In honor of National Bikini Day I thought it would be fun to look back in time at the time-less, vintage bikini’s. On July 5, 1946 the first two piece bathing suit was named and born into the world! How cool! I love learning about interesting facts like those. The story behind the bikini is super cool too. Louis Réard, a former automotive engineer and designer of the bikini, was working one day in his mother’s lingerie shop and got inspired to create this bathing suit. This took place, of course, in Paris, France. The name “bikini” came from the atomic bomb that US dropped in the Pacific Ocean at a place called Bikini Atoll. Kind of a strange way to come up with a name, but hey it fits! Since July 5, 1946 this bikini has made an appearance in all sorts of trends/ways.
I love mixing and matching my suits, there are some many options on how to rock your bombshell bod. Take a look at some of my favorite iconic bikini’s from the past and a few of myself in some vintage inspired looks! 🙂
South Beach, Miami– Forever21 Top and high waisted shorts
St Thomas– Forever 21 Top and Bottom (set)
This was the first year that Tropfest, a short film and music festival, being held in Brooklyn. Last year they had it at Bryant Park, but this year decided to change location to Prospect Park. I had so much fun at this festival! The bands were great and the short films were so entertaining. I went with two of my friends and we ended up staying until the very end because the films were just that good! This year the theme was “bridge” and they played 16 short films that incorporated the idea of bridge. I was blown away at the amazing talent and cannot wait until next year’s Tropfest with KISS as the theme. To be honest, I was feeling a bit inspired as well! The first place prize is $20,000, after all…
Fashion festival is super easygoing and fun, especially in Brooklyn. I kept it simple, especially with the heat, and paired a floral bodysuit with a pair of high-waisted Levi’s shorts that I got while thrifting last summer. I like to wear a belt with a simple outfit like this to tie it altogether. I wore my printed Keds and a couple fun bangles and then called it a day. 🙂🙂
Liev Schreiber was the host of Tropfest and he arrived with beautiful Naomi Watts. While getting a quick bite to eat, I stumbled upon the “black carpet” and took a few paparazzi snapshots of the GORGEOUS couple!
Be sure to join in the fun next year at Tropfest NY, “The Worlds Largest Short Film Festival” and if you can’t then click the below link to recap the short films that were featured!
The RainRoom in the Museum of Modern Art is an art installation that is up until the end of July where you literally get to walk through water! This was one of the most fascinating exhibits I have ever experienced. There is nothing like interactive art, it really inspires and makes you feel invincible. The wait for this room was really long, as it always is on weekends, but if you are in the NYC area I’d suggest going during the week instead. The artist only allows up to 10 people at one time and there is no time limit inside the exhibit. It’s designed for not too many people b/c you get a better feel of the rain room and also have more space to walk thru it. When I walked into this dark room, the rain was literally pouring down (seemed like a monsoon in there!) the sound was majestic and calming. I was a bit hesitant b/c I really thought I would get wet- but I absolutely did not one bit! I was walking thru this entire monsoon of downpours and was dry the entire time. The way it works is the sensors detect your body and it just stops raining on you! Incredible, breathtaking, I def. suggest going!!
Random International’s immersive environment Rain Room (2012), a major component of the MoMA PS1 exhibition EXPO 1: New York,is presented in the lot directly adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art. A field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected, Rain Room offers visitors the experience of controlling the rain. Known for their distinctive approach to contemporary digital practice, Random International’s experimental projects come alive through audience interaction—and Rain Room is their largest and most ambitious to date. The work invites visitors to explore the roles that science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment. Using digital technology, Rain Roomcreates a carefully choreographed downpour, simultaneously encouraging people to become performers on an unexpected stage and creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation. (via– http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1380)
Pastel colors are always fit for spring looks but there is something about the color mint that just symbolizes a fresh and clean look. Whether the color is on your nails, top, bottom, bag, or jewelry – it’s a pop color that always looks well-done. I love painting my nails mint green for Spring because it just adds that extra color POP. Also, mint green goes very well with more vibrant colors such as coral, purple, and silver. I think it’s also a very feminine touch to any outfit. A pastel that works on everyone. If you don’t want to go all out in this color, then try an accessory first to see how easy this color is to pull off.
See below for some mint-y inspiration 🙂
Last weekend was the first weekend of Coachella in California and the outfits were everything and more! Personally, I’ve never been but next year it’s on my list of summer music festivals. I think my favorite part of Coachella is the style! It’s my favorite combination of boho, chic, fringe, southwestern, and free spirit. Bloggers, actors, models, musicians, and more are always on the scene at Coachella. Check out some of my favorite’s from last weekend… and Coachella 2014 I will so see you soon! Fringe and all ~
Source of images: http://www.whowhatwear.com/our-favorite-looks-from-coachella-weekend-one?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Runway+to+Real+Way%3A+Gladiator+Shoes
(Images via whowhoatwear.com)
When the weather gets warmer, the slits get higher. This season I am seeing a lot of ultra high slits on jersey dresses and maxi skirts and I have to say, I’m loving it! It’s important to know what part of your body you like to accentuate and if your part are your legs then this is the trend for you! I love the idea of the high slit maxi dress because it reveals a little bit of skin but not too much. There is a fine line between classy sexy and just trashy. My rule for this kind of stuff is to cover the top if I’m showing the bottom part of my body. Whether it fits in your style or not, you should try these sexy dresses for a night out with your girls, date night, or even a concert night.
See below for some looks!
I was completely fascinated to see Michelle Obama on the cover of this month’s Vogue Issue. An inspiration to many women, she is graceful in her presence always. I love to see powerful women on magazine covers and think it is important to highlight them for our youth. After all, these magazines truly shape a lot of women’s perceptions about themselves. So this month I appreciate VOGUE and their beautiful cover and wanted to share some of the fab interview with you.
On the importance of family: “Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole.”
On her mother Marian: “My mother doesn’t do interviews but let me tell you: She is not long on pretense. She’s the first one to remind us who we are. And it’s been very helpful having her living with us. . . We can check reality against her sensibilities.”
On what she’s learned from her husband, President Barack Obama: “Well, patience and calm I’m borrowing. Or trying to mirror. I’ve learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know, ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road. . . to do more breathing in and just going with it. I’m learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it’s just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but as a wonderful addition. . . that can make life fun and unexpected.”
I love it. 🙂 Be sure to pick up this copy and read more from this interview.
I always like to start off the month with a motivational reminder to embrace the new month–although I am a bit late on this month, I’m still spreading the love! So, Happy March beautiful readers! Spring begins in less than week and I could not be more excited. I love the spring time, it’s such a nice transition into Summer days. The fashion is amaze! The bright colors and floral prints are on every blazer/pant/skirt/romper/etc! It’s the month full of vibrant energy and excitement. This month I am looking forward to more sunshine, flowers blooming, city adventures, shopping for spring, and most importantly growth! I wish all my naturalista fashionistas a wonderful and joyous month!