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Salt white and flamingo pink shores make up a small portion of one of the most photographed beaches in the world!

The print trend is making moves!

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Destination: Maldives The ideal location to explore the snow white sands and warm cyan blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Destination: Bora Bora For over 40 years the resorts on this enchanting island have welcomed lovers in to bask in the majesty that is French Polynesia.

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blushing bikinis Barely there colors entice.

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swimwear blogger Suger Spice Swimwear Blogger Haley Wilson gives GF her take on new trends and the sexy world of swimwear.

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Destination: Necker Island The 74 acre Caribbean private property of Sr. Richard Branson is now an all-inclusive resort featuring clean turquoise waters and stunning sandy beaches.

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Swimsuit by MANDALYNN Britt Bikini Block Top + Bottom Wardrobe Stylist SHANNON CAMPBELL Hair/Make Up by SHEBA SNOW Shooting Assistants MARC LOPEZ & BRANDEN Matylewicz

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Oh how the bikini has changed!

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Destination: St Barts Tempting tourists, movie stars and moguls alike, this destination has numerous beaches around its’ volcanic island that are only a few hills away.

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color me bold Color blocking solids are screaming for well-deserved attention.

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Destination: Langkawi From being known as Heaven to pirates, to now being the Jewel of Kedah, Lankawi is steeped in legend and bathed in beauty.

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THEMYSCIRA The Geek Fantasy island destination home of the Amazons.


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Swimsuit Issue Cover Credits Photographer Kyle Goldie Swimwear by A.T.G. Women Wardrobe Stylist Shannon Campbell Hair/MUA Sheba Snow Shooting Assistants Marc Lopez & Branden Matylewicz Location Venice Beach, California

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Photographer Kyle Goldie Model Haley Wilson Swimwear by Verano High

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It was a consideration from the inception of Geek Fantasy to have an annual swimsuit issue. Our partnership with phenomenally talented photographer Kyle Goldie prompted an opportunity to expand the brand and provide our readers with an extended special edition issue with pages filled with beautiful women in beautiful swimwear. Collaborative efforts are what Geek Fantasy is all about, bringing talented, creative people together to create a compilation of incredible works. This issue is no different! From our featured photographer to the swimwear designers, stylists, assistants and especially the stunning models themselves, I was pleased to see these talented professionals produce such stunning images. Our magazine, after all, isn’t anything without the fantasy, and what better to highlight that, than with swimwear!

@GeekFantasyMag /GeekFantasyMagazine

Photographer Kyle Goldie Model Nicole Williams Swimwear by Adicora Hair / MUA by Jessica Davis Jewelry by Cintili by Beto Yarce

Jaime Morton-Hawley

This issue was shot, in large part, by photographer Kyle Goldie and co-produced by Fremavi Studios.

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Ladies can’t help falling in love with prints as much as we love seeing these ladies wear them!


Danielle Ruiz Swimsuit by AMERICAN APPAREL Wardrobe Stylist ALI LEVINE Hair/Make Up by RED DODGE

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Copyright © 2014. Geek Fantasy Magazine is published 10 times a year by Darkroom Studios, LLC. Special Edition Swimsuit Issue 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Photography by

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Reproduction in whole or in part without written consent of the publisher is strictly prohibited. ISSN 2372-7446 [Print] ISSN 2372-7462 [Online] For Advertising: Advertise@GeekFantasyMag.com Printed by: MagCloud Publishing 3000 Hanover Street, MS 1051 Palo Alto, CA 94304 Available in digital format on: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon via Magzter.com and the Magzter Ap. CREATIVE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Jaime Morton-Hawley DIVISIONS EDITOR Mike Casals FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER Kyle Goldie SHOOT PRODUCTION Fremavi Studios COVER MODEL Mariel Booth VARIANT COVER MODELS Nicole Williams Haley Wilson CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Joshua Paull Jill Renter FEATURED MODELS Adriènne Ferreira Brittany Mason Caitlin O’Connor Carly Lauren Cassie Cardelle Dana Mikhaylova Danielle Ruiz Destiny Sierra Elle Sevenhuysen Eva Lauren Hannah Flattery Holly Parker Irina Voronina Jenna Bentley Jessi m’Bengue Kira Aleman Kortney Kane Lauryn Bocook Lisa Marie Pascuccio Megan Haley Natalia Barulich Rachel Mullins Sage M. Shelby Chesnes Valeria Hope Brandi Gray

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is not only a host on Fox Sports but she has a saucy side, taking her martinis dirty and loving a man with persistence. There is so much more see, so #follow this brunette beauty on her Instagram. A _DanielleRuiz

