Swim, Luxe, and the Style Icons - i love koi's Swimwear Fashion Show

I've blogged about Summer Pretty Preps and Must Haves last month and it was only then I appreciated and literally fell in love with the different swimwear collections I found online. The best of the swim suits are here in the Philippines, oh my!

One of the local online stores that I've been secretly spying on for swimwear collection is i love koi. They have a variety of designs and styles for different body types, something that other online stores don't have .

 i love koi is also the pioneer maker of high waist  bottom in the Philippines which was inspired by vintage swim wear tweaked with a modern twist. Their shades of blue, orange and pink are my favorite.

Until I saw this ad on their Facebook Page, no way! A Style Icon Line featuring inspirations and designs from 3 of the famous style bloggers here in the Philippines: The Plump Pinay, Tricia Gosingtian, and Patricia Prieto  . This is really a must see!

Luckily, I received an email invitation from  i love koi. Geez, this is something that I can use once again for work and blogging! And of course, the ever supportive kuya was there too, gathering marketing info and meeting lots of people. We're such a team.

Here are some of the event photos, "some" by which I mean I wasn't able to come inside the venue with the baby CanCan. I guess I'm gonna have to request for a Press ID really soon. Still, thanks to kuya for bringing an extra digicam.

Zalora Philippines is one of the sponsors of the fashion show.

(Taken right after the show ended)

The event venue was held at the Privé Luxury Club, a high end club located at The Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.

Full house party indeed, the venue was filled with lots of people giving full support for  i love koi

They also awarded girls with the best Summer Glam attire for the night. 

A few runway photos taken by kuya from the The Plump Pinay's Style Icon Line. After that, the battery died. OH NOES.

And I also stood there to have my photo taken. Such a fan girl. Thanks kuya for the shot!

Among those swim wears presented on the runway, my favorite was Tricia Gosingtian 's pink one piece suit:

When worn, it brings out the best in every petite girl's body. The halter string emphasize shoulders and somehow, I see this swim wear as cute and semi-conservative. And baby pink is love with the little dots on it, who wouldn't love pink?

My other favorite was the Palm Beach Bandeau. I liked it very much because it was worn nicely by the model.

Photo taken by Joseph Rudio of Focal Point Photography
More runway photos can be seen here courtesy of Joseph Rudio (Focal Point Photography).

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Summer isn't over and heat of the sun is still out there. If you have plans on hitting the sands and jumping into the waters, reward yourself with a nice pair of swimsuit and visit i love koi's website to place your order.

Like i love koi on Facebook!
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Visit their partner stores near you:


The Ramp, Crossings Trinoma Mall
Complex Lifestyle Store (New!) - 2nd Floor, New Eastwood City Mall
Complex Lifestyle Store (New!)- Alabang Town Center (BY END OF APRIL, TBA!)
Complex Lifestyle Store (New!) - Festival Mall (BY END OF APRIL, TBA!)
Showroom (near Greenhills, San Juan) - email info@shopatilovekoi.com for exact address and directions
Weekend Bazaars - location announced through this website, facebook and twitter accounts


Lava, Ayala Center
Republik, BTC


Republik, BTC


Republik, BTC


  1. This made me wish I have a beach-ready body so I can have more choices for swimwear. Love the pink one-piece suit and palm beach bandeau too!

  2. I actually like the fact they chose models with different types of bodies. And I love the vibrant colors! :)

  3. i saw the other swimsuits yesterday i love the swimsuits of Plump Pinay sexy and not too revealing

  4. Nice post! Good to know that they models that are not skinny. Hooray for big girls like me :)

  5. I get it why it's "Plump Pinay" style. Runway models should be plump, not like hangers.

  6. I love koi rocks! They had a meet and greet the designers yesterday @ Eastwood!

  7. i've never been to a fashion show...

    wish I could one day...

    di ko masyado naapreciate ang photos kasi ive seen a lot of photos of them na maganda sa photo pero sa actual hindi maganda...

    Pero as your aticle says maraming dumalo siguro maganda nga...pero I want to see it myself :)

  8. I will recommend this to my cousins. I do admire fashion but before that, I have to get fit to be fashionable myself LOL!

  9. I hope I get also the chance to witness this activity because it is teaming with girls in underwear. LOL!

    Seriously, "I LOve Koi"
    It is fab and fun!

  10. sexiness! hooray to not so thin yet sexy models, they are totally hot:) like summer

  11. Oh my! THis is an alarm for me to exercise na!

  12. I have a total dude-brain when it comes to fashion, but whoa the show looks hot!

  13. My perception of models is the typical, skinny and steamy ones.

    It's good to know that there's full bodied ones out there.

  14. lots of sexy girls in this post hehe.. i like! :D

  15. the pink one is really beautiful. nice to know tricia g designed it.

  16. Oh yes, I love this brand as well. I find their designs really unique and also the fabrics they use. It's nice for them to collaborate with style bloggers, especially The Plum Pinays! Great job.

  17. I just wish I could sport such sexy swimsuits but unfortunately, I have 3 layers of fats to hide. Haha!