• How to Become a Successful Social Media Influencer

    Producing the best Instagram shot for your next social media reveal has become a full time job for many social media influencers. Now, you can actually get certified as a social media influencer and make your Insta-worthy images big bucks from Condé Nast Italia's "Social Academy".

    Social Media Influencer

    Sophia Jamora wearing Poppy One Piece

    Getting a degree in social media influencer will allow fashion enthusiasts to learn how to boost their social media following, social media ethical standards and how to improve quality content. Many models, celebrities, and writers have become social media influencers with a great following and fans list. Companies and retail businesses now understand the power social media influencers bring to the table. The most savvy social media influencers know how to advertise posts and manage the number of followers and likes with transparency. 

    Weather is sharing on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, social media influencers should develop certain skills and abilities that will make them successful. 

    Tips to Become a Social Media Influencer

    • Find your niche
    • Setup captions and articles with keywords
    • Share content through all social channels
    • Join targeted groups
    • Engage with your followers

    Besides sharing your content on social media, influencers should dedicate their time engaging with their followers and responding to their audience. The most engagement the influencer has, the more reliable and newsworthy she becomes. 

    Here are five influencers that have been killing it on social media and are breaking ratings:

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    Jamie Kidd wearing Sauvage Swimwear
    The Daily Bella wearing Dbrie

     

     I'm Not Sorry Darling wearing Capittana Swimwear

     

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  • Fall into Florals this Season with Bikini Luxe

    When you hear “floral”, you usually think spring. The classic style seems to be appropriate in a season where the flowers are just started to bloom after a long winter. The style is making a comeback in 2017. Harper’s Bazaar, Vouge, Glamour, and many more are reporting on the designers who are making use of floral patterns in their Fall/Winter collections, and it couldn’t make more sense! In a season where things can be a little dreary at times, why not add a little color in the world? Here are some suggestions for pieces that will brighten up the holiday season. 

    Floral Dress

    Floral Fall Dresses

    Asymmetrical Floral Dress - This unique cut will be a fun choice for something out of the Fall norm. Paired with a perfect pair of leggings, and it will also be good for the chillier temperatures the season brings. In warmer climates, of course, that’s not much of a worry.

    Baccio Couture – Ross Luxury Silk Dresses

    This time means a lot of parties, some of them formal. This is especially true around Christmas and New Year’s. For those special events, consider this elegant dress made of fine silk, which also adjusts according to your tastes for coverage. The drawstring belt also adjusts to slimming fit, or a more relaxed one. Who doesn’t like that second option during this time of year?

    Lace Black Dress

    Forget Me Not Black Lace Dress

    This lace dress features an open back and a more subtle floral design for those special dinners. The basic black look is great for a New Year’s party or a romantic night out.
    See Through Me Black Mesh Dress
    This one is similar to the above dress, but is a little more daring.

    Red Lace Dress

    Love More Red Lace Cocktail Dress

    Another option for romantic holiday dinners or New Year’s parties, this also offers a more subtle floral design. The red coloring adds excitement to the look. Special features include an open back.

    Designer floral dress

    Agua Bendita Floral Cut Out Dress – Dahlia

    If you’re looking for a dreamy, flirty look, consider this dress that features a high neck and an asymmetrical cut. It’s a long, flowing piece that can possibly be paired with the Boss Babe Light Denim Jacket for a more casual look that will also keep out the chill.

    Floral leggings

    Agua Bendinta Leggings – Azucena

    For a casual look during the holiday season (especially when out doing the holiday shopping) that will offer a little warmth as well, consider these bold and bright leggings. This limited edition piece is considered part one of the more exciting collections.
    Pair this with the Ibiza Bohemian Tunic. It’s a NY Fashion Week runway feature is lightweight, has a relaxed fit, and is easy to care for. The long sleeves add a bit more warmth and some fun.

    How to Wear Floral in the Fall

    • Keep it neutral 
    • Florals on sheer fabric
    • Add a leather jacket
    • Wear floral patches on denim


    Another option to pair the leggings with is the Short Sleeve Baby Doll – Bea Pink. It’s a comfortable piece that can be good for going from the warmer beach days to a day out during the holiday season. The color is also considered a hot thing this fall.

    Also, florals are trending in swimwear as well. Check our favorite floral swimwear collection below:

  • Style Like Bikini Model Vita Sidorkina

    Vita Sidorkina
    Luli Fama Deep V One Piece // Chloe Rose Pocket One Piece

    Russian fashion model Vita Sidorkina was born in Khabarovsk and lived there until she was 17 years old. At that young age, she relocated to New York City in 2011 to launch her modeling career.

