You can read the interview and see the rest of the beautiful shots here.
I'm a mama, wife, and designer of a boutique brand Marysia SWIM. I love the salty surf, centering yoga, fabulous shoes, inspiring art, and pretty paper goods. Read my blog to see what inspires my collections and to stay up-to-date on the happenings of my growing brand.
You can read the interview and see the rest of the beautiful shots here.
Happy Tuesday! Remember the clean beauty post I shared from a friend’s blog the Bare Beauty!? Well, Jessica is back and kindly sharing her after summer beauty secrets with us today! In additions to being clean she says it really works! I don’t know about you but I’m into something natural that works! It’s still Summer in LA and Charleston for that matter but we are in the fall mood regardless, waiting to put on that sweater and boots and get that skin perfected in time for holidays. Do you have any clean secret products that work for sun damaged skin? Please share!
- Kahina Giving Beauty Brightening Serum fades stubborn sunspots and melasma in six weeks flat, just in time for holiday parties! (use AM and PM for best results)
- Yuli Skincare’s Metamorphic Elixir contains naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, which pulls moisture deep into the skin. It amps up the power of any moisturizer or serum you’re already using and it smells amazing. The perfect toner. (use AM & PM immediately after cleansing)
- Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen and Primer is great under makeup. Just because it’s not summer doesn’t mean you can go unprotected!
- Kjaer Weiss Eye Shadow in Magnetic is the perfect neutral for all skin tones and the gorgeous compact is refillable.
- Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Arabian Nights is the fool-proof way to a berry lip that won’t dry out.
If you’ve ever met Beau Dunn or seen her picture on Instagram, you know that she is gorgeous. A model like her mama, she’s also the talented artist best known for her series of Barbie portraits, titled “Plastic”. I’m lucky enough to own the print at the top I like the way these vintage Barbies look so much better than modern ones! Which is your favorite?
You buy these amazing prints at Clic Gallery here.
As a mother, it’s always a little emotional getting ready for the new school year to begin (holding back the tears as you wave goodbye). I can’t believe Elle is already starting the 2nd grade! I remember waiting for the day of her birth as if it was today, filled with love of the human inside me….now she’s a big girl reading and writing like a champ. She’s got such great nutty side. I love it so much.
Anyway, I like to spoil her at the beginning of the new year as I remember that being the most exciting part of the school year for me. New backpack, new pencils, new clothes. Below are some of our favorite things at the moment. Happy New School Year!! xo-Marysia
one. Dove Heart-Studded Sweatshirt | STELLA MCCARTNEY | two. Sweet Talk Assorted Pen Set | BAN.DO| three. Kane Backpack in Coral/Mint | STATE BAGS | four. Apple Ponytail | ADELAIDE BLACK| five. Dog & Bon Jawclip | ADELAIDE BLACK | six. Laduree x Sonny Angel Figurines | SONNY ANGEL | seven. Anymail Print Leggings | ZARA
The weekend before Labor Day my lovely friends came to visit me in sunny California. We had a relaxing weekend at Chateau Marmont, hanging by the pool and just catching up. We originally all met each other in Charleston, SC where I started this business, and they all inspired me in the process. Chassity was literally you taught me what a blog is! I’m so lucky to have such good girlfriends who will make the far trip to see me in my new element…LA! Miss them already..love you girls!
We all have our own businesses and to be able to talk with others in a similar boat is soo nice:
Sally King Benedict is an amazing artist – see for yourself on her website
Jane Pope Cooper designs beautiful delicate jewelry – you can shop it here
Chassity Evans writes the incredible lifestyle blog Look Linger Love …she makes me want to shop so watch out!
