All summer long, celebrity babes and fashion it-girls will be spotted from L.A. to NYC to Miami in Mara Hoffman's trademark hot-hued prints—this season's were inspired by desert queens. As it turns out, Hoffman is one of them.
As the temperatures climb, the swimwear and tribal-inspired designer may be spotted in a poncho, chilling out anywhere from Mexico to her own backyard.
We quizzed her on her season's best:
Summer Getaway: Tulum is a staple, but most of all I love to explore new places.
Warm-weather activity: Hanging out at the beach.
Beat the heat solution: Drink lots of coconut water!
Best Childhood Summer Memory: Riding my bike in my bikini.
Summer Uniform: I am always seen in our modal printed ponchos.
Summer Song: Bob Marley always sets the summer time mood.
Summer Treat: Smoothies keep me going while staying cool.
Summer Style Icon: Bold confident women on the streets.
NYC Vacation-for-a-Day: My backyard
Published at 6:00 PM EDT on Jul 22, 2011 | Updated at 5:25 PM EDT on Jul 22, 2011