Tuesday, 29 November 2016

ebook - a perfect little Christmas gift!


Confidence issues are something that women of all age deal with.  Read how 'ladies of a certain age' dealt with this issue. Their words in cute little book featuring images from the Sandstorm photo shoot in 2015. It's heart-warming and gorgeous and only 26 pages long. A perfect quick read with a cuppa.

Click on the link above for a preview!

Friday, 11 November 2016

It's all about the bass!

 They say it's all about the bass, bout the base, bout the bass (so the song goes)!

Apparently men like a little more booty to hold at night (again not our words but the lyrics in a famous song)!
Soooooooooooo, we've created some gorgeous little hotpants/swimshorts and leggings to workout in in our 2017 signature prints - seahorses!  Hope you like them. More designs will be released on the website over the coming weeks. 10% profit on all items sold will go to Marine Conservation Society.










Monday, 31 October 2016

Miss Earth England - Luissa Burton

When we were approached by Miss Earth England 2016 to be the sponsor of her swimwear for the Miss Earth International finals, we were more than happy to help out any way we could. 

Luissa Burton is a thoughtful and inspirational model who is keen to promote an ethical and healthy lifestyle where you consider the environment and our place on this beautiful planet. 

Afterall #greenisthenewblack

So we discussed our up and coming campaign with Marine Conservation Society with her and we agreed to create a beautiful bikini highlighting the plight of seahorses in a wow colour combination which was England i.e. Red!  
We took Luissa's measurements and created a bikini specific to her personal needs.  
And the results ........ they speak for themselves. Luissa looked sensational in the resortwear competition (we watched her live streamed online).  Not only does the bikini look amazing it is functional and can be worn in water (afterall that's what bikinis are for).


 
For further information on  pricing for bespoke bikinis please email: lili@sandstormluxury.com

Monday, 3 October 2016

Miss Earth England - Green is the NEW Black!

We're delighted to announce we are supporting Miss Earth England - Luissa Burton on her journey to become Miss Earth 2016. 

#greenisthenewblack 

International model Luissa will wear pieces from our new 2017 collection at the grand finals. 

The Philippines once again plays host to the 16th edition of Miss Earth, the highly anticipated international environmental event crowns beauty queens who serve at the forefront of promoting environmental awareness. 
Our new collection draws attention to climate change and marine conservation issues. 







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Thursday, 1 September 2016

New Logo!

Well!
We've been a little on the quiet side (online) for a number of months.  But, we've been busy creating new everything!
New web content, new designs, new business partnerships. Even a new logo!
Here it is - it will start to populate all our online offering and tags etc from the new year!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

New Designs!

All to be revealed in September!

We've been working on an amazing new idea which brings together elements of fantasy, fiction and reality.

How does the saying go ...... life imitating art or is it art imitating life!

Exciting times ahead!

Working with illustrator Chrissy Vale in secret in Devon! The model has been chosen and so has our secret assignment.


Monday, 7 March 2016

Harmony Magic – Singing Holiday with Award Winning Composer - Helen Yeomans – 27th May to 3rd June 2016



