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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'.
Who's the new Global Fashion Director at W Hotels, you ask? Why, you're looking right at her! Jenné Lombardo was tapped as the company's newest fashion leader, after ex-GFD Amanda Ross passed on the torch last month.
Though Lombardo has been hard at work assembling the newest group of local designers for W's fashion collection—now in its fifth season—she found some time to chat with us yesterday at the W New York's launch party. Read on below for her thoughts on the new collection, picking the designers, and what makes a good hotel. Hint: it has nothing to do with clothes.
What happens when a flashy brand like Lacoste sets up shop inside a flashy hotel lobby like Gansevoort Park Avenue? Well, the staff uniforms get a whole lot, er, flashier.
Even though the hotel's already been open for a year, the infamous alligator brand is just now getting ready to deck out the entire hotel staff, according to the NY Times. Not limiting itself just to Park Avenue, however, the company will service both Gansevoort hotels, plus the Soho House, and Nobu out in the Hamptons.
In Santa Monica, Calif. the June Gloom has finally lifted (on most days at least) to make way for perfect beach cruising weather. And now at the beachfront luxury spot, Shutters on the Beach you can do your cruising in high style, thanks to their new Kate Spade bikes.
The eye-popping green bikes are actually handmade Italian bicycles from Adeline Adeline but they've been styled by Kate Spade and the green is the brand's signature color.
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Designer Melissa Odabash with the exclusive 2nd anniversary bikini.
What else you would you wear to your second anniversary but a va-va voom animal-print bikini by the glam designer whose creations have adorned the bods of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss and Kate Middleton?(Yes, that white bikini.)
It's hard to believe that the W South Beach has been open for two years already, but it's still got that certain something, and continues to host some of South Beach's hottest events, including a string of Miami Swim Week parties in recent days. The hotel's exclusive birthday suit is available for a limited time—July only—at W The Store, South Beach, and costs $161.
Visiting New York's famous Plaza Hotel is a dream for many people, but what about mixing The Plaza's upper-class hoighty-toightiness with some good ol' casual fun? Now that's something we could get into, and it looks like we won't have to wait too long. A Flip-Flop Ball will go down at The Plaza on June 10, in celebration of "Caribbean Week" in NYC.
The event is open to the public, so long as you cough up $350 for a ticket (most proceeds go to scholarships "for Caribbean nationals pursuing careers in tourism").
From the ankle-up, you should dress as if you're attending a regular floofy ball at The Plaza. However, from the ankle down, feel free to bust out the plastic flower-bedecked thongs, your favorite pair of cozy $2.50 Old Navy flops, orour personal favoritesthe Reef sandals with bottle-opener soles. That little extra gadget surely helps cut some of the time waiting for your beer at the bar.
Oh, waitdid we mention there'll be Caribbean rum tastings all night? Stay tune to their Facebook page for when they release the tickets for the ball.
Although we haven't talked about Standard Hotels' various product collaborations in a while, you can rest assured that they've continue to roll them out. The latest is actually cute$12 pairs of Happy Socks to call to mind each Standard property with their design. They don't stink of just-for-the-sake-of-doing-a-collab like the Kaws lightbulbs did, so we might actually buy these.
Each hotelThe Standard NYC, Standard Miami, Standard Downtown LA and Standard Hollywoodhave two different pairs of Happy Socks for you to choose from. According to Refinery 29, guests will find them for sale in the hotel room minibars, but of course they're just as available online at Shop The Standard.
Back in January, we asked a simple question: "Will Marc Jacobs be the next fashion designer to do a hotel?" Today, we have the answer, thanks to a chat with Robert Duffy, President of Marc Jacobs International and a longtime friend of the Marc. We were covering the opening of the new Bookmarc store for Racked NY, but we couldn't resist asking Duffy about the possibilities of a Hotel MJ.
Although you can buy "Hotel Marc Jacobs" keychains at a few of the designer's Bleecker Street boutiques in New York, Robert Duffy assured us that a hotel is not in the works. They have been approached by many chains to do projects like what Missoni or Versace have done with the Hotel Missoni and Palazzo Versace hotel chains, but MJ just isn't biting.
The closest to a Marc Jacobs Hotel you'll find for now is the newly opened Marc Jacobs Collection boutique in the base of Chicago's Elysian Hotel.
[Photo: Bagaholic Boy]
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Good news for fans of hotel pools and showing off their hot bods by them! Standard Hotels has relaunched their collaboration with Roxy Quiksilver for a second summer, bringing in a new variety of men's and women's swimwear, plus sunglasses and sunscreen. It's what to wear upstairs at Le Bain, no doubt.
This year's range of styles features four swim trunk designsone for each Standard Hotelplus a reversible women's bikini, a pair of Quiksilver sunglasses and sunscreen from Shiseido. A pair of boardshorts comes in two lengths (16" or 18") and they're priced at $75, if you can locate the one vending machine that sells them at each of the hotels. The bikini and sunglasses are going for $88 each, and if you can't make it to a hotel, get 'em online.
If you want to hang out at the Colony Palms Hotel’s pool, but realize that your old bathing suit needs an upgrade, you can check out the new collection of solid-colored two-pieces from company Pool Swimwear.
Pool Swimwear says it offers sleek, neutral-hued suits that are comfy and offer better coverage than the barely there itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny numbers. The bathing suits are made from Italian four-way stretch fabric, and the tops have boning so your girls won't spill out and cause a wardrobe malfunction that’ll leave you mortified when you take a dip in the hotel pool.
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Meet Elaine. She works at the Tropicana Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt and she graciously agreed to model her new "uniform"-- a little black dress designed by Nanette Lepore , especially for Thompson Hotels. This dress looks slightly different from the sketch we initially posted but the zippers up the side are extremely sexy as is the cutout back. And the ruching in the dress's bottom half is a sweet feminine touch.
As with all LBDs, this is nighttime attire only. If you hit up the pool at the Roosevelt during the day, expect to find your servers in white tanks, black shorts and white converse sneakers.
A huge shout-out to Mia at Tropicana for making this photoshoot happen!
Standard scarves by Jose Parla, Rostarr and Thomas Campbell (left to right)
In December 2008, Standard Hotels began selling limited-edition, street artist-designed $55 T-shirts. And you know what? They must have done quite well, because The Standard has invited back a couple of those artists to collaborate on a new similarly exclusive collection of scarves, available both online and at Standard Hotels' NYC gift shop.
The $225 silk-cashmere blend scarves with hand-rolled edges feature the designs of Jose Parla, Rostarr and Thomas Campbell, who respectively represent Miami, New York and LA. There will be only 100 produced in each style, and despite the high price ($225 is more than you'd pay for a night at The Standard), we're sure that folks in town for the various design fairs and whatnots will gobble them up.
So now that Standard Hotels have done T-shirts, scarves, swim trunks, a bikini, towels and various other little trinkets, what'll be next? Our guess: a limited-edition accent chair. Those babies are just so hot right now.
[Photos: Shop the Standard]