“WHY don’t YOU have to wear a rash vest?”
It’s an indignant question that many a mother has faced while forcing a reluctant child into a long-sleeved rashie on the beach.
And those kids are annoyingly right. There is often a double standard when it comes to mothers and sun-safe swimwear.
But that difficult question may be a thing of the past thanks to Carly Brown.
Brown, who is based in Brisbane, has launched the Une Piece — otherwise known as “the original sexy rashie”.
Creating a rashie that women actually felt sexy in may seem like an impossible task, but if the waitlist of 500 plus women who signed up to purchase one before they actually went on sale is anything to go by, she’s nailed it.
“The seed for the Une Piece was planted during my time on the beach in Europe,” she says.
“I felt more confident and beautiful in a one piece but I couldn’t really find something that suited me ... I wanted something that was elegant, flattering and made from good quality fabric.
“It’s always been a challenge to cover up from the sun, and yet feel sexy.
“The Une Piece allows women to cover their back and shoulders, and choose the level of sun protection on their chest. The high quality Italian fabric ensures a shape-defining yet comfortable fit.”
The Une Piece, which is manufactured in Australia, went through 11 design iterations before the team were 100 per cent happy with it.
The shape-defining element is one of the factors that sets the swimsuit apart. There are 28 pieces to the Une Piece, making it “incredibly contouring” on the body (most rash vests have four).
“It works on so many different shapes,” says Brown, adding that the pieces are available from a size 6-16.
The fabric also has a rating of UPF50+, which only a handful of Australianfabrics have.
Brown has a strong business background — she has held senior marketing positions at Coke and Revlon in Europe and Uber in Australia — so it’s little surprise that she managed to drum up so much interest in her swimsuit in the lead up to the official launch.Read more at:red carpet dresses | sexy formal dresses
DiDomenico marked a place in history by being the first American designer to showcase designs in Cuba since the embargo was put in place in 1960.
Dominick was approached by Cuban Trade representatives after showing in New York Fashion Week wanting to help strengthen trade between Cuba and the U.S. in a non political forum. And what better way to accomplish this than through the arts.
Developing new relations with this old friend of American trade has such sensitive intricacies. However, all is about to change on a big scale for the fashion industry for the Cubans and DiDomenico is helping Cuba pave new roads for trade in US market.
"There are so many ways to break barriers between countries that are at conflict. Fashion is one of those ways. I am passionate about how design moves people and ultimately moves the world," says Dominick.
Head director of Arte y Moda for the past 20 years, Juan Carlos comments, "Kelsy Dominick is not only the first American designer to show in Cuba since the embargo, but she is also the first to ever show in Arte y Moda's entire history. Given of our history with the U.S. it is even possible she may be the first American ever…we are honored to have her."
Right behind French designer label Chanel having just shown in April, the French have always been able to have access to the Havanaplatform. Americans however, are breaking into new territory and causing a stir of response.
"The level of difficulty getting to Havana not only as an American, but as a company was well worth the response of the people that came after," reflects Dominick.
The Chanel fashion show was not for the people. Even the people ofHavana were not permitted into the show. DiDomenico is changing that dynamic and made a fashion platform for the people, by the people.
Hard to avoid the politics of it all DiDomenico and the Arte y Moda team believe that the only way to break down that barrier is through the arts.
Arte y Moda is the largest fashion event in Cuba's history. Standing for over 20 years, it has been acclaimed the highlight of Havanafashion and a global stage for inspiration. Many acclaimed artists and diplomats attend the event from countries all over the world.Read more at:formal dresses 2016 | bridesmaid dresses
So your parents are approaching their 50th wedding anniversary – that's a pretty rare feat these days, so it's time to getAtmosfera Bar Ristorante Lounge in Mississauga, Ontario on board to start planning a big party.
The professional staff at the beautiful and private venue will be happy to sit down and discuss the details of everything you'll need to make the bash a success. What's even better is that you can invite up to 140 of your parents' closest friends to join the celebration (if it's a surprise, hopefully they can all keep a secret!).
Tell your mom and dad you're taking them out to dinner – then wow them with a room full of loved ones waiting to celebrate their bond. Or, if they're not as much into big surprises, let them be part of the planning process and hand pick the guests. Either way, it will be a great way to show your appreciation for everything your parents have done for you during your life, as well as everything before that.
Perhaps your parents are better suited to staying where they're comfortable – close to home. No problem; you can throw a fantastic party with as many guests as you'd like at the venue of your choosing. The friendly staff at Atmosfera will bring hot and delicious food from a great menufull of seafood, pasta and meat right to the do.
Imagine the look on their faces when some of the same guests that witnessed your parents' wedding show up to their 50th anniversary party. This is a great chance to reunite relatives and friends that have fallen out of touch, but still want to show a token of their love.