    IMG Model

    Having just arrived in NYC, Vita go started modeling right away and appeared on the runway during the 2011 New York Fashion Week. She also walked the runway for Oyster as well as major brands such as Hermes, Tory Burch, Carmen Marc and Rebecca Minkof, among others.
    The same year, Vita even graced the cover of a magazine called French Revue des Modes.

    The next year she went on to appear on the covers of Elle and Alexis magazine. She also posed for L'officiel in Singapore. Following that, she appeared on the cover of Designare in 2013. Vita also appeared in a Creem magazine fashion editorial.

    Starting in 2014, Vita began posing for the Italian version of Vanity Fair. She also began to model the Pink line for Victoria's Secret, as well as the brand's other lines. The next year she went on to appear in the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. 2015 was a busy year for Vita, as she also appeared in fashion editorials for Telva, Teen Vogue, Dressed To Kill, Paper and the Spanish version of Marie Claire magazine. Since then she has also been spotted wearing Sauvage.

    Vita Sidorkina Wedding

    On a personal note, 23 year old Vita got engaged to her boyfriend at the end of 2016 and married him over the summer of 2017. The wedding was held on Italy's Amalfi Coast and Vita wore a dress by Zuhair Murad.

    She and her husband now live together in NYC and when Vita isn't working she is lending her support to the Voss Foundation, which she hosted a fundraiser for at East Hampton's Georgica.

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    Vita Sidorkina Instagram

    Vita uses social media to stay in touch with her fans. She can be found on Instagram @vitasidorkina, where she has 825,000 followers. In addition, her Facebook page can be found @vitasidorkina, where she has 405,958 followers.

    • Nationality: Russian
    • Height: 5'8" 
    • Age: 23 years old
    • Measurements: 30-22.5-33
    • Occupation: Model
    • Husband: Valerio Morabito


    As a young, successful model, Vita has used her career to raise awareness for the Voss Foundation, something she fully believes in. Her commitment to her career and to making contributions to the world is refreshing coming from such a young woman. Women of all ages can look up to Vita and model their own careers after hers.

    Frankies Bikinis
    Thong Bikini Bottoms // Bikini Top

    In a short time, Vita has had a budding modeling career and all signs point to it continuing full speed ahead. Vita poses for brands that make her feel beautiful and brands she believes can help make other women feel beautiful too. She is an inspiration to young people because she has shown how much one can accomplish if they make a commitment to doing so. Vita's career is likely to keep flourishing as she continues to make her mark on the world. She will continue to inspire women and show them that they can be as successful as she is.

    Shop our collection inspired on Vita Sidorkina's style:

  • The Year of Velvet Swimwear

    This year, there’s a trend that’s been featured heavily at fashion shows: velvet clothing. These bold, oh-so-comfortable fabrics are being paraded down the runway and featured in some of the biggest fashion publications. Elle, Vouge, and InStyle are just a few of the publications highlighting the pant suits, dresses, and other outfits made from this old favorite fabric. There’s something in particular people who love this trend may have overlooked: swimwear.

    Velvet Swimwear

    Velvet Swimwear Trend

    Yes, swimwear is also joining in, thanks to several pieces featured here on BikiniLuxe.com. Keep reading to see a few favorite pieces that might help you narrow down your search for the perfect suit or bikini set.

    Dbrie Swim Daxi One Piece in Blue Crush

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    One of the best parts with this piece is, it’s a dual number. The front looks classic and conservative, while the back is far more daring.  Also, it’s reversible, so one can go from blue crush velvet look to a shimmery indigo lyrca, making it good for a variety of situations. It can also be uses as a fun outfit for nighttime by pairing with your favorite bottom and cute shoes. It comes in a variety of sizes.

    Velvet Side Lace One Piece

    Velvet One Piece

    For a truly more conservative look, try out this one-piece suit that will be perfect for the beach, or hanging by the hotel pool. The lace-up sides add a little uniqueness and fun to the look, while the moderate coverage keeps it classy. One pieces are always great to pair with other items, by the way. They can take you straight from the pool to a party. Also comes in a variety of sizes to fit a variety of shoppers.

    Velvet Triangle Bikini Top

     

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    This one is an adjustable top and offers a classic bikini look that also is earth-friendly. The listing mentions it is made of ethical materials, so you can feel good about showing this one off. Pair this with a favorite matching bottom for a variety of looks from just one top. This comes in a variety of sizes, so you’re sure to find one that will fit.

     

    La Jolla Velvet One Piece

    One Piece Velvet

    This is for a more adventurous look that will especially work at a beach or pool party, particularly at night. While in classic black, it’s got a daring, unique cut that will turn heads. It’s adjustable, too, which makes it more comfortable. As with many of the pieces on the site, they can easily transition to off the beach with the perfect shorts, pants, or skirt.

