Browse around for retro swimsuits, sexy bikinis and tips to enjoy your next beach holiday.

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kendall Jenner bikini pics for the official 2012 White Sands swimsuits campagne

15 year old Kendall Jenner's new soft bikini pics from the official swimsuit campagne of Australian swimwear and resortwear designer White Sands.

She gave us a sneak peek at her shoot for Aussie swimwear brand White Sands in August, and now, Kim Kardashian‘s little sis Kendall Jenner is making waves with the official photos from the campaign.

Kendall Jenner in a high maillot flower bikini

White Sands new 2012 bathing suit collection for spring and summer of next year is based on the women of the 1940's and 1950's film noir movies and showcases some retro models with bikinis with floral designs, maillot's with a deep cut and caftans.

The bikinis and bathing suits showcase both a strong side and an extremely delicate heavenly side, which is perfectly modeled by the 15 year old Kendall who expressed her favorites being the floral bikinis with an high waist.

According to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA), models should be at least 16 before strutting their stuff on the catwalk. However this rules doesn't seem to affect Kris Kardashian, whose other daughter Kylie just did her first catwalk for Avril Lavigne’s clothing line during New York's Fashion Week. As far as her father - Bruce Jenner - is concerned, he has no say in all this.

Extremely sexy kendall jenner in a dark bikini top

Unlike the extremely racy previous pictures of Kendall Jenner in a bikini, these White Sands bikini pics portray a much softer water nymph.

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011
Swim cover up: slip-on romper from Victoria's Secret
A bikini or bathing suit may take the spotlight when it comes to women’s swimwear, but a swim cover up is something that can also be a fashion statement out of the water, when one is lounging on the beach or sipping a cocktail by the pool. It isn’t just for aesthetic purposes either. Slip on a swimsuit or bikini cover up, and you’re probably covered up enough to go into a restaurant for brunch or do some shopping at a nearby flea market.

Swim coverup: crochet tunic from CalypsoShopping for swim cover ups is a fun and stress-free activity for many women because of the variety of clothing styles available for all body types and sizes. They can be something as simple as a sarong, which is very popular for its versatility; it can be used as just a lower-body cover up or a full-body swim cover up. A pair of shorts is also a popular option. Then there are items of clothing that give more cover, such as caftans or mini-dresses. Several examples of these can be seen in a list compiled by the fashion website Elle: nylon shorts designed by Cynthia Rowley for Roxy, a crochet tunic from Calypso, and a crochet knit poncho designed by Lotta Stensson, to name a few¹.

One retailer that has a wide selection of swim cover ups is Victoria’s Secret. The company is best known for its sexy lingerie, but its line of cover-ups and beach dresses, both short and long, is popular among many women both for its diverse designs and affordable prices².

Pants or trouser-style swimsuit cover ups are also fashionable beachwear styles. At the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim event held in Miami Beach, Florida, in July 2011, various designers showcased their pants beachwear offerings that included pantsuits, slouchy pants, and leggings³. Some of the designers that exhibited pants as a swim cover up were Spain’s Dolores Font Cortes, Australia’s Lisa Burke, and New York’s Norma Kamali.
Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011

Arab bikini shoot with huda naccache on a sofa

Huda Naccache shows of some sizzling skimpy Arab bikini pictures, her thumbs pressing down the bikini bottom, no veil included, almost topless...

Huda Naccache in a black bikini on the cover of Lilac magazine

Huda features on the cover of Lilac; an Arab-Israeli magazine revealing a skimpy black sequined bikini under an open white shirt having her thumbs pressing down at the sides of her bikini bottom.

White and red string israeli bikini shoot

The 22 year old model is the first Christian Arab Israeli model to feature a cover in a bikini in Israel. In the west: nothing to frown about, as she is competing for the 2011 Miss Earth competition in Thailand in December this year and campaigning as such.

Huda naccache in bikini and monokini

Huda Naccache is an aspiring model and geography and archaeology student from Haifa city has been taking bikini shots before, but only now gets the much wanted attention featuring on a cover.

