The Retro Sun Worshipper

Posted by Suzi | July 9, 2012



Whether you’re rocking bikini bottoms that travel up to your bra line or a pair of plimpsoles down the promenade; it’s pretty hard to avoid the retro vibe brands are injecting into our summer wardrobes right now. From playsuits to panama hats to Prada- everything has gone gloriously kitsch.

And it’s been hip exterior design that has been leading the way. Think the ultra-cool Ivy Pool Club in Sydney,  where they’ve imagined a Hollywood Palm Springs retreat complete with rattan chairs, shady palms and lashings of lemon yellow. Or The Standard Meatpacking’s rooftop bar, where you can order a crepe from the baby pink trailer and eat it reclined on a waterbed.

For some reason kicking back with a caipirinha in what feels like the 1950′s, 60′s or 70′s is so much cooler than anything else. Why? Cause when you’re in a glamorous time-warp, who gives a hoot about work on Monday. I, for one, will always drink to that.

 

 

 

Credits from left: Striped swimsuit: www.openingceremony.us, Gucci Fedora: www.net-a-porter.com Frescobol bat-and-ball; www.thebeachtomatoshack.com, Oliver People sunglasses; www.mrporter.com, Marc Jacobs Playsuit; , Parasol; www.myboutiquehotel.com, Chairs; www.1stdibs.com,  YSL Heels: www.net-a-porter.com, Hampton Boy Shorts; www.hentschman.com, Benefit Bad Gal liner in waterproof; www.benefitcosmetics.com, Lantern; http://moncolonel.fr/index.php?/root/shop/, Vintage swimsuit; mycakies.blogspot.com, ’50′s dress; http://www.etsy.com/shop/RococoVintage, The Viceroy Palm Springs Bar; www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com, Iron folding chairs; www.metroretrofurniture.com, Yellow bistro table; www.metroretrofurniture.com, Silk Memento cushions; www.re-foundobjects.com,  We Are Handsome at Sydney Fashion Week; http://wearehandsome.com/.

 




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  1. fabulous hat and sunglasses! perfect must have summer retro look
    x kat

    Comment by kat | dot dot dash — July 9, 2012 #

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