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    • Time to cool off...

      With the soaring temperatures and sun shining in London, it's finally starting to feel like summer is on its way!
      Whilst we hide away inside working, here's our top pick of three oceans we wish we were able to dive into when the heat gets too much - if only we were by the coast.

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    • Melissa's Moodboard - The Snake Print

      This month it's time to take a look at one of the most iconic natural prints that features in the SS16 collection - snake print.

      Whether your style is more classic or more trend focused, a snake print is something that you will always be able to incorporate into your outfit, either with statement accessories or with striking pieces.
      The crucial rule when wearing snake print is that less is more - which with luckily with swimwear and beachwear is a pretty easy rule to follow. You could go for the stunning Angelina floor length dress which is the perfect versatile piece to take you from a day at the beach to a dinner in the evening, or go for Melissa's trademark style the Miami to keep your look minimal, yet chic.

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    • Ask the Expert: Madeline Roberts - Fashion Stylist

      Madeline Roberts, Fashion Stylist of the Billion 'Slave to the Vibe' video we were raving about on Friday spills the inside secrets on being a stylist and how she became a success in one of the most competitive industries in the world.

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    • We've got the Friday Feeling...

      We don't know about you, but we're almost ready to clock off for the weekend and the Friday feeling is infectious in the Odabash head office. Whether you are planning a date night, girls night in or girls night out - we have the perfect song to get you in the mood for the weekend!

      Have a listen to this upbeat and catchy tune from Billion called Slave to the Vibe, oh as well as checking out the super chic swimwear which features throughout the video.

      Time to get your dancing shoes on!

    • Melissa Recommends - Tiamo Resort, Bahamas

      If you follow either Melissa's personal Instagram or our @melissaodabashdesign Instagram account it will have been hard to miss that some of the Odabash team spent last week in the sunny Bahamas shooting next year's SS17 collection look book.

      To say the shoot was a success would be an understatement and although Melissa is passionate about her designs and an excellent model director thanks to her year's of experience in that profession, it's the accommodation that she can't stop talking about since her return.

      Described as soon as she walked back into the office yesterday as 'a hidden gem' we knew we would have to quiz her and find out a little bit more about what made this place so magical...

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    • Pool Party!

      Today we've been hit by total Coachella envy!, With Melissa and some of the Odabash team in the Bahamas shooting next year's look book, the rest of us are here at head office holding down the fort - meaning no trips to Palm Springs for us!

      We will be living vicariously through our Instagram feeds over the next few days, whilst we keep our eyes peeled for all the hot gossip, outfits and music.

      Coachella is all about mixing fun and fashion and if there's one unexpected trend that came out of last year's event, it was the arrival of the most amazing pool inflatables EVER. After all the pool parties were seen with a variety of floats including swans, unicorns and various food themed items these soon became THE accessory of the summer.

      Below are some of our favourite celeb Instagram shots!

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    • The Coachella Capsule Wardrobe

      Fetch out your fedoras and dust off your cowboy boots, as the festival season of 2016 officially begins this week.

      The first installment of American’s biggest festival Coachella kicks off this Friday and there's no doubt this will be the place to be seen for anyone who's anyone in the world of fashion, music, modelling and showbiz. With just three days to cram so many outfit changes in, we've helped whittle down some of the best options for you.

      It's all about statement pieces, flashes of flesh and boho-inspired detailing such as fringing and crochet.
      It's time to get packing, we'll meet you in the sunshine...

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    • Our top Snorkeling spots...

      If there's one thing we love doing when visiting the beach it's snorkeling.
      It's the time to shed your inhibitions, put a silly mask on your face and lose yourself as you marvel at the beauty of nature.

      Whether you want to do some ocean wildlife spotting, admire the stunning hues of the coral or look out for sea-life such as starfish and seahorses we've compiled a variety of places which won't disappoint if you pay them a visit!

      Feel free to click on each image to get our top hotel suggestions for when you are staying in these stunning resorts too...

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    • Destination Looks - April

      In April, there's only one destination to visit and that's California.
      Thanks to the wonderful extravaganza that is Coachella festival, every fashion and music fan will be jetting over to the States and heading to Palm Springs for two fun-filled weekends in the sunshine.

      However, it's a long flight to get to the West Coast of the US and so in our opinion, it's worth checking out some of the other locations California has to offer; particularly ones with beaches, as you won't find any oceans in Palm Springs desert!
      If you are flying in and out of LA, Venice Beach is perfect for those wanting to experience a real taste of the vibrant, local lifestyle, whilst enjoying a gorgeous sandy beach that stretches for over three miles. Alternatively, Malibu is a haven for any water-sports fan and comes with a reputation for some of the best waves on the Californian coast.
      To make packing for your trip that little bit easier, we've already hand-picked some outfits that suit the style of the destinations you may choose to visit.

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    • Flashback Friday with Slim Aarons

      To celebrate the opening of the Slim Aarons 'Poolside' exhibition at the Getty Images gallery in London, we thought we'd do a little Flashback Friday in tribute of this iconic photographer, who's also a favourite of Melissa's.

      It was hard to choose a top five, but here are the vintage snaps we thought were the chicest from this dreamy, bygone era...

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