With its old-world charm, architecture and parades of candy-colored vintage cars Cuba has again become the go-to destination for the stylish Jet Setter. Grab your Mojito and join our chic style editor Tori Johnson, of ThesTORIbook.com as we visit a nation frozen in time.
SAVE ME A SEAT
Once considered the “Paris of the Caribbean,” Cuba’s architecture has been halted for 54 years leaving a country charmingly preserved in the 1950s. Bring a Havana-vibe into your living room with this vintage inspired couch by Lillian Howard for Hickory. Price Upon Request. Stowers Furniture.
FASHION FIRSTOver 700 guests of Karl Lagerfeld lined the runway on Paseo del Prado boulevard in Old Havana for the Chanel 2017 Resort collection. The designs captured the spirit of the Latin city with vibrant colors, straw fedoras, as well as the brand’s iconic tweeds. Photo courtesy of Chanel.
COCO LIBRELagerfeld paid homage to Ernesto “Che” Guevara, a prominent Cuban revolution figure of the late 1950s whose beret took on a symbolic meaning for the country and revolutionists around the world. Photo courtesy of Vogue.
CHANGE ONE’S STRIPES
Enjoy dinner at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in this striped, belted crepe de Chine gown by Carolina Herrera that adds just the right amount of color. $2890. Availability and photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
IT’S ALWAYS COCKTAIL HOURPlace your beverage of choice on these fun, linen cocktail napkins by designer Kate Hersch of August Morgan. $10 for set of four. Availability and photo courtesy of August Morgan.com
HATS OFF TO YOUShield yourself from the Caribbean sun in style with this Rag & Bone fedora with a twisted, knotted olive grosgrain ribbon band. $225. Availability and photo courtesy of Barney’s.
MIXED BAG OF TRICKSAlso inspired by Cuba, designer Elaine Turner’s Simona clutch from her Havana collection is made from cork and bamboo hardware. $198. Availability and photo courtesy of Elaine Turner.
TROPICAL HIEGHTS & DELIGHTSSophia Webster’s whimsical and light-hearted aesthetic is captured in these colorful shoes that will brighten your walk along Cuba’s tiled boulevards. $525. Availability and photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
TICKLED PINKSunday Somewhere’s “Vito” sunglasses get their name from Vito Corleone, the main character in Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. Handcrafted with a slim gold-tone frame, they are topped with glossy pink acetate that matches the tonal lenses. $390. Availability and photo courtesy of Net-A-Porter.
PALMY DAYS AHEADThis 18k white gold necklace from Roberto Coin’s Tiny Treasures Collection features a pave diamond palm tree pendant on a 16″ chain. $840. Availability and photo courtesy of Lee Michaels.
RUMBA READYVisit the famous Caberet Tropicana in this Johanna Ortiz “Cicilia” floral-print stretch-sateen skirt with its dramatic waterfall of cascading ruffles. $2400. Availability and photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
UP TO MY NECKScarves are a part of school children’s uniforms in Cuba through the 6th grade. Add a touch of elegance with a Hermes scarf to a simple linen beach dress for the perfect Cuban ensemble. $160. Availability and photo courtesy of Hermes.
EARRINGS IN FULL BLOOMThese earrings are sure to make a blooming statement with their cascading silk petals and 14k Gold Ear Hook. $328. Availability and photo courtesy of Cassandra Collections.
SWEET INDULGENCEInspired by the eternal optimist, the Pink Skies Ahead! chocolate box is perfect to celebrate the good things to come in Cuba. The box includes
an assortment of delicious gourmet chocolates. $56. Availability and photo courtesy of Maggie Louise Confections.