At duskii headquarters, we work hard (and just quietly), play pretty hard in our off time as well! We are so lucky to be able to be excited and challenged by new and exciting projects everyday and it’s not something we take for granted; we know it’s rare to have such an enthusiastic team working together. One of the perks of working with a team that you love is lunchtime and we recently spent our break talking bucket lists and throwing together our list of the world’s best pools.
Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Australia
Call us biased, the team agreed that Bondi Icebergs definitely made the list. Not only is it a Sydney icon (which is where we are based), it is internationally recognized as one of the most magical pools in the world. There is something so special about the ocean waves splashing over the white pool walls. It is considered the beating heart of the world famous Bondi Beach and you will find some of us there most weekends!
Laucala Island, Fiji
Bula! The second most expensive resort in the world, seeing this pool in the flesh is going to set you back $5000 USD per night. Laucala Island Resort belongs to Dietrich Mateschitz, the owner of Red Bull and with only 25 villas and each with their own private pool, you would imagine that guests wouldn’t need much more. They get it anyway… A breathtaking infinity pool, within a pool. Another highlight of this resort for us is that it is nearly completely self sufficient with most of the produce coming from the island. And the cherry on top is of course the gorgeous Fijian’s who go above and beyond in their service whilst always smiling.
Katikies The Hotel, Santorini
Most of this hotel is former cave dwellings carved into the cliff but you will be relieved to know they have elevators! The three infinity pools are illuminated at night and glow the most brilliant blue you will ever see. Swim to the edge and you will can peer out to the incredible caldera views or down a 200m drop. I know which way I would be looking!
Atlas Sports Centre swimming pool, Paris, France
You don’t always need impressive views to create a calm and relaxing environment. The architects who were charged with upgrading a sport center in Paris have done an incredible job of reworking the usual indoor pool design. To improve the acoustics in the swimming pool area, the ceiling was fitted with a forest of ‘acoustic pins’. Lighting fixtures are placed above the pins, which filter the light and eliminate glare. In return, light makes the most of the white and heavily textured ceiling and walls. I would be happy backstroking for hours every afternoon at this carefully designed pool.
Domus Civita cave pool, Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
This is the place of dreams. Domus Civita is a fully restored 14th century palazzo with impeccable design, connected to underground caves, Etruscan tombs and a Roman water cistern. The pool and spa area were carved into the rock of the cliff centuries ago and the space reinvented to provide a truly unique experience for the guests. An incredible marriage of old and new that works so well.
Nemo 33, Brussels, Belgium
I’m not sure I could even float happily on the surface of this pool knowing how deep it is but it takes all sorts to make a world, so it makes our best pool list. For our duskii divers, Nemo 33 is the deepest indoor pool in the world at 34.5 meters. I will happily cheer you on from the numerous underwater viewing windows! The complex was designed by as a multi-purpose diving instruction, recreational, and film production facility in 2004.
W South Beach, Miami Beach USA
The hotel pool backs onto the gorgeous beach so your biggest decision will be how often to swap between both. Apart from a stunning pool, this place is famous for its impeccable pool service so you really have no reason to get up for anything other than a dip. Unless of course the live DJ’s music is too irresistible!
Talise Spa, Dubai UAE
Talise Spa has won the best luxury hotel spa award in the “World Luxury Spa Awards Global Winners” for two years in a row. Hands up who would love to be a judge! Perched 150 meters above the Arabian Gulf, the jaw dropping view is reason enough to visit. You will leave this spa utterly pampered.
Amanjena, Marrakech, Morocco
Date palms and olive trees dot the ground on Amanjena, a peaceful oasis outside the ancient city of Marrakech. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit word for peace, aman and the Arabic word for paradise, jena. This place lives up to its name for sure.
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Côte d'Azur, France
One of our girls has been lucky enough to visit this hotel and remembers it as the most magical and spectacular place she has ever been so this pool has a definite stamp of approval from us! Set in the south of France, you are promised amazing views, quant hill towns and cobble streets. That’s on top of the most amazing pool of course…
We love that no two women’s bodies and styles are the same and are really proud of the fact that duskii’s bikinis are designed as separates so that duskii girls have choices. We trust our customers to make the call about what bottom and top’s suit them the most and are always really excited when customers go one step further and match tops and bottoms from different collections!
While each collection is quite different, they all relate amazingly well as they are based on exactly the same principles. Luxury fabric and finishes, flattering cuts and delicious patterns and textures.
This season, our radiant ochre collection pairs amazingly well with a matte black bottom from our La Kasbah collection. Our indigo denim look from the Monte Carlo collection looks incredible with our scarlet tri bikini from our Oasis collection. And you can go bananas with our banana leaf bottoms from the Palma collection and pair them with just about anything!
