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    • Orla's Top Tips for Swimwear Shopping

      navy swimsuit surrounded by holiday items such as a sun hat, sun glasses, a navy and white purse, a gold and navy bangle, st tropez sun tanner

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    • Ask The Expert -The Perfume Studio

      Perfume to most of us is very personal, we may have an array of perfumes we choose from daily or we may have a go to signature scent. Either way, Fragrance is a magical little thing with the power to evoke memories good and bad; inspires fantasies and tell others a little bit about you are with just a turn of the head.
      Perhaps you have always wondered if it was possible to create your own perfume? The answer is most definitely YES.
      Where are you asking?Let us introduce, The Perfume Studio
      The renowned company began over ten years ago with the aim of bringing the art of bespoke perfumery to everyone through providing exclusive consultations for those looking to build and create their own unique and special perfume.
      We were all so intrigued by the process that we arranged for Perfume Stylist Benjamin Janousek to spend an afternoon at Odabash HQ so he could provide a one-to one fragrance consultation with Melissa.

      During the afternoon Melissa was able to sample each blend while Benjamin was on hand to offer fantastic knowledge of the properties which encompass within each blend and at the same time provided fabulous guidance which enabled Melissa to build her own unique and special fragrance.

      Benjamin was equipped with an exquisite range of blends sourced from the world’s finest ingredients and Melissa was able to learn from him all about the range and how it includes musky notes to fruity top notes- all inclusive of the fine fragrance blends which represent the entire spectrum of human emotion.

      Benjamin spoke about how important it was to identify and appreciate the type of note each blend is from, explaining that top notes which although won’t last long, make a very memorable first impression and middle notes which are arguably the most important part of a fragrance and set the tone.
      To base notes which form the body of a fragrance and can last for a very long time and while base notes are not vital to a fragrance, for those who are seeking longevity they are exceptionally popular.

      After much deliberation and consideration Melissa decided upon her favourite blends, Benjamin was then able to create Melissa her own bespoke fragrance, where she was given a beautiful bottle alongside a travel size roller ball.

      We would like to thank Benjamin enough for providing such a wonderful afternoon full of fabulous guidance and knowledge into the Perfume industry! It was so great to learn something we previously knew so little about! We cannot recommend The Perfume Studio enough for a truly one of a kind experience which is hard to find elsewhere.

      Where can you enjoy the experience yourself?
      The Perfume Studio can be enjoyed nationwide at a variety of venues as well as Flagship Master classes held in London & Manchester. They also offer a verity of luxurious exclusive private consultations, including 'A Day with a Perfumer' and 'The Ultimate Experience' delivered at the comfort of your own home. Sounds divine to us!

      If you fancy something a bit more sociable they also offer group consultations where you can enjoy the perfume experience whether it be a birthday party or perhaps a hen party.

      Be sure to check out The Perfume studio which provides a clear and detailed insight into the wonderful perfume experiences they have to offer.

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    • Destination Looks- June

      For this month's destination post, we are providing a sneak peak into some of our favourite hotels in the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia. Synonymous with it's gorgeous white sandy beaches, Sardinia is a breathtaking Mediterranean island of rolling hills, dramatic mountains and crystal clear waters, as well as charismatic towns, forested valleys and picture-book harbours.
      Not only does it take first place as the most picture perfect Island in the Mediterranean, it oozes the super chic vibe which makes it a perfect match for your Odabash holiday wardrobe. Shop no where else but below for the most sophisticated holiday look there is.

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    • The Holiday Edit: By Melissa





      With the soaring temperatures and sun shining in London, we can’t help but dream of lounging by a roof top pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand. While the booked holiday seems like a life time away, we like to be extra organised at Odabash HQ.
      So, in true organisation mode Melissa picks out her current favourite holiday essentials. We have everything covered from the sun hat, a fab beach bag and a cute bikini to show of that golden tan. Scroll down to shop Melissa’s Holiday Edit.








