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50 44 58 A.Che Swimwear . 22 California Dreaming? A. Che is a swimwear brand for all, with a variety of colors and syles its a must have.
Thalassa Boom . 32 Thalassa Boom Resort Wear is luxury at its finest. From beautiful bikinis, to elegant wraps this is a brand to watch.
Selena Weber . 44 10 Questions with international model Selena Weber.
Victor Sanabrais . 50 Victor Sanabrais has opened the premeir Photo studio for swim, resort and active wear brands.
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Lybethras Swimwear . 60
One of the most loved brands by the international set Liliana Montoya swimwear is a star in the making.
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104 Beach Bella . 70 Australian designed beach towels the new trend from the beaches of Australia.
Eye of Love . 76 Suntan Lotion from one of the sexiest brands around.
Caribbean Dreaming . 78 Curacao is the back drop for this spectacular swimwear fashion shoot.
Aquavita Resort . 88 Resort wear at its finest, On and off the beach Aquavita is sure to please.
Hot or Cold . 88 Corkcicle and its many product are perfect for keeping your wine cold at the pool and your coffee warm.
Poema Swim. 94
Mother and daughter teaming up to create this most wanted brand.
Curacao . 104 Location, Location, Location
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A. CHE SWIMWEAR A
.Ché Swimwear is a collection of beauitful
and functional pieces, created for every woman from slender to voluptuous. Retailers from around the world praise the California swimwear brand for their sizes, fit, structure, and support each piece is both fashionable and beautiful. Gone are the modest, and reserved cuts and colors of swimsuits
The entire collection is made for today’s modern woman and a perfect brand to carry.
for woman with curves. A.Ché Swimwear is proud to feature bold colors and prints in styles that include molded cups, underwires, push-ups, triangles, tankinis & cover-ups. Regardless of your figure or size, A.Ché creates swimsuits and beachwear for all women who want to feel comfortable and fashion forward. The entire collection is made using luxurious and functional fabrics and materials. Not only is each piece stylish, but they are also designed to swim, sunbathe, and stay in place. Like other necessary articles of clothing, swimsuits should be designed to enhance, flatter, and serve every body type.
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A.Ché Swimwear is made with these things in mind, and is fast becoming a popular brand for women nationwide. Created with the belief that a swimsuit should be both beautiful, and supportive for body types of all women, A.Ché Swimwear is a swimwear collection of passion. Amanda Ché is proud to offer her beautiful designs for active beach-goers everywhere. A.Ché Swimwear can be found in fine retailers such as Lord and Taylor, Everything But Water, and Bare Necessities, as well as select online retailers.
THALASSA BOOM Business is Booming for Thalassa Boom Curacao, the gem of the Dutch Antilles is known as a place to relax, get some sunshine and hit the beach in one of the world’s most luxurious and laid-back environments. But inside Thalassa Boom’s busy design studio with its whirlwind of exotic fabrics, drawings and samples there’s no slowing down for the team taking the Resort Wear world by storm.
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“All of our Resort Wear is original and hand-made, and
Wanderlust and the eternal lure of travel are sources of
our collection covers everything a discerning woman would
inspiration for her collections. “I think inspiration comes from
want for a summer holiday,” Ms. Boom told us over coffee.
everywhere all the time- like the feeling of stepping off an air-
“Our customers start in the morning at the beach, have a social
plane into the sun and breathing tropical air,” Ms. Boom stated.
brunch, hit a pool party, have dinner and then a night of danc-
“In the city, you spend all your time rushing around, wearing
ing and they have a very specific look they want to pull off. We
uncomfortable clothes, hiding your gym clothes in your purse.
call it ‘effortless chic’. They don’t stop, so neither do we.”
When you get to the tropics you just want to get outside and
Thalassa Boom’s glamorous swimwear, lux silk cover-ups, organza’s, laces and stylish neoprene handbags gained noto-
relax and the clothing is such an important part of the lifestyle. You never want to leave you’re so stylish and comfortable!”
riety as a fuse between the popular flirty Brazilian fit and a classy European style. Comfort is key. All of Thalassa Boom’s swimwear is designed with soft Italian lining and she employs
Thalassa Boom’s luxury lifestyle collection is available online at www.thalassaboom.com.
the finest silks and Italian fabrics into her Resort Wear. The clothing collection is designed in Curacao using the finest European fabrics, and is hand-made in Miami; her hand-bags are Italian-made. Born in Holland, raised in Curacao and spending much of her career in chilly, rainy Europe, Ms. Boom knows all too well the pull of the islands and the escape they provide from city life.
