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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Summer is fast approaching and more than ever I feel the urge to inject as much colour as physically possible into my wardrobe (like I needed a reason) and naturally, that means swimwear is first on the list. The black maillots have been safely tucked away for next season and instead, electric blue has taken it's place. The rainbow of leathers and oversized sunglasses in Manila's Louis Vuitton are delectable to say the least - every girl's dream poolside accessories (poolside, meaning delicately placed ever so gently on my striped faux towel so as to carefully admire it's beauty from an appropriate distance). When I was invited to shoot some of these amazing pieces (and after laughing about the fact I share the same name as the Louis Vuitton menswear designer) I couldn't resist the opportunity to head to the water, the Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag in the most delightful, summery shade of yellow and the Alyssa glitter shades instantly became the epitome of my summer. Personally, I'm a fan of the LV monogram and the incredible travel pieces that it's found upon but seeing these designs with the barely-there logo has struck a chord with the minimal me. When you throw in a rainbow headscarf and yes, I'm calling the headscarf as the ultimate summer accessory* you have yourself a picture perfect poolside ensemble.

Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag, Alyssa Black with Glitter Sunglasses, Valentino Headscarf, Topshop Bikini

Photos: Pip Harwood

*So as to save much needed funds for the new swimsuit overhaul I suggest you visit your local fabric wholesaler and make one yourself! Here's one I made.