The week leading up to a photoshoot is always quite a strange time, our 2 directors are lost to a mad dash of collating 100’s of different samples from around the world at the same time as having to negotiate logistics of baggage allowances (it’s hard to travel light when you are transporting the majority of next years beachwear collections!) We’re also busy finalising travel plans and putting the finishing touches to the busy shoot schedule. Amongst this slight feeling of panic, you have to stop and remind yourself… soon we’ll be jetting off to a dream location and spending the week in paradise!
Finding the ultimate bikini for your Summer holiday needn’t be a daunting task. By taking into account a few simple factors like your cup size, skin tone and body shape, you’ll be able to follow our top-tips and quickly find the perfect fit and style for you…
The one-piece swimsuit is having a moment, and we can certainly see why with so many accessible and stunning designs in the offering. In recent months we have definitely seen a rise in sales for the one-peice and our collection of fashionable, elegant swimsuits are proving to be a hit. Swimwear designers are no longer seeing the one-piece as having to be practical or offering coverage for the body-conscious and we are seeing ladies of all ages are opting for a full swimsuits with flattering cuts, fabulous prints and beautiful embellishments.
We were keen to share this review from one of our customers who has recently been through a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. We hope that it brings inspiration to all women who have gone through the trauma and frightening times of breast cancer and surgery. Bikini shopping is daunting at the best of times, but planning your holiday beachwear after breast surgery is even more daunting as where do you start? Our customer was not ready to accept that her bikini days were over, so we sent her a selection of different styles to try and hope that her feedback will be helpful to ladies in a similar position.
The promise of a Summer holiday brings the chance to relax with a book. We’re lucky enough to have met best-selling author Rose Alexander, whose second book, Under An Amber Sky, was published in May. Here, she talks to us about what inspires her writing – plus she has given us her favourite beachwear picks from Coco Bay.
A Kikoy (or Kikoi) towel is a traditional African wrap or sarong. Typically a rectangular shaped piece of woven cotton, originating from the East Coat of Africa and in particular Kenya. Historically a Kikoy was a piece of clothing for Men worn in the hot African climate. They have now evolved into a truly versatile accessory used the world over, often used for trips to the beach, swimming pool, sauna etc…
Spring is here and we can’t stop thinking of blue skies and beautiful beaches – and what we are going to be wearing on our holidays this year! With the Easter break coming up what better time to tempt you with our five colour themed holiday wardrobe ideas combining stunning bikinis, summer beach dresses, cover-ups, kaftans and fun accessories from our favourite beachwear brands. All designed to perfect your packing by minimising on suitcase space and maximising on style!
We love the arrival of a new swimwear collection, especially when it’s as good as this one. The Vintage Wildflower collection by Seafolly is a classic floral print in a range of mix and max swimwear styles. Seafolly have called the print a ‘reimagined vintage floral’ and describe it as ‘bringing balmy nights and lazy days to life’. The design is so fun and feminine with it’s pretty aqua blue background and splashes of bright coral and pink, we know this will be the stand out choice for swimwear this summer. Many of the styles are also reversible to reveal a fun candy stripe.
Our most recent photoshoot saw Team CB returning (rather eagerly!) to the beautiful Caribbean Island of Barbados. We were incredibly lucky to work with Argentinian born model Belu Bergagna. The quest to find that perfect face and ‘just born with it’ figure for a Coco Bay photoshoot isn’t always an easy task, but we were delighted to find Belu who fitted the bill 100%. Throughout the week Belu was an absolute pro, and despite the soaring temperates, tropical storms, endless outfit changes and long hours she continued to look amazing, work really hard and we are really very proud of our 2017 campaign imagery.
Don’t be stuck for gift inspiration this Christmas! Coco Bay are here to help out with our handy gift guide. Lots of presents ideas your friends, Mums, Sisters and Daughters are sure to love. And if you can’t quite decide what to buy, our Coco Bay gift vouchers make an ideal choice and can be spend on anything on our range of swimwear, beachwear, holiday accessories and new activewear.