FEATURED SWIMWEAR Adicora Swimwear American Apparel Agua Bendita A.T.G. Beach Bunny Swimwear D Hedral Swimwear Essence Designs Frankies Bikinis Forever XXI Haute Kollection Inner Desire Swimwear Lee + Lani Luli Fama Meli Beach Mila Bikinis Odina Surf Ola Vida PaliQ Salt Tavik Verano High ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS + SPECIAL THANK YOU Ali Levine Red Dodge Jameson Gamble Shannon Campbell Drew Noreen Haley Wilson Branden Matylewicz Marc Lopez Lauren Reid Heather Gardner Rose Gonzales Paloma Alcantar Lily Fassnacht Heather Roma All Washed Up Corrina Cooke Alex Warschawer 31 Bits Katarina Rossi Kendra Scott Borea Jewelry Jacqueline Sapigao Danielle Blaquera Andy McCallie April Michelle Katie Dean Bad Fish Booty Eat 24 Azzelia Rali Ivanova Fremavi Studios Kyle Goldie GeekFantasyMag.com2014 SWIMSUIT

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Ellen Sevenhuysen Swimsuit by AGUA BENDITA Wardrobe Stylist SHANNON CAMPBELL Hair by DREW NOREEN Make-Up by RED DODGE Shooting Assistants HALEY WILSON BRANDEN MATYLEWICZ Photography by

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The award winning Seychelles Islands are comprised of 115 luscious islands floating in the Indian Ocean about 1000 miles East of Kenya. With all of the bountiful options of scenery on the numerous islands, it’s no wonder they have been named top beach in the world time and time again.

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Three main islands make up a small part of this expansive Island Republic, including La Digue, which boasts not one, but 2 beaches noted to be in the top 5 in the world! One thing to be wary of; the Seychelles is one of the most photographed beaches in the world so watch for the cameras!

Where to Stay 3 1. Room Interiors of a Guest Suite at the Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles. 2. Luxury views of The North Island, Seychelles. 3. Local Creole flavors at Lanbousir Restaurant.

The North Island Seychelles is the Noah’s Ark of the tropical archipelago, with a habitat that is comprised of endangered flora and fauna that have been relocated to this paradise from around

the other islands of the Seychelles. This luxury lodge boasts 11 Villas, built as much as possible utilizing recycled materials, each designed uniquely to not only celebrate nature, but to offer the feeling of being home. As long as your home includes a sunset bar, wine cellar, and helipad that is.

THE NORTH ISLAND North-Island.com +248 429 3100 Price: from $3536 The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is your hilltop bungalow dream come true. You get all of the luxury and world-class service you would expect from a Four Seasons while maintaining the ideals of deserted beaches and treetop villas. Possibly the most appetizing service of the Four Seasons Resort is the fact that it is not only kid friendly, it has its own Kid Program! Best part? It’s free!

Where to Eat Lanbousir Local Creole flavors include a fruit-bat curry that guests can enjoy on wooden benches overlooking the beautiful white sand beaches. Delicious meals for a satisfying price! Chez Marston If you feel less adventurous in your search for culinary satisfaction, Chez Marston offers you the familiar tastes of pizza and hamburgers along with some of the finest food in Seychelles! While you’re eating say hello to the restaurant’s owner Marston who is more than likely wandering the tables nightly.

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Jewelry CINTLI by BETO YARCE

Hair / MUA JESSICA DAVIS

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Learn to love more of this Florida native by #following her on Instagram. A ShelbyChesnes

Shelby Chesnes Swimsuit by Qispi Kay Swimwear Wardrobe Stylist SHANNON CAMPBELL Shooting Assistants MARC LOPEZ Photography by

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With piercing green eyes, this stunning Russian has plans to do more than be a successful swimwear model. She plans to one day become a world-renowned chef.

Dana Mikhaylova Swimsuit by FOREVER XXI Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Make-Up by LAUREN REID Jewelry HEATHER GARDNER ROSE GONZALES Photography by

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, This incredible shot was taken on the beautiful sands of Laguna Beach, California.

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it’s hard not to fall for this Los Angeles born green-eyed stunner in her print bikini.

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Get to know more about this fashion loving self proclaimed “tomboy� by #following her on instagam. A HollyParkerrr

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Indian Ocean

The Maldives 1200 Incredible islands make up the Republic of the Maldives, home of 105 private resorts each on their own individual islands.

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The Maldives is the ideal location for everyone from honeymooners to adventurers to explore the white as snow sand and the warm cyan blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Whether you are looking for the luxury and spectacle of a 5 or even 6 star resort or are looking for a more budget friendly vacation in this paradise, the Maldives does not disappoint.

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While not the most expensive of all the resorts in the Maldives, One & Only Reethi Rah remains the “king of the Maldivian resorts” with their thick vegetation and unique canal flowing through the island pushing them in front of the rest. The island itself was perfectly molded and crafted with reclaimed land to

expand to almost three times its natural size, molding in crescent shaped beaches on almost every white sandy edge. The behind-the-scenes excitement was so popular that a holiday novel was written about it called “Beach Babylon.”

