Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sexy Swimwear and even Sexier Designers

Designer Feature in Regard Magazine!

Today's post is dedicated to exciting news at work :)  My business partner Jennifer Stano, along with myself, are featured in the June 2012 issue of Regard Magazine as the issue's "Designer Profile".  Additionally, our suits were featured in not one, but two spreads in the magazine!!

Jennifer Stano and Lilly Ghalichi featured in Regard Magazine, June 2012

Jennifer Stano and Lilly Ghalichi featured in Regard Magazine, June 2012, with their matching Bentleys :)
Jennifer and I both work SO hard (you guys have no idea, I'll do a post one day about a day in the life of our office), we run our entire company with only 1 other employee.  Although it's super stressful and overwhelming at times, we truly do love what we do, so it's very rewarding; especially when we get to see our hard work appreciated and recognized like in the Regard feature.

In addition to our feature, our suits were showcased on two of the celeb features, I DIE FOR THE FIRST GIRL:

How beautiful is she?!? Those eyes with that dark hair, AMAZING!

The second celeb feature, Adrianna Costa, showcasing our suits is beautiful as well:

All of the suits in the spread can be purchased on our website,

In addition to our photos, We did an interview that's published in the magazine.  Here are a few of my favorite Q&A's from the interview:

Swimwear is not an easy business to be in. What challenges and benefits have you seen in your line of work!
Swimwear is a difficult business, most people don't realize just how much work goes into designing, producing and selling swimwear.  Sometime, we get criticism from people claiming that it's not difficult to design a little top and bottom to a bikini, or sometimes think we just go shopping and tanning all day. Reality couldn't be farther from that, we bust our behinds day in and day out with the brand.
Challenges arise everyday. From production mistakes to material crises, in the garment industry, challenges are the norm. We try to take things one day at a time, tackle one problem at a time. Having a partner has really helped in this respect. Areas where one is weak and would regularly panic, the other is strong and tackles the issue, and vise versa.
Although, it may be stressful and challenging, the benefits of our business are tremendous. Creating something from nothing, and then watching it grow and succeed is so rewarding and instills an incredible amount of pride in us. We get thank you letters from girls that love their suits almost everyday, and even photos from customers that want to express their appreciation on how sexy they feel in their Have Faith Swimgerie Bikini.
We also have a huge celebrity following, which is really fun. We've seen our suits grace the covers of some of the biggest magazines on some of the hottest stars, and that is very rewarding.
Besides Have Faith Swimgerie, who are your other favorite fashion designers and must haves for your personal closet?
Both Jenn and I are are huge fashionistas! We love to have fun with fashion and our closets. Some of our favorite fashion designers include Helmut Lang, Vince, Rag and Bone, J Brand, ALC, Dsquared, Christian Louboutin and Chanel.  Although designer labels have a special place in our hearts and our closets, we still find amazing pieces at more cost conscious stores such as Forever 21, H&M, and even second hand thrift stores. 
We both feel it’s not about the price tag, or brand name, but rather how the girl wears the item.
Congratulations, on your success thus far. We wish you the best with your brand. What advice do you have for other up and coming swimwear designers?
Don't let other people make you feel insecure about your designs or your dream. Believe in yourself because if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either.
 The moral of today's post: if you dream hard, and work harder, anything is possible. The only time success will ever come before work is in the dictionary.
Lilly Ghalichi

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