Looking for a holiday with a difference this summer? How about singing morning, noon and night, discovering a beautiful Greece Island, having BBQs on the beach, making new friends and meeting likeminded people as you discover your voice from within?  If you like the sound of this holiday, then join award winning composer and choir director Helen Yeomans for an all-inclusive singing break on the Greek Island of Paros for only £595 including all meals workshops, coaching, car hire) – excludes price of flight.
With a beautiful broad repertoire of music from simple chants, gospel rock, world music and heart-felt original songs written by Helen, this fabulous singing holiday is a unique break away in the sun where you can learn something new. Whether you are an accomplished singer or even if you have never sung before you will be amazed at the beautiful soulful harmonies you will create under the patience and guidance of Helen.
Helen Yeomans is an international award winning song writer/composer and she is the founder and leader of the acclaimed a cappella choir Glorious Chorus. Glorious Chorus’s reputation has taken the choir around the country, including performances at Glastonbury festival, The Isle Of Wight Jazz Festival and Port Eliot Festival. Helen writes and/or arranges all the songs that the choir sings and runs workshops around the UK and abroad teaching her award-winning compositions.  She is also the director of Thula Mama Ltd, teaching songs to mothers and babies, and has franchised groups around the UK.  Helen's song 'Awaken' was chosen as a featured performance piece at 2009's 'Sing For Water' annual fundraiser at London's South Bank, as part of the Mayor's Thames Festival. Her songs were also chosen to be performed at the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2008 and 2009. In 2006 Helen’s song ‘Goddess’ was an Honourable Mention Winner at the Unisong international song writing Competition.  In 2015 she won the gospel/faith prize in a major international song writing competition with her show-stopping song ‘Saved’. With over 7,000 entries in the competition and winners from around the world, Helen is thrilled with this success.
Says Helen "One of the most rewarding aspects of my work to bring people out of their shell and express themselves through their voice".
It is no surprise that Helen is in demand for commissioned work and she is currently working with the Hull Freedom Choir for performances next year.
Helen’s ability to infuse groups with her passion and humour is magical! Expect tears, laughter, exquisite music, passion and lots of love. All in a beautiful family run hotel on the beach in Paros.

Testimonials from Paros:

"A really lovely week which surpassed all expectations. A comprehensive programme to complement the singing, led with great kindness. Workshops, trips, car hire, full board including meal out. Helen's teaching was as inspiring as ever." John
‘Not only did I discover I could sing, and enjoy it, but the holiday included so many other attractions, walks, swimming, visits to other locations included in the cost. The week exceeded my expectations in every way’ Andrew, UK

 For further information contact Helen Email: helen@gloriouschorus.co.uk

Friday, 5 February 2016

The must have Summer Accessory for Women with Big Beautiful Hair - I Can't BeWeave It - Swim Cap!


Calling all ladies who love their braids, dreadlocks, bouncy curls and hair extensions, here’s some fantastic news to get excited about (and it’s just in time for your holidays in 2016)!
The http://www.icantbeweaveit.co.uk swim cap is this year’s must have summer accessory.
Firstly imagine these scenarios; you’re invited to a day at the beach for a relaxing swim or a lovely day at a luxury spa with your loved one, family or friends - You’d love to go, but your hair says no!
Your body is willing but you know getting your weave or locks wet at the roots causes all sorts of headaches, and the thought of an itchy scalp or matted roots are just a couple things which stop ladies from getting involved with water based hobbies, events and past-times.
But ladies, worry no more and take the plunge into the pool with a super stretchy 100% silicone swimming cap from itcantbeweaveit.co.uk
The new to the British market icantbeweaveit.co.uk swim cap is available in a chic black or hot pink. It is a functional and stylish swimming or shower accessory which has been specifically designed for bulky hair and is perfect for ladies which big, bold hairstyles.
Word on the street is that these swim caps are adored by several high profile celebrities in the USA and as a result they are selling like hot cakes across the pond!
Still not sure the product is for you and still thinking about buying one of the icantbeweaveit.co.uk swim caps? Well, here are a few reviews from very satisfied customers
who are loving their swim caps.
Patricia “Perfect! Waist length dreadlocks all contained and the protection is pretty damned good”
Others:
“This is a brilliant product for extensions which I have just had done – hat fits perfectly”
“Perfect for my weave – it’s not flimsy”
To get your hands on this year’s must have summer accessory which only costs £19.99 and is offered with free shipping in the UK by icantbeweaveit.co.uk visit their link on the website at: icantbeweaveit.co.uk


Saturday, 28 November 2015

Move over super models - here come the the 'real' girls - The ladies of Totnes WI!



Move over super models here come the ‘real’ girls!  The women of the Totnes branch of the Women’sInstitute (WI)!
The ladies from the Totnes WI were offered the chance to become swimwear models for the day by UK Swim and Beachwear Designers SandstormLuxury.  12 members took up the challenge and the opportunity to experience something new and therefore embrace the WI’s ethos of empowerment of women.
 