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LILIANNA MONTOYA “I love sewing and have passion for every single piece I create either by hand or by just trimming and adding textures and colors.” Liliana Montoya
olombian designer Liliana Montoya took the swimwear world to a whole new level in 2006 when she introduced her Montoya Swimwear line. The influence of Latin
American fashion and culture is pervasive through the entire collection. Her feminine, upscale swimwear showcases the beauty of today’s modern woman. Montoya’s ultrasexy bikinis and trikinis feature luxurious details in shape, texture, and color, and her fabulous prints are adorned with sequined borders, stones and Swarovski crystals. Each suit is completed with the signature Montoya Gold Heart. Montoya’s interest in fashion dates back to childhood when she spent time watching fashion TV and runway shows, and developed a desire to one day live in that world. As she was finishing fashion design school, she created a beachwear line for her final thesis and knew immediately it would become her ultimate passion. Montoya shares, “I love sewing and have passion for every single piece I create either by hand or by just trimming and adding textures and colors.” Each day she looks forward to letting her senses flow with creativity and exploring new ideas and concepts. Montoya credits the support of her “team” as her driving force, stating, “I cannot do it without them. I have the inspiration and the desire to create but without the friends and family that support me, I couldn’t do it. My ‘mermaids’ are a daily motivation to become a better and stronger designer.”
BIKINELLY BIKINELLY IS MADE FOR US MERMAIDS WHO LIVE IN AND LOVE THE OCEAN. WE FOCUS ON HIGH QUALITY WHILE BRINGING TO LIFE THE MOST FEMININE, SEXY, DELICATE AND FLIRTY BRAZILIAN-THONG CUTS. WE HAVE CREATED AN AMAZING HANDMADE CROCHET COLLECTION THAT LOOKS LIKE TREASURE ON THE BODY. BORN IN THE OCEAN, SURFER CHICK-ENTREPRENEUR NELLY RUBINSTEIN HAS TAKEN HER PASSION AND INSPIRATION FROM THE GYPSY LIFE AND TRANSFORMED IT INTO HER VERY OWN BIKINI LINE. HER GOAL IS TO SEE ALL MERMAIDS OUT THERE REVEALING THEIR BEAUTIFUL BUMS. BIKINELLY IS LEGALIZING THE THONG AND MAKING THE BEACH A NICER PLACE. NELLY R.
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10 Questions with:.
My dad is a photographer so I have been his test subject since
5. What is your favorite item in your closet
Probably my leather jacket, I wear it all the time
2. How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot?
6. Do you have any pets?
What made you first become a model?
The first show I did was Charleston Fashion week, I was externally nervous & ecstatic. Afterwards I felt like a million bucks and wanted to do it again
YES! I have the most adorable dog in the world as well as my parents dog that is the most laid back dog ever.
7. What are guilty pleasures food wise? I am such a foodie with a terrible sweet tooth. I LOVE anything
3. Who was your role model as a child an how did that help in being a model?
chocolate and can always go for a burger with sweet potato fries
I have always looked up to the super models of the world. I knew
8. Whats your Favorite movie?
at a very young age that I wanted to be one too, and that I would
Hmmm probably the hot chick or something stupid funny like
make it happen.
4. What are your goals as a model?
9. What beauty tips do you swear by?
I One of them is to be an internationally known super model
Apple cider vinegar mixed with a powder face mask instead of
working for major fashion houses
10. What’s your favorite band / music at the moment? I like a mixture of music, usually what’s new. I’ll always love 90s
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Victor Sanabrais FEATURE
Presents VSP Studios
Victor Sanabrais is living his dream by traveling the world
High quality images help brands tell their full story and
and photographing celebrities, supermodels, and fashion
present their products in an attractive and engaging way. “We
apparel, while also working on advertising campaigns and
organize and photograph your inventory...so your web shop
editorial publications. For the last 20 years, he has worked
is built to sell,” says Sanabrais. Brands such as Target, True
behind the camera lens photographing the likes of Paris Hilton,
Religion, Playboy Intimates, JCPenny, and dozens of boutique
Nicole Richie, Anna Nicole Smith, Mickey Rourke, Slash,
fashion websites have trusted Victor Sanabrais and his team to
Christina Aguilera, Jenny McCarthy, and more. His talents
capture the appealing and unique aspects of their products.
