Archive for June, 2010

I know – I am out of tune with the retail calendar. By now, I should be blogging about worsted wool, tweed, cashmere, shearling.  Summer collections have gone into sale and pre-fall collection hit stores ages ago.

I refuse.  It is not even July, people, and I am just hitting my summer stride. In addition, the thought of a chunky knit right now repulses me. I am dreaming of jewelled sandals, bikinis, beach bags, kaftans. I would be dreaming of short shorts if I felt I could pull them off (sadly too many people appear to think they can, but that is another subject). So, to inspire those summer babies amongst you, I am listing a few of my summer must haves as I plan for my impending holiday on the Med.

Beach Must Haves

I am thinking of a delectible  selection of floaty frocks or printed kaftans– I love the Aurora dress by Calypso St Barth

My Little Beach Beauty! Aurora by Calypso

I also have my eye on this silk kaftan from Biondi Couture which is generally great source for covetable beachwear.

Biondi Kaftan! Floaty Summer Gorgeousness.

I am also lining up a pair of jewelled sandals from Capri – nothing puts more of a spring in my step. Canfora sandals are cleverly available on line.

The Mouth-Watering Da Costanzo!

Da Costanzo’s models will require an in person visit to the Island of the Sirens. If you are lucky he will send you his new styles via CD in advance so you can start to mull over your choices.

I also need a great beach bag – I am really enamoured with the amazing selection of hand-embroidered Moroccan shoppers available at Comptoir Libanais on Wigmore street in London.

Comptoir Libanais, Wigmore Street, London

They have been beckoning to me like candy in a sweet shop since the deep dark days of winter. Here I come my babies…

Comptoir Libanais

Comptoir Libanais

And finally, I will be packing a great swimsuit or bikini (or 10!) – you who know me know that I love my swimwear. My personal favourites are Eres (though they are so expensive, ouch)

The Beauty of Eres Paris

Vix,  has an endless selection of colours and styles and generally a great fit (and doesn’t break the bank).

Vix Swim Wear Super Nice with a good Price!

Keep on Fuelling, Beach Style!



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I am usually not seduced by trends but there is something about the floaty wunderlust of a maxi dress that ticks all the right boxes now. Although we have enjoyed a streak of good weather, this time of year is famously all over the place when it comes to either welcoming the summer or deciding to cling onto winter for as long as possible.

I have decided that because of this yoyo weather, the maxi dress is a fitting means of sartorial transportation. Below are some of the best contenders to see you through sunnier times.

Rachel Gilbert dress £670 from Net-A-Porter

I love this Rachel Gilbert dress available at Net-A-Porter. It is shiny, purple and perfect for summer outings.

Acne Maxi Dress £125 from Start Boutique, London

Start London can be found in Hoxton and is so many levels of coolness. This covetable summer must have from Acne is perfect for day to evening wear.

Yumi Floral Maxi from Asos £25

I just had a peek at ASOS recently and there are some super-cool happenings over there! This ruched maxi gorgeousness from Yumi is in the ASOS sale for only £25.

Keep on Fuelling

Fuella x

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