Emily Ratajkowski Models a Satin Bikini From Her Own Line With the Strappiest Square-Toe Sandals – Yahoo Lifestyle

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Birkenstock Just Launched A New Style — & No, It’s Not A Clog

Four months after releasing a fashion-forward line of sandals in collaboration with NY-based label Proenza Schouler, German footwear brand Birkenstock is back with another new launch. On Monday, the brand most known for its Boston clogs and Arizona sandals introduced the Birkenstock Bend sneaker, its latest foray into the sneaker market. The Bend sneaker comes in two styles, high and low-top, and a number of colorways, including black, silver, and a shade of mustard yellow that we can’t wait to wear once summer (and its accompanying high temperatures) turns to fall. In addition to a new outer look, the Bend sneakers also include a polyurethane and cork midsole that aids in shock absorption, as well as a flexible leather lining that forms to your foot shape for maximum comfort. Birkenstocks are continuing to be a summer mainstay. In addition to its recent Proenza Schouler collab, which saw a new wave of interest from consumers, the brand has also partnered with Rick Owens, Opening Ceremony, and Valentino in the past few years. Kanye West sported a pair on the cover GQ just this May, while models Gigi Hadid to Kendall Jenner have taken to wearing them in between Fashion Week shows. Combined with the fact that the comfort and functionality of Birkenstocks make them an ideal fit for quarantine, and you can see why these sandals have (yet again) become one of summer’s most popular shoes. Now, with the new Bend sneaker, the brand can take you into the fall season, too. Shop both the high- and low-top versions of Birkenstock’s new Bend sneakers starting today on Birkenstock.com.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Bye Birkenstocks: Meet The New “Ugly” SandalBirkenstock & Proenza Schouler Team Up For SpringPut Away Your Pool Slides, Flip-Flops Are Back read more

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Bikini 520x325 The Bikini Was Created By An Automobile Engineer Using Only 30 Square Inches Of Fabric 8211 South Florida Reporter

The Bikini Was Created By An Automobile Engineer Using Only 30 Square Inches Of Fabric. – South Florida Reporter

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Since July 5, 1946, women have been hitting the beaches and poolsides in bikinis. National Bikini Day marks the anniversary of the invention of the revealing two-piece bathing suit.

  • Named after the Bikini Atoll, where the United States conducted atomic tests, the two-piece bathing suit made its debut in Paris. French designer Louis Réard wanted to name revealing bits of fabric “atom.”
  • The original bikini was created by automobile engineer Louis Reard (1897-1984) and consisted of only 30 square inches.   Reard declared it wasn’t a real bikini unless it could be “pulled through a wedding ring.”
  • By World War II, sunbathers cast aside the chaste one-piece bathing costumes for simple two-piece bathing suits. However, nothing prepared the United States for the revealing bikini when it hit the beaches on July 5, 1946. While Europe enthusiastically donned the bikini after a long and arduous world war, American’s sense of decency kept them from accepting the bikini until the 1960s.
  • Though the bikini was introduced to the world in the late 1940s, it wasn’t until 1957 that celebrities and mainstream media began to accept the skin-bearing new fashion trend. It was in that year that French actress Brigitte Bardot appeared at Cannes Film Festival in a floral two-piece. And once Bardot made it acceptable to wear a bikini, celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Esther Williams quickly followed suit.
  • July 1962 marked the first time that Playboy ever featured a woman with a bikini on its cover. In fact, the iconic cover barely featured a woman at all. Instead, it focused artistically on a bikini bottom and the tan lines it created.
  • The bikini has been the official uniform of women’s beach volleyball players since the sport was introduced into the Olympics in 1996.
  • The first woman to ever model a bikini was……a nude dancer. Her name was Micheline Bernardini, and Réard hired her after every model he approached turned him down (on account of his “bikini” being too revealing).
  • The oldest recordings of a two-piece set date back to Ancient Roman times. The first depiction of a two piece comes from a 1,700-year-old Roman mosaic called Chamber of the Ten Maidens, in which several women are seen playing sports and exercising in what could be considered a modern-day bikini.
  • The original monokini took the bikini to the next level.  Designed in 1964 by Rudi Gernreich, the monokini was basically a regular swimsuit—but where a top should’ve been, there were two thin straps instead. As you might imagine, the “topless bikini” didn’t take off quite like the bikini did.
  • In 2008 Speedo, in collaboration with NASA, released a swimsuit so drag-resistant that it was banned from use in swimming competitions for giving swimmers using it too much of an advantage. – Source
  • Nearly three-quarters of the market for swimsuits is made up of women’s swimsuits, with the rest being split fairly evenly between men and children.
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