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Back to Eden ~ Huit Swimwear

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Imagine you are shipwrecked on an exotic tropical island. What would you need to survive?  Any style from the Huit Swimwear Eden blue lagoon collection would assure maximum camouflage and just enough exposure to guarantee rescue when desired. Available 32-34, B-D cups,these designs are a paradise found.

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Stripes never go out of style and no other venue respects their integrity quite like the beach. No wonder striped swimwear has endured through the decade, the holy grail of beach design. From vintage to the contemporary design of Marlies Dekkers,  the Holi Vintage collection reinvents stripes for the modern woman.

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Walking through the exhibitions stands this past summer at the Paris Lingerie and Swimwear show, I have to admit, I wasn’t exactly at my best.  I was somewhat under the weather, and I don’t mean the 100 degree temperatures; although that certainly did add to my discomfort. In such a state, its a bit more difficult to get inspired. But, when I came across the mystical, magical Maaji Swimwear booth, somehow I forgot my malaise for a moment or two. I had entered a whimsical world of eclectic prints and textures mixed together to create a tapestry of beauty and innovation.  These styles, almost all reversible, are expertly crafted under the supervision of the gifted Sierra sisters. Drawing on their Colombian heritage, the collections are … Read more


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Lucky for me, I am willing to try new things. Too bad for me that I had made an assumption about the Miraclesuit swimwear brand. I thought this brand was for older women (not that I don’t fit into that category) who do water exercises in their club pools. A few weeks ago, I spent time with the brand’s marketing team in their NY showroom basically because I am on a swimwear learning curve, and this company is a dominant force in the swim market. There are multiple brands under this umbrella, but that is for another time. They showed me the collection and insisted it would fit me very well. As I have always worn bra sized bathing suits, the fit system seemed far … Read more


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By KIMBERLY BERGER

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The Las Vegas Curve Show experienced a face-lift last week in its new location at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show, which has been shrinking with every season for the last few years, made a move to join the extremely successful MAGIC trade show. Despite many lingerie vendors deciding to wait and see how the new venue played out, the turnout was good. Curve merged with the swimwear companies of ISAM to bring the vendor total to 290. Located in an adjacent, spacious room, the ambiance was professional and well organized, and the vibe was upbeat and enthusiastic.

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I just moved into an old, never renovated 1950’s house replete with retro character; my words for never updated. It brings back memories of my family home and week-ends spent in Atlantic Beach, NY. My mother and her friends congregated under beach umbrellas by our cabana wearing their one piece skirted bathing suits. We went seaside, mostly to avoid parental governance.  Swimwear fashion in the 1950′,s now considered vintage design inspiration, was really rather sophisticated. Discreet, yet seductive,  vintage beachwear and the photography that keeps it alive is worth watching.

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