A magazine dedicated to all things ocean and the people that love it prints an excerpt from FB2M. We jump to a chapter near the end of the book and experience that bone chilling adventure of living through a 125 M.P.H. hurricane in the North Atlantic. Forty foot waves pummel the Indian Trader as she attempts to stay afloat in the middle of the hurricane of the century.
Stripe it right! Text: Linda Drabova Images: style.com
Daydreaming about a sailing adventure in paradise while reading From Boys 2 Men, about a two year journey around the world, I started thinking on ways to cheer or summer up my wardrobe for this upcoming season. Well ahoy, the answer is of course stripes! Not only are they native to California but the spring fashion shows seemed to adorn a stripy nautical trend in many different variations. I especially enjoyed Prada’s yellow-black striped hat and Jill Sander’s blue and white vertical patterned summer dress. There was also the clown-like styling of striped pieces at the Junya Watanabe runway show along with the anticipated / typical commando of striped body suits of Sonia Rykiel’s collection.
Influenced by these and many other savvy leaders setting the stripe mode, I pursued a fashion investigation at San Diego’s Fashion Valley for more monetarily accessible equivalents. With a luck of the draw, I didn’t have to search long. Brands like Lacoste, J.Crew, H&M, Anthropology and Guess all offer an abundant selection of sailor like items. I encourage you to follow the nautical look first popularized by Coco Chanel in the 1920s. Just remember to “stripe it right”, meaning do not over do it. One piece at a time is enough to take this retro chic look the right way.