‘I think my style is very simple,’ says Ibiza jewellery designer Tanja Ting. ‘I get a lot of inspiration from my kids – I love the way they illustrate things to be very simple, but not quite perfect, like a square box. I could make perfect square boxes… but I love that organic structure. It’s perfect by not being perfect.’
‘I’ve always had a lot of patience, and have been good with small, finicky things. After I’d had my two children, I looked into going back to school to study, but living in Ibiza it just wasn’t feasible (plus my husband pointed out that you don’t need a piece of paper to do something!), so I did a short course with Cyd Hutton (of JOY Jewellery) to learn techniques… and it just developed from there.’
The ironic thing about this model-turned-designer is that she wears very little jewellery herself. ‘I like using strings to tone it down, so it’s not so bling,’ she explains of her signature necklaces and bracelets. ‘I make things depending on my mood rather than seasonal collections. It’s about how I feel on the day – a lot of things are one-off.’
Every fashion-forward bloke worth his Salinas salt knows an edgy printed tee is a must-pack Ibiza holiday essential – whether for the beach, the bar or the back room of a club. This summer’s hottest styles feature cool symbolic prints, from classic peace signs or the protective evil eye to dream catchers and crucifixes, courtesy of cool Ibiza menswear label Raven’s View.
The ultra-soft fabric, slim-fit style and cool vintage finish – whether in a deep V-neck, U-neck or classic cut – work perfectly with basic denim and (for those boys who aren’t afraid to accessorise) a set of prayer beads… bohemian, stylish and effortlessly cool…
A classic wide brimmed hat is the ultimate in sun protection for any Ibiza girl – while an all-over tan is appealing, wrinkles and fine lines are not the ideal Ibiza holiday souvenir! Opt for a layer of fake tan on the face, and protect your precious skin with a classic wide brimmed hat, Audrey Hepburn or Bridget Bardot style.
We love the one-of-a-kind creations by local label Lila Sunshine and iconic styles by Heidi Klein – team yours with a pair of classic denim shorts and bikini top for laidback boho beaches like Benirras, or choose a sophisticated black number with a chic embellished kaftan and bejewelled for a luxe beach lunch at El Chiringuito on Es Cavallet. An effortless, instant style update.
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As a little girl, Alexandra Zoehling always knew she wanted to be a hairstylist. Anyone and everyone with in her path with long hair had it snipped, braided, styled and more – yes, even poor Barbie! These days, her lengthy list of private clients is a testament her 20 years of grown-up hairdressing skills, as one of the most in-demand private hair stylists in Ibiza.
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‘Originally, I wanted something beautiful and stylish to wear on the beach with a bikini,’ says Lila Sunshine designer Jill Maia Vinagre. ‘I don’t believe in anti-wrinkle products, but the beach life in Ibiza brings with it a tan… and wrinkles. So I started to create hats for myself, for sun protection. Then after giving birth to my wonderful daughter, named Lila Sunshine, I knew I had to create something in her name that would make people happy.’
‘It’s like creating art – it takes time,’ Jill explains of her creative process. ‘I add something, I take it away, I change it 100 times until I find it perfect.’ Many of her unique embellishments are found through daily life, whether a 50-year old brooch from Jill’s mother or something quirky spotted in the San Jordi flea market, on the beach or in the forest.
As far as seasons go, each Lila Sunshine hat is designed to last a lifetime. ‘All my creations are fashion in the past, present and future,’ Jill says. ‘It’s not a traditional style that you can explain – it’s a way of living. Hippiness and happiness, hope and belief and a voice to make life more beautiful.’
The undisputed jewel in the crown of Ibiza’s bijou beach clubs, Blue Marlin Ibiza has perfected the art of beach-to-bar partying, earning itself a reputation as the place to be seen in Cala Jondal in the process. Dressing the part is an essential part of the experience, as Ibiza’s fashionistas and style setters strut up and down the deck as if it were a real, live catwalk show…
The number one rule of dressing for Blue Marlin is to make every piece count. Start with swimwear that screams to be noticed as you trot from the daybed to the deck – fringing is this season’s bikini buzzword – and just add layers, from brightly coloured or sparkling kaftans to the obligatory beach bling. After all, very few beachgoers actually swim at Blue Marlin… it’s all about shaking it in front of the DJ booth!
WHAT TO WEAR
L*Space Audrey Fringe Halter & Estella Bottom – Sahara – SHOP NOW!
L*Space Knotted Fringe Bandeau – Berry & Lexi Bottom – Paprika – SHOP NOW!
Michiko Koshino Poppy print kimono & pink slip – SHOP NOW!
Beach Candy Scarf Dress in Turquoise Mermaid – SHOP NOW!
Shimmy across the Ibiza dance floors in a flash of shimmering silver… this season’s hottest metallic hue. And no matter what your personal party style, here in Ibiza there’s a take on the trend to suit every girl, from flirty, figure-hugging mini-dresses by Boutique Dos Lunas, sassy, sequin-embellished party frocks by Rebecca Cella and floaty babydolls by Kurru Kurru to the very sophisticated and chic gypsy ballgown by Victoria Ibiza.
The most important accessory for this look? A golden Ibiza tan of course…
The vision of founder and designer Jane Natascha Naeke – a German-born global soul who settled in Ibiza permanently over 15 years ago – Aurobelle’s flagship store stands in the heart of Ibiza’s most multicultural village, Santa Gertrudis, a three-level wonderland of colour, patterns, textures and style. Continue reading