Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bikini Shoot with Itsie Bitsie


'Twisted Sister' Bikini top: c/o Itsie Bitsie (link here- I got 'black white' in XS)
'Twisted Sister' bikini bottoms: c/o Itsie Bitsie (link here- I got 'black white' in XS)
Chiffon outer: Supre
Sunnies: ASOS

The long-awaited bikini shoot is finally up!! We're heading out of summer now but it was so difficult to organise a beach shoot! They are just too far away and we had the worst luck with this weather that practically changes entire seasons throughout the days. Thankfully we managed to squeeze in a shoot on a graciously sunny day, but for convenience it had to be at Bondi Beach which is one of the most crowded beaches in Sydney! It was so nerve-racking as this was only the second time I had ever worn a bikini as well, and I was so anxious I felt sick, but I'm so glad that I put all those undesirable factors aside and managed to come away with good photos to show off this bikini! :)

I was pretty excited to take on the challenge of a bikini shoot when Itsie Bitsie first contacted me! And luckily there was such a cute range of one-pieces and two-pieces available, as well as beachwear such as cover-ups or even summery dresses you can wear anywhere. I especially love the swimwear range though- the styles have a really cute, 50s pin-up feel to them with a modern touch (especially this one, it was too hard to resist!) The one I ended up getting is a bit more conservative but it still had that 50s touch with the halter neck! :)

I chose matching bottoms as well, and although these are pretty small bottoms compared to others, don't be afraid because they're deceivingly flattering :) I really liked the ties on the sides not just because they looked cute, but they also create an illusion of wider hips and therefore accentuate that waist-hips ratio! The other great thing about both pieces of the bikini is that the material is quite thick, which is very important when it comes to swimsuits lol.

Anyway, I hope you guys like the photos although it's a little different to my other outfit posts! Don't forget to  check out Itsie Bitsie for more cute swimwear and beachwear- they're based in Hong Kong so don't be alarmed when you see high $$, as it's in HK dollars (you can change it to USD) :)

I wanted to ask you guys a question! Just curious, as obviously this is only my second bikini. What do you guys look for when choosing a bikini?

79 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful bathing suit. Gorgeous photos!!!
    Claudia P.
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca

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  2. You look gorgeous girl. But I can totes understand the unease hehehe and completely agree about thickness, that's one thing I look for, but it's mostly the print or colour that catches my eye

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  3. I feel the same unease in bikini season. Especially since I swim competitively (summer league, mind you), and I get a giant tan circle smack dab in the middle of my back. I personally look for pieces that give me wider hips since I have a smaller frame.

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  4. So pretty! And that bikini looks really cute :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  5. You look gorgeous!! Just wow. I usually first look at the design and then faint at the prices haha <3
    www.wldhrts.com

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  6. Such a cute bikini! And you have such a nice body :O hope that wasn't creepy haha

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  7. Hey, I love the photos! You absolutely gorgeous babe! Haha I have not much experience with bikinis too. Now that I have all the stretch marks after delivery, I can forget about being a bikini babe. haha.

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  8. you look great!!! cute bikini and good for you for getting out there! :)

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  9. You look really good in these shots :D And these photos make me want summer to come now!
    I gotta get a beach body first though x)

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  10. You look really good on this bikini... I'm a little more conservative so I'd probably choose one piece swimsuit.

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  11. Oh my word, you are amaaazing in this bikini! Gorgeous girl :)

    Trendy Teal

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  12. Oh my gosh girl, you look soooo amazing!!! Why is this only your second bikini?? Seriously, you look amazing and I'm glad you found the courage to do the post! I haven't worn a bikini in 3 summers, so honestly I try to find a bikini that doesn't make me look fat. LOL. But actually I love the retro inspired high waist bikinis now. I think they are so cute and flattering on all body types. :)

    toni

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  13. Such a cute bikini and it looks really nice on you! It's a shame we're nearing winter and won't have the chance to show it off more often.

    Louise
    dreamdustx

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  14. So fit, I can't believed you cringed about putting these up. I'd be walking around in a bikini all the time if my body was this bangin'! Share you eating/ftness habits please!


    sassyshann

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  15. You look so perfect with your amazing figure!

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  16. This is such a cute bikini and you look really great in it! By the way, you look comfortable in all these photos and I would have never known that you were a little anxious beforehand if you didn't mention it, so don't worry!! :)
    And to answer your question, I only own one bikini but if i was going to buy another I'd probably look for a cute patterned, more conservative one too.

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  17. You look awesome! Looooove your bathingsuit, and my god you are so thin!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  18. Hi hun, you look stunning, amazing figure (whats the secret?) and really pretty bikini, you should be in a magazine!

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  19. Yeah, those bottoms are flattering - on you everything has to look flattering!!:) Honest to god, if I had your body, I'd walk around in bikinis all day every day. Even if I were cold!:D

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  20. you look so slim and beautiful!

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  21. I like this bikini and I like these pictures :)

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  22. the bikini looks great on you!

    I usually look for bikinis that look like shorts, they make my hips and legs look a bit smaller :D

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  23. You have great body :D <3 and this bikini is awwesome :)

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  24. Thanks SO much for stopping by and I love the print on your bikini! :)

    Have a Terrific Tuesday!
    xoxo
    Crystal

    My Blog, Crystal Chizoba
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  25. So sexy Izzi! Lovely swimwear!

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  26. Sexy shoots, Izzy! Some more days and the swimming season will start in Switzerland too :D

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  27. I really can't wait for the summer now where I am!! You look amazing though I'm sure we all knew that you would!

    I don't go on beach holidays often and I don't live in a country where going to the beach is wise so I don't own many bikinis either. First things to catch my eye are the colour/pattern. But I definitely need the top part to be a little padded (makes me feel safer) and halter neck ones (they suit my body shape better).

