & Peller Swimwear

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RigbyandPeller_swim_swimsuit_onepiece_1Just before my vacation to the Canary Islands earlier this month, I made time to pick up some pieces on my vacation-wish-list at (and have a much needed catch up with) Rigby & Peller and I also heard about some of the exciting new developments at the label.  Predominantly a lingerie brand and retail destination both online and via their beautifully laid out boutiquesI admire them for their passion about fit and expert styling, which you can read more about HERE.

Rigby & Peller have expanded to offer a swim collection, including their own label designs.  Overall what you will find is a super flattering collection of one pieces and bikinis where loving attention has been paid to support and lift.

I picked this azure one-piece out from the Conduit Street boutique’s swim collection and it was something I truly loved wearing on holiday.  Created with a sweetheart neckline and ruched panels twisted across the torso and adorned with gold clasps,  it was the perfectly accompaniment to the summer sunrise.

Azure blue is said to be the colour of ‘true contentment’; something that inspires determination and ambition to achieve great things, and a sense of purpose in striving for goals.  This is also what a two week vacation can do for you, but the suit really did give me the head start :)

To see more Rigby & Peller swim click HERE.  Photos: @societemember

Bond Girl: Tom Ford Aviators & ASOS Swim

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Style on the couch canary islands gran canaria maspaloma holiday sun beach pool bikini swim swimsuit sexy palm tree tropical paradise panama hat tom ford sunglasses asos bikini-3548

Style on the couch canary islands gran canaria maspaloma holiday sun beach pool bikini swim swimsuit sexy palm tree tropical paradise panama hat tom ford sunglasses asos bikini-3597Whilst New York Fashion Week has been and gone (I hope you caught my series for Spring Summer 2015, if not scroll down after this post!) I’ve been having a wonderful break in The Canary Islands.  I’m flying home this weekend, and before London Fashion Week kicks off I wanted to post the second of my beach outfits from the vacation (I have mostly been living in swimsuits and bikinis, which has considerably lightened my suitcase – good news for me since I am usually the one bemoaning the extra kilograms of luggage charges at the airport).

I think it is increasingly acceptable, in fact encouraged these days, to mix ‘high’ and ‘low’ fashion.  My new rose gold Tom Ford Marko Aviators have been a great asset this trip. Since the lenses are polarized, they eliminate reflections and glare (great if you are spending a lot of time near the sea, or perhaps on a boat).  They also offer some additional protection from the harmful UV rays, not to mention they look pretty damn chic.

The shiny rose gold frames really stood out when I wore the aviators with my black cross front wrap halter bikini from ASOS.  As bikinis go this is a great sporty style though probably for smaller bust sizes only – I find the halter neck style really flattering for my shape (a swimsuit version also exists, click HERE.) A Bond Girl moment for me on my trip! To quote the memorable scene from Dr No. where Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder) emerged from the sea in her bikini:  ’Honey: Are you looking for shells?;  007: No, I’m just looking.’

Wearing: sunglasses from smartbuyglasses.  Bikini, ASOS. Photos: with thanks to @Societemember.

MIKOH Swim

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Mikoh_Swim_StyleonthecouchA two week holiday in the sun is without a doubt the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life.  I’m remarkably good at doing nothing for someone whose job is to think, reason, critically analyze and never take ‘knowledge’ without question. Give me some sun, a pool, an iPod loaded with my favourite music and a copious collection of swimwear and I’ll be right at home…

For my current trip I packed incredibly light.  Quite unusual for me! However movement only between pool, sun lounger, pool bar, and apartment does not require special dresses and high heels.  So for this holiday series you’ll see a lot of swimwear, some shorts and tops, and well, maybe one long flowing dress (I am a fashion blogger, after all).

Wearing: Barbados top and Miyako bottom from Mikoh Swim.