CurleeBikini Swimwear is an Environmentally and Ethically Conscious, Luxury Swimwear Line. Since June 2010, CurleeBikini has been selling customized, handmade-to-order swimwear online and by appointment. Our swimwear line is built around the premise that to truly label a business “Eco-Friendly”, the term must be all-encompassing. CurleeBikini Swimwear is made solely from remnant, vintage, and organic fabrics. CurleeBikini’s Eco-Design Studio and all of it’s creative operations consistently remain as environmentally conscious as possible.

As a brand, we aim to inspire woman of all ages to love and embrace their natural form. We've created many special design elements to ensure supportive, flattering swimwear for all types of feminine figures, without the use of underwire or padding. Specializing in Custom Swimwear, we offer a wide variety of luxury designs and fabrics to create a unique, one-of-a-kind product. Additionally, each CurleeBikini Swimsuit is insured under a two-year warranty.

At CurleeBikini, we feel strongly that luxury doesn’t have to be lost, in order to live a more conscious lifestyle!

And this is our #BikiniLife blog! xo
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Hello there!

It is now September and CurleeBikini has had a great summer! So many things have happened since we last blogged. Lets do a recap of what has been going on so that we can catch up.

1. Austin Fashion Week

As you guys may have known, we premiered our 4th collection at the 6th Annual Austin Fashion Week (AFW) back in April. We are so thankful to have had such a positive response to the big event! Our “Sun Sabbath” collection, full of kaftans and exotic prints really caught everyone’s eye. CurleeBikini has been getting a lot of attention both in the Austin area, and abroad. We’ve gained a slue of new, local clients over the Summer… which we LOVE doing custom fit sessions with in our bamboo filled studio! Likewise, our swimwear is still selling like wildfire all over the web: from our first, successful wholesale account with UK-based Gather&See to catching Australia’s attention via Instagram. Here are some of our favorite looks from the show and don’t miss our runway video (you’ll feel just like you’re in the front row): CurleeBikini AFW14 Runway Show.

Mallory Curlee even won one of three awards for the Austin Fashion Fund‘s Most Talented Designer. Only a handful of months later, we remember that day as one that will go down in history: full of texts with lots of exclamation points and joyful tears! This award has opened doors to so many new opportunities for CurleeBikini. Some of the prizes include, but are not limited to, an updated logo design by Meldeen, editorial coverage from Fashionably Austin, and a brand new Bernina 560 Sewing Machine! The CurleeBikini Team (as we are becoming a true team these days) could not be more thankful!

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2. This Summer’s Custom Swim

Following the fashion show this bikini season has been extremely busy for CurleeBikini… our busiest and most successful Summer yet! Orders have become larger and larger, as we gain more repeat clients and new wholesale accounts. Below are some of the beautiful swimsuits Mallory has been creating as of late. Mallory even produced a bathing suit for a Texas beauty pageant contestant, for her Miss Texas USA showing. Custom swimwear isn’t custom if you can’t do it all!

These following pictures were taken from CurleeBikini’s Instagram… Follow @mscurleebikini for regular updates on our latest creations!

3. Summer 2015

There are evermore new and exciting things to come as we prep for Summer 2015! First and foremost, we will be showing at Fashion X Dallas on November 6th. We won’t give away too much yet, but there are inspiration images and new fabrics scattered all of the studio at this exact moment… it’s going to be a tropical dream!

Until next time,

Lan

 

Summer 2014 Recap Hello there! It is now September and CurleeBikini has had a great summer! So many things have happened since we last blogged.

