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beauty & the beach

since my remaining weeks of 2008 and opening weeks of january were a bit of a holiday/traveling whirlwind, the next few weeks will be spent playing catch up on the sidelined features that have patiently waited until my return. also making an appearance: all the fab finds from my trip home plus peeks of the latest looks from hi's favorite designers . . . and a few surprises!

katie wilson and tami snodgrass, the maui-based roomies/creators behind beauty & the beach,
launched their new swimwear collection late last year to add a retro meets romantic point of view to the growing number of ocean style offerings from the islands.

if anthropologie sold swimsuits year round, i imagine they would stock styles reminiscent of beauty & the beach which dishes up sweet bohemian looks ranging from a revival of vintage crochet designs to embracing a more modern turn complete with flirty flourishes in the dfly line.

two tone bikini + crochet one piece

plum bow + fru fru

malea crochet beanie * jules' jewels seaglass & opi'i necklace

and, while not all of us can rock the more revealing beach looks, the online storefront offers one stop shopping of an edited selection of maui goodness from the likes of ginger 13, malea, jules' jewels (shown above), pompei beach & wings hawaii. welcome news for off-island fans searching for ways to reduce shipping charges while stocking up on their favorite valley island designers.

p.s. katie and tami are on the lookout for up & coming island talent so drop them a note to learn how to get your label stocked in the b&b online shop.

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wow, thanks for the great write up!!!! we have had such an awesome response to our first collection! Can't wait to show you what we've be up to for our next one :) mahalos!!!!- T & K

Monday, January 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertami snodgrass

cuties! is that midori???!!!!

great job tami and katie-

can't wait to see you in bergdorf's!

xxoo b

Monday, January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Elliott

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