Today I bought a new bathing suit. Not just any bathing suit. This one has magical properties. It has Spandex and Lycra and Molded Cups with a scoop neckline and a silky smooth bodice with a dangerously bold black and white graphic design and 100% genuine whisperweight fast-dry front-zip black SHORTS with sewn in panty bottoms. This is the bathing suit that I designed in my mind years ago. And oh goody, it means I can cross brazilian wax off my to-do list. When I tried it on in the dressing room I did notice that the top was a tad too small so I had to do a Switcheroo. As a matter of principal I don’t recommend implementing the Switcheroo unless you must, but when you’re leaving in 3 days for a colonial jewel of a town in the middle of the Mexican highlands and you’ll be spending more than one day at the luscious hot springs as well as the cool pool that is down the street from your rented house where you’ll be staying for 2 weeks do you really have a choice? I didn’t think so.
While I’m practicing my Esther Williams synchronized swimming routine, diving gracefully into the pool, and leaning coquettishly against the stone walls of the hot springs in my new Spandex gettup my sister will naturally be capturing my every move on film. Oh I do hope she wears her turquoise and lavendar tankini with the keyhole cut-out and push-up styling so I can snap a few of her too. We’ll post them here, we promise. (Psssssssssstttttttt sister, remember when we posed topless for those pictures in Lianne’s pool and we each took turns placing my straw hat over our bosoms only you wouldn’t take your top off because you were afraid someone was going to show up?)
These photos have absolutely nothing zip zilch nada to do with this post, but I wanted to share some lovely blooms from my tropical hibiscus collection – another of my passions and obsessions. I present Berried Treasure, Creme de Cocoa, Suede Buttons, Brown Sugar, Simple Pleasures, The Path, and Gator Pride. I have nothing against image editing software, but these photos are unretouched. These beauties have to be seen to be believed.
Oh and one more thing, go HERE this instant and check out these dizzingly beautiful photos.
Robin McDaniels says
Those Hibiscus are unbelievable! They don’t look real. I will have to show my gardener hubby tonight when he gets how – stunning!
I never knew hibiscus could be so amazing! all I ever see are stadard red and yellow.
first time visiting your blog. absolutely love your work. share you love of old typefaces and have only recently tried to delve into collage. the book links you have are very helpful!