Winter can really blow in the Northeast. Not unlike birds, preppies migrate south for the season. Boca Grande, Palm Beach, and Lyford Cay are my favorite warm weather sanctuaries that resuscitate during the wintertime. Some fly down on just weekends, others stay for the entire season. While the migration south means sun and tropical climates, it also connotes an island sensibility when getting dressed. Stubbs are king, bright prints en vogue, and go-to-hell hues a secret handshake for the initiated. Anything goes. I was fortunate to escape down to Lyford Cay earlier in the season (thank heaven for gracious friends) for a much needed respite from Manhattan's bitter wind-chill.
Last year, Quadrille, the venerable purveyor of decorative fabrics and wall-coverings, quietly announced their foray into women's fashion. I photographed their introductory campaign last January in Lyford, where the neighborhood is literally covered in their quintessential island prints. Alixe Laughlin produced the shoot and we really aimed to keep it simple. Hopefully the collection will inspire warmer thoughts, or better yet, rouse a much needed trip south.