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Inspired by Bermuda, Bright Hues and Bold Prints Inform This Season's Hottest Looks

James Aguiar | Styled by Connor Childers | May 23, 2019 | Style & Beauty

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On her: Knit dress with embroidery and gold coin earrings, both price upon request, at Dolce & Gabbana, 100 Grant Ave.; Zuzu sandals, $595, by Ulla Johnson at Alys Grace, 889B Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; Aurélie bracelet, $420, and Ajoncs bracelet, $335, both at aureliebidermann.com; hammered bracelet, price upon request, by LALAoUNIS, by special order at 212.439.9400; coin charm bracelet, $60, at kennethjaylane.com; Amulet bangle, $12,750, by Elizabeth Locke at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. On him: Mesh T-shirt, $630, at Salvatore Ferragamo, 236 Post St.; straight trousers, $345, by Kenzo at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St.; sandals, $800, at Hermès, 253 Post St.

In Bermuda’s Pembroke Parish is this stunning view at Spanish Point that looks out on the Great Sound. These colorful Gombeys dressed in their vibrant costumes sway to the beat of the drums and are the pulse and the rhythm of Bermuda.

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On her: Wrap dress with chain strap, $3,290, at Carolina Herrera, 45 Grant Ave.; Fabienne bootie, $398, at Tory Burch, Westfield San Francisco Centre; Orb hoop earrings, $125, at mounser.com; brushed snake cuff and hammered bracelet, both price upon request, by LALAoUNIS, by special order at 212.439.9400; Amulet bangle, $12,750, by Elizabeth Locke at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. On him: Double-breasted jacket, $3,300, transparent tank top, price upon request, and high-waisted pants, $850, all at Dior Men, 185 Post St.; sandals, $800, at Hermès, 253 Post St.

Blue Hole Park in Tom Moore’s Jungle is a hidden maze of caves, grottos and natural pools located in Bermuda’s Hamilton Parish.

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On her: Silk dress, $3,595, and Willow earrings, $680, both by Chloé, similar styles at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St. On him: Dress suit, $4,125, and gilet, $1,095, both at Brunello Cucinelli, 116 Grant Ave.; cotton shirt, $190, at Vilebrequin, 75 Geary St.; Panama hat with ribbon, $520, and sandals, $800, both at Hermès, 253 Post St.; Gancini belt, $395, at Salvatore Ferragamo, 236 Post St.

The Gothic ruins of the famed Unfinished Church are a landmark in the town of St. George’s.

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On her: Denim cutout dress, $1,495, by Prabal Gurung, similar styles at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St.; Bay sandal, $110, by Sam Edelman at Nordstrom, Westfield San Francisco Centre; shell earrings, price upon request, at altuzarra.‌com; Amulet bangle, $12,750, by Elizabeth Locke at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St.; Aurélie bracelet, $420, at aureliebidermann.com. On him: Tri-Cable polo, $295, and Irish pants, $445, both at davidhartnyc.com; Apteros sandal, $200, at ancient-greek-sandals.‌com.

A classic Bermudian home in Smith’s Parish is typical of the vibrant hues residents often choose to paint their homes.

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On him: Knit shirt, $425, and trousers, $2,350, both at canali.‌com; sandals, $800, at Hermès, 253 Post St.; Gancini belt, $395, at Salvatore Ferragamo, 236 Post St. On her: Elsa bikini top, $175, by Araks at Anaise, 3686 20th St.; pleated midiskirt, $1,950, by Emilio Pucci at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St.; Tullio sandal, $1,095, by Altuzarra, similar styles at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St.; Lace ring, $1,430, and Claude bangle, $10,900, both by Nouvel Heritage at Hutchinson Fine Jewelry, 2213 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur; Ajoncs bracelet, $335, at aureliebidermann.‌com; coin charm bracelet, $60, at kennethjaylane.com.

Chapel Lane sits in historic St. George’s, an area that was settled in the early 1600s.

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On her: Dress, $4,180, etro.com. On him: Wide-leg trousers, $1,190, Louis Vuitton, Union Square.

Near Warwick Long Bay in Warwick Parish is Jobson’s Cove, a popular local beach. Its pink sands and soft waves make it feel like a secret hideaway.

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On him: Cotton shirt, $995, at Ermenegildo Zegna, 375 Sutter St.; Classic linen trouser, $495, at Ralph Lauren, 2040 Fillmore St.; sandals, $800, at Hermès, 253 Post St.; fedora, $410, at etro.com. On her: Becca bikini top, $212, by Haight at mytheresa.com; silk ruffled skirt, $1,690, by Oscar de la Renta at Nordstrom, Westfield San Francisco Centre; sandals, $795, by Paul Andrew at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St.; True Blue ring, $175, Diana bangle, $320, Aurélie bracelet, $420, and Ajoncs bracelet, all at aureliebidermann.com.


From whitewashed rooftops to the native Gombey dancers’ kaleidoscope costumes to the ruins of the Unfinished Church in St. George’s, Bermuda beckons. For this feature shoot, Modern Luxury’s fashion team scoured the island nation to discover the best hidden beaches and stunning coves. Beyond the vibrant backdrops, it’s the people that make Bermuda so special. From Southampton to Hamilton, their welcoming nature and warmth is what make this such a colorful place. Special thanks to Bermuda Tourism Authority, gotobermuda.com



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Photography by: Olivia Graham | Shot on location in hamilton and St. George’s, Bermuda | Hair by Eloise Cheung using R+Co | Makeup by Georgina Billington at Judy Casey using Charlotte Tilbury

Models: Bianca Gittens, Supreme Model Management; Loic Mabanza, Soul Artist Management