Count Your Blessings At The Beach This Year

Wearing Colombian Swimwear Label Agua Bendita, Yet There’s No Guarantee You’ll Look As Good As Bar Refaeli Does Here (Then Again, There’s Always Photoshop!)

With NYC beaches opening this weekend, why not bless the event with a few pieces from Colombian swimsuit label Agua Bendita?   Meaning ‘holy water’ in Spanish, Agua Bendita, created in 2003 by Catalina Álvarez and Mariana Hinestroza has already launched 6 successful collections full of whimsy, patterns and lots of color.

Positioned as a brand that makes youthful and fun designs (see below)

like the cowgirl (R) and Che Guevara (L) illustrations on the bikini tops above, there is no denying there’s something for everyone.

With a lot of the pieces being handmade in Colombia, no one suit is alike, making your suit one-of-a-kind.  Most of their designs made up of mixed patterns, come  embellished with hand embroidery, sequins, mirrors and pom poms.

Love this super graphic combo above – the black + white bandeau bikini covered with a colorfully graphic jumper.

 Loving the elephant print maillot with obi-like belt on the right.

And if your lil miss wants to wear the same two piece as her stylish mommy, there are kids versions too.  Pictured is ‘Bendito Hawaii’.

“Bendita´s Girl”, the concept with which all women are “benditas” (blessed), is often represented by using national and international models such as Candice Swanepoel (South Africa) in 2010 and Bar Refaeli (Israel) in 2011 and again in (2012) for their “ONE WORLD” Collection.  Another great thing about Agua Bendita is that they’re more than just swimsuits with additional offerings such as coverups, dressers, jumpsuits, pants, woven vests and bags.  Click here to see where to buy.

p.s.  Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!

(photos: AGUA BENDITA)

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