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There are few bloggers as synonymous with swimwear as Tash Oakley and her business partner/best friend Devin Brugman. The Australian Instagram stars have gained a cult following with ‘A Bikini A Day’ (3.2 million followers between them, and counting), which they’ve parlayed into a highly successful bikini label of their own, Monday Swimwear.

As Monday Swimwear’s newest collection, Paradise Found, drops, BAZAAR tapped Tash to answer all our burning pre-summer questions. Which bikini shape suits my body best? How do I feel confident at the beach? How does she get her body in summer-ready shape?

Here, Tash’s tried-and-tested beauty, style and general life philosophy on all things swimwear. If you’d like to catch up with the A Bikini A Day girls in person, Natasha and Devin will be hosting a pop-up for their new line at La Piscine in Sydney’s Darling Point on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November, for an exclusive showing of their new Monday Swimwear line.

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Gymnast who confused vitiligo for tan lines and gave up her sport out of embarrassment embraces her skin by modelling in bikinis

A gymnast who gave up her sport out of embarrassment when she was diagnosed with vitiligo is now proudly baring her patchy skin in bikinis.

Dionne Lees, 21, thought the pigment-free patches that appeared around her eyes when she was 12-years-old were bad tan lines, caused by wearing sunglasses while out in the sun.

But after more white spots appeared, she consulted her doctor, who said she had vitiligo – a condition that affects one per cent of the world’s population.

In public, people asked her about her unusual patches and treated her like a ‘monster’, with parents pulling their kids away fearing she was contagious.

Dionne, a rhythmic gymnast, was too embarrassed to show her spots in leotards during competitions, eventually leading her to drop out – despite representing at the Commonwealth Games and international level.

Her hospital prescribed steroid creams and heavy make-up to cover her patches, which she wore until three years ago after discovering vitiligo model Winnie Harlow.

Seeing someone proudly embracing the condition helped her to appreciate the beauty in being unique and different, which has led her to now being comfortable in bikinis and skirts.

Dionne, a casino worker, said: “I was 12-years-old when my vitiligo first spot developed, I was in Lloret de Mar, Spain and I woke up with white patches on my eyes.

“They were two big circles of white and the rest of me was really tanned, I had been wearing sunglasses while lying in the sun so I thought must have been caused by that.

“People used to mock me, asking if I had worn sunglasses for many years or whether I was wearing fake-tan, being young and very insecure I would never wear anything revealing.

“I have had people scared of me due to fear of the unknown, parents people pulled their kids away like I was a monster and then others asked if I was burned in a fire.

“As a teenager, it started to bother me, I went to see a specialist who talked about make-up brands to cover my vitiligo.

“I used the make-up every day and then steroid creams for seven years every night before I went to bed in the hope it would make my vitiligo go away but it didn’t work.

“I stopped competing as a rhythmic gymnast, because I had to wear a leotard when performing, but after developing vitiligo I became insecure and struggled to show my legs.

“I would try to find tights to hide my white patches, but ultimately I quit and missed out on something I loved and a lot of opportunities because I didn’t want to show my skin.

“It wasn’t until seeing Winnie Harlow a couple of years ago that my perspective of vitiligo started to change.

“To discover there was a model out there with the same skin condition as me was a real wake-up call and I started to realise that being different is a good thing.


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Mel B flaunts her rock-hard abs in tiny blue bikini as she cosies up to ‘the love of her life’

She has escaped the dramas of her bitter divorce battle with estranged husband Stephen Belafonte with an idyllic trip to Hawaii.

And Mel B seemed to be reaping the rewards of her sun-drenched getaway, as she declared that she was ‘single and happy’ while sharing a series of carefree bikini snaps.

Cosying to the ‘love of her life’, hairdresser Gary Madatyan in her hotel room, the 42-year-old former Spice Girls star showcased her incredible abs in a skimpy blue two-piece.

Proving she was keen to make the most of the trip, the America’s Got Talent judge also shared a video of her and Gary clinking champagne glasses.

Letting fans know she was in great spirits despite her divorce woes, Mel declared that she was ‘finally free’ and during her first proper holiday in 10 years.

She wrote: ‘Yipppeeee goodmorning,my first proper vacation in 10 years,and it just keeps getting better and better

Mel, who is on the getaway with her three daughters – Phoenix, 18, Angel, 10 and Madison, six – and her mother Andrea Brown, revealed the trip has been a time to reflect.

