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best eco-friendly swimwear

tartelettes, May has arrived, and you know what that means: swimsuit season! Although bathing suit shopping sometimes gets a bad rap, this blogger happens to love sifting through all those racks of brightly colored fabric and fun silhouettes. And now, with the growing selection of eco-friendly options out there, it’s even more enjoyable. Designers big and small are incorporating recycled materials, organic fabrics, and natural dyes into their designs, so that green fashionistas no longer have to choose between standards and style!

Here are a few brands who have amped up their swimwear with a dose of sexy sustainability, with looks to suit any beach style.

Basic

[Image via Everything But Water]

As the name implies, Eco Swim is all about sustainable swimwear: all their fabrics are made from recycled materials.

 

 

Fun

[Image via Emobi]

Could this bright frilly one-piece be any cuter? Aussie brand Emobi uses earth-friendly, water-based dyes in their signature bright prints.

 

 

Glam

[Image via Vitamin A]

Vitamin A has been the go-to swimsuit brand for Hollywood’s A-List for years because of their alluring designs and flattering cuts. Now, they’ve launched a gorgeous capsule collection made from 100% recycled nylon.

 

Sporty

[Image via Odina]

Odina embodies both functionatlity and responsibility. Their surfer-friendly suits are made from recycled nylon and spandex; their nylon is made from post-consumer plastics. Pretty amazing – and just plain pretty.

 

What will you be sporting on the beach this summer?

 

 

A tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

 

Hi tartelettes,

As I’m sure you know, last week beloved star and eternal icon Elizabeth Taylor passed away.  Throughout her career, Elizabeth Taylor was an inspiration to many with her class and grace. I personally loved her and everything she represented that two years ago I named my puppy after her.  From the moment she hit the big screen in the early ‘40s, the media was consumed with her. Whether it was her love life, movie career, jewelry or her amazing sense of style, the public wanted to know every detail of Elizabeth’s life.

We can all agree that Elizabeth Taylor was a fashion icon, but she also inspired several different beauty trends.  Did you know that she was born with two rows of eyelashes due to a genetic mutation?  I’d have to say that I wouldn’t mind inheriting that mutation! Her thick lashes and “violet” eyes became her signature trademark and were most certainly envied by all.  As for her personal beauty style, I think that she’ll be most remembered for her classic look: a glowing complexion, defined eyes and alluring red lips.

Elizabeth Taylor defined “Hollywood Glam” on the Red Carpet and stars still try to channel her looks today. In honor of Elizabeth Taylor, I’d like to celebrate some of her iconic beauty looks that will remain timeless. Which was your favorite? Share with us below.

xo,

Kate