One & Only Reethi Rah OneAndOnlyResorts.com Phone: +960 664 8800 Price: from $1100 Featuring traditional Maldivian architecture integrated with elegant contemporary Thai modifications, Dusit Thani offers panoramic views of the lush natural landscape while keeping you in the unparalleled luxury that you would expect from the Maldives. Everything from the white sandy beaches to the 360-degree house reef and lagoon showcase the natural beauty of the

Maldives from this four and a half star property.

Where to Eat Sala Thai Generally held as the best restaurant on the island, Sala Thai has a sumptuous menu with choices ranging from soups to noodles and over to curries. Aioli Looking for a sleek, boutique atmosphere for your dining pleasure? Aioli’s dark wood and cream furnishings are just as fabulous as their exquisite menu. Blank Angus filets, coconut chili crab, and baked mussels are just the tip of the iceberg for the glorious meal served to you in their gorgeous dining rooms or on the romantic outdoor terrace.

Special Touch There is a beach on Mudhdhoo Island that glows blue at night thanks to the ostracod crustaceans that live on the shores.


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Among her many modeling credits, Eva has also starred on the silver screen opposite James Franco. Hailing from Detriot, this swimsuit model is far from chilly, shooting her pictorial on the sunny beaches of California.

Eva Lauren Swimsuit by AGUA BENDITA Wardrobe Stylist SHANNON CAMPBELL Hair by DREW NOREEN Make Up by CORRINA COOKE Jewelry HEATHER GARDNER Shooting Assistants HALEY WILSON JAMESON GAMBLE Photography by

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this bi-lingual French beauty lived in Canada and Hong Kong before stopping in New York City to become a professional model.

Jessi m’Bengue Swimsuit by ADICORA SWIMWEAR Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry HEATHER GARDNER Shooting Assistant JAMESON GAMBLE Photography by

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For over 40 years the resorts on the enchanting island of Bora Bora have welcomed lovers in to bask in the majesty that is the most romantic place in the world. Couples can expect to enjoy dramatic scenery and resplendent amenities on any of their numerous resorts, each designed with their own unique romantic experiences.

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Bora Bora also is world-renowned for it shopping, with visitors coming from all points of the globe to pick up the local and international original art, Tahitian pearls, and precious wooden handcrafts only available on the island.

Where to Stay 3 1. Room Interiors of a Guest Suite at the Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora. 2. Smoothy snack made from local fruits. 3. Arial photo of the Thalasso Spa Resort

In view of Mount Otemanu, on its own beautiful private beach, sits the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, featuring spacious bungalows over the clear blue waters. Traditional wooden furnishings,

high ceilings, and thatched roofs surrounded by lush tropical gardens await you in this island paradise where it’s not out of the ordinary to see other guests in the middle of activities ranging from playing tennis to windsurfing! Add to that the complimentary lagoon tours, traditional Polynesian dancing shows, and the variety of cuisines and you have the perfect vacation destination.

FOUR SEASONS FourSeasons.com +689 60 31 30 Price: from $1288 Featuring an exclusive private beach on Motu Piti Aau, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort is the relaxing island getaway you’ve been looking for. Your private air-conditioned over-the-water villa has a large shaded terrace where you can bask in the natural beauty of Bora Bora. The resort’s Deep Ocean Spa uses ocean water

to not only soothe your mind, but to heal your body. Dine on the terrace of the Le Reef Restaurant overlooking the lagoon and then go straight from your room into the direct access into the pristine waters.

Where to Eat Bora Kaina Hut Everything from the candlelit wooden furniture to the soothing soundtrack makes this a must visit, especially their Mahi Mahi with passion fruit sauce cooked on volcanic stones! Maikai Bora Bora Maikai Bora Bora has been rated highly for its excellent value menu. You will always leave with a satisfied wallet and definitely a full stomach.

