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The BEACH BUNNY SWIMWEAR spring 2009 collection at LA Fashion Week

Text, Casi Densmore-Koon
Edited by Vivian G. Kelly

Images Coutsey of Peter Tsai Photography

Beach Bunny Swimwear is West Coast Love!
What: Beach Bunny Swimwear Spring 2009 Collection
Time: 7:00pm
Where: The Lightbox, Smashbox Studios, Culver City, CA
Model gone designer, Angela Chittenden is known for her bathing suits being classy sexy styles and inspired by lingerie. Seen on some of Hollywood’s hottest stars; Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria, Petra Nemcova, Britney Spears, and Jessica Alba. For this collection her inspiration was Malibu Barbie Meets Hollywood and that's exactly what she gave us.
Looking on were Karissa and Kristina Shannon, Hugh Heffner’s new twin girlfriends sitting front row as Saleisha Cycle 9 winner of Americans Next Top model strutted down the runway. Songs like Britney Spears "Gimmie More", and Pussycat Dolls played while models showed off suits with names like “Fantastic Voyage”, “Suicide Blonde” and “Viva La Vida” helping make for a truly fun show. The front row could hardly sit still has they danced to the beat and clapped over their favorites.
Out of the sixty looks our favorites were the baby doll dresses and rompers. The “Hot in Here” navy anchor print off the shoulder dress could easily be worn off the beach, along with “Burning Up” fuchsia terry jumper with ruffle detail and gold buttons at center front.
*It’s all about THE ROMPER this season. The cover ups can take you from LA to Miami. As for the swim suits, we have never seen what is called “trapezoid” - it was a one shoulder bikini, known as “Can’t Buy me Love”, in bright colors, fuchsia and aqua with a jewel encrusted detail.
* CROC will also be seen this season – The “Paint it Black” black croc bandeau with necklace detail showed this trend off to perfection. The suits were styled with big hats, gloves, fish nets, berets, and bangles.
THE VERDICT: If you don’t mind showing a little bit of skin off in the sun, you are sure to love this collection.

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