Parrot Cay Inspires Bikinis (And Nope, Not By Resident Donna Karan)
We're still talking about our trip to Parrot Cay and that was over a year ago. So, we totally understand how the beach-posh beauty of the resort inspires people to move there (what's up, Bruce Willis? You, too, Donna Karan?)--and now, design a resort-wear collection inspired by the place.
Surprisingly, the designer in question is not Karan--although she does sell the divine COMO Shambala beauty products in her Urban Zen boutique in NYC. The new Parrot Cay pieces are from Heidi Klein, a Brit known for creating swimwear that 'exudes a barefoot chic confidence'.
[Sidenote: glam Brit bikini designers seem to like turning to hotels for inspiration. Remember Melissa Odabash and her bikini commemorating the W South Beach's second anniversary? Brit.)
This is the first time Klein has named an entire collection after a resort, although she has other pieces named for beachy destinations like Nassau and Koh Samui. Clearly, she's a fan of Parrot Cay and designed the nine new pieces--all of them white--to pay tribute to the resort's pristine stretch of white-sand beach.
The collection is now available on HeidiKlein.com (they ship worldwide), and will also be available at select retailers such as Breeze Swim and Sport in Brooklyn, Saks Fifth Avenue in Mexico City, and shops inside the Fontainebleau in Miami and Wynn in Vegas.
If you're a real Parrot Cay regular, though, you'll no doubt order the whole set online and have your butler ship it to your beachfront villa at the resort. Now, that's barefoot chic confidence...
[Photo: Courtesy Como Hotels]