Mikoh: Where Fashion Meets Function

With eclectic designs that are truly original, Mikoh Swimwear is perfect for those who like to stand out in the crowd and make a stylish statement. The creative brains behind Mikoh, Oleema and Kalani Miller wanted to give the ladies of the world one of a kind swimwear, that every girl would love to own and wear. Hailing from San Clemente, oceans and beaches were a part of their childhood while growing up and both sisters have a deep seated love for the sun and the sea. Oleema has a keen eye for fashion and created herself a unique wardrobe, one that could not be found anywhere, after learning to sew from her mother. The creative gene was present in Kalani as well, who found her passion in art, painting and writing. Both of them shared the love for beaches and this love found its way into Mikoh and is clearly evident in their swimwear designs and silhouettes

You will find all the elements of the beach infused into this collection, from the swirling blues of the ocean to the sparky hues of the sand. Mikoh swimwear is not just stunning but also has a class of its own; with no other swimwear line as dynamic as this or with such elaborate designs, luxurious fabrics and a fit to die for as this brand assures of. Mikoh swimsuits are seamless and hardware free, which means that you get style and comfort both in one!

At Molly Brown’s, we want our ladies to get the best of them all, with as much of variety as possible and how could have we not included one of the most happening and sexy swimwear collection of them all. Grab your Mikoh swimsuit before they all sold out and make your own statement!
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Meet the Newport Beach Molly Dolls

Newport Beach, California is home to some of the best restaurants, shopping, and most beautiful beaches on the west coast. It also happens to be the spot where the very first Molly Brown’s Swimwear was opened. For more than 30 years it has been providing Orange County with luxurious, on trend, designer swimwear for every occasion. This post is going to let you know a little more about the team in the Newport Beach store and their favorite things to do in the area. Consider it the first “favorites” installment in a new series we are doing for each store. Molly Brown’s wants the clients to get to know us better!

There are three Molly Dolls at the Newport Beach store, Taylor, Chelsea, and Haleigh. You can consider them bikini experts. They know everything there is to know about different brands, styles, and fits. In their free time the Newport Molly Dolls have many different hobbies. Haleigh is our fitness girl. She loves going to the gym and working out in the sunshine. Taylor is the fashion lover. She is always flipping through the pages of Porter, W, and Harper’s Bazaar. Chelsea is the adventurous music lover of the group. She attends as many shows and festivals as she can.

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Every Molly Doll in the store has their favorite suits. With each box of shipment that comes in the excitement builds. It is like opening a special birthday gift only; it’s a box of bikinis. They each have their own personal style, which makes their favorite suit more unique! Taylor loves Beach Riot. It is her favorite brand apart from Fella. Her number one pick in the store right now is the Beach Riot Eclipse 1pc. It is the perfect mix of fashion and function. Haleigh loves swimwear that enhances her curves. Her top pick in the store right now is the Montce Syd Shells bikini. It is perfect for anyone who loves to show some skin. Chelsea is a fan of more simplistic suits.She gravitates more towards brands like Mikoh and Acacia. Her favorite suit in the store is the Acacia Humuhumu top and Polihale bottoms in the crocheted Merlot color. With so many cute suits around the store it definitely makes it hard to pick one favorite.

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There are so many great restaurants out on the peninsula and in Newport Beach. The Molly Dolls are always out and about and know all the great spots to grab a quick lunch or have a nice dinner. One place you will always catch them for lunch is Sessions. It is a sandwich/salad restaurant out on the Newport Peninsula. It has the BEST food. It is a great spot to grab some lunch to go before hitting the beach or on a lunch break. Haleigh is a big fan of Mama D’s. It is a famous Italian restaurant that always serves the best food. Sushi is another favorite of the Newport Beach Molly Dolls. Chelsea loves Nana San in the Newport/Costa Mesa area. These three restaurants never disappoint!

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The nightlife out on the peninsula always offers a great time! There are a ton of fun bars that offer dancing, DJs, and live music. The most frequented spot by the Molly Dolls is Stag Bar + Kitchen.It has a fun atmosphere and a great bar. Haleigh loves to go there with a group to sip on Moscow Mules and jump in the photo booth with her girlfriends. Taylor loves the vibe at Blue Beet. It always has a live band and expertly mixed cocktails. The best part about Blue Beet is the upstairs patio. It has the prettiest view that overlooks the ocean. The key when going out on the Newport Peninsula is going to Laventinas for the “after party.” It is the best place to get pizza by the slice and, they are open until 2AM. Their cheese pizza has been known to change lives… just kidding. But, really.

