Archive for the ‘Designer’ Category

Jewel Tone Bikini

Monday, June 28th, 2010

I happen to be a huge fan of jewel tones.  Shoes, accessories, bags, dresses, whatever.  If they look like emeralds, sapphires, rubies, canary yellows or anything else you’d find in a sultan’s treasure chest, chances are good that I’ll like it.  Normally I’m not big on the mixing and matching, but I very much like the look of this bikini.  Shown last year at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2011 Swim show, this Caffe Swimwear bikini should be in stores now.  I love how much shine is in the suit, plus the multicolored crystal sparklers on the top and bottom.  The look is so simple but so stylish and elegant too.  Fantastic!

The Eco-kini

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

With the growing trend of going green, it’s not a surprise that eco-friendly bikinis or ec0-kinis are on the rise.  Since there are clothing designers show now use organic fabrics such a hemp, organic cotton, bamboo, it should come as no surprise that swimwear designers are following the same trend.  Bikinis are made using a blend of natural fibers plus a bit of elasticity to allow the suit to retain its shape in the water.  It’s good to offer bikinis that are eco-friendly – it’ll appeal to the eco-enthusiasts out there – but I wonder just how popular they’ll actually be and how the material will stack up over compared to synthetic fabrics.

Lace Up Bikini

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Check out the latest in string bikinis: the lace up!  I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this new look, especially when I heard it was by Jessica Simpson.  I think the lace up detail on the bottoms is super cute and could be a style that proves to be very popular.  It’s definitely something that I would wear because while I like the string bikini, I’m always wary of the ties coming undone.  Even if I double knot them, I’m still kind of paranoid.  But with a lace up style, the chances of your bottoms unraveling are definitely minimized but you still get the look of the string tie.  Plus I think the extra bit of skin that’s exposed under the lace up bit is very flirty.  I’d definitely give this look a go.

Bandage Bikini

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Last year, Herve Leger started adding swimwear to their collection and since then, celebs like Beyonce and Lindsay Lohan have been snapped wearing those now famous designer bandages.  For those who don’t know, Herve Leger is the high end line within the BCBG Max Azria Group.  The iconic bandage dresses are seen pretty much every year at red carpet events on celebrities like Halle Berry, Victoria Beckham, Mischa Barton, Blake Lively, Rihanna and Lucy Liu. And now the bandages have transitioned to swimwear and the styles are…..well, unique to say the least.  Now, not all the designs are this dramatic and asymmetrical but for those independent, quirky types, this might be a cool suit to rock at your next beach party.  What are your thoughts on this designer’s swimwear??  I think if you could figure out how to put it on, it could be very cool.

Bandage Bikini

Ed Hardy Bikinis

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Christian Audigier, French designer behind the Ed Hardy label, is now making swimwear.  Those who love the brand are ecstatic and those who don’t shake their heads in dismay.  Like it or not, as long as celebs are snapped wearing label, it seems like this will be a brand that’ll be around for a while.  The Ed Hardy craze is pretty remarkable, I think.  Starting out with wild tattoo designs on shirts has since ballooned into a business now set on creating a lifestyle brand complete with tops, hats, bags, jeans, jackets, hoodies, sunglasses and now swimwear.  I love the mix of colors on the suits pictured, but personally don’t fancy sporting designs with skulls, tigers, flaming hearts or a combo of the three.  How about you?  Let me know what you think!

Ed Hardy Bikinis