Visual Collector. Swimwear Hoarder. Accessories Lover. Modern Jewellery Magpie. Pattern and Colour Obsessor. Vintage Fancier. Craft Advocate. Sunseeker. Jodi Muter Hamilton.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

IBIZA 0611 - Stunning

Heba looking stunning and chic, with a bit of a Marc Jacobs vibe in the sunlight.

Alex looking VERY sexy at our pool in Marina Botafoch wearing Black Neon 'Ultracoral' Bow Tie Bikini.

IBIZA 0611 - Trip to Formentera

Whilst on the ferry crossing to Formentera a helicopter flew overhead and landed on a rather large boat, we joked that it was Kate Moss joining P Diddy, but it did certainly lead the way for a day gaining a small bit of insight into how the super rich play.
We had lunch Restaurante Juan y Andrea, Playa Illetas (Formentera). Like most places in Ibiza or Formentera the location, decor and overall feel is laid back, chic and tasteful, food very good yet expensive (think 70E per person for lunch). I would suggest you take water to the beach, as you'll end up paying a lot over the day!

Alex wearing Black Neon 'Ultracoral' Bow Tie Bikini

IBIZA 0611 - Las Salinas

Bouys hanging at the Jockey Club, Las Salinas.

Whenever I visit the beautiful white isle, I always have to spend a day on Las Salinas. Alex straight out of the sea, wearing her Black Neon 'Warrior Arrow' suit that she has lowered the bottom half so she can sunbathe with out getting silly tan lines.

IBIZA 290611 - We Love Space Sundays

Heaven, Hell and Everywhere In-between

Seana Gavin's solo exhibition held in 3939 Shop London went down a storm. Seana looked very relaxed as the crowds gathered around her out of this world collages.
The exhibition will be up until at 3939 till mid August.
3939shop Gallery, 2-4 Old Street, (the basement) London EC1V 9AA
Opening times:12-8pm Tue- Fri, 2-8pm Sat,
Well done Seana, reach for the stars! Now your solo show is up you can have a think about a print for Black Neon's SS2012 Collection! 2012 the end or the beginning?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


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Happy shopping, sunbathing and swimming xxx

No Black, No Basic

Jacqueline Sinclair from No Black, No Basic contacted me to say she has seen the SS11 collection and loved it so much she wrote about the brand. 'No Black, No Basic came about as a result of fatigue with Melbourne’s black, utilitarian, hipper-than-thou approach to fashion' so it's only natural to think Jacqueline would have a strong feel for swimwear!
I think you'll have to agree its a very good write up, thanks Jacqueline!

Black Neon is one of my favourite new labels to hit the racks at one of my favourite London boutiques, Wolf & Badger. Being from the sun-drenched land that is Australia, a good pair or two of bathers (as we call them – swim suits, bathing costumes etc for you non-Antipodeans) is a wardrobe essential come summer time. Australia has, arguably, some of the best swimwear labels in the world, including the inimitable Zimmerman, Tigerlily & Seafolly.

It’s such an Australian essential that even traditional womenswear brands run limited edition lines of swimwear – one of my favourite bathing suits is by Camilla & Marc, and Alice McCall and Karen Walker have all run swimwear lines.
England, probably due to reasons of climate, is not as renowned for swimwear, so it is with great pleasure I discovered Black Neon. Their line is strong, sexy with a definite nod to the eighties. I can see they draw inspiration from shows like Baywatch, Miami Vice and films like Cocktail, and imagine wearing these to the beach complete with big hair, sweat bands or armfuls of costume jewellery.

I can imagine Grace Jones rocking one of these babies on the cover of ‘Island Life’ (version 2.0, updated for the new millennium!) or the long legged glamazons of the late eighties, like Cindy Crawford, strutting down the boulevard on Venice Beach, or Bondi or the waterfront at St. Tropez. This ain’t a label for the wallflowers or shrinking violets out there… Glamour, power & summer – that’s how the ladies at Black Neon roll. And I, for one, will be joining them, if this London weather holds steady!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Life's a Beach

Counting down the days till I get on a plane to Ibiza!

Wolf & Badger or Elephant?

Who would have thought a gold 'Classic' Black Neon bikini could look so good on an elephant headed mannequin!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Amour Glamour

Glamour Women of the Year awards last night, in Berkeley Square.

Jessie J looked stunning wearing a Mawi necklace. She quite rightly picked up the award for Women of Tomorrow. Go Jessie J, hey if you ever need a bikini just shout! Ellie Goulding looked stunning too!

All the ladies looked lovely, a bright colour blocking trend was certainly winner.

Now thats what I call a goodie bag, thanks Glamour!

Veuve Clicquot Cooler

I'm a sucker for packaging at the best of times, but something that holds ice, champagne and uses clever origami folder, now we're talking!

Hurlingham Polo Saturday 4th June

What a wonderful day, sunshine, friends, polo & champagne. Looking forward to next year already!

Monday, June 6, 2011