A walk in closet for your swimwear?
No, it’s not some Imelda Marcos-type fantasy; I have one in my house! A full closet, with all my bikinis and bathingsuits colour coordinated. On top of that, each set is organized with matching hat, pareo and beach bag. Heavenly. I collected every swimwear item I’ve ever designed and stored it there, so the in closet doubles as an archive for my brand. But still, how wonderfully extravagant?
Going through my collection, I’m proud of each design, but some just jump out. These are my three current favorites:
1. Holi Vintage red/ecru bathing suit
A spontaneous handstand on the beach? 30 push ups by the pool? No problem, this bathingsuit’s got me covered. Quite literally, since nothing escapes from this great fit! The cut, combined with the clever interplay of the Breton stripes, also has a very shaping effect. In the shops now, but already a design classic. If I may say so myself.
2. Flic Flac push up bikini
How sexy and glamorous is this bikini? As a matter of fact, I like to wear the top as a bra, and flash a bit of wetlook silver from underneath my clothes. Did you know that my swimwear has exactly the same quality and comfort as my lingerie? So go ahead, and switch them up! (The only thing I don’t recommend, is swimming in my lingerie. Sturdy as the fabrics are, chlorine is a harsh chemical..) The bottoms -6cm brazilian briefs- come back every season and are sheer perfection; plenty of coverage, without compromising on sexiness.
3. Safari Bikini
I didn’t realize how much this bikini looked like the stunning white number Ursula Andress wore in Dr No till I saw the original at the impressive ‘Designing 007’-exposition at Rotterdam’s Kunsthal (with matching toolbelt!) I see my Safari Bikini as the jungle version of the iconic Bond-bikini, including playful bullet holders on the shoulder straps. Perfect for when I want to release my inner Lara Croft.
Happy Holidays – ADVENT(UROUS)
Do you remember as a child, excitedly ripping open the first door of your Advent Calendar to get to the scrumptious secret within? Well, I created something for you to regain that delicious excitement… and more!
The FEMININE|FEMINIST movement at Masters of LXRY
After the very successful show in Los Angeles, the FEMININE|FEMINIST movement continues. On December 9th Marlies will showcase her latest collection inspired by the great Edith Head at the Masters of LXRY event in Amsterdam.
Coming home for xmas
Confession: I am a total Xmas fanatic. I LIVE for the holiday season. While my usual taste can best be described as austere and intellectual, come Christmas, I’m into kitsch. Big time. Bring on the glitter, the glühwein and the sentimental songs!
Real life Cluedo with a sexy twist
Forget about stressful family gatherings and long, boring dinners; let me show you how to survive the (Christmas-) holidays in sexy style!