Monday, May 18, 2009

Bathing Beauties

Whether you’re sunbathing (avec SPF, naturally!) or swimming, you want to look the part!
Some photographic inspiration and shopping suggestions, darlings!
Ava Gardner, courtesy Keith of The Dino Lounge.
Numero editorial, May 2008
Italian Flair, May 2008
Italian Vogue, August 2005
Italian Vogue June 2005
Vogue, April 2008
Blackbook, March 2007
Italian Flair, August 2004

Be a bikini babe!
Confetti dot bikini, at jcrew.com.
Beach Sexy color block bandeau bikini, at victoriassecret.com.
Emilio Pucci Miri leaf print bikini; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Michael Kors zebra print bikini.
Zimmerman Blue Lagoon bandeau bikini.
Red Carter Champagne Bubbles bandeau bikini; this and next at shopbop.com.
Anna & Boy Brushstrokes bikini.
Bantu bikini, at Barneys New York; pictured via nytimes.com.
Printed triangle bikini, at forever21.com.
Indah green string bikini, at shopplanetblue.com.
CC loves this Retro Swimsuit ~ with halter top and matching draw cord bottom from popinaswimwear.com. Pamela from Portland Swimwear was kind enough to send CC one to try out, and it is even more lovely in person, with a lightly padded top and ultra-flattering bottom. This Boy Short Swimwear suit comes in 16 different mix-and-match colors and patterns, and the quality is fantastic! Can’t wait to hit the beach in this baby!
And guess what? All CC readers get 10% off any purchase from Popina Swimwear with the coupon code “Carrie”. Shop here!
xoxox,
CC

71 comments:

Dream Sequins said...

Yay! We're finally getting some great weather coming at us in time for Mem Day Weekend, huh? I have a collection of fairly low-priced swimwear. I don't like weird tan lines, so I generally go for bandeau bikinis... :) Although I recently purchased a Tomas Maier one piece with slashes in it, that I just plan to use as a base for beachtime bonfire dressing. :)

Carlotta said...

I'm looking for a bikini like the Zimmerman Blue Lagoon bandeau since ages, I wonder where I can find a similar ones here.

Sher said...

Love those retro looks!

www.fashionafterforty.blogspot.com

Funms-the rebirth said...

Your post just reminded me to increase my gym attendance..... swimsuit season is here...hmmmmmm...
thanx for the 10%...going there to see if i can find one i like

Black Patent Stilettos said...

Thanks for posting these, I was totally needing some inspiration to get off my butt and start running again!

I <3 the confetti dot bikini and the yellow bandeau one!

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooooh how DEPRESSING... it's time to pull out the bathsuits and work on looking good in them... UGH... I should remember this all year long while shoveling in food... le sigh!

*Dith* said...

I love the new header Carrie and i've been looking for where to get one of those high waisted bikinis at a reasonable price. Any suggestions?? They are almost extinct lol.
Hope u had a good weekend C??

Jennifer said...

I just bought a bathing suit last week but now I want to go buy another one after seeing all these suits! LOL. I love the yellow bikini especially. Gorgeous!!

...love Maegan said...

I JUST bought some bikinis over the weekend at VS.com ...but I really was in love with the royal blue ruffle one you posted a couple weeks ago....but it was sold out.

MissBliss said...

Just fabulous! I love the ruffles and the hawaiian print!

janettaylor said...

I totally love that last one polka dots printed...

XoXo

Pop Champagne said...

love the retro! I've been looking for a sexy one piece swimsuit for about a month now, good thing it doesn't get hot here until the end of june!

Yaya said...

I'm getting there! I've lost 5 pounds in the last 3 weeks. I wanna lost 11 more before I go to California in July for a girls' weekend!


Regarding being a nanny. I love it. I used to be a teacher and I hated it. I'm much happier doing this, although that does my my dual-cert degree sits there collecting dust...such is life.

Fashion Moment said...

I need, need, need: gorgeous yellow Champagne Bubbles bikini, Victoria's Secret yellow-green, and that one from Italian Flair!
Wonderful!

FM~FP

jayne said...

ugg I need a new bikini

Erika said...

You are a pro at finding gorgeous pictures. Love the one from Blackbook! :)

Dana said...

Love the illustrations! I want to go to the beach so bad! And wear one of those gorgeous bathing suits you posted :)

Hayley said...

I love the Ava Gardener picture, so beautiful!

Hayley.
xx

Choo said...

I love summer!!!!Xo

Terence Sambo said...

Caliente! :o]

prettyneons said...

I want to hit the sea side now, I've zero beach wear, maybe I should at least get some flip flops.Except flip flops don't like me, I always trip over the bloody things, LOL!
PeAce & BoWs...
prettyneons x

Life In Technicolor. said...

hey carrie!
yes i am an aspiring lawyer (but my true love is the stage!)...cool that u live on the east coast, i've always felt more at home there than in LA. incidentally to which i am headed in 3 days, haha. anwayys, great photos as USUAL. nicely curated on your blog haha.
and that's why
i've added you to my list, i hope u dont mind! we could even trade... but wotevs, you're on mine either way :)
cheers!

andrea oxoxox
Life In Technicolor.

Fashion Moment said...

No, they were together ( yellow press said that), and they published how she look now. But, I think that is so bad to playing with someone's pain on that way.

FM~FP

KIRAFASHION said...

