All That Glitters Ain’t Always Gold

 

Now that Christmas is over, it is time to reboot and begin the hunt for that glitter outfit!

Here are Molly Brown’s we have found that all that glitters is not only gold!  Here are a few choices that are sure to sparkle and shine for you & help ring in the new year!

 

Luli Fama
Luli Fama

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Luli Fama Seamless Triangle & Wavy Brazilian Tieside bottoms are a hit!  This bikini combines the sleekness of a little black bikini and with a flashy appeal of gold!
The triangle top with neck & back ties. Removable padding.
Tieside bottoms feature a Brazilian cut. Complete ruching in the back for a flattering and lifting fit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pily Q
Pily Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pily Q nailed it with the Strappless 1 Piece!  You will be turning heads in this Oro silver metallic, serpent-esque one piece. The strappy back detailing is no fuss, you just step into it and you’re ready to go.

 

 

 

 

Vitamin A
Vitamin A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze has never looked so good! Classic Vitamin A Sirena Wrap Top with removable padding.
Samba bottoms feature a seamless Brazilian cut with complete ruching in the back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget the perfect coverup as a staple to your collection of glitter! This Vitamin A Pelicano Poncho features a rich and sophisticated neutral hue that flatters all skin tones, especially in the custom Italian crochet, flected with tiny gold yarns.

This beautiful, flowing style has open sides accented with slim ties and gold beads. A perfect beach cover-up that doubles as a sexy top when worn over jeans.

VA- Pelicano Poncho

 

 

And of course, don’t forget our metallic temporary tattoos from Lulu DK & Sobe Tattoos!  They are the perfect accessory to any outfit!

Lulu DK
Lulu DK
Sobe Metallic Body Tattoos
Sobe Metallic Body Tattoos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Remember these pieces for any of your New Year’s extravaganzas or any time you want to add some glitter and bedazzle to your resort wear collection!

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Gypsy 05 – Progressive & Effortless Style

 

Greetings Molly Dolls! This week’s brand feature is from SoCal’s own, Gypsy 05!

 

Gypsy 05 is the result of the creative collaboration of brother and sister Osi and Dotan Shoham that begun in 2005 and has continued to produce stylish and progressive pieces in both swim and clothing.

 

This native Southern California brand uses organic fabrics, low impact dyes and seaweed extract printing into the collection which speaks to Gypsy 05‘s environmental awareness as a main priority.

 

The Gypsy05 Sand collection features beachy bohemian vibes.  Most pieces are designed for a “no-fuss” fit and perfect any occasion.  The 2015 line offers active pieces, silk kimonos, rompers and shorts.

Prana Bikini
Prana Bikini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Prana Bikini is perfect for any water activities, offering a criss-cross detailing back for added support.  Figure eight design on the side of the bottoms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawai Romper
Sawai Romper

 

 

 

 

 

The Sawai Romper offers a neutral print, great on any skin tone! Pom-pom detailing along the bust and at the bottoms of the shorts.  Criss cross detail in the back and cinched at the waist for a flattering fit.

 

 

 

 

These are only just a few pieces of the 2015 collection.  Every selection features a unique print or cut that can appeal to everyone!

Shop the rest of the line here!

 

 

 

 

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Start A Riot!

BR-Lead-15The young Southern California swimwear brand, Beach Riot,  goes by the mantra: Riot on The Beach, Party on The Street.

 

Designer and Newport Beach native, Nicole Hanriot makes every piece a statement with her bold cutouts and eye catching graphics.  The blonde bombshell channels LA high fashion and OC surfer girl and the result is a unique collaboration of the two.

 

This season, once again she makes her name as the New ‘Youth in Revolt’ On the Block.  She may come across as timid, but the young designer is aggressively making herself a household name and dreams into a reality.

BR- Lady Top & Love Bottom
BR- Lady Top & Love Bottom

 

 

 

 

 

The Lady Top & Love Bottom bikini is an ultimate stand out! Sexy, chic, and surfer.  Halter top with a crisscross detail back makes for the perfect pullover top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Castaway 1Pc features a combination of classy and flirty.  Scoop neck front with cutouts on both sides.  Low-mid back that offers a hint of allure.