Huda Naccache almost topless in a skimpy one piece bathing suit

In the Arab world however it's not that often, not to mention hardly ever to see such a 'daring' shot on the cover of a magazine. Even more daring is the almost topless shot of Huda Naccache wearing a one piece bathing suit that leaves hardly anything to the imagination of the naked eye...

Other shots show her wearing a white and red string 2piece bikini. Her father is fully behind her pictures and wishes his daughter all the best in the Miss Earth competition. Her mother thinks completely the opposite and would have never allowed her daughter to do a bikini shoot.

Huda Naccache stretching in a black bikini

Of course some more traditional Arabs aren't so open to the shoot either. Others call it the Arab bikini revolution hinting to all the other uprisings that are happening in the Arab world.

Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Boats on the beach of the Perhentian Islands

On the north side of the peninsular Malaysia are the 2 beautiful Perhentian Islands: Perhentian Besar (big) and Perhentian Kecil (small).

How to get to the Perhentian Islands.

Welcome message in the airport from Kota Bahru, Kelantan, MalaysiaNormally you would first travel to Kota Bharu or Kuala Terengganu. From there take a bus or nook a taxi to Kuala Besut: a little fishing village where boats will take you to the islands that are about 20 km off the coast.

Kuala Besut is an hour's drive from Kota Bharu and a 2 hours drive from Kuala Terengganu. At its small harbor, you can buy tickets for the boat, but you can also purchase your tickets at the airports of Kota Bharu and Kuala Terengganu (although the prices at the airport are higher than in Kuala Besut). Just do note that when weather conditions are bad, the boats will not sail out, chances of bad weather in the tropics increase after midday, so to be on the safe side, try to book a morning trip.

Pulau Perhentian Island Map

Perhentian Island Map on Perhentian Beach

Accommodation

Both islands offer quite a few accommodations from resorts with airconditioning to very basic lodges without air conditioning. There is no freshwater Perhentian, so do you shower in filtered salt water. There aren't any internationally known hotels, so if your in for pampering, you better go to nearby Redang Island.

View of the beach as seen from the Perhentian Island ResortThere isn't much to say really about accommodation and food: Perhentian is first and foremost a place to enjoy diving and snorkeling. Perhentian Kecil is mostly frequented by backpackers and is crowded, with their best resort being Tuna Bay. The better resorts however are on Perhentian Besar, like the Perhentian Island Resort. However, do know that the food in the Perhentian Island Resort is way overpriced: it's your typical Malaysian cuisine that you can find anywhere on the island for much cheaper prices. Do bring a torchlight though, as walking from the Resort to the rest of the island crosses quite a scary, dark, staircase in decline.

The monsoon season is between October and March: most of the resorts will close because of the really bad weather.

Diving and Snorkeling

Hire a boat taxi to get around PerhentianPerhentian is a true diving and snorkeling paradise. Just like Pulau Redang, it is situated in the Terengganu Marine Park. Unlike Redang, Perhentian is more flat and therefore more suitable for snorkeling, as the waters around the island are quite shallow and various resorts in Perhentian have their own house reef. The fishes on these house reefs will come towards you, hoping to be fed. It is advised not to feed them as they aren't bread eaters.

Do know that the corals are deteriorating fast, so the best way to find secluded snorkeling spots is to rent a boat for a day or a canoe and peddle around the island by yourself.

Snorkeling around Shark Point, PerhentianA nice spot for snorkeling that is reachable by boat-taxi is the so called Shark Point. The secret is that there are no sharks, but the water is quite deep: it's not possible to step on corals and the amount of fishes is just amazing.

The beaches of Perhentian Kecil are very small and don't be surprised to find an empty plastic bottle here and there: a far cry from what you would expect from a Marine Park. However the island is by far more lively than its bigger brother.

On the right side of the Perhentian Island Resort, you have very good snorkeling, less crowd and you could spot grazing turtles.

Slogan of the diving instructors where you can obtain your PADI in Perhentian

For about RM1000 (330 USD) you can get your diving PADI on the Perhentian Islands, but you do need to stay at least 5 days. Highly recommended though!