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Warm weather, basking in the sun and relaxing on scenic beaches are among the reasons people have for buying swimsuits. Other reasons include aquatic fitness and swimming competitions. People have different bodies and a suit that looks fantastic on one person may not be flattering on someone else. Fortunately, there are several types of suits that shoppers can choose from.

Selecting the right swimsuit will have a positive effect on your performance and ensures that you always look your best. Swimsuits have evolved over the years and feature designs that enhance the shape of the body as well as overall performance during competitions.

Choosing Swimwear

In order for you to be able to choose appropriate swimwear, you need to determine its purpose. Swimsuits are typically used for two main functions that include athletic pursuits or competitions and fun or leisure.

Before you purchase a suit, it is also important to decide the type that will be most comfortable by figuring out the style and size according to the purpose of the suit. Considering the wide variety of swimsuits that are available, these are pertinent decisions.

Size

Knowing the size of the swimwear Australia you want to get is essential for identifying a suit that is both visually appealing and comfortable. You can use a measuring tape to find the right size. Make sure that the tape is not tight while you take the measurements. The tape should be straight to achieve a snug fit when measuring.

Women usually need to measure the waistline, bust area and torso. For men the key measurement is the waistline. Most children will comfortably fit into swimwear sizes that correspond to the current size of their clothing.

Swimsuits for Athletics

Athletic swimwear focuses on the fabric rather than fashion. Swimwear for athletes should consist of high quality materials to ensure that the suit is durable and resistant to the effects of chlorine. Athletic swimwear should ideally be snug enough to create a weightless effect for the swimmer and improve performance.

Men

Spandex and Speedo are popular choices for men because they provide support and sufficient coverage. The suits are designed to mold or conform to the body and facilitate smoother movements as a person swims through the water.

Women

  • Choosing women’s suits for competitions and athletics involves picking the right fabric, style and sizing.
  • The suit will usually be more compressive than a typical fashion swimsuit to enhance speed and aid optimum performance. A snug fit across the area of the bust is crucial for support.
  • There are different styles of women’s swimsuits and emphasis is placed on how comfortable you feel and look. Most swimsuits contain spandex for strength and durability.

Swimsuits for Leisure

A major factor when selecting swimsuits for leisure is style. Individuals have different shapes and preferences regarding the type of look they want. Men’s choices range from swimming trunks to Speedo with varying extents of coverage. Women often need to determine their body shape when shopping for a suit. Whether you are an hourglass, apple, inverted triangle or rectangle shape, there is a swimsuit for every size and shape.

 

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Bonnie Comley, ART TO WARE and ChaShaMa Present Nothing to Wear

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Until April 30th Bonnie Comley, ART TO WARE and ChaShaMa Present Nothing to Wear in Port Authority’s 41st Street building.

Bonnie Comley and Anita Durst

Bonnie is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer. She has, also, won an Olivier Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her stage productions. She is on the Board President of The Drama League as well as a full member of The Broadway League and the Audience Engagement and Education Committee.

Nothing to Wear

Comley has produced over 40 films, winning five Telly Awards and one W3 Award. She is the founder and CEO of BroadwayHD, the world’s premier online streaming platform delivering over 300 premium live productions to theatre fans globally. Now she is an artist presenting her work at ART TO WARE (A2W) a wearable Art Gallery that curates up-cycled, hand-made, one-of-a-kind statement pieces to be seen, loved and taken home!

Bonnie Comley and Lelie Ware

Founded in 2021 by Lesley Ware, this Black-owned and women-run small business carries small-batch, socially conscious, up-cycled, and locally-made wearables and gifts. A2W curates an environment of creativity, acceptance, and collaboration within a dynamic retail setting that showcases the work of artists, designers, and creative visionaries.

Making this all happen is ChaShaMa and Anita Durst who helps create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate. Currently, they present 150 events a year, have workspace for 120 artists, and have developed 80 workshops in under served communities. They award 11 million worth of real estate to artists, subsidizes 300 artist work spaces, provide over 215 free art classes, gives 200 artists free space to present and upport over 75 businesses with free space.

Nothing to Wear is a provocative look at our relationship with our clothing choices as it pertains to our self image, fast fashion and textile waste. It challenges the fashion industry to create an alternative to current business models and the global appetite for consumption and asks viewers to question dress codes like the current policing of women in political office.

Jose Febrillet from Port Authority

 

 

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FAO Schwarz Launches Teddy Bear for enCourage Kids Fundraising

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This is the cuddly gift that keeps giving.

FAO’s flagship store in the heart of New York City has launched the sale of a new look on Teddy with an enCourage Kids’ partnership. The high-quality plush toy is for the Send a Smile, Send a Bear program. Right now, Teddy is on sale at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Teddy will soon be able to help even more pediatric patients navigate the stress of treatment, illness, and hospitalization. The program also delivers stuffed animal bears to hospital partners nationwide to help pediatric patients navigate the stress of treatment, illness, and hospitalization.

FAO’s motto is to be a source of wonder for each new generation, along with being a relentless supporter of quality and innovation in the life of every child. enCourage Kids envision a world where every child experience joy, hope and emotional healing along their medical journey. Together, we look forward to providing each child with this Bear, the ultimate symbol of hope, strength and courage.

Since 1985, enCourage Kids Foundation has helped humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the child life community. Serving more than one million children annually, enCourage Kids is focused on making hospitals a better place to get better.

 

Photos by Mychal Watts

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Miniso Launches A Pop-Up in Times Square Complementing Their Flagship Store

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The flagship Miniso store in Times Square is on the corner of 42nd Street and 7th. Now there is a pop-up situated next to the Disney Store at 1540 Broadway. This shop will remain open for a year as a plushie and IP heaven, with products including Sanrio, Snoopy, Winnie the Pooh, and Minions. It s the perfect store for teens, tweens and those who love cute, practical products that relish the child within.

