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digital magazine swimwear 2018


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“Celebrate your perfect imperfections.” — Marlies Dekkers


contents SW IM W E A R 2018

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Mexico V I VA

14.

Sun, sand & scissor kicks!

My swimwear collection

10. 18.

HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY

The art of eating well

16.


The secret of the perfect bikini

20.

My cruise collection

24. 26. 25th anniversary

28. 30.

Floating GARDENS

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Mexico V I VA

Just a few hours after I landed in Mexico City, I found myself dancing in the streets, or rather, on a boat in the oating gardens of Xochimilco. Intoxicated by the rousing rhythms of a mariachi band, I just had to dance, and for the rest of my trip, I kept moving to that same vibrant Mexican beat: the spirit of Frida Kahlo.


I visited the ‘Casa Azul’ (‘Blue House’) where Frida was born and and spent much of her life -sometimes with and sometimes without Diego Rivera- and I was moved to tears seeing her paints still neatly lined up next to the wheelchair in front of her easel. I strolled through her lovely, lively neighborhood market, the Mercado Coyoacan, imagining Frida buying one of her fabulous folkloric dresses here. Not surprisingly, this is one of the best places for street food.

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La FLor — green


JUICY COUTURE Celebrate summer with a combination of subtle salmon and sea green: as delicious and sensual as a slice of juicy watermelon itself. Add some tropical flowers to really turn

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La Flor ~ green For my La Flor collection, I infused two gorgeous, flattering halter bikini-designs with some sensuous flower power! I placed a sculpted flower with delicate petals and a goldcolored heart at the center of your dĂŠcolletĂŠ like a tantalizing talisman and enriched the straps with glossy beads. And how sexy is that sea-green shade? Dare to dazzle!

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La Flor ~ salmon Go for flower power in a stunning, ultra-flattering bikini from my La Flor collection. For this salmon-colored version I chose a rich, sensual shade that makes any skin tone glow. 3D floral details and gold-colored beads add some tropical push up bikini top tanga

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touches to this fabulous design. Summer is here, guapa!

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I’m going on a trip and I’m bringing... Well unfortunately not my gorgeous personal trainer. But his sexy summer work out is a nice alternative. If you like torture, that is. La Flor - salmon plunge bikini top (unpadded) & briefs - 5 cm

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Sun, sand & scissor kicks! I see working out as a treat, not as a punishment. Now, anyone who knows what my personal trainer looks like might wink and say: “Sure you do!” And true enough, Patrick van Luijk, –a 6 ft 3 half-Jamaican Olympic athlete– is a total hunk. But he is not the main reason I love working out so much. Training gives me energy, it keeps me sharp and strong. And that hot bikini body? Another very nice bonus. Patrick likes to push me. He isn’t happy till I can barely walk and I’m about to throw up. That, to him, is a sign that it was a good work out. So when I casually asked him to give me a few excercises to do during my beach holiday, Patrick –never one to do things half-assed– created a crazy hardcore schedule that would have taken up my entire holiday and made me crawl home afterwards. I had to ask him: “Did you accidentally mix up the words ‘vacation’ and ‘Olympic training camp’?" Oh well, that’s what you get for having a top athlete as a personal trainer...

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Holi Vintage ~ dark blue I designed my Holi Vintage collection for classical beauties. A cleverly laid-out jacquard pattern accentuates your curves in all the right places, while an extra strap frames your décolleté and ties in the neck for added style and security. The plunge balcony bikini top fold down briefs

color? As mesmerizing as the endless blue sea... Enjoy your summer in style!

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TANTALIZING TASSEL Try some tantalizing tassel - preferably multi-colored to add some pizzazz to your summer wardrobe! I promise you won’t be able to stop shaking your thing!

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Loved by the food, ďŹ tness and fashion industries alike, sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley have taken the health and wellness industry by storm since launching their family-run wellness business in 2010 for people who want to live healthier, happier lives.


HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY

the art of eating well Marlies: You moved from modeling and marketing into food and started a culinary wellness revolution, all with a smile! What was and is your main drive? Jasmine: Yes, I was working full-time as a model from the age of 19. I was fascinated by the many different ideas surrounding health and nutrition and over the years developed a way of eating that made me feel energized and toned. Through this I found that natural, easy to digest and nutrient dense foods were what truly counted despite whatever ‘fads’ were being hailed by the media. Melissa: Jasmine soon begun sharing tips and tricks with friends, family and myself. I was working as a footwear brand manager and later in marketing and promotion for gastropubs and bars but soon caught the bug and helped spread the word.

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The traditional bikini consists of hardly more than three tiny triangle-shaped pieces of fabric. I decided you deserve better than that.

