There’s something about a swimsuit purchase that intimates even the most stylish, so you’re not alone when you dread this annual and inevitable shopping excursion. It’s torturous for all, which oftentimes can lead to very public mistakes.
And, we’ve all seen the makeover shows with tips on how to choose for our body type – but really wouldn’t it be fabulous to have your own bathing suit Fairy Godmother to Bippity Boppity Bo you through the gauntlet of choices?
Well, get your cell phone out because this Thursday, March 27 Lissette Marquez, Fit Specialist & National Sales Account Manager, will be on hand to serve as your own personal stylist for a Sip & Swim at Tommy Bahama from 11a to 5p. Click Here for more details at SarasotaMagazine.com
A native of Cumberland Island, Georgia, Gogo Ferguson draws inspiration from the idyllic beauty that surrounds her there. Found items, from shells to bones to seaweed, become her designs cast in precious metals. From there, they go on to be treasured pieces owned by collectors such as Isabella Rossellini, Penelope Ann Miller, Wes Anderson, Nicole Miller and Maria Sharapova. Gogo even had the distinct privilege to design the wedding rings of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn.
If you’re not traveling to Cumberland Island any time soon, you’ll have the chance to meet Gogo and experience her jewelry in person, here in Sarasota. Click here for the finer details at Sarasota Magazine.com
Yigal Azrouël’s eponymous label was launched in 1998. Sixteen years later this Israeli born designer, of French-Moroccan descent, has made a name for himself by understanding how to dress a woman with his signature fluid, feminine draping. He designs for a strong, modern woman, and he seamlessly marries a minimal edgy silhouette with subtle sexy architectural elements.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
I spotted the stylish Cheryl Lasris Gordon while dining alfresco at State Street Eating House. She was so incredibly well-put together that I struck up a conversation and handed her my card for this blog.
What I admire most about the style of this highly successful attorney and partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick is her easygoing aesthetic that’s so smartly styled, especially in a business where a matching suit is de rigueur. Cheryl pairs on-trend yet classic pieces, like her YSL patent Tribute pumps, fabulous Peter Pilotto scarf and gorgeous jewels by Ippolita. So chic! // Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
I’ll be the first to admit that my no fail, lazy-girl styling trick is to reach for my fave accessories: High impact, low effort. Case and point, the duality of the Jemma Wynne collection – the pieces are made to mix and layer perfectly, yet are powerful enough to be worn alone; whether you gravitate toward their ever-evolving lines from season to season or if you prefer something special like a one-of-a-kind piece. I especially love how they define their design aesthetic as the “cashmere hoodie of jewelry for women…rich but comfortable.” You get exactly who the brand designs for – the modern femme. //Click here for my interview with Jemma Wynne and more about the upcoming trunk show at June Simmons @ The Met…..
Most of us have at least one drawer brimming with bathing suits, all shapes and sizes, many of which would never hold up to swim workout. And, lets face it – when we reach for the one suit for the laps it usually serves more of a utilitarian purpose than one befitting the style of the chic swimmer.//Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
Feminine with a definitive air of retro charm coupled with a sense of optimism could describe both the Milly line as well its founder and designer Michelle Smith. There’s a sense of modern beauty infused with a vintage sensibility about both. Known for it’s high impact with low effort, the Milly line is flush in luxe fabrics, rich prints and cheerful colors.
Thanks to an intro by Brenda and Geoffrey Michel of The Met (where you can find the latest Milly collection!), I caught up with Michelle for a Q&A that includes where she shops for inspiration to what she’s working on right now…//Click for more @SarasotaMagazine.com