Check out the fabulously stylish, Ceci Johnson, and our gorgeous shoot we did while attending the Engage11 Conference in the Cayman Islands!
ESCAPE TO PARADISE
Recently I was invited to speak at the luxury wedding business summit engage!11, held on the beautiful Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. Seeing as I love the beach – and who doesn’t? – the location couldn’t have been more perfect. Everywhere I looked I was mesmerized by the bright blue of the sea and the soothing sandy tones of the beach.
I adore these seaside hues so much, I often recommend them to those planning a wedding by the water. As I like to tell my clients, there’s nothing lovelier than picking your event colors from nature’s palette. You can see what I mean in the invitations we designed for Jennifer and Philipp, which were inspired by the sea and the softly swaying bamboo.
My trip to the Cayman Islands also happily included a visit to this week’s Great Escape, the fantastic Caribbean Club, where photojournalist Laura Grier took the photos below. Lucky for you, this luxurious resort is helping us kick off an exciting new section called CeciStyle Insider, in which featured contributors like the Caribbean Club will be treating readers to all kinds of special, only-here deals. Click here for the full scoop! In the meantime, to get you in a tropical mindset, check out the get-me-on-the-next-plane photos from Jennifer and Philipp’s big day. Here comes the sun, indeed!
COLOR ME HAPPY
Stack a bunch of Sequin’s Medium Insect Wing Enamel Bangles ($32 each, nordstrom.com) for an eye-catching look.
IN THE SHADE
Add beachy glamour to your sun-protection routine with this wide-brimmed number from Laundry by Shelli Segal ($68, nordstrom.com).
Pack your warm-weather makeup – you won’t need much – in this appropriately-verdant Lilly Pulitzer Zippity-do Make-up Bag ($38, lillypulitzer.com).
These Lanvin Charms Earrings ($565, lanvin.com) will help you channel a modern-day Carmen Miranda.
Protect your skin to the max with Chantecaille’s Ultra Sun Protection SPF 50 PA+++ Anti-Glycation Primer ($85, nordstrom.com).
Make waves in this yellow eyeshadow from Nars called Mangrove ($23, narscosmetics.com). The trick is to apply just a dash – consider blending it with a darker hue like brown or blue – without going overboard.
These roomy Sandstone Double Old Fashioned Glasses from Diane von Furstenberg ($80 for set of four, bloomingdales.com) are perfect for loading up with ice.
STEP TO IT
Bring tropical allure to your outfit by donning Alexandre Birman’s Python Slingback Espadrille Wedge Sandals ($650, saksfifthavenue.com).
If you ask me, this floor-length style from Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti is the perfect post-beach party dress (albertaferretti.com).