Monday, April 23, 2012

Cool In Black On a Hot Summer Day

There's been a lot of buzz about prints over the last few years, but I have to say, nothing looks fresher, leaner, cooler, cleaner than a black swimsuit on a hot, summer day.  Black looks fantastic on all skin tones, it certainly doesn't make one's figure look larger than normal and DAMN, it's just so freakin' chic!  One-piece, or bikini, it doesn't matter...they both look killer.  Here are some of my favorite black swimsuits for 2012:

The Shyla Bikini by Tori Praver has those strappy sides that give the bikini a new, sexy it!

Tori Praver Swimwear 2012 - Shyla Bikini  $196.00

Tori Praver also did a gorgeous black one-piece that is slimming and sexy:

Tori Praver Swimwear 2012 - Kelly One Piece Swimsuit


Marysia Swim did an exquisite scalloped black bikini that I adore.  The clean finish and workmanship on this suit is marvelous!

Marysia Swim 2012 - Antibes Strapless Bandeau Bikini


We can't leave out Karla Colletto, the queen of the one-piece swimsuit.  This black, lace, one-piece covers just enough, give support where needed and still looks stylish:

Karla Colletto Swimwear 2012 - Lace 1 Piece Swimsuit


Cali Dreaming takes on the black bikini in a whole, new way.  I'm diggin' the mesh fabric that they used here.  (Don't worry, it's lined.)

Cali Dreaming Swimwear 2012 - Black Diamond Mesh Bikini - Just Arrived


Lenny Swimwear delivers with this black, bandeau, one-piece swimsuit...gorgeous!

Lenny Swimwear 2012 - Strapless One Piece - Stone Maillot

We have a few other black swimsuit choices in our catalog.  go ahead...have a look-see!  don't let another season go by without a black bikini, or maillot in your swim wardrobe.

 ~ C.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I feel like a blind cave newt...crawling out of mybookkeeping den. Why is it that eveyone in my entire family can't seem to do their own taxes? I know...I'm a pushover, unpro, accountant for my clan. I get suckered in every year. Taxes are about over, (except for those that filed an extension...aughhh,) and so, it's now back to one of my favorite topics...swimwear.

Just got some samples in from Ani bikinis...very nice! Pretty textures, a soft hand, hand-dyed colors, fluid shapes. These swimsuits look like they'd be comfy to wear. Ani Breslin has been selling her swim line on Etsy for awhile now and we think that she should go mainstream. Not that Etsy isn't a wonderful venue, but it's time to spread those wings. The press is starting to catch on too. Here's a couple of the samples that she sent me. I love them both.

Ani bikinis - Cut-out onesie in white Cable

Ani Bikinis - Bowtie Bandeau

I'll keep you all posted about Ani Bikinis!

~ C.