Friday, 1 June 2007

In the swim...

Brigitte Bardot works a cotton bikini in "The Night Heaven Fell"

On the first day of winter, I do have to get serious about swimwear. I have so far seen every shape, size, colour and print imaginable, and I need to start locking away all my summer swim orders.

It has got me thinking about what the "real girl" actually wants and needs in a cossie. If you have the time, I’d love some feedback on what styles you like best.

Are you a bikini or a one-piece type of girl? Do you like a bandeau, halter neck or the more straightforward triangle shape for your bikini top? And on bottom it gets even more confusing; ranging from the everyday basic brief shape, tie-side with strings, the low-slung boy leg, or would you wear the really cut-away on the bum shape, like an Australian style Brazilian.

Then there is print or no print? Or is a plain colour always the winner?

I personally searched high and low for a black one-piece last year. It had to be halter neck, with a low V front sitting just about the navel, and a boy cut low leg. I had no luck at all! Good thing then that Tigerlily has one in this season’s range that is almost identical to that ideal I have been carrying around in my head for almost a year.

So guess I’m sorted…what do you guys want?

Jo xo

Press Clippings

Happy first day of winter everyone!

Here are some super cute shots of two key winter pieces...and the best news is, they are both on sale on the birdmotel website! Above is the navy jersey Trapeze Jacket by Tigerlily as featured in Shop Til You Drop magazine. Below is the pin-striped denim skirt called the Men At Work Pencil with Braces by Milk and Honey. I think it looks totally hot with that mega-bright skivvy.