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Eye On Design: Holiday Face Masks From Pomchies!

pomchies pom mask assortment photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

The Holiday Season is upon us and, as predicted, we’re still wearing face masks to keep ourselves and others safe from the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Masks are now a part of everyday life, so it makes sense that consumer mask design continuously evolves to create products that are more comfortable, effective, and — very important — stylish. Previously here on The ‘Gig, we reviewed a line of fashion and lifestyle accessories from Pomchies, a certified woman-owned company with an interesting back-story.

pomchies holiday hair scrunchies photo by gail
Pomchies Hair Scrunchies 3-Pack in Holiday Colors

Heather Logan Clark created Pomchies in 2002 out of a desire to utilize swimsuit material remnants from her previous swimwear company. All Pomchies products are created using the highest quality swimwear fabric that is durable, waterproof, washable, reasonably priced and also eco-friendly. Earlier in 2020, Pomchies launched its Pom Mask line in quick response to the need for comfortable, breathable facial masks at the onset of Covid-19, and the company is now celebrating the sale of two million masks in just seven months!

pom masks holly berry duo photo by gail worley
Pomchies Pom Mask 2-Pack in Seasonal Holly Berry Print and Coordinating Gold Fabric

Thanks to popular demand for these easy-wearing masks, Pomchies has released a line of fun and cheerful seasonal holiday masks for all ages. Worleygig received a few sets of these masks for review on the blog and we are loving them!

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Eye On Design: Burkini By Aheda Zanetti

Burkini
All Photos By Gail

The Burkini is an amalgamation of two different garments: the Burqa, a garment covering the face and body worn by Muslim women, and the two-piece Bikini bathing suit. Australian designer Aheda Zanetti designed the Burkini — trademarking it as the Burqini — in the early 2000’s to help her niece participate in school sports and beach culture, while adhering to Islamic modesty tenets. The ensemble combines loose leggings and a roomy tunic top with an attached, close-fitting head covering; colored stripes or transfers decorate the bust to further camouflage the body’s shape. The Burkini has proved popular not only with Muslim women but also with women from other cultural and religious backgrounds who feel disenchanted by other forms of swimwear, are concerned with modesty from other perspectives, or who wear it as a precaution against sun exposure.

Burkini Headpiece Detail
Burkini Headpiece Detail

Burkini Installation View

The Burkini has bean a lightning rod for larger tensions between Islamic and Western cultures. Since August 2016, following a terrorist attack in Nice, for example, some cities in southern France banned the garment on public beaches.

Photographed as Part of the Exhibit, Items: Is Fashion Modern, on View Through January 28th, 2018 at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Shark Attack Swim Suit!

Shark Attack Bathing Suit

Ouch! Talk about a conversation piece on the beach! The Sharkini one piece swim suit by Bad Aby Designs is made to order and sells for $100 (rush orders are available for an additional $50). Features include leatherette “teeth” trim and one chain strap, with molded foam bust cups sewn in. With the turn around time at approximately 3-4 weeks (based on their current volume of orders) it’s almost too late in the summer to get this rad suit in time for Beach season, at least here in NY, but there’s always next year! Visit This Link to order yours!

Favorite Swimwear from Land’s End Spring Preview!

Black Suit Deep V
All Images Courtesy of Land’s End

Since I’ve discovered that Cruise vacations totally rule and are among the most enjoyable vacations one can take, I’ve also realized the importance of having at least a couple of attractive, well-fitting pieces of swimwear. Because eventually, you are going to get wet, and you want to look good.

Yesterday I attended a fun press preview of Land’s End Clothing’s Spring 2013 line and fell in love with a collection of their new swimsuits in one of my favorite all-season colors: Black.

Black Suit Deep with Mock Skirt

With my bikini-wearing days now behind me, it’s fantastic to find a selection of one-piece suits that not only flatter the figure, but manage to look both classic and fashion forward at the same time. I may want a more forgiving style than a 20 year old, but I am not quite ready to swim in a dress.

Black Suit Assortment with Cover Up

It’s an added bonus that any of these styles are ideal for transitioning from the poolside to the party with the addition of a cute cover-up (such as the one pictured above) or wrap sarong. Expect to see these suits selling in the very affordable $55.00 – $65.00 price range.