SWIMWEAR GIVEAWAY!!! Win this nautical knots suit in the balboa style (any size). One winner will be chosen to sport this Split Girls swim suit before it’s even on sale! To win, make sure to “like” Split Girls and BIKINI BIRD on facebook. Then leave a post comment with your name letting us know your sizes, [...]
At the Miami Swimshow this past July we had a chance to check out Australian based label Zimmermann, designed by sister team Nicky and Simone Zimmermann. Running through each piece is amazing detail and unique design such as asymmetrical bodies, custom prints and uniquely placed cut-outs. We love how the label balances laid back girliness [...]
This season look for Split to debut with a modern mix of prints and solids. The details are in the ruching, knotting, and ties. All styles are fully adjustable for that slight modification and are encouraged to be mixed and matched. We recently caught up with the designer, Jaimee Brant at the ASR tradeshow in San [...]
We love how the “skull” is getting reinvented right now in fashion. Designers are coupling the skulls with softer, more organic materials, like silk wraps, waxed linen cords and summery beads making them feminine and even sophisticated without compromising it’s edginess. Here are some of our favorites… Skull Necklace by NATALIE B, $156 click here [...]
Recently, Volcom debuted their amazing 2011 Swimwear collection accompanied by 8 hand-made, one-of-a-kind suits that embody the inspiration of the line. Bonnie Boyes, Volcom’s Womens Marketing Director describes the pieces as “visual displays of creativity that stemmed ideas for our in-line pieces for Spring 2011″. Each one was designed by Volcom swim designer Suzanne Vallely and were [...]
The June 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia has the most amazing spread entitled “Blonde Ambition” It’s shot by Susan Speil and features model, Masha wearing the most vibrant 80′s inspired colors and patterns coupled with over-the-top accessories and striking make-up. It makes me want to pile on hot pink and red bangles and chunky [...]
A few weeks ago I was up at the Long Beach Flea Market in southern California and scored some amazing vintage pieces. I can’t wait to pair them with a basic black bikini to add some instant edge. I always love the adding “surprising” accessories with my favorite beachwear. Check ‘em out… 1. Vintage 14 [...]
With the world’s best surfers in town for the HURLEY 6.0 US OPEN OF SURFING, there was a lot to see on the beach. Many girls rockin tube tops and tiny floral prints which I am liking lately, as well as, lace details, stripes, polka dots and cheetah.
I am totally hooked on the “Famous Scrunch Butt Collection” by Luli Fama . The perfectly placed ruching down the back basically lifts and enhances the booty. Being that I haven’t been blessed with perky junk back there, I am all for this cut. Another detail is the subtle ruffled edges that keep bulging/muffin-topping at [...]
Our talented designer/friend Lauren has a blog (www.activeforfashion.com) you must see! Here is one of her stories that we love…. Grey Ant Sunglasses Posted by admin on July 14th, 2010 I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Today was FINALLY the first day that it actually felt like Summer in California, it [...]
When your travels take you to the beautiful beaches of North Shore, Oahu. You MUST visit this beachy chic boutique in the lovely town of Haleiwa. They have tons of cute brands including, Indah, Gypsy 05, and my favorite casual pant by the organic line, Alternative Earth $38. Here are Guava Shop’s must have, can’t [...]
I have a total guilty obsession for Missoni Beach Towels. I just think the patterns and colors are always so unique and completely iconic. I have yet to give in to these luxury beach items. So until I do cave, I have been totally happy with some Missoni-inspired towels that I came across at Crate [...]
If any of you are up in Huntington Beach checking out the U.S. Open this Thursday, Aug. 5, swing by The Closet Boutique off of Main St. to check out the Acacia Swimwear Trunkshow, 2pm t0 6pm.
Here are some product shots from the “Cover-Ups” shoot we posted last week. We wanted to give a little more detail of each cover-up we chose and what bikinis and accessories they were styled with… Cover-Ups Used in shoot : 1. Diane Von Furstenberg floral top (for more of dvf visit dvf.com or shopbop.com) 2. Vintage YSL [...]
I got a hold of a couple of Acacia bikinis a bit ago and I was blown away at how sexy and amazing the designs and cuts of these suits were. This line, by Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons manages to integrate beauty and sexiness perfectly by pairing the perfect mix of very wearable colors [...]