Happy Birthday, bikini! Summer is in full effect and we’re paying homage to beach season with a tribute to our sexiest friend. Born from designer Louise Réard in Paris in 1946, the bikini changed the face of popular culture forever. In addition to making icons of actresses like Brigitte Bardot and heroines of the many Bond girls, the two-piece established Marilyn Monroe and Betty Paige as pin-up babes, inspired the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and adorned our fave supermodels from the 90s (think Tyra, Cindy, Naomi, Christy). Here’s to you, bikini! Check out some of our favorite shots from the archives below.
Continuing on in the spirit of Memorial Day and the start of summer, everyone in the studio is craving some summer lovin’! There is no better way to celebrate this holiday then by spending it down by the beach. The imaginative collaboration of Giuliano Bekor’s vision and Anthony Merante’s glamorous make-up demonstrates a whimsical and quirky state of mind, flirtatiously redefining “beach-bunny.”
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet and so is this beyond stunning Michael Stars campaign. Don’t you just wanna take a long vacation somewhere fabulous? Well at least we’ve got the weekend! Enjoy!