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Julie’s Favorite Things


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

Juice: Beet

Perfume: Gucci Envy

Nail Polish: Forest Green

Style Advice: Nothing looks better than confidence-if you feel good, you’ll look good!