Pack Your Bags, We’re Going to Cuba (and Wearing Cuban Fashions to Celebrate)

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So now that we’ve all booked flights to Cuba, let’s pay homage to some of our favorite Cuban design talents. It’s currently a nice 75 degrees in Cuba so we’re planning on sunny days and sexy nights.

In fashion, travel is one of the greatest sources of inspiration. We can plan a trip around clothes or clothes around a trip. In this case, we’re marking todays announcement of renewed and improved relations between America and Cuba with some clothes planned around a trip to the once off-limits Latin country.



We’ll wear this Narciso Rodriguez dress for strolling to brunch…


…and this one for dinner dates.

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Shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo is another proud possessor of Cuban heritage–nearly 100 years ago his grandfather operated his own footwear business in the bustling capital of Havana.

We like to think these picks will give us some much-desired Latin flavor.


Just dreaming on sunlight reflecting off the gold accents on these babies instead of puddle jumping here in NYC.

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The Flavia pump is undeniably eye-grabbing thanks to its shimmering leather and d’orsay detail.


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Of course, we need some beach essentials too.

This Marni beach bag will store our Isabel Toledo tome (another Cuban designer) safely and chicly.

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This Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini is one-of-a-kind.

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This throw-on orange Eres frock is the definition of beach-to-street.

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These wild Sophia Webster sandals are an equally bright match for the vibrant dress.

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Some breezy tunics, tee-shirts, bikinis and a very tall stack of magazines is just about all we need for our upcoming adventure. We’re packing dramatic mascara, red lipstick, SPF, and ditching winter before it gets any colder!

See you in Havana!