As the summer is in full swing with my kind of temperatures of 25+ degrees Celsius, I would wear swimwear every day if it was up to me. I prepped my balcony just in time (I recently had a balcony make over, I might do a blog post about this) so I can hang out in a swing every morning in my bikini with a cup of coffee and breakfast before I go to the office. I am so in the moment when I start my day like this, it gives me lots of positive energy to conquer the day.
Furthermore, I take every opportunity to go to the beach. At the moment I am flying to Italy for a long weekend away with my lover. Lots of swimwear is packed. Hopefully I still dare to wear it with all delicious carbs in my belly!
Inspired by the season and my trip to Italy, I dedicate the spotlight of the week to Swimwear. I wish I could pack all these items in my suitcase. I for certainly going to order a few of these for my next trip to Ibiza later this month!
…that French nude dancer Micheline Bernadini (see picture) agreed to model, on July 5, 1946, the two-piece swimsuit from French engineer Louis Réard, which he called the bikini, borrowing the name for his design from the Bikini Atoll (an atoll in the Marshall Islands), where post-war testing on the atomic bomb were taking place.
According to French fashion historian Olivier Saillard, the bikini is perhaps the most popular type of female beachwear around the globe because of "the power of women, and not the power of fashion. The emancipation of swimwear has always been linked to the emancipation of women."