have been utilized for Playboy, Russia’s Next Top Model, and the International Swim Fashion Week in Curacao. It is clear,
VSP Studios provides photography coordination from start
Sanabrais has an incredible eye for fashion, design, and beauty.
to finish. Sanabrais and his team define a styling direction for the shoot, collect inventory by mail, provide high quality
It is no wonder that Sanabrais has successfully launched his
photographs consistent with brand and website, organize
new venture, VSPStudios, an e-commerce fashion photography
everything in dropbox for easy access, and even offer additional
business. VSPStudios was started with the knowledge that
wardrobe, model casting, and retouching services.
photography is a powerful element in the fashion industry, and an important aspect of any online business. Sanabrais, with
VSP Studios offers a full-service e-commerce photography
his decades of fashion experience, and his team work with
business beneficial to anyone with an online business, and a
luxury fashion labels, boutique style retailers, and wholesalers
beautiful product to share.
to incorporate high quality, web optimized photography into their online shopping cart pages, look-book presentations, and catalogs.
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LYBETHRAS SWIMWEAR “We love the colors and designs that Luciana brings with each collection of Lybethras and the 2017 line is spectacualar.” Pop Up Swim Shop
FOUNDED IN 2007, LYBETHRAS SWIMWEAR IS CREATED IN BRAZIL BY PASSIONATE CLOTHING DESIGNER, LUCIANA MARTINEZ. AT AN EARLY AGE, MARTINEZ BEGAN SEWING CLOTHING FOR HER DOLLS, AND LATER FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. AT AGE 19, SHE OPENED HER FIRST SHOP AND HAS SINCE DEDICATED HER TIME TO CREATING SWIMWEAR AND BIKINIS THAT ARE AS BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE AS THEY ARE HIGH QUALITY. 58
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The namesake for Martinez’s swimwear line, Lybethras, is latin for “source of muses.” For Martinez, her muses are constantly seeking comfort, functionality, innovation, and style. Each Lybethras swimwear piece is made from high quality, sustainable fabrics and materials, which are designed to increase durability and longevity. The fabrics are also incredibly soft to the touch and allow for a luxurious and comfortable fit for women of all sizes. Each Lybethras swimsuit features unique and beautiful designs that only an eye for detail could create. Elaborate embroidery, glamourous gemstones, simple gold rings, and other fine details are what make Lybethras swimsuits stand out. Martinez thoughtfully creates swimwear for all body types and believes that everyone should feel beautiful and confident. As such, all Lybethras swimsuit pieces are sold separately to allow for creative mixing and matching, and to assure a proper fit of each style. The full collection offers plunging necklines, fun and bold prints and colors, and a comfortable fit. Lybethras also offers a wide range of swimsuit cover-ups including dresses, rompers, and shawls that compliment any swimsuit and figure. Lybethras swimwear has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for eight consecutive years, and is beloved by celebrities such as Jennifer Anniston, Paris Hilton, Michelle Rodriguez, Jodie Foster and more. All of Lybethras swimwear and accessories are handmade in Brazil using Brazilian fabrics and materials. Currently, Lybethras bikinis and swimsuits are sold in 26 countries.
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Kylizz Bandeau The Kylizz Bandeau top comes with removable pads and is handmade with three colorful tassels for extra details. It also comes with removable straps to tie around in the neck if desired. The Kylizz Draped bottom on the sides is our best selling bottoms because it makes you feel free on the beach without the pressure of elรกstic on the sides.
Lina Feel confident and free in our Lina Onepiece. Her flattering shape hugs your body in all of the right places, so you can drift away at Sea without one worry. *This Bikini Bottom is customizable for bottom coverage. Model is wearing size Small in the top and bottom with Export coverage. 66
Malina Shirt Dress Meet the Malina Shirt Dress made with a luxe blend of viscose and polyester. The front has coconut buttons, and this piece comes with a separate belt to wrap yourself in after a day in the sun.
Kaia Pants Our Kaia pants are the perfect addition to all of your tropical getaways. They are made from a blend of viscose and polyester which make them extra silky to touch. A must-have!
