We’ll Always Have Paris

When you need to get away for a little design inspiration, what better place than the City of Paris? We’re inviting you to share in our personal photos from our recent trip where we were inspired by this beautiful and time-honored destination. With art, pastries, long walks, architecture, and history all surrounded with an incredible culture, what’s not to love?

We’d love to hear about your most inspired memories from Paris – share with us in the comments below  or on our social platforms with the tag: #traveltuesday




4 Florida Resorts You Wish You Were At Right Now

We’re bringing you some vacation inspiration in the form of our four favorite Florida resorts – these on location photos will have you dreaming of a summer get away. So kick back, relax, and start day dreaming.


Acqualina Resort and Spa


Location – Sunny Isles Beach

Take a step into modern sophistication and luxury. This Florida resort offers access to many local beauties, including art museums, botanical gardens, zoos, and safari parks. But don’t feel like you have to take off in a hurry. A dip in their ocean facing pool will cool you off or sit poolside with a drink in hand and let the sea breeze drift over your skin while reading this summer’s next bestseller. It’s called a Resort and Spa for a reason – don’t miss out on some prime YOU time.

BONUS: If that’s not enough for you: travelers rave about the excellent staff, giving them a little something extra to brag about.


Mandarin Oriental


Location – Miami

If you feel like getting away but don’t want to miss out on the action, then you might enjoy the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Miami. Within the hotel you will feel pampered by their excellent spa, relaxed by the private beach and pool, and tempted by luxury shopping at specialty boutiques. But if you feel like getting out and about then the excitement of downtown Miami is still within walking distance. So, if you want to be close to everything, yet feel that you’re away from it all then this one’s for you.

BONUS: Known for spacious and beautiful rooms that you’ll want to return to again and again.


The Breakers


Location – Palm Beach

Beautiful architectural details throughout this celebrated hotel (already in its second century) will astound you, transporting you to a palace by the sea – even its tall lobby ceilings were completed by artists brought in from Italy! Fountains appear throughout the landscaping with plenty of places to take a seat, a breath, and relax. There are plenty of activities available to keep you busy: beachside yoga, guided snorkeling, bicycle tours, golf, and excellent spa services. If you feel like enjoying the beauty of the Florida coast lounge by any of the four (that’s right – FOUR) ocean facing pools or lounge in private beach sands.

BONUS: One night in this historical masterpiece will have you feeling like a queen.


The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island


Location – Amelia Island

If you’re looking to feel refreshed then don’t overlook this popular hotel with friendly staff, great food, and a prime location. This place seems to have it all! With indoor and outdoor entertainment options you can find the best of both worlds – including a historic bike tour, nature tour, cocktail classes, and even a private couple’s fire in the dunes (ah- romance). Better yet – the beach is just a few steps away!

BONUS: For an extra spot of fun, take part in the weekly pirate toast as a nod to the locations’ roots.





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It’s President’s Day, but let’s take a virtual trip to Italy to learn more about Eurojersey Sensitive® Fabrics, our go-to fabric for comfort, color fastness, chlorine resistance and other high performance.

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The Karla Colletto Spring/Summer 2015 Swim Collection



It’s 2015 and there’s so much to celebrate! For one thing, there’s the fact that after nearly 30 years, Karla Colletto suits are still #KCMadeInAmerica of the finest imported materials! We’ve never been prouder to bring you high quality one- and two-piece designs, all smartly constructed, whimsically imagined, and made with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber to ensure high performance, fast recovery, and a comfortable and flattering fit.

Our Spring/Summer 2015 styles come alive in a star quality campaign shot by Dean Alexander and art directed by Design Army. We’ve taken the best and boldest of last season’s retro-eclectic Americana to a new level: clean silhouettes, graphic edges, and great pops of color to highlight the true star of the season: You!

Treat yourself to three new groups, available in all-American hues like watermelon, malibu, spring, mahogany, or nickel. The Strappy group calls to mind 1960s bathing beauties with crisp accented bands and water ballet-esque silhouettes. The Linked group is sleek and contemporary, with cool stainless steel rings in a unique open pattern—an update to a classic Karla style. The Textured Stripe group is elegant and streamlined, working the stripes to create graphic, yet sophisticated angles.

The much-anticipated “Swim At Your Own Risk” collaboration with Design Army is back with even more bite from now until the end of the season. Other bestsellers like the Twist, Powernet, and Draped Fringe will also return in new colors. Print groups like Gingham, Hologram, and Leopard Lace-up will continue to be available while supplies last.

Raise your glasses, take your marks, step into those spotlights! This season is about what’s kept us going strong all these years. It’s about #KCMadeInAmerica. It’s about you! Show us your Karla style by tagging @karlacolletto #karlacolletto #KCMadeInAmerica and you might just get a repost!

This is going to be a Spring/Summer season to remember!


Featuring Lena Ashikhmina (Muse NYC). Art direction by Design Army. Photography by Dean Alexander. Hair/Makeup by Dale Johnson. Styling by Rodney E. Hall.



Featured in: Kingfisher Calendar 2015

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Behold these stunning looks from the 2015 Kingfisher calendar. Last year was our first year featured in the calendar; this year, we have the privilege of having not one, but three looks gracing the glossy pages. Shot by celebrated photographer Atul Kasbekar in Bodrum, Turkey’s most gorgeously exotic resort spots, this year’s calendar exudes intense energy and color.
Models (Sarah Jane Dias and Elena Fernandes shown above) were styled by Harpers Bazaar India editors Nupur Mehta Puri and Mohit Rai. Makeup by Kapil Bhalla. Hair by Apeni George.

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