Posts tagged "swimwear"

Fashion Designer Sylvie Cachay Suffers Tragic Death

Sad news: Sylvie Cachay, the designer behind swimwear line SYLVA, was found dead yesterday in a hotel room at the Soho House, a swank members-only hangout in Manhattan’s meatpacking district. The sad scenario sounds either highly suspicious or the making of a bad accident—the 33-year-old woman was discovered submerged in the room’s bathtub. Her body…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 10, 2010

Marie Claire Takes The Canadian Tuxedo To The Beach

As though the Canadian Tuxedo weren’t already a terrible choice, Marie Claire has decided that the trampy bikini version is fashionable. Here’s our biggest problem with this cover: people read magazines like Marie Claire for fashion ideas. Are we mere weeks away from an army of denim-swimwear-clad women teetering around on the sand in heels?

By: Lily Q / June 22, 2010

10 Big Swimsuit Faux Pas

We love summer as much as the next group of bikini-clad girls, but there are a few things that make us fear the beach every year. Swimsuits that look more like dental floss, for example. Those things are terrifying. I don’t need to see your entire rear and 9/10 of your chesticles, lady, so why…

By: Lily Q / June 21, 2010

BareLifts: Solution For Swimsuit Cleavage Dilemmas

A few days ago, I posted a “Worth The Splurge” suggestion of a Zimmerman corset swimsuit that I had fallen in love with. Readers, I should have listened to you when you told me, “All I can think of when I look at this suit is how quickly a nip slip is going to happen.

By: Leonora Epstein / June 11, 2010

Worth The Splurge: Zimmerman’s Thorn Corset Swimsuit

I generally don’t do bikinis. And it’s for the same reason I don’t do two-pieces that I hate overtly sexy one-pieces. I just don’t like to draw attention to my body in an incredibly obvious way, whether it’s with a super-low neckline, gold bling, or cutouts all around my torso. Then, this Zimmerman swimsuit wo…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 9, 2010

Lorenzo Martone Tries His Hand At Swimwear

Marc Jacobs seems to be rubbing off on his adorable significant other, Lorenzo Martone, who’s decided to give clothing design a shot. Having spent years working on fashion brands at advertising agency Chandelier Creative, Martone’s no stranger to style and creativity, but the swimwear line he’s creating with jewelry designer Jules Kim is his first…

By: Lily Q / June 7, 2010

Bespoke Swimsuits Are The Answer To Your Bikini Fears

‘Tis the season for pool days, beach tanning, and summer vacations, all of which no doubt incite spasms of fear and pangs of terror in women all over. Because along with the warm weather comes the need to dress appropriately, and show off aspects of your figure that hid out underneath layers of clothes all…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 4, 2010

Yay Or Nay: The High-Waisted Bikini

Summer trend alert! This season, we’re seeing tons of high-waisted bikinis in the swimwear department, from high-end labels like Chloe and Prada down to your discount retailers. Either these styles are a vintage throwback, or designers have figured out how to tap into a market of normally bikini-phobic women.

What do you think about…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 4, 2010

A Swimsuit For Taking The Plunge

Anyone who says one-pieces fall into the senior citizen swimwear category obviously hasn’t seen Quiksilver’s McCall suit. This vintage-inspired number covers up more than a bikini would, but the monokini cut and deep V-neck sex things up. Put it on and you’ll enjoy your day at the beach twice as much as you would wearing…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 31, 2010

Liberty Of London Does Print-Pretty Swimsuits

Liberty of London must know that Americans are having a full-on love affair with the oh-so-British brand. The designs, which made a big stateside impression this year thanks to a genius Target collaboration and a Mac makeup deal, are now available as swimwear at Neiman Marcus. The selection is small but well-rounded and exactly what…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 19, 2010

Kardashian Sisters Design Swimwear for Strippers

The fashion event we’ve all been waiting for is only 10 days away, people. That’s right, the Kardashian sisters’ swimwear line is available May 10th! Get excited! Make some noise! Oh, what’s that? You’re not a stripper? Nevermind then, you probably aren’t going to want to wear any of the overpriced styles the three Kardashia…

By: Lily Q / April 30, 2010

What’s The Point Of A Hooded Swimsuit?

American Apparel, purveyor of hipster clothing items that serve questionable purposes, has a new item for summer — a ladies swimsuit … with a hood! This sexy one-piece has a hooded halter neck, which, it seems to me, you have to wear up if you’re laying out in the sun because otherwise some unsightly ta…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2010

Say Goodbye To Your Fear Of Swimwear, Thanks To Spanx

Summer may be a few months away, but I personally think that there’s never a better time than now to start daydreaming about warm weather and beach vacations. But for some, the idea of rolling waves or pools might be more of a nightmare, because warm temperatures mean bathing suits and baring it all. If…

By: Bianca Posterli / January 26, 2010

Can You Really Call A “Topless Bikini” A Bikini?

Behold Victoria’s Secret‘s latest invention—the “topless bikini” as modeled by Lindsay Ellingson. How very European of them. The suit actually has a removable bandeau option, but the idea is to go without. Which would mean that essentially this is just a pair of panties with some fancy strings. On the Victoria’s Secret website, you ca…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 14, 2010

Hollister: Hell On Earth

Before I left for my trip to Costa Rica — more on that next week — I stopped by the newly opened Hollister store in New York’s SoHo neighborhood in order to buy an extra bikini. I had been to Hollister in other cities before, but my subconscious must have blocked the bad memories, because…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2009

Quick Pic: Miranda Kerr On A Sydney Runway

If we worked for the Fashion Police, we’d say something like, “The nautical look has truly gone overboard.”…

By: Erin Flaherty / August 4, 2009

Quick Pic: Fashion Week. In Miami. What Else?

A glimpse of Miami Fashion Week captures neon swimwear floating down the runway at the KRELwear show. In true South Beach style, attendees were required to wear bathing suits. Seriously. [Miami New Times]…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 17, 2009

Marc Jacobs To Launch Kids Swimwear

Too bad we’re so darn big. We hear Marc Jacobs is launching what is sure to be the most awww-worthy swimwear collection for kids ever via his line, Little Marc. The reasonably priced goods for boys and girls will feature colorful cartoon graphics like fish kissing. Luckily, we’re not too envious, considering Marc put out…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 17, 2009

Herve Leger Swimwear Is Questionable

I recently heard that the Herve Leger line by Max Azria now includes swimwear, so I decided to see what all the fuss was about. I flipped through the designer’s 2009 summer swimsuit collection online, but to my surprise, a swimsuit was no where to be seen.

By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 16, 2009

If James Bond Were A Woman, He Would Wear This Swimsuit

When I was really little, I had a pair of gloves that looked plain when you were inside, but when you went into the cold, a secret design revealed itself! Yeah, they were pretty sweet. Textile designer Yun Ding has taken my favorite pair of gloves and turned them into an awesome concept for a…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2009