Swim Briefs

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Any way you wear your spots, no one can doubt the force of your statement. Elomi’s Wild Thing swimwear collection proves the lasting power of today’s woman.  However you travel, by stealth or self, I hope you have an opportunity to migrate south for some real heat. These tankini and gathered one piece bathing suits are available in sizes 16 -26.

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A few days ago, while in San Jose de Cabo, I happened upon the Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. Maybe it was his joyous use of color, which definitely drew me in, but I found myself lingering. This painting, whose photograph I took with my phone and thus the lighting renders it less bright, reminds me of the underwater spectacle one can see when snorkeling at Santa Maria beach. Immediately, I thought of the new Empreinte swimwear collection, a cacophony of hues that form a palette worthy of a Mexican seascape. I know it’s winter in the northern hemisphere, but these swimsuits are perfect for any vacation getaway.

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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 carefully engineered so that the construction details seem to disappear. The popularity of this swimwear continues to attract attention worldwide. … 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 fetched. But they insisted, so I tried a black one piece in a DD (not my bra size). And now … Read more


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