Francesca Aiello

Francesca Aiello. Photo courtesy of the designer.

What is your favorite beach?
Little Dume in Malibu, California. I basically grew up on Little Dume, and lived in bikinis. It’s not only the most beautiful private beach, but I have the greatest memories there… from surfing all day, to hanging with friends and having bonfires at night. Little Dume is one of a kind!

What is your secret tip for this destination?
I always hit up Sun Life Organics, my favorite smoothie place, on the way to the beach. There is nothing quite like drinking a smoothie with your toes in the sand.

What do you wear to the beach?
My “Marley” Frankie’s Bikinis set. The halter top and tie-side bottoms are perfect for a day of both surfing and lounging. I also make sure to bring sunglasses because I have super sensitive eyes (Garrett Leights are my favorites), and I can’t forget Shade Sunscreen to protect my skin.

What about Little Dume most inspires you as a designer?
I am inspired by the carefree women at the beach with their sun-kissed skin and cheeky bikinis.