Monday, July 21, 2014

Thank you Prime Minister for your courage

I have been sitting on this beach every day looking at my children playing in the sand and feeling so lucky I can hug and kiss them whenever I want, and thinking of the poor parents out in Holland, Australia, England, Malaysia and many other places who have lost their loved ones this week in Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 which was shot down over the Ukraine.

I am so proud of my adopted country's leader, Mr. David Cameron, who is forcefully speaking out against Russia. Read more HERE. I will write about fashion again, but for the moment I think it is extremely important that we not forget about this tragedy - instead I hope it will force us as countries to re-examine our moral values and remind ourselves of the great generations before us who have fought to the death for our principles and freedom of speech.

British pilots in World War II

American Air Force Pilot

American pilots in World War II

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Maldives day 3 - the most peaceful place on earth?

I think there are about 30 guests on this island right now - but we never see anyone

snorkeling with mini lemon sharks - this little guy is in 5 cm deep water and thankfully he is very scared of me

Friday, July 18, 2014

What to wear on a day like this

Two days after almost 300 men, women, mums, dads, grandparents and children were killed by thugs while their plane flew over Eastern Ukraine, I can't write about frivolous stuff. More than 150 Dutch are dead, but nationalities don't matter in disasters like this. Every single one of those people on board had someone out there who loves them and who will mourn and miss them for many years to come. President Obama was right to warn Europe that this tragedy shows us we are not isolated from wars in foreign places no matter how unimportant we may consider such conflicts to our daily lives. Sooner or later the pathetic war mongering thugs and the "local" conflicts come to right to our doorstep, and it is the duty of our elected leaders to prevent such devastation before we bury more innocent children and their families.

The Maldives Day 1 and 2

My first fashion thought this morning was I want to steal this robe. It's nothing like normal robes in heavy toweling fabric with even heavier shawl collars - this was lovely. I didn't steal it because I thought I could just steal buy it at the next resort -  but having now arrived at the next resort I realize I should have struck while the iron was hot, because the print on the robes here in Landaa Giraavaru is far less lovely.

Resort number 1: The Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

Resort number 1: The Four Seasons Kuda Huraa - view from our villa.

Then a rickety old sea plane to the next Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru

Villa pool at Landaa Giraavaru - I have a feeling when this vacation is over I will be really sick of turquoise.

And here is the first of the threatened promised JDCamicetta snaps. My way old (but good) silk jersey Fiona dress and knees at resort number 1.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jackie holiday style

I rushed that last post. I was waiting for the new washing machine to arrive. My first few days without a helper have not been as romantic as I expected. I have yet to cook my husband dinner because I have been washing socks and underpants by hand after the machine broke on Thursday. On the bright side my forearms are showing fresh muscle definition after hours of wringing out soaking wet towels.

What I was trying to say is that I don't like wearing a costume on holiday. But these famous pictures of Jackie Kennedy on holiday in Capri explain that far more eloquently than I did.

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Even when she went a little bit more adventurous with a printed gypsy skirt, she pared it down with a simple black top which makes the outfit just as suitable for a stroll in Manhattan.

I don't know where she is in this picture, and this dress is probably too formal for a lot of beach holidays. But if you go to Italy you can take a dress like this anywhere.


This picture is interesting. Jackie is in her every day sporty cool style but her friend (can't tell if that's her sister) has donned a special vacation garment, some sort of (probably very expensive) kaftan. But to me she looks like she is wearing a costume, and that's not how I want to look on my holiday.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Packing is easy with JDCamicetta

Sandals, a few pairs of white shorts, and a breezy JDCamicetta Joanne top. Literally every top and dress in my suitcase is JDCamicetta.

Fiona looking cool in our JDCamicetta boyfriend cover up.

You can't read a magazine in the month of July without being subjected to articles on what to pack for holiday. I wonder if anyone ever buys any of those special holiday clothes that you cannot wear anywhere else. If you are new to I LOVE FASHION you may not know I have a small company with my friend Jane and we make dresses and tops. Our clothes are designed to work both in the city and on the beach. All you need to do is change your shoes and your bag. I am planning to bore you with daily JDCamicetta snaps from the beach in the Maldives.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sunday morning reading mags

thank you Tatler!!!!!!!!! 

Something to discuss over Sunday lunch and a glass of rosé

no, no, no! you've got it all wrong - this is not an advertisement to sell you bags. This is a curated series of photography!

Yes they do.  Mental note : MUST go back to Amalfi coast, the most beautiful place on earth.