Sharing a snap of the sea, she said the ‘pain and sadness’ she has endured have made her ‘stronger’.

‘As I lay in the ocean I say to myself I’m only stronger coz Ive had to be I’m only smarter coz of my mistakes,’ she wrote.

Meanwhile Gary shared a snap of bikini-clad Mel beaming at the camera as they lounged on some sun beds on a private beach.

The pair’s outing came after rumours of their apparent romance gained traction when she shared a snap of him kissing her neck in a seemingly intimate Instagram post.

Mel, who is embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with ex Stephen, said in the caption to the photo shared with her one million followers: ‘The love of my life, thank you for believing in me.’

Her followers were quick to speculate that things had become ‘official’ with the hairdresser in the steamy new social media selfie.

Tattooed entrepreneur Gary, who has been known to donate proceeds from his hair salon to aid charities for victims of domestic abuse, was filmed kissing Mel as they partied at an MTV VMAs after party in August.

Gary, who ran the now-closed Boom Boom & Beyond salon in Beverly Hills, has shared equally cryptic posts, including one with Mel from last week in which he wrote the caption: ‘With my love.’

Onlookers saw the pair lock lips during a boozy night out at Tao nightclub after the VMAs in August – but sources told she purposely flirted and kissed Gary to distract the media from her affair with Beverly Hills policeman Ryan Lawrence, 32.

The source said: ‘Mel is good friends with Gary, he does her hair, so she decided to go for it in the nightclub to get some tongues wagging, nothing is going on between them romantically.’

The source added that Ryan and Mel have ‘got it all planned out’ and intend on going on holiday together ‘once the dust has settled’ in Mel’s divorce case and once he has left his wife.

It comes after a trying few months for the America’s Got Talent judge, who has accused estranged husband Stephen of ’emotional and physical abuse’ amid their divorce battle.

She has also claimed he had an affair with the German nanny Lorraine Gilles – both allegations that Stephen has staunchly denied.

In May, Mel was granted a restraining order against Lorraine, who she alleged had been harassing her.

She was also granted an order against Stephen in April, a month after she filed for divorce from the film producer following nearly ten years of marriage.

Mel alleged he had wholesale bikinis been physically abusive, blackmailed her, and got Lorraine pregnant during their relationship.

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Look at the body to choose swimsuit, will let you take off the waves

Tell the truth, and now the weather, no fatal friendship, I will not go out, air conditioning, wifi, watermelon is true love

But there will always be so few buddies, something okay about you bathhouse, or else is to take you to the sea waves, yes, they are empty lonely! heat

Out of the waves even if the buddies small chest, buttocks also bring their own “swim ring” do not know for their own selection of a swimsuit, always just take a set of go away, come back and I complained that Han even a man’s eyes are not captured

So careful I found a lot of sister around is not very swimsuit ah, even the dress “master”, in order to go out waves, but do not know how to wear swimsuit girls, write down

01 small breast type
Although the prevalence of minimalist wind, chest sister is particularly easy to wear high cold, but wearing a swimsuit may not prevail, and may make you no confidence

Chest and we are in the chest to cover a little something, so at least it will not look small, with visual effects cover enough to avoid embarrassment

02 Abdominal fat type
Can not control their stomach can forgive, but the possession of their own meat can not be forgiven, and bring their own “swimming circle” of the fat really affect the beauty, and need to hide

03 hip slightly larger
Although the front convex after the Alice is particularly beautiful, but the hip is too big to wear swimsuit really does not look good, or need to cover the law so that the buttocks look not so big, the overall body will be a lot of symmetry

04 big chest type
Wearing a swimsuit chest big advantage, but too big may also be a disadvantage, there are friends around the big sister, every time we go swimming or go to the beach to play, she is particularly distressed, face a little girl that is painful, we had With the swimsuit to the chest “change” small

Three-point bikini can be described as a big chest sister’s exclusive, so big chest is not embarrassing, but to become a sultry capital, easy to have supermodel temperament, enjoy the charming show it

05 too much afraid of embarrassment
Many girls side want to show their own body, while worried about too much will not emerge, more fear who will worry about swimming trunks or buttons off, water resistance will lead to emptied, so we recommend to you good-looking and Conservative little piece of swimsuit

06 body symmetry type
Jealous of you, you will be the focus of the beach, but also the Queen of the pool, as long as we choose the fashionable models, they will be able to win all eyes, let others envy go


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Suction eye advanced surgery, swimsuit wear is the most IN vacation with

Recently, many girls are asking the seaside holiday ride, in fact, this topic has been written before a lot! But this year the beach wearing fashion and some different, with the rise of underwear wear, and now swimsuit has become a tide of the concave shape of the magic weapon it! Immediately go to the seaside vacation you, may wish to come to learn!