The group along with a young and up and coming film-maker Henry Vinten who is also a local Totnesian descended on the beautiful grounds of Sharpham Trust Estate in South Devon at the end of October to create a thought provoking and beautiful set of images and short documentary film for a campaign called ‘inVisible’.
With no botox between them and literally hundreds of years in age between them, the women stripped off to prove ladies of a certain age are not invisible, that age is but a state of mind and that all women’s bodies should be celebrated.
Lili John, Creative Director for Sandstorm and Events Co-ordinator for Totnes WI said “when we came up the ‘inVisible’ campaign concept earlier this year we carefully thought about how we could inspire women of all ages to be themselves and celebrate their bodies.
 This is something we believe passionately in to the point that we are financially investing in research into this area via an MA programme.  It is refreshing to see that in a celebrity obsessed culture, women want to make a point of keeping things real and we totally support this trend. At Sandstorm we believe we should all stop, think and take note of who and what is important in our society”.
Kate Taylor – President of the Totnes WI branch said “most women have some body issues so to do something like this photo shoot is refreshing and it can help women get over their body issues”.
A short film has been produced to accompany the images from the photo shoot. Take a look at ‘inVisible’ which is a thought provoking 4 minute documentary. It gives an insight into the thoughts, feelings and motivation of everyone who contributed to the event.

Additional contributors (click on their links for more information):
Miss Beaujangles of Totnes 

If you would like further information about the inVisible campaign please contact: Lili@SandstormLuxury.com - Tel: 0843 523 6283

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Beautiful - Buddha & Beaded Boho Pendants!

We're loving these boho beaded pendants created by Lili Ceramics of Devon.

Lili who is a Ceramic Artist and creates beautiful artwork which is sold in galleries across Devon has turned her talents to creating stylish accessories which work perfectly either dressed up or down to create a totally unique/individual style.  Her eco-friendly fashion accessories have a delicate, luxurious look and they are so tactile!

Mix and match and layer up the pendants to be on-trend to create an effortlessly chic laid back look which so Autumn/Winter 2015.

These beautiful pieces are not available on the high street and with prices starting at just £8.50 for a necklace, they are an inexpensive designer accessory to make you stand out from the crowd.

The current collection called I 'heart' Buddha incorporates ceramic pendants, Buddha beads, leather and semi precious stones such as amethyst and rose quarz.


To purchase Lili's pieces contact her at: lilijohn1990@gmail.com

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Magical, Mystical Unicorns - we love them!

Do we ever really grow up and fall out of love with fantasy and fiction?

Little girls cross the globe love the little mermaid, Disney princesses and handsome heros. But as a beach fashion company it isn't always easy to take those themes and implement into our for collections for grown women.
However we are delighted that we have will be selling these beautiful unicorn items from Latin design house Paradizia in 2016.

After all, seriously who doesn't love unicorns?

These beautiful items will take you from the bedroom to the beach and then into a pool bar! They are truly stunning, made in luxurious fabrics with delicate lace, beading and embellishments.

We love them!



 
 To order them now for delivery in January 2016 please contact: enquiries@sandstormluxury.com




Thursday, 23 July 2015

Poolside Glamour!



Poolside Glamour - this short phrase conjures up so many wonderful images! 
Imagine; long lazy days chilling out by pool with an ice cold cocktail in hand, a good book and no need to be anywhere for anybody!
No doubt whilst day dreaming this luxury lifestyle you can see yourself looking effortlessly chic and elegant and totally comfortable with how you look in your poolside attire!

At Sandstorm we offer women an incredible array of swimwear and kaftans to suit all shapes, sizes and budgets.
Beautiful bold bikinis in mix and match sizes for the perfect fit and stunning swimsuits which will flatter your figure.
And when you need to pop into your villa or hotel for brunch, lunch or a light snack, we have an incredible collection of fashionable yet timeless covers and kaftans to complement your bathing suit and cover your modesty and dreamy accessories to complete your look!

 

Feel free to visit our online store or email us to find out about our VIP personal shopper experience.
Use code: Poolside to claim 10% discount on your order.
For further information email: enquiries@sandstormluxury.com