Island Dreaming | Summer 2023 Cover Story

The goal of our cover shoot was to inspire brides with wardrobe choices that fly under the radar—introducing you to vintage, sustainable, timeless pieces for your honeymoon or destination wedding. The Dutch island of Curaçao served as the backdrop for our model, Keyshla Roman, who played the bridal role in these pages.

 Luckily, packing for a Caribbean island tends to be on the light side, with mostly bikinis and beachy dresses, but a wedding adds an extra layer (and maybe even an extra suitcase) to the deal. That said, big, poofy ball gowns are out of the question unless you want to pay for freight. These coastal wardrobe options will glow up your Instagram feed as much as the turquoise waters and painted towns of Curaçao itself. Take heart and make beautiful memories!   

Two Palms Linen dress: Tommy Bahama
Silver bracelet: Pianagonda 
Vintage scarf espadrilles: Respoke 

Two Palms Linen dress: Tommy Bahama

Cotton beach dress: Tommy Bahama 
Western boots: Vintage

Poppy print cover up: Carlton Jones
Sunglasses: MCM 
Hat: Life BoutiqueThrift Shop—Brooklyn NY

Fringe dress: Milly
Sequins clutch: Figue

Fringe dress: Milly
Sequin clutch: Figue
Metallic gold sandals: Jimmy Choo

Silk satin top and wide leg trouser: Frederick Anderson
Metallic gold sandals: Jimmy Choo
Earrings: Pianegonda

Vintage Hermes scarf dress: Morphew Collection
Gold slides: Tkees
Straw clutch: Tommy Bahama 
Wooden bangles: Life Boutique Thrift Shop—Brooklyn, NY

Two Palms Linen dress: Tommy Bahama
Silver bracelet: Pianegonda

Victorian eyelet cotton dress: Morphew Atelier
Earrings: Pianegonda
Curacao Artist: Francis Sling

MODEL: Keyshla Roman for Celeste Model Mgmt.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Myrdith Leon-McCormack
FINE ARTIST: Francis Sling
MAKEUP ARTIST: Eloria Michelle
HAIR STYLIST: Debra Hare-Bey
CURAÇAO LOCATIONS: Livingstone Jan Thiel Beach Resort, Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant, and Zest Restaurant

Beaded slip dress with lace train used as veil: Theia Couture
Metallic gold sandals: Jimmy Choo

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