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Mik Zazon in Puerto Rico with Coco Reef Swim

December 13, 2019

At the beginning of the summer, we traveled to Puerto Rico with Mik Zazon. Mik Zazon is a passionate creator, writer, speaker and business owner who lives to help women feel more at home in their bodies. We were thrilled to bring Mik along on our photoshoot to wear our new collection of bra-sized swimsuits and teach women to feel comfortable and confident during swimsuit season. Her passion for body positivity and female empowerment is what we love about this beautiful woman, and it was only natural for us to celebrate the obvious synergies between Mik and Coco Reef, and have her share the Coco Reef message with women all over the world. Shop the new collection, available online now

Introducing Mik Zazon:

 

Behind the Scenes from Puerto Rico:

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The difference between me & a model wearing the same bathing suit and same size?? I’m not even going to lie, this really tested my confidence. Put your hands up if you’ve bought a swimsuit subconsciously thinking that SOMEHOW the swimsuit was going to look the same as it did on the girl modeling it. 🙋🏼‍♀️🙅🏼‍♀️ The amount of times I have felt so much shame in my body because this has happened…. the number does not exist lol. I just want to let you know that your beauty relies on you being different. It’s normal to have bumps, marks, and skin that others don’t. ALL bodies are good bodies. So the next time your mind is telling you otherwise, speak back to it and say, “I am not going to expect anything of my body other than showing up as I am”. That right there is healthier than saying “no” to the food you’ve wanted to eat in order to be skinnier or to look different. #mentalhealthawareness #normalizenormalbodies #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bikini #bikinigirl

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For the longest time i hated wearing swimsuits because I could never look like models or even my friends. Going in and out of stores and trying on bikinis watching my stomach bulge over the fabric and my heart sinking. I’m so thankful for @cocoreefswim for creating swimwear that allows me to show up as I am, and confident as ever. (For my bigger chested ladies.. every bathing suit is by bra size!!! 🙌🏼) If you want a chance to win your choice of swimwear from this amazing company, head on over to their latest post and enter! How to enter: Go to the post and tag a friend, give them a compliment (hype her up!!) and make sure you are following @cocoreefswim !! #flauntyourshape #cocoreefswim #bodypositive

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Mik’s Favorite Suit:

 

 

Mik and our models, Lindley Jones and Katya Zwara on location in Puerto Rico

 

Mik modeling and posing with our photographer in the Bliss bikini set!

 

Fashion Guest Blogger Social

Flaunt Your Shape in Coco Reef Swim: Meet Our Muse, Emily Gellis

May 3, 2019
Emily Gellis, NYC Influencer, Coco Reef Swim, Flaunt Your Shape, LYCRA Brand

When I was first approached to work on this campaign with Coco Reef Swim and LYCRA® brand I was so excited for a multitude of reasons! First and foremost because I believe body positivity is so important in today’s society.  Being that I am a full-time influencer I spend a tremendous amount of time on social platforms such as Instagram, and it is very difficult not to compare yourself to others.  It is easy to slip into the pattern of thinking, “I should be skinnier”, “I should travel more”, “I should be married already with kids”, so on and so forth. I always try and remind my friends who are not full-time influencers that what they are seeing on social media is often the best of the best. Everyone does not look and feel their best 365 days of the year, that would be outright crazy! So it’s important to remember to love yourself, and love the skin you’re in, to understand that everyone has their own path and their own journey and that wherever you are is where you are meant to be.

Emily Gellis, NYC Influencer, Flaunt Your Shape, Coco Reef Swim, LYCRA Brand

There are ways to help yourself feel more confident in the skin you’re in, and that is what is so exciting about working on this campaign. As a former buyer and stylist, I have spent a lot of time over the years testing and feeling fabrics. I can attest to the fact that there are ways to dress that can enhance the features you love about yourself.  When you feel comfortable in your skin and comfortable in what you wear, you automatically feel more confident. I was even shocked on the day we arrived to shoot this campaign at how wonderful the fabric with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber feels on your body.

Coco Reef Swimwear was established with the mission to enhance, support, and sculpt a woman’s figure in bra-sized swimwear that flatters curves and inspires confidence.  Coco Reef Swimwear has established itself as a fit-focused and fashionable bra sized swimwear brand.

As a curvy girl, finding swimsuits used to be laughable. I cannot tell you how many times I ordered a bathing suit online that covered half a boob, and not even 1/3 of my bum! Every time I would look in the mirror and kind of giggle, “who fits into these?” I thought! Honestly, they were so small on me, that I could only laugh. After I was done giggling, I was like “Now what? I still need a swimsuit and I’m stuck with nada!”

Alas, Coco Reef Swim and LYCRA® brand TO THE RESCUE! Every single piece I wore during this shoot provided comfortable coverage that both looked and felt amazing. They weren’t too tight, they fit just right with room to breathe. We were even dancing on set and everything stayed where it was supposed to! ? Coco Reef swimwear is designed with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber which ensures a great fit, all season long. LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber resists fit loss and fiber breakage caused by UV, pool water, chlorine, and sunscreen, giving you long-lasting shape, style and fit that resists bag and sag.

Flaunt Your Shape, Coco Reef Swim, LYCRA Brand

 

I am really proud to have worked on this campaign with such an amazing group of girls and I am so happy that companies like Coco Reef Swim and LYCRA® are pushing forward to include girls of all shapes, sizes, and colors in their campaigns. Most important is to be kind and to love yourself! Make sure you check out more from Coco Reef Swim and LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber Flaunt Your Shape campaign here! Happy Friday Babes!

xoxo,

Emily Gellis