Eric Javits – NYFW Spring/Summer 2016

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Hope everyone’s started planning their summer vacations by now. Okay, okay, perhaps not in the literal sense that requires actual planning. But, surely, as some of us are trudging through snow and others rain, we’ve at least begun to daydream of sandy beaches, mai tai’s in hand and sun-kissed days spent lounging by the pool.

Ah, that sounds good, no? Make it happen and speed things up by at least taking into account your getaway wardrobe! After all, why wait till May when it’s certainly gorgeous right now in Miami and Palm Springs. Heck, be adventurous and head to Cancun or South of the Equator to Brazil or Fiji. Perfect beach and poolside weather!

Fashion vacation musts of course include swimsuits and the most glamorous wide-brimmed, floppy hats. Make your look work for the beach as well as walking around for a fun-filled day of shopping around town. In other words, make sure it’s a design by Eric Javits.

His designs have been spotted on celebs like Beyonce and Blue Ivy, RiRi, Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, Lorde, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Garner and, y’know ME… just to name a few. Stars have also worn them in numerous films and TV shows, including SEX AND THE CITY, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, DYNASTY, BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES and oh, hey, a little show yours truly worked on GOSSIP GIRL. (That’s right: xoxo, you know you love me.)

This past September, in the midst of NYFW SS16, I was invited to check out the designer’s collection in a colorful presentation held at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Long a fan, I was thrilled to meet the man behind my favorite sunwear. Wearing a crisp white suite, he graciously greeted and chatted with everyone, showing off his latest designs for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2016. Colorful, playful, healthy (he always uses 50+ UPF Sun Protection) – not to mention packable (he created the Squishee material in 1995), his hats are the epitome of sophistication and elegance.

His line also includes stunning handbags and wallets. Perfect while out on the go at, say a tropical resort.

Standouts include visors with fun, trendy trims, gorgeous bucket bags and my absolute favorite: a wide brimmed coral floppy hat with stunning cutouts. So chic!

Of course, for those of us not quite in the summer mood, there are plenty of fall and winter designs to crave as well. You can find Eric Javits sold at numerous high-end retailers (Neiman’s, Saks, Bloomies, Nordstrom) — or of course check out his line at www.ericjavits.com. Happy shopping!

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