Sometimes I forget that I live in paradise. I try to work as much as I can so my love affair with the sun & sand gets neglected (my see-through white skin is def a clue hah). Thankfully I'm friends with Nicole Vermillion, a Honolulu-based designer who takes her inspiration from her beach lifestyle. Her brand is called Vermilli, the styles featured here are just a few of my favorites & I can't wait to see what else Nicole will design. I totally had a blast shooting her collection...It really brings me back to a place of R&R.
Let me introduce you to Vermilli...
Who wears short shorts?? I DO! These cutie-patootie shorts are SO comfy! It's also made of magical stretch fabric that is beach friendly for wet swimsuits & sand. Did I mention Nicole is an avid surfer? Smart design for an active lifestyle.
Check out her shredded tanks on the line back there :) sexy & sporty!
Blouse + Necklace - Bamboo Sky. Shorts by Vermilli. Shredded Tanks by Vermilli. Beach bag - Oliver.
Ok pause here for a haute minute...I LOVE THIS DRESS. I need it in every print & color (*Hint Nicole...make me MORE!) The fit is easy & flattering!!! Ladies, it's THE dress. The one we wear when we want to look AH-mazing without looking like we tried. :)
Did you also take notice to the strap detail in the back? Oo La La...LOVE.
Dress by Vermilli. Necklace by Ginger 13. Heels - Aldo. Watch by Nixon.
This top is what kick-started the WHOLE collection. It's also Nicole's favorite! It's def a staple that every gal needs. On this hot day I'm very grateful for the open back & chevron lace. I went a little casual on this look but it's easy to take this to a fancy resort level.
Fun Fact: Nicole has been sewing since age 8 for her Barbies because she wasn't satisfied with their own clothing :) hahaha some people are just born with straight talent & creativity! (Can I just also say she's a legit painter too?! DANG...save some skills for the rest of us girl).
All these styles are available NOW for customers & wholesale! Contact info for Nicole & her line "Vermilli":
-Etsy Shop Name: VermilliHawaii