Clockwork crochet

orange dress7orange dress9cop orange dress3orange dress5orange dress2cop238P]PO

Dress – no-label vintage from Blackout II in London; Shoes – Alberta Ferretti; Sunglasses – Dior; Bag – Louis Vuitton.

Having spent most of our time downtown on this trip, we decided to spend our last day in Miami near Ocean Drive exploring and people-watching. As much as I love museums and galleries, I often think you can tell more about the current culture of a place, particularly a city, by browsing the streets and watching people wander by. Sitting back and observing is particularly rewarding in Miami beach, as there is never a dull moment. Everything is showy and everyone seems upbeat. I thought this would be the perfect place to wear this not-exactly understated dress (no label) that I found in a vintage store in Covent Garden, London. I’ve always loved short dresses with long sleeves (I wish I’d been around in the 60s!) and I had to buy this ridiculously cute crochet example when I saw it. I didn’t want to make the whole thing too theme-y with flats, so I matched the dress with some snake-skin heels by Alberta Ferretti. n.b. My mum informs me that in Italy they call open-backed shoes Sabot shoes but in English and French apparently this means clog?! What would you call this style of shoe?

Clockwork crochet

Criss Cross

anna club swimsuit5anna club swimwear4DSCF4179_1691 copycDSCF4183_1693 copyannaclub5 copy

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.
Criss Cross

Miami heat

zuleika miami2zukimiami1 zuki miami4 copyzuki miami5Zuleika maiami3zuki miami6

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”

Miami heat