We caught up with Julie Franco busy designer of Sunsets and Swim Systems swimwear. We wanted to know some of her very favorite things…
Beach: Kaanapali Beach in Maui-There is nothing like swimming with the sea turtles at Black Rock!
Vacation Spot: Anywhere along California’s Central Coast. It’s so beautiful and close to home, perfect for a spur of the moment weekend getaway.
Bikini Color: Black-I know it’s basic but it’s the best canvas to accessorize with!
Bikini: I like a bandeau one piece with a good underwire foundation-no strap tan lines and lots of support
Cover up: Crochet patio pants are light weight and comfy
Fashion Inspiration: indigenous cultures and their tapestries and art inspire me
Artist: Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tomayo, Erte,
CD: I’m really into Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros right now
Movie: Moonrise Kingdom or anything by Wes Anderson, also I’m a sucker for romance-so The Notebook is in my top five!
Food: Vegan Carrot Cake
Perfume: Gucci Envy
Nail Polish: Forest Green
Style Advice: Nothing looks better than confidence-if you feel good, you’ll look good!
We caught up with beautiful swimwear designer Bettina Bell of Bettinis and found out just a few of her favorite things…
Beach: Hermosa Beach is one of my favorite beaches to go to.
Vacation Spot: We just went to Tulum Mexico and loved it!
Bikini Color: I am really into aqua and grey- these colors always make me look tan
Bikini: Perfect 10 Ombre crochet top and tie side bottom in shimmer grey
Cover up: Sunset ombre crochet dress
Fashion Inspiration: Natural wonders- sunrise, sunsets, ocean, beach …anything that is pretty outside and makes us feel small.
Artist: Musical artist? Faith Hill
CD: Um… I have not put in a CD since 2001- haha :-)
Movie: Romantic comedies or any sort of chick flick
Food: Avocados- give you healthy skin and hair
Juice: Coconut water
Perfume: Coqui Coqui perfumere Coco-Coco- smells like the beach
Nail Polish: Essie Fiji
Style Advice: Simple is always better! Wear clothes that make you feel pretty and confident!
Sofia by Vix
Sofia got a new look this year and did our customers LOVE it. Sofia has by far been one of our hottest bikinis of the season on our site, difficult to keep in stock due to the high demand. The prints, the details, the cut and all at a lower price point than it’s big sis Vix. You love it, we love it.
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Designed for the woman desiring fun and fashion while soaking up the sun, Colombia-based Maaji Swimwear features unique textures, shapes, patterns and silhouettes. Featured numerous times in Sports Illustrated Swim Edition, Maaji Swimwear is quickly gaining popularity worldwide by allowing consumers to mix and match quirky colors and reversible styles.
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Best Busty Top
Sunsets 55 Underwire Twist Bandeau with Foam Cup
A bandeau top for larger sizes! Featuring adjustable straps that can be removed to reduce tanlines. Perfect for reclining by the pool and tanning in the sun. Underwire twist-front balconette bandeau top with pads features sizes 34D-38G.
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Sunsets 77 Twist Tankini
Third time Winner! Sunsets Separates 77 Twist Tankini has been a longtime Bestswimwear.com top seller. Ranging in size from 34D to 38G, the Sunsets Separates 77 Twist Tankini bra-sized top has an adjustable over-the-shoulder strap with specialty underwire, supportive underband, powernetting and matching colored lining.
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Vitamin A 011T Bel Air Bandeau
Third time winner! Characterized by strapless support, the Vitamin A Bel Air Bandeau features a patented molded lingerie pad that maximizes lift and hold. Highlighted by front twist ruching, this top epitomizes Vitamin A’s chic reputation in the swimwear industry. Available in a variety of colors and prints, Vitamin A’s Bel Air Bandeau is the solution for tanning line-free.
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Fringe, crochet, and ombre fill this gorgeous California inspired line of swimwear. Featuring all of the major trends of 2013, including the must have Trapeze Top we think Bettinis Bikinis has one of the best personalities around.
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Vix Bia Tube Bottom
The classic style seen on celebrities, tried and true. Always a hot seller, available in brazilian and full cuts.
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B. Swim U31 Damsel Demi
VA VA VA Voooom! Damsel Demi-Ultimate underwire push-up demi top. Contrast spaghetti details connected by gold rings lay across perfectly formed demi cups. Adjustable straps with specialty ring-hook combo for convertible back and back hook. Additional removable push up pads.
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Vitamin A Silver 1TD Summer Love Spaghetti Dress
Summer’s hottest minidress! Adjustable sides on this racer-back style can be cinched and scrunched up to create your perfect, leg-lengthening look. Shirring at the bust amplifies the appeal of the super-flattering sweetheart neckline. Effortlessly cool, day or night, this look’s got legs!
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