Thursday, May 26, 2011

Of The Tropical Persuasion

The days are getting warmer and here at Pearl Modern we are going tropical! We have been searching the world for fun, graphic patterns and lush colors inspired by the legendary Brazilian style of Carmen Miranda, the fabulously decadent nightlife of pre-revolutionary Cuba and the fun-in-the-sun sixties of Waikiki Beach.

The fabulous dress below is from 1960's Guam, a geographical and cultural crossroads. Its flavor is both Polynesian and Japanese, with a little Latin flair.

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 Waikiki Beach! Below is a fun and flirty 1960's Kamehameha mini dress that is the perfect thing to throw on over a bikini (with the perfect sandals, of course)...

                                                                                   available here

Copacabana - 1947

Below is a long, slinky gown ideal for cocktails and dancing late into the night...

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Cocktail of the week - "The Tropical Persuasion"

Serves Four

2 to 3 cups crushed ice
3/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup white rum
3 tbsp canned coconut cream
juice of two large lemons
1/4 cup superfine sugar
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced


additional kiwi fruit slices

In an electric blender, blend all ingredients (except garnish) until frothy. 
Serve in chilled glasses, garnish with kiwi fruit slices.

And the closing musical number for tonight is from the amazing Cuban upright bassist Cachao, performing a rendition of one of his famous descargas. 

1 comment:

  1. My idol! (Can you tell ; ) I love her! Wonderful blog, nice post and so well thought out. Pictures are fabulous! You rock!! Smoochies!