Posts Tagged ‘ Bikini

‘Hippy’ is the New Black (Apparently)

According to the New York Post, this Summer’s beachwear (the northern hemisphere’s at least) is all about looking like a ‘hippy’. Not that I have a problem with hippies (except vegans, well, vegans in general), but from the pictures that were published it just looks like an excuse to wear your mother’s hand-me-downs, making special consideration not to pick anything that goes with anything else. I’m also curious to how my mother’s hand-me-downs are suddenly considered ‘hippy’ because she surely was not (it would definitely make the stories at Christmas a lot more exciting if she was).

Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com

As you can imagine with any accepted fashion trend, the clothing and accessories related to it are never cheap, and this ‘hippy-inspired’ beach party is no exception. Giuseppe Zanotti sandals for USD$1,041; Limpopo necklace for USD$350; Nanette Lepore Skort (what the hell is a skort?) for USD$99; Jean Paul Gaultier tunic and bikini for a cheap USD$390 and USD$295, respectively; necklace from Patricia Field, USD$72; Hei Hei shorts for USD$58; the list goes on and on. And you can see just like I can, these are not fancy items, they’re crappy bits and pieces that look like they were made by some girl with too much hair in too many places that only bathes in the ocean, wears nothing but frangipanis in her hair and whose name is Experience. Come to think of it, I remember making one of those necklaces for my mother for mother’s day in art in primary school.

Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com Hippie-inspired summer beachwear perfect for tanning and drinking cocktails - NYPOST.com

People will pay though, people will pay.

Pino…

Online Bikinis

An Australian shopping website I love to go on because of their bargains is Shopping Square.com.au. They have a hell of a lot of crap on there but they also have some pretty good bargains on some really good stuff as well. One thing they used to have a lot of (and constantly on sale and I’ve recently notice that they’ve cleared them completely, beating me to the point of this post before I even move on form the introduction) is bikinis!

Now SS isn’t the only online retailer that stocks (or in SS‘s case, stocked) them as they are about as common as those tee-shirt with whinging, bitchy slogans on that teen girls and heavily overweight mothers like to wear. Now I’ve been a man for all of my life (even more so when I was born) so I probably have no idea here, but isn’t a bikini one of those few item you REALLY want to try on first so you know you get that perfect fit? The surf is pretty violent on the calmest of days, you hardly want to find out any sizing imperfections before, or even worse, after taking a dip. Saving thirty little ones really pales in insignificances if the bikini doesn’t fit.

Again, maybe I’m just making way too many assumptions here, so I welcome your corrections on the matter.

Pino…