    Sauvage Shirred Velvet Halter Bikini

    Velvet bikini set

    This one has a bold, vibrant color that will turns heads and leave you feeling good. As mentioned in the listing, the right tan will really make this suit pop. It’s adjustable, and features removeable pads for comfort. It’s also made in the USA, as well as being constructed from Italian velvet. It’s a fun piece that will fit a wide variety of customers, as there are flexible sizing choices.

    Best Velvet Swimwear

    • Nirvanic
    • Sauvage
    • Dbrie

  • Meet Daniela: Iron N Salt

    Iron N Salt is a lifestyle and beauty blog written by Daniela Moreno. It first started as a collaboration of two Colombian childhood friends and it has become very successful within a year. If you stumble around Daniela's blog, you will encounter beach lifestyle pictures and inspiration that will let you swoon for hours. Daniela knows the hidden gems of Miami and her background in fashion and public relations is the perfect mix that is reflected through her blog. 

    Read below to get to know more about this latin beauty and her personal style. Miami Fashion Blogger

    Miami Fashion Blogger

    Where do you live? Miami, FL

    How old are you? 26  

    Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Daniela and I was born in Bogota, Colombia and have been living in the US since I was 9 years old. I began my blog, Iron N Salt as a way to share my passions which include: photography, writing, fashion and traveling.

    What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Give my cat, Otto his food and cuddle him until he gets annoyed!

    You’re gorgeous, what does your beauty routine look like? Aw thanks! I like to try my hardest to keep my skin clear so that my make-up can be as natural as possible. I get breakouts here and there so maintaining a good skincare routine is my number one! I cleanse my skin first with an oil, then a face wash and I end my routine with Sunday Riley’s Luna Oil & Good Genes serum!

    If you had to wear the same outfit for the rest of your life - what would it be? Blue jeans, white shirt… just like the Lana Del Ray song! Haha

    We want to know, what’s in your beauty bag? My all time favorite concealer, “NAKED SKIN”, Charlotte Tilbury’s Natural Glow Palette, L’oreal Telescopic Mascara, Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pencil & Burt Bee’s Honey Lip Balm!

    What's your favorite place to hang out in Miami? I love so many places but I spend a lot of time in the Wynwood area!

    If you could travel anywhere in the world - where would it be? My dream is to go to India with a great group of people. I think that would be a life-changing experience.

    What’s your favorite thing to do in your down time? I like to go to my boyfriend’s house and binge watch Netflix!

    They say you are what you eat, what are you? Ha! Well… I think I’m half a healthy bowl of organic goodies and half a bowl of ice cream! Everything in moderation right?

    If your best friends could tell us something embarrassing about you, what would it be? That I’m too obsessed with my cat and I talk to him in a baby voice all day haha!

    What are your favorite looks from Bikini Luxe? I love the white one-piece from Frankie’s Bikini’s.

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    Where do you get your sense of style from? I think lately I’ve been inspired by the whole 90s trend that has kicked off this year and I’m starting to experiment with my style and wear things that I was too scared to wear before. I’m loving wearing a good trouser and I’ve opened up a Tumblr page again to get inspiration from old school style icons rather than just Instagram.

    What inspired you to start your own Blog? I wanted to do something creative that I was in control of. I think everything that makes up a blog is all the things I love doing anyway. It was a natural thing for me and just made sense.

    Tell us about your dream collab, who is it and why? There’s so many but I would love to someday work with a top fashion brand such as Celine, I think their latest collection was so incredible! I also love getting a chance to expose small brands that are really cool and people have not really heard much about.

    Girls worldwide want to do what you’re doing, do you have any advice for them? I think my advice to young girls is to never ever compare yourself to anyone. We all put pictures on Instagram of the best moments of our lives and there’s so much more going on behind the scenes. I always like to let people know that what they see on my page is literally the same thing that says on my bio “curated moments.” I have really bad days and I suffer from anxiety at times in my life so I think just do you and keep going and don’t let what anyone else is doing affect your flow!

    What’s next for you? I want to really get a good grip of my blog and turn it into something that I’m really proud of. I want to continue growing it and making it as authentic to me as possible without overbearing too much of my personal life either. Finding a balance in this industry is key to staying humble and in check.

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    Iron N Salt Social Media

    How can readers keep up with you?

    • Twitter: Ironnsalt
    • Instagram: @ironnsalt 
    • Facebook: Ironnsalt
    • YouTube: Iron N Salt
    • Website: www.ironnsalt.com

     

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