Throwback Thursday: Our First Fashion Show

Throwback Thursday: Our First Fashion Show

In excitement for our upcoming AFW show, let’s talk about CurleeBikini’s first ever fashion show. The first show, debuting CurleeBikini’ Summer 2012 Collection, happened in Vancouver, Canada as part of Eco Fashion Week. Watch the video of first runway show HERE, on our Youtube Channel! I was not part of the CurleeBikini team during this time, but I cannot wait to see the evolution of Mallory’s…

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CurleeBikini AFW Giveaway

Here’s a fun fact: CurleeBikini launched it’s online boutique on Earth Day 2010! This year, in honor of our FOURTH Anniversary, we have joined with Austin Fashion Week to giveaway one CurleeBikini Swimsuit. You could be the winner of our most coveted one piece, the Fashion Wrap Plunge Monokini, as pictured above. This monokini was a bestseller in 2013 and will be repeated in new color and print combos for Summer 2014! In fact, the swimsuit we are giving away will also be featured on the AFW Runway, Wednesday, April 30th. I won’t tell you exactly when this giveaway is happening… but it’s happening very soon! Sign up for the Austin Fashion Week mailing list HERE and you will be notified of all the giveaway details (and how to enter) via email! Easy, right? Go sign up! Good luck!

With all my love,

Lan 

PS. Sign up to win this Fashion Wrap Monokini HERE…

Wanderlust Wednesday: Shoreditch, London

Wanderlust Wednesday: Shoreditch, London

Remember that time I did an introduction and I said that I didn’t know any other interesting facts about me? I should have included this one! I actually lived in London for four months in 2012. I’ve been telling Mallory about this town and CurleeBikini would totally fit there. Shoreditch is the area of London in which I lived, it’s on the East End. It is not touristy at all, and felt very much…

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Beautifully Masked

 

CurleeBikini’s Summer2014 collection (launching April 30th at Austin Fashion Week) is called “Sun Sabbath”. Something that’s totally part of our inspiration = MASKS! Above are some of my favorites. The chainmaille mask is definitely a winner for me. It feels very raw and I like that. Masks obviously create a very mysterious element when paired with any look. Is it wrong to say that these dark images make me feel happy? Inspired? These images are just so beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. What are are some of your favorite dark inspirations?

With all my love,

Lan

Lan from Philly

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Hey CurleeBikini loves! I’m Lan. I am the new and very first Social Media Intern for CurleeBikini! I will be writing the blog posts and updating CurleeBikini’s social media outlets for a bit. Mallory has done every blog post up until now, so don’t freak out if the coming posts have a slightly different voice, it’s still CurleeBikini… it’s just CurleeBikini through my eyes!

Anyway, I am an…

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We are on the search for two, passionate interns with the desire to learn everything about running a small, grassroots fashion label! Ideally, we are searching for candidates that are eligible to start immediately. There is no specific fashion industry experience required, yet proven work experience with a strong ability to follow detail-oriented directions is necessary.
If you are interested, or know of anyone in the Austin, Texas area that would be interested in such an internship opportunity… please explore and share the following job ads. Interviewing starts this Thursday, March 20th!
We are excited to hear from you!
Fashion Design Internship: http://austin.craigslist.org/med/4378756740.html
Fashion Marketing Internship: http://austin.craigslist.org/mar/4378758954.html
We are on the search for two, passionate interns with the desire to learn everything about running a small, grassroots fashion label! Ideally, we are searching for candidates that are eligible to start immediately. There is no specific fashion industry experience required, yet proven work experience with a strong ability to follow detail-oriented directions is necessary.
If you are interested, or know of anyone in the Austin, Texas area that would be interested in such an internship opportunity… please explore and share the following job ads. Interviewing starts this Thursday, March 20th!
We are excited to hear from you!
Fashion Design Internship: http://austin.craigslist.org/med/4378756740.html
Fashion Marketing Internship: http://austin.craigslist.org/mar/4378758954.html
We are on the search for two, passionate interns with the desire to learn everything about running a small, grassroots fashion label! Ideally, we are searching for candidates that are eligible to start immediately. There is no specific fashion industry experience required, yet proven work experience with a strong ability to follow detail-oriented directions is necessary.
If you are interested, or know of anyone in the Austin, Texas area that would be interested in such an internship opportunity… please explore and share the following job ads. Interviewing starts this Thursday, March 20th!
We are excited to hear from you!
Fashion Design Internship: http://austin.craigslist.org/med/4378756740.html
Fashion Marketing Internship: http://austin.craigslist.org/mar/4378758954.html
We are on the search for two, passionate interns with the desire to learn everything about running a small, grassroots fashion label! Ideally, we are searching for candidates that are eligible to start immediately. There is no specific fashion industry experience required, yet proven work experience with a strong ability to follow detail-oriented directions is necessary.
If you are interested, or know of anyone in the Austin, Texas area that would be interested in such an internship opportunity… please explore and share the following job ads. Interviewing starts this Thursday, March 20th!
We are excited to hear from you!
Fashion Design Internship: http://austin.craigslist.org/med/4378756740.html
Fashion Marketing Internship: http://austin.craigslist.org/mar/4378758954.html

