"A couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for color, a musician for harmony, and a philosopher for temperance." ~ Cristobal Balenciaga

Monday, July 4, 2011

Beach Bombshells & Bathing Beauties

Hello Lovelies,

I hope you are all enjoying a fabulous Summer!  One of my favourite things to do in the Summertime (or ever, period.) is to spend a day at the beach - I just love it!!  I find it very relaxing and inspirational.  I always have to be dragged out of the water, even though I like to just sit and soak up the sun too with a good magazine.  I even learned how to surf once (little-known fact)!

Anyway, even if it's not your thing, you'll love these beach babe photos:

Givenchy Swimsuit, Vogue, July 1953

Vogue, 1954
Harper's Bazaar, May 1948

Harper's Bazaar, June 1950

Grace Kelly, Elle Magazine, 1955
Grace Kelly in How to Catch a Thief
Vogue, 1947

Tom Palumbo for Vogue
"The Bikini Girl on the Boardwalk", Deauville, 1959
vintage surfer girls
Vogue, January 1963
vintage Seventeen magazine
Marilyn Monroe at the Beach
Fashion Magazine, June 2008
Vogue Australia, April 2010
Pull & Bear
Vogue Italia, November 2008
Flare, May 2010
Flare, May 2010
Vogue Australia, April 2010

Stella, The Sunday Telegraph, May 2011
Vogue Italia, November 2008
Harper's Bazaar España, July/August 2010

Harper's Bazaar España, March 2011

Vogue Russia, June 2009
Harper's Bazaar UK, July 2011
Vogue Germany, July 2010
Fashion Magazine, Summer 2010
Fashion Magazine, Summer 2010

Harper's Bazaar US, February 2009
Harper's Bazaar US, May 2011
Guess Ad Campaign, Spring 2011
Harper's Bazaar Australia, November 2010
Vogue US, July 2007

Vogue Italia, June 2010
Harper's Bazaar UK, March 2010
H&M, Summer 2010

Vogue Mexico, March 2010
Fashion Magazine, May 2010

Badgley Mischka Ad Campaign, Spring 2011, Rumer Willis
Kathleen, photos by moi

Aren't you relaxed now?  I can just feel the sun and hear the surf calling my name ;)  
So, what are your favourite Summer activities?!

Ciao Mermaids!




  1. I love the airy quality of this photo. It almost makes me feel like floating. Also I noticed you're an illustrator! Me too! :D I'd love to throw ideas back and forth if you're interested.

    Castle Fashion

  2. LOVE this blog! I kept telling myself "this is my favourite, no this is my favourite!" over and over!

  3. oh, makes me want to head to the beach right now : )
    beautiful as always! <3

  4. Great collection. Plus you posted a photo of Marilyn that I've never seen. Awesome.

  5. what a great blog you have. i'm so glad that i found it. following now!


  6. hey corinne, thank you for such a lovely comment on my blog.

    great blog and love the canadian talent!!!


  7. that is such a huge collection of beautiful pics! i love vintage bathing suits! thank you for sharing. i am new to your blog, so i wanted to say hi! do you have a twitter?


  8. Hi. My 1st time on ypur blog. Great images and I so love looking at them.

  9. amazing photos! I love the vintage surfer girls! All these women look so classy!

  10. These are really great bathing suit photos - I can't say which one is my favorite since there's so many that I like!

  11. I LOVE this post. it's making me ache for summer and wish that there was a special beach reserved just for people who want to wear vintage-style swimsuits. there'd be old music playing and a retro ice cream truck. sydney has hundreds of beaches, surely we can make this happen!
    I have a big poster of the vintage surfer girls from an exhibition at the National Archives of Australia. it was all photos, videos and artefacts celebrating Australia's beach culture over the last hundred years. It's my favourite exhibition they've done!


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