1.Swimsuit + half skirt
Still looking for a dress with a half skirt? Do not find friends, swimsuit is the most suitable choice! Swimsuit can not only save the tight underwear, smooth fabric with elegant half skirt looks exceptionally flat!

Swimsuit comes with the tightening effect can be no trace of the modified body, shaping the effect of a rod, and chic design can also create a different kind of style for you, so you bring their own light and elegant elegant temperament!

Swept the year of this year’s perspective skirt with the usual dare not wear? Take advantage of the seaside resort wearing a swimsuit of the gap can also come out to wear it! Swimsuit and half skirt with a natural color fresh, there is no sense of violation, but also to avoid the light. If you want to try different colors with, then it is best not to choose the flat swim trunks, otherwise it will appear as the right picture bloated it!

2.Swimsuits and pants
In addition to with the skirt, swimsuit and pants is also very good on the board of the CP.

Now the fire of the bralette whether you envy licking the screen for a long time? This time you can choose a very sense of the design of the bikini shirt can be used to wear bralette, do take the pants inside the ride can unlock the pants with a new posture!

In addition to split shirt, Siamese swimsuit can also be directly wear jacket, lower body can be used with a casual jeans. Go to the beach directly to the coat pants off like, but also save the trouble to change clothes it.

3. swimsuit + take the ride
To say the most simple to wear, of course, can not skip the swimsuit + jacket, skirt and other wear outside the law, anytime, anywhere a simple, and the United States and possession of meat!

Light and elegant long section of the gauze coat sister of course, the first recommendation, it is not only Xianqi full, to help you build the freshness of the world’s fireworks, but also make you look higher and more thin, but also cover the arm The worship of meat and not perfect hips it!

Want to hide wholesale bikinis something more attractive, put on a hollow coat or dress, make swimsuit vaguely visible, resulting in fatal temptation.

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Bibini century history of evolution! Which is the most fragrant?

Summer is a good time to swim, although a small partner Tucao has been into the autumn, but taking advantage of the high temperature still, you do not quickly seize the opportunity to wear your bikini go to the beach a good show

Even the little sister can not swim, but also will still use the swimsuit concave Mei Mei da, especially the bikini style swimsuit, it is fashion and female stars who love the favorite.

Today, the colorful bikini colorful, style Variety novel, well sought after by everyone. But you must not think of it at first.

We will come back to look back for nearly a hundred years, bikini evolution history!
Before the twentieth century, women were swimming or playing in the water, there is no special swimsuit. To the early twentieth century, only gradually appeared swimwear, but only in the rich in the popular.

“The seaside of the early 20th century”
10’s swimsuit actually looks and daily dress is no different, that is, skirt slightly shorter. The conservative women, but also in the knee skirt to wear pants to prevent the thighs exposed.

And now the conservative girl will not wear long jeans pants it, then how much resistance it! Want to repair the body and a little shy sister, it is better to try this high waist split bikini.

After more than a decade of changes, swimsuit is no longer look like a dress, and developed into a short coat style. This time we look at the swimsuit is more familiar with, has quite some of the charm of modern swimsuit.

“1928 beauty pageant”

“The beauty of 1933”
Compared with the lantern dress with trousers slightly more self-cultivation, you can slightly see the female graceful body curve, the color has become more abundant. 30 years later appeared a split swimsuit, to highlight the charm of women and a step closer.

【the 50’s】
Then went to the bikini really born 50 years.
Bikini was originally a test nuclear bomb island name, until 1946 the French designer Luis Lille only three cloth and four bands spliced ​​out of an unprecedented avant-garde swimsuit, and named it “bikini”.

The bold designer deeply believe that the swimsuit will be like a nuclear bomb, as in the fashion industry also set off a huge explosion.
But the bikini did not immediately get the world’s recognition, and even the French models are not easy to try, but also rely on strippers dressed in appearance.

