Thursday, 5 May 2011

Bikini Watch: Geri Halliwell for Next

Here is Next's new Bikini collection for summer, 'designed' by Geri Halliwell. I know I usually blog about prohibitively expensive luxury items but I see no reason to ignore well designed pieces from the high street, if they take my fancy.

However, in this case I am not sure whether its the bikinis that are great or simply Geri's amazing body and confidence that make me want to rush to Next and buy them.

Btw, the candids from the shoot are definitely a testament to the transformative powers of photoshop, when compared to the final edited versions. In the unretouched photos Geri looks fantastic and incredibly toned and real. In the photos that have been airbrushed by next she looks rigid and her facial features are far harsher and are ageing. I much prefer the softer versions of these pics.

I have enough beachwear as it is, but am tempted by the sky blue bikini and the leopard print monokini, awkward tan-lines guaranteed.

THE CANDIDS

Looking grrreat: The former Spice Girl is following former bandmate Victoria Beckham into the fashion world with her new beach rangeOn the beach: The mother-of-one did the photoshoot to model her wares in Miami last month
On the beach: The mother-of-one did the photoshoot to model her wares in Miami last month
Natural beauty: The star looks stunning in a white two-piece and a black all-in-one
Natural beauty: The star looks stunning in a white two-piece and a black all-in-one
Fit: The mother-of-one looked comfortable in her own skin on the shoot, seen here modelling two animal print pieces
Fit: The mother-of-one looked comfortable in her own skin on the shoot, seen here modelling two animal print pieces

Beach babe: Geri Halliwell looks amazing in a hot pink bikini on Miami beach
Beach babe: Geri Halliwell looks amazing in a hot pink bikini on Miami beach



Trim: The 38-year-old showed off an array of colourful designs during a bikini shoot
Trim: The 38-year-old showed off an array of colourful designs during a bikini shoot



Curves ahead: Geri was pin-up perfect with Bridgette Bardot hair and raunchy cleavage
Curves ahead: Geri was pin-up perfect with Bridgette Bardot hair and raunchy cleavage
Toned: A crisp white bikini showed off her enviable tan
Toned: A crisp white bikini showed off her enviable tan





Miami Spice: Geri also modelled a colourful kaftan (left) and a strapless black gown (right)
Miami Spice: Geri also modelled a colourful kaftan (left) and a strapless black gown (right)







SOME OF THE PHOTOSHOPPED FINAL VERSIONS

Ready for summer: Geri Halliwell launches her next bikini range for Next
Ready for summer: Geri Halliwell launches her next bikini range for Next

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