The Designer:

With spring just around the corner, I simply must introduce you to my current favorite swimwear designer. I don’t use this word often, but I am truly obsessed with Lisa Marie Fernandez (LMF) swimsuits. You may remember me donning a similar LMF bikini in this Tuscany post.

The American stylist turned into a designer with the launch of her eponymous swimwear line. And she did not do so subtlety! LMF took swimsuits in a whole new direction. Inspired by scuba wear, the designer has brought a modern, athletic aesthetic to swimsuits, while still keeping them feminine, sleek, and sexy. The line has gained a global cult following, with celebrities and everyday women alike singing the praises of the pieces. The LMF swimsuits are both flattering and comfortable. They have no underwires or padding, but somehow hold everything perfectly and comfortably in place. You really do have to try them to feel the difference!

My personal favorite style is the Louise-Marie bikini. I own it in this black and white version, as well as this turquoise and white version. I like to call it the bikini version of a DVF wrap dress. The wrap nature of the style means that you can always adjust it to get that perfect fit.

I’ve found the best places to shop for LMF pieces online are Moda Operandi, Net-a-Porter, and Shopbop. Also, while researching LMF pieces for this post, I stumbled upon this new-to-me printed one piece at the Outnet (at a great discount!), which she did in collaboration with another designer I dig, Peter Pilotto.

Have you ever tried her swimsuits? I’d love to hear your thoughts if so! If not, here is a gathering of some of my favorite LMF pieces for your perusal:



(Details on my look below…)

The Look:

Lisa Marie Fernandez Marie-Louise bikini (here and here) / Eugenia Kim do not disturb hat (here and here, but currently sold out; other options here, here, and here) / Thierry Lasry Lively sunglasses (here) / Nars jungle red lipstick (here) / OPI big red apple nail polish (here)



Update 4/6/15:
Eugenia Kim “Do Not Disturb” hat is now available online! Shop the hat here, here, here, and here


Photos taken by the super talented Ed Kavishe of Fashion Wire Press on location at Epic Hotel in Miami, a Kimpton property


  1. Jane says:

    Amazing look Carrie! Love the black and white bikini set! And the hat is simply perfect!!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Jane! 🙂

  2. Fiona says:

    No way! This hat is soooo cool. So sad it’s already sold out!

    x Fiona
    Daniel Wellington Giveaway

    1. Carrie says:

      I know! Keep an eye out though, as I caught it when it popped back up on Moda Operandi. 🙂

  3. Krystal says:

    You look amazing! Obsessed with that hat!

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thanks so much, K! 🙂

  4. Helen Chik says:

    Absolutely loved this sunhat on Gary Pepper Girl and you look amazing in it too!

    Thanks for sharing this! Would love if you could drop by as I am running a Daniel Wellington Giveaway!

    Helen xx

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Helen!

  5. isabel says:

    wow!!! u look amazing!!!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Isa!

  6. Savannah says:

    I am in love with that hat!!!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Savannah!

  7. whitney says:

    What a cute swimsuit and I just love the hat!! Perfect for Miami.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Whitney! Isn’t it fun?

  8. Kaye Beeh says:

    Wow, I love the cut of the swimsuit 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, Kaye!

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