Dressed up Fridays: Rendezvous in Rio

Bask in the tropics


By Wei Yeen Loh

Dressed up Fridays: Rendezvous in Rio


The tonal-green jungle prints on this Emilio Pucci swimsuit are making us think of the lush tropical rainforest landscape in Rio’s popular Tijuca Forest. Designed to flatter every curve you’ve got, the swimsuit also has ruched ties and is made of a smooth stretch fabric for an easier fit.


Throw on this cotton and silk-blend kaftan with fringed trims from Central Saint Martins’ alumni Athena Procopiou, whose background in graphic design is demonstrated through her line of scarves, kaftans and kimonos. Speckles of blue from the floral print complement your swimsuit perfectly as well!

Shop: ‘Little Lies’ cotton and silk kaftan by Athena Procopiou 

Get in and out of the pool/ocean easily with a pair of chic slides—it’s practically the new-age, ultra-chic form of slippers. These silver and gold-tone leather flower appliqué slides from Fendi feature laminated leather flowers with a crystal accent for a feminine look.

Shop: Fendi flower appliqué slides

One look at this beautifully embellished straw tote and we knew it was meant to be. Glamorous getaways are not complete without a summery tote to chuck your essentials in, and this Swarovski-lined wonder from Dolce & Gabbana is a perfect addition to have. We’re almost wishing that straw bags were an all-season staple. 

Shop: Dolce & Gabbana leather-trimmed embellished woven straw tote

Shade your peepers with this vintage-inspired pair of sunnies from Chanel’s latest Autumn/Winter 2016. Its lens do not actually have a surrounding frame and is encircled uniquely with hand-polished facets. Its chic cat eye form in champagne features the iconic double C on the temple. 

Shop: Chanel Pantos sunglasses

While most of us wouldn’t mind getting our tans on during this summer, it’s always important to bring on sunscreen for adequate sun protection (that you can’t get with your SPF-infused makeup base/CC). This oil- and fragrance-free sunscreen from Kiehl’s is rich in antioxidants and optimised sun filters for lightweight and non-greasy finish. The best part it’s water resistant up to 80 minutes.

Shop: Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense Sunscreen Spf 50+

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