SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
Sign-up for our newsletter and be entered in a contest to win two Skye swimsuits and one cover-up!
Two winners will be chosen and will enjoy a weekend's worth of Skye Swimwear. You must sign up before May 2st, 2012, must be a resident of Canada or the United States, and be over 18 years of age to be eligible to win.
A drawing will take place on May 7th, 2012 and winners will be notified by May 9th. Two winners will be chosen at random from all of the contestants that signed up, and will be notified via email. They will have 2 weeks from the time they receive the email from us to confirm their mailing address, style choices* and size. If they do not respond to our email within 2 weeks, another winner will be chosen in their place.
Winners will be responsible for providing Skye Swimwear with the size they would like their chosen items in, and cannot return or exchange the items once they are shipped out.
*(Winners may choose among styles that are in stock at the time. Skye Swimwear does not guarantee the availability of all items in our collection at that time. A Skye Swimwear representative will provide winners with a list of available styles to chose from and do their best to guide them through the style selection process.)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
Ever wonder where our wonderful swimwear designers get their inspiration for each season’s unique collection?
In addition to following swimwear and resort trends on beaches and at poolsides in the world’s top vacation spots, they are also on the lookout for emerging developments in both street fashion and runway style.
This week’s trend report looks at leopard print in fashion and it’s inspiration behind our Survivor swimwear collection for 2012.
Above: Skye Swimwear "Survivor" leopard print collection 2012
Above: Dolce & Gabbana's gorgeous leopard print dresses from it's Spring 2011 collection
Cavalli Campaign featuring Gisele Bundchen in head-totoe leopard print
Left: GIovanna Battaglia spotted in leopard shoes & tights, Right: Shiona Turin in purple leopard print at Paris Fashion Week
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
Winter is right around the corner whether we like it or not, so we thought we'd share a few tips for staying healthy and happy this year.
1. Sleep more
Most people require between 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night, however it is argued that most North Americans get a measly 6 and a half on average. Work, familial obligations, stress and other things contribute to the buildup of sleep debt, and compounded with the shorter and darker days during the winter, it’s easy to feel chronically tired as a result. It’s okay to require a little extra sleep in the winter like our cousins in the animal kingdom, so get in a few more hours a week guilt-free. You’ll feel a lot better.
2. Get some sun!
We aren’t telling you to sizzle like a turkey under dangerous tanning bed lights, but do make sure you take in enough sunlight to keep your mood and energy levels up. SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) debilitates many northerners and is a huge cause of low energy and depression during winter months. If you can spend some time outside in the sunshine, that’ll help a lot. Light therapy is also a great way to counteract the winter blues.
3. Hit the Spa
Most big cities have at least a couple of wonderful Scandinavian style spas where you can sit back and relax for the day. Whether or not you are into heating up in a sauna and jumping straight into ice-cold water, you’ll still have the chance to lounge around in your favorite swimsuit and a cozy robe for a whole day. After a few hours of doing nothing, we suggest you garnish the experience with a guilt-free dinner by the fireplace at a home-style restaurant nearby.
Dress for the weather and play outdoors! Skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snow man building and tobogganing are all wonderful activities that can only be taken advantage of in the wintertime. If you dress right and really bundle up (and this is probably the only time we will suggest you don’t dress in your favorite Skye swimsuit), you will actually be able to enjoy the winter for all of its hidden charms. Plus the extra activity will keep you fit through the months that most people tend to hibernate in.
5. Keep your vitamin D levels up
Humans get 90% of the vitamin D they need naturally through the skin’s exposure to the sun. Unfortunately, most people who live in northern climates are vitamin D deficient at some point in the year. Studies show that vitamin D deficiency is linked to significantly higher rates of many forms of cancer‚ as well as heart disease‚ osteoporosis‚ multiple sclerosis and many other conditions. So it’s important to either get 15 minutes of sunshine a day or consume vitamin D through food or supplements.