I LOVE summer.
Being born and raised in Brazil my body is acclimatised to the warmer weather. After living in rainy London where the summer lasts for a whole two weeks of the year and then moving to Australia, I have learnt to appreciate every sunshiny day Sydney has to offer and have gladly swapped the umbrella for a sun hat.
My perfect summer day is lying on the beach drinking fresh coconuts..
Coconuts on the beach in Brazil (Praia do Forte earlier this year)
So excited to find fresh coconut on Tamarama beach in Sydney
In any country of the world summer time is associated with a time to relax & enjoy the sunshine. In Brazil, summer time is the time for beach, Carnaval & any excuse to party. In London, the city transforms itself in summer, every weekend is an endless array of music festivals, Wimbledon & summer parties. And of course, which Australian do you know who doesn’t like a good summer party?
Last night I had the pleasure of attending a fabulous summer party at the IV Collective store in Paddington (www.ivcollective.com.au) to celebrate the launch of their very summery panama hats by Simon and Mary (www.simonandmary.co.za) (hats from South Africa distributed by Noir Distribution Australia) and colourful board shorts by Martos Beachwear (www.martosbeachwear.com).
Sydney summer has seen extreme tropical weather lately, with balmy hot days followed by afternoon thunderstorms, but last night’s rain did not stop the team at the IV Collective from throwing a fabulous party.
Drinking coconut, pineapple and champagne cocktails whilst perusing the latest fashion collections by Amber Sceats, MLM, Keepsake, Nobody Denim, Isaac Vivier, 5Preview, VIX Swimwear, Dogeared, Pared Eyewear (love their sunglasses range) and one my favourite designers, Coco Ribbon (this latest collection in stunning as always, with beautifully printed dresses).
DJ Carla Uriarte (@cacarrracha www.carlauriarte.com) playing funky old school tunes rocking the party with R&B and Hip hop beats.
Loved the Panama hat collection by Simon and Mary
My friend and I with stunning DJ Carla Uriarte (@cacarrracha www.carlauriarte.com) talented illustrator by day, DJ by night
It was a thoroughly fun summer party, I have a few items on my Christmas wishlist. If you haven’t already, check out the new summer collections at the IV Collective store in Paddington and enjoy a fabulous summer!
IV Collective Store, 37 William St Paddington (www.ivcollective.com.au) (Photo by IV Collective)
Last night’s outfit: Feathers & Fringing with Alexander McQueen silk pink backless fringed top (Vintage – bought in London), Asos feather clutch, Mawi gold bracelet (both gifts from sister @Londonadorais ;), Bobbi Brown blush & Chanel Cocorouge Lipstick and Rose Confidentiel nailpolish.
Smile, it’s almost the weekend! Have a great summer!! (& to all of you in the northern hemisphere enjoy the winter.. and summer is coming to you soon 🙂
Happy drinking coconut on Sydney’s Tamarama beach (Witchery Hat, Havaiana gold slippers)
Maybe next time you’ll be seeing this happy beach ball wearing a fabulous panama hat from Simon & Mary’s collection. 🙂
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