BR- Castaway 1Pc
BR- Castaway 1Pc

 

This is only the beginning of the influential force that will come about from Beach Riot.  We can expect only more great things in the future seasons! Shop the rest of the funky fresh 2015 collection here!

 

 

 

 

 

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Have You Had Your Vitamin A Today?

 

Vitamin A made its swimwear debut in 2000 and since has proven a force to be reckoned with.  From the innovation of the “California Cut” to the latest creation of the EcoLuxTM, designer Amahlia Stevens’ top priority with the production of her suits is offering an amazing fit with the highest quality of fabrics.

Jaida Cropped Rashguard
Jaida Cropped Rashguard

 

Stevens grew up in Southern California, immersed in the sun and effortless beauty that comes with it.  She incorporates her upbringing as well as her globetrotting tendencies into every piece, creating a thoughtful yet experienced line.  The 2015 collection boasts nothing less.  The Jaida Cropped Rashguard paired with the Olivia Hipster offers a sleek and functional look, defining the body perfectly with each cut.

 

Ursula Bralette & Scuba Bralette
Ursula Bralette & Scuba Bralette

The latest Vitamin A creation, the EcoLuxTM material is a jersey-swim fabric which incorporates “Eco-friendly” sustainability and fashion.  This blend uses XTRA Life Lyrca and green fibers that is nearly light as a feather and fits like a glove to flatter any figure.   The EcoLuxTM is produced locally in California just for Vitamin A.  The Ursula Bralette & Scuba Bralette features the sculpting effect of neoprene wetsuits with sexy mesh cutouts.

Positano Tunic
Positano Tunic

 

 

 

For this 2015 line, inspiration is drawn from ’70s chic and California simplicity.  Geometric prints and complimentary solids make for an extremely flowing collection between swim pieces and stunning resort wear.  This Positano Tunic offers a geometric print with a flowy & lightweight cotton material. 

 

Kylie Triangle
Kylie Triangle

 

 

 

The Kyle Triangle & Paloma Hipster with front and back criss cross detailing with the signature California Cut on the bottoms.

 

 

Any bikini lover will be able to find the perfect pieces for their lifestyle throughout the line.  From coverups to hats to rashguards to swimwear, Vitamin A is the ultimate one stop shop! Happy shopping (:

 

 

 

 

 

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Get Your Neoprene On!

If you would have asked designers five years ago if neoprene would ever return to the swimwear stage, you probably would have been laughed at, scoffed at, and possibly even asked to vacate the premises.  Well turns out that neoprene is the latest trend to hit 2015 designer swimwear!

First of all, what is neoprene you ask?  Neoprene is a combination of synthetic rubbers that is the material used for wet suits.  The first ever neoprene bikini was created in 1981 by surf brand Body Glove.  Even before then, neoprene has been utilized in custom wet suits and surf attire.  It has high flexibility, survives in many temperatures and with the trending of more active suits and on-the-go suits, it was only a matter of time before the neoprene was incorporated in designer swimwear once again.

 

Below are some hot new neoprene suits of 2015:

Vitamin A- 007 Scuba Wrap
Vitamin A- 007 Scuba Wrap

Vitamin A as usual is up to date with the hottest styles in swimwear, and the neoprene trend is no different.  They infused the neoprene into their classic wrap top with mesh trim for a sexier look to the fabric.  This new signature fabric, NeoLux™ is inspired by the body-sculpting effect of neoprene wetsuits but for a breathable fit and long lasting material.  This scuba-Bond girl look is also available in a one piece.

 

Lisa Lozano- Neoprene
Lisa Lozano- Neoprene Bandeau

 

Lisa Lozano is considered a designer swimwear veteran for her successful line TNA back in 1998 as well as children’s swim line Lilo Tati.  It’s no wonder that she was able to jump right into the neoprene trend effortlessly.  Her collection features both the bandeau and triangle top to compliment any body type.  Bottoms are a classic cut and offer a sleek fit, perfect for any water activities or even just beach lounging.

