Sunday, July 20, 2008

TOMMY BAHAMA, Miami Swim Fashion Week Spring 2009: BAGTRENDS

Dear Bagistas,

After the Tibi show came the Tommy Bahama presentation, which was a perfect swim-oriented runway. The tent was on the beach and it was clear so you could see the sky. All the models walked barefooted along a sandy runway. Plus, the press gift was a big blue and orange Tommy Bahama beach towel - practical and on theme! As for the swimwear, here are my thoughts.

To me Tommy Bahama is about easy-to-wear pieces that aren’t overly sexually, but rather tropically sophisticated and confident. If you’re looking for a great one-piece, although there were plenty of lovely bikini options, this is a good brand to consider. There was one leaf-print, one-shoulder option in a black/white/orange coloration that I really liked and think will work for many age groups and on many body types. The beach bags were mostly simple straw options in solid brown. The jewelry was in keeping with the current trend towards big, over-the-top necklaces with stones, wooden beads and mother-of-pearl discs. Overall, the show was sweet and carefree and contained plenty of options for real women.

Oh, and on a manly note, there was a divine older male model that made the gals blush. See for yourself.

Celeb notes:
I think Al Reynolds was sitting across from me – yup Al Reynolds, as in Star Jones' ex-husband. Not quite sure about the logic there. Did he really need to take up a seat that some buyer or press could occupy? I hope that doesn’t sound mean; I just don’t get it.

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman
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