Love the swimsuits from before :)

kisses girl!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Perfect season...can't wait to do some breast strokes CC! ~XO*

Cathy Voyage said...

The first pic is so lovely!

Elizabeth Marie said...

You've inspired me to make sure I do my pilates today darling! And then I'm going to come back to this post and take notes before I got bikini shopping ohhhhh the horrors. :)

xoxo

MICHELE3 said...

hey cc love the pics..those bathing suits are fab..just wanted to let you know that you inspired me to buy a purple bathing suit..I love it..

myvogue said...

I love the picture and outfit of the model that looks like Cleopatra - it's fabulous!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

I love the classic retro shapes. Stunning.

I'm still in shock that you featured a couple of my pieces, CC! Thank you so much <3

x

Kathy said...

I really love the Mathew Williamsom bikini for H&M, it's awesome but it's sold out too..
xx

dapper kid said...

I so wish it wasn't raining here in London! The second image, that poster design is absolutely fantastic, I love the colours :) And wow, Ava Gardner looked so stunning! The August 05 Vogue Italia shot is beautiful, I am in love with the photo!!

G said...

i adore victoria secret collection, but this Zimmerman Blue Lagoon bandeau bikini is to die for :)

TheBeautyFile said...

I love the big hair & covered up suits of yesteryear! Let's try to bring it all back!

Hanako66 said...

I love this post and I love that suit you have....going to go check it out!

Tiffany said...

I have been in such a bikini mode after all my trips and upcoming trips, I continue to buy more and more! thanks for the coupon code, going to go check it out!

Little Bow Prep said...

I adore the first picture!

Lovely picks!

Gabbi said...

Such pretty suits! I love the combination of old and new dear CC... xo

Marian said...

loved all these darling but my fave images were the opening vintage ones. how gorge ARE they!?
muah x
marian

Fashion Garden said...

Good post as always !!
alice
xoxo
www.thefashiongarden.blogspot.com

Laura Trevey said...

Now that is beachy!! Thanks!!

xo Laura

Rachel Follett said...

I want that green bikini. So cute!

K.Line said...

Oh, the zebra one is awesome. I can't imagine it would be easy to wear though!

Morena Doll said...

This is so gorgeous. I love all the pictures above and all those bikinis are great!

How are you Carrie? Hope all is well. :)

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

love the new header.

Hannah is Narnia's Closet said...

oh my i really do love swimsuits. they're so playful and beautiful! great pictures!

Austere said...

Oh, I like all the swimsuits you posted! The vintage ones from the old photographs were very nice as well.

Keith said...

Great photos. I especially love the one of Ava Gardner. What a babe.

Keith said...

I left a comment on this blog. I mentioned how much I loved the Ava Gardner pic. I knew that I had posted that one myself before. Thanks so much for mentioning my blog. I appreciate it. I do love that pic of her.

Savvy Mode SG said...

CC, i am so ready for summer. though i am not sure about sun bathing thinking of skin cancer.

La Belette Rouge said...

Does that bikini come in a caftan? Le sigh! Yes, I am going to the gym tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration.
xoxo

trendkat said...

Miss Carrie!

I am also bikini ready... and once again... you are making me want to shop! I'm sorry I've been mia lately, but I'm back on the band wagon and still reading up on your post.

xo!

Nemerae said...

Hola!
Yo prefiero los bikinis a los bañadores, y me ha encantado ese amaarillo de Red Carter Champagne Bubbles!!
Pero ahora tengo que estudiar y no hay tiempo para tomar el sol :(
xx

Angelina said...

Finally we're getting some great weather lately :D! Bikini is still maybe to cold.. ;). You've got a nice blog!!

HiFashion said...

I love swimming in the summer. Its still quite cool here though. I love the Ava Gardner one.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

i'd love a vintage styled one! xx

XAVS said...

Well, on MAY'S US Vogue there was an extensive shooting on Bath-clothing...fabulous stuff for this year, I love H.Léger in particular...nice photos!!!
X

thischicksgotstyle said...

Thank you for your comment dear!
LOVE the first picture!!
It's now my screen saver, to get the summer feeling :P
Can't wait to wear my new bikini's!

x!

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

Awww, these are all beautiful. Don't you feel a bit down when you see all these beautiful girls looking perfect. Haha
x

yiqin; said...

I am not a sports person + I am never comfortable wit my body. But if I have a good bod, def the polka dots one!!

captivateme said...

ahhh, it's like a kid in a candy store---too many amazing suits to choose from!! Something about those vintage inspired ones is calling my name though :-)

Adela said...

thank you so much for including the vintage pin up girls! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

emma said...

i looove retro bathing suits

Shay said...

so looking for the perfect suit at the moment, thanks for the inspiration!

saralovesshoes said...

loving the retro suits, espeically ava gardner. can't wait for beach weekends!

Pop Champagne said...

scarlett is soo pretty. and the BMW is a great choice! I'd love to have a BMW too :D

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

ooh, i love the bathing beauties - especially the more vintage looks!
xox

zupu said...

Oh these retropics are just so wonderful.. I think I still go with the string bikinis like those green ones, so beautiful.. always need new pairs for summer, time to go shopping!

rossovelvet said...

Great inspiration !
I love the vintage bathsuits, but just the minimalistic ones... Like 7o' one pieces or so !

Amazing Style said...

i really like the yellow costume. it's so funny that nowadays bathing costumes are made of less and less fabric

xs said...

it's not my fav season, but man these ladies make it look so good.