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Opening Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim was eco-minded fashion designer Jacquelyne Love with her Bella Mar Swim collection. Models strutted their stuff in shin high water to the sounds of the Beach Boys playing some of their biggest hits live (Jacquelyne’s husband is Mike Love of the Beach Boys). For Summer 2008, Jacquelyne’s 45-piece swimwear collection debuted a few 100% organic cotton swim suits with inspirations being drawn from Racquel Welch in “Barbarella” and the natural surrounding of the place and environment she loves the most.

I love the brown bandeau bikini, with a love heart ring in the middle of the top and the harry-high-pants bottoms. It’s a little different, but somehow it works. The beach cover ups (pictured below) are perfect for a girl who doesn't quite like the multi-coloured kaftans available in stores now. The little white dress would make a great casual day dress too.

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What do you think of the collection?

It makes me want to go to a gorgeous resort and bask in the sun by the pool.