As I sit here sipping my morning coffee it's hard to think of basking in the warm summer sun while lounging next to the pool with a tiki drink in hand, because it's January and I live on the snowy East Coast. Before I lament about the cold, ice and snow some more, there is hope! My beacon of hope is the Luau on the Lake in Lake George, NY that I will be attending in June. I booked my hotel room and now I'm on the hunt for some new garb to adorn myself while I get my tiki on. And how could I forget Viva Las Vegas weekend is quickly coming up in April too, so don't fret, we've got you covered!
Pssst! Cats Like Us is one of the official sponsor's of Luau on the Lake! www.luauonthelake.com
Let me introduce to you Vintage Suits by Mary, she recreates playsuits and bathing suits from the golden era of the pin up. These suits are made in modern sizing and modern materials, but give you a vintage look that is the cats (like us) me-ow! One thing I love about Vintage Suits by Mary is the modesty of the suits, while still maintaining old Hollywood glamor and sexiness. Not all gals with curves wanna show off their goods, so leaving some things to the imagination gives these designs a special allure.
Isn't the logo darling! www.vintage.suitsbymary.com
Let's quit with the gibber gabber and get to the pictures! Cats Like Us will be carrying these styles to please!
For her (pictured right) is the Shaheen Style Sarong set in green vintage Hawaiian print. This is a two piece set that is a combination of tropical playsuit and removeable sarong skirt which can be worn alone or together. which is a nice versatile set! For him (pictured left) is the Cabana Boy a two piece set in the green vintage Hawaiian print. This set is great to worn individually or together to create a comfy and fashionable look for poolside.
Even though Cats Like Us is previewing the green vintage Hawaiian print in the Shaheen Sarong Set, I wanted to provide you with a closer look at this beauty as Julie Ann is ordering one sample to view and would like to hear from you. If you like what you see, give us some feedback on the comments section or please contact us here. Don't let the $185 price tag scare you as this garment design is based from the famous Hawaiian garment designer Alfred Shaheen, best know for his work in the 1950s and 1960s producing amazing Hawaiian shirts for men and dresses for women. Sadly his company closed in 1988 and this tribute to his design is a great way to own a part of America's past tiki culture. What retro gal doesn't love fun in the sun!
Oh Cabana Boy! It's great that Vintage Suits by Mary hasn't forgotten about the gentlemen folk. I know my husband is going ga-ga over this design as finding vintage cabana sets can often prove to be difficult or hard to find a completed set in good condition. The 60s style design has a longer short with built in zipper and a roomy box style shirt. This cabana set is perfectly matched with the ladies Shaheen Style Sarong Set, perfect for Viva's tiki pool party or for your tropical honeymoon get away. It's so much fun to match!
I can't stop oogling the Black Hawaiian Sarong Suit as I'm in love with the print! The side shirring adds some visual interest (and hiding problem areas) and I enjoy the modesty of the bottom portion of the suit. I'm excited that this suit is made in a tropical print with a black background, as I find it more slimming and aesthetically pleasing to the body. The Black Hawaiian Sarong Suit is fully lined and has soft cup support, so while swimming, lounging or playing in the sun, it is sure to keep you covered and comfortable. I also have to point out the 'va va voom' factor and the 'hubba hubba' scale, this suit gets high marks in both departments.
News To Please:
Cats Like Us has teamed up with Vintage Suits by Mary for the Viva Las Vegas Swimsuit Competition. The competition is sponsered by Vintage Suits by Mary and one of the prizes is a $50 gift card from Cats Like Us! Check it out here on the official VLV 14 Weekender events page to find out more. This annual swimsuit competition is sure to please with vintage only swimwear and hosted by Vegas' Pocket Pin Up Lisa Luxe.
Thanks to Vintage Suits by Mary who provided us with the lovely photos. Visit her at vintage.suitsbymary.com.