From the first beat of the runway soundtrack to the last, our Spring 2014 debut to a packed house at MBFWSwim was all about an equal mix of femme, fierce, and free spirit.
L*SPACE by Monica Wise presented by Veet served as the unveiling of our 2014 "Let's Go Anywhere" campaign, and stylist Nausheen Shah maxed out the boho-tough-glam-wanderluster fabulousity with accessories from Rodrigo Otazu and shoes from 67 Mtng.
The models' locks were sparkle-fied with Pinterest-worthy gold glitter-dipped fishtail braids crafted by Blo Midtown Miami...
...and soft, ethereal faces got a bit of fairy dust courtesy of makeup by Stila {click through for Stila's get-the-look tutorial}.
The details made the show absolutely spectacular, and served as the parfait accompaniment to our Spring 2014 line. Keep an eye on our L*SPACE Facebook and L*SPACE Instagram pages, where we'll be updating you on when new pieces hit stores!
Bon weekend, beach babes! Crush a few minutes while the clock ticks down to quitting time by checking out the top five things we're loving this week. Vodka-Infused Watermelon tutorial via Damsel in Dior (best part of the video: the instruction to "calmly insert a full bottle of vodka") This fab "Cali Girl" illustration by Inslee Hayes (perfection) Your L.L. Bean Boyfriend (oh Thurston, you little scamp!) An adorable dressed-up way to wear a denim vest via Matchbook Magazine (lord knows we love our denim vests around L*SPACE HQ) Phyllis Nefler: Style Icon via Lucky Magazine (because you don't buy badges, you earn jewelry!) xx, L*SPACE
If we had our way, each and every one of our fabulous L*SPACE fans would get the VIP treatment at our annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim show. Coming up in a few weeks on July 21 in Miami, Swim week is a delight for the fashionable senses, and we're sharing the love by teaming up with our fabulous sponsors to gift three lucky winners the official L*SPACE show gift bags!  Guaranteed to give you the at-home front row treatment, the bags are jam-packed with goodies including stylish L*SPACE swimmies, Ipanema sandals, beach beautification essentials from Veet, Blo, Kate Somerville and more. a Rafflecopter giveaway xx, L*SPACE
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Caribbean Club // Seven Mile Beach // Grand Cayman // Models Simone Villas Boas & Danielly Silva[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3216" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Sand Angels // Camana Bay // Grand Cayman // Monica Wise (L*SPACE President & Creative Director)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3223" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Smith's Cove // Grand Cayman[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3222" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Dinner at Morgan's Harbour // West Bay // Grand Cayman
Allison McDonald (L*SPACE Social Media/Stylist) & Simone Villas Boas[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3219" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Rum Point // Grand Cayman // Simone Villas Boas & Danielly Silva[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3213" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Rum Point // Grand Cayman // Simone Villas Boas[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3221" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Rum Point // Grand Cayman // Melita de Bruin (Hair/Makeup Artist), Allison McDonald, Simone Villas Boas[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3220" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Rum Point // Grand Cayman // Simone Villas Boas[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3214" align="aligncenter" width="675"] Caribbean Club // Grand Cayman // Nicolaas de Bruin (Photographer), Danielly Silva[/caption] In May, Team L*SPACE had the incredible opportunity to visit Grand Cayman - a land of sugary white sand beaches and turquoise water warmed to perfection by the Caribbean sun. In addition to shooting the catalog for our Spring 2014 line (which will debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in July), Monica was also thrilled to host a trunk show at the gorgeous local boutique Sand Angels, give interviews to various international news outlets. Are you thinking that the trip sounds like all work and no play? Fear not, there was an equal mix of pleasure with all that business - our fabulous hosts made sure that we soaked in the island culture (and a few lychee martinis) after the sun went down! All in all, it was an amazing trip, and we began dreaming of a return trip as soon as our plane touched back down in Orange County. Enjoy our "Behind the Scenes" shots, stay tuned for photos of the Spring '14 line premiere to hit our social media platforms mid-July, and be sure to check out our recommendations below to plan a Cayman Islands trip of your own! L*SPACE Cayman Recommendations: Stay: Caribbean Club Shop: Sand Angels @ Camana Bay Eat & Drink:  Calypso Grill // Luca //Mizu //Morgan's Harbour // The Waterfront Plan Your Trip: Visit Cayman Islands Shoot in the Cayman Islands: Cayman Islands Film Commission xx, L*SPACE
It's a match made in sandy chic heaven! Through June 21, a Summer Swim Pop-Up Shop featuring L*SPACE and men's swim brand Onia is being held at Raleigh Denim's NYC store. Based in North Carolina, Raleigh Denim produces small runs of handcrafted jeans for both men and women using selvage denim and vintage machines, including a chainstitch hemmer. If you're in the area, be sure to stop by Raleigh to check out not only the L*SPACE swimmies on display, but the Onia trunks and Raleigh duds as well! xx, L*SPACE