Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fall 2011 runway favorites...


Prabal Gurung
Mark Jacobs
Philip Lim
Jill Stuart
Prabal Gurung
Rag & Bone
Cynthia Rowley
Philip Lim
Philip Lim

Happy weekend everyone! I don't know why I always tend to surf the net when I'm supposed to be PACKING!  That's right...we have finally sold our house and are moving to NYC!

anyway..back to my procrastination activity...have you see the newest runway looks?
I was lucky enough to go to some of these shows while in New York!  The Prabal Gurung show was's amazing what a difference being there in person makes...the music the drama the front row editors...ahhh one day I dream of having a show in New York too, perhaps a resort show!
I have a thing for fall I'm going to need one of the above:)  
DO you love the Prada and Mark Jacobs Head Gear??  I DIE!
What's your favorite?

All images from

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Turquoise and sand

Clockwise from the top left corner
1. I adore this portrait by: Zoe Pawlack
2. This is the mermaid dress found by the lovely Tala at bathing news blog she's my go to blog for ...well
     bathing news:)
3. YSL ring I must have:) from Net-a-porter
4. Cover of Numero magazine with the topless Anja Rubik  (i just love this Polish model maybe being
    Polish has me even more drawn to her but regardless she is flawless)
5. Stationary card from my friend Pamela Montague's "A Sandy Soiree" stationary line available here
6. Oscar de la Renta earrings also from Net-a-porter

I'm so into these colors lately...these images and colors have me yearning for too??

Friday, February 18, 2011

Swimsuit Issue anyone?

Happy Friday bloggie friends!
I have so much to share with you since my trip to NYC but just thing is first...
Before I was a swimwear designer I though that the swimsuit issue was only for guys.  Later when I started looking into being a swimwear designer I research the issue cover to cover for the best swimsuits, today I'm so honored for my own creations to be gracing the pages of the Sport's Illustrated Swimsuit Issue!!!  I understand how much work and talent goes into these pages and appreciate it very much!  I know it makes all guys out there very happy but I must say I'm pretty happy to see it too:)  Especially the above photographs that are both in the magazine and online.  Check out our store list to see where to buy these near you or online.
Thank you to Diane Smith the editor of the issue and MJ Day for selecting my swimsuits and for the wonderful photographers for capturing them so beautifully.  Last but not least thank you GOD for creating these beautiful girls!  Hillary Rhonda and Cintia Dicker ... click on their names to go to the website and see more.  I'm surprised and thrilled that they picked my favorite high waisted bottom on Hillary...not your usual Sport Illustrated choice.  What do you think of this year's issue?

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Valentine...

image by Austin Dandrige
Costal Living Magazine June 2010

My my true LOVE....Namaste:)  May we always be happy tossing babies.
  Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  I hope for everyone to find their true LOVE, because once you do you'll have no choice but to be happy.  Now, where is my chocolate!!???  hehe

Friday, February 11, 2011

Haskell Harris...

photograph by Tim Mcmanus
Haskell Harris is my beautiful Charleston friend.. and I just love her!!! Beautiful inside and out!  She is an editor at Garden and Gun here in Charleston but her background includes writing for Decor magazines.  I met her as she wrote the story about our house a few years ago and we fell in least I fell in love with Haskell:) I just love talking with her....she is so interesting and so intelligent and I feel like I've know her forever.  She is also very stylish and inspirational.  If you want a glimps of Haskell take a read at her blog, Belle Decor she writes for Garden and Gun.  Don't you just love her name???  Don't even think about stealing her from me...SHE IS MINE!!!
Happy Birthday my Dear Friend!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

She wore an itsy bitsy bikini....

Megan Abigail Chandler wrote the most complimentary article about me and Marysia SWIM in my history of press.  Thank you Megan, the photographer Blaire Halford 
 thank you Mimi and Rouge Apker for being my models on one very cold morning last January. 
 Can you figure out which one is the mom and which one is the daughter???  They are both HOT! 
  If you'd like to read the article click here. She is one talented writer especially for a girl right out of college...i'm going to watch all those movies soon:)

ps.  I hope Megan is right:)

Monday, February 7, 2011


Giambattista Valli from Nieman Marcus
Christian Louboutin
Fendi from
Chloe..found on this is glamorous
Christian Louboutin from
Christian Louboutin from Net-a-Porter

YSL from

Valentino from Nieman Marcus

I heart shoes so much it hurts.... soooo for my 30th b-day i want to give myself a pair of fabulous shoes that are NOT practical, NOR are they reasonable.  Which pair do you think? If I must be so old I need shoes to show for it!  HA! Are you obsessing about shoes too?  SHOW ME what you GOT!
xoxo...your old shoe lady

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Hello friends!  Want to win a Marysia SWIM original?  We are giving away 3 suits a week, for 3 weeks.  This Sunday we'll award the 1st week's winner!  It's not too late...LIKE our Facebook page and go to the giveaway! Share this with friends too por favor:)  We will pick a random winner each Sunday and you'll pick a swimsuit of your choice from our very first collection. (depending on availability of course).  Tell me why should you win...