Friday, July 15, 2011

More Swim! Janine Robin Has Arrived!

Don't let the Bay Area fog fool you - summer is still in full swing and a virtual waterfall of swimwear has arrived in store, including an amazing selection of timeless suits from designer extraordinaire Janine Robin! While we've carried Janine Robin's lingerie for quite awhile, she actually found her start in swimwear so it follows that she knows her stuff when it comes to bringing out your inner mermaid. (We already know her underpinnings are just the ticket to bringing out your inner siren!)

The lure of a classic Two-Piece is undeniable, and Janine Robin's flirtatious pieces will appeal to even the most exacting bikini hunter! The Eole bikini is a divine find. The Balconnet comes in sizes A-D and the Full Cup comes in sizes C-F. Both bikini tops in the Eole collection boast strong straps and underwires, so they're great choices for girls who want more support from their swimwear. If you've tried on swimwear at A La Folie before, you know nothing beats a bikini top that's built like a bra! The Nacre bikini is another that's divinely supportive - it features a Full Cup top that comes in cup sizes ranging from C to F. The coordinating bottoms are Brazilian Shorts, shown below with the matching Pareo.

Nacre Full Cup Bikini Top ($131) with Brazilian Bottom ($48)

Eole Full Cup Bikini Top ($122), Brazilian Bottom ($55), Short Pareo ($80)

Eole Balconnet Bikini Top ($96), Brazilian Bottom ($48)

If the classic one-piece is more your speed, Janine Robin has some amazing styles to fit just about any aesthetic. Janine Robin's Silhouette suit is divinely flattering with its plunging neckline, generous cups and princess seaming, and comes in sizes 10-18. The classically-silhouetted Nacre Bustier suit fits sizes 8-12 and offers support from its halter strap. If a modern, clean cut is what you're after, the Java Encolure Carree suit (sizes 10-16) features a wide, square colorblocked neckline to direct focus away from the hips.

Silhouette One-Piece in Brown, $172

Nacre Bustier One-Piece in Black, $172

Java Encolure Carree One-Piece in Black, $159

So whether you prefer a tank or bikini, we've got something to suit your swimsuit style, no matter what your size!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sweet Swimwear from Huit

We're so excited to have Huit swimwear back in store, and just in time for the warmer weather! For years, Huit's been our go-to swimwear brand - it's fun, flirtatious and functional. Boasting bright pops of color and details with attitude, Huit's bathing suits are in high demand. And our two newest collections are no exception.

The Dangerous collection is perfect for the Bond girl in all of us.

Huit's Dangerous Triangle Top ($64) and Brief ($44) in Blueberry

With a sleek and plunging Triangle Top, asymmetrical Brief bottom and button detail, this ensemble means business. So while your agenda may simply include lounging and quaffing Mai Tais by a hotel pool, you'll look like you're ready for a speedboat race through the canals of Venice. Who doesn't love to feel a little dangerous once in awhile?

If your style is more Brigitte Bardot than Ursula Andress, then Huit's Baby Be Mine collection is right up your alley! We love that Huit routinely uses 1970's details in their swimwear (after all, the company was founded in the '70's), and Baby Be Mine does not disappoint.

Huit's Baby Be Mine Bandeau ($62) and Low Brief ($46) in Blueberry

The asymmetrical Low Brief bikini bottom boasts a cute belt buckle detail, imparting some vintage sass to a boldly printed contemporary cut. The Bandeau's molded cups give the kind of support you can expect from an underwired Huit bra, so it's great for girls who need a little more structure. Sexy and supportive swimwear? Who knew!

So whether you're snorkeling in Anguilla, yachting in the Mediterranean or simply shell seeking on the California coast, Huit's got you covered... no matter what your adventure!