Month: May 2015

THESE PANTS!

You know, quoting Air Supply; “Just when I thought I was over you..” Ralph Lauren adds these pants to their new summer collection… I mean, I did floral/print pants a while back, I’m talking 2012 when it was a new thing and I thought it was interesting and fun to spice it up by wearing these pants, then I got a new pair in 2013 because there were more options in different stores and then the last was last December, after that one I said to myself – This pair is the last pair I buy… Until I saw these. Do I need to go on detail and describe them? I don’t think so… just look at them. Enjoy. Floral Poplin Eaton Pant Crafted in Italy from crisp cotton poplin, our floral Eaton pant is tailored for a modern, slim-leg silhouette…and a showstopper!

Taylor Chestnut by Made in Mayhem

A case for all your cords, accessories and tablet while travelling or communing. This sophisticated case is fully lined with our signature polka dot chambray fabric. This premium full grain vegetable tanned leather has a very smooth and semi glossy wax finish. The leather will become smoother and slightly darker with time and wear. Personally, since I got this beautiful clutch I never leave him without it, I put everything I need inside; wallet, iphone charger, phone, et cetera. It is the perfect size, it looks amazing, has a vintage look without looking too old, you know what I mean? and the smell is amazing, you know? That leather smell that intoxicates you… I love it. I will recommend you get one, it is a quality product, and if you want it you can have it with a discount thanks to the king :p Just use the code “Caribbean15” Until June 30th, 2015. You’re welcome! Visit Made In Mayhem clicking here!

Bond, Pink Bond…

I have to say when I got this pair of Pink Bonds by Bluemint I was really impressed with the cut and the tailored fit. It is for sure their more refined and stylish short yet. The sophisticated look, the modern cut for those who don’t like the old classic elastic waistband and the price are the three things that stand out for me as swimwear collector. In short: They look great, the fit is flattering, not baggy or puffy, the finishing is impeccable, they’re short but not not crazy short, and the quality of their products is always the best, not only the fabric but the zippers and the lining. This are a must have. I’ve been following Bluemint for over a year now and I am very happy to see how they’re evolving, becoming a big name in the swimwear game. You can buy this shorts clicking here!

INTERVIEW on #NextStopCoconut

NextStopCoconut is a website created to inspire your next Caribbean Getaway. Recently they approached me for an interview to get some insights of Aruba that you won’t find on any blog or travel agency and also to get to know me on a more personal level. To read the full interview just click on the image below!

GIVEAWAY! The Style Chamber, Velorum and The King!

Soo.. I have a new giveaway running on my instagram. The people from The Style Chamber and Velorum team up with me to give a lucky follower one of these 4 fantastic designs by the talented designer Suhail Matar, head of Velorum Design and Tailoring. How to participate is so simple… just visit  www.instagram.com/christianbendek look for any of this pictures, follow the instructions in the caption and voila! You will be participating! Winner will be announced on The Style Chambe’s Instagram Account next Sunday May 24th, 2015. Good Luck kids!

Vilebrequin’s Starlet shorts

I could write about the specs of a swim trunk or instead, I could tell you how great they are in simple words.  First of all, they are a little shorter than the usual classic Moorea, it’s a modern twist that is on-trend right now and looks good and sexy and even thou The Master, that’s how these shorts are called, has been since 1996, these kind of short shorts have become more popular in the past 5 years.  Everyday, men are exploring new territories in fashion and these short shorts are the best example. I mean, if you have great legs why not show them off a little? It is always great to have variety in your closet, if you already have a Moorea, this pair would be a great addition to your collection. They feature really masculine colors and a nautical theme pattern. From the new collection these are my favorites, the girl working in the Vilebrequin store at the Renaissance Mall in Aruba showed them to me the minute I told her I was looking for new shorts. I guess everybody …

Beach Buddies

A towel is a beach essential, you can use it for drying off after enjoying yourself in the water, or t lie on on the sand. Beach Towels can be useful while changing clothes at the beach, and for wiping sand from your body when you are ready to go back to the hotel or home. To do all that you need a big, durable and reliable towel. Meet Vilebrequin‘s Sieste Towel, it’s a big, soft and absorbent. Those three basic attributes are the most important in a beach towel, whereas the Sieste is much more than that; Sieste comes with a pocket where you can place an inflatable cushion that comes with the towel, you can take a nice siesta and relax comfortably anywhere you go. You can also fold the towel and place it inside this pocket, close it and carry the towel easily inside your beach bag, it is so practical and saves you a lot of space, you alsocan use it as a pillow, I mean, this towel is so functional, it’s the best beach towel you can buy, you’ll thank me for this suggestion, …

For the Caribbean Queens

At the beach, time is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the moment, plan by the tides and follow the sun. Vilebrequin women’s is a colorful and stylish collection of bikinis, board shorts, resort wear and accessories with Vilebrequin’s modern luxury aesthetic. What I found interesting and practical is that they sell the pieces separately, so you can choose a top from a size and then the bottom in the size that fits you best. How cool is that? Fabiola is wearing in the picture the Gingham seersucker top and the Gingham seersuck bottom. it’s a beautiful and very feminine bikini that is also comfortable and classic looking, to me it kinda has this pin-up kind of look that makes it so cool and timeless. Vilebrequin has many beautiful, fun and glamorous options for women, click here to browse their entire online catalogue and be the Caribbean Queen wherever you go!

