A BB never-ending summer essential

Malibù Poncho

The Malibù Poncho is a BB piece that is very special to me. It was the first piece of clothing I designed for my collections and it is our 2017 summer best seller – although I like to think of it as ‘season-less’. I designed it with the idea of creating a timeless piece for a nomadic woman – someone like me – and it embodied that laidback bohemian chic look of a 1970s Malibu girl. Maybe the design comes from the 70s subconsciously, but really, it comes from my heart.

Made from silk, lurex and cotton, the poncho embraces my #bbsneverendingsummer concept, with my signature fringing (of course!). With this piece, you can carry (and wear) the summer with you long after you’ve left the island. I don’t ever want my pieces to be limited to one place or one time of year. I want you to take them all over the world. Go from the plane to a party. Or from a beach to a bar to Burning Man. From work to dinner. Anywhere the mood takes you.

It’s also one of my favourite pieces to travel with worldwide. I went from wearing the Malibù Poncho in Ibiza this summer – by day over my beach outfit, by night with a glam dress – to wearing it [pictured] at Milan Fashion Week, where I style it totally differently, over my classic Givenchy pants (15 years old and so comfy!), flat black cuissard boots, a kitten print Miu Miu shirt and my mum’s vintage Blumarine hat from the 80s.

Speaking of hats – while I was in Milan, I was doing some buying for both my shop and another (as it’s still a secret project I can’t tell you about it right now, but I promise I will as soon as it’s official!), I came across these very cool handmade straw hats by emerging brand Montegallo, which I immediately fell in love with.

If you’re still chasing the Ibiza summer like me, you can still buy a Malibù Poncho in three boutiques on the island: BEACHOUSE Ibiza, Bambuddha and Heaven in Marina Botafoch. But don’t worry if you’re not in the neighbourhood – you can order one right here, right now, on my website. We deliver to BB girls around the world!