In January I highlighted the wonderful Fred & Ginger, a lingerie company whose spring 2012 Candy Girl collection received some lovely feedback from readers for its playfully innocent charm and sorbet colours. I’m delighted to share the new Fred & Ginger swimwear collection with you today – entitled The Midas Touch, each piece from the line is named after a goddess from Greek, Roman or Norse mythology. This is one modern and opulent looking collection that will have you shimmering in the style of Aphrodite on the beach this summer.
Further inspiration for the collection came from Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Cleopatra’ – taking the elegance of Taylor’s portrayal of the Egyptian queen as a starting point for the designs and mixing it with some modern-day princess sparkle – black and gold glitter stretch mesh and lycra, and gold component details.
My favourite piece from the collection is the Freya bikini (image, top), a silky looking olive gold and nude lycra mesh two piece. Close runner-up is the Juno swimsuit (second image), which has a lovely Grecian one shoulder style. I like that there are several one pieces in the line because it allows for different shapes to choose what works for them. I think bikinis look fabulous on curvaceous figures. For someone like me who is quite petite and a little straight up and down, one pieces with some well positioned cut-outs can look fabulous. (Oh, FYI Blog Reader, my research tells me that ‘proper’ women in ancient Greece revealed nothing – one imagines therefore that going by this collection, the goddesses made their own rules…)
Whilst everything you touch may not turn into gold this summer – you’ll certainly be a vision of pure gold on the beach wearing this swim collection. The Midas Touch is available to purchase on the Fred & Ginger website as of today.
“My breasts are full of love and life. My hips are round and well apart. Such women, they say, have sons” ~ Cleopatra movie quote (1963)
Thoughts, Blog Reader? Where do you buy your swimwear? Which goddess are you? And, are you a bikini or a one-piece lady…..?