Last week, we shot an exclusive blog post with Silvia of Bartabac, the winner of our Blogger Battle back in March. Here's a little photo diary of our day, as we caught up with Silvia and asked her about summer style, her favourite Reiss pieces and what's making it into her holiday suitcase.

What is your signature spring/summer look?

A true Bartabac look is made up of a basic cotton t-shirt, shorts, sandals and many accessories such as a pair of round mirrored sunnies, a couple of gold bracelets and a shopping bag. I love wearing simple pieces and would much rather place a greater emphasis on accessories because they allow me to have a bit of fun, playing around until I achieve the desired look.

What's your secret to a stylish summer in the city?

In summer I like to forget about black and opt for a bit of colour, be it adding accessories, a printed dress, a skirt or a pair of shorts. I like to wear short pieces with open toe sandals to enjoy the good weather.

What will make it into your holiday suitcase?

There will be a lot of white, ethnic and floral prints, skirts and skinnies because they are my fave pieces. For evening looks I am likely to pack a dress, heels and a clutch bag.

What are your favourite pieces from the SS13 Reiss collection?

My fave pieces, without doubt, are the jackets (the mint leather Maya is perfect), the flowy skirts like Delia, and the sandals like Henriette.

Tell us five words to which describe your summer.

Happy, colourful, varied, fresh and fun.

Thanks Silvia, we had a great day!