Being underwater can be so surreal, it’s a constant new environment, serenely quiet, and yet so powerful. The ocean has a mind of its own and nobody can tame Mother Nature’s liquid beauty.
I would spend hours as a kid in the summer by the swimming pool, forever underwater lying at the bottom and looking up at the shadows and images dancing in the sunlight and bodies jumping in and out of the water.
As a swim team member since the age of 9, I could hold my breath for a minute and a half, a feat I was proud of, and made the ‘being a fish’ act that much easier. There was a sense of calm being surrounded by all that water, whether in the pool or at the beach, and away from the madness. It gave me peace.
Fast forward 20 years, sitting at a desk and computer for hours on end each day, I often sit back and reminisce of those carefree days. Not a worry in the world about bills or payments, how simple life was before carpools, parent-teacher meetings, and trying to organize a meal for dinner in between.
When I mentioned this to my girlfriend they too had been thinking about how much fun we all used to have, bronzed skins, bleached hair, and ice lollies as our daily nutrition.
This led to hours of conversation, laughter, and cheering our drinks until the wee hours of the morning, it then came about that we needed a girl’s weekend away.
Somewhere where there were palm trees, beach bars, and coconuts filled with exotic cocktails, click here https://www.delish.com/entertaining/g2163/summer-cocktails/ for our go-to recipes. You’re welcome.
This too meant that I was in desperate need of not only a speedy detox-filled couple of days but a beach outfit to make heads turn. I had been in the gym the past few months, not to be fit or even-toned so I had no qualms about body image, but rather about getting away from work and clearing my mind.
A new you (me).
I’d been shopping on many an occasion some successful trips others not, but for this one weekend I felt I needed something a bit more special, my friends suggested getting something more bespoke, unique, and a bit more tailored. This was not something I had considered before but willing to try something new, I decided to jump in with both feet.
Browsing the internet and online shopping I looked at the top designer one-piece swimsuits that were affordable to me, checked the size guide, and clicked add to basket and checkout.
There was no turning back now, I anxiously awaited a few days before delivery and finally got the slip to collect the parcel down the local post office.
I rushed home stripped off my outfit and pulled out my new purchase eager to see how it looked on, and I wasn’t disappointed.
The fabric was snug in all the right places, it accentuated the bits I was pleasantly surprised with, and I’m sure I can count on getting a few wolf whistles down the shore, bring it on.
Opting for something tailored and accustomed to my physic was a new adventure for me and one I see myself partaking in for future purchases, other feels the same which you can read their opinions on if check out this blog because life is too short to be wearing off the rack, am I right?
Choosing the right style.
You may think it is as easy as going to the shop and choosing the prettiest one but it’s also determined by the events that will be taking place whilst you are wearing this bathing suit.
Is it a simple laying on the towels with your girlfriend’s baking away in the sun all day, or will it be a group event where perhaps a volleyball game will begin and you need the extra support so no accidental slips happen and you put on an unwanted show?
Think things through before diving straight in, choose your best assets, and buy something that focuses on those.
You’ll be walking around body confident and owning it, yes please.
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
Volta Fashion Week, Awards and Honors will be happening this year from 10th-12th February at the serene Holy Trinity Spa and Hotel in the Volta region Of Ghana. Having an array of spectacular designers from both Ghana and other parts of Africa showcasing. This year’s event is fused with a special massage package for VIP guests. Ticket cost ranges from 50 cedis for students, 100 cedis single, 150 cedis double, 1000 cedis VIP and 1500 cedis for VVIP.
The International Fashion Festival in Togo (FIMO 228) has established itself for nine years now as a benchmark fashion event that promotes the talents of designers from all over the world. Like every fashion event, FIMO 228 reflects the art in fashion and all the cultures of the countries represented by the designers present. Presently on the FIMO 228, creators, models, photographers, journalists, national and international media. But it does not stop there. Each year, FIMO228 is part of a logic of commitment to solving the problems of our society. Thus, the 10th edition of FIMO 228 has the social theme “Fashion is committed to protecting the environment” and the artistic theme “Féérie”. Now the dice for the 10th has been rolled;
All-African Leather Fair (AALF): the trade show organizing by The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association
(ELIA) from the first edition in 2008 up to 12th successfully. AALF brings together tanners, footwear and
other leather goods manufacturers, in addition of equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and
inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc from all over the
African companies and organizations are expected to constitute the largest attendance. The Fair is a
specialized one designed to promote the African leather industry and to enable it create an interface with
its partners within the continent and around the world. There is side events included occurring parallel
with the show Panel discussion, Fashion show, Fashion Zone, Leather Talent show.
Due to the Global market situation and the pandemic impact the leather sector in Ethiopia and Africa at
large heavily affected. It is expected that the upcoming AALF trade fair will play its role in motivating the
sector in market expansion, facilitating inter Africa business relation .Investment Attraction, Technology
transfer and etc… To motivate the sector The government starts school shoe and bag project under the
initiation the manufacturing sector “Let Ethiopia produce “ “ Ethiopia Tamret“ as the sector dependent
on inputs such as chemical, accessories and component supplier will be expected in wide participation.
Considering these AALF2023 will Have new components fashion show will be including some Africa
countries participations, Fashion Zone(where many designers will participating by showing the Fashion
trends) Talent show (leather products creativity, any innovation creativity in the sector ) in addition to this
Ethiopia Leather journal upgraded to Africa Leather journal (sector based studies ,research and potential facts for Africa will be published inspirational descriptive motto also included .
DIRECTION COLLECTION: OUT NOW!
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