Splash Into Summer

Photography: Andrea Hutchinson

Stylist: Liz Bingham

Contributing Stylist: Laura deRome

Wardrobe Assistant: Mariah Kline

Location: Private Residence of Joe Wood

Makeup: Daniel Strasser, Creative Director of Clique Boutique

Models:
Anne Baldridge
Liz Bingham
John Carloftis
Janice Carter Levitch
Chris deRome
Laura deRome
Erin Frank
Ricardo González
Ingrid Hernandez
Sarah Levitch
Patricia McQuade
Josh Miller
Penny Peavler
Janell Samuels

Woo Speed
Daniel Strasser

Liz Bingham

Chevron knots top, $100; Suspended bottoms, $110, available from Cannonball swimwear. Ava & Aiden scarf, $24.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Hat from stylist’s personal collection.

Janell Samuels

Cut-out one piece, $200, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Kate Spade scarf, $28; pearl necklace, $16; Jeffrey Campbell mules, $32, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses, $99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

Laura deRome

White knots top, $100; Honey Ryder bottoms, $100, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Calvin Klein visor, $24.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Earrings, $42.95, available at Discoveries. Sunglasses and shoes from model’s personal collection.

Chris deRome

Custom men’s shorts, $130, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Linen shirt, $39.99; Ray-Ban sunglasses, $119.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Hat from model’s personal collection.


Janice Carter Levitch

Cut-out one piece, $220, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Cover up, shoes and sunglasses from model’s personal collection.

 

Anne Baldridge

Colorblock top, $110; Peach cheekies, $110, available from Cannonball Swimwear.

Laura deRome

Cosmic flower top, $110; cosmic flower high-leg bottom, $110, available from Cannonball Swimwear.

Sarah Levitch

Gingham two-piece suit, $220, available from Cannonball Swimwear.

Woo Speed

Custom two-piece set, $240, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Earrings, $42.91; bracelet, $72.91; fan, $22.95, available at Discoveries. Marc by Marc Jacobs purse, $125; Alchimia Di Ballin shoes, $90; San Diego Hat Co. visor, $12, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Karl Lagerfeld sunglasses, $59.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

Patricia McQuade

Custom cranes one piece, $220, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Ava & Aiden scarf, $24.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Narciso Rodriguez pumps, $28; hat, $12, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment.

Laura deRome

Twisted tank top, $100; basic high leg bottom, $100, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Calvin Klein visor, $24.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Missoni scarf, $32, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Earrings, $42.95, available at Discoveries. Sunglasses and shoes from model’s personal collection.

Penny Peavler

Cupshe swimsuit, $18; red and turquoise necklace, $16; ring, $18 available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Gold necklace, $62.95, available at Discoveries. Celine sunglasses, $149.99; available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Rhode Lena dress, $385, available at Circe.

Jon Carloftis

Linen shirt, $49.99; Trunks Surf & Swim Co. shorts, $24.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Hat, sunglasses and watch from model’s personal collection.

Erin Frank

Liberty print top and bottom set, $210, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Soludos wedges, $18; Kate Spade sunglasses, $58; necklace, $12; tote bag, $12, Eric Javits hat, $16, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Stone bracelet, $86.95, available at Discoveries.

Josh Miller

Custom men’s shorts, $130, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Saks Fifth Avenue hat, $39.99; Burberry sunglasses, $89.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Necklace, $16; bracelet, $12, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Cover up from stylist’s personal collection. Rings from model’s personal collection.

Ingrid Hernandez

Plunging one piece, $180, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Betmar hat, $10, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Earrings, $36.91; ring, $62.95, necklace, $62.95, available at Discoveries. Bracelet from model’s personal collection.

Ricardo González

Linen shirt, $39.99; Trunks Surf & Swim Co. Swami shorts, $24.99; Ray-Ban sunglasses, $89.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

Janell Samuels

Cut-out one piece, $200, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Necklace, $26; hat, $10; Alex Marie pumps, $32, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Earrings, $32.92; Ghana-made fan, $22.95, available at Discoveries. Bujibaja straw bag, $104, available at Circe.

Ingrid Hernandez

Custom two-piece, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Ray-Ban sunglasses, $119.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

Woo Speed

Custom rashguard top, $110; basic high leg bottom, $100, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Sunglasses from model’s personal collection.

Patricia McQuade

Shiny tankini tank, $100; Dark Garden bottoms, $110, available from Cannonball Swimwear. Stella and Dot scarf, $15, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Earrings, $42.91; bracelet, $62.95, available at Discoveries. Burberry sunglasses, $89.99, available at Saks OFF 5th at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

Daniel Strasser

Necklace, $58, available at Discoveries.


