June 2008

I just read a story about a 10 year old boy who died of “dry drowning.”  I have never heard of this before. We all know water is a hazard, but I didn’t know somewhat could die hours after a water incident on dry land.  The statistics vary, but somewhere between 15-20% of individuals who drown have what is called dry drowning. This is specifically a laryngospasm in response to water just starting to be taken into the lungs. It is a natural physiological mechanism for the larynx to spasm, stopping the water from entering the lungs. There is no evidence at this time to suggest that these individuals, since they do not have water in their lungs, would be better off treatment-wise, than others who do have water in their lungs, contrary to popular opinion. Treatment for these individuals remains the same as in a drowning incident, to get oxygenation to their lungs to get them to start breathing again.  In a nutshell, It’s basiclly a delayed reaction to aspirating a large amount of water while swimming.

Anyone else ever heard of this?


Safe to Say Jessica Simpson can quit her day job : ) — If she ever decides to give up singing it’s for sure she can be a swimwear designer!

Jessica Simpson recently launched a swimwear line. She already has a skincare empire, hair extensions line and a shoe and clothing line. Now that’s an entrepreneur!

Flirty prints, sexy cuts, girly touches and smokin’ one-pieces reflect what we’d expect the singer to wear herself.

The new line includes all kinds of sexy bathing suits, from skin-bearing tiny two-piece bikinis to the more modest but tasteful one-piece suits. Color and texture were key ingredients in the Simpson swimwear success.

I have to say, I like her styles.  Guess you’d have to say her line will be a swimming success. 


The pink highwaisted bikini by Ujena allows more coverage and control to the stomach and rear. This full coverage bikini will make you look slim, trim and sexy. The lipstick pink twisted Halter Top and Banded Bottoms support your curves in all the right places. Perfect for all body types and extra sexy on fuller figures. Or in a movie.

Samantha ( Kim Cattrall) slipped on a high-waisted black bikini in “Sex and the City: The Movie” in the scene where she walks her dog and stumbles upon her male neighbor taking an outdoor shower.

“I think Kim looked great in her high-waisted bikini; it really flattered
her womanly, curvaceous figure and complemented her chic sense of style,” said Franceska Luther, creative director of Myla, whose pearl g-string was worn by Cattrall’s Samantha on the TV show.

The high-waisted style heralds back to the full bottoms that graced such beauty icons as Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Reynolds or even Gidget. The retro glamour look is a key fashion influence that is set to be around for a while as it is both flattering and very fashionable,” Luther said.

High-waisted suits usually appeal to older women, but Delia’s —a trendy haven for tweens, teenagers and 20-somethings—is selling boy shorts (now on sale for $9.99) along with other retro patterned and style retro swimsuits..

Shoshanna Gruss, designer and owner of the Shoshanna clothing line, known for cuts that accommodate curves, said successfully wearing the style depends on your body and personality. “They are great for women who want to conceal their midsection or for someone with a terrific shape who is looking for something a little different from a fashion perspective.”

But don’t worry if you don’t have a celebrity’s body head to toe, said Tara Stewart, market editor for More magazine. “The swimsuit style draws your eyes upward to better assets.” “Just get the correct measurements of your bust, torso and waist,” she added. Then: “Put confidence behind it so you can pull it off.”

It always gets back to confidence doesn’t it? : )

Surfer Dude

According the Associate Press, Matthew McConaughey hey hey was protected by some territorial surfers the other day.   A paparazzo trying to photograph Matthew McConaughey at the beach told police he was attacked by a mob of surfers who threw his camera in the ocean.    The 29-year-old photojournalist told sheriff’s deputies that a large group of  surfers near Paradise Cove in Malibu approached him and other paparazzi about 2  p.m. Saturday and demanded the group stop taking pictures and filmingSurfindude

“There was apparently a fight, and the photographer gave a statement
that he received injuries,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve
Whitmore said Sunday. Detectives are investigating, he said.

McConaughey was not involved in the attack, authorities said.  A call to McConaughey’s publicist was not immediately returned.

The celebrity Web site TMZ.com posted a video Sunday showing about a dozen young men in swimsuits approaching what appears to be a group of paparazzi and yelling and swearing at them.  A scuffle breaks out after one of the photographers exchanges insults with the group and at first refuses their orders to leave.  “I’ll give you a thousand bucks if you leave right now,” one of the young men in swimsuits tells the photographers.  Another shoves a photographer filming the scene, and still another says, “We’ll draw a line in the beach, and we’ll fight for the beach. If you guys win, you can have the beach.”  When one member of the group shouts at a photographer, “Get a … real job,” the photographer replies, “This is a real job. What do you do?”   The man replies: “I just drink beer and party.”

Moondoggie would be so proud  :  )

Did you know what the latest craze in Britain is? It’s called dipping. First, people use Google Earth to find houses that have large outdoor pools, then they organize parties using Facebook or other similar social networking sites before they gatecrash. Interestingly the police are advising pool owners to be careful. Well with social networking sites booming, it appears the craze is spreading.

So not cool …..

The Gold Swimsuit of 1951Just came across a very
interesting and unique site today called Lileks. It’s a great historical trip down memory lane with pictures and info about swimsuits through the ages. From swim caps, to gold lame to leather and now. Here’s a sampling of his work:

Here we have Betty Koch at the Outdoor Ceramic Tile Testing Grounds, modeling “the 24 carat.” The copy reminds women that it is better to dress up in the color of a historically stable medium of exchange than pursue an individual career:

“All that glitters here is gold. It’s gold lastex woven in a diamGold Swimsuit of todayond pattern. This is the kind of suit that makes man see stars at high noon. The suit costs $60.00 but is guaranteed to make your figure your fortune. In fact it does more for a girl than money in the bank.”

Really, that’s what it says. When did money in the bank buy you a drink, complain about its wife, get cigar ash on your dress and grope you in the taxi? 

Compare yesterday’s suit with that of today : )

If you like the itsy bitzy bikini — you are unique — retro one pieces are in, but like anything else, theres a time and place for everything.

Cotton Candy Ruffled Thong at Get Go Swimwear

Sweet as candy! Playful ruffles and thong bottom gives you the best of both worlds, innocent and sexy all in one. Sliding triangle top can be adjusted to fit you just right while thong bottoms are great for laying out in the sun!

Very similar to Kate Hudson’s Thong (found at Fame Crawler and Fashion Mag)

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