We are on the search for two, passionate interns with the desire to learn everything about running a small, grassroots fashion label! Ideally, we are searching for candidates that are eligible to start immediately. There is no specific fashion industry experience required, yet proven work experience with a strong ability to follow detail-oriented directions is necessary.

If you are interested, or know of anyone in the Austin, Texas area that would be interested in such an internship opportunity… please explore and share the following job ads. Interviewing starts this Thursday, March 20th!

We are excited to hear from you!

Fashion Design Internship: http://austin.craigslist.org/med/4378756740.html

Fashion Marketing Internship: http://austin.craigslist.org/mar/4378758954.html

For a grassroots designer with a DIY business model, like myself, CrowdingFunding can ignite my world in a heartbeat! Today, we are 105% funded… Every surplus penny donated is another cent towards the expansion of CurleeBikini! The more money we raise, the further we can grow CurleeBikini and the sooner we WILL get our unique, luxurious swimwear in the hands and on the bods of every beautiful woman who so desires it.

Many of our generous, loyal donors have given without choosing a reward in return, therefore we still have an ABUNDANCE of exciting, exclusive gifts left to give… If you haven’t already, please take a moment to explore all of the rewards we are offering and keep the support flowing! You are GOLDEN!

#gracias #thankyou #grazie #merci #gratitude

Back this Project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/curleebikini/curleebikini-ecolux-swimwear-at-austin-fashion-wee?ref=email
For a grassroots designer with a DIY business model, like myself, CrowdingFunding can ignite my world in a heartbeat! Today, we are 105% funded… Every surplus penny donated is another cent towards the expansion of CurleeBikini! The more money we raise, the further we can grow CurleeBikini and the sooner we WILL get our unique, luxurious swimwear in the hands and on the bods of every beautiful woman who so desires it.

Many of our generous, loyal donors have given without choosing a reward in return, therefore we still have an ABUNDANCE of exciting, exclusive gifts left to give… If you haven’t already, please take a moment to explore all of the rewards we are offering and keep the support flowing! You are GOLDEN!

#gracias #thankyou #grazie #merci #gratitude

Back this Project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/curleebikini/curleebikini-ecolux-swimwear-at-austin-fashion-wee?ref=email
For a grassroots designer with a DIY business model, like myself, CrowdingFunding can ignite my world in a heartbeat! Today, we are 105% funded… Every surplus penny donated is another cent towards the expansion of CurleeBikini! The more money we raise, the further we can grow CurleeBikini and the sooner we WILL get our unique, luxurious swimwear in the hands and on the bods of every beautiful woman who so desires it.

Many of our generous, loyal donors have given without choosing a reward in return, therefore we still have an ABUNDANCE of exciting, exclusive gifts left to give… If you haven’t already, please take a moment to explore all of the rewards we are offering and keep the support flowing! You are GOLDEN!

#gracias #thankyou #grazie #merci #gratitude

Back this Project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/curleebikini/curleebikini-ecolux-swimwear-at-austin-fashion-wee?ref=email
For a grassroots designer with a DIY business model, like myself, CrowdingFunding can ignite my world in a heartbeat! Today, we are 105% funded… Every surplus penny donated is another cent towards the expansion of CurleeBikini! The more money we raise, the further we can grow CurleeBikini and the sooner we WILL get our unique, luxurious swimwear in the hands and on the bods of every beautiful woman who so desires it.