If there is no first-class body and full of self-confidence, even the modern sister, the bikini is not easy to start the bikini, let alone in public places debut.
So, we still have to rely on style and color to win. This gray blue and dark brown hit color, it is filled with a sense of high sense of slowly.

【the 60’s】
By the 1960s, bikini was gradually accepted by people. This is mainly due to the movie actresses in the era of wearing bikini scenes, so that everyone is also impressed by imitation, this time the bikini has become a symbol of fashion.

The 60’s film and television works wearing a bikini female image also created a lot of eternal classic.

Forever fringe elements can be said that the fashion industry is immortal classic, filled with retro atmosphere of the navy created a generation after generation of goddess.

Bikini’s basic style has been fixed, with the changing times and only material and color.
80 years is not very far, clear hit color and beautiful elements of the wave point in that era can be described as raging in the swimsuit also have full use, with the yurt and exaggerated hairstyle, very attractive.

Lively jumping wave point printing in the visual impact of extraordinary, that can bring very young girls from both the visual sense, but also revealed a picture of the girls on the chronological atmosphere.
This wave point bikini is the use of slim shoulder strap, with the effect of gathering the chest, the female sexy style show endless.

The new century, the fashion is no doubt become more diversified, material and style breakthrough on the most vivid, coupled with the concept of more brands, making swimwear who can be advanced into a luxury, the secret of each show are affected The hearts of all the fashion up to people.
The prevalence of retro style to high waist, wave point, folds and other elements in today’s popular, or should be the old saying goes, fashion is a reincarnation.

The printing wholesale bikinis diversity of the 21st century is unprecedented in every age. With exotic Bohemian printing is also a frequent visitor in the closet, apply to the swimsuit more enchanting charming feminine charm. With the same style of scarves, travel is definitely the best holiday dress.

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Vest line should be the most you listen,but bikini bridge more sexy than the Vest line!

What is the meaning of the bikini bridge?

There are girls to ask, what is the bikini bridge? Bikini bridge (bikini bridge), refers to the slim girls wearing bikini, lying down when the abdomen is flat enough, then a small swimming trunks and lower bones between the cracks and pelvis formation of the “bridge effect.”

Just the sun on the line of what the early weak burst! Foreign fitness up to people have sunburned bikini bridge. Compared to stiff muscles, this gap is more sexy seductive

Is the bikini bridge thin?

Not at all

Even if the usual fitness is not exercise girls, if enough thin, then lie down or there will be bikini bridge. But does not rule out the sedentary humpback formation of small pot, after all, there are many thin MM bulging situation. Bikini Bridge from 2009 has been in some of the forum to encourage the diet, it has become a kind of slim standard. Colleagues also have body image expert criticism, it is just another way to encourage young people to overdose the bad example, helpless to enhance women’s self-confidence, also refers to more than 4,500 a year 15 to 19 years old girls affected by these indicators, suffering from eating disorders. It is recommended that you do not explain the way to practice bikini bridge, sports is the best choice.

How is the bikini bridge practicing?

1. Lie down in space

Lying on the yoga mat, slightly raised his back, legs up to do cross-step, like a ballet, remember the legs to straighten Oh. Action for 45 seconds, it is recommended to do 50-60 group each time.

2. Back stretch

Legs raised up, into a 90-degree right angle, back raised, his hands try to touch the toes. Action for 45 seconds, it is recommended to do 20-30 each time.

3. V word support

Legs raised from the ground, hands and buttocks for the entire body for support, with the power of the abdominal muscles do telescopic movement, chest and knee together to move together, stretching. Action for 45 seconds, it is recommended to do 20-30 each time.

4. Side to mention cross

Side, legs and the same side of the arm as a support, upward force to mention cross. Action for 45 seconds, it is recommended to do 20-30 times each time.

5. Abdomen round

Legs were triangular curved, upper body from the ground into a 45 degree angle. Left and right to reverse the abdominal muscles. Action for 45 seconds, it is recommended to do 50-60 group each time.


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You have to be sexy to wear this bikini

IT’S the cheeky summer beachwear trend that leaves little to the imagination but some parents horrified.

After being seen on the famous derrieres of social media megastars such as Kim Kardashian West and Bella Hadid, G-string, Brazilian and high-cut swimwear has become the No.1 swimsuit trend followed by teenage kids looking to emulate their idols.

Psychologist Michael Carr Gregg believes the trend is “dreadful” for young women’s body confidence.