Swimsuit Ready

We asked our pool party participants to weigh in on what self love and acceptance look like to them.

Laura deRome

Cannonball Swimwear Owner and Designer

“My mission is to explore and celebrate the very edges of who we can be as people while simultaneously embracing the heart of who we already are.”

Liz Bingham

The Voice-Tribune Events Coordinator and Fashion Stylist

“Self acceptance is about loving all of yourself, even your ‘flaws,’ because they are what make you, you and are the most unique and beautiful. No one is perfect. It’s about accepting what God gave you and surrounding yourself with others who accept you just as you are, too.”

Janice Carter Levitch

The Voice-Tribune Columnist

“To discover who we truly are translates to being comfortable in your own skin and knowing there is beauty within all of us. Self respect translates to self care. Honoring your body mirrors how we perceive ourselves and how we present ourselves to the world. Be confident enough to look in the mirror and be satisfied with what you see. If there isn’t a sufficient satisfaction, then elevate your thoughts to enhance what is needed deep within the consciousness to change your perception.”

Josh Miller (he/him/his)

Co-Founder + CEO of IDEAS xLab

“Someone recently reminded me that I don’t ‘blend into the crowd.’ I have a certain way I see the world, a set of expectations I have for myself, and I want that to shine through – to evoke curiosity. Self acceptance has been a reminder that it’s not just about showing up for me, but to spur change for generations to come.”

Daniel Strasser

Clique Boutique Creative Director

“I provide a space for everyone to fulfill all their beauty desires. I curate an inspirational experience for my clients designed to create, evoke and transform. Makeup should be the tool used for the complete exhibition of a woman’s inner strength and unique personality. “I do not make-up – I make ART!”

Woo Speed

Attitude Coordinator

“Apositive body image gives me the confidence to be myself throughout the day.”

Ricardo González

Associate Broker + JD, Keller Williams Realty Louisville East

“You can’t expect epic from the ordinary. Love all passionately, work intensely and live life to the fullest. (It’s) not for everybody to like and/or accept, but I would not live life any other way.”

Penelope “Penny” Peavler

Frazier History Museum President and CEO

“I am 51 years old. I know who I am, and I know where I come from. The body that I have has borne me two children; these legs have carried me all over the world on adventures; and these arms have enabled me to work in this community for 30 years. I gave up on being anyone other than who I am many years ago. Loving others begins with loving yourself. It’s critical in today’s society that we model for our children and their peers how important self love and self acceptance is. I am confident in who I am as a person, and I’m just as confident in a bathing suit as I am in a business suit.”

Ingrid Hernandez

President of INgrid Design

“We are our own brand. It is important to represent yourself authentically for people to believe in you. Confidence in myself has been critical in projecting my abilities and achieving success. This comes from within, with all my heart and mind. This is the image I like to reflect, from the inside out.”

Anne Baldridge

The Voice-Tribune Editorial/Event Coordinating Intern

“Positive body image means embracing your real, true self. Especially in our world today, people continue to use social media as a flaw platform. We should be proud of who we are, no matter the size you wear, and learn to be confident in our own skin.”

Sarah Levitch

Student at New York University Tisch School of the Arts

“I believe that body positivity comes from not comparing yourself to others and feeling confident in your body, whether that feeling comes from working out or eating your favorite dessert.”

Erin Frank

Sales Representative at Cintas, Pure Barre Instructor

“I have learned to accept where I am and be excited about where I want to go. As the great Ru Paul said, ‘If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you going to love someone else?’”

Patricia McQuade

Jefferson County Public Schools Teacher and Founder of Louisville Listens Project

“Staying open to new experiences and developing new friendships are keys to lifelong personal development.”

Christopher Francis deRome

Oates Co-Owner/General Manager at Ostra and Lead Singer of Ocifer    

“It takes practice to love yourself, vulnerability to admit it. Look for the light in others and accept the light that you give.”

Janell Samuels

Market Director, Saint Joseph Health Foundations and Philanthropist

“Positive body image is about embracing the way you look at various stages of your life. If more of us thought of our bodies as temporary, we would have more compassion for the fluctuations we see. We might even surprise ourselves by stepping boldly and bravely whereas we treaded lightly before.”

Jon Carloftis

Garden Designer

“I have always been very uncomfortable having pictures made and usually cringe after seeing them. But I have always had great confidence in knowing you’d be hard pressed to find a better personality on earth – and that is something that anyone can develop.”