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Tag Archives #BeachBodyNotSorry

• Beach Geisha •

01 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Swimsuit: Cactus (via navabi)
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior” Tribal Earrings
Alternatives: Miraclesuit swimsuit,
ASOS scarf

We’re getting closer to the finish of my → #BeachBodyNotSorry series – I hope you’re not bored or getting annoyed because I still got at least one look left (and another swimsuit is still on its way!). But today it’s all about me playing geisha at the beach. :)

Unfortunately, my swimsuit is not available anymore, but I found a great alternative at ASOS from → Miraclesuit. Also, my “beach towel” is only a piece of fabric that I tied to a little skirt. The umbrella was a gift at an event by Kenzo, Givenchy and Fendi (and great on their rooftop terrace on a sunny afternoon) – since I was already adding kind of a Japanese touch to my swimsuit with my skirt, I just thought, “why not?” and brought the umbrella with me for my little transformation. ;) I tried to be as dignified and delicate as a real geisha (I really admire their beautiful art and dedication to it!) even though it looks a little clumsy, reminding myself that I’m plus-sized, haha! ;)

Anyways, I liked the idea of joining another movement of the curvy community called #dropthetowel (I won’t link the Instagram tag page as some guys didn’t really get the point…), and even though I already mentioned my little thigh problem in my last beach body post, here’s my thighs and butt in full bloom, just for you. No retouching, no removing of any flaws – just me. And you know what? I feel beautiful. Just like a geisha.

• Jungle •

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04 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Kimono: Sonia Rykiel x H&M (2009)
Bikini Top:
Agent Provocateur “Lexxi”
Bikini Bottoms: H&M+
Hat: Comma
Earrings: Vintage
Bracelets: Hermès, SIX
Alternatives: ASOS kimono,
ASOS Curve bikini bottoms,
ASOS Curve bikini bottoms,
ASOS earrings

Hello Diva! :) Just making fun, this hat kind of brings out the diva in me, but the whole look is somehow cruise-chic, right? ;) Unfortunately, this spot has nothing to do with a glamorous cruise through the Caribbean but some ice-cold water in a park. With bad lighting so you can see my crater-cellulite thighs. But even though I’m mentioning them and some might think that I do so because I feel bad about them, it’s more because I want to say: it’s okay. My skin down there is not perfect. My thighs are huge, and so are my hips and my butt – it’s kind of a family problem and not that easy to just get rid of through exercise. I’ve got some bad lipedema and to be honest: I don’t like it. Yes, there’s something about my body that I don’t like – this doesn’t mean that I’m not “body positive” anymore. Of course I love myself, I even love my legs even though they’re not the most beautiful part about me (plus, again: the lighting is so not flattering!). I’m allowed to find some imperfections and not feel good about them.
But: is this a reason to hide them? I won’t jump into the water wearing long pants. Definitely not. For some, my thighs may be disgusting, others may think that I’m brave because I’m even posting pictures of me showing them, others may not even notice my cellulite – maybe because I’m still confident about my body. It’s okay to have some flaws. I’ve accepted my legs and I’m fine with them.
And that’s why I’ll now stop talking about them and change the topic to this gorgeous bikini: it’s a freestyle thing as the top is from Agent Provocateur and the bottoms from H&M+. I knew I’d never fit into the actual bottoms from Agent Provocateur, so I came up with the idea to do some black and white combo and this is it. Black high-waist pants plus a very special white top (I love it so much!). Add the cruise chic with a huge striped hat and a sheer kimono for even more glam and you’re good to go – for a real cruise or just some splish-splash fun at the park. Feel free to wear whatever you want, whenever you want. :*

• Wet Look •

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05 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Top: H&M
Bikini Top: Triangl
Bikini Bottom: H&M
Alternatives: Vero Moda top,
Bikini Bar bikini top, ASOS Curve
bikini bottom

In my → #BeachBodyNotSorry series, I wanted to do something more experimental and sensual. Experimental especially in terms of make-up – I really miss doing creative stuff, so I took the chance and did something different for this rather simple “outfit”. Of course, the focus is on my beach body too – this time, I’m wearing an absolutely normal bikini. Actually, we could have shot a few pictures without the top, but as this was my styling idea for the shooting, I totally forgot to do it. Anyways, you can see what’s underneath, and this time I’m showing even more than in my → Kimono post.

I’ve been thinking about why I’m doing this series and came to the conclusion that the main reason is to share pictures of a normal body. I don’t even know since when image processing exists. But it’s been far too long that we’ve only gotten to see photoshopped pictures. Pictures of beautiful women that shouldn’t be retouched. Women who have “flaws” like us. The media want us to forget what actual bodies look like and to feel ugly when we first look at their pictures and then have a look in the mirror. They want us to believe that we’re not good enough, that we have to change to be a better version of ourselves – to be beautiful. Thinking about this makes me angry and I’m even more upset when I remember that so many women really believe in what our society says. Truth is: the models may be thinner, fitter and their skin firmer, but they’re not “perfect” at all. First: perfection is relative, it’s defined by us all individually. Second: half of it (and “it” being what we see in magazines and so on) is a lie. I remember seeing a video online where someone used Photoshop to change the picture of a pizza slice into a sexy and skinny woman – even though it might be a joke and not real, the power of such programs is infinite. Third: not everyone’s a model.

What we need is more unretouched pictures. We need to see bodies as they are. With stretch marks, cellulite, scars, asymmetrical boobs, pale skin and any so-called “imperfection”. It’s not wrong to have flaws – it’s wrong to believe that we’re supposed to be flawless and call ourselves ugly!

• Take me to the Beach •

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08 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Dress: H&M
Bikini: Triangl / H&M+
Sunglasses: Chloé “Carlina”
Alternatives: ASOS dress,
Pistol Panties bikini, Quay Australia sunglasses

Spending some time at the beach has become my favorite activity in summer (before we moved to Hamburg, we didn’t have beaches around, so this is pretty new for me!). I really enjoy the sand between my tippy-toes, the cold water on my legs and the sun on my skin while wearing my bikinis and swimsuits. Also, beachwear is something very cool and today’s beach dress is definitely the most beautiful one I own. :)

I love the sheer parts that let my bikini shine through, the loose cut, the flared sleeves and the lace-up cleavage.

We shot these pictures at the Finkenriek beach, it’s a small one next to a railway line, that’s why this beach is probably not one of Hamburg’s favorites – it’s pretty loud when a train goes by. Anyways, I don’t really care. A beach is a beach and there’s bamboo, sand and refreshing water (but please don’t try to swim there – the current is pretty bad and dangerous!), so: enjoy! :)