I know summer isn't officially here yet, but after coming from the not very warm Stockholm "spring" (which involved several incidents of snow), New York feels perfectly sweltering. It hit eighty degrees this past weekend, and if it's any indication that I'm turning into a Swede, eighty degrees means it's beach weather to me. I am already fantasizing about my first weekend escape to the Rockaways, and when I make my way out there for some surf, sun, and cheap tacos, I hope to be wearing Chromat. I've always been a big fan and supporter of Becca, who has been constructing her outlandish architectural cages for several seasons now. I have to say, as impressive as all her previous work has been, she has really outdone herself with her newly launched swim collection, featuring very sexy, very cagey, yet totally practical suits and separates. They're like no other swim line I've seen vefore, and they're currently only available at International Playground, and off Becca's webshop. Prices top out at $250, which is a steal for such beautifully constructed, locally made suits. I personally can't wait to purchase the high-waisted bikini.