With the exception of Marc Jacobs, who doesn't have much of a problem stripping down to make a statement, most designers book models to star in their campaigns. We can't imagine Karl Lagerfeld sporting Chanel's little black jacket on the pages of a glossy — although it would be fabulous if he toted a 2.55 — without slightly cringing. Better yet, picture Valentino taking it off to try on one of his own couture creations; he's probably tan up, down, and all over.
What we have no issue thinking about, however, is a designer who's completely comfortable rocking a killer body in her own self-made bikini. Swimwear designer Tori Praver, whose 2013 resort collection is now available online, struts down the beach, rocking the high-waisted bikini bottoms and underwire bandeau tops offered in her own collection, which is dubbed "Ventus Scopis."
Though the name sounds like a spell straight out of Harry Potter, it actually means "wind swept" — an appropriate phrase to describe today's breezy weather. Praver was inspired by her beachside Maui roots, and we think she must have also taken a note from the world of botany: three of her pieces are named Poppy, Agave, and Sage, respectively. The tops and bottoms are made of neutral yellows, blues, and plums, making each piece look utterly dreamy.
Check out shots of Tori, looking just as gorgeous, here.
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