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  28. You look beautiful!
    I don't actually own a bikini but if I were to ever get one I'd look out for a nice fitting structured, sturdy one - wouldn't want any mishaps on the beach!

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  29. gorgeous photos! you're looking great! I look for fun colors when choosing a bikini, I have one with polka dots that I really like, and just purchased this weekend a black one with neon green patterns from h&m. Can't wait to wear them!

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  30. Colour and shape (well, mainly for the top). I find that regular style tops don't look flattering on me so I like to look for more demi-cup styles!

    teehee and you were so shy on instagram about this! You look great, you know it but yeah. I understand these kinds of shoots bring out a little shyness. I imagine moreso since I can see the beach seemed pretty packed! ^^

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  31. Such a gorgeous swimwear! Pretty :)

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  32. you look pretty as always <33 anw mm maybe i'll see the model first but then before i try it on i'll check the price first ahah *never wear bikini so far, have no enough courage to wear it, maybe one day hahaa*

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  33. Oh, you're such a beauty! I think you've got an amazing body and the swimwear is supercute! :)

    Xx, Sara.

    http://saritschka.blogspot.com

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  34. I wish I had your body! You look stunning. I have two bikinis, but last year I bought one-piece swimsuits because I felt too self-conscious. When buying swimsuits, I mostly try to hide my wide hips, but it's pretty difficult since there's not much fabric to cover up my butt to begin with. XD

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  35. you have such a beautiful body and the bikini looks so good on you. i'm just not confident enough to wear a bikini.
    xx

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  36. I want your figure! I want to look like that in a bikini too :-(
    www.esohlee.com

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  37. Love that bikini! You have a great figure! Thanks for checking out my blog and please follow me back!
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    Jen

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  38. You look great. I love your bikini. I have a beach vacation coming up next month so I am going to check Bitsie out.

    Tracy

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  39. Cute bikini set ! :) These photos look really nice, you're beautiful and here's just the right amount of "sassy" -vibe in the photoshoot. Tasteful, that is the right word.

    Thanks for the comment. x

    Indie by heart

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  40. I love your sunglasses and the pattern of this suit!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  42. you looks pretty as alwayssss, cute bikini <333

    xx,
    www.mai-vhee.blogspot.com

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  43. love your bikini and the whole shoot.You look flawless :)
    prettymucheverythang.blogspot.com

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  44. Thanks! What a gorgeous pictures. I love the setting :)

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  45. You look great in bikini! You should definitely try to wear them more often, haha :D

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  46. this is a cute bathing suit :) you look hot girl! it's actually something i'd consider wearing and im quite particular about bikinis..nothing that is too sheer, revealing, or transparent ahh hahah! <33

    Joyce @carouselstreet.com

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  47. You look amazing! love this bikini :)

    Maydoll

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  48. you look so pretty!
    love it!

    xoxo,
    www.ananditapriscarini.blogspot.com

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  49. your body is pefect!
    what lens did you use for your photoshoot.
    they are stunning!

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  50. you have an amazing body! the bikini is super cute, lovely pictures.

    carol
    http://fashion-bells.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. :)

    Your bikini is amazing and I love your sunglasses,
    you look great. ;)

    dearmisscoco.blogspot.de

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  52. Oh really beautiful photoshoot sweetie!

    xoxo

    www.sakuranko.com

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  53. nice body. you are super pretty and thin <3

    http://ollyvialaura.blogspot.com/2013/04/say-all-i-need.html

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  54. You're soo beautiful and have such a gorgeous figure!! You should wear bikinis more often and show off your body ;)
    And super loving those sunnies of yours! I think I need to get some circle sunnies myself :)

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  55. You are lovely! I recently bought my first high-waisted bikini - though it's not the sexiest, i like the vintage inspired vibe and it's the best style for my body. I have a very long torso and short legs.
    You look awesome in this one.

    xo
    Ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  56. This is a perfect photo shoot and you look incredible. I am so happy you were able to do it despite being so nervous. I don't think it could possibly have turned out any better.

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  57. I wished I had your body, and very sweet bikini dear!
    Now I wanna have summer :)

    xx Laura from http://jumpers-and-coffee.blogspot.com

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  59. Izzie, they couldn't have a more beuatiful model for this Bikini shoot. I love the Bikini top, the detailing really let the breat appear very nicely.

    Ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  60. Stunning, pretty girl, you look amazing! I need to go work on my bikini body now!

    I usually look for a suit with good coverage (lining is a must) and low nip-slippage opportunity. Other than that just something that'll flatter my shape I guess! I just picked up a scalloped bikini with more of a balconet-ish shape from Topshop yesterday, which I've never tried before, hope it fits well!

    XO freshfizzle

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  61. What a beautiful bikini!, and really nice shots!
    I'm always looking for some things in specific when I go for a bikini, but then I end up felling in love with a random one so I forget my initial thoughts and just buy the one that catches my eyes


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  62. I thought nobody's perfect :/ not fair :p
    you're too pretty and sexy! I love you Izzy!! :D

    www.thefabulousgeek.blogspot.com

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  63. You rock this bikini! I'm so happy for you that you had an opportunity to shoot for Itsy Bitsy =) I'm sure it was hard work but definitely paid off. You look great! =D

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  64. Wow! You're so gorgeous! Do you have any tips for us in staying in shape? I just look for pretty designs when I'm bikini shopping. Also comfort and making sure it's on good so when I'm swimming nothing goes out of place lol

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  66. Really love this bikini on you!!!! I like to look for bikini that can cover up all my assets xD
    Contradicting to wearing bikini though.. HAHAHA
    http://gwennygwen.blogspot.sg

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