Monday, March 18, 2013

sorta kinda swimsuit review and new pegs

While blogging for my next travel throwback, I got distracted with I Love Koi's post on Facebook of their new swimsuit. Alam nyo naman ang lola nyo, nataranta na naman! The next thing I know, I am stalking Anemone's and I Love Koi's Facebook accounts. But before I share to you my bets, let me tell you first why I dropped Nudo and Soak from my go-to bikini boutiques. Remember I used to love them too back in November?

Soak. The reason is as simple as they do not have my size. Small is their smallest size and even if their swimsuits come  in stylish designs, I will never sacrifice good fit and comfort over style. I haven't tried buying from Soak though so I won't be able to tell you whether the quality of their products are good or not. 

Nudo. Well, they do not have my size too but aside from that, I am also not impressed with their quality. I tried buying one from them for my Boracay trip last December. It's a pleated high waist for P1250. It's a lot cheaper than Anemone or Koi but that doesn't mean it can go away with it's low quality. We can actually buy swimsuits for less than a thousand from department stores - Sassa, Angel Fish etc. or from Folded Hung but they have good quality. Going back to the Nudo swimsuit I got, its fabric is coarse and the worst, you can hear the stitches breaking while you wear it. Kaloka!!

but still, thank you Nudo.  :)

Anemone. Quality comes with a price most of the time. I got two pairs last November and while it hurt my pocket big time, I am so happy with my purchases. I got my dream pair - Mystras Ruffled Bandeau Top for P1495 and Mystras Thick Tie Sides for 1395. I also got another pair - Neon Coral Ruffled Bandeau for P895 and Neon Coral Ruffled Hipster for P795. I altered the latter to my liking, removing the ruffles on the sides. Hihihi. One thing I noticed as I alter my bottom is that even the thread used in stitching is garterized. Obviously the reason why the stitches do not break as you wear 'em.

my dream pair back then ♥

the bottom came with ruffles on the side
I hated it, I removed it! :P

Now here comes my new dream pair from Anemone. I wasn't able to get it the last time so I just have to include it again on my wish list. Di masamang mangarap! {Kahit walang trabaho :P} Riviera Bandeau Top for P1395 and Riviera Ring Hipster for P1295.

I Love Koi It's a blessing in disguise that I discovered this after our Boracay trip; right after actually. I could have gone so confused and crazy if I happened to know about this prior to the trip. I guess it's safe to say that they have the most stylish designs. I have yet to buy from them to find out about the quality. Meanwhile, here are my picks - available ones only.

so stylish at P2280

designed by Patricia Prieto too, P2280

and finally.. the one on my facebook timeline!
P2280 also for a pair

I Love Koi
1) The Ramp, Crossings Trinoma Mall
2) Complex Lifestyle Store - Eastwood Mall - Level 2, Eastwood City Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City (+632) 7092183
3) Complex Lifestyle Store - Alabang Town Center - Level 2, The Garden Alabang Town Center Alabang, Muntinlupa City (+632) 5564296
4) Complex Lifestyle Store - Festival Mall - Level 2 , Wing B Festival Supermall Alabang, Muntinlupa City. (+632) 8368113
5) Showroom (near Greenhills, San Juan) - email for exact address and directions
6) Weekend Bazaars - location announced through their website, facebook, instagram and twitter accounts

1) Hot Pink Lingerie, Ayala Center

 *branches of the other swimsuit brands on this post.
**photos/branches grabbed from their facebook accounts.
***washi tapes downloaded from, direct download here. :)


Anonymous said...

I love your swimsuits! If that's a collection, great finds!

Sybil said...

wow!!! great pieces!! :D summer is finally there in the philippines (I'm so jealous, hahaha!)
love the last bikini :D

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sherene said...

Wow ang seksi mo sister:)
Yan ang kina iinggitan ko sa mga dalagang tulad niya, flawless pa ang tiyan hehehe

aki! said...

You seriously look so good in your swimsuits. I never quite feel
comfortable in mine.

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Apple Borbon said...

@riza. thanks dear!

@libys11. and i'm jealous of the snow there. thanks for the visit. i followed yaaah!

@sherene. thank yoouu! i'm sure you can still pull off a swimsuit.

@aki. awww. you should be! all it takes is the right attitude. thanks for the visit. i followed you.