10-6-14 : Monday was the date for the swimming competition of the 2014 Tampa Senior Games.
I competed in (4) of the (5) events : 50 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Back and 100 IM. The swimsuit I race in the the SKINZ Speedo style M64. This year my suit was a custom swimsuit made by SKINZ and was made in the Flag Collage fabric 3121. This competition suit by SKINZ has a drawstring so it stays in in all aspects of the race including the dive start.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Tampa Bays Swim Show 2014. Styled in SKINZ attire (Top is G26 and custom skirt), I mingled and networked with leaders of various industries in the fashion and beauty world. Amongst those leaders I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Luxe Fashion Group Dona Crowley (pictured next to me) who held this beautiful event.
I enjoyed sharing with others what SKINZ is all about from informing individuals about our custom suit department to the variety of suits we offer.
By the way delicious drinks and hors d’ oeuvres were served at its best and I enjoyed every bit of it.
Following the interaction was the beginning of a fabulous swimwear fashion show displaying the latest trends of upcoming designers. Fabulous swimwear styles from neon colors, monokini’s, and crocheted cover ups caught my eyes.
The show case was held at the beautiful Safety Harbor Resort in Florida. I had a fabulous time and will definitely attend again.
Since 2004 SKINZ® Swimwear has been supplying Hooters branded swimwear for their employees and for retail sales in Hooters restaurants across America.
We were excited when they contacted us and wanted SKINZ® to provide Hooters logo swimwear for their employees at the Hooters Casino and Hotel located in Las Vegas.
Orders have ranged up to $12,000. This cooperation between SKINZ® and Hooters® has embellished the brand recognition of SKINZ® in the swimwear industry.
Hooters official merchandising source (Provident) puts out a catalog every year that is sent to all the 460 Hooters Restaurants. This catalog is used by the restaurants to order official licensed and branded items such as t-shirts, beach towels, coffee mugs, and other apparel for re-sale in their restaurant stores. The catalog is managed by a third party merchandise company called Provident Merchandising Sourcing. Dan W. and Susan P. contacted us and asked us to make different style bikinis and cover up shorts for women to be used as uniforms within and outside the Las Vegas Hooters Casino.
Picture below are scanned pages from recent Hooters Merchandise catalogs with SKINZ® swimwear offered.
Corinna “Cory” Everson née Kneuer (born January 4, 1958),is an American female bodybuilding champion and actress. She won the Ms. Olympia contest six years in a row from 1984 to 1989.**
SKINZ® is proud to have been a supplier of workout wear and swimwear for 6 time Ms. Olympia Cory Everson. When Cory had a photo shoot she would often call us for sexy leading edge swimwear and workout wear. She often mixed the swimsuit tops with the aerobic thong bottoms as you will see in the following images. It’s nice to work with famous people who are also nice people. Cory was extremely nice and grateful for our cooperation.
SKINZ is enjoying a very busy start to the 2014 swimsuit season. So far, the #1 selling swimsuit for women is the Low Rise (B51) T back thong in Hawaiian Floral (4109) :
B51 – Womens Swimsuit T Back Thong
• Small low front and low thong back
• The perfect “T” back swimsuit
• This update incorporates the “low rise” styling both front and back
• For high cut style, see the B4
• Lined in Front
• Hawaiian Floral Tricot nylon-lycra
• Tricot fabrics are the highest grade nylon/lycra with true 4-way stretch
• Direct dye screen print
• Direct Dye fabrics feature deep and full coloration
Well of course another amazing day at SKINZ that includes… rhinestones! A girl couldn’t ask for more diamonds!.. I mean rhinestones haha. I had the pleasure of working on the finishing touches to the T43LFS/B64L figure suit. I applied rhinestones to give this baby flair. Yes we do it all!!
Ever wonder what swimsuits are so much more $ than underwear ? The cost is in the quality and fabrication. Swimsuits have to stand up to saltwater, sunshine, Chlorine and suntan oils, all of which work to destroy the swimsuit. Swimsuits are small and the fabric is slippery, which makes sewing them a challenge.
Each swimsuit requires at least (3) different machines : the serger, the straight stitch and the zig-zag. Some require a 4th machine, the double needle top stitch. Tricot nylon/lycra fabric, silicone protected rubber, special stretch thread and lining are also required for each suit. Options include ornaments, rhinestone connectors and plated tri-rings. Our suits are sewn in Clearwater, Florida. We are proud to say we are made in the USA!
One of my favorite places to go for pretty beaches with white sand and clear water is 3 Rooker Bar Island. It’s just about straight west of Dunedin, Florida and accessible only by boat. On just about any week day you can have pretty much a private beach spot to tan in your SKINZ bikinis, T-Backs and Thongs. While not “legal” on this very small island, you will pretty much have some privacy for skimpy swimsuits as long as you pick a spot away from other people doing the same thing you are. Paul