Posts Tagged ‘ Swimsuits ’

Tik-Tok Tiki Time

March 2, 2013
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Aloha Vintage Lovers! Have the winter blues got you down? It’s time for a tropical vacation. You don’t have to go too far for Island shopping. We have you covered at Alameda Faires. All your Tiki dreams can come true without an airline ticket. Just shop for décor, barware,  & retro fashions and you are there (with a coconut or two and a flower lei). The words "tiki culture" refer to the Polynesian style bars and tribal art that started to crop up in America in the mid 1930s. When American soldiers returned home after World War II, they brought back a major South Pacific influence along with them and helped to achieve a similar feeling... Continue reading

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Gone Swimmin’…Your forecast for summer: It’s going to be hot in Retro Swim Style.

August 3, 2011
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Here's my Vintage Style Solutions column in The Point from last month:   Rejoice, beach goers! Have you heard? It's officially summer! That means it’s bathing suit season, but fear not Faire goers. The retro trend is making waves. Look for flattering styles to fit every shape and size.  Designers have brought back the maillot, with its basic tunic shaped sheath design that offers coverage yet is still seductive. Swim skirts, ruching, fuller coverage, and wide straps all ensure you'll be glamorous and sexy—and with just the right amount of skin on display. The new swimsuits have updated functional fabrics but the originals had some... Continue reading

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