Clear Pool Floats: Then and Now
It's no secret that here at LÔTELI we love our pool floats. Right now, we're especially into Clear Pool Floats for their minimal aesthetic that blends into the surroundings - it makes you look like you're floating mid-air!
The History of the Clear Float
Many people have heard of the gorgeous Jane Birkin, the English-French singer and actress known for her beauty, bohemian lifestyle and marriage to poet Serge Gainsberg. Of course, she is also famous for being the muse for the ultra-covetable Hermès Birkin bag loved by celebrities.
In this image below from the mid-1960s Birkin is shown reclining in a retro chair-style clear pool float, cocktail in hand. We adore the pared-back glamor of this shot, from the relaxed expression on Birkin's face to the contrast of the snowy mountains outside. It's the ultimate in après-ski chic.
A Modern Take on the Clear Pool Float
The second image is from 2021, taken by Australian photographer Cameron Hammond and featuring LÔTELI pool floats. Famous for his candid shots of some of the world's most beautiful women, in this scene Cameron captures a late afternoon in the pool. Similar to the first image, we love the relaxed feel, the light, and the natural beauty of the girls.
We don't see clear pool floats very often (in fact, we think we might be the only ones making them...) but it's interesting to know they have such a chic history!
To see more of our Clear Collection (and to create a Jane Birkin moment of your own) be sure to check them out here.