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?