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Like never before, “bum” trends are becoming the new rage in swimwear. Cheeky? Scrunchy? How tiny is too tiny and what will I get kicked off a beach for wearing? Ladies have a lot to consider and the “bum” is the highlighted discussion. Has it always been this way? Before the “teeny tiny” debates, before the mesh, the cutouts and the strings, it was difficult for the public to consider swimsuits as acceptable at all. It’s hard for anyone in 2014 to think of a time where going swimming required ladies to wear more clothes than they would to a baseball game, but times have changed... and so have those “bum” cuts. It may seem like nothing more than a simple piece of quick-drying stretch fabric, but the skimpy bathing suit of today, that leaves little to the imagination, came from centuries (no exaggeration) of change and innovation. Women in the public bath houses of ancient Greece and Rome back in 200 B.C. to around 500 A.D. were most likely completely nude. The old bathhouses were separated by gender so cross-gender viewing was not a concern. Of course, this did not count out the “peeping tom” of the ancients, but we didn’t find any official record on that. If any sort of coverage was desired, women wore a bandeau-like top and small bottoms similar to the swimsuits of today. Seems practical. French engineer Louis Reard did not create the modern bikini until 1946 in Paris. Jacques Heim also created a bikini around the same time, but Reard’s version was even smaller, so small in fact that it fit into a 2 inch x 2 inch box! He named his design a “bikini” after the Bikini Atoll, where nuclear testing was currently going on, because they were small but devastating. We have to admit that naming bikinis after something “small but devastating” is one of the coolest derivation concepts we’ve ever heard of, and we read comics! After its inception, French models refused to pose in the garment on account of its raciness, so Reard found a nude dancer named Micheline Bernardini who was willing to be photographed in the bikini. At first, this new swimsuit design was met with much disdain, with the Catholic Church going as far as declaring wearing a bikini a sin! Religion aside, we can understand that at a time when hemlines weren’t permitted to be higher than a lady’s fingertips, EVER, this swimwear “issue” could warrant an uproar similar to wearing underwear in public. Factor in those ladies getting wet and you’ve got verifiable social anarchy. But eventually, folks had to approve the look. And why not? Women wearing less in public is a wonderful idea, or at least ladies being able to wear what they want. School girl sweater? Yes. Jean shorts? You bet! Bikini? We’re on board! Jumping forward to 1964, Rudi Gernreich introduced the first topless swimsuit, the monokini, along with creating the thong design. Granted, the modern monokini does include a top, but the original “unkini” was designed in protest, as many things in the 1960’s were. For many years, the use of thongs was primarily for exotic dancers until the 1990’s when Baywatch changed everything. With the television show displaying numerous females in thong swimsuits, the thong began to gain acceptance as both underwear and swimwear. Yet another reason to love David Hasselhoff, if you didn’t have enough already. Welcome to 2014, where the suits range from vintage one pieces to “micro” bikinis. It’s more about fashion than function, with ladies having their pick of tens of decades worth of designs to wear, or not to wear. The question? How teeny is your bikini bottom?

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Captivating Curves in Nearly Naked Swimwear There are very few things that come to mind that are more stunning than the female figure. Captivating curves can drive a man to complete insanity, so what could be more sensually enticing than a woman wearing colors that are reminicent of her bare form? From the blushes to the nudes, this nearly-naked swimwear trend is on the top of our list.

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This Internationally traveled brunette is far from your average swimwear model, with artistic talents from welding sculptures to singing along to her guitar skills.

Holly Parker Swimsuit by OLA VIDA Jewelry Devon Leigh Photography by

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Producing a large portion of this year’s swimwear issue, Fremavi was pleased to have some of the catering of these shoots sponsord by Eat24.

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Get to know more about this men’s magazine covermodel by #following her on instagram. A JennaBentley07

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Not only does this blonde beauty have multiple men’s magazine covers under her belt, she is also a musician and DJ.

Jenna Bentley Swimsuit by INNER DESIRE Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry ALL WASHED UP Shooting Assistant Alex Warschauer Photography by

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beauty has lived in Austria, Switzerland, France and back to the United States, speaking three languages and enjoying drawing anime characters while trying to learn Japanese.

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Shooting Assistants LILY FASSNACHT HALEY WILSON HEATHER ROMA

Jewelry HEATHER GARDNER

Make Up by PALOMA ALCANTAR

Hair by DREW NOREEN

Wardrobe Stylist SHANNON CAMPBELL

Swimsuit by FRANKIES BIKINIS

Kyle Goldie

Photography by

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CARIBBEAN

Saint Barthelemy St. Barts exudes a seductive blend of tropical foliage, Euro sophistication, and natural beauty, with the blond sand beaches as the star of the show.

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With numerous beaches around the volcanic island only a few hills away, it’s easy to see how St Barts tempts tourists, movie stars, and moguls alike. The predominantly French island does have some relics of their Swedish legacy in the form of their redroofed capital of Gustavia, a busy port named after a Swedish King.

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Charming towns, fabulous beaches, snorkeling and water sports keep everyone coming to celebrate movies, music and life.

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A unique room for every visit! You can select from rooms that include beachfronts, private swimming pools, and several terraces. In case you burned your

hair in the sun too long, the Neville Hair & Beauty Salon offers an extensive menu of services including a Shu Uemora conditioning treatment for sun-dried hair. Is shopping more of your forte? The Shop Poupette St Barth inside the hotel offers soft, sensual bohemian chic for the beach or every day while you are in the eternal summer that is St. Barts.

HOTEL TAIWANA HotelTaiwana.com Phone: +590 590 29 80 08 Price: from $806 Offering 34 individualized accommodations uniquely decorated by Jane Matthews, the Hotel Eden Rock St Barts aims to make you feel at home. The Eden Rock is also home to two Ultraluxe beach villas, the Nina and the Rockstar. The Villa Nina is a spacious, ultra lux villa located on the perfect spot on the beach,

with unobscured views of the bay of St Jean and the clear blue Caribbean Sea beyond. The Rockstar Villa boasts four king bed suites, two cabins, a walled private garden, and the coup-degrace, a state of the art music recording studio and screening room!

