Welcome to Miami

 

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Miami Swim trade show! We have touched down in Miami this morning and are more than excited to meet with retailers and distributors to share what we’ve been working so hard on for 2014! Most of all, that means we’re that much closer to sharing the collection with you, our trusted customers and fans! In honor of the fun week ahead in the beautiful Miami, we’ve put together some fun Miami Beach luxury swimwear looks inspired by the colorfully vibrant city!

 

 

Miami is a city with culture. A city that loves fun, bright colors and prints. So what better way to dress for the beach than with both?! The Crazy For You bikini features a trendy chevron print- perfect for the beach and for trendy Miami. The bright colors in the bikini will pop against the sand and against all of the bright colors throughout the city (buildings, water… everything seems to be full of color). How would we style the Crazy For You bikini? A fresh, white maxi skirt keeps the focus on the bright bikini. Paired with brown wedges (perfectly basic for the beach) as well as purple accessories, you’ll be the talk of the town in your designer swimwear. Style your hair in loose, beachy curls to keep with the semi-glam theme and your look is complete!

 

 

Our next look features the Paradise bandeau and is even brighter than the first look. Color blocking is a huge trend for summer, and what better way to sport the trend than with your luxury swimwear? We loved the color blocking of turquoise and coral in the Melt Away bikini so much, we figured we would try it out large-scale with the Paradise bandeau. Style the bandeau with coral accessories like this coral maxi skirt- which features a sheer paneling effect which has enough modesty for the day, but remains sexy. Beachy accessories include a straw tote and brown sandals. By sweeping the hair off your shoulders in a chic, braided bun- you can show off the braided strap detail of the bandeau.

 

Other style tips that are great for Miami Beach? Remember, the city is known for its hot weather and even hotter people- so keep your look sexy. Lady Lux has the perfect sexy suits for the city and we can’t wait to show them off at the swim trade show!

Lea’s Brightest Moments

 

This weekend, the world was struck by the tragic news of 31 year old Cory Monteith (star of hit TV show Glee), being found deceased in his hotel room in Vancouver. People around the world are now grieving about is passing, but also for his girlfriend of over a year and co-star, Lea Michele. It’s terrible news, but we would like to honor Lea Michele during this time, not only with praise over her ever-growing talent, but also for her poise and beauty. Let’s take a look back at some of Lea’s brightest moments.

 

 

Lea is definitely graced with natural beauty. Her shiny brown hair and her beautiful olive skin complexion makes for a dynamite combination. Because of this, the starlet can wear virtually any shade or color she wants. We love how often she’s spotted in hues of pink. The color radiates off of her tan skin and pops against her brown hair. If you’re looking for this hue in your designer swimwear, you could always try Melt Away or Pretty Young Thing. Both have similar pops of pink, while remaining sophisticated and classy, like Lea’s looks.

 

 

Another favorite bright of Lea’s? Teal. Whenever Lea is spotted in this color (as we’ve pictured) she exudes luxury. Take, for example, her Harper’s Bazaar spread, which is the epitome of glam and fashion. To carry this luxurious color over to your luxury swimwear, try the Paradise bandeau. The shine in the fabric makes the suit even more glam than it is with the hardware at the center bust and hips. Just like Lea, you’ll be sure to stand out amongst your peers.

 

 

Our final spotlighted color of Lea’s is a rich, goldenrod yellow. Specifically, we love the gown she wore to the Tony Awards. So classically feminine and rich. For a similar effect, the Still The One bikini features a rich, golden hue mixed with a vibrant magenta. When combined with the gold chains at the shoulders and hips, the suit transforms from playful into glam.

 

It’s so unfortunate that something so tragic could happen to someone so young, but we’re sure Lea will rise from this and continue to develop into a Hollywood A-Lister. We can’t wait to see what bright looks the starlet will tackle next.

Stacy Keibler Looking Hot at the Beach

 

Stacy Keibler has become an overnight celebrity due to her high-profile relationship with Hollywood A-Lister, George Clooney. Sadly, the couple has just recently announced their split- but plan on remaining good friends. Stacy is sure to move on quickly, however, and with a body like hers- we could see why! Any Hollywood A-list bachelor would kill to have her on his arm. We’ve put together a few of our favorite beach looks of Stacy’s that are easy to achieve (minus the abs). So pack your designer swimwear and get ready for the beach! We’ve got some great tips for you!

 

 

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Magenta and coral shades are universally flattering for virtually any skin tone. This magenta shade looks fantastic on Stacy’s Californian golden tan. What we love about her look? How she manages to dress up a basic triangle bikini with a few added touches. The little bit of hardware at center bust is perfect. Much like it, the Melt Away bikini features just a bit of interest with the teal bamboo at the center bust as well as on the hips. If you’re looking for a bit more glitz, try the Pretty Young Thing bikini in coral. The bikini is simple, but the hardware gives it a bit more sparkle to stand out at the beach.

 

 

Bandeau’s are a great style for practicality reasons. They’re nice and supportive if you’re a bit more active in the water and at the beach. Stacy’s bright turquoise bandeau is the perfect shade- similar to Paradise. Also similar to Stacy’s, Paradise has hardware at the center bust and hips. However, the hardware on Paradise is a bit more glam than the hardware on Stacy’s, making it stand out as luxury swimwear.

