hip’tique hosts trunk show for l*space swimwear and stila cosmetics…

…this past weekend was absolutely gorgeous – 80 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, and all of our friends were either going to be beachfront or poolside. As I was so excited to get outside and drink up the sun, the first real weekend of Spring only means one thing…it’s time to shop for a new bikini!


trunk show


On Saturday, Hip’tique (you know how much I love this store in Santa Monica), was hosting a trunk show for L*Space swimwear – one of my absolute favorite bikini collections – so naturally, this was the first thing on my weekend agenda. Featuring the latest looks from Summer 2012, the color palette and body styles were beyond amazing. Needless to say, I wanted everything!


obsessed with dolly fringe in blue iris


a model wearing l*space in the window of hip'tique



customers shopping beautiful brights


love the detail


Monica Wise, creative director and designer of L*Space, kicked off the first day of the trunk show to help customers with personal fittings. I had the chance to meet her (she is so sweet!) and ask what the inspiration was for the collection. She told me she had spent time in the South of France really soaking up the culture and observing the locals. I must say, her inspiration translates perfectly – if I put on the Dolly Fringe Bandeau with a Tesserae print bottom, I could easily see myself on a beach in Cannes!


monica finds the perfect bikini


monica wise (l*space creative director/designer) and christine berardi (hip'tique owner)


Not only could you shop for bikinis, but Stila Cosmetics was also at the trunk show offering mini makeovers to attain the perfect look for Summer.  Stila, another fave of mine, collaborated with L*Space in creating a “fresh off the beach” travel palette to compliment the Summer 2012 swimwear collection. Colors like conch, de soleil, sunset and palm beach (hand picked by L*Space designer Wise) are a part of the compact and compliment all skin tones – giving bikini beauties a beachy glow.


beach beauty


makeup consultation


l*space mini mag


After a morning of beauty and bikini shopping, it was definitely time to go soak up the sun. The cutie boyfriend and I put the top down and drove up PCH to our friend’s house in Malibu. Since we couldn’t go to Cannes, this was our version of an immediate vacation. A beautiful beach day with friends, a glass of bubbly, AND amazing L*Space bikinis – what more could a girl ask for!


xx…btq girl



hip’tique boutique: www.hiptique.com

l*space swimwear: www.lspace.com

stila cosmetics: www.stilacosmetics.com


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