Where to Eat Santa Fe Santa Fe and its Chef, Emmanuel Maurin, deliver a laid back atmosphere with panoramic views and fantastic authentic French specialties. Le Carre An eclectic gastropub with quality food and quality staff is a satisfying spot to grab a cocktail before losing yourself in the Luxury stores nearby.

Special Touch David Rockefeller, of Rockefeller Square, purchased property in St Barts in 1957 and kick-started the island’s transformation into an upscale tourist destination.


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is currently writing a children’s book and has acted opposite Jason Alexander on Two and a Half Men. Her hometown has awarded Brittany with the Service to Mankind award for her philanthropic efforts and she has worked with the Mission of Hope Haiti organization as well as supporting the Model Alliance.

Brittany Mason Swimsuit by AGUA BENDITA Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry ALL WASHED UP Photography by

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There is so much more to see of Hannah on her Instagram. #Follow her! A Hannah_Flattery

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Irish model Hannah is currently traveling the world and from Beijing to Bangkok, this blonde beauty is making a name for herself!

s SHOP this bikini top style and more at OdinaSurf.com

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Get an intimate look into the life of this sultry blonde by #following her on Instagram. A ValerieHopeOfficial

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This lover of the outdoors enjoys hiking, swimming and has even broken her wrist snowboarding.

Valerie Hope Swimsuit by MILA BIKINIS Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry ALL WASHED UP Photography by

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With SugarSpiceSwimwear.com, blogger HALEY WILSON takes fingertips to keyboard and gives the World Wide Web her take on brands, trends and the swimwear lifestyle. PHOTOGRAPHS BY KYLE GOLDIE

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Blog along with Haley: SugarSpiceSwimwear.com Or #follow her on Instagram. A RealHaleyWilson

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tarting a swimwear blog to help educate women on swimwear brands, model Haley Wilson began to see what type of impact she could have on the consumer and the swimwear brands themselves. Noticing that Target was the go-to store for inexpensive trendy suits, she started posting photos online of those and other similar brands. Her friends caught the drift and wanted to know how to get those suits! Now Haley has been blogging for three years and she continues to use social media to expand her reach to ladies in need and brands that appeal to her audience. GF It’s amazing to have you be part of our annual swimsuit issue. It only seems fitting that a model with a swimwear blog was perfect to interview, and even get a variant cover! Starting with your blog, how do you choose which suits to feature? HW If the swimwear is decent and I would wear it, I go ahead and contact the designer. GF Are there particular designers you’ve found to be your favorites? HW Minimale Animal, Tavik, Beach Bunny, Beach Riot and the list goes on! These suits have the best designs and very sexy cuts, and that’s what I look for. I prefer either a thong bum or a cheeky bum.

HW My ideal beach destination would be Santorini, Greece. The reason why I love Santorini is because the buildings are so beautiful and the water is very blue. GF Greece is definitely a good idea to keep in mind for next year’s issue. Do you have a favorite US beach spot? HW Laguna Beach is my favorite. It has the best sand and really blue water. The rocks are very orange in color, which makes for awesome photos. GF We noticed you do a lot of wardrobe stying for shoots. Do you have a favorite model to work with?

GF Are there brands or trends that you think are hot for the 2014 season?

HW Meeting Sports Illustrated model Genevieve Morton was pretty awesome. She’s so sweet and is totally one of my favorites! Also, I look up to Amanda Booth quite a bit. She was in Surfing Magazine!

HW Beauty and the Beach, She Made Me, Beijo Baby, Triangl, Tavik, Beach Bunny, Beach Riot. I totally think thong bum is hot this season. Many women are going for less material, which is great. If you’ve got a great figure, why not show it off? Cheeky bum is always in season. Its a great fit for any type of bum. Also, less full coverage on the breast.

GF It’s hard not to be a Genevieve fan. Count us in! We have to know more about this awesome pictorial you shot. It reminds us of a Frank Miller graphic novel. What was it like to shoot it?

GF We have no complaints on the “less is more” idea and welcome ladies to hop on that train! Any other trending ideas to look out for?

HW It was super cool. Kyle Goldie had an amazing idea ( keeping it a secret) and we totally ran with it. Super cool concept and we got some great shots. It was a great experience for me. The water part was my favorite. It was super hot that day and to be in a pool was awesome. Made for some great shots.

HW I think bright colors are a must. Anything from yellow, orange, bright purple, teal, they are all great choices. Muted colors such as grey, beige, black are just as popular. White is totally in this season, so if you’re tan, you should probably get a white suit! Crochet swimwear is really in as well. Its sexy and has really awesome material. GF Going along with this issue’s destination islands, do you have a favorite beach destination location?

