We absolutely love global citizen and style maker Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti. She’s the visionary and driving force behind the multifaceted world of Vivre. By focusing on living with style through carefully cultivated collections of one-of-a-kind and unexpected pieces found around the world, Eva has created an alternate universe of fantastic escape via a highly personalized shopping experience. With a growing online presence, Vivre.com offers hundreds of new products each season, as well as new editorial stories every week.
Stay tuned to Vivre's closet—found in our Retailers section—for special offers, new products and fabulous tips! Just in time for Labor Day (and in our case, time at the beach), we caught up with Eva and asked her a few questions about looking great in the final weeks of summer.
CC: What should a woman wear to a fabulous summer evening party? Color? Fabric? Style? Accessories? Shoes?
Eva: I really think summer is all about playing with color. From fun jewelry to a flowy top with white jeans, summer dressing should be about being adventurous and having movement in your clothing.
CC: How can a woman wear a swimsuit with style? What accessories, jewelry (a simple gold chain?), shoes, and even clothing works over a swimsuit?
Eva: I think you have to be careful when it comes to accessorizing a bathing suit, as it is easy to overdue it. I think a long bohemian-looking necklace is very chic with a bathing suit. I also love the simplicity of a long linen shirt, partly open.
CC: How do you transition from a day on the beach to evening cocktails?
Eva: For me it is about adding a bit of glamour, whether it be through my jeweled flats or a fabulous cuff. It can be as simple as adding a necklace or two, carrying a fantastic clutch, putting your hair down and adding a bit of lipstick.
CC: Is there anything new to say about footwear at the beach?
Eva: Absolutely no heels at the beach! I do love espadrilles and think you should pick fun colorful shoes to show off your pedicure! I love metallics but always in flats.
CC: Tunics and caftans? What fabrics work? Any new colors or prints to watch out for this summer? Is there a new way to wear them? Are they done?
Eva: There are a few looks that I love when it comes to tunics or caftans; Either very long and open, sleeves cuffed with fabulous jeweled flats or short linen, maybe even belted. I also love sheer caftans with colorful embroidery.
CC: And finally, what’s your favorite thing about Closet Couture?
Eva: What is not to love? It is a fantastic and very fresh concept and encourages creativity in all of us…and for those who are not feeling so creative, there are experts readily available to ensure you are always looking your best!
Turquoise necklace and metallic sandal above, courtesy of Vivre.com.