“The key message this looks sends to them is you have to be hot and sexy to wear something like this and it adds to the objectification of women,” he said.

But Bondi Bather designer Kerry Cusack said curvy stars wearing itsy bitsy bikinis and showing their cellulite sent a positive message.

“It gives younger girls the confidence to wear whatever style swimwear they want irrespective of shape or size,” she said.

Brazilian Amanda Cardoso, 21, said she had been going to Snapper Rocks almost every day since the holidays started.

“The small bikini is very popular at the moment. I’m Brazilian so that’s normal for us,” she said.

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Airline forced to promise attendants won’t wear bikinis

LOW-COST Vietnamese carrier VietJet has been cornered into assuring Indonesia that its flight attendants will be fully clothed when it makes its maiden flight to Jakarta.

The airline’s announcement that it will launch a direct route from Ho Chi Minh City to Jakarta was shrouded in controversy because of a divisive PR-stunt by the airline in 2012.

The airline was fined 20 million Dong – about $A1100 – when it hosted a mid-flight dance by bikini-clad beauty pageant contestants without first gaining permission from the nation’s aviation authorities.

Five women, all candidates in a local beauty contest, performed the three-minute Hawaiian-themed dance while passengers recorded the show on camera phones and later posted clips online.

The controversial in-flight entertainment was to celebrate its maiden flight between Ho Chi Minh City and the tourist hub of Nha Trang.

So when VietJet announced its inaugural flight to the capital of Indonesia, it made the government of the conservative Muslim country nervous that its flight attendants might not be fully clothed on the route.

However, Indonesia’s ambassador to Vietnam, Ibnu Hadi, has confirmed that VietJet’s flight attendants will be appropriately attired on the flight – and all flights to Indonesia.

“I’d like to explain that the bikini (stunt) was only for one event. It was for the airline’s launch of their new route to Nha Trang, which is a resort city so that’s why they wore bikinis,” he said, as quoted by Indonesian broadcast program Liputan 6.

“(The airline) has been reprimanded by their (the Vietnamese) government for their stunt.

“VietJet is a budget airline and they will open a route to Indonesia without the bikinis. The opening of the route is still being discussed. Hopefully before the close of this year.”

And during a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday, VietJet’s deputy director for commercial affairs, Jay L Lingeswara, told journalists that the airline only featured bikini-clad flight attendants on specific occasions.

“We strongly believe and are committed to offering the best and suitable services to the Indonesian market,” he said, according to the Jakarta Post.

Mr Lingeswara added that the company had also learned from its experience with the opening of a route to Malaysia.

VietJet has also confirmed it will provide halal food for Muslim passengers, the Jakarta Post reported.

While the bikini stunt attracted a lot of controversy for objectifying women and inviting sexual harassment, it also shot the local carrier to fame and made its CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, the first female billionaire in the country.

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Bikini swim up the beach world

Summer seaside holiday scarves and bikini story.

Summer comes, presumably we will choose to go to the beach vacation, but there are crush will worry about their own body is not good enough to wear bikini is not beautiful. Now do not worry, and teach you a simple dress in the United States bikini, who can try this method. This killer is – scarf, it is simple! A lot of spare on a few features scarves and large scarf, so let the crush are arbitrary with the. If you are super-stick, with a scarf, it can make it more sexy to enhance the fun!

A European and American style of three sets of yarn / skirt bikini, the seaside holiday can make you dance with the yarn.

The following began to bite for the crush, and can take a variety of wear law.
The first move, long scarf killer
Meimei before you travel must remember to bring a few long section of scarves, allowing you to wear a different effect.
Long section of the scarf was the wind blowing the moment is very interesting, there is the feeling of fluttering for the wind, with the wind show full of charming. With a long scarf to wear a dress skirt, piercing the effect of long skirts, dress skirt, and so on, wild is no problem.

The second move, bring tassels scarves, with the bikini, there is a game full of Bohemian style.
Choose the style of ten kinds of bikini, with a variety of, and then the role of scarves, but also highlights the charm of women, four sets of bikini show you a variety of wear law.

The third measure, the temptation of a small skirt
With a scarf to do a small skirt is charming and infinite, you can play to avoid weaknesses. Its effect is worse than the bikini skirt. And free with, is particularly convenient.
A three-piece split bikini, let you wear a small skirt of the temptation, is the charm of sexy and can show the perfect side of the woman.