While growing up, I have always poked my nose in some kind of hobby/business venture… From my grape juice & fresh fruit stand (because all the kids were doing lemonade and I wanted grape!), to friendship bracelets, to shoe laces that matches your top (lol, don’t ask), to handmade lingerie (Glamgerie™ )… and then KTRcollection happened. I was tired of seeing over-priced skirts & dresses and not seeing enough prints or colors that I love. So I started making them at home and posted them on my style blog KTRstyle in 2012. I guess you can say with all of my previous hobbies, I started making swimsuit also out of my own agony for not being able to find certain looks that I love.
Swimsuits: KTRSWIM by KTRcollection | Bodychain: Monee Elizabeth | Photos by NLReed | Location: St. John, USVI
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…Even though I’m not much of a swimmer, I love the beach and maybe that’s why swimsuits has always been an obsession of mine. I particularly love styles that are a reminiscent of the 1940s & 50s, so when I started working on KTRSWIM early last year, I wanted to create something that has a vintage feel to it. I love the modesty of the one piece and the versatility of the high waist bottoms, but I also wanted something that’s fresh, playful, edgy, and a little sassy yet classy. I’m a firm believer that a one piece and high waist swimsuit is just as sexy as any string bikinis. It’s leaving a little mystery that’s kind of sexy to me. Plus, since I’m usually stuffing my face after laying out, what better way is there to cinch the hell out of my stomach than a lycra swimsuit?! :)
I hope you love this line as much as I do! You can choose from size S, M, L but for a more accurate fit, there’s an option for you to enter your exact bust, waist and hips measurements. I totally recommend making sure you get measured before placing your order because each piece will be hand made, one by one to fit each customer’s size and color request. Therefore, all pieces will take 2-4 weeks to complete depending on current volume of orders. Also, Prints tend to sell out quickly and may not be relisted, but I’ll be adding more prints in the coming weeks with updates via my Instagram. If you have any suggestions/feedback, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I really love the swimwear!
All beautiful, finale someone with some sense of good tested!!
I want them all…they are FABULOUS!
wow I really love the swimwear!
Hi Love all your swim suits . Please restock the floral lace up in cream
Good job on the line Miss KTR!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE restock the tropocal paradise two piece!!
Wow, the photography, the backdrop, the poses and the swimsuits!! You are so amazing! I want each and every one of these suits!
I need all of your suits!!
HAHA! Grape juice and fresh fruit stand? How old were you?!! I bet you were a little entrprenaur even at a young age and the shoe lace strings to match top, I’d totally buy! LOL. Love your energy, humor, and you seem like such an awesome all around person. So talented and such a hardworker! I admire you so much and in my head, you’re my best friend. Haha! Happy belated bday KT! Wishing you nothing but the best. You deserve it!
WOW!! WOW!!! WOW!!!! SCREAMING!! This is so amazing KT! I have been following you for some time and you are such an amazing inspiration to me. I think you said you worked a full time job, and run your own buisness, has a blog to upkeep and now came out with a swimline too? WOW, and let’s not forget how gorgeous these suits are! My favorite is the one piece pink one! All of these photos are so amazing as well!! CONGRATS!