I jumped at the opportunity to work with up-and-coming swimwear brand KAANDA Beach Life. Being a Thai-based brand located in Phuket and with me being currently located in Koh Samui it was just the perfect match.
The mother brand goes by the name of Katalina Collection which has been established since 2010, but has now launched its own designs internationally under the name of KAANDA Beach Life, and they are stunning. You can find their range in a number of different countries worldwide such as, North America, Italy, Scandinavia, Russia, Maldives, Malaysia, Thailand and Russia.
The name Kaanda is derived from the Pali language – the sacred language of Theravada Buddhism which is the predominant religion of continental Southeast Asia. Kannda means the ‘sixth sense’ and is also a combination of the designer’s name and the Andaman Sea… It was just meant to be and it sounds gorgeous too!
I was so impressed by the quality and fit of the swimwear. The material is divine (imported from Italy) and the attention to detail is superb – most of the swimwear have Swarovski crystal pendants attached somewhere and some have their signature symbol – which is a golden Buddhist ‘love knot’ hanging from the ends of the cords. I fell in love with the swimwear instantly.
Bay of Paradiso Halter and One Side Tie Bottom
This tropical number was my favourite bikini set. The print was vibrant and elegant, and the style made for a perfect fit. This bikini will look flattering on anyone. The top supports up to a D cup – I’m literally an A cup and I still felt comfortable in it, the shape of the top actually made me look bigger and I’m sure it would no doubt support those with a bustier chest even better. The bottoms don’t offer too much exposure which I love as it maintains that elegance.
Crystal Cove Surplice
This is another flattering one piece in a colour to die for! The fit was amazing. I have no curves at all and it made me look, and feel so good. It has seams across the bust and along the waist making it look high-waisted, and ultra sophisticated hugging your body in all the places you’d want a one piece to. The straps are adjustable and again, it is another design that supports the bustier ladies, as it fits up to a D cup. It has a golden Swarovski coin attached on the back for extra detail. This is perfect for a day at a beach club or just to relax with the girls for the day.
Portofino GOLD Moulded Triangle Top with Seamless Side Ties Bottom
The material on this bikini, it just glows under the sun which makes it perfect for tanned skin tones. This bikini is super glamorous with a padded top to give you that extra boost and seamless tie side bottoms. On the back of the bottoms and along the lining of the bikini top there is golden Swarovski pendant, and if that wasn’t detailed enough, the cords all have the golden love knot dangling from them. Pure beauty.
Pythonia High Neck Cut Out
One pieces have made a big comeback this year, no swimwear range would be complete without them and both of KAANDA’s one pieces did not disappoint me at all. This one was full of colour and the cut out, high necked style was super edgy, but in a good way. The swimsuit fitted really well over the bum area – so important when you buy a one piece – and just the overall fit was brilliant. I have a taller frame and the swimsuit, I felt really flattered me. The high neck style is chic and gives you the appearance of a bigger chest, so again perfect for me!