18 June 2011

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini

In case you don't know the famous song (and can't see the picture of the bikini) I want to let you know this post is about the bikini...it's summer and I mean how can I avoid talking about one of my favorite summer staples?? Anyway, I read up on the bikini (I will admit, I was totally reading Matchbook and was inspired to do more research) and thought I would share with you some interesting facts and a fun quote as a bonus!

1. The bikini is named after the island Bikini Atoll, which was the sight of a nuclear test. (The name was chosen because of the explosive effect it had on anyone who viewed it!)

2. The 1963 movie Beach Party was one of the many beach inspired films from the 60's to popularize the bikini.

3. Sports Illustrated featured a bikini clad model for the first time ever in 1964.

4. Louis Read's original bikini consisted of only 30 square inches of fabric. (He also was originally a mechanical engineer who happened to try out bathing suit design)

5. "Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital."
- Aaron Levenstein

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