Let's go to the Raleigh - South Beach

The Raleigh Hotel in South Beach, Miami is my ultimate fav hotel mainly for it's true art deco ambiance and 1950's decor.  I first discovered the hotel in my 20's when my friends and I were visiting Miami Beach during memorial day weekend (A BIG NO NO!).  We ended up spending all of our time by the Raleigh pool hiding from the ruckus outside South Beach.  Fast forward ...  We visited for the day during my bachelorette last year hanging by the pool, drinking the ever so classic mint julep's in a steel cup no less.  One of my favorite inspiring environments, here's what I would pack if I were to jet out next week to the Raleigh Hotel and lounge poolside.  P.S. I'm a huge fan of Australian brand Zimmerman.

1.  Zimmerman    2.  Jendarling  Edie Garment bag   3.  Zimmerman Silk Drape Dress   4.  Zimmerman Sundown Curve Bikini  5.  Ancient Greek Sandals   6.  Eugenia Kim Sunny Toyo Wide-Brim Hat   7.  Thierry Lasry Deeply Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses   8.  Proenza Schouler Sandals

1. Zimmerman 

2. Jendarling Edie Garment bag 

3. Zimmerman Silk Drape Dress

4.  Zimmerman Sundown Curve Bikini

5. Ancient Greek Sandals

6. Eugenia Kim Sunny Toyo Wide-Brim Hat

7. Thierry Lasry Deeply Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses

8. Proenza Schouler Sandals

Strikingly Stripes

Black & White stripes are inherently always in style. They tend to make a come back every spring as we look for ways to dress c&c. For the Spring 2013 shows, black & white stripes were dominant. 

Our Jendarling Edie garment bag, a signature style that is timeless never tires in your closet or out and about in flight. Michael Pastoureau, the symbology expert, claims that black & white stripes have marked the clothing of social outcasts in the West. Like the shirts worn by buffoons or outsiders that were visually “enclosed”  with two-tone stripes as if society wished to restrain them. Today stripes have proven flawless in both day and evening wear, preppy on both east and west coasts, and chic Parisian style.  

To learn more about the history of stripes, a great book worth checking out The Devil’s Cloth tells the origin of stripes from prisoners’ uniforms to tailored suits, a street sign to a set of sheets, Pablo Picasso to Saint Joseph, stripes have always made a bold statement.