BEACH BELLA Beach Bella is a unique brand of round beach towels, created by brother and sister duo Rhyees and Giarne. The two combine their experiences of
and graphic deign to cultivate one amazing company and product line. Known for their unique round shape, Beach Bella beach towels are luxuriously soft, and boldly fashion forward. Because of their shape, these towels are extremely functional and versatile; they can be used as beach towels, picnic blankets, yoga mats, or even statement throws. Each towel is made from 100% cotton terry and measures 150 cm in diameter - the perfect size for any use. The collection includes a fun and tropical pineapple print, a nautical-themed anchor print, a modern Japanese-style wave print, and two designs featuring cheeky sayings: “I Need Vitamin Sea” and “Beach Please.” Beach Bella towels are perfect for freespirited people with a simplistic style. Beach Bella has pioneered the round beach towel, and it’s easy to understand why they’re so popular. They’re the perfect companion for a day at the beach, an outdoors excursion, or a lazy Sunday afternoon. Beach Bella towels are a must-have for anyone who enjoys a day at the beach.. 68
The Beach Please print are for those who opt for a cheeky outlook on life but love to be chic and classic in navy.
The Japanese Waves print is a modern take on traditional japanese art which symbolizes strength and life â€“ perfect for our free spirited Beach Bellaâ€™s with a simplistic style.
The I Need Vitamin Sea print is an aztec inspired design which embodies the strength of aztec warriors mixed with traditional art to showcase the aura of summer.
ou’re ready for beach season: you’ve done countless squats and crunches to perfect your beach body, and you’ve stocked up with the sexiest swimwear to look your very best. Now its time to complete the look with the ultimate confidence booster: Eye of Love’s Seduce Pheromone Sunscreen, the complete SPF 30 designed to help you get the most out of your beach party. Eye of Love is a high quality sensual brand specially formulated for all the moments you can use an extra touch of romance and attraction. Their Arousing Pheromone Collection is designed to help men and women of all ages attract one another. Although pheromones are odorless, Eye of Love adds special fragrances to enhance effectiveness and outcomes. The perfume and pheromone work on two entirely different levels. The pheromone is odorless and stimulates a chemical reaction while the fragrance complements and enhances the particular mood.
You worked hard on that beach body - complete the ensemble with Eye of Love’s Seduce and take your summer to a whole new level.
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AQUAVITA RESORT WEAR If you’re in the market for affordable swimwear that is as beautiful as it is perfectly fitted, AquaVita Swim is your best bet. This classic line of swimwear was created in 2009 when its founders noticed women were spending too much money on swimwear in New York City. They decided then and there that swimwear and resort wear should be both beautiful and affordable. The designers at AquaVita Swim know that women are beautiful in all shapes and sizes. Their colorful swimwear designs come in a variety of cuts and styles to flatter all women’s bodies so they can feel classy and comfortable lounging poolside, swimming in the ocean, or dancing on a cruise ship. These empowering swimsuits, tops, and dresses look like they came straight off of the runway at the latest fashion show. In fact, many of AquaVita Swim pieces recently made their way across the catwalk at the International Swim Fashion Week in Curaçao at the Papagayo Beach Club in March. During the event, AquaVita displayed their timeless looks. The resort wear line included flowing skirts, tops, and dresses in the colors inspired by the beach; each designed to make women look spectacular in any setting. Swimwear and resort wear were styled with anklets, high-heeled sandals, statement necklaces, and straw tote bags.
Instead of Brazilian bottoms and barely-there strings, AquaVita designed their pieces for women who like to look beach-fabulous without revealing too much. Their one-piece designs feature figure-flattering wraps and straps to keep everything in place. Their tankinis are carefully cut to expose just the right amount of skin, while flattering the bust and bottom. Their bikinis are cut to lift and accentuate. Many of the suits come with golden accents or jewels in strategically placed locations. These luxurious suits look expensive, but are affordably priced between $49 and $89. AquaVita Swimwear is truly geared towards every woman. As AquaVita Swimwear looks to the future, they are working to expand their resort wear collection. The designers plan to include more sizing options to allow more women to look beautiful and be comfortable no matter their size. They also seek to expand the company into overseas markets to become a recognizable, yet exclusive, brand and a global leader online and in brickand-mortar marketplaces.