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    • The Honeymoon Edit

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      Your honeymoon is often the most important, and memorable, holiday you’ll take, and ensuring you take the right clothes and accessories will only mean more time for making memories and less time fretting about what to wear.

      If you’re heading off on a blissful beach honeymoon, invest in well-fitting, stylish bikinis and swimsuits, the Martinique personalised embroidered bikini is the perfect way to enter blissful married life. The white bikini features gold toned trim detailing on the hips of the brief, which will compliment your first initial of your surname on the back of the bikini brief in small crystals or embroidery. The Tuscany or the Phuket look good too and make sure to pack beautiful kaftans and light summer dresses to ensure you look chic throughout your honeymoon travels. Our collection really is full of an array of beach wear which would take you from the beach to the cocktail bar, but we particularly love the Sabena, the June and the Petra for a girly feminine look.

      We can ensure you it really does make a difference to embrace the honeymoon romance and invest in some striking new swimwear you love and will feel comfortable in. You want to feel confident and amazing on your Honeymoon, not jumping behind a towel as soon as you're off your sun lounger, and some new, flattering swimwear should do the trick.

      You must not forget your stylish accessories to compliment your look and leave you with a sophisticated and polished beach look, a stylish sun hat and a selection of sarongs and beach bags and clutches are essential for a beach honeymoon, so you can move seamlessly from beach to bar and back again.

      If you or your future husband is the active sort, you might end up going on a beach honeymoon that also has places to explore and things to do. If you’re planning on going on any excursions or treks whilst on honeymoon, take a look at our luxury Sports Luxe range which has been designed to cater for your sporting desires. Full of practical but sexy touches such as zip down fronts and mesh panels, which will be sure to make you the most sporty but stylish person on the beach. The Zuma available in an array of colours is a hot seller, not to forget the Honolua or if you prefer a two piece the Malibu and the Kenya are some of our favourites.


      We have rounded up our top three destinations for potential honeymoon planners, we have tried to include something for everyone and we hope that you can take some source of inspiration for your future romantic get away.













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    • Trend Alert: June










      Despite the rain in London today, June really does mean the start of summer and those long awaited summer holidays! For this month’s trend alert, think fluro’s and white combined with beige’s and rose. The pop of fluro is a fantastic way of adding some fun colour to your beach look and we think it looks fabulous with a tan, while the beige and rose together looks really soft and feminine creating a gorgeous girly beach look.

      Shop the selection below and don’t forget to take inspiration from Kourtney Kardashian looking amazing wearing the Ibiza in fluro.





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    • Ask the Expert- Adeline Waugh








      This week's ask the Expert is something a little different, we reached out to Miami food stylist Adeline Waugh of @vibrantandpure who has created her own space on the internet to share her love and passion of healthy eating and innovative food styling & design. She started playing around with natural food dyes in her kitchen and loved the paintbrush effect she could make using a variety of different colours. Adeline now enjoys challenging the status quo by developing beautifully vibrant recipes using only the purest of real food ingredients.

      Adeline’s trend setting work has been globally celebrated and buzzed about in Vogue, Food&Wine, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Huffington Post, Refinery 29, Elle, Eater, Vice, DailyMail and more. We took the time to interview Adeline and find out a little bit more about her internet success.


      How did you start out in the profession?
      About two years ago, I was working in event planning and not feeling very stimulated. Around this time I started to become obsessed with healthy eating and lifestyle after researching and discovering that a cleaner diet could help with my long suffered cystic acne.

      When did you discover your love of healthy eating/food styling & design?
      I started Vibrant&Pure as a place to share my healthy recipes, but quickly realized I was also super passionate about the styling and aesthetic of food. I then had the opportunity to work as a food stylist for a commercial, and I was hooked.

      What did you do before?
      I worked in event planning, but wasn’t entirely sure what I really wanted to do with my life.

