Aurélie makes the most fantastic jewelry, is about to open her first boutique in Paris and is one of the nicest and most refined women I’ve ever met.
It’s gotta be because she travels the globe looking for inspiration, but she has the perfect vacation look, not too fussy, but still super sensual. You just want to steal all her ideas! Here are her summer essentials!
My Top: The Webster at Target Miami sunset T-shirt for the day and a vintage YSL peasant blouse for the evening.
My Bottom: I had Liberty print shorts made specially for my summer on the Mediterranean.
That’s cool ! Where ?
From a lovely boutique I found in St. Germain des Pres, Paris. She does sleepwear for children, and I asked her, with a very big smile, if I brought her my own Liberty print fabrics, would she make shorts for me. And she said yes! Which made me very happy!
My Pareo: I bring back pareos from my travels, from Tahiti to Bali and I collect them ! Some of them are more than 20 years old.
My Jeans: Acne Jeans– I love their white skinny style and the Hex Pure!
My Evening: These days I rotate between Alaïa dresses, and cargo pants from the Gap with white cotton shirts. I also wear a lot of white dresses, from Miu Miu to flea market white cotton dresses.
Ok so I have to ask you a question : what underwear do you wear under a white dress? Non sérieux.
I buy a lot of vintage white dresses from Paris flea markets. I add my own special touches to them. Sometimes I wear little white “boy shorts” and a very light top from American Apparel under. Also, 2 years ago, Alaïa made slips from white to coral! They are amazing, because it’s like you wearing a modern corset. I of course, bought many of them! Or with a men’s chambray shirt on top belted (so can’t see through too much!) with piles of my turquoise necklaces!!!!
My Swimsuit: Eres, Eres, Eres!
My Intimates: Sabbia Rosa.
My Sandals: Rondini. You can only get them in Saint-Tropez, I stock-up every summer.
My Beach Bag: A vintage Marni bag, with Indian pink flowers that I carry year after year to the beach.
My Watch:A vintage men’s pink gold Rolex.
My Jewelry: During the summer, I wear all my different gold bangles and bracelets, and always add at least one colorful Do Brazil bracelet. I also love to wear my “lucky charms” – I love the color of the string that changes so beautifully with time and with a little help from swimming in the salty ocean!
Summer for me is when I wear my most colorful jewelry- bright corals, emeralds and turquoise. I always add more and more! For evening, I wear all of the bracelets and add a colorful necklace or bold turquoise earrings (but not both!). When I wear a simple outfit, I like to wear longer necklaces that are full of rich color like gold, turquoise or coral or a bold statement necklace!
My Hat: I wear Vietnamese cap with red stars, I have so many of them! And also Italian Panama straw hats….
My Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Wayfarer.
My Scent: Bonpoint baby perfume, its very fresh with orange blossom, ideal for the summer.
My Hair: Moroccanoil shampoo + the conditioner. And Kérastase leave-in cream. I do a shampoo every two days, and rinse my hair everyday with a mask. Its keeps your hair soft, moisturized and shiny.
My Lip: Homeoplasmine creme. Its really good for keeping your lips soft and moisturized. And also I like it because its matte.
My Skin: Joëlle CIOCCO products, especially Abriciol oil. Basically, you can use it for everything!!! As an after sun treatment, or as a lip balm and even for your cuticles!
My Sunscreen: SkinCeuticals SPF 30 and 50.
My Beach/Summer Vacation: Every year I go to Positano in Italy, as well as Long Island.
My Summer Reading List: Les Déferlantes by Claudie Gallay and Just Kids by Patti Smith.
My Workout: Hours of swimming!
My iPod Playlist: Everything from Led Zeppelin to Lou Reed, La Roux to Michael Jackson, Jay-Z to RTX…
My Poolside Drink: Fresh peaches swimming in a cool white wine glass…
My Inspiration: The sea and the sun!!
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