Lisa Lozano- Neoprene Tri
Lisa Lozano- Neoprene Tri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agua Bendita is known for their bold prints and fantastic cuts.  This one piece has paneled lace and a front zip up for a decisive plunge neckline.  The neoprene makes for an extremely flattering and smooth fit.

Agua Bendita- Sombra 1 Pc
Agua Bendita- Sombra 1 Pc

So don’t be afraid to add some neoprene in your life that does not come in the form of a wetsuit or computer sleeve!

 

 

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Frankie’s Bikinis- Resewing History One Stitch At A Time

Developing a favorite swimwear line is very similar to discovering your new favorite band: you learn their history, stalk them on nearly every social media outlet available, and count the days until they release their new creation.

The phenomenon that is Frankie’s Bikinis happened just like that.

Frankie's Bikinis- Malibu Top & Bottom
Frankie’s Bikinis- Malibu Top & Bottom

 

Frankie’s hit the scene a little over two years ago and has not stopped growing since.

Frankie’s designer, 19-year-old designer Francesca Aiello, grew up on the sunny beaches of Malibu, spending most of her time in a bikini.  Aiello launched her line when she was 17.

 

Frankie's Bikinis- Oceanside Top & Bottom
Frankie’s Bikinis- Oceanside Top & Bottom

 

Making swimwear history, Aiello became the youngest designer to debut her 2015 line at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami this past July.

Due to her not only continuing but also groundbreaking success, the young designer has been featured in Huffington Post, Yahoo, ABC News, San Francisco Chronicle, TeenVogue, The Miami Herald, and many more.  The ambitious entrepreneur wants to expand her line to include clothing that can be worn elsewhere than the beach. 

 

Her collection is an incredible balance of active and flirty to satisfy the sandy surfer and the boho beach bum.

 

Frankie's Bikinis- St. Tropez Top & Bottom
Frankie’s Bikinis- St. Tropez Top & Bottom

 

 

 

 

 

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Leon by Agua Bendita – fulfilling your wildest dreams

In just 7 years it has become one of the fastest growing haute-couture swimwear brands in the world. Its exclusive designs and the quality of each garment allowed it to have a good exposure in high-end magazines, fashion runways and international tradeshows.

 

Coming from sexy, wild Colombia, Molly Brown’s presents Agua Bendita’s Leon Swimsuit.

 

Leon by Agua Bendita

It means Holy Water in Spanish; and when you’ll don it, you’ll feel blessed as it delicately caresses your skin. Characterized by giving an innovative and modern touch to its genuine, Colombian avant-garde garments, Agua Bendita swimsuits are modern, dynamic and catchy.

 

A carefully brewed concoction of state-of-the-art technology, beautiful handcrafts and vivid colors that are always joyful and alive, Agua Bendita gifts you, the wearer, the look of a woman that wants to be admired, who wants to seek attention, that must be adorned. So you can see why many women identified themselves with the free sprit of this Colombian masterpiece as they are searching every nook and cranny boutique around the world to find it.

 

Don the African Savanna and let loose the huntress in you

 

This suit will have you feeling like you are on a safari. There are giraffes, zebras and lions all over the suit and will bring out the animal in you. Minimal coverage on the back. Ties at the neck and at the back. It is the perfect swimwear for you. Yes we’re talking about you ladies, the ones without inhibitions, the ones that are comfortable in their skin and about the ones that love showing off that amazing body.

 

Leon by Agua Bendita
The exuberant prints, the colors and the unique design makes the Leon hard to resist! Feed your huntress spirit and make all males go crazy over you!

 

Agua Bendita has received coverage in magazines such as Sports Illustrated and Maxim, with models such as Marissa Miller, Candice Swanepoel, and Bar Refaeli strutting their couture swimsuits and swimwear. Discover the Agua Bendita collection at Molly Brown’s Swimwear.