The Perfect Blue Shirt

Resort wear is a year-round fashion season, and Vilebrequin has the perfect options in their ready-to-wear collections. From Saint Tropez to Aruba, Martinique and Thailand, to the Costa Brava in Spain, St. Barths and all the Caribbean Islands, resort wear popularity is growing quickly. It’s a style that signifies luxury, relaxation, and appreciation of nature, travel and holidays. I see this year-round fashion daily in the Caribbean from tourists all around the world. Americans, Europeans, South Americans, etc., once it starts getting cold on their side of the world they all go on vacay looking for the warmth of the Caribbean. From Swim-shorts, polos and linen shirts, to light tops and dresses for women, cruise wear is exclusive in its function and construction design. I chose from Vilebrequin’s new collection two beautiful shirts, a classic terry cotton polo in royal blue and a linen short sleeved shirt in blue. The terry is a classic, with its unique fabric texture, so comfortable and dressy at the same time, perfect to go to the beach or grab cocktails at night. What I like the most about this polo shirt is how fresh it is during the …

SUMMER ALL YEAR LONG

Vilebrequin, the most iconic swimwear brand to date, was created in 1971 in Saint Tropez by Fred Prysquel. The name Vilebrequin, which means “crankshaft”, gets its name from the creator’s passion for cars.The pronunciation is a bit tricky if you don’t know a little french, it goes something like: Vil-bre-ken. Back in the 70s the swim briefs were the popular style, Fred Prysquel revolutionized the swimwear fashion designing colorful shorts made out of spinnaker canvas and a cut inspired by surfer’s trunks. It quickly became popular on the beaches of Saint Tropez and from there to the world. With three collections a year; Spring – Summer, High-Summer – Autumn, over 100 colors, patterns and prints to choose from. It is clear why Vilebrequin is on top of the game in luxury swimwear. In the beautiful Caribbean, we enjoy the easy summer weather permanently and swim-shorts are like a second skin to me. This week I’m proud to partner with Vilebrequin and show you my favorite pieces from the new collection and enjoy together this “Summer All year Long” in the Caribbean Sea. …

The Passion of the Chris

So… what am I wearing in this beautiful sunny day? Well, I got a new pair of Velorum shorts, available at The Style Chamber, you can click here to check them out! They’re designed by Suhail Al Shukaili. The elements in the short are mixed with bright colors and pastels inspired by the Seychelles islands. They come with an elastic waistband to adapt weather you gain or lose weight, which i think is always a great feature. They have a very distinctive drawstring and they’re Made in the UAE. The iphone case is by Lecimes, a new brand that I’m supporting, you have to check them out, this watermelon one is my favorite, i think is so fresh, summery, fun… you can buy it clicking here! The suntan lotion is D”luchi, it’s 100% natural made of carrots and cinnamon, helps me keep my tan, smells so good and feels good. You just have to try it. The sunglasses and tank top have been featured in previous blog posts, so I invite you to keep browsing to learn more!     Remember to like my …

Arthur Ios by Bluemint

Here we have the Arthur IOS by Bluemint, a current take on a traditional paisley with soft lines and delicate colors. Paisley is been on trend for a couple of years now. I love the pink because when you are really tanned, after a few days at the beach, this shorts pop and they look amazing when you have a nice color in your skin, if you are dark skinned then this are perfect for you no matter what. Arthur is their signature swim short, defined by a relaxed construction and its special soft touch. With all its hip patterns, Arthur hangs around with you from the beach until the sunset lounge. – Mid length short – Regular fit – Elastic waist band – Side and back pockets – Quick drying and peach touch fabric – Bespoke Italian fabrics – Sizes S-M-L-XL-XXL-XXXL You can by this shorts clicking here!  Remember to like my facebook page! 

Kiss me Once: Lip Print by Quid and Buck

So… browsing thru tumblr I stumbled upon this lip print speedo. It was to me the coolest print I’ve seen in a while. Luckily the picture had the name of the brand, it was Quid and Buck, I’ve never heard of them until that day. I looked for them on IG and found them and the rest is history… Now They’re in Aruba with me and I love them. You can buy them here and follow Quid and Buck on IG here Follow me on IG here or like my facebook page here to get your daily dose of holidays and beach life!

Haze & Velorum, a perfect look!

Soo… Check out this sunglasses! Haze Collection 2015, the golden mirror is just perfect for the beach, the shape, this outlined look, how light they are… this was love at first sight since I browsed their new 2015 collection. You can do it here. They’re called Fuze and they deserve a fuss… cause they’re really soemthing. They stand out from all the new collections I have seen. A must have this summer if you ask the king. Get them 205 off with the promo code “bendek”. Now the shorts I’m wearing here today are the new summer collection from Velorum, all the way from Dubai to the beautiful island of Aruba. Velorum shorts have a distinctive shape, very comfortable, they come with pockets, they’re a great product; fabric dries fast, they have a waist cord to adjust and tighten. Now, did you see the print? This cool one eyed sun and popsicle? How cool and different and weird but weird good, you know? I just love the print so much, so summerish, so fresh and now …