New York native Candace Skye left the big city for warmer shores when she moved to the sexy swimwear hub of Miami to launch her eponymous line of bikinis. Here, we talk confidence and shaking to Shakira with the Sunshine State designer:
What sparked the creation of your line?
I am in love with fashion and being a woman. I wanted to create a line that can make others feel confident and look amazing.
What kind of girl wears Candace Skye?
The women that wear Candace Skye are fashion forward, confident, fun and sexy.
What is your favorite piece from your current collection?
My favorites for this season are “Jungle Pink” and “Forever Yours." They are both bold looks that will turn heads and the colors look great on all complexions.
Who is your favorite swimwear icon?
Brigitte Bardot – she was far ahead of her time and wasn’t afraid to push the envelope. She was the most famous person to wear a bikini when people thought that it was too sexual. She helped to bring bikinis to the mainstream.
What song best represents your line?
Anything by Shakira or Rihanna. Their songs are about confidence and being who you are regardless, all while making you shake your hips.
Whats in your beach bag right now?
FOAM Magazine, sunblock, water and Aviators.
Whats the most fun you've had while wearing a swimsuit?
It doesn’t get any better then laying out in South Beach with a cocktail and watching the fun, flirty colors and styles of the fashionistas in Miami. I have such a hard life!
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