NEWS & EVENTS
Hot Off the Runway: Fresh-Faced with Colorescience
We were so lucky to have the talent of the Colorescience Team creating Beach Bunny’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim fashion show runway look. There is something so beautiful about fresh-faced look that the team created for us. We had to get the scoop. (click image so see more)
BB: How is runway make up different than doing make up for editorial or every day looks?
C: Runway is about a POP of colore! You need to apply more color in order for it to pop under the hot lights! It is also important to set the make-up properly, using our Setting Mists. The mist provides luminosity and longevity for the makeup. Models tend to sweat under the hot lights and the mist helps keep everything in place.
BB: What was your inspiration when creating Beach Bunny’s runway look?
C: Beach Bunny is a fashion forward bathing suit line and asked for a modern bronzed Smokey eye. We used the eye colore as our POP! In order to complement the trendy Miami setting and their hot suits, we created a “beach friendly face” that made a statement and still looked natural.
BB: How can women incorporate some of the daring makeup looks from the runway into their everyday makeup?
C: We can all wear some version of a Smokey bronzed eye, no matter your age or skin color. One thing to keep in mind for daytime is LESS IS MORE. If eyes are starting to age, it’s important to know that less shimmer or light reflection on the lid the better. Instead, try a creamy matte peach or matte bronze to start a natural day time smokey eye. For nighttime, wet the same color all over the lid to give it more depth and line the entire eye in pencil for a dramatic look.
Hot Off the Runway: NAIL GLAM with TERRI SILACCI
Beach Bunny was lucky to have Terri Silacci, Sephora Nail Expert famous for creating of the Snake Skin Manicure, to be the nail visionary for Beach Bunny’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim fashion show. These days, nails are one of the hottest accessories seen on the runways, and women around the world are taking these trends and translating them to everyday.
BB: When creating the nails for Beach Bunny’s fashion show, how did you decide on a nail look that would coordinate well with all of the looks in the show?
Terri: I love to make a statement with my nail art. I also like to compliment a look, a shoe, an outfit, a swim suit without competing with the focal point, just adding to it, a kiss of glamour. I get many of my looks from current fashion trends. I may get my inspiration from a pair of shoes, a handbag, jewelry etc..... When looking at Beach Bunny's designs, I certainly could go bold, exotic and creative however looking at the overall line, it speaks Sexy Chic with a bit of edge. That is where I came up with the Gilded Glam Nail Look with each thumb entertaining one golden metal pyramid stud.
BB: Nail Art has become such a big trend, what kind of a statement can women make with their nails?
Terri: There aren't any boundaries when it comes to art on nails. The greatest part of having your nails evoke a fashion statement is that it is not permanent. Your nails can be a memorable one night stand that says exactly what you wanted for just one occasion, Sexy, Trendy, Bold, Soft, Texture Inspired, Emotional, Comforting, Edgy, the possibilities are endless... or you may desire a long term look that inspires you for weeks at a time.
I am always up for the challenge.
Sneak Peek of Irina Shayk for Beach Bunny
Beach Bunny’s favorite Russian beauty stuns again with the release of her very own collection, Irina Shayk for Beach Bunny. The collection debuted on the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim with Irina sitting front row to watch the models strut their stuff in her eye catching designs. While the entire line is not scheduled to release until October, we just couldn’t wait to show you some of our favorites! More of Irina Shayk for Beach Bunny will be on its way for Cruise 2014, featuring a variety of bikinis and cover-ups that are bold in color and reflect the supermodel’s sexy and effortless style.
Beach Bunny Unveils Our New Spot at Beverly Center
We are excited to announce our new location at the Beverly Center is NOW OPEN just in time for Summer! Last week we celebrated the new store with a great Grand Opening party with our friends from Activate Water, DeLeon Tequila, Kendra Scott Jewelry and our favorite DJs, The Duffle Bag Divas. If you haven't seen the new spot yet, make sure to stop by and shop Beach Bunny's latest styles. Our bikini experts are waiting to get you in the pefect Beach Bunny outfit for Summer.
Irina Shayk Does It Again!
Following a successful Spring launch , Sports Illustrated beauty Irina Shayk turns heads yet again in Beach Bunny’s latest Bronze campaign photographed by Yu Tsai. Irina Shayk takes the reins and is transported to the sexy beaches of Rio de Janeiro donning suits that boast desire while adorned in feathers and jewels.