I decided to go shopping in the store and bought the following: These adorable Sally “Peanuts Sock”, which are super soft and comfortable ($6.99)

Some fabulous facial masks ($2.99 – $5.99) and will definitely be back for more.

Easter Egg Q-Tips ($3.99). These were a great buy.

 A Sanrio wireless speaker ($25.99), that I have yet to have made work, though it is adorable.

And my favorite purchase Hello Kitty sticky roller ($6.99). This is one of the best I have ever used. I have a long haired white cat and this really does the job.

Miniso is continuing to expand rapidly around the world, particularly in the US where it now has 120 stores in more than 20 states.

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Easter Gifts: Just Bee’s Lilac Candle and A Toothbrush and Paste That Will Change Your Life

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Going to brunch, lunch or dinner at someone’s house, for me alway entails bringing a gift. For Easter, I have the perfect suggestion. I just tried Just Bee’s Lilac Candle and am so impressed. This candle packs a scent that just by being open, sends that timeless fragrance wafting through my apartment bringing in that essence of springtime. Hints of rose, vanilla, honey and jasmine add to the aroma so that the room smells like a country garden. Made from natural soy wax, organic coconut oil and beeswax you get up to 20 hours of clean burning with 3.5oz ($15.98), 40 hours with 7oz($21.98) and 70 hours with the 13oz ($28.98).

They also have a Pomegranate and Lemon Rind and Ginger Pamplemousse, I can’t wait to try.

With all those Easter treats, the next item on my must have list is the tooth brush and tooth paste by Mouthwatchers. Created by Doctor Plotka, this manual toothbrush offers a breakthrough in oral care. First the bristles are silver infused, which naturally eliminate 99% of bacteria, viruses and fungi within 6 hours. The bristles are also dual-layered, which means they are 10x thinner than leading brands and as thin as a human hair at the tip. They reach places other brushes miss and deep into grooves where 95% of cavities form. The best part ($9.73) for two.


This company also makes the best tooth paste. Doctor Plotka’s 100% Naturally Sourced Whitening Toothpaste is an all-in-one flouride-free formula. The tooth paste, whitens with silica and hydroxyapatite which lowers the risk of erosion and restores your teeth to their natural whiteness. It uses organic propolis, a natural honeybee product known for its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, reduces the risk of cavities, gum sensitivity and plaque build-up. With mineral-rich thermal spring Water, sourced from France, is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits which can soothe irritation. The organic mint gives your mouth and breath long-lasting freshness. Best yet, 100% of ingredients are sourced from natural origins. This tube is fully recyclable and made with 44% post-consumer recycled materials. I found this tooth paste the best I have ever used and am now hooked.

 

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What’s Best for Diamond Rings – Gold or Sterling Silver?

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Diamond rings are the very embodiment of grace and cherished remembrance. However, selecting the most suitable metal – either gold or sterling silver – to match these precious stones may not be a walk in the park because of several variables. Each metal has its unique attributes and considerations. To settle this matter, let us talk about what gold and sterling silver offer when it comes to diamond rings for women.

The Classic Elegance of Gold

For quite some time now, gold has remained an unrivaled favorite in the world of diamond rings. Its inherent enchantment makes it a natural choice.

Durability and Patina

Gold is naturally soft but usually alloyed with metals such as copper, silver, or zinc in order to increase its resilience. This results in differing karat counts in gold jewelry, whereby 14k and 18k are commonly used for diamond rings because they offer a balance between long-lastingness and quantity of gold. With time, gold develops a rich patina, which many owners find attractive.

Versatility

Gold comes in yellow, white, and rose options, each with special appeal. Yellow gold adds warmth while providing brilliant contrast against the crisp brilliance of a diamond. On the other hand, white gold plated with rhodium improves the sparkle of diamonds, making them appear larger, whereas rose gold brings out the charm of a piece.

Price Factor

Gold has a luxury that comes with a higher price compared to sterling silver. Nevertheless, gold diamond rings can be a good investment, considering their durability, lifetime value, and inherent worth.

Sterling Silver: The Modern Muse

Despite gold’s dominance, sterling silver has trumped gold as an option for those who want understated elegance when it comes to diamond rings.

Sleek Aesthetics

The modern, sleek look of sterling silver makes it such a good match with diamonds. It glimmers beneath the shine of the diamond stones and gives them life through its bright, cool undertone. This attribute makes it perfect for people who prefer contemporary jewelry designs.

Durability

92.5% pure silver mixed with 7.5% of other metals (most commonly copper) forms a very tough sterling silver alloy that can withstand everyday use. Sometimes, though, when subjected to air and moisture, sterling silver may react by changing color, but this does not mean that it cannot be cleaned or polished back into its former glory.

Affordability

For budget-conscious jewelry fans, sterling silver is a relatively low-cost alternative that lets them own beautiful diamond rings without breaking the bank.

Choosing Between Gold and Sterling Silver

The right metal for your diamond ring ultimately depends on personal preferences, budget, and how much work you are ready to put into its maintenance. For example, if you have classic taste and don’t mind splurging some money on gold, invest in gold diamond rings.

On the contrary, if you prefer fashion-forward styles or want to spend less on purchasing your engagement ring, buying sterling silver will be the right move.

The Final Take

Ultimately, the choice of metal is a function of how the ring resonates individually. More often than not, diamond rings represent love and commitment, and this has much more value. However, gold and sterling silver diamond rings would be excellent keepsakes for any jewelry box.

Considering their peculiarities and thinking about your style and financial resources will make it easier to decide which metal will make your diamond ring sparkle the most.

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