Designer and Ibiza lover Ludovica Virga’s bags have been spotted all over the globe, even on the arms of their famous likenesses. And this summer, they’re being spotted in Ibiza…
Mua Mua’s hand-knitted clutches with mini-me detachable dolls add the perfect splash of colour to your Ibiza holiday wardrobe… and let’s face it, who doesn’t want to go to the beach or the club with Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour?
It’s the party the entire island (and the world’s entire clubbing population) has been waiting for and now there are only six more sleeps until the official 2013 Circo Loco at DC10 opening party. And while fancy dress is de rigueur for half the crowd, the other half prefers to keep it simple, to focus on the matter of dancing!
A classic jumpsuit is always a winner DC10, and whether you dress it up or down is really a matter of personal taste! We team ours with a flash of fluoro, edgy knuckleduster rings and a teensy tiny shoulder bag offering just enough space for lipgloss, phone and cash. Just add Converse and the dance floor is calling!
WHAT TO WEAR
Boutique Dos Lunas Ibiza Jumpsuit in Black – SHOP NOW!
Zara Simon Double Ring – SHOP NOW!
07800 Ibiza Ika Phone Basket with Orange & Lime trim – SHOP NOW!
byTT Silver Berlin String Necklace in Neon Pink – SHOP NOW!
‘Fashion is a really personal thing for me,’ says Ibiza designer Victoria Durrer Gasse, who was brought up between the white isle and England from the tender age of 11. ‘I love it, it’s a passion… more like a hobby.’
It’s a hobby with a heart, as the talented textiles queen works very closely with NGOs in Bali, Laos, Nepal and India to ensure money made from her creations always goes back to the women in the communities who helped produce the beautiful handiwork, from textile weaving, to traditional hand embroidery, appliqueing and more.
‘I’ve accumulated so many things while traveling,’ she tells us as we peruse her amazing design studio in the north of Ibiza. ‘It’s when I get home to my studio that the real inspiration comes – I’ll see everything on my shelves and start to think what will work or contrast with each other, what I can dye and customise…’
Thinking of herself as a ‘global designer’, Victoria takes traditional designs – such as a mogul jacket, a Chinese emperor’s gown or a dress from outer Mongolia – and puts a modern, Ibiza spin on them to make them wearable for westerners. ‘It’s very Frida Khalo gone to town!’ she laughs.
The epitome of Ibiza beach chic, this sexily sheer Michiko Koshino cover-up succeeds in subtly showing off your shape and flashing the just right amount of sexy skin, while keeping you fully clothed!
Accentuate the glimmering gold thread shot throughout the silk with layers of sparkling jewellery and sexy strappy sandals, dress it down with a bikini and flip-flops or combine both for the ultimate Ibiza yachting ensemble. The perfect lightweight piece to beat the summer heat and make the transition from beach to bar a breeze…
Undoubtedly San Jose’s hippest hotspot, the iconic Km5 Lounge is now an annual pilgrimage for a large majority of Ibiza style setters and party people alike.
Now back in full swing for the 2013 season, all island gossip is centred around hot new Sunday night party 5-Up. The idea is that you start with dinner in the famous restaurant, move organically onto alfresco cocktails and then find yourself dancing til dawn… which means only a very special ensemble will suffice!
We love the bohemian elegance of Kurru Kurru’s full-length, strapless Roman Dress, although party princesses may prefer the sassy thigh-skimming version. Layers of beautiful coloured rings by Spiritual Gypsy combined with Shakti Ellenwood’s delicate drop earrings will catch the light whether you’re sipping champagne in the ‘Kaviar’ bar or dancing with your arms in the air in hedonistic abandon by the DJ booth!
WHAT TO WEAR
Kurru Kurru Long strapless Roman dress in rosa with grey trim – SHOP NOW!
Kurru Kurru Short strapless Roman dress in black & gunmetal – SHOP NOW!
Shakti Ellenwood 18-carat gold Elizabeth Earrings – SHOP NOW!
Spiritual Gypsy 18-carat gold Tourmaline Ring with White Diamonds – SHOP NOW!
SHOP THE LOOK
VIX Senegal Bikini – SHOP NOW!
Jewellery by Dancing Leopard – COMING SOON!
Photography by Maria Simon. Model Dana @ Salvador Model Agency
Make-up by Smack Ibiza using MAC PRO, REN & BeauBronz.
Hair by Danielle Renshaw
The hottest bag for an Ibiza style girl-on-the-go this summer is the 07800 Ibiza Hippy Satchel.
Fusing fashion’s current flirtation with neon and bright hues with a typically boho-luxe style (think tassels, beads and soft suede straps), these soft, oversized satchels are the perfect carry-all for the beach, your laptop or as a super-cool overnight bag, perfect for island hopping from Ibiza to Formentera or slinging over your shoulder on the IBZ>LDN!
SHOP THE TREND
One of Ibiza’s chic-est beach clubs, Amante Beach Club & Restaurant attracts Ibiza’s beautiful people by the car, boat and private jet full, and this weekend heralds the official opening party.
So the biggest question on every Ibiza fashionista’s lips is, of course, what to wear? If you plan on lazing on the plush, oversized VIP sun loungers, a bikini with built in bling is the way to go. For lunch on the terrace, opt for a classic silk maxi-dress – we love the way Beach Candy’s ‘Sky Blue’ Maxi Dress mirrors the crystalline waters of Sol Den Serra. Just add chic gold earrings and pretty coloured semi-precious rings and you’re practically a local!
WHAT TO WEAR
Beach Candy Maxi Shift in Sky Blue – SHOP NOW!
L*Space Henna Bandeau & Jill Bottom – SHOP NOW!
Zara Simon Oval Ring – SHOP NOW!
Victoria Ibiza Triple Interlaced Circle Earrings – SHOP NOW!