• #BeachBodyNotSorry | sheego •

• #BeachBodyNotSorry | sheego •

16 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Wolf-Dieter Schmidt
» Röttenbach
Swimsuit: Lascana (via sheego)
Earrings: Dior “Mise en Dior”
In cooperation with sheego.

I’m finally able to show you another #BeachBodyNotSorry look – this time in cooperation with sheego. I wrote → an article for their magazine in which you can find some tips about confidence at the beach. Since the article is in German, I translated my three tips for you:

1 • Yes, people will be watching you. But maybe they’re not even thinking badly about you? They may think your bikini/swimsuit looks nice, maybe they think you’re a beautiful person, or maybe they’re asking themselves why they didn’t dare to go to the beach like this yet. Sure, there will be some of them thinking very bad things about you, but especially as long as they’re not saying anything, you really shouldn’t care!

2 • If you already know that you won’t feel good in a bikini, there’s no sense in forcing you to wear it. People will notice that you’re not happy. I’m sure you’ll feel better wearing a tankini or swimsuit and if that’s still too naked for your own taste, a cute pareo/beach towel is a great and handy idea to give you a little more confidence – and you can wrap them in so many different ways! You can find a lot of tutorials on YouTube.

3 • The sun is shining, it’s hot outside, everybody wants to cool down and have fun. And that’s what everybody’s concerned about – you may think that everybody’s watching you and making up their minds about you and even gossip secretly or say something very unpleasant that the whole beach could hear, but the truth is: everybody’s so much self-involved that the majority of people around you absolutely don’t care what you’re wearing and how you look. In the end, unfortunately (!) every woman at the beach is thinking the same and doesn’t want to make a bad impression. There’s no space left for a single thought about you and your body at the beach.
But I really need to add to this point that I find it really sad that we’re so much fixated on pleasing others – this should never be our priority number one, especially not at the beach! Enjoy your life and summer!

P.S.: I’ve still got some beachwear here to be photographed! If you’re a photographer in the Erlangen/Nürnberg area, please drop me a line, I’m currently looking for new people to work with me! :)

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• Recap & Thoughts | #BeachBodyNotSorry 2016 •

• Recap & Thoughts | #BeachBodyNotSorry 2016 •

It’s already pretty cold outside but I still want to quickly talk about this year’s #BeachBodyNotSorry project and have a look at the beach outfits I wore this season. I kind of felt that plus-sized beach bodies were more present than ever in 2016. Of course there were a few very important moments like → Ashley Graham on the cover of “Sports Illustrated” or the most recent → “All Woman Project” launched by Clementine Desseaux and Charli Howard (featuring some amazing beach wear by Phylyda – I hope I can work with this brand next year!). But we also had bloggers showing their beach bodies everywhere and it makes me proud to say that I’m a part of this – again.

Unfortunately, this time I couldn’t show as many looks as → last year – on the one hand, there simply was a lack of new beach wear (I just didn’t want to wear everything again, but neither did I want to spend loads of money on new stuff – cause our summer in Germany isn’t long enough to hoard uncountable masses of bikinis and swimsuits), on the other hand, I missed almost 90% of our summer because I was very sick. Even beginning to shoot before the start of the official beach season wasn’t that helpful, so I only managed to do five looks (plus two “covered” beach styles, meaning: one with a kaftan and another one wearing transparent stuff over my bikini).

So let’s recap my #BeachBodyNotSorry looks of 2016…

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• Rio •

• Rio •

6 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Swimsuit: H&M
Beach Towel: Aragem Rio
Hat: Bits And Pieces
Earrings: COR:TT “Cube Rock”

Well, not exactly Rio, but the good old dunes. And the title comes from the beach towel which I bought last year in Rio de Janeiro, at Aragem Rio. It has the most beautiful print, including typical forest and animal images from Brazil but also the “skyline” of Rio with Corcovado and Pão de Açúcar.