Even though I didn’t travel far, being away with my friends for a relaxing girls’ weekend was just the thing I needed before summer ends and reality sets in again. We ate dinner at my favorite spots; Farm Shop and Locanda Portefino….and new for me The Chateau restaurant (yum!). Farm Shop is at the Brentwood Country Mart (one of my fav shopping destinations as well) and it’s sooo sooo good! I think the girls enjoyed it as much as I did. Then Locanda Portefino is my all-time favorite Italian restaurant that has been described as best in the US by Italians ( I have been going for 10 years!) Mmmm makes my mouth water just talking about it. Anyways, if you are in LA, I highly recommend those two…highly!
We shopped a little bit too..Sally scored a vintage Celine at Decades ! Sooo good!
What did you do to celebrate the last days of summer?
Watching the Emmys this week and seeing all the amazing outfits really inspired me. I’ve been on the hunt for a new evening bag for ages without having much luck. Then I thought- what a perfect way to add some whimsy and humour to basic evening attire. I now have my eye on every single one of these bags. Which one is your favorite?
one. Smoky Falabella Shaggy Deer Crossbody Pochette | STELLA MCCARTNEY | two. Bao Bao Panda Perspex Clutch | CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA | three. Manners For Men Embroidered Clutch | OLYMPIA LE TAN | four. Hold Me Pandora Perspex Clutch | CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA | five. Polka-Dot Snakeskin Clutch | TONYA HAWKES
Aimee Song’s photographs from her trip to the Aeolian Islands in Sicily were just too stunning not to repost.
You can get her suit, the ‘Broadway’ bikini, here
one. Rejuvenating serum | TATA HARPER | two. ISIS face oil | SUNDAY RILEY | three. Neem Rose sunscreen | PRATIMA | four. Evening primrose shampoo | JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS | five. Moroccan Rose bath oil | REN | six. GOOD GENES treatment | SUNDAY RILEY | seven. Sandalwood soothing lotion | PRATIMA | eight. BIONIC anti-aging cream | SUNDAY RILEY
Today my dear friend Jessica from Bare Beauty shared an interview with me about clean beauty. Even though Sunday Riley isn’t totally clean I am using it for a little more active results but I do go back and forth between that and totally clean Tata Harper and Pratima products for face. Check out her blog as she’s an expert on the subject and it’s something we all should be doing more of:) Miss you too Jess!!!
I’m excited to share some fun news with you-I’m a Young Gun!
Young Guns are a group of up-and-coming designers. In Racked‘s words:
We started back in May by asking for reader submissions. Then we assembled a team of experts—designers like Pamela Love, Steven Alan, and Tibi’s Amy Smilovic, plus some of the best retail buyers in New York and LA—to help us comb through over 500 nominees. Along the way, we profiled a few of the designers with the best stories, and let you in on our list of the top 50.
There were 15 winners, ranging in age from 24 to 35…and my brand was one of them!
I feel so honoured to be in the company of such great talents like Rosie Assoulin and Rachel Mansur + Floriana Gavriel of Mansur Gavriel. The following quotes really made my heart soar-special thanks to the two ladies who said such nice things about my little brand.
“Simplicity done well is a lot harder to pull off then over-the-top decadence,” says Claire Distenfeld of Upper East Side boutique Fivestory. “Marysia does simplicity to perfection and has created suits that are not only super chic but I think the best in the business.” Jeweler Lizzie Fortunato adds, “I think the design is just really there. It seems like a pretty organic operation and it just exploded.”
Here are some images from the celebratory at The Lion in NYC’s Greenwich Village:
Between the stress of having our Resort 2015 photo shoot (fun preview and behind the scenes post coming soon), and rush of traveling to Miami for Cabana and then flying to NYC for the Racked Young Guns dinner (more on that later too!)-it’s definitely time for a vacation! Nothing like a little R&R with the family in Santa Barbara to calm the nerves and really enjoy the last days of summer. I recently purchased this Cire Trudon candle and it’s devine…i love having a beautiful scent around so I’m packing it with. I love all the other things on the list as well and can not wait to be there.
one. ‘Antibes’ bikini | MARYSIA SWIM | two. Bal d’Afrique Set | BYREDO PARFUMS | three. Degrade Leopard Dress | BAND OF OUTSIDERS | four. Rounded sunnies | CELINE | five. Giambattista Valli ‘Positano’ candle | CIRE TRUDON | six. Mini flap-over straw satchel | MUUN
When we first saw fashion designer Katie Ermilio’s clothes, we knew she would be our kinda gal. Her simple tailoring and feminine silhouettes drew us in immediately (plus we knew she had great taste because she wears Marysia SWIM!)