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Whether they are paddle boarding, tanning by the pool, or at a festival, the Newport Beach team always loves to soak up the California sunshine. This was a little sneak peak into all things Newport Beach courtesy of the Molly Dolls. Feel free to stop in anytime and say hello!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Tori PraverHappy Valentine’s Day from Molly Brown’s Swimwear! Valentine’s Day can be a stressful holiday for those who are a bit unsure what to get their significant other. Well, we are here to help! We’ve compiled a list of gifts that would make anyone receiving them feel special. It includes everything from sexy swimwear to delicious restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic meal. This is your Molly Brown’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

If that special someone in your life tends to enjoy more “girly” and romantic things we have gifts that are sure to make their heart skip a beat. Yes, we know candles are a bit cliché but, there is nothing like a delicious candle and a bath bomb from Lush Cosmetics. They are two key items that anyone needs for a nice relaxing spa night. When it comes to the perfect swimsuit for this special someone we recommend the Victoria one piece by Tori Praver. It is the perfect combination of soft and flirty.

NeutraIf your Valentine this year has a sporty and athletic lifestyle then keep reading because we have some fun ideas. A unique date idea would be paddle boarding around your nearest harbor or lake. Which brings us to some gift options, an Alapio top and Lahaina bottom by Mikoh or Neutra Set by Vitamin A. These brand’s simple but beautiful designs are great for anyone who is more active in a suit! You can end the day with tickets to your favorite Basketball or Hockey game.

Swimwear is this ultimate gift if your Valentine likes to strut their stuff! Brands like Minimale Animale and Acacia are designed to enhance all the body’s curves. AcaciaThe right bikinis along with a special piece of jewelry from Calinana are two gifts to buy your significant other that loves to look sexy. The perfect way to end the night is with a romantic dinner for two at Morton’s or any of your favorite steakhouses.

Last, but certainly not least, for that special man in your life here are some ideas for him! Men always love being up to date with their technology so, we’ve definitely added some fun gadgets to the list. If you’re in the mood to splurge, an apple watch is a great gift he is sure to love! For those on a budget the new Amazon Echo is another option he will definitely enjoy.Lost The Echo can give you the daily surf report along with any information you request. This is great info to have when he hits the beach in his Lost board shorts, graphic tee, and hat from Molly Brown’s

The key to the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is getting something that you know your loved one will cherish and remember. We hope this list made your shopping experience a little less stressful! And yes, for all you last minute shoppers, we are open on Valentine’s Day.

 

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2016 Hottest Trends

It may be cold now but 2016 swimwear is just heating up!

 All swimwear is not created equal.  Check out these trends from your favorite designer to ensure that you stay with it!

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This Quartz Top combines the hottest top trend with the sassy chicness that Beach Riot always brings to the table. Arguably the best thing about this top is the versatility that comes with it. Make it an outfit or take a dip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Keyhole Top from Bettini’s has that to die for high neck style with a keyhole to show off some cleavage. Fixed in the back with ties around the neck make for a comfortable fit.

 

 

 

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This Malibu Top offers a new styles from Acacia. Crochet threading down the middle of the bust. Fixed straps for an easy pullover fit.

 

 

 

 

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This neoprene one piece from Mikoh, the Kaneohe, is a deep plunge, with the top of the zipper starting nearly under the bust. The most slimming one piece of the seasons!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Marina one piece from Gypsy 05 features a deep V and a macrame braided detail in the back. A stunning print to go along with a stunning silhouette!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who says a plunge has to be in the front! The Danny one piece from FELLA. offers a simple and sophisticated and reminiscent to a vintage one piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rage On Rompers

 

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This Solana Romper is Vitamin A’s sleek black take on a boho romper. Blousey sleeves with an open back and string detail. Dress this piece up or down for a relaxed look or a piece you’ll paint the town in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Boho Romper is a classic one from Blue Life! This piece features a cinch at the waist for a tailored look. A comfortable romper that you can wear with wedges or sandals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Lovestruck Romper from L*Space has a drape over look with a deep V.  Loose quarter sleeves make for a bohemian look. Also available in black!

 

 

 

 

With these trends being a part of every designer’s collection, you’ll be sure to find a trend that fits your exact taste!

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s Official! Molly Brown’s 2016 Campaign Arrives

 

Molly Brown’s Swimwear officially welcomes you to our 2016 Campaign,

#MBwishyouwerehere.  We want to reward you, our valued1_163tcat_167bcat_1-rw-rgb customer, for taking Molly Brown’s with you as you travel the world enjoying the top beaches, hotels, pools and vacation destinations. This years campaign wants to encourage you to share your travels and adventures with everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We can’t wait to see you showcasing the exciting new collections created by some of the top designers in the world, including Vitamin A, L*Space, PilyQ, Acacia, Mikoh, Luli Fama and Agua Bendita.  Molly Brown’s will also introduce you to exciting new designers such as Pacific and Driftwood, Minimale Animale, American Honey, Ale’ (designed by Alessandra Ambrosia), Amuse Society and Fella.

