• The Interview: Lisa Marie Fernandez
    From Bali to Bodrum, the A-list’s favorite swimwear designer is a devotee of beach life. She talks the art of vacation style with EMILY CRONIN

    Photographs by FRANÇOIS DISCHINGER

    I spend every second I can on the beach," says Lisa Marie Fernandez. "I was just in Panama and it was the most beautiful place." And later this summer? "I want to go to Montenegro. And Beirut, Bodrum, Mykonos…"

    Lucky for Fernandez, it's all research. Tawny-skinned with big, beachy hair, the designer makes a convincing case for a life filled with sand and sun.

    A freelance stylist before her name became synonymous with luxury swimwear, Fernandez's second career developed after she detected the re-emergence of '80s trends and saw how

    Kaftan by Oscar de la Renta; bracelet by Monica Vinader


    NAME: Lisa Marie Fernandez

    PROFESSION: Stylist and swimwear designer

    MY FAVORITE FOOTWEAR: Manolo Blahnik pumps for the
    city, Ancient Greek Sandals for
    the beach

    MY GO-TO LABELS: Alaïa, Givenchy, Céline, Hermès

    MY FAIL-SAFE PIECE: My bikinis, of course, and my terry cloth poncho to throw over them

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