At last night’s CFDA Awards Merry Cruisemas Family Cruise Christmas Funny shirt. which were held at the Brooklyn Museum, Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss was nominated for Menswear Designer of the Year. Although Jean-Raymond, who was crowned last year’s winner of the coveted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, ultimately lost to Rick Owens, he still had the honor of dressing his date, R&B singer Jhené Aiko—and what better consolation prize could there be?
Aiko stunned in a lavender two-piece gown, composed of a pleated skirt and a matching cropped long-sleeve shirt, which gave the dulcet-voiced singer an ab-reveal that rivaled the midriff-baring Fashion Icon Award winner Jennifer Lopez Merry Cruisemas Family Cruise Christmas Funny shirt. Here, Aiko shares a photo diary that charts the course of her night, from getting her braids and makeup done before the ceremony to taking squad photos that approximate the glossiest of editorial photoshoots, plus one deliciously greasy bag of french fries. From Grecian beaches to the North Fork of Long Island, ’tis the season to sit by the sea and soak up the sun, no matter which coast or country you plan to visit this summer. The flipside to that relaxing getaway: packing up all the gear you need, like towels and blankets, portable speakers, and a good book for starters, plus little treats like chilled pink wine and slices of watermelon to keep the crew happy (and hydrated!). Here we’ve asked a handful of Vogue editors for their ultimate beach-vacation packing lists, which are filled with stylish yet practical essentials like sunglasses, sarongs, sunscreen, and swimsuits, which, on the whole, skew surprisingly casual. Birkenstocks and Havaianas sandals, for instance, make hot sands bearable, while no-fuss cover-ups are best for lugging chairs and picnic supplies from the parking lot to the beach. Versatility also ruled: A simple one-piece can double as a top when paired with a sarong or boardshorts, while a claw hair clip is the key to managing your mane on breezy days (and for making an easy transition when you’re ready for that raw bar aperitivo). Pack everything up in a stylish sand-proof pack, a nylon tote, or an oversize netted bag, and you’re good to go. Still wondering what to bring along? Look no further than the editor-approved packing lists below.