 

Our first Instagram event of the year is underway! Tag us in your new bikini or outfit purchased at any of the Molly Brown’s stores or website to win!  Photos must include the purchased item(s) and be in the “lifestyle” setting of your choosing; a beach, pool, party, night on the town.  Each month, we will select our favorite postcard and send them a $50 Molly Brown’s gift card.  Posts must contain #MBwishyouwerehere.  No in-store photos will be considered.

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Each monthly winner will be entered to win the grand prize: a beach bag full of  vacation essentials chosen by our talented sales staff (valued at up to $1,000).  Grand prize winner will be announced in September 2016.

 

Molly Brown’s is as excited to show you the great creations for 2016 as you are to wear them.  Stay tuned for additional promotions and events throughout the year as we help outfit you in search of the Molly Brown’s lifestyle.

 

 

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Party It Up At The Pool

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We are already halfway through summer & we all know what time it is…POOL PARTY SEASON!

A moment of excitement and then sheer panic may hit you.  You may be thinking, “I can never find something to wear to a regular party, what am I going to wear to a POOL party?!”  That is where we come in.

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Our Laguna Molly Doll is hanging by the pool in her Mikoh Lennox Top and striking a pose in the Neutra Bralette & Samba Bottom by Vitamin A.

 

 

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 The Teahupo’o 1 Piece from Acacia features the signature high-neck crochet detail, now on a classic one-piece! Comfortable, flattering, and perfect for any party by the pool!  And don’t forget your sun protection with the Jemima Hat by Odabash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check our Newport Molly Doll headed to the pool in her way cool Exile Dress from Blue Life.  A great lightweight piece that is perfect over any bikini or just a day in the sun!

 

 

 

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Your outfit is now complete!  Featuring the Tonga Bandeau from Mikoh and the Cheeky Bottoms from Bettini’s (available by telephone only!).  Pair it with the Vitamin A Amahlia Hat while covering up with the sassy Jane Dress from Pily Q.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The party won’t start till you walk in with any of these standout pieces!  Happy pool partying!

 

 

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Los Angeles, Can You Handle Us?

Who’s Ready for Another Weekend of

Molly Brown’s March Madness?!

 

 

Saturday March 14th

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Join us Saturday for cupcakes, champs, giveaways and gift with purchases!

 

 

Sunday March 15

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 Meet the designer of Mikoh & join us for a chance to win the Bermuda Dress!

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Remix of The Week: Three’s Company

Happy Friday Molly Dolls everywhere!!  I think I can speak for everyone when I say that this Friday could not have come sooner!

 

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This mix n match features the Greenlee Tie Back Bra Top in Melon with the Belted Bottom from ale by Alessandra.  This bra-like top has boning on the side for a supportive fit. Adjustable over the shoulder straps with soft back ties.  American-Brazilian coverage on the back of these belted bottoms make for a comfortable and flattering fit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This mix n match features the famous Acacia and Mikoh.  Acacia Plumeria top  looks great paired with the Mikoh Lahaina bottom in Tropic.  Triangle top with thicker straps and knots at the triangle for added bust definition.  Lahaina bottom offers Brazilian coverage for a flattering lift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For this pair, we have the L*Space Chloe Pom Pom Wrap in White with the Mikoh Cayman Bottom in Reef.

Caribbean pom pom trim alongside the top. Over the shoulder straps, wraps in the front and ties in the back.  Great coverage and supportive!

The Cayman bottom offers macrame side detailing and Brazilian coverage in the back for a super cheeky and flattering cut!

 

 

Hope you all enjoyed this edition of Remix of the Week! Stay tuned for more unique mix n match pairings!

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Remix Of The Week!

Welcome once again to the Remix Of The Week! Berka Berka Chicka Yah.

 

 

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Above, we have the L*Space Kaella Bijoux Bandeau in Electric Coral paired with the Pily Q Braided Teeny in Patara Diamond.

The unique Kaella Bijoux Bandeau features gold hardware in the middle of the bust.

The Braided Teeny bottoms feature braided detail along the sides with gold beading throughout which make for a complete look with the gold detail on the top.

 

 

 

 

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This mix and match combo will bring out the blue in you!

The Mikoh Tonga Bandeau in Reef has a macrame detail in the front in the middle of the bust as well as all along the back.

The Luli Fama Strappy Brazilian Bottom in Electric Blue features a complete ruched back with a strappy details along the front for a sexy collaboration with the top.

 

 

 

 

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This pair combines the fierceness of red bikini and an animal print!

The Sun Kitten Lady in Red Ruffle Tri  has a ruffle detail on the triangle for a flirty and full look.

The Vitamin A Samba Ruched Bottom in Leopard  features a Brazilian cut and finished with a smooth, seamless construction that feels like heaven against the skin. Center-back shirring creates a second-skin fit.

And that was your Remix of The Week!  We hope these combos will give you a chance to freshen up your bikini drawer!  Keep your eyes peeled for the next Remix of the Week!

 

 

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