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Happy Independence Day!

 

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This July we have an amazing treat for you- an ArielSimone Independence Day Sale!! Buy any ArielSimone garments that are red, white or blue and get 15% off on your entire purchase. Valid through the whole month! Here are our top picks:

RED.

WHITE.

BLUE.

We just love our freedom and independence….don’t you? Our offer is available all month so feel free to take advantage! Reference 070412 to redeem this coupon.  Happy 4th of July!

The Right Swimsuit Styles for YOUR Body Type

So summer has arrived, and with the heat comes swimsuit season! I think it’s extremely important that whatever size you are you look and feel great in a swimsuit, so we wanted to give a bit of advice on the right swimsuit styles for your body type. Let’s dive right in…

If you’re Curvy or Thick

You should love showing off your curves! I would definitely pick bottoms that sit higher on the hips, to elongate your legs, and a top that has enough coverage, and support. Don’t feel bad going up a size to accommodate your voluptuous backside, and large cup size.  It’s way better that, then have your crack hanging out, and nipples popping… and no one likes to readjust swimwear every 5 minutes. You should be able to move comfortably for hours with little to no adjusting.


This Highwaisted Keyhole Suit ($99) gives the girls plenty of support, and pulls them in for great cleavage. Your small waist is also accentuated with these unique bottoms!

This Deep-V Gathered Waist Suit ($110) is great because of the colorblocking. It will bring the eyes up away from the thighs, and the deep neckline allows you to still be very sexy! The waist is also accentuated here with the print and gathers.

If you’ve got a tummy

So you haven’t worked out in a while, and mother’s day dinner is making your look a bit puffy, don’t worry, there are great options for you still! Overall I’d look for suits with large prints for bottoms. A one-piece can be great if they are the right one-piece. Look for suits that are gathered in the problem area, and also have a print.

The Highwaisted Ruffle two piece ($99) is great because it still shows a lot of skin, but also hides trouble areas with the print, and the ruffles that cascade down the torso. This will elongate the body, and camouflage the tummy.

We also recommend the Strappy Back one piece ($110). There are high cut thighs and a gathered waist that elongate your legs and hide the tummy. And even though the front is mostly covered once you turn to the back you’re still showing off with sexy straps and minimal back coverage.

If you’re small on top

For those ladies who are small on top and what to enhance their bust, I suggest you wear less coverage tops, and also tops that will enhance your cup size. I find that many of the suit tops that have very padded tops make you look very flat, so I don’t recommend these. You need something to fill the cups with, and if you don’t have that, there’s just a cup sitting on your chest. Generally stay away from too much fabric and padding around your bust. Fall in love with the natural you. Another tip: wear very unique tops, because you can! It will add interest to that area, and you’ll never have an issue finding your size!

This Bright Lazer Swimsuit ($99) adds lots of interest to the bustline. No one is looking at how big your boobs are, they’re looking at how great your top looks in general!

The Rectange Gathered Halter Top with Bottoms ($99) is like a miracle worker! It literally lifts and pulls your bust together, enhancing what you’ve got. There is also minimal coverage, and gathers that help in adding cleavage.

If you’re Plus Sized

Plus sized women have many different needs. So we’ll cover a few of them.

The Highwaisted Scoop One-Piece ($110) Is great for large busts, and if you need some tummy tightening. The straps are very wide and can be extended into cap sleeves, while the gathers add great support for the bust. The body of this suit doesn’t have any sides exposed for those women who need their torso pulled in a bit.

The Deep V One Piece with Gathered Skirt ($110) is perfect for those who want to cinch the waist and cover the hips. The attached skirt can extend to 7 inches below the crotch to give you as much coverage as you want.

The Ruffle Halter Top and Highwaisted Ruffle Bottoms ($110) is perfect for those who have very large busts, and large hips or thighs. The cups can be ordered based on your cup size, and the attached skirt covers any problem areas or stretch marks on your thighs!

We hope we gave great suggestions for different body types. All suits photographed are available at www.ArielSImone.etsy.com along with many more, and Adrienne is always available to help you create a custom, one-of-a-kind suit for your specific body type and needs!

ARENA Bikini Beach baby: Behind the scenes by Lucie Jane

This past Saturday I had the great pleasure of modeling for the 5th annual ARENA Bikini show! This year’s theme was ARENA Bikini Beach Baby! inspired by the vintage silhouettes of the 40s, 50s and 60s.  I walked for 5 designers: ArielSimone <3, Kelly Ver Duin, Drama Boutique, Nani Nalu, and Emma Berg. I loved working with all the designers and seeing everyone’s beautiful work!

Here are some behind the scene shots:


Lounging (Photo: Corey Tenold)

Kevin, myself, and Elijah Chhum. Elijah was the first agent/booker I worked with when I got into modeling! ❤ (photo: Corey Tenold)


Hair done, waiting for makeup (Photo: Kevin C Walker)

The ArielSimone models! (Photo: Kevin C. Walker)

Giggles backstage! (Stefani Arden)

My male model counterpart for ArielSimone, you can’t tell in this photo but Reid has on swim trunks that match my suit!  (Stefani Arden)

I had a great time and especially loved working with the lovely ladies of ArielSimone! Love you girls!

Xo, Lucie Jane

ARENA Bikini Beach Baby Recap!