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GF Before we go, tell us more about what we can expect from Sugar Spice Swimwear this year and next. HW Big things with Sugar Spice Swimwear, and even bigger with my modeling career! I plan on working very hard and hitting the goals that I have made for myself!


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Rachel Mullins Swimsuit by MELI BEACH SWIMWEAR Wardrobe Stylist ALI LEVINE Jewelry DEVON LEIGH Shooting Assistant KATARINA ROSSI Photography by

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Get up close and personal with this beautiful brunette by #following her on Instagram. A TheDestinySierra

Destiny Sierra Swimsuit by FRANKIES BIKINIS Wardrobe Stylist SHANNON CAMPBELL Hair by DREW NOREEN Make Up by PALOMA ALCANTAR Jewelry KENDRA SCOTT Shooting Assistants LILY FASSNACHT HALEY WILSON HEATHER ROMA Photography by

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, This photo

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Shelby Chesnes Swimsuit by Qispi Kay Swimwear Wardrobe Stylist SHANNON CAMPBELL Shooting Assistant MARC LOPEZ Photography by

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18° 31' N and 64° 21' W

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Destination

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Necker Island The Caribbean private property of Sir Richard Branson known as Necker Island is known for its 74 acres of lush vegetation, clean turquoise waters, and gorgeous sandy beaches.

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The island getaway is situated to the north of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Bought by Sir Richard Branson at the age of 28, Branson utilized local stone, Brazilian hardwoods, Asian antiques, Indian rugs, bamboo furniture from Bali, and created an open wall private resort in three years time.

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Your choices of accommodations are limited to 6 Bali Houses or the Great House, which can house 16 adults in its 8 bedrooms along with the 1500 square foot master bedroom. The Great House burned down back in August of 2011 after being struck by lightning due to Tropical Storm Irene, but was rebuilt and now, according to Branson, “It’s like

the old house on steroids.” Included in the price of your stay is a full complement of watersports activities as well as the use of two tennis courts, which are home to a Pro-Am tennis tournament every year. You are also given full access to the gorgeous freshwater pool and large Jacuzzi at the Beach Pool Pavilion for when you tire of soaking up the breathtaking views as well as the sun from the oversized terrace attached to the Great House.

NECKER ISLAND NeckerIsland.Virgin.com Phone: + 0800 716 919 Price: from $24,475

Where to Eat A personal chef is available, and included in your price, to fulfill your culinary desires as well as a team of about 60 staff members all there to cater to your every need.

The Michelin-trained chefs can prepare any dish you desire and your dining experience can be formal or informal. What you say goes as you can choose to dine indoors or outdoors, themed or traditional, beachside, poolside, or even out under the stars!

Special Touch Among the many activities provided on the island, among them are kite-surfing, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, and power-boating, to name a few. Exclusively during celebration weeks, individual reservations can be made for couples or singles. When the Great House was struck by lightning, the house had 20 occupants inside including Kate Winslet who helped pull Sir Richard’s mother out of the fire safely. Other notable visitors to the island have been Diana, Princess of Wales and Mariah Carey.


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successes, Brittany has been the face of several commercial campaigns as well as modeling tv spots like Project Runway All Stars 2 and Oxygen’s first season of The Face, winning The Face Fan Favorite, voted on by viewers.

Brittany Mason Swimsuit by Hipanema Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry ALL WASHED UP Photography by

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This ebony goddess has a lot more to show you so don’t be shy and #follow her on Instagram. A LaJessimBengue

Jessi m’Bengue Swimsuit by PILYQ Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry HEATHER GARDNER Shooting Assistant JAMES GAMBLE Photography by

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= Jessi has been

seen in the pages of countless publications and commercial campaigns but perhaps her most noted appearance was in Robin Thicke’s #1 single music video Blurred Lines.

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= Shelby has been

posing for the camera since she was a little girl, but we can clearly see, this All-American brunette is all grown up!

Shelby Chesnes Swimsuit by Qispi Kay Swimwear Wardrobe Stylist SHANNON CAMPBELL Shooting Assistant MARC LOPEZ Photography by

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Natalia Barulich Swimsuit by D Hedral Beachwear Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry by ALL WASHED UP Photography by

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= This former ballerina

of Cuban and Croatian decent, was born in California but danced her way across the United States until she landed back in her home state.

Since she began modeling, she has landed several commercial campaigns and has most notably been whipped by Britney Spears in her music video Work Bitch.

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Lisa Marie Pascuccio Swimsuit by LEE + LANI Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry FOREVER XXI Shooting Assistant JAMESON GAMBLE Photography by

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Not only is Lisa an International model, she is the founder and designer of Lee + Lani Swimwear, having attended Fashion School with her business partner and best friend, Alana.

