Loading... Please wait...

Blog - surfing

Stingersuits - 24 year

Posted by

The inspiration for this week’s blog comes from France, their recent election, and the very fashionable First Lady, Brigitte Trogneux who, just quietly, would totally rock an Exotic Waterwear stinger suit! Take a look at her fashion sense from casual to elegant!

Apart from the fame Emmanuel Macron received for becoming the youngest head of state since Napoleon seized power in 1799, much of the media attention has been given to the 25-year age difference between he and his older wife.

This all seems a tad sexist for the same attention wasn’t given to Donald Trump and his wife Melania, even though it’s the same age gap. Brigette is labeled as a “Cougar” while Donald gets a pat on the back for landing a “Trophy Wife”!

Apparently, Emmanuel and Brigitte’s story is one of “love at first sight” however, due to the fact he was a 15-year-old drama student of her’s, it was indeed forbidden love.

When at 18 he moved to Paris, Brigitte couldn’t be without him and soon left her family to follow her heart. Last year, in an interview for Match magazine, she said, “Love took everything in its path and led me to divorce. It was impossible to resist him.”

It seems the feeling is mutual as prior to the election Emmanuel said, “She will be at my side because she has always been at my side”.

When I look at the relationship I share with Neil, I see numerous parallels and can whole heartedly relate to what they are fortunate enough to have. Personally, I really didn’t believe the fairy tale that was love, never mind “love at first sight” until I met Neil in Canada 25 years ago.

As with most couples, we were initially attracted to one another physically, however, after spending an hour chatting about anything and everything you could think of, we knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives to together.

Interestingly, I could actually see myself growing old with this man. Like Brigitte I too followed my heart and married a younger man (except not quite the huge age gap). Doesn’t mean we are cougars, just smart!

Well, as it happens, on the 27th of this month we will be celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary. I know that 25 years is traditionally “Silver”. I propose we make 24 years “Stinger Suits”, nice and colourful!

Garage Sale Instead of Stinger Suits

Instead of stinger suits, last week I wrote about something called “Sea Bins” This week it’s all about decluttering via the garage sale or “dust bins”! It seems to me the human animal has an insatiable desire, undoubtedly within their DNA, to collect, store and hoard as much stuff (aka crap) as they can. People race [...]

Read More »


Ocean Seabins

Instead of writing about stinger suits, this week’s blog will highlight something called “Sea Bins”. The other night Neil and I were watching Foreign Correspondent on the ABC and saw an interesting documentary showing the tremendous environmental work these Aussie surfers are attempting to do.The whole idea is to produce an automated vacuum system that literally sucks in sea [...]

Read More »


Cyclone Debbie

This week’s blog focuses on cyclone Debbie and trust me, as fabulous as our stinger suits are, I don’t think they could have helped change the temperament of this angry girl!Meteorologists had been continually monitoring the buildup and were able to give advance warning as to the estimated pathway and subsequent landfall arrival time.Thankfully this information enabled people to [...]

Read More »


Surfest & Stinger Suits

Recently we were doing a stinger suit photo shoot on one of our local beaches and once more it struck me how extremely lucky I am to live where I do. It was yet another glorious picture perfect blue sky day and although quite warm, the beaches were not in any way what one would call “crowded”.One of our models [...]

Read More »


Stinger suits and sun protection

In last week’s blog I highlighted the effectiveness of an Exotic Waterwear UPF 50+ stinger suit in providing sun protection for your skin. I included a link to short video that is well worth watching however while doing background research I found another great video that has 3 ordinary people tell their story. Please do yourself and loved ones a favour [...]

Read More »


Stingersuit hides over indulgence

So, we’ve all come through the “silly season”, waded our way through endless feasts, drank our share of Christmas cheer, and were elated when Santa arrived with our new super funky stinger suit. It’ now time to try on that present, GULP, maybe I overindulged? Good news though…it hides cellulite and those extra bumps! Don’t panic, you’re not alone in [...]

Read More »


The night before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas and all water lovers Were thinking of the prezzies they were giving to others. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care But how could a new board ever fit there? The divers & boarders were all snug in their beds While visions of @exoticwaterwear danced in their heads. The kayakers & canoeists had sweet dreams that were legal The divers were Nemos [...]

Read More »


Christmas Stinger Suit Sale

Slushy snow, searing sun, smiling Santa, sensational stinger suit sale!That’s right fashionistas, the big day is closing in at a rapid rate of knots however there is still time to take advantage of our Christmas sale.If you act now you can have 20% off storewide prices or chose a FREE matching string bikini when you order a stinger suit, effectively [...]

Read More »


Crown of Thorns

The first time I saw a Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) was while testing a stinger suit design on the Barrier Reef in Northern Queensland.It’s been estimated that 40% of the reef from Cooktown to the Whitsundays has been destroyed by these pests. Each night a COTS will eat it’s own footprint area of healthy coral which equates to almost 11 square [...]

Read More »




Recent Updates

Newsletter


Connect with us: Facebook Pinterest