12 Black-owned swimsuit brands you should consider – Los Angeles Times

It’s been a year, hasn’t it? By now, you deserve a staycation or at least some time in your home spa or hot tub. So shuck the sweat pants and hoodie and treat yourself to a chic swimsuit.

You may not be renting a private island in Tahiti or dashing off to Saint-Tropez or St. Barts anytime soon because of the pandemic, but a boy or girl can dream, right?

With future travel — and better days — on our mind, we rounded up 12 swimwear brands that are making a splash. Slip a chic bikini or one-piece on for size and be immediately mentally transported to your favorite tropical vacation spot. (You’ll be back there IRL one day.) read more

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Vatican probes pope’s ‘like’ of bikini-wearing Brazilian – Los Angeles Times

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Who are we to judge?

The Vatican says it is investigating how Pope Francis’ official Instagram account came to “like” an Instagram post of a curvaceous Brazilian model given to wearing thong bikinis and striking suggestive poses. A Vatican official insists that the like did not originate from the Holy See, the Associated Press reported Friday.

The Instagram account in question belongs to model Natalia Garibotto, who uses the handle “@nataagataa,” a play on the Portuguese word “gata” (cat), which is Brazilian slang for “hottie.” The photo liked by the pope’s “@franciscus” account shows Garibotto dressed as a shockingly mature schoolgirl before a book-filled locker, wearing a barely-there top, a tartan miniskirt that rides much higher than any miniskirt should and white garter stockings. read more

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Adele’s hair and bikini spark cultural-appropriation debate – Los Angeles Times

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Adele, the Grammy-winning entertainer who could seemingly do no wrong, apparently has.

The British singer came under fire on Sunday and was accused of cultural appropriation after sharing an Instagram photo that featured her wearing a Jamaican-flag bikini top, Bantu knots in her hair and a carnival-inspired headdress found in Afro-Caribbean cultures.

“Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London,” she wrote, paying tribute to the massive community-led festival by sharing emojis of the British and Jamaican flags. read more

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Market Moments: Same Los Angeles Launches Kids Swimwear Line – WWD

Same Los Angeles, the luxury swimwear label founded by influencer Shea Marie, is expanding this month with the launch of kids swimwear. The new line of elevated children’s swimwear — titled Samesies — is handmade in L.A. and offers the same chic take on swimwear that Same offers, but for a younger age.

“We knew we wanted to make suits that kept Same’s aesthetic, in a mini version,” Marie stated. “We wanted Samesies to be elevated but wearable children’s swimwear. Our goal was to offer swimwear that wasn’t your typical ‘kids swimwear’ but rather the perfect balance of youth and style.” read more

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