Whether you need a more supportive top or more revealing bottom, we seriously have something for everyone and if you’re feeling unsure, the girls in the office are at the ready with advice to help you make the right choice for you. x
Can’t imagine a moment more thrilling than looking for some magazines at the gates for the long haul flight you are facing to stumble on 3 (three!!!) magazines that are packed with our new season styles. The temptation to start squealing this information to everyone around was intense, but my teeth did an amazing job of holding my tongue in place until I found a quiet corner to call my closest and whisper yell at them…
We absolutely love being featured on and in fitness magazines because that is what our brand is all about. Fitness, fashion and making strong women look great while they are looking after their bodies, heads and hearts. Staying active really is the key to happiness and health and we love being a small part of that journey for our customers.
There is only one thing we love more than covers featuring our suits, and that’s actual cover girls featuring our suits. Hello Gigi and Kendall!!! Dare I say the highlight of last year and one that still hasn’t lost its charm for us. x
Not sure there is a better feeling than waking up to the news that you have dressed the entire group of finalists for Next Top Model Britain for the announcement. Blur your eyes and I swear you can see the British flag…
The 12 finalists were announced last week. We knew six months ago that the stylists working on the show loved our suits and were thinking about using some in Britain’s Next Top Model. If you have eagle eyes you may have seen some pieces from our Capri Rush collection on last year’s Australia’s Next Top Model.
We were absolutely thrilled when we saw the images surface of the stunning finalists on Britain’s Next Top Model website and on the front page of the Daily Mail. So amazing to see all 12 finalists looking smoking hot in their red, white and blue duskii suits.
We think the girls are all winners however we all have a few favourites and can’t wait for the premier on March 16. Stay tuned! x
We have been following American supermodel and super star Karlie Kloss closely on her trip to Australia. Not because Vogue Paris declared her as one of the top 30 models in this decade, not because she has been a Victoria Secret Angel for the past three years (2012-2015); because she is a total TRIPLE THREAT. Absolutely stunning obviously, but also incredibly clever and philanthropic to boot. The girl is a computer programmer and has partnered with Flatiron School and Code.org to offer a scholarship named Kode with Karlie for young girls interested in computer science and software engineering. So much more than an incredibly pretty face!
We were sad to see her go but it was what happened after she left OZ that had us jumping up and down with excitement at Duskii headquarters.
Drum roll please…
If your one of Karlie’s 5.9m followers, you would have seen the suit she threw on to hit Sandy Beach, Honolulu for her 6 hour layover. How good does she look in Duskii’s Monte Carlo surf suit!!! Seriously fits her like an absolute glove. We are adding this to one of the pinch yourself moments for us this year, there has been a few that’s for sure! xx
If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go
Keep you on my arm girl, you’d never be alone
I can be a gentleman, anything you want
If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go, I’d never let you go
Fair call Beiber, if I were Rocky Barnes boyfriend, I’d never let her go either… I would have get on every single plane with her!
Recently we were lucky enough to collaborate with the incredible Rocky Barnes, it's been a dream of ours for a while now.
Today she is in the Caribbean, but if you stalk her Instagram just for the last three weeks you will see the lucky thing has spent December in Mexico, USA and Italy. She has it sorted, the world is her absolute playground.
Drop dead gorgeous of course, but Rocky also has a beautiful eclectic style that is reflected in her home that is filled with her vintage treasures collected on her travels.
Her colour coded bookshelves have tipped her into girl crush territory for us. Note to self, sort my books out this weekend…
Enough about books, back to Rocky the rock star. We were lucky enough to see some stunning pictures of Rocky on her very own blog. Check it out!
When asked where her favourite place is, her answer is always the beach of course. Well Rocky, we will dress you for your favourite place anytime, you look absolutely stunning wearing Duskii! xx
Finally, travel day is looming after months of fantasying about getting to the hotel, dropping everything and heading to the water. Beach holidays are usually booked at the time you need them most so getting through the next two months before the plane takes off can feel like absolute AGONY. Passports have been triple checked and now it’s time to start thinking about what goes into the suitcase. If your anything like me, you always bring one too many suitcases packed with things you don’t even look at and then curse it when it is the last case to spin around the luggage carousel as the taxi line starts winding around the block...
Most people fall into two holiday categories. The ones that can’t stop moving and the ones that don’t move at all. The problem is that most girls usually pack in the hopes they are both…
I’m off on Friday for a week in Fiji. My travel buddy has high hopes of beach running most mornings, paddle boarding and windsurfing before lunch, renting a catamaran in the afternoon to go to a special diving spot and trail walking in the search for waterfalls.
