Shiona plays tour guide for top fashion blog
Shiona Turini used a top fashion blog to boast to millions about her Island home.
The 33-year-old fashion consultant, now here for the Bermuda Fashion Festival, flaunted Bermuda to the world, courtesy of The Coveteur.
She posted a three-day guide to the Island, highlighting her favourite places for meals and ways to keep entertained in between.
Fashion, of course, played an essential part in Ms Turini's tour. The New York-based fashionista, a former fashion market director at Cosmopolitan magazine, wore outfits by such designers as Valentino, Jill Sander and Altuzarra.
She threw on Levi's shorts and an Alessandra Rich lace jacket for a jaunt with Blue Sky Flights.
“I'm a born and raised Bermudian,” she wrote after taking the aerial tour. “I've never seen the Island like that. It made me so proud that I get to call this tiny island in the Atlantic my home.”
Ms Turini's post, How To Do Bermuda The Shiona Turini Way, was completed with help from photographer Meredith Andrews. Together, they presented a glitzy picture of Bermuda and Ms Turini.
“We're all raised on the water and grow up on boats,” Ms Turini said. “We can't all own luxury yachts (yet!) but you can certainly grab a group of friends and rent one (fake it till you make it ??).”
She showed off Southlands, Elbow Beach and Rosewood Tucker's Point Resort and even looked glamorous fishing off a dock.
“I can't tell you how many times I've jumped off or been thrown off Devil's Hole Dock in Harrington Sound,” she said. “I basically grew up there.”
She wrote that one of the hardest things about coming back to Bermuda was balancing her time between work, friends and family.
Of course, she couldn't help dishing out fashion advice. “Repeating a swimsuit is almost a crime in Bermuda,” she said. “I'll pack a million and I'm not afraid of a midday swimsuit change. I definitely own more swimsuits than T-shirts.”
She named Elbow Beach as her favourite hotel and also endorsed the offerings at Tribe Road Kitchen and the sushi at Harbourfront Restaurant. Bermuda earned a “complete endorsement” from The Coveteur's senior editor, Emily Ramshaw. “It's the most beautiful place I have ever seen pictures of,” she wrote.
The article has been shared to Facebook more than 900 times since it was posted earlier this week.
To see the article go to www.thecoveteur.com/shiona-turini-bermuda-guide/.