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CROCHET MAXI DRESS WITH LACE // S-M / L-XL WHITE / CREAM / SKY BLUE / ARMY GREEN
TIE-DYE SHIMMER TUNIC // ONE SIZE SAGE GREY / DENIM BLUE / ARMY GREEN
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In 2014, after more than two decades in the fashion industry, Poemä Swim was launched by Pamela and her daughter Morea in Southern Florida. The two work seamlessly together to design beautiful and functional swimwear and resort collections. The goal is simple: encourage women to be true to themselves and feel confident and beautiful. Each piece of swimwear is inspired by stunning beaches and eclectic cultures from around the world, and are designed with intention and care. The brand’s namesake, Poemä, means “the pearl of the deep sea,” and represents the fine and delicate nature of the Poemä Swim collections. Like life, pearls are delicate, beautiful, and a bit mysterious. Pamela and Morea created Poemä Swim to reflect the beauty of life and their surroundings. Inspired by classic styles, unique details, earth tones, and exotic prints, Poemä Swim is perfect for fashion forward women everywhere. New for 2017 is the Enigma collection, inspired by beautiful and exotic beaches in Peru. Pamela notes, “the enigmatic elements created by nature enhance a woman’s sense of empowerment, intensifying their natural beauty and sensuality.” The Enigma collection uses fine fabrics from Spain and Italy, and features earthtones, nudes, and shades of rust and green to create feminine, sensual, and classic pieces. 92
Highlights of the Enigma Collection include the Estefania Bottom, a swimsuit bottom with criss-cross and knotted details, minimal back coverage, and the Poemä signature gold plate. The Tahiti Top, another popular piece, features bold, strappy detailing on the chest and neck that is both comfortable and flattering. Of course, the collection is not without classic pieces such as the Kiss Kiss Bottom, a “basic” swimsuit bottom with minimal back coverage and a seamless design. Plus, mixing and matching has never been easier with reversible swimwear pieces, making the entire Enigma Collection incredibly versatile. Pamela and Morea have created Poemä Swimwear to inspire women to feel beautiful and empowered. Their gorgeous designs, custom fit, and classic style are the perfect pieces for beach bathers, travel enthusiasts, and trendsetters alike.
Moorea Top: Every Poema babe needs
Moorea Top: Every Poema babe needs
this classic triangle top. It is super ver-
this classic triangle top. It is super ver-
satile and can be worn in many ways.
satile and can be worn in many ways.
Estefania Bottom: Grab this bottom
Estefania Bottom: Grab this bottom
quick before it is sold out!
quick before it is sold out!
This beautiful one-piece is seamless and slimming. This suit features a deep V neck-line in front with intricate criss cross straps on the back and a moderate coverage cheeky bottom. It is sophisticated and sexy with just enough class. 93
HOT OR COLD A day at the beach can sure to be a fun one but how much fun is up to you and perhaps your favorite cold or hot beverage can be of help.
day at the beach can sure to be a fun one but how much fun is up to you and perhaps your favorite cold or hot beverage. We have been using the Corkcicle Canteen for several weeks now and we love it. The Canteen is
comprised of triple-insulated stainless steel keeping your cold drinks cold for uo to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12. The corkcicle product lineup is vast with the aforementioned Canteen, the whiskey wedge an artful way of perfectly chill your whiskey and a futuristic beer koozie called the Artican. Check out corkcicle.com for additonal products that will defentoly improve your life at least it will enjoy you beach day.
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The Perfect Island
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The small Caribbean island of Curaรงao is one of the hottest vacation destinations on the planet. Located East of Aruba and North of Venezuela, this island is a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and was once part of the Netherland Antilles. Over 150,000 people live on the island which measures 171 square miles. Its capital city, Willemstad, is home to the Hato International Airport, allowing travelers from North and South America, Europe, and the Caribbean to easily access this tropical oasis. Curaรงao is the perfect island for look book shoots and videos. The spectacular beaches, the bright colors on the european inspired buidings gives you some many locations and backdrops. for more information of this special island vist: WWW.CURACAO.COM
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The luxuriously relaxing Papagayo Curaรงao resort rests peacefully on the Caribbean Sea. The resort boasts several properties, including the first adults-only hotel on the island and property looking out over the sparkling blue waters of Jan Thiel Bay.