This is my last #BeachBodyNotSorry post for this year and at the same time my favorite – because it is so colorful and elegant. And then there’s the hat with my name on it. It was always difficult for me to get stuff with my name because Luciana isn’t really German (obviously, haha!) and therefore you can never find it on cups and other souvenirs. But there’s a lovely lady in Lebanon who makes these hats and was so kind to individualize one for me – not only could I choose the color but also what’s supposed to be written on it. If you have a look on Instagram, bloggers like to wear hats with “Out of Office” written on them or “Do not disturb” – I just wanted to finally own something with my name on it, so Luciana it was. ;) I’m so, so happy with this hat! Thank you again, Alia!

The swimsuit I’m wearing is already pretty old, I guess from 2010. It’s funny that it still fits (and that’s a size 42!). :) But it has always been one of my favorites, so I finally decided to wear it for the project, even though it’s not available anymore. I searched for similar swimsuits – here’s my selection:

So, back to #BeachBodyNotSorry – I’m pretty sad that I didn’t manage to do and blog more beach styles this year. Somehow the weather wasn’t good enough for my plans and then I was sick when I would have had the chance to do actual summer looks. I also didn’t buy new swimsuits and bikins and I didn’t want to show everything again (it’s different from normal outfits, you know what I mean…). But let’s just see what happens next year. :) If you want to see last year, just → click here or on the button in the sidebar on the right. I’ll also do another recap of this year and add a button for 2016. :)

By the way: I already talked about → the whole pump thing and it all being visible, and this time it’s my measuring system, the → FreeStyle Libre, which I put on my belly. I removed it from the photos because I felt it kind of distracted from the actual look, but you can still see it in the video. No biggie but I wanted to explain. ;) It’s still a part of me, but sometimes the artist in me feels annoyed by its appearance in the pictures. ;)

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• Cocoa •

• Cocoa •

6 - Lu zieht an.®

Photos: Falko Blümlein
Swimsuit: Drip Swimwear
Earrings: K.Jones
Bracelet: Hermès

This is currently my last → #BeachBodyNotSorry post of this year – I have nothing new left to shoot (at the moment, let’s see if this changes!)… I mean, if I lived in a super sunny country with beaches (and coconuts – oh, I miss them!), I’d probably spend all my money on beachwear. But since I live in Germany, in the north, where there isn’t really a long summer and, even though there are beaches, it’s not the same feeling as in Brazil, for example, I don’t want to spend too much money on stuff I wear only once or twice a year. So please forgive me that there’s only four of my beach posts this year – let’s just hope for more next year. ;) Of course, if you’re a beachwear designer and would like to be a part of the #BeachBodyNotSorry project, feel free to write me and we can work out a collaboration, maybe even still for this summer! ;)
Unfortunately, this time, we didn’t have enough time to create a nice video – the sun was already going down when we started to shoot and was gone when we finished our photo shoot. Also, the location wasn’t good enough to create a proper video. But since I don’t want to leave you completely without a video, I’m attaching a very short clip of me sitting in the sand. ;)

Today’s swimsuit is a very special piece. I had actually ordered it last year soon enough before flying to Brazil, but it didn’t arrive – only two and a half months later! Unfortunately, it was too cold back then to shoot it for the project – so I waited and now you can finally see this amazing wrap swimsuit, which you can wrap and tie in so many different ways! This is just one of them but it’s the one that works best for me.
Drip Swimwear offers a wide range of colors (even though many of them are sold out at the moment because there’s a 50% SALE going on) and three different sizes (petite, curvy and plus – I obviously chose plus for my swimsuit, because of my hips). My color, “cocoa”, was part of last year’s Resort Collection, so unfortunately, this one isn’t available anymore, but Drip Swimwear keeps coming up with new styles, so it doesn’t really matter if you miss one particular color. ;)

Another lovely piece to mention in today’s post – my earrings! Kendra is a self-taught jewelry artist and created her “Patina” line by processing the metal with different things like vinegar, ketchup, salt and barbecue sauce (I wonder if the earrings are as tasty as they sound, haha!) to create the stunning blue, green and golden marbled effect which, of course, is sealed to stay like this. I really like the story behind this little piece of art and of course I truly adore these beautiful earrings. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Finally, I want to mention that yes, this swimsuit isn’t the best piece of clothing to actually go swimming. It’s more of a pool party or “just looking good at the beach” piece – and great for a blog editorial. ;)

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