Hot and Bound

Hot and Bound

>> In all honesty, all I've been thinking of for the past hour or so (I start to wilt and melt after 3pm in a pool of my own sweat and languid thoughts…) is I need to be submerged into an ice bath right now.  I'll do it naked if I have to but perhaps wearing one of Luiza Bondadiman's cut-out and tightly bound swimsuits from her latest S/S 10 collection might be a better option, lest I leap out of said ice bath yelping and screaming, lady lumps all over the joint and frankly resulting in a not so pretty sight. 

Fashion Rio was a few weeks ago and I must confess, JC Report's succint round-ups help me out a lot rather than trawling through sites that for some reason keeps coming up with a message that I've been hacked by someone Turkish… 



It was this multi-coloured, brightly pastel toned tied and bound swimsuit that caught my eye immediately and thus formed the basis for my dunking in ice bath get-up.  Or just on its own over a white sheer mesh top and some big clunky shoes.  I can just guess the comparisons to a certain leotard-loving, thigh-baring chica that will ensue…



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  1. eli

    2009-07-02 at 5:50 PM

    looks like the model came with her own funky tan lines. The black one is really nice, you could probably wear these with pants too.

  2. Jennifer Nicole

    2009-07-02 at 6:15 PM

    These suits are so cool-looking (as in awesome)…and, well, cool-looking (as in temperature). The model in the black suit is also very striking – any idea who she is?
    Sadly, I don’t think there’s a way to knock these off without making them look really, really cheap. Guess I’ll have to wait ’til next year’s sales!

  3. amanda

    2009-07-02 at 6:17 PM

    these would make quite the bodysuit as well layered under a cool jacket

  4. Nikki

    2009-07-02 at 6:18 PM

    I really like the multi-colored one as well. Although with the straps connected so tight from the body 2 the arm i can’t imagine that being 2 comfortable or easy to move in.. but who cares about practicality now a days. I don’t mind if certain things aren’t so practical but I dooo like 2 move my arms at least lol

  5. Play

    2009-07-02 at 6:19 PM

    heya, I totally agree, Brazil swimwear is the best. Also hung out with Jason at Fashion Rio, catching backstage bikini snaps:

  6. Meream

    2009-07-02 at 6:58 PM

    The first model’s tan lines and peeking undies bothered me a bit. 😀

  7. The Stylist

    2009-07-02 at 7:43 PM

    The last one is my favorite, love the colors

  8. guga

    2009-07-02 at 7:49 PM

    this is from brazilian designer Luiza Bonadiman, her work in beachwear is amazing, always pushing it forward and presenting great collections!

  9. Carmen

    2009-07-02 at 9:53 PM

    I love the colours in the last one.

  10. knitkicks

    2009-07-02 at 10:00 PM

    It’s a bit like a controlled version of Iris Van Herpen

  11. Ali

    2009-07-02 at 10:29 PM

    ah, these pictues make me feel very fat!

  12. Bombshell Kitten

    2009-07-03 at 4:21 AM

    They look a bit warm for this type of heat, but they are nonetheless fabulous.

  13. KD

    2009-07-03 at 4:50 AM

    The black one is super but actually somewhat wearable, I want it! I also want the pastel one, amazing for ice baths, I agree.

  14. kim

    2009-07-03 at 6:43 AM

    The last one is a good example of what makes some people mock fashion – a swimsuit in which you cannot swim. But since a lot of us also wear shoes in which we cannot run, I guess this is in the same category of style over function. I do admit that they look amazing!

  15. matthew

    2009-07-03 at 7:35 AM

    inspiration Iris van herpen mummification
    collection?? this suit is exactly the same..

  16. marijke

    2009-07-03 at 3:34 PM

    I agree that the last one looks like an item from iris van Herpen

  17. susie_bubble

    2009-07-03 at 3:37 PM

    I do agree with the Iris Van Herpen comparison….but I don’t think we should go about accusing ppl of copying yet… the colours she has injected though still make it stand out….

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