COVER-UP WITH STYLEOne of the most spectacular cover-ups we’ve found is from Bleu/Rod Beattie—and is perfect to wear for that lunchtime Cadillac margarita. Blue ground with white dots, it is fabulous on gorgeous Isabell Klem. Photograph by Justin Marquis.
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TAKE YOUR CANDLE EN VOYAGEWhen in Rome…or Paris…or Lisbon, having your own candle in your hotel room brings a personal touch to travel. We found this one from Further, which actually uses repurposed gourmet vegetable oil to create a divine candle. How clever to have Mario Batali recycle oil from his Los Angeles restaurant, Pizzeria Mozza for this wonderful candle.
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SHAPE OF THINGS TO COMEIsabell Klem looks like a living mermaid in this perfectly shaped bikini from Aquarella Swimwear. Isabell is definitely ready for her close-up in this screen star suit. Photograph by Justin Marquis.
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. . . FOR THIS BRAZILIAN-INSPIRED BIKINIHawaii-bred Isabell Klem is taking her newly-adopted city, New York, by storm. Although she is far from her Oahu surf, she is definitely making waves, especially in this Carioca Bikini from Frescobol Carioca. Keep an eye on this gorgeous beauty and rising star.
Bracelets by Sydney Evan. Photograph by Justin Marquis.
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. . .YOUR SWIMSUIT WITH A DIAMOND BRACELETMy favorite way to glamorize your beach side style is a bracelet…or two…or three…or four…from Sydney Evan. You have your choice of diamond charms and colors, plus these beautiful bracelets can go from surf to beach bar to bed. In other words, you never have to take them off.
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AN ECOLODGE RESORT FOR THE PERFECT GETAWAYMorgan’s Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge was one of the most surprising locations that we traveled to for the swimsuit issue. Tucked away on a mountain top with a lovely beach down a nature path, it was the perfect place for photos of gorgeous girls. If you want your private treehouse, this is the place.One of my favorite models was beautiful Ana Beatriz Barros, here relaxing poolside at the resort between shots.ANA BEATRIZ has a room with a view in her private mountaintop cottage.
LOOKING LOVELY ON TWIN LAKESIngenue and budding actress Mary Catherine Hughes, is ready for the plunge at spectacular Twin Lakes in Shohola, Pennsylvania, looking positively chic in her high-waisted swimsuit from River Island. Memphis-bred and NYU educated (she just received her BFA in Drama), Mary Catherine is sure to make a big splash.
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THE SECRET’S OUTOf course, Allure and Elle has featured Diane Higgins Skincare, so it’s not quite a secret, but the word is spreading about her amazing, all natural (she grows some of the herbal ingredients in her own garden) products and skincare regimes. We love the cleansing balm. . .and the Seven Beauties are her morning-to-night, everything-you-need group of products that soothe, restore and revive any skin type. For an extra boost, experience her divine facials.The Seven Beauties from Diane Higgins Skincare
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THIS BEAUTIFUL MAILLOT SUITS ANYONE. . . but looks spectacular on beauty Kathy Leutner. The designers Badgley Mischka, who make women look gorgeous by night also make them look gorgeous by day. We love this extremely flattering one-piece suit. Photograph by Ernesto Gonzalez.
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