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How much of a Fashion Faux Pas is it to carry a tote wearing a bikini? Let’s Find Out

Think beach fashion and you can imagine yourself being bombarded by a truck load of bikini images, beach accessories and even style statements that may look great on the ramp but fall flat on their shining heads when they reach the sand and the sea. Not every look you see on magazines, tabloids or even TV will work for you and you’d better be a discerning judge when trying them out just as they are. When it comes to finalizing your look for your next beach visit because it may not come without scrutiny.

 

Here we’ll cover a commonly seen trend on the beach and conclude whether or not it is a fashion faux pas. We are talking about the tote and bikini combination.

 

So let’s make a picture for you. Imagine a beautiful sunny morning and the best beach of Europe. Ibiza, you thinking? Ibiza it is then. Now imagine you catching a sight of a beautiful bikini-clad girl’s side profile. Love her bikini? The color, the hair everything? And wait till she turns to face you and BLOP! In your face.. a beach tote hanging on the other side. Of course it’s not as bad as irregular tan lines or socks with sandals, mankinis, Hawaiian style shirts and shorts, yet it can still be a sight for the sore eyes even when it’s matching the outfit like a perfect square peg. Especially for the connoisseurs of the swimwear world.

 

Think about it. What does a bikini signify? Freedom and independence from clothes and the license to forget the worries of the world and dive right in to the cool blue waters. Doesn’t it? Then why carry a cumbersome tote to ruin that couldn’t-care-less vibe going for you.

Of course, we’ve heard and know it all. How totes are so wonderful, so functional and even that they are super stylish. And they indeed are but when hanging on an arm of a bikini-clad women all they seem are chunky, avoidable and not trendy. Totes are to bikinis what heels are to a football ground, forgivable but not fashionable.

 

But then, not carrying a tote to a beach in unimaginable! Where are you supposed to keep your sunscreen, phone, towel and other essentials? So what’s the middle ground, the remedy? Simple. Enter the beach wearing a sexy flowy cover up or a beach dress over your bikini and leave all your add-ons behind – your dress, your tote, etc. when it’s time to reveal your bikini self.

 

At Molly Brown’s we have bikinis, totes and the cover ups to get you started on the practice of leaving your totes behind when its time to flash your bikinis. Here’s a triptych that may impress.

 

Bikini, Cover Up and Tote

 

 

The bikini and the cover dress in the image are Cecilia Prado pieces which you can view and purchase by clicking the link. The Tote is a Caffe creation and can be picked up here.

 

P.S – Don’t be naïve to leaving them any and everywhere, make sure there’s somebody watching your things when you are diving or being a swimwear diva.

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12 Apps for the Beach – Prepare Well for Tons of Excitement

 

We live in the mobile powered world where our lives rely so much on the internet that sometimes it comes to the point of being preposterous. So much so, that a mobile device has become an integral part of our daily lives. So in summers, when it is time to hit the beaches, why not put technology to some good use? Info about weather, tides, food, safety and more on the beach is ready at hand when your mobile phone has got the best beach apps. So, here’s a list of most useful 12 apps for the beach:

 

1. Beach Finder

Beach Finder helps locate beaches and their images at differen locations you want to explore. It also shows ratings of various beaches for you to decide your next fun filled beachy weekend. This is a useful app while traveling, especially when you want to take a break in between cities and have a relaxing afternoon near the water.

 

2. MultiTide

It’s always better to know about beforehand about the tides and the waves, lest you want to be surprised by a sudden splash. Of course, you need more water for water sports and kids need more sand to build their sand castles and that’s why you need to be all the more prepared. MultiTide answers all your water tide questions and allows to plan much in advance.

 

3. BeachWeather

Going to a cloudy beach is no fun! There’s nothing better than a sunny day to make a beach visit even better. BeachWeather app provides info on individual beaches and not the cities they are in. So, know the weather at your favorite beach and plan accordingly with BeachWeather.

 

4. Beach Safety

This one is a must for your teenagers and for some beach education as well. It’s important to be safe at the beach and be well informed of the dangers around the water. Beach Safety helps you be aware of all dangers and prepare for the worst.