I have high hopes of cheering her on from my spot on the beach with book in hand and meeting her for dinner on the beach if she is not too exhausted.
Obviously our suitcases will look a little different, my sneakers will not be making the cut because they will stare at me for the whole trip. Let’s focus on the similarities...
Swimwear that is functional, amazing quality and holds you in all the right places. Swimwear that also masquerades as active wear. Takes you to the top of a mountain and back down to your previously reserved pool chair. HELLO DUSKII. These suits are pure luxury. Soft, high quality neoprene, designed for the active beach goer and looks amazing on the lady sprawled on the sand with her head in a book.
A suit that is slimming? Impossible you say? Meet Duskii’s signature neoprene tank suit. The side panels magically slim your waist while accentuating your curves at the same time. The new 2016 collection, La Kasbah, features a unique and classical Mediterranean inspired tile print. It's also available in black with an embossed tile print. Oasis surf suit, exactly what is in my suitcase waiting for the end of the week. I can’t go past it, totally flattering, amazingly comfortable and I love the quiet detail in the suit.
Now that we have dealt with the absolute WANT desperately for every girl, let’s think about the sporty spice’s and the suits they absolutely NEED. Think hours spent on paddle boards while keeping shoulders free of the burn so they can wake up and do it all over again tomorrow. Is there anything that Duskii hasn’t thought of??
Take the Monte Carlo Cap Sleeve Vest. It can be worn alone or you can bring it to pop over any of the other amazing separates after 11 when the sun really gets going. A beautiful textured indigo colour that has throwbacks to denim and makes the white panels absolutely pop. And how amazing is the Oasis cap sleeve surf suit? Again, can be worn alone or with a top underneath and peeled down when the sun isn’t too high. It’s a new shape for Duskii and they have absolutely NAILED it. It’s all in the details with this flattering suit, small perforations in the shoulders and legs show hints of skin while still providing all over coverage.
Ok, its icing on the cake time, BIKINI’S! So many shapes and styles to choose from. Girls with more luggage on top will find support in the La Kasbah Bustier Bikini Top. It holds the girls in place and doesn’t squish everything together, no one likes rocking the one big boob look… Another new shape for Duskii that will be added to the forever list is the high-waisted bikini pant. It comes in either a black La Kasbah style with those lovely perforations or Oasis style with the perfectly detailed embossed tile print.
I can’t finish up without introducing you to our latest slim tri bikini top, La Kasbah. The louder sister of my favourite, quiet, tile embossed print. Perfection when paired with one of the high waisted bottoms from above, or the tile regular pant. Also really beautiful under an open crisp white linen shirt at dinner time.
There is not much better in this world than a holiday with your mates. Time to focus on packing. I’m feeling much more in control of my ONE suitcase. Maybe I can take you with me in my second one. xx
So, it’s the first week of 2017 and I drank the recommended 8 glasses of water on the 1st of January (yay me!) and then totally forgot my resolution on the 2nd. The panic hit last night when I realised that I have already ruined everything and I promised myself I would try harder next year. It was too late to the get the 8 glasses in and not have to sleep on the bathroom floor…
Ouch, it doesn’t feel good at all to make a firm decision and not be able to follow through on day 2. I have read so much information about water intake and how much it affects energy levels and how much better my skin will look. I am really convinced that it would have made such a positive impact on my overall health this year. I was in full kick yourself mode.
A text from my beautiful friend last night snapped me out of the bitter internal feud I was witnessing.
Don’t be so hardcore, be kind to yourself my friend, ease into this new year xx
Resolve: verb, settle or find a solution to (a problem or contentious matter).
This morning I have woken up with a new resolve to my drink enough water resolution.
Like life, I am not perfect. I am tired of living the all or nothing mentality. The pressure we all put on ourselves is outrageous. My solution is that I am going to do my absolute best and that is good enough.
Goal: noun, the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
I have a New Year’s Resolution Goal of drinking 8 glasses of water a day. I have decided to try to set myself up with success by having a refillable bottle on my desk at work, and one in my kitchen at home. I have stocked up on herbal teas (non-caffeinated teas totally count towards the 8) and made a plan to have water with all meals and snacks. With three herbal teas, I am at my 8 glasses a day…
I am looking at the 362 days ahead of me. I will be proud to hit my goal 5 days out of the 7 in a week. If I only hit it 3 out of the 7, I can account for those 4 days. I forgot, and that’s OK!
So my advice to you all is, don’t be so hardcore, be kind to yourself my friends, ease into this new year xx
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