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Hannah Flattery Swimsuit Top by MILA BIKINIS Swimsuit Bottom by ODINA SURF Wardrobe Stylist JAQUELINE SAPIGAO Hair and MUA by danielle blaquera Photography by

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s SHOP Hannah’s bikini top at MilaBikinis.com. SHOP Hannah’s bikini bottom at OdinaSurf.com.

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Hannah is booked for several campaigns this summer and we are pleased to report that they are mostly swimwear and lingerie. Enjoy that fantasy!

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Hailing from a small town in Russia, this stunning blonde has achieved several titles in the modeling world, acheiving covers and pictorials in several men’s magazines and countless commercial campaigns along with multiple appearances in television and feature films.

s SHOP this look and more at SaltSwimwear.com

Irina Voronina Swimsuit by SALT SWIMWEAR Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry FOREVER XXI Shooting Assistants JAMESON GAMBLE Photography by

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Shooting Assistant JAMESON GAMBLE

Hair / MUA RED DODGE

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Caitlin O’Connor Swimsuit by INNER DESIRE Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry boera jewelry Photography by

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Caitlin was born in California but gew up in Uniontown, becoming a top finalist in the Miss Pennsylvania USA contest before moving back to Los Angeles to go to UCLA and winning Miss Photogenic at the Miss California USA pagent.

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Sing along with this songstress by #following her on Instagram. A CassieCardelle

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Cassie Cardelle Swimsuit by FOREVER XXI Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry KATIE DEAN ROSE GONZALES Shooting Assistant JAMESON GAMBLE Photography by

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= Growing up in Boston,

Cassie went to school for Sound Audio Engineering before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her singing and modeling career. Since she has appeared in several music videos and commercial campaigns.

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= This blonde Estonian

bombshell likes her men smart, funny and tall, but being only 5’3”, there are many guys out there that can automatically match one out of three. Congrats, to you all. Now only two more to go!

Valerie Hope Swimsuit by INNER DESIRE Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry ALL WASHED UP Photography by

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Rachel Mullins Swimsuit by OLA VIDA Wardrobe Stylist ALI LEVINE Necklace 31 BITS Bracelets BAD FISH BOOTY Shooting Assistant KATARINA ROSSI Photography by

Kyle Goldie

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Get to know this stunning blonde a little better by #following her on Instagram. A LaurynBocook

Lauryn Bocook Swimsuit by ODINA SURF Wardrobe Stylist JACQUELINE SAPIGAO Hair / MUA DANIELLE BLAQUERA

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American born Lauryn has been modeling lingerie and swimwear for companies and photographers across the United States. She has been printed in several Lifestyle and Men’s Magazine publications as well as several commerical campaigns.

Shooting Assistant ANDY MCCALLIE Photography by

Kyle Goldie

s SHOP this style and more

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6° 322' N and 99° 48' E

Shelby Chesnes wearing Qispi Kay Swimwear

Destination

MALAYSIA

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Known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is located just off the coast of North Western Malaysia. The largest of the 140 islands in this serene archipelago, also named Langkawi Island, was given World Geopark status by UNESCO due to its rich wildlife population and conservation areas. One of the many lakes around Langkawi is cheekily named Pregnant Maiden and is home to swimming macaque monkeys, who have been known to love a game of keep away! Nicknamed the Legendary Island due to being enshrouded with legends and myths, come see what legendary times await you!

Where to Stay 3 1. Room Interiors of a Guest Suite at The Danna Langkawi. 2. From the Unkaizan Restaurant, Langkawi. 3. White sand beaches of Langkawi.

A complete refurbishment in 2011 gave the Casa del Mar many new lavish features, including new rooms that boast timber flooring, new furniture, and heavenly beds. Studio suites are

available which cleverly furnish their private courtyards with a sofa bed, a table and two chairs, the perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty and truly lose yourself in the wonders of nature around you. If you are looking to get deeper into the island beauty, you should try taking a day cruise on the Capricorn II, Casa Del Mar’s exclusive boat!

DANNA LANGKAWI DannaLangkawi.com +011 60 49 59 32 88 Price: from $287 This award-winning hotel allows you to find supreme comfort amidst an inviting ambience while peering out at the unrivalled views of the white sandy beach and verdant green hills. Indulge yourself in an exclusive holiday getaway combined all the while with thrilling outdoor activities. The Danna Langkawi is a true reflection

of a timeless luxury vacation within nature’s beauty. With its own restaurant offering gourmet delights located on the ground floor, overlooking the infinity pool and sandy white beach, every part of the Danna Langkawi invites you to the pure definition of a luxury vacation in Malaysia.

Where to Eat Unkaizan Japanese-style food served in a cozy bungalow with a menu that offers specials including dishes made with imported Japanese seafood. Ashkim Homey Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, full of kebabs, salads, mezze, and fresh bread made with imported ingredients.

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, This incredible shot was taken in sunny Venice Beach, California.