We asked Katie some questions about her summer essentials and she delivered. Enjoy reading about her must-haves, and check out her Resort 2015 trunkshow on Moda Operandi today.
Summer is in full-swing and one of my favourite things to do in the evening is lounge with my family and friends outside on my patio. I thought I would share some yummy cocktail recipes that won’t sabotage your bikini body. Feel free to indulge in one (or two…I won’t tell!) without fear of not looking fab in your Marysia bikini the next day!
one. Smoky Cardamom-Coconut Cuba Libre | RECLAIMINGPROVICIAL.COM | two. Fruit Fizz | LINDAWAGNER | three. Matcha Mint Iced Tea | LOVEANDLEMONS.COM | four. Strawberry Watermelon Agua Fresca | NUTMEGNANNY
These are some of my new favourite summer pieces that I packed for my July 4th trip back east. Kind of in love with my new white crop top-so much that I even ordered another in blue! I hope you all had a nice weekend and got to spend time with your friends and family like I did.
one. ‘Bowery’ maillot | MARYSIA SWIM | two. Mini hoop earrings | ARIEL GORDON | three. Cashmere SPF 30+ | SUNDAY RILEY | four. ”Magnolia’ crop top | VIVA AVIVA | five. Cat-eye sunnies | PRADA | six. Jensen Chelsea Boots | ACNE STUDIOS | seven. ‘Jane’ hat | JANESSA LEONE | eight. Playshorts | SECHUNG
Hamptons.com Deputy Editor Nicole Barylski is hosting an exclusive trunk show featuring Marysia Swim at Everything But Water on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
Stop by from 12 to 5 p.m. to visit me!
Have you seen? Two majorly cool fashion girls were recently spotted wearing my designs…the Antibes bikini, to be exact. Lupita looks super toned in the white and Rachel is super preggo in the black! It’s so exciting to see girls like these finding my brand
Have a great rest of your weekend just had to share!
We are honored that our Instagram account was featured (in good company) as one to follow in this month’s InStyle magazine. Plus, our resort collection’s black and white Tribeca bikini got some love in O Magazine.
A nice way to start the summer!
In the past month, I’ve managed to acquire quite the sunglass collection….but in my defense, I can’t help it!! I belong to CSWA (Compulsive Sunglass Wearers Anonymous). There is a way you can help me feel better: by joining me in my new sunnies obsession and sharing your new sunglass purchases with me in the comments. If you haven’t gotten a new pair in awhile and feel inspired, you can shop them all below!
ILLESTEVA x THE WEBSTER Leonard II Sunnies | ILLESTEVA.COM | WILDFOX Classic Fox Deluxe Sunnies | BLOOMINGDALES.COM | CELINE Caty Sunnies | SUNGLASSESSHOP.COM | KAREN WALKER Harvest sunnies | SHOPBOP.COM | CRAP EYEWEAR The T.V. Eye Sunnies | CRAPEYEWEAR.COM | ILLESTEVA Freida Horn Sunnies | BARNEYS.COM
We feel lucky to be featured on two great covers this June.
See if you can spot me on the rooftop cover of Los Angeles magazine
Also, the gorgeous model on the cover of Garden & Gun is sporting one of of favourites, the ‘Soho‘ bikini bottoms in white, paired with a cute nautical top.
Come visit me this weekend! I’ll be at Everything But Water‘s Brentwood location on Saturday from 11am-4pm.