 

5. iSunBurn

The iSunBurn app tells about the intensity of the UV rays on a particular day and even lets you know the strength of sunscreen you’ll need to combat the harmful rays of the sun – I can hear all you girls, horraying to that! It’s important to take care of because leaving yourself burnt and excessively tanned is not a great idea. But if tan lines are your thing, check out Molly Brown’s amazing line of designer swimsuits and bikinis for perfect tan lines.

 

6. Perfect Tan

How do you get a perfect tan? Well, the Perfect Tan app helps you with customized tanning recommendations based on your skin type and your current beach location. Also, this incredible app has a sun timer to let you know when to turn over or call it quits. use a sunscreen lotion accordingly and have a perfect tan.

 

7.Weather Alert USA

The app fetches all the crucial weather information for a location of your choice. You obtain info regarding dew point, barometer, visibility ratings, maps, graphs etc. Weather Alert USA is based on NOAA assuring accurate and timely information on weather. So before planning to head to the beach, check weather at your favorite beach and have a sure-fire fun day.

 

8. Tide Graph

Tide Graph is another tide monitoring app like MultiTide works for both coasts in the US. It provides graphs to help the users analyse how the tides change over the day and the entire month as well.

 

9. NOAA Ocean Buoys

NOAA Ocean Buoys is an app for the surfers. It helps find beach spots with the best waves for surfers, swimmers and other beach sports lovers. Search for all the beaches around you with big waves so you don’t bore yourself and the kids at a dead beach.

 

10. Instagram

Store lovely beach memories home and share them with your friends using Instagram. Click pictures in your sexy Molly Brown’s swimwear, tweak them to give a memorable look and share them with your friends there and then. It’s the best way of collecting memories that last long.

 

11. Lookout

Losing stuff on the beach is common, but is a real pain when you lose your mobile phone. The Lookout app has a superb functionality. All you need to do is, borrow a friend’s phone, log in to the Lookout website and use its “lost phone finder”. It will help locate your phone on a map around the beach area.

 

12. That Beach Channel

Lastly, That Beach Channel is your source when you’re back from the beach to the real world. It’ll help you revisit the fun, joyous yet relaxing world of the beach and waters.

 

Let your smartphone be a beach-smart phone! Get tanned, look hot in Molly Brown’s swimwear and swim with the fashion currents this summer.

 

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Beaches and Bikinis (VI) – Molly Brown’s cocktail of time-lapses and rejuvenation for those great beachcapades

Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii

Beaches and Bikinis

Picture Hawaii and for sure you’re conjuring images of Kauna’oa Bay without even realizing it. It’s a magical place where time unfolds at its own gentle pace. A place of cherished memories and memories still to be made.

 

Located on the Kohala Coast of the Aloha-state’s Big Island, Kauna’oa Bay is the quintessential, picture-postcard Hawaii. Abundant white sand, palm trees and clear blue water makes the crescent-shaped beach a natural magnet for sun worshipers, water sport enthusiasts and families in search of sandy fun.

 

It is a place of unearthly natural beauty, spectacular sunsets, serene starlit nights and vast panoramas of sea and sky. At night, nestle into the sands and peer out into the water to see if you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of swimming manta rays. This is the perfect spot to rejuvenate your soul and let your spirit soar. This place is called Kauna’oa.

 

This magical place calls upon the playfully sexy and sophisticated women. And the embodiment of this essence is the Honolulu Bikini by Despi.

 Beaches and Bikinis

Wavy edges, knotted neck straps, and braided tie sides elevate this string bikini to new levels. The nautical stripes are understated and sexy, perfectly complemented by the hanging tassel ties on the bottom and the cheeky Brazilian coverage. The result is a mix of vintage inspiration and modern femininity. The fabrics are unbelievably soft to the touch, the textures are luxurious and the look is refined with fit firmly in mind.

 

Don’t wait any longer! If not Hawaii, spend a day at your nearest beach, don the Honolulu Bikini by Despi and feel the serenity of the waters!

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