Thursday, May 26, 2011

This Vogue Bikini Looks Familiar


Lara Stone wearing a Jo De Mer bandeau bikini, June Vogue

me wearing a Coolwear top, July 2008

I have a subscription to US Vogue, and the June issue arrived a couple of days ago. As I was poring over it, the Show Some Skin feature caught my eye. The bikini pictured above looked really, really familiar. I tore out the page, went up to my closet, and found an old top I have, in exactly the same print! This scan is a little small and dark, but it's the same print, down to the small circular sequins. Here I am wearing it on my honeymoon.

Since someone gave me the top years ago as a hand-me-down, I can't help but wonder which print came first, if one is a knock-off of the other, or if it's simply a case of two different manufacturers purchasing the same fabric for different purposes. What do you think, my friends?


  1. Let's face it.
    You're a trendesetter!

    (see Deut 28:13)

  2. That is so funny! I guess I'm not surprised to see them recycling prints...

    Chic on the Cheap

  3. That's too funny! It would be interesting to find out which print came first.

  4. Ha ha ha Michael, thanks for your comment.

    Thanks Lyddie Gal, I guess it happens.

    I know, Midnight Cowgirl, I wish I could get to the bottom of this mystery!


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