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Pippa Honeymoon features Biondi Bikinis
29 May 2017

Pippa Honeymoon features Biondi Bikinis

Congratulations to Pippa and James Matthews who recently jetted off to the Brando resort named after the one and only Marlon Brando.  I am sure they had hoped for some peace and quiet after such a busy build up to the wedding but at the same time I hope they would like the photographs of them looking elegant, happy, and relaxed. (Pippa wearing Biondi)

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A Look Back At Swimsuits With Sonia Delaunay
14 June 2015

A Look Back At Swimsuits With Sonia Delaunay

Only last week I was reminded how swimsuits, as we now know them, are relatively new inventions and how popular the WOOL swimsuit was in days of old. The strict Victorians were heavily against disrobing if they went swimming in public, but then their huge, voluminous skirts and the tight woven fabrics of the time proved hard to swim in. So this was when the wool swimsuit was born. There I was face-to-face with a true designer version of the wool kind at the Tate Modern. Because the Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) retrospective currently on there includes a lampshade, six evening coats, a pair of chevron-striped shoes edged with gleaming silver leather, endless textile designs, cover illustrations of Vogue alongside this 1928 stunning piece of swimwear.

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Dreaming of Turks and Caicos
1 July 2014

Dreaming of Turks and Caicos

Working in a holiday resortwear shop makes me want to travel… every day! Certain colours and styles remind me of adventures abroad pre Husband, pre child, pre Biondi… And some of the new designs for Biondi’s S/S 15 will always remind me of my latest trip to Turks and Caicos last May. The run up to the holiday was frenetic. Various UK swimwear buyers were coming into to see the new 2015 collection from Vix and my own brand Biondi was everywhere I looked - in swatches, paper cuts out and mood boards galore. I was craving the total switch off and downtime with my family.

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20 Seconds with...Angela Radcliffe
26 June 2014

20 Seconds with...Angela Radcliffe

A red-headed beauty best known for stalking the catwalk in Milan, Paris and New York, Angela can now be found in London’s Westbourne Grove where she mixes modelling and styling with motherhood. Angela made a beeline for our bespoke service in search of unique swimwear and she hasn’t looked back since! Her latest piece is a swim dress in gold-threaded lurex fabric which sets off her alabaster skin to perfection. Angela’s impeccable style credentials make her the ideal person to grab our first 20 Seconds with…

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Get a Head Start
12 June 2014

Get a Head Start

This season is all about classic shapes; a one-piece or high-waisted bikini, accessorised with wedges and a straw hat. I’m rarely without a hat on holiday as it finishes off my outfit and creates an essential barrier between my skin and the sun. With temperatures rising in Chelsea, I’ve put together this handy headgear guide!

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