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Carmen Borgonovo’s Hotlist

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Born in El Salvador and raised in Miami, Carmen Borgonovo spent many years working as an editor at high-profile fashion publications before moving into the world of e-commerce. In 2017, she and fellow fashion-industry expert Joana de Noronha launched London-based label Borgo de Nor, combining their experience to create vibrant womenswear with classic appeal. Here, Carmen shares the pieces on her current wish list.

“This dress is one of my favourites of the season. I adore the painterly graphic shapes of the print. Crafted in a beautiful linen, it’s perfect for both summer in the city and holiday escapes.”
“A lovely mini to dress up and down with heels or flats. The lacework is intricate, light and breathable – ideal for the steamier months of summer.”
“The must-have mid-heel for summer. You will never love a shoe more. It’s the perfect height and the barely-there style is extremely modern and flattering.”
“I love using different perfumes depending on my mood. Maya Njie’s pocket sizes are perfect for travel. Her unique, dreamy scents sweep you away to faraway lands.”
“I adore this look for so many reasons. First of all, I love denim on denim, and what could be chicer than denim with a feather trim? This look is the perfect juxtaposition between easy-chic and glamorous.”
“I love the craftsmanship and design of Medina swimwear, and this one-piece is both modern and luxurious. The design is so beautifully constructed, it feels as if you’re wearing a ready-to-wear item.”
“The ultimate summer sandal, perfect for running around town. I love to wear this chunkier style with our more feminine dresses – it adds a modern, masculine twist.”
“The best bronzer for summer; light and natural, it leaves your skin glowing.”
“I love to play tennis – and dressing the part. This little white dress by Lacoste and Sporty & Rich is one of my favourite styles. The fit is flattering, feminine and comfortable.”
“Vintage meets cool with these Adidas trainers by Wales Bonner. I’ll pair them with everything this summer.”
“This is the perfect summer dress when I’m not wearing Borgo de Nor. I love the cut, proportions and simplicity. It’s understated elegance at its best.”
“I’m not usually one for logos, but I adore this bag. It has a vintage feel that makes it timeless and fun.”
“I always travel with statement costume jewellery pieces, and these bangles are the perfect accent to any look, for both day and evening.”
“Nautical stripes are my go-to when I’m not wearing print in the summer. I love the sporty allure of this off-the-shoulder midi. I can dress it up with a mid-heel or down with a cool trainer.”
“I love white sunglasses; they’re especially flattering with sun-kissed skin.”