The secret

of the perfect bikini The original bikini, a French invention

ning along the shore-

dating back to 1946, is a design classic.

line while the sun is

Three small curtains basically, connected

rising,

by flimsy pieces of string. Great in theory,

some push-ups and a

but have you ever tried to play beach vol-

refreshing swim. And

ley in one? Boy, when those curtains start

so I’ve always thought

shifting, you end up showing much more

it was pretty ironic that about

than you bargained for. (unless you’re try-

80% of the bikinis that are made don’t

ing to distract the opposite team of course,

offer enough support for the stuff you

in which case: scoooore!).

love to do on the beach. In most cases,

The beach is one of my favorite places to

they can’t even survive a simple dive in

be active; I like nothing better than run-

the pool!

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“I promise that it stays in place all day and you won’t lose it after a dive in the pool.” — Marlies Dekkers

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Puritsu ~ rubine red My Puritsu collection is designed for stylish sirens. The suedelike fabric is super soft to the touch while the stylish folds are guaranteed to bring out your timeless beauty. A sprinkle of gold-colored details adds a subtle sparkle. Wear my Puritsu plunge balcony bikini top fold down briefs

collection and and turn the beach into your catwalk!

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RED HOT RED Be a scarlet seductress in hot red! Mix florals with flowing shapes to sway in the summer breeze in style. You know how to turn heads, mamacita!

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Velvet Kiss ~ ocean blue Kiss the sky in my Velvet Kiss collection: luxurious swimwear with a twist. These ultra-flattering bikinis in endless ocean blue feature shoulder straps and streamlined details made from kissable velvet. For a ďŹ nal flash of summer glamour, I added glossy, gold-colored details. Dare to be a sea goddess!

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Velvet Kiss — ocean blue


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So cruise, So glamorous!

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Holi Vintage aqua blue & navy My Holi Glamour collection is designed for true glamorettes. Wrap your body in this electrifying swimwear in mesmerizing sea-blue shades! I combined rich, vibrant colours with a sensual, flattering cut, using my ‘secret weapons’

1.

- strategically placed folds and straps - to give you the perfect coverage while making you feel fashionable enough to see the beach as your catwalk. The iridescent finish of the fabric makes your skin glow while the sexy braided straps and metallic details add pizazz and style. Wear my Holi Glamour collection to kick start your own festival season!

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Floating gardens Did you know that Mexico City has its own Venice? At only an hour’s drive from the fabulous chaos of the capital? It’s called Xochimilco, meaning the ‘Place

Mexican fiesta on the water! This area,

of the Flowers’ in Náhuatl, and floating

now recognized as a UNESCO World

down its famous green canals in a

Heritage Site, is where the Aztecs built

colorful, open air trajinera (gondola) while

fertile riverbeds called chinampas, on

being serenaded by a band of trumpeting

which they were able to grow crops,

mariachis was one of the absolute

thereby creating ‘Floating Gardens’. So,

highlights of my Mexico trip.

when you watch your boatman propel your bright-colored trajinera forward by

There I was, grooving to the infectious

pushing his long wooden pole in the canal,

tunes, surrounded by relaxing locals and

remember: in Xochimilco, you are not just

refreshment vendors offering delicious

traveling through water, you are traveling

drinks and snacks from their boats: a

through time.


Holi vintage red ecru & blue ecru I designed my Holi Vintage collection for classical beauties. With its classic, yet seriously sexy cut, this collection is a celebration of timeless magnificence. A cleverly laid out striped pattern accentuates your curves in all the right places, while an extra strap frames your décolleté and ties in the neck for added style and security. And who can resist a strategically placed little bow? I added them onto the back of the bathing suits -check out the revamped, waist-cinching style!- and the new, high-waisted bottoms. Wear my Holi Vintage to enjoy your summer in style!

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But for swimwear, I use some extra secret weapons: folds and knots for example, to give you the perfect amount of coverage in a stylish way. Or, in the case of my Holi Vintage collection, a classic stripes, laid out in a unique pattern to celebrate

NEW SHAPE

Get ready for the holidays! Congratulations!

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You’ve

booked yourself a winter getaway! Now, how to find the perfect swimwear? Well, whether you’ll be packing in the action or lounging with your lover, I’ve got you covered, all year round! Quite literally actually, because I see designing the perfect bikini or bathing suit as a wonderful 3D puzzle: what to cover up, what to reveal? Like in my lingerie, I play with lines and proportions to make you feel confident and comfortable.

your female curves and timeless beauty. And with stunning colours like Holi Glamour Navy’s shimmery deep sea-blue, you will feel fashionable enough to see the beach as your catwalk.


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marlies|dekkers magazine spring summer 2018 swimwear  

Marlies Dekkers is a famous lingerie and swimwear designer. As the pioneer of the trend 'innerwear as outerwear' Marlies Dekkers has proven...

marlies|dekkers magazine spring summer 2018 swimwear  

Marlies Dekkers is a famous lingerie and swimwear designer. As the pioneer of the trend 'innerwear as outerwear' Marlies Dekkers has proven...