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Shop The Look: Fourth Of July


If you’ve got beach plans penciled in for tomorrow’s holiday and you are looking for a last-minute outfit, you have come to the right place. Get festive with a red, white, and blue Lisa Marie Fernandez striped bathing suit paired with an easy A.P.C. shift dress and studded Balenciaga sandals. For more Fourth of July-ready essentials, click here.


1. A.P.C. dress, $290, available at
2. Marc Jacobs tote, $248, available at
3. Essie Aruba Blue nail polish, $8, available at
4. Lisa Marie Fernandez bathing suit, $550, available at
5. Balenciaga sandals, $515, available at
6. Jimmy Choo sunglasses, $275, available at
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Photos: Courtesy Photos

On Our Radar: Beach Ponchos


There’s a heat wave in NYC, and the only places I want to be are inside with the AC on or by the pool. Being the sun worshipper that I am, I would take the second option in a heartbeat. But what to wear by the pool? I take my cues from Lisa Marie Fernandez‘s Resort collection. Last week, when I stopped by to see it, I was surprised by all of the new silhouettes and fabrics that expand upon what she has previously done. Fernandez built her name in the swim market with her neoprene, surf-inspired pieces. This time around, she changed her look completely. The must-have item is the terry-cloth poncho, which comes in colors ranging from earth tones to neon orange. Sadly, we have to wait until November to get our hands on it, but for now, here are two great lightweight options from Lemlem ($200, available at and Club Monaco ($98, available at that will keep you cool right now.

Photos: Courtesy of Club Monaco; Courtesy of Lemlem

Coach’s Card Shark


Coach’s latest trump card? Hugo Guinness. To celebrate its recent teamwork with the British linocut artist, the brand threw a casino-themed bash at the Jane Hotel ballroom last night, complete with a blackjack table, an illusionist, and a house-of-cards builder—a nod to the fact that the collaboration, in addition to leather goods, includes a very covetable deck of hand-drawn Coach playing cards. Guinness quietly occupied a banquette area while Maria Cornejo chatted with friends nearby and Lisa Marie Fernandez tried her luck at roulette. (She only recently got the bug, Fernandez said: “I just got back from the Chanel party in Las Vegas and I won big!”)

For the collaboration, which makes use of both original and archival images, Guinness explained that he’d briefly given up his normal routine of working at home in Brooklyn in order to take meetings at Coach’s Madison Avenue headquarters. Office life, he confessed, seems like a world apart. “It’s very different, isn’t it? There’s a whole protocol there—people come in, and then they disappear again, and you don’t know why they’ve come in,” he said. “It’s just weird, it’s a different world.” But it may start to feel familiar soon enough—Guinness and the brand are already thinking about doing a second project, potentially for the holiday season.

Photo: Courtesy of Coach

Meet The Muse: Lisa Marie Fernandez


Girl-about-town Natalie Joos spends her days casting for shows like ADAM and Yigal Azrouël and editorials for the likes of Mario Sorrenti and Mariano Vivanco, but her passion is vintage clothing. Joos’ blog, Tales of Endearment spotlights her “Muses,” impeccably styled girls and guys who share her secondhand obsession. In a new partnership with, Tales of Endearment’s subjects discuss their shoots right here on Style File.

“I am a pretty natural and earthy girl,” stylist-turned-designer Lisa Marie Fernandez tells Don’t misinterpret her no-fuss approach to dressing—there’s nothing plain Jane about Fernandez. The South American-born, London and New York-based designer has a penchant for glamour. “I do love high heels,” she admits.

“If Lisa Marie had a choice, she’d be on a beach all year round,” says Joos of her muse. “Whether it was somewhere in the Mediterranean, or Bali, or the South of France, or St. Barth’s, she’d be lounging in a chaise in a silk caftan and nicely cut bikini, smothered in fragrant oils, with a glass of Champagne in one and a cigarette in the other hand.” Luckily for Fernandez (who launched her namesake swimwear label in 2009), globetrotting, bikinis, and Champagne swirling have all become part of the job description. Here, she tells about her globetrotting, for work and play.

How did you first meet Natalie?
Natalie and I met whilst casting models for various fashion stories I was styling. I named one of the bikinis after her; the Natalie is our bandeau bikini and one of our most popular silhouettes in black rubber neoprene.

What’s next for your label?
We are broadening into a full-on swim brand, meaning we are focusing on one product and doing that one product very well. For 2012, we have expanded our fabrications from our signature, luxe neoprene now to include fabrications from Italy from the sixties and seventies.

What inspires your style?
Exposing my eye to as much as possible in the world by traveling often.

Where do you like to shop around the world?
Definitely Paris. I prefer shopping in foreign cities such as Istanbul as I am more inspired. I rarely shop in New York—I seem to always be working when I am here. Continue Reading “Meet The Muse: Lisa Marie Fernandez” »

Surf’s Up At The Webster


The craze for surfing—or, at the very least, its stylish accoutrements—has taken hold coast to coast of late, but Miami’s got a better claim on wave-rider style than many other locales: It’s hard to get closer to the water. Starting this week, surfin’ birds down south can head to Miami’s the Webster, which is opening Surf the Webster, a shop-in-shop stocked with the fashion world’s best beach-ready gear. There’s swimwear from Lisa Marie Fernandez, Sundek, and Tori Praver (above right); clothes and gear from Saturdays, New York’s surf store du jour; accessories from Fouta (above left); and even a board, made exclusively for the Webster by Baron Wells. A portion of the proceeds from sales goes to the Surfrider Foundation, too. All that’s missing: lessons. But dressing the part has got to be at least half the battle.

Tori Praver bikini top, $105, and bottom, $85, and Fouta beach blanket, $126, available at Surf the Webster, opens tomorrow and stays up through the summer at the Webster, 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, (305) 674-7899,

Photos: Courtesy of The Webster