I first met Alessandra Ambrosio on the red carpet at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in France when she appeared in a stunning silver Versace gown. (see photo: here and here) I have long admired Alessandra. She has always been one of my favorites models – and now has created one of my favorite swimwear lines!

“ále by Alessandra brings a “Brazil-Bohemia Meets Malibu-Chic”, feminine, colorful and effortlesslifestyle brand to savvy, fashion-minded women around the world.” – http://www.alebyalessandra.com/about.php

Being raised on a tropical island with endless summers meant a childhood filled with long afternoons on the beach and in the sea. This, combined with the 11 years I swam competitively, has lead to a life-long love affair with swimwear.

My ideal swim suit has high quality fabric, is flattering to our curves, and feels effortless. We always want to feel confident and beautiful, especially when we put a swim suit on.

The Bahia collection caught my eye with its colorful print and chic design. I’m big on texture, and luckily this collection has luxuriously soft fabric. I chose the tie string, Brazilian cut bottoms and the fun, braided racerback top with the cheery tassels.  The flowy cover-up is my new favorite go-to for the beach, poolside, and travel.

Although I’m already in Bahamian paradise, the colors of the fabric inspire me to dream of other exotic destinations.  I am reminded of past trips to Mexico, Thailand, and Puerto Rico. I love adding pieces to my wardrobe that evoke nostalgia and spark my wanderlust. Traveling has always played a significant role in my life, and reflecting on places I’ve been to and memories I’ve shared with loved ones around the world brings me immense joy.

What are some of your pieces that remind you a favorite trip or inspire you to make new travel memories?

Wearing: ale by alessandra T-Back Triangle Bikini Top // ale by alessandra Side Tie Bikini Bottom // ale by alessandra Ruffle Cold Shoulder Dress // Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet

Photographer: Scharad Lightbourne

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

 

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra

Carolyn Carter in Ale by Alessandra