Hi everyone, do I have something fun for you today.
I was contacted by the husband-and-wife team that runs Popina Swimwear, a small retro swimwear boutique in Portland. When I personally am out in nature I’m more likely to be found hiking on a trail or camping than playing in the water on a beach, so I declined to do a review… and one of you lucky readers get to benefit from that!
So what does that mean? You could win one of any of the swimsuits featured on the Popina web site. That’s right, it’s a giveaway!
If you like to be a more covered up (like me!) they have the Retro Sadie, modeled after a 1940s sun suit, a retro halter inspired by the 1950s, or more modern tankinis. Vintage fans will also recognize the Jantzen swimwear styles, too! They are some of my personal favorites of all time. (Esther Williams, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe all wore Jantzen swimsuits at one point or another… doesn’t the Jantzen Vamp Maillot look familiar?) They also have a few styles of their Seafolly Swimwear, which is kind of like the Retro Sadie meets Jantzen, as well as other one-piece vintage swimwear that’s inspired by various decades past. And don’t worry, those of you who like two-piece suits will find plenty of options, too.
Seriously, there are just so many cute styles! Polka dots, solids, patterns… sure has me longing for summer!
What I really like about Popina and why I was happy to do a giveaway for them is that it’s a small business, started by owner Pamela Levenson, who got her start in the garment industry. Pamela later followed her dream to open up a swimwear boutique. I love stories like that. (Hello budding sewists out there, this could be you some day!)
Here’s a little more about the inspiration behind Popina:
Popina Swim is swimwear inspired by the past and the great woman who wore them. Born from a vacation to the Mexican Rivera, one of the first swim suit styles was created because Pamela could not find a fashionable swimsuit that fit and flattered. Pamela has always had a passion for styling of the past (40’s and 50’s in particular) and the swimwear is no exception. Reaching back to those areas Pamela has created styles with the influence of days gone by but with the modern convenience of today’s fabric innovations and bathing suit construction. What’s great about Popina Swim is that you can be active or just relax on the beach in style. You will find Popina Swim somewhere between the Copacabana of the 40’s and Ipanema today.
Now if you’re sipping on a Mai Tai or a Scorpion and dreaming of warm, sunny beaches with clear blue water and white sand, you’re ready to enter!
How to enter the giveaway
1. Go to the Popina Swimwear web site. Pick which swimsuit you’d like to win (one-piece or two-piece), and come back and leave a comment on this post saying which one.
2. Please include your email address in your comment if it’s not obvious on your blog.
3. You can get up to 2 extra entries by doing any of the following: follow Popina on Twitter, like them on Facebook (um, I’ll trust you on that as I don’t use Facebook, lol), pin a swimsuit from their web site onto Pinterest, or post about this giveaway on the social media outlet of your choice, linking to this post. Then come back and leave a comment saying which of those you did, with a link. If you do two, leave two separate comments.
Easy, right? Better yet, this giveaway is open to anyone in the world!
The giveaway will close Sunday, April 7th at 7pm Central time so get your entries in. The winner will be selected at random by yours truly.