It was standing room only (in multiple rows) at the Rosa Chá swimsuit runway show. When you mix fashion and swimsuits, everyone wants to see them. The designer, I now know produces collections which range from bikinis and one piece suits, to a wide range of after beachwear such as (sarongs, saris, towels.
But THIS show is about swimwear and nothing but. Ivana Trump and Mena Suvari are fans (that’s Ivana to the immediate left of the model on the left, looking intently at the fashions, perhaps to figure out what to wear on her next yacht sojurn?)
Set to a Brazillian beat with a soundtrack created by DJ Ze Pedro, models strutted their stuff down the runway in suits a woman could actually wear without scandal, such as this high-necked bikini. There were also one-piece suits and suits with boyshorts, that women of any age would wear without having to lavish the sunscreen on parts of the bodythat had never seen the light of day, boldly exposed to the sun by barely-there swimwear (Eg. some of the sexy. nearly-swimsuit designs in the Gottex show earlier in the week).
Happily, there wasn’t a black suit in the bunch, and the collection was full of color, although it was in subuded tones of light pinks, purple, white, black, grays, and a few shades of blue and green. Although I wasn’t able to get photos of them, a number of the swimsuits were festooned with jewelled “breastplates” and “necklaces” that not only sparkled in the light, but could make these suits do double-duty as sexy evening tops. Here’s the designer taking his well-deserved walk down the runway with two of his lovely models.
I didn’t get an up-close-and-personal look at the hair and makeup, but I can tell you that the makeup was created by Gordon Espinet for MAC Cosmetics, and the long, loose, sexy, textured hair was done by the Warren Tricomi Salon.
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