Many of our generous, loyal donors have given without choosing a reward in return, therefore we still have an ABUNDANCE of exciting, exclusive gifts left to give… If you haven’t already, please take a moment to explore all of the rewards we are offering and keep the support flowing! You are GOLDEN!

#gracias #thankyou #grazie #merci #gratitude

Back this Project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/curleebikini/curleebikini-ecolux-swimwear-at-austin-fashion-wee?ref=email
For a grassroots designer with a DIY business model, like myself, CrowdingFunding can ignite my world in a heartbeat! Today, we are 105% funded… Every surplus penny donated is another cent towards the expansion of CurleeBikini! The more money we raise, the further we can grow CurleeBikini and the sooner we WILL get our unique, luxurious swimwear in the hands and on the bods of every beautiful woman who so desires it.

Many of our generous, loyal donors have given without choosing a reward in return, therefore we still have an ABUNDANCE of exciting, exclusive gifts left to give… If you haven’t already, please take a moment to explore all of the rewards we are offering and keep the support flowing! You are GOLDEN!

#gracias #thankyou #grazie #merci #gratitude

Back this Project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/curleebikini/curleebikini-ecolux-swimwear-at-austin-fashion-wee?ref=email

For a grassroots designer with a DIY business model, like myself, CrowdingFunding can ignite my world in a heartbeat! Today, we are 105% funded… Every surplus penny donated is another cent towards the expansion of CurleeBikini! The more money we raise, the further we can grow CurleeBikini and the sooner we WILL get our unique, luxurious swimwear in the hands and on the bods of every beautiful woman who so desires it.

Many of our generous, loyal donors have given without choosing a reward in return, therefore we still have an ABUNDANCE of exciting, exclusive gifts left to give… If you haven’t already, please take a moment to explore all of the rewards we are offering and keep the support flowing! You are GOLDEN!

#gracias #thankyou #grazie #merci #gratitude

Back this Project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/curleebikini/curleebikini-ecolux-swimwear-at-austin-fashion-wee?ref=email

We are dancing in bikini joy over here! Our Kickstarter Campaign is officially 92% FUNDED with 9 days to go…

Love ladies in bikinis? Help us seal the deal for an Austin Fashion Week Runway Show today!!! We got eleven fab CurleeBikini Swimwear rewards… from $1 to $1000 every donation counts AND every donation receives a gift!

Spread the word like wildfire… we’ll keep dancing!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/curleebikini/curleebikini-ecolux-swimwear-at-austin-fashion-wee

WE, an Environmentally & Ethically Conscious, LUXURY Swimwear line need your help to make our grand, Texas debut at AFW 2014!

After gypsyin’ around for twelve years, I’ve returned to my home-state of Texas with the EcoLUX Swimwear line I built in Southern California, CurleeBikini.

We are thrilled to be back in Tejas… especially as a unique and NEW addition to Austin’s growing fashion industry. I’ve been accepted to show CurleeBikini’s Summer 2014 Collection at Austin Fashion Week… and I need your help to fund the entry fees. From $1 to $1000, we have an array of wonderful, EXCLUSIVE rewards available to each and every donor (on a first come, first serve basis).

Enjoy this video, and if you are inspired, intrigued, or just plain entertained by what you see… please, take a few minutes to explore our Kickstarter page. Revel in the rewards and take a sneak peek at our Summer 2014 Collection! 

Our Kickstarter Campaign ends on Feb. 19th… Donate NOW!!!

Maven Monday: A Spellbound Summer

I’m gathering the final mood board images for our Summer 2014 Collection. Spellbound and twisted. I am always inspired by Mavens of various sorts… this year, its the coven set. Southern witchcraft turned modern day, majestic bohemia. It’s not a simple…

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