Well , we certainly had a fabulous time Saturday night at the Calhoun Beach Club. If you missed the 5th Annual Arena Bikini show on Saturday, you missed a great production! The Beach Baby!  themed swimwear show was awesome, and packed with well over 300 people! This year we really loved how each designer was given the same vintage theme with the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s as inspiration. It really helped in producing a cohesive show, even with the dancing. Mathew choreographed great dance segments that really highlighted many of the popular moves from those eras.

Our segment of six looks ran first, complete with three men’s and three women’s looks; the theme being vintage lingerie swimwear. We are still waiting for our photos in color, which we will upload to facebook. In the mean time, take a peek at a few b&w photos:

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I really wanted to show the different styles of that time but still mix in current trends. So we showed the white bridal one-piece as something a beach bride could wear today, and classic high waist that speaks of a past time, but I also still wanted to keep the ‘sexy’ aspect of lingerie with the garters and micro mini skirt!

Here is a video of the final walkthrough– would have been amazing if Corey had captured the begining since we were behind stage and did not get to see our models. http://youtu.be/hscYohwVDbM

All of these styles and more will be available for purchase on our site in a few weeks, but until then feel free to contact Adrienne directly via email if you need one sooner: Adrienne@ArielSimone.com.

{All photo and video credit goes to Corey Tenold Photography}

SS2012 Swimwear Looks

It’s about that time! Right after the Holidays, stores begin receiving their spring/summer merchandise, so we thought we’d give you a heads up on some of the lovely swimwear looks ArielSimone will be offering this upcoming season! We recently did a shoot with our loyal Wednesday guest blogger, model and friend Lucie Jane, who introduced us to our photographer for this shoot, Andrew Thomas Evans. Also, all of the looks are available for purchase on Etsy now, so take a peek and tell us which your favorite is! We encourage the feedback!!

Sheer Highwaisted Wide Leg Pants

The perfect pant! These stretch pants are made of a 2-way or 4-way stretch sheer material for comfort. They can also be made in a non-sheer stretch fabric in the same pattern. The pants stop above the bellybutton and look great over a bathing suit, or under a long tunic! The inseam of these pants are custom to your height, and they are wide leg at the bottom. AVAILABLE IN: Sheer Royal Blue/ Sheer Nude/ Sheer Deep Purple/ Black/ Lime Green/ Slate Grey


Highwaisted Keyhole Swimsuit

You’re sure to get noticed wearing this fabulous suit! It has three adjustable straps; two on the top around the neck and bust and one on the bottoms around the natural waist. The bottoms provide medium coverage. The top triangles are adjustable and slide to fit your bust. AVAILABLE IN: White with Sheer Royal Blue Overlay/ White with Sheer Nude Overlay/ White with Sheer Deep Purple Overlay

Lace Flyaway Jacket

Comfortable and Classy.

This flyaway jacket has a tapered hem, being longer in the front. The sleeves are fitted and long. I can make this jacket in many different colors and fabrics. Shown here is the plum and nude option and the white sheer lace option. This jacket looks great belted, loose, or layered! A wardrobe staple! AVAILABLE IN: Plum and Nude/ Sheer White Lace/ Sheer Yellow Lace/ Deep Purple

Racing Colorblock Bikini

Great for the active beach goer. There is enough support in this suit to keep it in place during beach volleyball, surfing, and any other activity you try. This suit has a 1 inch band for added support, and a triangle top that ties around the neck. This top also has ties under the bust in the rear for adjusting. The bottoms of this suit are medium coverage and sit low on the waist. The color blocking of the suit accentuate a slim figure and are great
for long torsos or large busts. This suit has lots of support for a large bust. Fabrics/Colors can vary.

Stretch Lycra. Lining. Full lined.

Wrap Two-Piece Bikini

Be unique. Wear something different.
This suit features a wonderful sequined brooch at the middle of the bust. The exact brooch color can vary depending on what color you’d like, and what color your bathing suit is. Brown, silver and gold are available. The top of this bathing suit is very figure flattering for all busts. The straps are 1.5inches wide to create wonderful support for larger busts and for those who love a bit more coverage. There are two loose straps in the front of the suit top, which wrap around your torso and tie in the rear, creating the wonderful criss-cross affect. The top of the suit has medium/full bust coverage and the bottoms of this suit are maximum coverage and they have wider sides bands. The bottoms are also low cut in the front.

Behind the Scenes: ArielSimone Holiday Soirée

This past Friday I had the pleasure of modeling for the lovely ladies of ArielSimone. I hope that many of you were able to make it– it was a super fun event. But it you weren’t, there have been previous blog posts about it here, and here is another!

As a model, one of the most fun parts of walking in shows or doing photo shoots is the hair and makeup you get to wear. It’s all part of the fantasy to be dolled up and wear glamorous clothing. Here are some backstage shots of us models getting ready at the salon:

Me getting my hair done! Naomi at Taj Salon and Spa in Minneapolis did an amazing job on my hair! Loved it.

Here is a shot of me in finished hair and makeup. The stylists at the salon kept saying that I looked like a doll. What do you think?

{L–>R: Abbie, Sarah, Me}

Here is a picture of two other models and myself, blowing kisses to Taj after having the final touches put on our looks. Thank you!

The event was a smashing success; we got to wear swimwear, which was a blast! Check out this suit, love!

{Photo Credit: Kevin C. Walker}

Swimwear is fast becoming my favorite type of modeling. Maybe it’s my dream of being a Victoria’s Secret Model, or maybe it’s just that these ArielSimone S/S 2012 suits are so cute!! Definitely check them out when they are released! Check out my blog for more photos!

by Lucie Jane