All posts tagged: fashion

#DGLovesAruba

Dolce&Gabbana presents a capsule collection inspired by the colorful and charming Aruba, ignited by the island’s colors of summer and warm temperatures that invite us to dress more relaxed without losing elegance. This limited collection of accessories in rich floral prints highlights atmospheres of the most glamorous coastal cities around the world: Miami to Cannes… Saint Tropez and the splendid beaches of Cancun in the Mexican Caribbean… the energizing Spanish coast–Puerto Banús… the romanticism of Capri and Porto Cervo. With the characteristic DNA of Dolce&Gabbana accessories–ranging from mini bags, phone cases, beach bags and maxi silk scarves–these pieces are part of making summer 2015 a summer to remember. I love how you can see and read all the locations on the map, makes me smile seeing some of my favorite places in Aruba being highlighted, seeing the flamingos that I always portray on my pictures. I think it was a grand gesture of Dolce&Gabbana to dedicate this capsule collection to Aruba, it warms your heart… specially if you are in love with this island like I …

PANAMA HAT GIVEAWAY WITH ARTESANO

Hello everyone! I am proud to partner with Artesano this summer, I’m sure you have seen me on Instagram sporting their elegant and fun panama hats. We’ve been having so much fun and we have seen and read so many positive reactions to all the pictures with the hats that we decided to give away one to a lucky follower, it could be a beautiful women’s hat for her or it could be for him! You all can participate!  Visit Artesano’s website to take a look at their big and beautiful selection of hand made hats. With more than 50 beautiful models for him and her I’m sure you are going to have a hard time choosing just one.

THE BEACH TOWEL BY GRAY MALIN

These oversized towel by Gray Malin, my favorite photographer if you don’t know by now,  are the must-have item of the summer. What’s spcial about them? Well, besides featuring Gray Malin’s artwork, these towels are bigger than your usual beach towel, So you have an idea, they’re bigger than a twin size bed (42″ x 74″), that means, a man like me (6’3″) fits on it comfortably and I can also have some company 🙂 They feature the beautiful and glamorous beaches of St. Tropez and they’re a limited edition, so I suggest you get them now!  Click here to learn more about this towels! Follow Gray Malin on Instagram and here to follow me just in case you haven’t done it already :p

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!

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 …

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 …

Getting Ready for Summer 2015

So, I was lucky enough to be the first man blogging about the new MOBO swimwear line for men. Dear Friend Keren brought me a pair of their zungas and they are colorful, confortable, the fit is perfect, the lining is really good inside. Teh classic floral print is always a perfect choice fo rthe beahc,a dds that pop of color against the white sand or the turquoise waters. You need to check them out as soon as tehy’re released this summer. Mobo swimweasr is a Must Have. Now, the tank top here is everything, it is Algae Miami, new brand, beautiful brand, I got a few pieces from them but THIS TANK is just too much, and the color is on point. Algae describes this tan as “A throwback to 90’s dancehall and roots rock reggae. Its versatile, great for layering, and perfect for sweltering summers”. To me thsi tank is one of those pieces ALL your friends will ask you: Where did you get it? I love it. Now, you go get it! you need it! One of …

Pantone Colorwear by Flavio Melchiorre

  Pantone Colorwear recently did a collaboration with the award-winning Italian designer Flavio Melchiorre, the result is a colorful explosion of forms and figures, quite detailed, whimsical… a showstopper for sure. I was lucky to get my hands on one of these t-shirts.   Visit Pantone Colorwear to purchase this item and remember to follow me on instagram. Pictures by Ayrton Tromp

Bayahibe & Trasa

So, I was lucky enough to be followed by the people of Bayahibe on tumblr. I didn’t know who they were but now I’m really interested. They have beautiful prints, specially this butterfly one that I’m obsessing over. Bayahibe is a beach located in the Dominican Republic where they got their inspiration for developing this brand. The price range is about USD $106. Now, browsing on tumblr I’ve found this australian brand named Trasa, they have their new collection out ( it is summer down under ) and I fell for this pair of trunks, they have it in different colors but this coral one is really cool. They look a bit 90s which is good. They give me a california vibe in the 90s. what do you think? Make sure you check both brands.