As the temperatures rise to the 100s in some parts of the country, more and more celebrities are stripping down to the bare minimum, with A-listers like Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion turning to their bikini drawers for sartorial solace from the heat. At the end of May, the “Truth Hurts” singer was photographed outside of a restaurant in Los Angeles wearing a blue, crochet bikini top, which she styled with baggy, ripped jeans and Nike sneakers. Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion posted photos of herself from a recent vacation on Instagram, wearing a blue string bikini with Tarzan-style bottoms. Hailey Bieber and Kim Kardashian have, too, been frequenting the skimpy swimsuit style. Source
(Left) 1:45 p.m. – Designer Tara Grinna (left) works with model Crystal Goodrich (right) during an afternoon photo shoot at the designer’s factory and photo studio in Conway, S.C.; (Right) The Tara Grinna flagship store at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is open year round.
For more than 30 years, ladies with high standards who dread the annual shop-for-a-swimsuit trip have relied on entrepreneur and internationally known designer, Tara Grinna, to deliver and ease their apprehension, With bold prints and an eye for women of all ages and sizes, Tara Grinna Swimwear, specializing in swim separates, resort wear and accessories, was destined to make a splash across the U.S. and the Islands of the Caribbean, which is exactly what the locally owned company has managed over three decades—even through a pandemic, when trips to the beach or poolside were curtailed by so many.
If you’ve ever perused Anna Louise’s Instagram, there’s approximately a one in five chance you’ve stopped on one of her selfies, dropped your jaw, and thought to yourself, How does she get her skin looking sooo good?! The Elite Model management signed model, influencer and founder of Temptation Swim spoke to us today about the beauty products she cannot live without, life as an influencer, her best advice and more
What have you learnt as a Fashion Model and Influencer over the years? What advice would you give to your younger self?
MALIBU, Calif. — Studies show there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s ocean by the year 2050.
Fashion is known as one of the most polluting industries in the world, but one local designer hopes her brand will inspire others to change that.
What You Need To Know
- Studies show there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s ocean by the year 2050
- Environmentalist and fashion designer Andrea Bernholtz has Swiminista, a swimwear made out of the recyclable bottles that often end up in the ocean
- According to the Ocean Conservancy, plastic has been found in more than 60% of all seabirds
Every day is earth day for Andrea Bernholtz, an environmentalist and fashion designer who grew up on the beach in Malibu. She recently spent the day cleaning it up with her friends and family.
Andrea co-founded the well known denim line Rock and Republic back in the day, so she’s seen firsthand how devastating the fashion industry is to the environment. Even before it was popular, Andrea explained, reducing her carbon footprint was something she’s always been cognizant of.
At the beginning of 2020, a swimwear factory in the U.S. making designer bathing suits was producing hundreds of them a day. But COVID changed everything, so this company belonging to designer Karla Colletto had to adapt to survive. Maxim Moskalkov has the story.
Camera: Andrey Degtyarev
Alex Dry has always had her finger on the pulse pop-culture, fast paced atmosphere. She began her career at the young age of 9 as a professional dancer and model, which led her into the social media space and fashion lifestyle. Alex has worked on the talent development and celebrity/influencer marketing team at Flipagram, Vigo Video, and TikTok where she also led projects such as event planning and merchandise design. Her experience and expertise is what led her into starting her own fashion line, DripDry Swimwear.
“What’s Gucci? 😎 #GucciMummy #MaskLife #2020,” Chanel captioned her pink pic.
Even though her name is Chanel, she doesn’t discriminate when it comes to dope gear and her millions of fans are appreciative.
“Your style is unreal😍,” a complimentary fan wrote while another said, “Pretty in 🌹🌹🌹pink.”
Some fans pointed out that she has a funny sense of being covered up.
“Lol a bathing suit and a mask. Bit of a contradiction but ok,” a follower joked. “All good til your glasses fog up 😉,” another commented.
Gone are the days that swimsuits should only be worn to a beach or the pool. Just because summer is simmering down doesn’t mean your swimsuit has to.
Grabbing inspiration from her lived experiences in the fashion capital New York City, the swimsuit central of Miami and her Jamaican roots designer Keva Johnson, sitting at the helm of Keva J Swimwear is making waves with her extraordinary swimsuit collections. Creating the perfect style for any women at any season. “When I first came out, I was super edgy. I love to be different in my path, but I’ve learned that not every woman is as edgy, but still want to be fashionable,” Johnson explained. “I had to switch it up a bit, but still stay true to who I am.”
It’s been a busy few months for Rourkela-born Vivek Agarwal, the designer behind OOKIOH. Agarwal, who splits his time between Rourkela and Los Angeles, launched OOKIOH, pronounced o͞okēō, a play on the Japanese word Ukiyo (the pleasure-seeking lifestyle of the Edo Japan period) in 2018, previously had careers in engineering, steel and real estate.
After noticing a gap in the market, Agarwal decided to pursue his passion, and start a swimwear label dedicated to sustainability practices. OOKIOH pledges to be pre-consumer plastic-free by 2022 and uses yarn made from wastes such as sunken fishing nets from oceans and aquaculture and other fabric scraps destined for landfill.