 

 

Who said black has to be basic? Take a tip from Stacy’s beach style and glam up your basic black swimsuit with some added gold hardware. Truly, Madly, Deeply has some added gold hardware at the hips and shoulders, similar to Keiblers, as does Pretty Young Thing.

 

 

The last suit we wanted to feature of Keibler’s is a bit of a throwback from her days of fitness with WWF. The swimsuit she’s wearing is a bit over the top, whereas Lost In Love is a similar concept, but more practical. The floral details are less obvious, and the overall style is still feminine and classy.

 

 

Get Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s Daytime Looks With Lady Lux

 

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has sure come a long way from her Survivor days. For those of you who have forgotten, Hasselbeck was cast for Survivor Australia at the fresh young age of 24. From there, she stole the hearts of America as the adorable sweetheart. Since the show, she has evolved in more ways than one- marrying her long-term college boyfriend (football quarterback Tim Hasselbeck), landing a spot on the View, and (most recently) scoring a spot as a new anchor for Fox News. Elisabeth has just announced the switch- which is set to take place in September of this year. During her time on The View, we have loved watching her style evolve into a fresh, stylish, wife and mother. She goes to show that just because you’re married with kids, doesn’t mean you have to dress like it. We love getting inspiration from her daytime talk style and translating them into our designer swimwear looks.

 

 

Elisabeth is best known for her ability to pull off a mature (yet not frumpy) feminine style. She’s so often spotted in various shades of pink and pastel- in styles that are flattering for her figure without looking like she’s dressing too young. Being only 5’4″, Elisabeth has to be careful of various cuts and silhouettes. Regarding swimwear, it’s best to wear cuts that are lighter on the fabric- to cut down on bulkiness in order to elongate the figure. Elisabeth has a great figure- so she might as well show that off. The soft purple in the Heaven Can’t Wait bikini are perfect to pull off the feminine look Elisabeth so often sports. Another foolproof option? Pink- such as the Melt Away bikini. Both of these styles are easy on the hardware, making them age appropriate while still remaining flattering to a petite figure.

 

 

Fun prints are another easy way to stay on trend while having the flexibility to wear different cuts and styles. Chevron is a huge print for summer, as seen on Elisabeth. By adding in some bright colors, you’ll be sure to stand out. This fun print comes in two different cuts in our luxury swimwear. Call On Me has more turquoise hues to the print and is a fixed triangle, as opposed to the sliding triangle of Crazy For You. If you’re feeling a bit more conservative, the fixed triangle is a great option because not only is there more stability on the band under the bust, but there’s also more coverage throughout the triangle.

 

 

Brights of all shades are also huge for summer, especially when it comes to swimwear. Elisabeth gives a great example of one of the popular trends with brights- color blocking. If you’re feeling bold- try mixing and matching some swimwear colors. Use a bright coral like Pretty Young Thing or bright turquoise like Paradise. Layer on contrasting colors with your accessories and jewelry. The trend is easy to pull off while, again, having the flexibility to choose cuts and styles that suit your needs!

Britney Spears- New Album, New Looks?

 

Britney Spears is a pop star who sure has had her ups and downs in the spotlight. From breaking out in the scene as a young teenie-bopper, to crashing hard for the whole world to see, to coming back- perhaps stronger than ever. Recently she’s become the new judge of X Factor, she’s about to release a new album, and her personal life seems to be more stable than ever.

 

Here at Lady Lux, we have been keeping up with her X Factor style. Her wardrobe choices for the show are sexy, yet age appropriate, which we love. No longer the youthful teenie-bopper she once was, the starlet is now in her 30′s with two kids, and has to start paying better attention to the image she portrays. No longer wearing too tight or revealing clothing, we love the new Britney. Here are our favorite new looks of hers and how to get them using your luxury swimwear.

 

 

Royal purple is definitely a favorite of ours. It’s an easy color to pull off for most skin types and hair colors. Not only that, but it’s also a super-feminine color. Here, Britney is seen wearing a sexy purple tunic-style dress. The long sleeves balance out the shorter hemline, keeping it sexy without revealing too much. Similarly, the Unforgettable bikini is sexy but still somewhat conservative. The side ties and sliding triangle keep this bikini looking fresh and youthful, but it doesn’t show too much. The triangle top is cut very generously- especially for those of you looking for extra support up top.

 

 

We’re really starting to see this bright coral color everywhere this season- especially on designer swimwear. We love this whole look of Britney’s! The longer sleeve keeps the taste of this mini-dress, and the somewhat sheer paneling in the front keeps it sexy. If you’re on the hunt for a classy, but sexy, coral bikini- look no further! Melt Away and Pretty Young Thing are both great, bright options to hit the pool in this summer.

 

 

Our last look of Britney’s keeps with the theme of pulling off the sexy-but-classy look. Starting off, the overall look is black and floral. Black adds some sexiness to the super-feminine floral pattern. The material itself is leather, which compliments and offsets the floral in a mysteriously sexy manner. The bustier style of the dress is also sexy, but she keeps it classy by making sure the dress isn’t too low-cut or too tight. Looking for this in your luxury swimwear? Try More Than A Feeling. The pink and black floral is sexy and the underwire top is not only supportive, but super-feminine.

 

We’re excited to hear all of Britney’s new songs and hope she keeps nailing her style choices!