It’s winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, and we are desperately trying to find motivation to get us through the next couple of months of cold and wet days.

To my utter delight, I cam across this inspiring slideshow from Elle.com on swimsuit movie moments, which I found through browsing our pinterest account. Movie moments are always a favourite of mine, combined with swimwear – I couldn’t be happier! So here is a list of my personal top 5 favourite swimsuit movie moments:

Sandra Dee, Gidget 1959

Sandra Dee, in Gidget, 1959. I have always been intrigued by the surf culture, and the role women play. I love this image – she looks very “surfer girl” – and the guys are clearly into her!

 

Brigitte Bardot, A Very Private Affair, 1962

Of course, you cannot have a favourite swimsuit movie moment, without featuring Brigitte Bardot. This is teeny tiny white bikini would have created a stir back in the 60’s in A Very Private Affair, 1962.

 

The-talented-mr-ripley, 1999, Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow starred in The Talented Mr Ripley, 1999. I love this two-piece, with the quirky print and slight ruffle – not unlike the LoveWaterLove signature look.

 

Die-another-day, 2002, Halle Berry

I have to feature this iconic bikini worn by Halle Berry, in Die Another Day, 2002, because at LoveWaterLove, we believe there is a Bond bikini girl in every woman!As a matter of interest, this was not first time this style of bikini was worn, it was originally made famous by Ursula Andress, in Dr No in 1962 – In 2001 the original two-piece was auctioned at Christie’s for over $60 000.

 

Atonement, 2007, Keira Knightley

My final pick, from Elle.com’s 25 best Swimsuit in movies, is Keira Knightley, styled in this amazing 30’s inspired look, in the film Atonement, 2007.  I love vintage, and this one piece encapsulates the 30’s beautifully.

Have your say – which would be your favourite?

Don’t forget to follow us on pinterest and facebook for updates on the new range…

 

Author – Michele Aveling

 

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Win with LoveWaterLove

April 18, 2012

This month we will be running a competition on our LoveWaterLove Facebook page…

What to do:

  • Become a fan on our lovewaterlove fanpage before Sunday 13th May 2012
  • Share the LoveWaterLove link on your own facebook page

The winner will be announced on Monday 14th May, on the facebook page, after which you will have a week to select your bikini, from a selection previously handpicked by the designer. If you do not live in the Cape Town area, we will happily send you images of the bikinis that are available, and we will send to you via the post.

ImageThere is nothing better than Cape Town in the summer. Those long summer afternoons spent lazing in the sun, having a cocktail or a glass of bubbly after a long day spent at work. This is the beauty of Cape Town, where the sun shines long enough for you to pop down to the beach after sitting in your office all day.

LoveWaterLove has been growing steadily over the past four years, and is stocked in various stores in the heart of Cape Town, so you have no excuse not to go to the beach looking your best. As LWL is known to create beautiful swimwear to suit all body shapes, you can find one that makes you feel comfortable and stylish, no matter what your figure is.

ImageLWL is now stocked in the gorgeous Mr & Mrs in Kloof street, as well as in Long street at Mungo&Jemima, Bonafide, and Merchants on Long. All in the heart of Cape Town.

We are proud to have our stock in the new store Mr & Mrs, owned and managed by designer Sarah Jane Bosman, of I Love Leroy, and her husband, Cecil. After only opening their doors in November 2011, the store has featured in various blogs and websites, including www.elledecoration.co.za and is growing in popularity.

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If you need any more information regarding our stockists, you can view our updated list on our website www.lovewaterlove.com.