Wednesday, April 29, 2015

One-Piece Wednesday: Paulina Porizkova Swimsuit Calendars

I’ve been getting nostalgic for the old-school models, the 80s ladies who graced the pages of my first swimsuit issues.

A recent commenter reminded me about the Paulina Porizkova swimsuit calendars from the late 80s.

There was one in ’88 and one in ’89. I believe I had them both.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

We've Got Chrissy Pegged

This is pretty awesome.

It may be the part Chrissy was born to play.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy Birthday, Gigi Hadid

She’s—holy cow—twenty years old today.

She was just heralded by People magazine as one of the World’s Most Beautiful Women.

So let’s celebrate with a look back at her awkward teen years. Here’s 2014:

…and 2015.

Plus, some Swim Daily Polaroids revealed that she was a “Same Suit, Different Babe” twin with Hannah Davis her first year.

Hannah, in turn, shared this cute bikini bottom with Sara Sampaio.

It’s nice to see everyone getting along so well.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bonus Topless Tuesday: Kate Upton, 2011

ClickHole has paid tribute to Kate with this hilarious parody of “kid asks supermodel to prom” chestnut.

So in honor of that, let’s admire Kate from her rookie year.

Also: Heads up, Irina. Kate has quietly regained the lead in posts on this blog, 61-59.

Topless Tuesday: Jessica Gomes, 2013

Monday, April 20, 2015

Swingsuit Issue

Swimsuit models in hammocks. Why not?

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UPDATE, 5/20/18

I've been in a Myla Dalbesio mood, so I thought I'd update this three-year-old post with a hammock pic of her from the 2018 issue. (I also added her to my birds post.)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

One-Piece Wednesday: Stacey Williams, 1994

47 today.

You may have noticed that this blog has been primarily birthdays, Topless Tuesdays and One-Piece Wednesdays lately. Not much in the way of news or trivia.

Truth be told, I’m kind of dragging. I have always wanted this blog to contain some sort of (lighthearted) analysis, instead of just photos. But my well is pretty dry.

I’m going to wrap this thing up on June 1, the five-year mark of the first post. A half a decade is longer than any rational person would have thought they could devote a blog to this topic, so I feel I’ve done a good job with the concept.

I’m going to try to let the 2016 swimsuit issue happen to me organically. Unlike the last few years, this year I’m not planning to scour Bellazon and other sites for clues as to who’s in, who’s out, and who the rookies will be. Who knows, I may even stop visiting Swim Daily so much. Maybe it will be like the old days, when I wasn’t even sure when the magazine was coming out. Then all of a sudden, bam—a bunch of new photos on the newsstand.

Anyway, here’s a bonus Stacey one-piece from 1996.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015


Christie Brinkley apparently got attacked by a bird the other day. Black eye, hospital visit, the whole nine yards.

Let us look at some happier model/bird moments from the swimsuit issue. We covered parrots already, but there are so many other species to represent.

First, let’s get Christie on the path to rehabilitation.

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UPDATE, 5/20/18

I've been in a Myla Dalbesio mood, so I thought I'd update this three-year-old post with a pic of her posing with flamingos in the 2018 issue. (I also added her to my hammocks post.)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Birthday, Paulina Porizkova

My pick for fourth greatest swimsuit model of all time (and SI's pick for #10) is the big five-oh today.

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Fun Easter egg: This strip of fabric she's using to tie back her ponytail? That's her bikini top.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

One-Piece Wednesday: Ana Paula Lemes, 2000

I know nothing about this one-hit wonder, but I know I love a shiny one-piece.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Birthday, Aline Nakashima

This Japanese/Brazilian/Spanish/Portuguese beauty is a girl I wish I had featured more on this blog.

Though her birth date is inconsistent even on her own Wikipedia page, I believe the consensus is that she's 33 today.

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Bonus, non-SI bikini video from her website:

Aline Nakashima | Beach Dream from Mediatropics on Vimeo.