Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition 2013...Travelling the Globe

SI Swim 2013 came out today.  I haven't seen the print version yet, but I went straight to the online pages of Sports Illustrated to see which models and swimsuits made the issue.  Although the swimsuits cover very little, SI went to great lengths to cover all parts of the world with their photoshoots.  Exotic locations abound, including Namibia, China Australia, Chile, Spain, our own LV and last, but not least Antarctica.  (A swimsuit shoot in Antarctica?  Whodda thunk!  I can feel the goosebumps just thinking about it...those poor girls.)  As a former swimwear photographer, I can tell you that the shots are all gorgeous! The girls look divine and the swimsuits...well, the swimsuits are just amazing! 

Indah Swimwear was featured in many of the shots and Tropi-Ties is fortunate to carry one of them:
  Ghita-Corine Bikini.
 SI shows it in a print, while we offer it in a "Shiraz" red. 

Tori Praver Swimwear had quite a few bikinis featured as well.  Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles...they're so big this year and Tori does them with just enough, but never overdone. 
Tori Praver Swimwear  - Cabazon Bikini in an aqua print 

Tori Praver Swimwear - Sage Ruffled Bikini in a seaglass blue

Tavik Swimwear splashed the SI pages with their cool, tie dye prints.  Look for one of their tie dye styles due to arrive any day now at Tropi-Ties.
Tavik Swimwear 2013 - Creedance Bikini with cheeky bottom backside
Other labels featured in the 2013 Swim Edition that we carry at Tropi-Ties include Acacia, Lenny, Cali Dreaming and Salinas.  I congratulate all of the designers, reps, models and everyone else that makes that happen!

~ C.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Kate Upton Did It Again...SI Swimsuit Edition Cover

Oops...she did it again...lookin' gorgeous in her white attire and polar location.  A blogger, (not me...promise...) leaked the cover today and now the world knows who's on the front of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.  But, we still don't know what is inside, now do we?  That's what I'm most interested in.  And even more so, which swimsuits are in there.  The SI Swim Ed is due out Feb. 12.  I'll keep you posted.

~ C.

Friday, February 1, 2013

And Now...For a Little Lenny

For those of you who have been our customers for awhile, you know.  YOU KNOW!  I love Lenny Swimwear!  It is chic, sophisticated, sexy, gorgeous, a great fit, ageless, timeless...I could go on and on.  So, if you are new to the swimwear world and haven't yet heard of Lenny Niemeyer and her beautiful Brazilian swimsuits, well then, listen up.  Lenny Swimwear is awesome!  Many of the Lenny suits just came in.  Here's the latest line-up from the 2013 Lenny Swimwear collection:

Lenny Swimwear 2013 - Branly Double String Halter Bikini
The Branly Double String is done in a richly hued, flame-stitch print.  There is some tiny ruching on the bra cups to add just a touch of fullness.  The bikini bottom is cut just right, with minimum to moderate coverage in back. 

Lenny Swimwear 2013 - New Grafitti Bandeau Bikini
A vibrant, colorful, twisted bandeau with supportive, built-in cups and optional neck strap.  Bikini bottom is banded at the hips and offers the cutest, bitty bum (minimal) coverage in back. 

This has been a perennial, Lenny one-piece style for a couple of years now.  Since it's been so popular, we're bringing it back for an encore.  It's sooooo comfortable and supportive, not to mention, drop dead sexy with it's wrapped and shirred bodice and moderate coverage in back. 

Lenny Swimwear 2013 - Tie Dye Long Halter Bikini
This is my favorite Lenny bikini of the season.  It is due to arrive in about a month.  I'm grovin' on the leather trim at the hips, paired up with the ocean blue tie-dye fabric.

We may get more Lenny swimsuits in later in the season, but that's it for now.  I know...it's not the cheapest brand, but trust me, a Lenny swimsuit will last you several seasons and the quality is top notch, so it's worth every penny.  Also, you may find a coupon code on our promo page to help put a little icing on your cake. 

~ C