I have been in love with this bikini top all summer long! It was fun painting it and making the black animal print stripes run into the background.
A Launer handbag is recognized for it’s iconic structured style and “twisted rope” hero signature emblem. They are made in England and their most notable customer is HM the Queen, who has over 200 bags and has been a customer since 1968.
More than 50 years ago they were rewarded the Royal Warrant, which is a sign of excellence, quality, and patronage.
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The modern day bikini was first introduced July 5, 1946 by designer Louis Reard.
Check out these links for more history about the bikini:
This is an illustration of the swimsuit my mom wore in the late 1960s. I think I’ve even seen it on an episode of Mad Men. The character Megan Draper was wearing it.