What to buy in August 2022, according to Gray Malin

welcome to The monthly edition—Coveteur’s monthly series (you guessed it!) where fashion editors and designers share the fashion, beauty and lifestyle items they can’t live without that they think you’ll be obsessed with too .

For art photographer Smart Gray, summer is all about a laid-back approach to understated indulgence. To achieve this result, the creator and founder of his eponymous lifestyle brand requires some essentials. He prefers casual and dependable wardrobe staples, practical accessories, and his décor should be conducive to entertainment. Whether he’s lounging at his Los Angeles home or rushing to his favorite hideaway, The Fontelina Capri, he identified a comprehensive list of essentials that caught his eye in August. Buy them for yourself, below.

Bo Shorts

I love everything I’ve ever bought from Alex Crane…

Alex Crane

Playa shirt

…The shirts and shorts are perfect for summer and their fabrics and cuts are light and easy to wear.

Alex Crane

straw mule

I wear these slip-ons every day because they are chic, comfortable and go with everything.

Stubbs and Wootton

Rechargeable LED Table Lamp

I use these lightweight, portable lights for outdoor dining all summer long. They really set the mood, enhance the atmosphere and add a bit of glow without the stress of candles.

Poldina Pro

Canteen Gray Malin

This summer, I partnered with stylish and durable eyewear brand Corkcicle on a special collection of products featuring my fine art aerial photography. Three of my most popular images decorate reusable canteens, tumblers, stemless mugs and ice buckets, all inspiring a daily escape.


“The Nantucket Hotel”

I love a good read on the beach and right now this book really appeals to me!

Elin Hildebrand

Canoeist of Palma

I really like to wear hats to protect my face from the sun. This Australian brand is both stylish and affordable, and the hats are of very high quality.

Lack of color

The Nantucket Lighthouse Plateau

I love this picture I took in Nantucket. This acrylic tray is perfect for summer entertaining and also makes a great decorative accent for any room.

Smart Gray

X Gray Malin Daily Getaway Kit

For the second year in a row, I have partnered with the prestigious skincare brand Supergoop! on a limited edition sun essentials kit, perfect for summer. The Super Goup! x Gray Malin Everyday Getaway Kit features one of my aerial images of the Newport Beach ocean on a custom travel pouch filled with Supergoop!’s best-selling SPF products.

Super goof!

Laura J. Boyer