Morning all! I’m excited to share my first ever travel video of stunning St John on the blog today. You can tell it’s my first video because for the first half of the trip I forgot to take the plastic cover off for the audio! So it’s mainly pretty music this time around (And I’ve just noticed that the lyrics are incongruous/hilarious!). I’m keen to improve the general image quality so if any of you guys also do videos and have any tips please let me know. Hope you enjoy 🙂
White top- vintage; Striped shorts – See by Chloe; Black sunglasses – Prada; Green t-shirt – Topshop; White shorts – Abercrombie & Fitch; Pink sunglasses – Dolce & Gabbana; Sneakers – Converse; Crochet Dress – Topshop, very similar here; Black dress – Zara.
It feels very strange to live on a Caribbean island and be able to wake up in the morning and say ‘let’s get the ferry to America today’! But that’s exactly what we did when we went to the US Virgin Islands for a long weekend. Continue reading “ST JOHN”
Swimsuits – All Trèfle designs; Sunglasses – Dolce & Gabbana
I’m so excited to post pictures from my first ever collaboration with local summerwear brand Trèfle today! These gorgeous swimsuits from the Botanical Garden collection are designed by equally gorgeous and talented BVI designer, Kristin Frazer. I’ll admit, I was initially quite slow to accept the mid-rise bikini trend, and this is the first time I’ve actually featured one on the blog, but I was surprised to find that the red, high-waist bikini (second pic) shown above was actually my favourite out of the whole collection. In fact the bikinis suit my favourite style of classic-meets-modern perfectly.The floral prints and high-waist bottoms and corset tops feel quite vintage, while the bright, block colours give the swimsuits a definite modern and Caribbean twist. The nice thing about the corset tops is that they tie up any way you like, and I love that you can mix and match the colours and prints as you prefer, and any pairing works. I can be pretty lazy, so this suits me fine 🙂
I didn’t get as many pictures as I’d have liked of the high-waists as we had trouble with the reflector screen we were using. I borrowed one a while ago to do the ‘And she wore‘ post and I really liked the results so I ordered one in and used it for this shoot. I like the light that it lends to the pictures – (and how shiny it makes my hair look!) but with only me and my boyfriend doing the pictures it was actually a nightmare to use! It was quite windy that day so the screen kept filling up and acting like a sail. It went wheeling demonically down to the opposite side of the beach at some point. I’m wondering if I should abandon it altogether for future shoots. Is the difference in light worth it do you think?? Do you guys ever have any photography nightmares when taking outfit pics?
Shorts – Ralph Lauren; Top – H&M; Bag – Dolce & Gabbana; Shoes – Carvela; Sunglasses – Dolce & Gabbbana; Earrings – Tiffany & Co; Orange ring – Souvenir from Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
Ever since I moved from London to the Caribbean I’ve been forced to abandon black, stud and chain covered everything and experiment with colours and new looks – and I love it. These shoes in particular (Carvela), would probably have never made it into my wardrobe back in the UK, but here they’re bold and fun and reassuringly uncomfortable. I reckon rhinestones can be my Caribbean twist on studs? That’s not to say I’ve abandoned muted colours – I love black and grey with a tan – but it just seems too happy and hot a place to always wear darks! I’ve found that colours = good mood, and sunshine = good mood, so I’m going for the double whammy. Yay summer!
Bomba shack is one of my favourite bars here in the BVI. It quite literally is a shack, but is definitely the coolest shack I’ve ever seen. It’s most famous for it’s pretty riotous full moon parties (there’s one today!). I can’t wait – maybe I’ll manage to take some pics to put up. Happy full moon!