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Back in high-school, all the chic girlies laid out on the quad or flaunted their post-holiday tans in cult brand Miguelina. Well, blast-from-the-past alert—designer Miguelina Gambaccini's back with a new resort '11 line, Honeymoon, that's already on our wish-list for our next warm-weather trip. The Dominican-born beauty had been MIA the past couple seasons focusing on her charitable endeavors, working hand-in-hand on the ground with the Middle East Children's Institute to promote sustainable manufacturing industry in Jordan. Though Gambaccini had still been producing collections on a lower-scale, Honeymoon is the first step in rebuilding her fashion following. The dreamy lookbook, masterminded and modeled by Cali it-girl Natalie Obradovich, has overexposed snaps of a Gatsby-esque couple on an island getaway—WASP summer house style. We're obsessing over the gauzy coverups, lacy caftans, shockingly bright bikinis, and intricately woven tunics that inject a little Ibiza into New England (peep the summer-campy braided straps glammed up in bright neon), all of which we could effortlessly stuff into our weekender for a complete travel-ready wardrobe with or without a fiancée.
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