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Mariel’s expansive career has awarded her the opportunity to travel to countless foreign countries like Australia, South Africa, Japan and Iceland, though she has made the biggest impression on the United States with her recent commercial ad that ran nationally for a year.

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Mariel Booth

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Caitlin has not only landed several high profile print and television campaigns, she has been voted Top Ten Hottest Girls in America for a noted men’s magazine. Along with her work in commercials, Caitlin has landed several tv spots on popular channels like MTV, Comedy Central and Fox.

Caitlin O’Connor Swimsuit by INNER DESIRE Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry HEATHER GARDNER Photography by

Kyle Goldie

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Jenna Bentley Swimsuit by BEACH BUNNY Wardrobe Stylist HALEY WILSON Jewelry ALL WASHED UP Shooting Assistant Alex Warschauer Photography by

Kyle Goldie

= Beginning her career

in beauty pagents, this beautiful blonde was discovered at a professional basketball game and hasn’t stopped modeling since, landing covers and pictorials in major men’s magazine publications.

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Jenna has begun to make a name for herself as DJ Lady J, with several tracks available on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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The Ultimate Geek Fantasy Island

Model SAIGE M. I Photographer JOSHUA PAULL

Themyscira What do you look for in a vacation destination? How about gorgeous women in front of stunning waterfalls wearing togas? Sound like your kind of place? Look no further than Themyscira. The sometimes floating island, more commonly referred to as Paradise Island, can offer you any kind of luxury that you can imagine! This magical vacation spot features hiking, spas, tours, and training arenas to keep you looking your best around the warrior women of the immortal Amazonian race. This proud race of incredibly fit warriors lives every day in a city composed entirely of Greco-Roman architecture that is a treat for any history buff. The best part is, you don’t even have to sacrifice a deer. Perhaps the most incredible part about the opportunity to travel to this promised land is the fact that fellas aren’t permitted to step foot on the island, thanks to Heracles. He was a warrior who pulled a very tricky move, thus creating quite the rift between the Amazons and “Patriarch’s World”. So if you are one of the lucky few men to actualy receive an invite, you won’t only get an exclusive look at a paradise few have every seen, you’ll be stepping foot on white sand beaches no man has ever stepped foot on before. We’re not sure if it’s time to beat our chest or fall to our knees and look to the heavens for thanks. The Temple of Aphrodite

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Model KIRA ALEMAN I Photographer JOSHUA PAULL

The royal palace that occupies the highest point of Themyscira has all of the amenities that you would expect in a palace fit for a queen. One of the most impressive magical items of note inside Queen Hippolyta’s palace

the history of the lore

the basics Pronounced Them-mes-skera Home to the Amazons.

is the Magic Sphere, which allows anyone who peers into it to view the past, present, and the probable future. All around the palace, you can find altars to worship the many deities of the Greek culture including: Athena, Artemis, and Hera. Arguably the biggest draw of Themyscira is a fountain of eternal youth inside the palace walls, but sadly, the fountain’s magical gift would only be given to Amazons. More of an animal lover? Paradise Island is home to different breeds of animals ranging from birds, to deer, to horses. One animal that is unique to the island is a kanga, which was a very large breed of kangaroo. Culture and Traditions Amazons are known for being extremely ceremonial and hold strict to several customs, some of which are quite stunning to behold. The most revered of the Amazonian rituals is the Feast of the Five, in which the Amazons pay homage to the five original goddesses in separate actions throughout a long day. It begins with a hunt to honor Artemis, followed by a harvest in honor of the goddess Demeter and a feast held in the honor of the remaining goddesses. On this, the most holy of holidays, the Themysciran Amazons celebrate a sort of holy birthday for all of their most favored Gods. Given the magical properties of both the island as well as its inhabitants, Themyscira has numerous unique features, not the least of which being that the island itself sits on top of Doom’s Doorway, which is a doorway to the underworld.

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In the Amazonian culture, homosexuality is not only accepted, but the only option for a romantic relationship without opting for celebacy. Their courting rituals include mental, physical and emofirst appearance tional tests since when they’re bound, it’s for life. It’s simple to deduce that any man with goals set to conquer any one of these Originally introduced as ladies has a mountain of a task to execute, but once attained, you Paradise Island: All Star Comics have achieved a goal only one other “super” man has fulfilled. The fictional #8, January, 1942. island home to the Later introduced as Themyscira The amazons Amazonian super- in Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #1, These ladies possess superhuman strength, stamina and speed, hero Wonder February 1987. all blessed by the Gods. The Amazons have enhanced healing Woman is the epic and can learn vast amounts of knowledge extremely quickly. fantasy destination the creators They are immortal with incredible hand-to-hand combat skills for not just fans, William Moulton Marston they’ve mastered over 3,000 years. All this and they’re tall, but for all Harry G. Peter strong and incredibly beautiful. Yes, yes and yes. men-kind.


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