Prelude to Summer

March 14, 2019 2 min read

Prelude to Summer

Dear Fashion Friend:

I start my Prelude to Summer with this beautiful bandage bikini swimsuit from www.aleyacollections.com. Notice how the top delicately covers the bodice. The colors, an assortment of blue, green, and pink, are delightful! Aleya’s choice of jewelry, as always, perfects the attire. The bracelets, for example, blend beautifully with this bikini’s variety of color. They are so very enchanting; so very bohemian. For those who adore that carefree look, I would suggest this rose cuff bracelet. This gorgeous necklace, made from cowrie shells, adds a delightful dimension to the swimwear (see the photos below).

And I love the photograph. I admire its Mediterranean setting for it reminds me of my many trips to Greece.  When I was there, I remembered how I much I enjoyed spending time on a sandy beach with my cousins and their charming set of friends. I also remembered the leisurely lunches at a nearby tavern. And most of all I remembered those moments of infatuation when I hoped it would lead to romance. I guess Stephanie Seymour is right. A photo is “memorable” when it “brings back all kinds of personal memories for them at the same time. It’s something that has that kind of effect on a large number of people.”

I can see our model wearing this swimsuit on an excursion with her beloved. After a morning of swimming, they find a tavern for lunch. As she sits down, her partner hands her a card. Perhaps today is her birthday. Inside the quote reads: “I don’t need paradise because I found you. I don’t need dreams because I already have you.”

I hope your visit to www.aleyacollections.com was an enchanting one.

Sincerely, 

Gabe xoxo 

Gabriel Kikas
Gabriel Kikas

Gabriel is an adjunct instructor and fashion blogger. He continues to collect fashion photography from the 1950s to the 1990s. Gabriel wrote book reviews on the photography of Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Victor Skrebneski. He also wrote a book review on Sacha Lanvin's biography of Gia Carangi. Sacha's book is called "Born This Way". Gabriel is a regular contributor to the fashion blog of www.aleyacollections.com. He hopes that you find his blog posts informative and uplifting.


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