Happy New Year everyone! I am hopeful that you had a safe and exuberant new year and took some time to rest. That's what I did. It felt good to take a break. But now we're back and are looking forward to a kicka** 2011.
Over the holidays I got caught up with my reading, including some of my favorite blogs. One such wonderful blog is called Chronically Vintage written by Jessica. Jessica posted a most amazing shot of Scarlett Johansson taken by Craig McDean and asked if anyone knew what swimsuit Scarlett was wearing in this shot:
So I did some sleuthing and found out the shot was taken for the April 2007 issue of US Vogue and the spread is called 'Scarlett Letters'. Fantastico no? But it's not a swimsuit at all, its a Dolce & Gabanna sea green metallic bustier with a built in bra.
There are quite a few other shots from this spread, all of which I love.
And this one above features Scarlett wearing a Roberto Cavalli corset top and bikini bottoms. The image below has Scarlet modeling a Chanel oyster scuba jacket with sequined microshorts and crystal wedges.
It's an interesting concept and it does blur the lines a bit of what is considered lingerie and what is swimwear. I'm not sure I'd swim in any of these, but I do adore the shots and the illusions. It brings me back to my love of vintage swimwear and lingerie and how they were constructed to show off a woman's best assets and to hide her flaws.