Around the world in 10 swimwear collections
Amelia Earhart was a free spirit with an adventurous lifestyle; something considered quite outrageous for a woman at the beginning of the 20th century. But we’ve come a long way, baby!
Just compare Amelia’s globetrotting, spontaneous trips and no-fuss dressing to our own lifestyles. Don’t you think we’re all Amelia’s now? We’re active, we’re on the move, we take lovers and we like to travel light. We indulge in our wanderlust; we claim our freedom. My latest swimwear collection is a marvelous ode to exactly that kind of freedom. The freedom to travel and visit exotic places, the freedom to use our wings.
Whether you want to swim, lounge, jog, do a spontaneous handstand or dance the night away; I’ve got you covered. (Quite literally, actually; my bikinis stay in place no matter what and are definitely burpee-proof!). And whether you prefer bathing suits or like to feel the sun kiss your belly; thanks to the many styles per look, you can enjoy the sensuality of the sun, sand and sea on YOUR terms.
From my sleek, glamorous ‘Black Sea‘ collection to the deliciously flirty, red-and-white gingham looks of my coquettish ‘Côte d’Azur collection; each piece was designed to make you feel comfortable, confident and fabulous enough to use the beach or pool as your catwalk. So, grab your bikini and let’s hit the road!
NO ONE like me
As liberal and open-minded as Marlies Dekkers is now, during her childhood she was equally conservative. “Every night, I would be on my knees, praying my Hail Marys.” Still, that period is precious to her; it has shaped her into the power woman she is now. This year, Marlies celebrates being in business for 25 years, the perfect opportunity to look back at her milestones.
Governed by NO ONE
Flame-haired, brave-hearted and always dressed to dazzle, Elizabeth the First, also known as England’s ‘Virgin Queen’, is one of the most unforgettable women in history. Her glorious reign is known as The Golden Age ~ a period that saw the birth of Shakespeare, the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the emergence of England as a world power. It lasted almost 45 years; Elizabeth’s legacy as a feminist icon however, has already spanned nearly 5 centuries. “My sex cannot diminish my prestige.”
Only 11 days after he beheaded his second wife (the flamboyant Anne Boleyn), King Henry VIII married a pale, fair-haired maiden called Jane Seymour. Who exactly was this girl, and what had made the king so besotted with her? To this day, historians don’t quite know what to make of her.
Glamour, the magical power of persuasion