Beach Bunny’s Summer Bronze collection offers a sophisticated collection filled with solid and printed bikinis, cover-ups, and monokinis that can easily mix and match for a versatile wardrobe. Using the festivities of Carnival as its inspiration, Irina heats up the waters with styles colored in bright hues such as neon coral and hot pink, effervescent prints and eye catching hardware. Slip into one of these sultry styles and get ready to feel like The Girl from Ipanema.
“I am very excited to be back shooting with Beach Bunny. They know the woman’s body and what is sexy and the Bronze collection is my favorite to wear with its cuts and colors,” shares Irina.
Irina’s face will continue to enchant Beach Bunny fans this Cruise season as she shoots her own collection for the brand with a variety of bikinis and cover-ups that are bold in color and reflect the supermodel’s sexy and effortless style. The label, Irina Shayk for Beach Bunny is scheduled for a release this October, however followers can get a sneak peak of her designs on the runway during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim this July.
Beach Bunny’s Bronze collection is available now and Irina Shayk for Beach Bunny this October. All collections will be sold on beachbunnyswimwear.com and Beach Bunny’s own retail stores in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Scottsdale and South Beach in addition to major department stores and specialty boutiques worldwide
NEW BEACH BUNNY SUPERMODEL MELISSA BOLOÑA
With her girl-next-door sex appeal and charismatic charm, Melissa Boloña captures Beach Bunny’s heart as she is named the winner of our Model Search and now joins the rank of other Beach Bunny Supermodels such as Kate Upton, Irina Shayk, Chrissy Teigen, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Candice Swanepoel and Cameron Russell.
This summer, Melissa will team up with Beach Bunny campaign model Irina Shayk in Belize to shoot the brand’s upcoming collection with renowned photographer Yu Tsai, and will be amongst the swimwear elite in Miami and open Beach Bunny’s runway show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week this July.
Just last month, millions of people from around the world were captivated by Melissa’s sultry gaze and blonde locks in Times Square as she is featured on a billboard for Gents’ latest campaign. She also currently graces the pages of Latin Esquire and Flaunt magazine and was the 2013 Valentine’s Day Lovely Lady of the Day on Sports Illustrated’s website.
In the past few months, Melissa has quickly become a social media phenomenon with her video Two Sides of Me which has reached 1.2 million views on YouTube and will also be making her acting debut this fall in a new TV Series, The Saint.
Beach Bunny CEO Angela Chittenden knew right away there was something special about Melissa. “I feel we have found such a rare combination of an All American beauty combined with an extreme business sense, a college degree and a serious drive to succeed. With the modeling world being so competitive, I feel a woman must possess a strong and positive character in addition to beauty that will help them along the way. Melissa has all these qualities and we all know that beauty plus brains is a MUST in this industry! We can't wait to see how her career builds momentum in 2013!”
With her new title and winning combination of looks and personality, it is safe to say the best is yet to come for Melissa.
Who Will It Be?
It’s the answer you all have been waiting for… Stay tuned, Monday, as we reveal the WINNER of Beach Bunny’s 2013 Model Search!
You've all been voting for who you want to see in the next Beach Bunny campaign and with over 20,000 submissions in this years model search competition our 3 finalists definitely stood out as fan favorites. So before we tell you who won, here is a few reasone why we LOVE Jessica, Julianna, and Melissa.
Jessica is a South African beauty with a daring side! Some of her hobbies include collecting knives and shooting. She has been on many African safaris and has plans to go shark diving on her next vacation. We love that adventurous spirit!
Juliana wants to be remembered as someone "who, no matter what, never gave up" and is inspired by those supermodels in the business that were turned down by agencies before making it big. This Costa Rican spitfire isn't afraid to fight for her dreams and we admire her endless determination.
Melissa is a big softy and has a huge heart for animals. Not just a pretty face, in addtion to modeling, this blonde bombshell is a full time student and will be graduating from Pace University this summer with her degree in International Marketing. On top of all this, she is also a guest blogger for Vanity Fair!
We are so proud to have these amazing ladies as finalists in the Beach Bunny Model Search Competition. If you think you have what it takes to be the next face of Beach Bunny, check back in this summer for details on our 2013 Model Search.