Besides all the exclusive styles and colors from our Summer collection that you can shop, there will be drinks and snacks and someone applying fun jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos.
As always, I’m looking forward to meeting you all and hearing about your bikini needs.
The summer sale season has officially begun!
Take 30% off all our amazing resort 2014 pieces with the code RESORT30.
SHOP our ‘Mulberry’ maillot in Sunset Pink
SHOP our ‘Antibes’ bikini in Sky Blue
SHOP our ‘Bowery’ maillot in White/Leopard Print
Come visit us on Saturday at the Barker Hangar Santa Monica to shop and help raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Center. Super Saturday had been dubbed “the Rolls Royce of garage sales” and they’ve been doing it for 15 years in NYC, but this will be the first time they bring it to Los Angeles and we are very proud to be a part of it.
We will be there in good company with so many other amazing brands. Not only can you shop, but there will be snacks, a blow-dry bar, manicures and makeup applications. There are activities for the kids, including a DIY cupcake decorating station- so fun!
You can buy your tickets by clicking here. We really hope to see you there!
I like what LLL (look linger love) had to say about Mother’s Day…that as mothers, all we care about is the well-being of our children. That is the key to a mother’s happy heart…
…But if someone so chooses to get us a little ‘something’-something’, we won’t turn it down! So here is a guide to the daddies of our happy little families.
one. Maternity maillot | HATCH x MARYSIA SWIM | two. Peony & rose bouquet | @TTH BLOOMS | three. 18k yellow gold ‘mama’ ring | STONE & STRAND | four. ‘To my Mother’ card | SUGAR PAPER | five. “Cuvée du Rosier” Coteaux du Loir Rouge | PASCAL JANVIER | six. ‘Liaison‘ marble and brass champagne bucket | KELLY WEARSTLER | seven. ‘Eyelash’ kimono robe | JOURNELLE (not that we’ll be having that…just for the look)
And if YOU are the hot little mama? You deserve to treat yourself too!
If you follow me on Pinterest then you have probably noticed that I’m a bit obsessed with adding art to my collection. Clic Gallery/Bookstore/General Store was just around the corner from my place in NYC and it’s where I bought Tola her amazing 1st birthday present. The wonderful owner Christiane Celle is also the founder of another old neighbourhood store – Calypso St. Barth.
Anyway, it was at Clic that I first spotted these beautiful photographs by artist Leila Jeffreys:
What kind of art do you dream of adorning your walls with?
You can find these lovely prints here | CLIC GALLERY & BOOKSTORE
and check out more of the amazing artist’s work here | LEILA JEFFREYS
Hope everyone had a fabulous Easter weekend! We are thrilled with this new press from Glamour Magazine… How amazing does Missy Rayder look in our white ANTIBES?? This will be my new inspiration image for my SUMMER body motivation….she has a kid!
Easter is coming and I plan to do fun egg designing with my daughter…it’s easy and fun and no real preparation time, which I don’t have. I will take the time to play with my girl doing some fun art. Happy Easter everyone!
I’m excited to announce that I’m travelling back to my old stomping grounds (Charleston, SC) to co-host an evening of ‘vacation style’ at at Everything But Water with the lovely Chassity from the blog Look Linger Love.
I really hope that you come visit us and enjoy some cocktails while getting fitted for a new suit to rock this summer!
Everything But Water
Shops at Charleston Place
195 Meeting Street
If you aren’t able to make it, you don’t have to worry-as always, our suits are all available online and you can pre-order all the new styles here.
one. Antibes Bikini | MARYSIA SWIM | two. ‘Drama’ Pearl earrings | NEKTAR DE STAGNI | three. ‘The Traveller’ Jeans | CURRENT/ELLIOTT | four. Beach body oil | BOBBI BROWN | five. Neoprene Sandals | CHLOE | six. Mashup album | YASIIN GAYE | seven. Visor | MARNI