Finally, someone has come up with a bondage-themed bathing suit that I can wear the next time I’m lying around on satin sheets in the Beverly Wilshire waiting for Javier the massage dude to show up.
These photos are from the 2011 Old Hollywood cruise collection by Beach Bunny Swimwear, the ultra-trendy California label favored by celebrities and priced for people who get paid appearance fees.
Beach Bunny had a huge year in 2010 by expanding its collection and investing heavily in some of the world’s top supermodels for its publicity. Throw in a capsule collection from the Kardashian girls and it’s hard not to be noticed.
It looks like BB is determined to make 2011 another boundary-pushing year, starting with this campaign modelled by Victoria’s Secret familiar face Candice Swanepoel.
At a time when many lingerie labels are designing pieces that could double as swimsuits, Beach Bunny is pushing in the opposite direction. With all its lace embellishments, crossover straps and metallic doo-dads, this collection looks more like erotic lingerie than anything bound for a beach. You wouldn’t dare get this stuff wet; in fact, this may be the only swimwear you’ll need to send out for dry cleaning.
But will Beach Bunny’s latest attempt at trend-setting actually catch on? Are California girls (or anyone else) ready for lace bikini thongs and jewelled tie-sides? And will tan lines from pieces like the two examples above become next season’s to-die-for fashion accessory?
Time will tell. In the meantime, these pieces will look fabulous if you’re planning a week in January in a lounge chair on the Princess of the Seas.
Here’s a few more images featuring Candice and the new BB collection, which you can now buy online. Now, excuse me, but I think Javier is at the door …