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he luxuriously relaxing Papagayo Curaçao resort rests peacefully on the Caribbean Sea. The resort boasts several properties, including the first adults-only hotel on the island and property looking out over the sparkling blue waters of Jan Thiel Bay. Beach Hotel at Papagayo The Beach Hotel is designed with a striking modern style that shines against the perfectly manicured grass. Clean lines inside and out emphasize the beauty of the Caribbean Sea. The hotel interior and exterior feature clean white lines, linens, and furniture. Its minimal design truly allows guests to relax in a transcendent environment. The hotel features a private infinity pool that overlooks the Caribbean and is only accessible to the hotel guests. Surrounded by the privacy of inviting lounge chairs, the pool is a short walk from the hotel, but the intimate setting is worth the stroll. While relaxing at the pool, guests can book reservations for water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, and other water sports.
The Beach Club If the luxurious rooms, exquisite food, and beautiful
surroundings are not enough, the Papagayo Beach Hotel is also home to the Papagayo Beach Club. This trendy spot in Curaçao features white sandy beaches punctuated by an infinity pool that appears to flow directly into the sea. On weekends, this relaxation hub seamlessly shifts into a nightclub with live music and entertainment. It is the perfect place in Curaçao for relaxation and play time. Don’t be fooled however, the best part of the Papagayo Beach Hotel is the view. Throughout the hotel, the Caribbean Sea can be seen from nearly every room through plentiful windows and glass doors. By keeping the interior design minimal, there are no distractions to the outside environment.
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Inernational Swim Fashion Week We are excited about the growth of ISFW and are looking to grow the event to become the most viewed swimwear fashion
show on Social Media.”
Bobby Harris President of ISFW.
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nternational swim week celebrated its second year at the beautiful Papagayo Curacao Beach Club. Curacao has been the home for ISFW since its inception the beautiful Caribbean backdrop made for highly succesfull event. The third year of the event will move to a
new location and . With the signing of a Partnership with Pop Up Swim Shop and Swim Edit Magazine ISFW 17 will leave Curacao and also change from a winter event to early fall, this cis more intuned with buying season for retailers.
excited about the growth of ISFW and are looking to grow the event to become the most viewed swimwear fashion show on Social Media.” States Bobby Harris President of ISFW. The 2017 event will be held in August.
ne of the fashion industry’s pre-eminent luxury swimwear designers, Gabriela Pires was ‘born’ into this business. Before taking her first breath, Gabriela was already purchasing clothing fabrics in Rio de Janeiro while
still in her mother’s womb In between her first moments on earth until now, Gabriela has followed the fashion industry around all life’s corners. After moving to Miami at an early age, Gabriela then headed to Italy to study fashion at the Istituto Marangoni of Milan. She then took her talents to the fashion capitol of the world, New York City, starring in her first New York City Fashion Week at the age of 21. In 2009, Gabriela opened her first New York City-based swimwear showroom on Broadway, followed-up by her guest-designing her very own line for the renowned Opera Swimwear in 2010. Adding another vertical to her already astounding repertoire, Gabriela debuted her lingerie designs via her very own brand, The Panty Box, in 2012. At this same time, she opened a brick-and-mortar boutique for the line in the NoLita district of Manhattan. Following years of dedication and determination in launching her illustrious Gabriela Pires Beachwearluxury swimwear line, the brand was first featured in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition, the Super Bowl of all swimwear showcases. To ensure her staying power, Gabriela has followed this up with two features since. Tking her God-given Brazilian roots and combining them with a generation’s worth of experience in the fashion industry, Gabriela has developed Gabriela Pires Beachwear into a force to be reckoned with. From styles and cuts to fit all shapes and sizes, Gabriela Pires Beachwear dares you to show-off on your next beach excursion. And the best part of all:Gabriela ensures each piece of swimwear is crafted with the same careful, motherly touch that sifted through the various clothing fabrics with her in her youngest days in Rio de Janeiro.
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SWIM EDIT magazine is the official publication for Pop Up Swim Shop Business. Swim Edit covers the latest and greatest in the swim, resort a...
Published on Mar 1, 2017
SWIM EDIT magazine is the official publication for Pop Up Swim Shop Business. Swim Edit covers the latest and greatest in the swim, resort a...