      What makes you so unique?
      What do you think makes a fabulous food design creation? What makes me unique is that I am me. No one else is, it sounds corny, but you have to believe in yourself and your ideas or no one else will. I try to think of things I would like to see put out there, that no one else is doing, and attempt to do them.

      What do you think makes a fabulous food design creation?
      Something visually enticing, something that looks delicious, something that inspires someone else to recreate it.

      What’s your go to choice of food to design/style?
      Toast!



      Talk us through a typical day in the life?
      I wake up, have some coffee and water with lemon, and get started on answering emails. Then, I’ll often have a few calls, and after that I get started on whatever projects I’ve been working on. I work with a lot of brands doing content creation, so I’ve often got a few balls in the air on a given day.

      What do you love most about what you do?
      I love that I mostly get to be my own Boss, and that I get to be creative!

      What is your ultimate career goal?
      My ultimate career goal is to be always evolving and get to a place where I’m working with my absolute favourite brands doing what I love every day. And- to have a beautiful cookbook (which is in the works!)



      Quickfire Questions

      What’s your signature holiday style?
      Simple and classic. A combination of bright colors and prints with minimal fuss.

      Bikini or Swimsuit?
      Bikini

      Pool or sea?
      Sea

      Sun-cream or Tanning Oil?
      Cream

      What smell reminds you of holiday the most and why?
      Neroli and coconut- because of that classic sun lotion scent!

      Where is the best beach you’ve ever visited?
      I’ve visited many beautiful beaches, but my favourite is in Bethany Beach, DE because it reminds me of my childhood and being with my family.

      How do you adapt your diet on holiday?
      I like to allow myself indulgence! Life is short. Plenty of fries and tequila (:

      What’s your go-to beach activity?
      Boring- but probably just lying out in the sun! (protected of course, I’ve finally learned!)

      What’s the next book you want to read on the beach?
      There’s a few books on mindfulness I really want to read. I’d like to immerse myself and educate myself more on the topic.
      Do you have a go-to holiday location?
      Anywhere with a beach!
      What swimwear piece and beachwear pieces from the Melissa Odabash SS17 collection would you choose to spoil yourself?
      For Swimwear hands down: The Canada One-shoulder Bikini Yellow Cobra- I love snakeskin print and bright yellows/oranges, coupled with the unique one shoulder fit, I’m obsessed!
      Beachwear pieces: either the Annie Embroidered Long Kaftan White or Faith Off-The-Shoulder Long Dress Pink Diamond…. I live for a kaftan/long flowy printed dress!




      Be sure to check out Adeline's beautiful creations via her Instagram page and prepare to eat your heart out.

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    • Get the Look



      Considering its #FlashBackFriday we thought we would have a little look back at some of our favourite celebs looking super chic on the beach wearing there fav Odabash swimwear and beachwear.

      Keep on scrolling to shop your favourite items, along with a few other pieces to compliment your beach look.

















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    • Destination Looks - May










      For this month’s ‘Destination Looks’ we are exploring three ultra-luxurious glamping holiday locations. If you wish to try something new, then we recommend checking out these luxury venues for those who would like to enjoy the great outdoors without having to get their feet wet on a traditional campsite.



      We have curated our go-to outfit to offset the ‘back to nature’ getaway vibe, while also setting you apart from everyone else. This month the focus is on yellow and our iconic cobra print. Melissa is renowned for her punchy animal prints and collection after collection draws inspiration from natural surroundings. What better way to show-case Springs hottest colour than against a backdrop of glamorous wilderness abodes…Take your pick!










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    • Trend Alert: May










      Today marks the 2nd May, which means we are drawing even closer to summer and those long summer days on the beach sporting your favourite Odabash pieces.

      Yellow is always a leading colour within our collections and SS17 is no different. Take a look below to see some of our favourite looks below, including the Canada in Cobra as seen on Larsa Pippen in Peurto Rica last week.






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