Hello Rockmantic People,
Today, I have the pleasure to present you a new pop up store at my boutique Maiden-Art, Pink Tahiti store of beautiful Brazilian beachwear, available until the end of May 2017.
For the occasion, I interviewed the owner of Pink Tahiti, Anna and she told me the story behind her beautiful concept store and her bikini beachwear.
So let's dive in!
1. When & why did you start Pink Tahiti store?
I started selling online through concept sites in 2013, by buying bikinis and swimwear in bulk from warehouses. This was following a period of uncertainty, having been made redundant in 2011 from a job and career I loved. I was one of many across the UK at that time and found myself flitted from one employment to another never really finding my feet again. I developed my first website in 2014 and Pink Tahiti was born.
I've have always had a love for bikinis and swimwear. It's the first things I pack when planning a holiday wardrobe and I always have a couple in my hand luggage just in case my hold luggage doesn't make it to the same destination as me, much to the amusement of my family and friends.
2. Tell me a little more about your store and you favorite designs.
The concept behind Pink Tahiti was to have a small online boutique store, selling beach and resort wear. To have five or six brands and offer their full collections rather than having multiple brands and feature one or two of their designs.
This season, my favorite designs is Guria Beachwear's Wild Wings multi-string bikini top and sash bottoms with its delicate dragonfly print in blues and purple. It looks and feels amazing.
Favorite brands Guria Beachwear (Brazilian brand) and Amoir Camaira (British brand).
3. Where did you study and which is your background?
I had no idea of retail, website design or social media management when I started. I knew what I wanted to do and spent many a sleepless night pulling it all together. I researched, joined forums and spoke to online and high-street store owners to find out about the good, the bad and the ugly. I've learn by my mistakes and still learn something new every day.
It's been trial and error to find the right brands, although they might produce some good quality designs and styles they are not so hot on customer service or working in partnership with small businesses!
4. How would you describe your style?
A collection of bikinis, swimwear and beachwear for women who spend their time by the pool or enjoying the fabulous beaches around the world, beach to bar lifestyle and high-life glamour.
5. Any celebrities wearing your designs?
Guria Beachwear bikinis are frequently seen on The Bachelorette, they have also been modelled in Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Dallas Cowboys Magazine, NY Jets calendar, Elle Canada and Muscle and Fitness magazine. Kourtney Kardashian has been seen wearing Guria Beachwear in the past.
Denise Van Outen, Amy Willerton, Melanie Sykes and Jess Wright have all been seen wearing Amoir Camaira.
6. Where do you sell your collections mostly?
Pink Tahiti is purely an online store. We are the only store on and offline in Europe to stock Guria Beachwear. Summer 2017 will see our first pop up space.
7. How do you see your business in future?
We aim to open our first bricks and mortar boutique within the next couple of years. The Pink Tahiti concept will stay the same, but hope to add our own swimwear brand to our collection.
Aren't them beautiful and absolutely sexy?
If you like them as much as me, come and visit me at Maiden-Art boutique, where you can shop your brazilian beachwear and combine them with a new choker necklace
See ya soon!