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#FashionCrush: Look “Beach Chic” with Chantelle!

Summer is just around the corner ladies!! And you all know what that means…. bikini shopping time!

Don’t know about you but bikini shopping used to be my least favourite. Only because I never knew which style to buy, what the trends were, which shape would suit my body type  etc… But over the years and after hours spent reading blogs & articles, I think I have worked out who should wear what when it comes to swim suits…

SO, when I received the deets on luxury French brand Chantelle swimwear collection (yes they do swim suits too!!), I thought this would be a perfect time to share my inside secrets! For those of you who don’t know Chantelle, it is just an amazing brand, their underwear are beautifully made and are designed to flatter your feminine form PLUS they offer a wide range of sizes which is great!

So, which bikini should you look for to suit your shape? Well here it goes:

Svelte/Petite

Lucky gals! You lot can pretty much wear any style you like! If you want to highlight your chest, go for an alter neck top with added details to draw attention to your curves! Bottom-wise you can actually get away with any style! I’d stay away from the boy-shorts type of thing as they can look at little… well boyish! Here’s a little inspiration:

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Curvy/Hourglass

For the more ‘voluptuous’ of gals (I fit in that category too so know what it’s like, believe me!) I’d go with high waisted bottoms and under-wired bra. The high waisted bottom will be sure to keep your curves in check whilst smoothing out any bumps & lumps around the hips. The structured bra will give you that extra bit of support and be sure to have you looking smokin’ hot!! Just make sure to get yours properly fitted!

You can also try a one-piece swimsuit which are super chic this Summer! Personally, one-pieces just don’t fit me. I always find they hide my hourglass shape but you can try it out, you might be surprised!

Here are some ideas:

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Boyish/Athletic

Now you athletic gals may wanna add a bit of definition around your waist and create a more ‘curvy’ silhouette! How do you do that? Well, you highly your chest with a fab alter neck top and get a pair of tie-up bottoms! So feminine & fab!

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You can check out  Chantelle beachwear range  at Galeries Lafayette in Dubai – UAE, and K-Lynn stores in Beirut – Lebanon!

Now you’ll excuse me but I’ve gotta go pick my summer hols bikini… see you on the beach… looking chic of course!

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Kiwi Saint Tropez’s Flagship Store Opening in Souk Madinat

Hey there Glam Crushers!

So last week, I was invited to attend the official opening of the new Kiwi Saint Tropez store in Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

Kiwi Saint Tropez, the French beach apparel and accessories designer label, started from Saint Tropez (France) in 1985. Currently, the brand has 44 outlets in the world and 400 outlets in France (Paris, Nice, Saint Tropez, Cannes, Montecarlo, Marseille, Biarritz… must go review these!) and also retail throughout Europe & the US.

This flagship store in Madinat Jumeirah_Central Plaza will be host to Kiwi’s latest collection of beachwear for women, men as well as children, which is updated several times a year. The label aims to design the most comfortable and trendiest swimwear and offers a wide range of shapes to suits all body types, prints and colors including this spring’s florals!

 And to make the experience more special, you can mix and match the tops and bottoms of the two piece swimsuits to suit your taste and size.

 Here are my Summer 2013 Glam Pick:

Swimsuits from AED350, beach bag AED335, sun hat from AED330 and glam scarves from AED115

Swimsuits from AED350, beach bag AED335, sun hat from AED330 and glam scarves from AED115

Ara

Maha Sheriff, Carine Chamekh (Glam Crusher) & Samah El Faleh (Il Itqan PR)

I will be interviewing Store manager, Amine Ghozzi very soon so watch this space!!

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