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Syla designer Syla Cachay is originally from Peru and her 2009 swim suit line had a fun South American feel. The line featured bold patterns and colors with lots of hippie chic (Peruvian Indian) accessories such as beaded headbands, skinny belts and artifact looking stone jewelry.
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Syla by Sylvie Cachay

 esigner Syla Cachay is originally from Peru and her 2009 swim suit line had a fun South American feel. The line featured bold patterns and colors with lots of hippie chic (Peruvian Indian) accessories such as beaded headbands, skinny belts and artifact looking stone jewelry. Ms. Cachay also showed a great sense of fun, accessorizing her models with Carmen Miranda like hair accessories. All and all, Syla is a chic and fun line for today's flower children.

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Cia.Maritima Spring 2009 -- Inspiration

The design team for Cia.Maritima was inspired by the psychedelic looks
of the 1960's and 1970's. The Bohemian and Hippie movements also inspired
the look and feel of the collection. The collection also mixes rock and
roll with sexy and feminine, referring back to distinctive styles in London
in the 1960's.

Highlight pieces include hand-crafted tie-dye which was important
during those eras while classic animal prints add glamour and
sophistication. Color influences lead with lavender and coral which appear
in solids but are also mixed with dense colors such as coffee, olive, and
graphite. Nude and lower tones are also present in the collection as well
as yellow and neon pink.

A new innovation is the Saint-Tropez style low rise bottom. It features
a lower cut in front, with more coverage in the back. It is featured with
sexy tie sides or details such as rings or chains.

Cia.Maritima is most famous for its range of beautiful cover-ups
including dresses, tunics, shorts and shirts, that showcase every bikini
for a pulled- together, high fashion look. The 2009 collection will
highlight these complete looks with multiple cover-up options for each
family of designs. These versatile cover-ups easily move from the beach to
the streets and provide women with fashionable alternatives for the
evening.

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backstage footage of Brazilian Swismwear brand Cia Maritima.

Cia.Maritima Spring 2009 -- Inspiration

The design team for Cia.Maritima was inspired by the psychedelic looks
of the 1960's and 1970's. The Bohemian and Hippie movements also inspired
the look and feel of the collection. The collection also mixes rock and
roll with sexy and feminine, referring back to distinctive styles in London
in the 1960's.

Highlight pieces include hand-crafted tie-dye which was important
during those eras while classic animal prints add glamour and
sophistication. Color influences lead with lavender and coral which appear
in solids but are also mixed with dense colors such as coffee, olive, and
graphite. Nude and lower tones are also present in the collection as well
as yellow and neon pink.

A new innovation is the Saint-Tropez style low rise bottom. It features
a lower cut in front, with more coverage in the back. It is featured with
sexy tie sides or details such as rings or chains.

Cia.Maritima is most famous for its range of beautiful cover-ups
including dresses, tunics, shorts and shirts, that showcase every bikini
for a pulled- together, high fashion look. The 2009 collection will
highlight these complete looks with multiple cover-up options for each
family of designs. These versatile cover-ups easily move from the beach to
the streets and provide women with fashionable alternatives for the
evening.

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Introduced in 2005, Xtra Life LYCRA® fiber features an innovative technology that provides swimwear with a longer-lasting fit that resists bagging and sagging. Exposure to suntan lotion, skin oils and chlorine can compromise the stretch and recovery of spandex, quickly degrading the fit of a suit. Swimwear with Xtra Life LYCRA® fiber however, is five to ten times more resistant to chlorine than those with ordinary spandex, meaning they can look newer and keep their fit longer.

This revolutionary product has been adopted by some of the biggest names in swimwear and has brought a higher standard for swimwear fit to consumers around the world.

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Poko Pano is a designer swim brand based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil that has been in the United States market since 2005. The brand's fun, fashion forward and unique designs have caught the eye of swimwear lovers everywhere; including celebrities like Angie Harmon, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Elle McPherson, Mischa Barton, Stacy Keibler, and Bridget from "The Girls Next Door".

Pokopanoswim.com is here so those of you who don't have Poko Pano available in your area, can still have access to the Poko Pano Collection. 

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Tommy Bahama is about easy-to-wear pieces that arent overly sexually, but rather tropically sophisticated and confident. If youre looking for a great one-piece, although there were plenty of lovely bikini options, this is a good brand to consider. There was one leaf-print, one-shoulder option in a black/white/orange coloration that I really liked and think will work for many age groups and on many body types. The beach bags were mostly simple straw options in solid brown. The jewelry was in keeping with the current trend towards big, over-the-top necklaces with stones, wooden beads and mother-of-pearl discs. Overall, the show was sweet and carefree and contained plenty of options for real women.

more info:

www.TommyBahama.com      Island-Inspired Swimwear and More. Shop the Online Store Today!

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