Fashion Looks That Are Hot S/S 2012 – “Day In The Hamptons” Styling 101 Volume 3#


I love the Hamptons, enough said. I have been invited twice, and both times, I enjoyed myself immensely (or maybe it was the crisp and delicious apple martinis that were being served in abundance), either way I  have always enjoyed frivolity in this rarified east coast retreat,adored by the rich and “wanna-bee rich” like myself. This volume is for the wealthy Hampton lady, going for a day, wanting to be seen. My foundation for these looks are the printed silk -chiffon kaftan styled top by Roberto Cavalli. This caftan is richly printed with oversized floral graphics, that are deliciously paired with ‘pop colors’ that are not too overbearing. The soft and feminine  silhouette drapes gracefully of the shoulders, flowing effortlessly. For a larger dose of this fashion aesthetic, I chose a Roberto Cavalli full silk-chiffon full kaftan, with the same delicate all over floral graphic style. The kaftan style top should be paired with stark white Micheal Kors stretch -cotton broadcloth shorts. The white shorts, visually, are a great ‘canvas’ to showcase the beautiful graphics of the kaftan styled top. Accessories with power and status are needed for these bohemic looks, so I chose Lanvan Rope and Python-print wedge sandals for the feet, and a iconic Hermès Himalayan Crocodile Birkin Bag to pull these outfits together.

Simple looks that revolved around a very light palette,mostly white and pastels are a favorite, especially for certain parties. The foundation for these looks was a Donna Karen Draped matte-satin / jersey top. This top is absolutely gorgeous, draping delicately in front, off the neckline. Pairing this with a pair of Rag and Bone Satin Trimmed Silk-Chiffon Maxi Culottes, seemed to make sense. Keep in mind that this whole simple look is all-white / offwhite. For this light palette, there needs to be some type of visual contrast to compliment,Monika Chiang’s Python Print Kite-Hobo bag is a nice choice. Lightweight and luxurious, this bag is very versatile, wielded into a modern slouchy profile, to compliment the overall look. Fine gold jewelry is required for all of the above, no gimmicks, just fabulous gold. Instead of modern styled gold baubles, bangles and rings that have certain panache are required. On the wrist, an Antique 18 Karat gold Pearl and Lapis Lazuli Snake Bangle . On the hand, a Ileana Makri 18-karat rose gold ring was chosen for its “middle eastern- greco roman flair”, complementing the antique bangle nicely. Keep in mind, this is the Hamptons,so a swimming pool is always near by, great time to showcase swimwear choices. Melissa Odabash Merella Python-print Triangle Bikini is perfect, to compliment the Lanvan Rope and Python-print wedges, ( I was afraid of being too “matchy” , but in this case, I will  make an exception). This swim suit is complimented by a La Perla Antelope Sauvage Silk-Chiffon Kaftan,  for wearing over the swim suit for modesty . Its sheer, sexy, flowing and most of all,….La Perla ( so delicious ). The above looks can be translated into sporty evening looks, ( yes, we are transitioning looks, this is a day trip, and only so much can fit into a Berkin bag, no one young and hip, goes to the Hamptons with a thousands suitcases, looks need to be quick and fast paced) so lets simply add Michael Kors  mid-rise skinny gold metallic jeans to the printed silk -chiffon kaftan styled top by Roberto Cavalli. Shoes will need to be a little more daring, accenting the gold metallic jean, A Christian Louboutin golden studded sling back platform is perfect. Now, what about a bag, we can’t ‘recycle’ the Python Hobo, especially since there are so many wonderful styles to choose from, so lets rock a Michael Kors Gia Golden Python clutch instead. The above looks are sure to get the attention of this most cynical crowd, and have you in the center on conversation,long after this day trip has ended.

Like this look, well create it for yourself, lets go shopping!!!! 

A. ROBERTO CAVALLI Printed silk-chiffon kaftan – Buy It Here

B. MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Metallic mid-rise skinny jeans – Buy It Here 

C. ROBERTO CAVALLI Shell-print silk-chiffon kaftan – Buy It Here

D. Michael KorsGia Clutch, Gold Python – Buy It Here 

E. Christian Louboutin Studded-Bow Platform Slingback – Buy It Here 

F.  Ileana Makri for The Row 18-karat rose gold diamond evil eye ring – Buy It Here 

G. Kite shaped Python Hobo Bag – Buy It Here 

H. Antique 18 karat Gold bangle – Buy It Here 

I. Croc Berkin Bag – More details ( pls keep in mind there is a 16 month waiting list for this particular item, Contact Herme’s DIRECTLY for more info)  Information 

J. LA PERLA Antelope Sauvage silk-chiffon kaftan – Buy It Here

K. LANVIN Rope and snake-print cork wedge sandal – Buy It Here 

L. MELISSA ODABASH Mirella python-print triangle bikini- Buy It Here 

M. DONNA KARAN Draped matte-satin and jersey top – Buy It Here 

N. RAG & BONE Satin-trimmed silk-chiffon maxi culottes- Buy It Here 

O. MICHAEL KORS Stretch-cotton broadcloth shorts – Buy It Here 


About Seaki Fashion Designer / Illustrator

Seaki Nelson is owner and founder of Seaki Creative Services, a freelance design company based out of NYC. With over 19 years in the international fashion community, Seaki is a fashion industry veteran, working with companies such as , such as Calvin Klien, Baby Phat,Phat Farm,Sean John,Marithe Francious Girbaud, Tommy Hilfiger to name a few. His enormous product design talent, and eye for detail and trend-spotting has garnered Seaki a dedicated following of some of the world's most powerful fashion industry professionals. Thank you for your support Thank You :)

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